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BURNT BY THE SUN Complete Work On New CD

Relapse Records recording artists BURNT BY THE SUN have completed work on their highly-anticipated new album, entitled "The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good". "The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good" was recorded at New Jersey's Trax East Studio with producer Matt Bayles (ISIS, VENDETTA RED, MASTODON, BLOOD BROTHERS). The final track listing ...

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Axis of Metal: The Up-and-Coming Of Springfield Röck City

Daniel Oppenheimer of the Valley Advocate is reporting that "when MTV resurrected their heavy metal show 'Headbanger's Ball' in May of this year, guest host METALLICA played 17 videos. Of those, three were from Springfield [Massachusetts]-area bands: STAIND, SHADOWS FALL and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Another was from GODSMACK, out of Boston, and another from HATEBREED, out ...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune: OZZFEST 2003 Is As Predictable As A Rerun Of 'THE OSBOURNES'

Chris Riemenschneider of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune reviewed the Ozzfest 2003 tour when it came through town Saturday (July 19). "As unchanging and unkillable as its namesake headliner, OZZY OSBOURNE's eighth annual Ozzfest concert at Float-Rite Park loaded up on shock value but ultimately offered few surprises Saturday," he writes. "As in past years, ...

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OZZFEST 2003: Devore Photos Posted Online

CRADLE OF FILTH, VOIVOD, TWISTED METHOD, SWORN ENEMY, SHADOWS FALL, THE REVOLUTION SMILE, MOTORGRATER, MEMENTO, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HOTWIRE, GRADE 8, DISTURBED and CHEVELLE were among the bands that performed live at Ozzfest 2003 at the Glen Helen Pavilion in Devore, California over the weekend. Check out pictures from LFI. ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Bassist Checks In With Tour Report

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus (ex-ANATHEMA, DREAMBREED) has posted the following tour report on the band's official web site: "After going into pre-production for this tour at least a month before we flew out to the U.S. we were very excited to actually land safely in Houston, then New Orleans and meet our American ...

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OZZFEST 2003: Fun For The Whole Family?

Katie Warchut of The Arizona Republic reports that Wednesday's (July 2) Ozzfest, an annual tour featuring OZZY OSBOURNE, MARILYN MANSON and KORN, didn't scare families away. It offered an odd mixture at the Cricket Pavilion in west Phoenix. While black-clad metal fans covered in mesh and with tattoos and piercings headed toward a side stage, ...

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JÄGERMEISTER Sponsors OZZFEST For The Fourth Consecutive Year

Continuing what has become one of the best pairings in hard rock history, Jägermeister Liqueur will once again sponsor Ozzfest, the most successful summer fest of all time! The hard-rocking liqueur has been sponsoring up-and-coming bands for the past eight years, and this year's Ozzfest is full of Jägermeister bands who have made a name ...

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL To Sponsor OZZFEST, LOLLAPALOOZA Tours

Major League Baseball Properties signed a deal with Clear Channel Entertainment this week to sponsor the Ozzfest and Lollapalooza tours, along with 34 other Clear Channel concerts, according to the Star-Telegram. Baseball officials are hoping that hordes of young music fans with hefty disposable income will buy authentic baseball apparel and, maybe, become fans of ...

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OZZFEST 2003: San Antonio Set Times Announced

The official set times have been released for the inaugural stop of Ozzfest 2003 in San Antonio, Texas. They are as follows: Saturday, June 28 – San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Second Stage: 09:30 a.m. GRADE 8 09:55 a.m. DEPSWA 10:20 a.m. REVOLUTION SMILE 10:45 a.m. MOTOGRATER 11:10 a.m. MEMENTO 11:35 a.m. HOTWIRE ...

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36 CRAZYFISTS To Enter Studio At The End Of The Month

Alaska's 36 CRAZYFISTS are set to enter a Fort Lauderdale, Florida studio on May 28 to begin recording their sophomore album for a tentative fall release through Roadrunner Records. The band will be collaborating with producer James Wisner, who has worked with such post-hardcore acts as DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL and FURTHER SEEMS FOREVER. Veteran British knob-twiddler ...

