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IGNITE To Enter Studio In October

Recently signed to Abacus Recordings, southern California hardcore/punk titans IGNITE are preparing to enter the studio next month to record their third full-length album. The band's first studio CD since 2000's "A Place Called Home" will be produced by Cameron Webb (SILVERSTEIN, SUM 41, MOTÖRHEAD) and is tenatively scheduled for an early 2006 release. Formed ...

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Majestic - GAMMA RAY

When Kai Hansen left HELLOWEEN way back when, he took a large portion of that band's eccentricity with him, put to great use in GAMMA RAY. The band's core has always been the European style of power metal that Hansen helped found, but GAMMA RAY has always been willing to indulge a gloriously ludicrous streak. ...

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RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER Sign To RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of criminal thrash masterminds, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER. The band's Relapse Records debut, "Buried in the Front Yard", will see an October 11 release date. The Philadelphia, PA quintet administers waves of relentless energy on "Buried in the Front Yard". Spinning speed metal into gold, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER's DISSECTION vs. KREATOR-esque metal ...

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IGNITE Sign With ABACUS RECORDINGS

Southern California's IGNITE, who hail from Orange County, have officially inked a worldwide deal with Abacus Recordings, a subsidiary label of Century Media. IGNITE is one of the most recent signings to the L.A.-based label, who have also recently signed TURBONEGRO and THE JULIANNA THEORY. Singer Zoli Teglas proclaimed, "It feels good to get the ...

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CRESCENT SHIELD Begin Recording Debut Album

CRESCENT SHIELD, the California-based traditional melodic metal band featuring vocalist Michael Grant (ONWARD, LEGENDMAKER), guitarist Dan DeLucie (DESTINY'S END), drummer Craig Anderson (ENGINE, SEVEN WITCHES, IGNITE), and bassist Melanie Sisneros (SINERGY, THE IRON MAIDENS, NEW EDEN), have entered their own studio to begin recording their debut album, tentatively due later in the year through an ...

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Size Matters - HELMET

When listening to early HELMET, I always got this feeling of a massive wall of concrete rumbling across and flattening everything in its path. The band sounded so tight, so heavy, and so monolithic that it always generated a feeling of massive, controlled power. Frontman Page Hamilton's vocals veered effectively between a raging howl and ...

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EASTPAK RESISTANCE TOUR: RAMALLAH Removed From The Bill

The organizers of the upcoming Eastpak Resistance Tour have removed RAMALLAH from the trek's lineup after they were unable to get a 100 percent confirmation from the band. In addition, SLAPSHOT have been confirmed as the "special guests" between November 19 and November 28, with various European acts occupying the support slot at different shows. ...

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EASTPAK RESISTANCE 2004: Tour Dates Announced

SICK OF IT ALL, 7 SECONDS, THE BONES, SLAPSHOT, WALLS OF JERICHO, UNEARTH and RAMALLAH will be teaming up for the 2004 edition of the Eastpak Resistance European tour, set to kick off November 5 in Geneva, Switzerland. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 05 - Vernier Sur Rock - Geneva, SWI Nov. 06 - ...

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DISBELIEF Replace GRIMFIST At Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

German death metallers DISBELIEF have replaced Norway's GRIMFIST at the 11th edition of With Full Force festival, a three-day event set to be held July 2-4 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig, Germany. GRIMFIST were forced to withdraw from the festival following their split with drummer Horgh (HYPOCRISY, ex-IMMORTAL). The complete list of bands confirmed ...

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7 SECONDS Confirmed For EASTPAK RESISTANCE European Tour

Seminal punk rockers 7 SECONDS have been confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Eastpak Resistance European tour, tentatively set to take place in November. As previously reported, also confirmed for the trek are veteran New York hardcore band SICK OF IT ALL. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. Last year's Eastpak Resistance ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

SOULFLY have been confirmed for the 11th edition of With Full Force festival, a three-day event set to be held July 2-4 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig, Germany. The complete list of bands set to appear at the festival is as follows: A.O.K. ADJUDGEMENT AGNOSTIC FRONT ATROCITY BEATSTEAKS BENEDICTION BILLY TALENT BLOOD FOR BLOOD ...

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SICK OF IT ALL Confirmed For EASTPAK RESISTANCE European Tour

Veteran New York hardcore band SICK OF IT ALL are the first act confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Eastpak Resistance European tour, tentatively set to take place in November. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. Last year's Eastpak Resistance tour featured headliners SUICIDAL TENDENCIES alongside MADBALL, IGNITE, DEATH BY STEREO, SWORN ...

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France's FURY FEST: Final Lineup Announced

The final lineup has been announced for the for the 2004 edition of Fury Fest, a three-day event set to take place June 25-27 at the Park Des Expositions in Le Mans, France. The complete schedule for the festival is as follows: Main Stage: Friday, June 25: SOULFLY TESTAMENT HATEBREED DROPKICK MURPHYS THE HAUNTED IGNITE ...

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Former KYUSS Singer To Perform At 'Dance Music Awards'

Former KYUSS vocalist John Garcia will perform live with THE CRYSTAL METHOD at "DanceStar USA - The American Dance Music Awards" on Tuesday, March 9 at Bayfront Park Amphitheater in downtown Miami. Garcia and THE CRYSTAL METHOD will perform the track "Born Too Slow", which the current UNIDA frontman co-wrote and recorded with THE CRYSTAL ...

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TWISTED SISTER, TOMMY LEE Confirmed For Hungary's POWERFEST

TWISTED SISTER and former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer TOMMY LEE have been added to the list of artists set to perform at Powerfest, a weekend-long festival that blends the best in music, motor sports, and entertainment. The three-day event will make its debut on August 1-3 in Budapest, Hungary. Each morning will blast off with a ...

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EASTPAK RESISTANCE 2003: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the 2003 edition of Eastpak Resistance European tour, set to kick off in early November. The trek, which will include performances by SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MADBALL, IGNITE, DEATH BY STEREO, ROGER & THE DISASTERS, BACKFIRE! and LENGTH OF TIME, will hit the following cities, among others: Nov. 14 – München, ...

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EASTPAK RESISTANCE 2003: First Tour Dates Announced

The first dates have been announced for the 2003 edition of Eastpak Resistance European tour, set to kick off in early November. The trek, which will include performances by SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MADBALL, IGNITE, DEATH BY STEREO, ROGER & THE DISASTERS, BACKFIRE! and LENGTH OF TIME, will hit the following cities, among others: Nov. 14 – ...

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MUDVAYNE Singer Talks About Touring Plans, New Video

MUDVAYNE singer Chud (a.k.a. Chad Gray) recently spoke to MTV.com about how the band hooked up with LINKIN PARK, XZIBIT and BLINDSIDE for the upcoming Projekt Revolution tour, which launches April 8 in Rochester, New York. "We're friends with [LINKIN PARK]," Chud explained of the seemingly unusual pairing. "We were on Ozzfest together. They were ...

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IGNITE Part Ways With Drummer

Former TVT Records recording artists IGNITE have parted ways with drummer Craig Anderson. No reason was given for Anderson's departure. Craig has recently been playing shows with Metal Blade recording artists ENGINE, filling in for drummer Pete Parada who is on tour with FACE TO FACE. ENGINE will be playing at the Blackbird Rock Festival ...

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