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40 BELOW SUMMER Added To STATIC-X Tour

40 BELOW SUMMER have been added to the ongoing STATIC-X headlining tour (also featuring SINISSTAR and EARSHOT) beginning with last night's date in Baltimore, Maryland. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 04 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theater - Norfolk, VA May 05 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues May ...

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SATYRICON Alter New Album Title "To Avoid Confusion"

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have changed the title of their much-anticipated new studio effort from Vulcano to Volcano "to avoid confusion," according to the group's official web site. Volcano is tentatively scheduled for a September 2nd release through Capitol Records in Scandinavia and Nuclear Blast Records in other parts of the world. ...

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UNLEASHED Forced To Remove VENOM Cover From Comeback Release

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED were reportedly forced to remove their rendition of the VENOM classic "Black Metal"re-dubbed "Death Metal"from their comeback release, entitled Hell's Unleashed, due to the group's inability to secure permission to alter the original version in time to make the album's projected release date. Hell's Unleashed is due to be issued on ...

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MANTICORA To Issue "Hyperion" In October

Danish power metal merchants MANTICORA have completed work on their third full-length album, entitled Hyperion, at Aabenraa studios with producer Jacob Hansen (i.e. RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR, ANCIENT, ILLDISPOSED, WUTHERING HEIGHTS), for an October release through Italy's Scarlet Records. Mixed at Jailhouse studios by Tommy Hansen (i.e. HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, BEYOND TWILIGHT), the forthcoming CD is a ...

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SEVERE TORTURE Plan EP Release

Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE will release an EP entitled Butchery of The Soul as a bridge between the band's debut album, Feasting on Blood, and the follow-up, Misanthropic Carnage, which is planned for August 2002. The MCD features a re-mastered song ("Butchery of The Soul"), plus two sold-out 7 EPs and a cover ...

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ECHOBRAIN: Full US Tour Announced

ECHOBRAIN, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, guitarist/vocalist Dylan Donkin, and drummer Brian Sagrafena, kicked off their 2002 Keep Me Alive tour in Petaluma, California on Wednesday, March 20th to a packed house. Although primarily a local crowd, the audience consisted of several fans who flew in from as far away as Chicago and Dallas ...

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FU MANCHU Issue Statement Regarding Buffalo Cancellation

FU MANCHU singer/guitarist Scott Hill has issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of the group's free show at the Kissing Bridge Ski Lodge in Buffalo, New York on February 17th: “Hey FU MANCHU fans...here is the reasons why we didn't play the outdoor show in Buffalo NY...there was snow and ice all over our ...

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ICED EARTH, IN FLAMES, JAG PANZER Updated Tour Dates

Here are the revised/updated dates for the upcoming ICED EARTH headlining US tour, also featuring IN FLAMES and JAG PANZER: Apr. 08 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre Apr. 09 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Nightclub Apr. 10 - New York, NY @ The World (WWF NY) Apr. 12 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Apr. ...

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ICED EARTH, IN FLAMES, JAG PANZER Dates Announced

Here are the confirmed dates for the upcoming ICED EARTH headlining US tour, also featuring Sweden's IN FLAMES and Colorado's JAG PANZER: Apr. 08 - Emerson Theater - Indianapolis, IN Apr. 09 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA Apr. 11 - Hard Rock Café - New York, NY Apr. 12 - Birch Hill - Old Bridge, ...

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HEADPLATE To Complete New CD, Video Clip

Gothenburg, Sweden's HEADPLATE are currently at Oral Majority Recordings mixing the songs for the group's upcoming studio album, which is tentatively due to be released in March. A video for a new song called Jump The Bridge is currently being edited for a February air date. ...

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HEADSTRONG Go Country Crossing With FU MANCHU

RCA recording artists HEADSTRONG will be supporting FU MANCHU on the latter band's upcoming US headlining tour, which is scheduled to begin at the end of January. The dates are as follows: Jan. 29 Troubador - Los Angeles, CA Jan. 30 - Justice League - San Francisco, CA Feb. 01 - Berbati's Pan - Portland, ...

