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Review: 5,000 Cram Haskins Center For IRON MAIDEN

Victor R. Martinez of El Paso Times reports that "it was a great night to be a metal head Monday (August 18) at the Don Haskins Center, where MOTÖRHEAD, DIO and the metal powerhouse IRON MAIDEN gave more than 5,000 fans vintage performances complete with guitar and drum solos and a lot of loud music. ...

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Ex-BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Members Forming New Band

Ex-BLACK DAHLIA MURDER bassist Dave Lock and vocalist Trevor Strnad are currently seeking a drummer and a second guitarist for a full-time death metal project, with influences ranging from MALEVOLENT CREATION, MONSTROSITY, and HATE ETERNAL to "Divine Intervention"-era SLAYER. The drummer must be able to blast and have tremendous double-bass skills. Lock and Strnad are ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'My Dad The Rock Star' Cartoon To Bow In September

Bill Brioux of the Toronto Sun reports that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is "the dude behind 'My Dad The Rock Star', one of several fall gems unveiled yesterday (August 12) in Toronto at a press conference for various Alliance Atlantis networks. " 'My Dad The Rock Star', featuring a platform-wearing, clown-faced guitar slasher named Rock ...

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DON DOKKEN: New Material Sounds Like 'Tooth And Nail'

Don Dokken has posted the following message to DOKKEN's official web site: "Hi everybody, it's been a long time since I've posted a note. As you know we've been on tour almost a year and a half, and a lot has happened during that time. Member changes tough tours and law suits to boot! After ...

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DEEP PURPLE/URIAH HEEP Supergroup To Begin Mixing Debut Album

The new supergroup featuring members of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and OZZY OSBOURNE's former bass player Bob Daisley is putting the finishing touches on its debut album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The as-yet-unnamed band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP) on drums, Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) and ...

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KING'S X To Open For SAMMY HAGAR In Texas

Due to a last minute cancellation by LYNYRD SKYNYRD, KING'S X will be opening for SAMMY HAGAR this Friday and Saturday. Upcoming KING'S X tour dates: Aug. 08 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (w/ SAMMY HAGAR) Aug. 09 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre (w/ SAMMY HAGAR) Sep. 07 - Zoetermeer, ...

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Former SAIGON KICK Singer Announces Solo Gigs

Former SAIGON KICK frontman Matt Kramer has confirmed two solo gigs in New York in late September. The details are as follows: Sunday, September 28 - 10:00 p.m. Don Hill's 511 Greenwich St. at Spring St. New York City, NY http://donhills.com Monday, September 29 - 10:00 p.m. The Villiage pub 1509 Main Street Port Jefferson ...

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STAIND Guitarist Speaks Out On LO-PRO

STAIND's official web site Staind.com has posted an audio recording of guitarist Mike Mushok talking about LO-PRO, the first signing to STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis' new Geffen/Interscope imprint label, 413 Records. Listen to it here. As previously reported, LO-PRO feature in their ranks former ULTRASPANK members Pete Murray (vocals) and Neil Godfrey (guitar), ...

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DEEP PURPLE Keyboardist To Guest On METALIUM CD

DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) will make a guest appearance on the forthcoming album from Germany's METALIUM, "In League As One - Chapter Four", tentatively due in late 2003 through Massacre Records. The follow-up to last year's "Hero-Nation Chapter III" will reportedly contain the longest song of METALIUM's career — ...

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CATHEDRAL Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

U.K.-based cult doom rockers CATHEDRAL have signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's follow-up to last year's "The VIIth Coming" is tentatively due in early 2004. CATHEDRAL were previously signed to Dream Catcher Records in Europe and Spitfire Records in the U.S. CATHEDRAL will be teaming up with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and SAMAEL ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY, NDE, BRICK BATH: Tour Dates Announced

The Crash Music Tour, featuring Crash Music recording artist SINGLE BULLET THEORY, NDE and BRICK BATH, with special guests SHADOWDANCE, will hit the following cities during August/September: Aug. 10 - Baltimore, MD - Mind Rage 2 fest @ The Thunder dome (SBT only) Aug. 12 - Clifton, NJ - Connections (SHADOWDANCE, SBT only) Aug. 13 ...

