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SACRED CRUCIFIX Finish Mixing Debut Album

Reunited Finnish death metallers SACRED CRUCIFIX have finished mixing their full-length debut at Tonebox Studio in Oulu, Finland for a fall release through Poison Arrow Records. The mastering session if scheduled for Saturday (August 28) at Finnvox studio in Helsinki. As previously reported, the quartet — who consist of Janne Kela (drums), Miku Mertanen (bass ...

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OZZFEST 2004, VAN HALEN, KISS, RUSH Concert Grosses Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER, DIMMU BORGIR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & others Venue: Journal Pavilion City/State: Albuquerque, N.M. Date: Aug. 3, 2004 Gross Sales: $807,667 Attendance: 14,171 Capacity: 14,171 Shows: 1 Sell-Outs: 1 Prices: ...

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ZO2 In Talks With Major Label

Brooklyn, NY-based trio ZO2, who recently came off a support slot on the KISS/POISON "Rock the Nation" U.S. tour, are rumored to be negotiating a deal with Atlantic Records. The band, who are currently promoting their debut album, "Tuesdays & Thursdays", released independently on their own Splivey Cool Entertainment Inc. label, are also said to ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Perform Showcase Gig In Japan

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White will be traveling to Japan in early September to perform a special showcase gig with young Japanese guitarist Takayoshi Omura at Club Citta in Tokyo. Omura's debut album, entitled "Nowhere To Go", features guest appearances by White, Mark Boals (RING OF FIRE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Richie ...

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LAMB OF GOD: 'Laid To Rest' Video Posted Online

LAMB OF GOD's video for the their new single, "Laid to Rest", has been made available online in Quicktime format at this location (courtesy of Timecode Entertainment). The clip, which was shot late last month with director Chris Sims (EIGHTEEN VISIONS, POISON THE WELL), features performance footage combined with the conceptual footage that ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Downplays His Ego And The MUCHMUSIC Incident

In a brand-new interview with Canada's ChartAttack.com, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach insisted that his strong character is often perceived the wrong way. "Everyone thinks I have this insanely wild image," he said. "It's funny to me though. It's from stuff like the incident with George at MuchMusic [in which Bach walked out of ...

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EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE: How I Would Beat Up BRITNEY SPEARS

Goth Boy of WNCI interviewed EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee at their show in Columbus, Ohio. Lee voiced her disgust with the great weather, hoping for rain to depress the event. Lee listed black as her favorite color, followed by deep purple, then she put Britney Spears on blast. Asked if she ever met Britney in ...

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KISS: Tampa And Pensacola Shows Cancelled

The KISS/POISON concerts postponed from Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1 in Tampa and Pensacola, respectively, have been cancelled. "Due to commitments with tour routing we were unable to reschedule this date," reads a posting on KISS' web site. "Patrons holding tickets for this performance can receive refunds at point of purchase. Online and ...

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LAMB OF GOD Film New Video

On July 23, LAMB OF GOD filmed the first video for their upcoming CD on Epic, titled "Ashes of The Wake". The video was shot for the track "Laid to Rest", which is the song featured on the Ozzfest CD sampler that is being handed out at the festival. The "Laid to Rest" video was ...

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BREAKINGFORM To Perform At KISS/POISON 'Rock The Nation' Tour

BREAKINGFORM, a Jagermeister-sponsored band from the Washington, D.C. area, will be playing the side stage at two stops of the KISS/POISON "Rock the Nation" tour this weekend. The band will perform an acoustic set at the Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA on Saturday, July 24 and an electric set at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Virginia Beach ...

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POISON: 2002 Tour Rider Posted Online

The Smoking Gun, a web site that posts original documents on the Internet, has obtained POISON's backstage rider for their 2002 tour. The contract rider includes specifications on stage design, sound systems, lighting rigs, as well as an artist's wish list — from transportation and billing to dressing room accommodations and meals. A couple of ...

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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer MARK BOALS Records Guest Appearance For Japanese Guitarist

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current RING OF FIRE vocalist Mark Boals recently recorded two songs for young Japanese guitarist named Takayoshi Omura. Omura's debut album, entitled "Nowhere To Go", features additional guest appearances by Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE, ex-RAINBOW) and Richie Kotzen (ex-MR. BIG, POISON). An August 25 release through Yamaha Music in Japan is expected. ...

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DROWNING POOL Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

DROWNING POOL will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, July 19. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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POISON Singer: 'Every Rose' Is The 'Freebird' Of Our Generation

Jeff Vrabel of the Chicago Sun-Times writes: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", POISON's quintessential breakup song of the glitzy '80s — that lighter-waving weeper, occasional prom theme and karaoke nightmare — is the Godzilla of the monster ballads, demolishing all others in its path (In the interest of fairness, we'll call BON JOVI's "I'll Be ...

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MEGADETH: Complete Reissue Details Revealed

www.cdon.com has posted what appears to be the complete track listing for the upcoming MEGADETH reissues, due on July 27 through Capitol Records. A total of seven albums from the group's back catalogue as well as the MD45 record re-sung by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine have been remixed and remastered and will feature ...

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SHADOWS FALL: 'The Art of Balance' Passes 100,000 Sales Mark

SHADOWS FALL have achieved another great milestone in their already illustrious career, as their latest album, "The Art of Balance", has officially surpassed the 100,000 mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is a huge accomplishment not only for the band, but also for Century Media, who have both grown considerably over the past few years. ...

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KISS/POISON: Seattle Gig Cancelled

Wednesday night's (June 23) KISS/POISON at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle has been canceled, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is fighting a sore throat and fever and was advised by doctors not to perform, according to the report. White River issued a statement saying, "Gene feels the fans deserve only ...

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