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DOPE To Release New Album In February

DOPE are putting the finishing touches on their fourth album, "American Apathy", tentatively due in February 2005. A brief clip of the album's first single, "No Way Out", can currently be heard at the band's official web site, www.dopearmy.com. In other news, DOPE have officially announced the dates for their new tour, which ...

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AEROSMITH Singer Wants To Take You On A Walking Tour Of Boston

The Boston Globe is reporting that Candide Media Works has created a cellphone tour of Boston that has AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler leading the way. Called "Boston: City of Rebels & Dreamers", the so-called Talking Street tour hits 17 landmarks and includes stories, commentary, and eyewitness accounts of the historic sites. Highlights include a visit ...

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Bassist RANDY COVEN To Join RIOT For NYC Performance

Bassist Randy Coven (ARK, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be performing with the legendary heavy metal band RIOT at Don Hill's in New York City on Friday, August 27. Also appearing on the bill will be HAVOCHATE (featuring ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian), SUPERVILLAIN, DIRTY BROWN EYE, OPERATIKA and PHOENIX REIGN. More information is available at

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SCORPIONS: Complete U.S. Itinerary Released

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have released the complete itinerary for their upcoming U.S. tour. Support on the trek will come from TESLA and KEITH EMERSON. The dates are as follows: Oct. 21 - Seattle, WA (Everett) @ @ Arena Oct. 23 - Portland, OR @ Coliseum Oct. 24 - Boise, ID @ Bank Of ...

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CROWBAR Sign With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have signed a worldwide deal with Candlelight Records. The group's new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", is expected to see a February 8, 2005 Stateside release date. Final studio work on the album, produced by the working team of Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN), is planned in ...

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THE DARKNESS Cancel Miller Concert Appearance, ALICE COOPER Added

British rock sensation THE DARKNESS have cancelled their previously announced participation in the upcoming Miller Brewing Company concerts celebrating 50 years of rock and roll. THE DARKNESS will not be returning to the United States this fall and therefore will be unable to appear at the event, according to an official statement. The group will ...

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LAST CRACK To Headline JJO BAND CAMP's Second Stage

LAST CRACK have been confirmed to headline the second stage at the JJO Band Camp on July 24 in Madison, WI. The first annual JJO Band Camp, presented by Budweiser True Music and 94.1 WJJO, will take place at Willow Park, just behind the Alliant Energy Center. The show starts at noon, and LAST CRACK ...

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SKEW SISKIN Singer Offers Reward For Stolen Jacket

SKEW SISKIN singer Nina C. Alice had her customized denim jacket (worth about 400 euros) stolen from the Planet Music stage in Vienna, Austria. "It's blotchy brown in colour; has black fake fur on the collar; a badge with '"666' on it; patches on the sleeves with 'I am a fucking genius', a black '8' ...

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VELVET REVOLVER, THE DARKNESS To Rock For 'Miller' Time

VELVET REVOLVER and THE DARKNESS are among the acts confirmed to perform at Miller Brewing Company's star-studded "Rock Through Time" concert this fall in New York, according to Billboard.com. The event will be held Sept. 17-18 at the city's Roseland Ballroom, and will also feature performances from LENNY KRAVITZ, JAMES BROWN, CHEAP TRICK and THE ...

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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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