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THE NIGHTWATCHMAN To Perform At BOYCOTT TACO BELL Rally

AUDIOSLAVE/ex-RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello's political folk alter ego THE NIGHTWATCHMAN will be performing a couple of songs at the Boycott Taco Bell Rally that is happening March 5 at the Taco Bell Headquarters in Irvine, California. THE NIGHTWATCHMAN will be performing around 1:00 p.m. For more information on the boycott, go to ...

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BALD DAISY: Audio Preview Available Online

BALD DAISY, the "dark/ambient narcotic metal band" led by former NEUROTICA guitarist Shawn Bowen, have posted a preview of their debut album, titled "Ethereality", at their official web site. "Ethereality" features artwork by Bowen and was recorded using a "brainwave synchronizer" which is "an effect that spatially cycles stereo sounds in a manner that, when ...

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SOILENT GREEN To Record New Album In March

SOILENT GREEN are planning on entering the studio in March/April to begin recording their new album, tentatively due late summer through Relapse Records. An extensive tour will be lunched immediately following the completion of the album's recording sessions. In other news, SOILENT GREEN's split seven-inch single with EYEHATEGOD is now available in a limited-edition run ...

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Design The GENE SIMMONS Alter-Ego: FIRESTARTER!

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is busy readying his highly anticipated solo record, "Firestarter", the debut release on Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group, and is looking for the best and most creative designer to come up with the image for his alter-ego. "We want to leave the creative vision to the individual designer, but as a point ...

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H.I.M. To Film Two New Videos This Weekend

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will be shooting new videos in Philadelphia and Los Angeles this weekend to the new tracks "And Love Said No" and "Solitary Man". The first new single is scheduled to be released in Europe in mid-February to be followed by a compilation album in mid-March. The name of the album has not ...

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SOCIETY 1: Live Suspension Show Scheduled For March

Before entering the studio to record their second album for Earache Records, SOCIETY 1 will give one final performance in support of their Earache debut, "Exit Through Fear"...and this won't be any ordinary show! Thursday, March 11, at The Key Club in West Hollywood, California... Not only will SOCIETY 1 play a full set of ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: String Quartet Tribute Due In January

A string quartet tribute to LIMP BIZKIT, titled "Break Stuff", is scheduled for release on January 27, 2004 through TMRPro.com. Pre-orders are now being taken and usually ship about three weeks prior to release, according to the web site. The complete track listing for "Break Stuff" is as follows: 01. Rollin' 02. My Way 03. ...

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MACABRE Confirm First U.K. Date In Almost 10 Years

Chicago's MACABRE will play Underworld in London on Saturday, February 21, 2004. The band have not played in the United Kingdom in almost ten years and are planning something very special to mark the occasion. MACABRE have also added a hometown gig to end the string of March U.S. dates at Oasis 160 in Chicago ...

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ZERAPHINE To Support H.I.M. In Germany

German "gothic rock" outfit ZERAPHINE, featuring former DREADFUL SHADOWS singer Sven Friedrich, have been confirmed as main support on H.I.M.'s upcoming March/April tour of Germany. There will also be a local support band in each city selected from the entries to the Jägermeister band pool competition. The support at the other European shows will be ...

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H.I.M.: German Tour Dates Confirmed

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will embark on a Jagermeister-sponsored two-week tour of Germany in March/April 2004. The dates are as follows: Mar. 25 - Hamburg, GER @ Grosse Freiheit Mar. 27 - Bremen, GER @ Pier 2 Mar. 28 - Munster, GER @ Jovel Mar. 30 - Magdeburg, GER @ Amo Mar. 31 - Berlin, GER ...

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USURPER Split With Singer, Vow To Carry On

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have officially parted ways with vocalist General Diabolical Slaughter. However, the band, who have no intentions of breaking up, will still go ahead with their previously announced performance at the "Holidays Of Horror Six" Festival (with the help of a "special guest vocals) on December 26, according to a posting on ...