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LO-PRO To Release Debut In August

LO-PRO, the new project featuring former ULTRASPANK members Pete Murray (vocals) and Neil Godfrey (guitar), along with ex-GODSMACK drummer Tommy Stewart and former SNOT/AMEN bassist Jon "Tumor" Fahnestock, will release their debut album on August 26 through STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis' new Geffen/Interscope imprint label, 413 Records. The self-titled CD (see cover here) ...

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DEATH ANGEL: East Coast Dates Announced

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will embark on a short East Coast tour in early September. Prior to those dates, the group will play three headlining shows on the West Coast, including an appearance at the Seattle Metal Fest in late August. Upcoming DEATH ANGEL tour dates: Aug. 01 - Sacramento, CA @ The ...

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Former DOKKEN Bassist: My Most Memorable Tours

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson recently spoke to Suite101.com about his most memorable tours. "The two best tours DOKKEN ever did were the DIO tour in '84-'85 and the AEROSMITH tour in '87 and '88," he said. "Those were definitely both peaks in different ways. DIO was a great band, and we were learning. We ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Guitarist Offers Update From The Road

In his latest update from the road, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon sheds a little light on the hazards of being on the road, some great new & vintage music to listen to, the virtues of dual rectifiers, and pointy guitars: "SYL has been writing and compiling video footage lately... except our video camera ...

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Safety Concerns Delay Florida Metal Festival

Edward Fitzpatrick of the Providence Journal reports that a Florida heavy metal festival, which was going to raise money for The Station Family Fund, has been postponed because of fire-code issues raised by the local fire marshal. Metalfest 2003 — with a list of performers that included LYNCH MOB, FIREHOUSE, BANG TANGO and BULLET BOYS ...

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SILVER: Third Album Due In September

SILVER, the all-star project featuring vocalist Gary Barden (ex-MSG), guitarist Bernie Torme (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, GILLAN, DESPERADO), keyboardist Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, ex-MSG, TEN), bassist Bob Daisley (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE) and drummer Bertram Engel, will issue their third album, entitled "Intruder", in late September through Point Music Records. In related news, Bob Daisley and fellow ex-OZZY OSBOURNE ...

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SOCIETY 1 Announce Tour Dates

Matt Zane and his band of depraved marauders, SOCIETY 1, will be leaving their home base of L.A. this summer for a full U.S. tour. The first leg is with ZUG IZLAND, the second leg is with TWIZTID. Dates with ZUG IZLAND: Aug. 02 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH Aug. 04 - Ranch Bowl ...

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MOTHRA Change Name, Announce Los Angeles Gig

MOTHRA, the new project featuring guitarist Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT, SOULFLY), bassist Jon "Tumor" Fahnestock (ex-SNOT, AMEN), drummer Roy Mayorga (SOULFLY), guitarist Levon Sultanian (ONESIDEZERO), and vocalist Jason Radford (ONESIDEZERO), have officially changed their name to ABLOOM, according to a posting on Tumor's web site. The band will play their first gig under the new name ...

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PANTERA To Issue 'Best Of' CD Through RHINO

Veteran metallers PANTERA, who have been the subject of breakup rumors for the past couple of years, will be issuing a "Best Of" CD on September 9 through Rhino Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. The tentative track listing for the album, titled "The Best Of Pantera: Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboys Vulgar ...

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REDEMPTION TOUR 2003: More Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for "Redemption Tour 2003", featuring SAMAEL, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and CATHEDRAL. SAMAEL and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD will co-headline the trek, with SAMAEL closing the show every night. Confirmed and tentative dates so far are as follows: Sep. 04 – Downtown - Farmingdale, NY Sep. 05 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, ...

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KELLY KEELING To Tour Europe With ERIK NORLANDER

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) will be joining Erik Norlander and Lana Lane in Europe in support of Erik's CD release "Music Machine". Kelly was the main vocalist on Erik's album and "feels privileged to support Erik on his European tour," according to Keeling's official web site. During ...

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