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FATES WARNING: Possible DVD, Covers/Rare CD On The Way

FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos has posted the following update on the band's activities via the group's official message board on December 30th: “Hi everybody, “Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year. “Looks like the plan is for FATES to start writing for the next record in mid to late '02 ...

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DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Hit The Road

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have lined up the following live dates during January/February: Jan. 24 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Night Club Jan. 25 - Williamsburg, NY @ North Six Jan. 26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Laga Jan. 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar Jan. 31 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music ...

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Demolition - JUDAS PRIEST

To most longtime JUDAS PRIEST fans, the band's 1997 offering, Jugulator, was a competent comeback effort that fell slightly short of greatness but bode well for the future, thanks to a barrage of excellent riffs and a superb vocal performance from Tim “Ripper” Owens, who was widely hailed as a more than worthy successor ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Nov 26, 2001

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be joining former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno on stage as a very special guest at the latter's headlining appearance at the Manifesto Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 11th. Kisser will reportedly perform with Di'Anno at the first show of the singer's three-night stint ...

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Archive News Nov 14, 2001

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, entered the studio on Monday, November 12th to finish up work on their long-awaited debut album, which is scheduled to emerge in early 2002 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Regular studio updates, posted by Dizzy, ...

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Archive News Nov 12, 2001

NEVERMORE have dismissed as “totally false” the statement issued by the group's record company, Century Media Records, on Thursday, October 8th that indicated that the band had withdrawn from the five-date east coast/midwest tour with OVERKILL (which was scheduled to run from November 25th through December 2nd) in order to begin work ...

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Archive News Nov 06, 2001

Acclaimed rap/metal act STUCK MOJO will reunite for a New Year's Eve show in Atlanta—the first time the much-missed outfit will perform together on stage in a year and four months. According to guitarist Rich Ward, “I have spoken to [STUCK MOJO/420 MONKS frontman] Bonz and we have agreed to do ...

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Archive News Oct 24, 2001

Due to a technical problem at the server side (completely out of our control), we were unable to post any updates to these pages during the last two days. Although the problem appears to have been resolved, there is no guarantee that this sort of thing will not happen again in the ...

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Archive News Oct 18, 2001

The official web site of the heavy metal band ANTHRAX at www.anthrax.com has reportedly received 8 million hits in the last two weeks, with 325,000 unique visitors connecting to the site in the wake of the recent anthrax bacteria terrorist scare that has sent fear and panic through the streets of America. ...

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Archive News Oct 04, 2001

A minor riot erupted at the conclusion of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's headlining show in Porto Alegre, Brazil on Tuesday, October 2nd, causing the band to storm off the stage and leaving the group's equipment vulnerable to damage as a result of the angry crowd throwing objects in protest over the way the concert ended. Here ...

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Archive News Sep 28, 2001

LIMP BIZKIT will be issuing a remix album entitled Remizkit, in the near future, featuring remixes by DJ Premiere, Timbaland, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst, LIMP BIZKIT's DJ Lethal, LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, P. Diddy, The Neptunes, William Orbit, Josh Abraham, and including appearances by BUBBA SPARXXX, 8 BALL, E40, and other “special ...

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Archive News Sep 17, 2001 - update 1

SLAYER will reportedly carry on with their planned appearance at the revised dates on the upcoming European Tattoo The Planet tour, following PANTERA and STATIC-X's decision to pull out of the trek. According to reports, SLAYER will head to Europe early next week to belatedly kick off the tour on Tuesday, September 18th in ...

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Archive News Aug 30, 2001

According to early reports from national retail accounts, SLIPKNOT's Iowa opus will have shifted between 350,000 and 400,000 copies during its first week of release, virtually ensuring it the #1 slot on the Billboard Pop Album chart when the final numbers are released in the middle of next week. Meanwhile, Iowa's closest competitor, MARY ...

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