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NIKKI SIXX: MÖTLEY CRÜE Reunion Tour 'Likely' In 2004

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has told Launch Radio Networks that the band will most likely embark on a reunion tour next year. Sixx said that the bandmembers — including frontman Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, and drummer Tommy Lee — have had their personal issues in the past, but that they seem to be ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Working On First Solo Album

MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister recently spent time at Berlin's Monongo studios (web site) (owned by German rockers SKEW SISKIN) recording tracks for his first solo CD. "We are working on [Lemmy's] solo album at the moment," SKEW SISKIN guitarist Jim Voxx revealed in an interview Sunday (November 9) with the Radio Fritz metal ...

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DEICIDE Members Held On Drug, Weapons Charges

Buffalo News reports that two members of the Florida death metal band DEICIDE were arrested at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge when they were found with drugs and weapons in a mobile home they were driving there from Canada, state police said. Benjamin T. Boynton [believed to be a member of the band's road crew — Ed.], ...

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MÖRK GRYNING: KIMERA To Handle The Axe During Upcoming Tour

Swedish black metallers MÖRK GRYNING have announced that Kimera (real name Peter Nagy) will once again the handle the guitar during the band's upcoming tour. It will mark his first time playing the axe since the group's appearance at the Dragon's Blaze festival in Belgium last May. MÖRK GRYNING will be teaming up with GREEN ...

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PANTERA's New Found Power Has A Name: DAMAGEPLAN

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul have officially named their new band DAMAGEPLAN. The group, whose debut album is due January 27 through Elektra Records, also features singer Patrick Lachman, who used to play guitar in HALFORD and DIESEL MACHINE. Former JERRY CANTRELL back-up guitarist Shawn Matthews, who played bass in an early ...

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HOLOCAUST: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Long-running New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) pioneers HOLOCAUST — perhaps best known for penning the track "The Small Hours", which was later covered by METALLICA on their "The $5.98 E.P. - Garage Days Re-Revisited" EP — have posted the following update on their official web site: "Those of you who follow the metal ...

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MUDVAYNE To Release 'Bootleg' CD

MUDVAYNE have announced plans to release a new "bootleg" live CD from the Summer Sanitarium tour. This release will be available exclusively online through MUDVAYNE's web site and a limited quantity will be autographed by the band. In addition, the package will include "another special MUD-surprise," according to a post on the band's web site. ...

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SKINDRED To Support VOODOO GLOW SKULLS In Europe

Welsh combo SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have been confirmed for the upcoming European tour featuring VOODOO GLOW SKULLS and 4FT FINGERS. The dates are as follows: Nov. 05 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK Nov. 06 - Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth, UK Nov. 07 - Mean Fiddler - London, UK Nov. 08 ...

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KITTIE To Debut New Material On Upcoming Tour

Canadian metal band KITTIE will use The Kiss of Infamy Tour with MOTOGRATER and 40 BELOW SUMMER to debut their first new material since the release of their 2001 sophomore CD, "Oracle". "This tour is going to be special because we will be giving our fans the chance to preview new songs before they have ...

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SKEW SISKIN: Photos Of New Lineup Posted Online

Germany's SKEW SISKIN, the high-octane rock 'n' roll band fronted by the ball-busting Nina C. Alice, have posted pictures of their new lineup at their official web site. Check them out here. SKEW SISKIN are still putting the finishing touches to their new album, tentatively titled "Waste Your Youth", for a late 2003/early ...

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ANTHRAX: Fall North American Tour Dates Announced

ANTHRAX have announced more dates as part of the fall leg of their "We've Come For You All" North American tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 10 - Montreal, QUE - Le Spectrum Oct. 11 - Quebec City, QUE - Salle de la Canardière Oct. 12 - Bangor, ME - Russell's Oct. ...

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TED NUGENT Says That He Never Stopped Rocking

TED NUGENT recently told The Daily Herald that he blames his feverish pursuits of other interests for his inability to release more of his original music to the masses. "You know, my life is so diverse," he said. "And each diversionary tactic that I pursue, it's not a take it or leave it proposition. Everything ...

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