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HADES Announce Upcoming Gigs

HADES will be performing at the Wreck Room in Wallington, New Jersey on Saturday, May 11th with special guests SPIRIT CARAVAN. HADES will also be playing at The Flying Machine in Loraine, Ohio on May 18th. ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Honor The Kangaroos At Australian Gig

DEEP PURPLE will be flying to Australia in April to perform a one-off show for the Australian football team The Kangaroos in Melbourne, according to Undercover News. The band will reportedly play at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Friday, April 26th with JIMMY BARNES, DIESEL and WARPED as support. The upcoming show will mark ...

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MANOWAR Announce North Carolina Gig, Opening Acts For Mini-Tour

MANOWAR have booked a show at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on March 30th as a replacement for the now-cancelled gig at Jaxx in West Springfield. MANOWAR will be joined at Ziggy's by Chicago's USURPER and HAVOCHATE, who will also support the self-proclaimed Kings of Metal at the group's other pre-Metal Meltdown headlining performances. Confirmed ...

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Former SLAYER Drummer Officially Joins SYSTEMATIC!

Former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph has officially joined San Francisco Bay Area's SYSTEMATIC. As exclusively reported here on January 4th, Bostaph (who had also played with FORBIDDEN and TESTAMENT) has joined SYSTEMATIC as a replacement for Shaun Bannon, who was forced to leave the group last summer after sustaining an arm injury during ...

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MISERY INDEX To Record Split 7", Embark On Mini-Tour

MISERY INDEX, who feature in their ranks former members of DYING FETUS and PESSIMIST, will be recording three songs this weekend for an upcoming split 7"/CD release on Willowtip Records with Pittsburgh's COMMIT SUICIDE. In other news, MISERY INDEX will be performing the following gigs during the coming weeks: Apr. 04 - Baltimore, MD @ ...

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MANOWAR Officially Reveal Confirmed US/European Dates

MANOWAR have officially revealed the confirmed dates for their upcoming US and European tours. They are as follows: Mar. 30 - Jaxx Niteclub - Springfield, VA Mar. 31 - Thunderdome - Baltimore, MD Apr. 02 - Fester And Friends @ CLUB 125 - Haverhill, MA Apr. 03 - Valentine's - Albany, NY Apr. 05 - ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Offers Post-Rehab Update

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has posted the following update on his recovery process from alcoholism and other addictions via the the group's Fan Club magazine So What: "James here!! ALIVE...and getting well...Recovery is the most difficult and challenging thing I've ever attempted (along with parenting). Also the most grounding and gratifying gift I've ever received ...

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MANOWAR To Demolish East Coast

MANOWAR will embark on a week-long east coast tour prior to their Metal Meltdown IV appearance on April 6th and will return to the road on April 20th for a nearly month-long run that will culminate in a tentative Tuesday, May 14th appearance at the WWF/Times Square in New York City. Here are the confirmed ...

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ABSU Drummer Among Leading Candidates To Join SLAYER

ABSU percussionist Proscriptor (a.k.a. Russ R. Givens) is a strong candidate to fill the vacant SLAYER drummer slot following the departure of Paul Bostaph, who left the group last December due to a chronic elbow injury. Although the drummer has yet to be officially offered the position, Givens reportedly auditioned with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King ...

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THE CROWN Announce Tentative US Dates

Sweden's THE CROWN, featuring former AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg, have announced the tentative dates for their upcoming US headlining tour, which will also include an appearance by Victory Records recording artists DARKEST HOUR and Prosthetic Records' ALL THAT REMAINS (featuring former members of SHADOWS FALL). The unconfirmed details are as follows: Apr. 05 ...

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BIOHAZARD European Tour Update

Here's an update from BIOHAZARD's ongoing Tour Against Terrorism European trek, as reported by drummer Danny Schuler: Greetings from Deutschland (Germany)!! We made it to Europe! I was kinda nervous flying with all this terrorism crap goin' on, but you can't let fear run your life! nothing can stop us from reaching our people!!! Anyways, ...

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PRO-PAIN Complete New CD, Prepare To Hit The Road

PRO-PAIN have finished recording their latest CD, entitled Shreds Of Dignity, for a March 19th release in the USA on Rawhead/Spitfire Records and March 18th release in Europe via Rawhead/Nuclear Blast Records. To support the album, PRO-PAIN will be touring Europe in April/May and will follow it up with a US trek shortly thereafter. Here ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Land New Drummer, Continue Bassist Search

POWERMAN 5000 have acquired an as-yet-undisclosed new drummer as a replacement for Al Pahanish, who left the group in October to pursue other projects. Currently in the studio recording material for their forthcoming CD (following an aborted attempt, entitled Anyone For Doomsday?, that got pulled two weeks prior to its scheduled August 28th release), POWERMAN ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Expanded Reissues On The Way

OZZY OSBOURNE will be releasing “expanded editions” of his Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman, Tribute, and No More Tears CDs on March 26th. All reissues will come with the following: - Original cover art restored - All original issue information featured - Bonus tracks - New, never-before-seen photos - In-depth liner notes from ...

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ANTHRAX: "Behind The Music" War Of Words Continues

In the continuing saga that is Billy Milano/Danny Lilker vs. Scott Ian/Charlie Benante over the upcoming VH1 Behind The Music special on ANTHRAX (read our original report on the subject here), S.O.D. frontman Milano has posted yet another message on the Metal Maniacs magazine message board under the heading “The Truth Behind My ...

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Former SLAYER Drummer Joins SYSTEMATIC!

Former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph has officially joined San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Bostaph is no stranger to the SYSTEMATIC guys, having played with the latter band's guitarist Adam Ruppell in a previous project prior to re-joining SLAYER in 1996. Paul, who has reportedly chopped off most of his long ...

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MARDUK Box Set Postponed, US Tour Finalized

The release of MARDUK's forthcoming Blackcrowned box set has been delayed because of printing problems. A new release date has been set for February 18th. In other news, here are the dates for MARDUK's upcoming US tour with AMON AMARTH and DIABOLIC: Jan. 11 - The Lab - St. Paul, MN Jan. 12 - Riley's ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Enter Second Week Of Mixing Process!

Britain's PITCHSHIFTER have entered the second week of the mixing process for their upcoming CD, tentatively entitled PSI, which is currently being completed at The Shop Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey under the guidance of acclaimed producer Machine. According to vocalist J.S. Clayden, "time just seems to be flying by so fast with this record. ...

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Buy Now...Saved Later - ONE MINUTE SILENCE

Arguably the UK's best hope of contributing a worthy homegrown act to the current hip hop/metal explosion, ONE MINUTE SILENCE have already done a fair bit of touring Stateside, where they've only had limited commercial success thus far. Dubbed by some a "more aggressive RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE", OMS' sophomore effort basically picks up where ...

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Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by MTV.com. While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alcoholism and “other ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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Archive News Nov 13, 2001

STUCK MOJO will be supported by 420 MONKS, the band led by MOJO frontman Bonz, at the former group's upcoming reunion gig at The Cotton Club in Atlanta, Georgia on New Year's Eve. In related news, SICK SPEED, the post-MOJO band of guitarist Rich Ward and drummer Bud Fontsere, will play their ...

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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 Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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