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BRUJERIA Guitarist Hospitalized, Show Must Go On

BRUJERIA were forced to perform without founding member Dino Cazares (a.k.a. Asesino, ex-FEAR FACTORY) on Saturday (July 3) in McAllen, Texas after Cazares was bitten on his leg by a brown recluse spider, causing a massive infection several days prior to the gig. "I was hospitalized for two days with antibiotics being pumped through my ...

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DOKKEN To Perform Acoustically At New Jersey In-Store

DOKKEN will be making an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey on Wednesday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. The band will also be doing a short acoustic performance and will be signing copies of their new CD, "Hell To Pay", which will be on sale. Vintage Vinyl is located at 51 Lafayette ...

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CROWBAR: Photos Of New Lineup Posted Online

Several photos of the new CROWBAR lineup performing live at Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany Monday night (June 28) have been posted online at this location (courtesy of Metal-Inside.de). As previously reported, CROWBAR's current touring lineup is as follows: Kirk Windstein (DOWN) - Guitar and Vocals Patrick Bruders (GOATWHORE) - Bass Steve Gibb (ex-BLACK ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Vocalist TONY MARTIN To Sing With TWIN DRAGONS

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin will be making two special guest appearances with the rock/blues band TWIN DRAGONS in Italy at the end of the month. Also in the works is an extended European tour next autumn. TWIN DRAGONS is the brainchild of bassist/vocalist Nathaniel Peterson. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Peterson has previously written ...

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CROWBAR: New Album Delayed Until 2005?

CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein has told Germany's Metal-Inside.de that the group's long-awaited new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", will be mixed after the band return from their German tour in August and is unlikely to surface before early 2005. The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form", "Life's Blood For ...

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TURISAS: New Song Posted Online

Finnish "pagan battle metal" act TURISAS have set a July 26 release date through Century Media Records for their debut album, "Battle Metal". "Battle Metal" was produced by Terje Refsnes (TRISTANIA, MORGUL) at Sound Suite Studios in Marseiile, France, and "offers the most precious ingredients of epic viking metal, almost sounding like a mixture of ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Film New Video

DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, will be filming a video for "Nothing's Wrong?" on June 27. The video will be shot in the group's rehearsal space in Santa Barbara, "so people can get a feel of what the band does on a daily basis," according to a posting ...

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SECTION 16 Hard At Work On Sophomore CD

Colorado-based SECTION 16 have finished recording the basic tracks for the first three songs for the follow-up to their debut CD, "Identity Crisis" (DCA Recordings) and "they are sounding great!' according to vocalist Corey Brown. "Vocals will be going on next." SECTION 16 are recording the album with producer Bill Douglas, who has previously worked ...

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UFO: Rescheduled U.S. Dates Announced

UFO have announced the rescheduled dates for their U.S. tour. They are as follows: Sep. 22 - Baltimore MD - Thunderdome Sep. 23 - Glenside PA - Keswick Sep. 25 - Hampton Beach NH - Hampton Beach Casino Sep. 26 - Sayerville NJ - Starland Ballroom Sep. 28 - Pittsburgh PA - The Rex Theater ...

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It's Official: Finland Loves METALLICA

METALLICA have no less than six albums on the official Finnish Top 40 album chart this week. The albums and their respective chart positions are as follows: 04. Metallica 07. Master Of Puppets 11. ...And Justice For All 14. Ride The Lightning 19. Kill 'Em All 28. St. Anger As previously reported, METALLICA's ...

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SECTION 16 Prepare To Enter Studio

Colorado-based SECTION 16 will be entering the studio soon to record the follow-up to their debut CD, "Identity Crisis" (DCA Recordings). The band will be recording the album with producer Bill Douglas, who has previously worked with such acts as STATIC-X, STABBING WESTWARD and the SMASHING PUMPKINS. SECTION 16's lineup consists of vocalist Corey Brown ...

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Report: OZZY OSBOURNE To Light Up Olympic Concert

OZZY OSBOURNE will be one of the performers at a huge free concert in London to mark the arrival of the Olympic flame in Britain, according to Reuters. The concert, which will be headlined by ROD STEWART, will also feature performances by JAMES BROWN, OZZY's daughter Kelly, JAMELIA, EMMA BUNTON, WILL YOUNG and MCFLY. The ...

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HIMSA To Film Video For 'A Girl In Glass'

Seattle's HIMSA will shoot a video for "A Girl In Glass" on Tuesday, June 25 with director Kevin Leonard (NEVERMORE) in Los Angeles. The track is taken from the band's critically acclaimed Prosthetic debut, "Courting Tragedy and Disaster". The band will embark on a round of dates with labelmates BYZANTINE in July leading up to ...

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CROWBAR Announce First Hometown Show In Three Years

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR will make their first hometown live appearance in nearly three years on July 9 at the Howlin' Wolf. Support at the show will come from CRAWFISH FOSSIL and SUFFOCATING LINDSAY. Tickets are $8 and doors open at 8:30 p.m. As previously reported, CROWBAR's current touring lineup is as follows: Kirk Windstein ...

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CROWBAR: New Lineup Announced

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have announced their lineup for their upcoming European tour and beyond. It is as follows: Kirk Windstein (DOWN) - Guitar and Vocals Patrick Bruders (GOATWHORE) - Bass Steve Gibb (ex-BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) - Guitar and Vocals Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN) - Drums As previously reported, CROWBAR's forthcoming CD, tentatively titled "Life's ...

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SHADOWS FALL Name New Album, Announce Tour Dates

Massachusetts-based thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL have set "The War Within" as the title of their fourth full-length release, tentatively scheduled for an early September release through Century Media Records. The new album, produced again by Zeuss (HATEBREED) at Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts, will feature the tracks "The Power Of I & I" and ...

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CROWBAR, HATESPHERE To Team Up For European Tour

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR and Danish thrashers HATESPHERE will be teaming up for a European tour beginning in late June. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 25 – Köln, GER - Underground Jun. 26 - Pressure Fest (no HATESPHERE) Jun. 27 – Tilburg, NETH – 013 Jun. 28 - Hamburg, GER – Knust Jun. 29 ...

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DOKKEN: New Album Delayed

Sanctuary Records has pushed back the projected release date of DOKKEN's new album, "Hell To Pay", to July 13. No reason was given for the delay. The recording line-up on "Hell To Pay" (view cover here) is as follows: Don Dokken (vocals), Jon Levin (guitar, ex-WARLOCK), Barry Sparks (bass, TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ...

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DOKKEN: More 'Hell To Pay' Details Revealed

MelodicRock.com recently caught up with DOKKEN guitarist Jon Levin (ex-WARLOCK) for a quick update on the band's upcoming album, "Hell To Pay". "Jon is extremely happy with the result, as is Don apparently," according to a post on the site. "He says 'Hell To Pay' is much closer to what DOKKEN used to be and ...

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UFO: RICHIE SCARLET To Fill In On Bass During U.S. Tour

Veteran rocker Richie Scarlet (MOUNTAIN, ACE FREHLEY BAND, FREHLEY'S COMET, SEBASTIAN BACH & FRIENDS) will be playing bass for UFO on their U.S. tour starting on April 22 at Jaxx in Springfield, West Virginia. Scarlet will be filling in for Pete Way, who was apparently unable to re-enter the country in time for the tour ...

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