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'Headbanger's Ball' Comes Back To Life

The premiere edition of the resurrected "Headbanger's Ball" aired Saturday night (May 10) on MTV2. The first week's show was hosted by METALLICA and featured videos by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, GODSMACK, SUPERJOINT RITUAL and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, among others. The complete playlist for last night's "Headbanger's Ball" was as follows: Hour 1: 01. METALLICA - One 02. ...

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OZZFEST 2003: TRUST COMPANY Moved To Main Stage

According to the official Ozzfest newsletter, TRUST COMPANY — who were previously set to co-headline the second stage with CRADLE OF FILTH — have now been added to the main stage at this summer's traveling festival. As a result, Montreal's VOIVOD will go on right before second-stage headliners CRADLE OF FILTH at every show on ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL: Lineup Announced!

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MESHUGGAH, THE HAUNTED, SUFFOCATION and LAMB OF GOD are among the artists scheduled to appear at this year's New England Metal And Hardcore Festival, set to take place on May 16-17 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. The compete lineup for the fesatival is as follows: Friday, May 16 (3:00 p.m. doors): OPETH ...

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OZZFEST 2003: Complete Itinerary Released

The complete itinerary for Ozzfest 2003 has now been released. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 28 - San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Jun. 29 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Center Jul. 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion Jul. 03 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre Jul. 05 - Devore, ...

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OZZFEST 2003 Lineup Announced!

At a press conference at the Osbournes' residence in Beverly Hills just minutes ago, the lineup for Ozzfest 2003 was announced by Ozzy, Jack and Sharon Osbourne. The 30-city tour will kick off June 28 in San Antonio, Texas and wrap up August 28 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The 14-hour show will boast low ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003!

CRADLE OF FILTH have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest. As a result, the band have been forced to pull out of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival (set to take place in early August) and have been replaced on the bill at Wacken by Sweden's IN ...

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GRADE 8 Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003!

New Jersey's GRADE 8 have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest. As previously reported, artists believed to have secured spots on the main stage include KORN, MARILYN MANSON, and DISTURBED. Also confirmed for the second stage are KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. The complete lineup for the eighth installment ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. As previously reported, artists believed to have secured spots on the main stage include KORN, MARILYN MANSON, and DISTURBED. The complete lineup for the eighth installment of the traveling hard rock tour will ...

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LAMB OF GOD Prepare To Master New CD

LAMB OF GOD will master their new album, "As The Palaces Burn", next week at Marcessun Studios in Los Angeles for a May 6 release through Prosthetic Records. The much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "New American Gospel" was recorded at Richmond, Virginia's Montana studios with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). In other news, the band ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Guitarist Signs Deal With STILLBORN RECORDS

Stillborn Records, the label headed up by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, have inked a deal with AGNOSTIC FRONT guitarist Vinny Stigma. Also freshly signed to the label are Connecticut's WITH HONOR, who include in their ranks former members of HAMARTIA and IN PIECES. WITH HONOR's first release for Stillborn will be an EP that they ...

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DOWN Drop Off Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

DOWN are the latest act to have cancelled their participation in Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. No reason was given for the cancellation. The complete schedule for the event now looks as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ...

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NILE Pull Out Of BEAST FEAST 2002

NILE have cancelled their participation in Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. No reason was given for the cancellation. The complete schedule for the event now looks as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE SHADOWS FALL TODAY ...

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IN FLAMES Confirmed For Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

IN FLAMES are the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The complete schedule for the event is as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE SHADOWS FALL TODAY IS THE DAY ...

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SHADOWS FALL Confirmed For BEAST FEAST 2002

SHADOWS FALL is the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The complete schedule for the event is as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ENEMY HATEBREED SHADOWS FALL TODAY IS THE DAY ...

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