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TESLA To Headline STATION FAMILY FUND Benefit Concert

TESLA, SHINEDOWN and VANILLA FUDGE (featuring Pat Travers and Carmine Appice) will take part in a benefit concert on February 25 for the survivors of the Station nightclub fire. The event, which will be hosted by the Wake Up the Love Foundation, will be held at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. ...

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DISTURBED Singer Talks About DIMEBAG: Audio Available

Scoop of the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz WBZX 99.7 FM spoke to DISTURBED frontman David Draiman on Friday (Jan. 7) about his memories of late DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and DISTURBED's Feb. 23 show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom to benefit the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund (also featuring ANTHRAX, DROWNING POOL and SOIL). ...

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EPICA, ENTHRONED, GOD DETHRONED Confirmed For Belgium's MONS METAL MEETING 3 FESTIVAL

EPICA, ENTHRONED, GOD DETHRONED and GOREROTTED have been confirmed for the Mons Metal Meeting 3 Festival on April 15-16 at The Wauxhall in Mons, Belgium. The two-day festival with feature hardcore and "nu-metal" acts on the first day (ETHS, BLACK BOMB A, L'ESPRIT DU CLAN, CALDERA, SOULBLEED, D'MAIJIRA, BOMBSHELL CREW) and black/death/heavy/thrash metal on the ...

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Finnish DIMEBAG DARRELL Tribute Concert: More Details Revealed

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN have revealed more information about the upcoming "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) tribute concert that is scheduled to be held January 15 at VR Makasiinit in Helsinki. According to a posting on HEVEIN's web site, at least 25 classic PANTERA songs will be played in memory of Dimebag by dozens of ...

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HEATHEN Sign Distribution Deal With IDN

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have inked a North American distribution deal with the New York-based based Innovative Distribution Network (IDN). The band, who are currently unsigned, released their latest CD, "Recovered", independently this past spring. The effort featured covers of songs from QUEEN, THIN LIZZY, TYGERS OF PAN TANG and SWEET SAVAGE, ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman to Help Launch New Marchitecture

According to TheInquirer.net, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler and Intel's boss Craig Barrett will announce the UmixIT marchitecture on Janaury 6 at Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. Using antique techniques of online journalism TheInquirer.net's Fuad Abazovic discovered that UmixIT is actually sound mixer powered by the famous music application Cakewalk. It's a way to allow ...

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HEATHEN Schedule German Festival Appearances

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air 2005 festival, set to take place July 9-10, 2005 in Germany. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are TYRANT'S REIGN, WEAPON, RAVENSTHORN, ALL SOULS' DAY, Z-IRON, INNER WISH, ATTACKER, WARRANT (not the Los Angeles hard rock combo), GASKIN, MYSTERY ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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FIVE STAR PRISON CELL Complete Work On Debut Album

FIVE STAR PRISON CELL, the Melbourne, Australia-based tech-metal band featuring former FRANKENBOK vocalist Adam Glynn along with members of TENSION and EXTRA VIRGIN, have completed work on their debut album, "The Complete First Season", with producer D.W Norton for a tentative February 2005 release through Faultline Records/Gorilla Music (via Shock Records distribution). The album's artwork ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: In Cover Mode

Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have just finished recording cover versions of MEGADETH's "Hangar 18" and DEATH's "Suicide Machine" at the Woodbine Garden Studio for use as bonus tracks on upcoming releases. OMNIUM GATHERUM's sophomore album, "Years in Waste", was released last month via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Spirits and August Light" ...

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ENEMY IS US To Honor DIMEBAG DARRELL With Special Concert

ENEMY IS US, the Swedish death/thrash metal band featuring former DARKANE/current SEETHINGS singer Lawrence Mackrory on bass/vocals, will honor late DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott by performing a concert this Christmas day (Dec. 25) in his memory. All members will sport red goatees for the performance, and they will play a couple of PANTERA songs ...

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HEATHEN To Enter Studio In January

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN are scheduled to enter the studio in January to begin recording their new full-length album. An early spring release through an as-yet-undetermined label is expected. HEATHEN are currently in the process of booking a tour for 2005. Those interested in booking HEATHEN in 2005 can contact management at ...

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THE HAUNTED To Honor DIMEBAG's Memory By 'Fucking Shit Up'

After their extraordinarily successful U.S. tour with DAMAGEPLAN and labelmates SHADOWS FALL, the Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED will now start to devastate Europe. On January 26, 2005, THE HAUNTED will head out for the "Close Up Made Us Do It Tour" as headlining act all over Scandinavia together with support from TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER and ...

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Former OZZY Drummer BRIAN TICHY: 'DIMEBAG Was A Genuine Badass'

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE & GLORY drummer Brian Tichy has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "To Vinnie, DAMAGEPLAN, PANTERA and all of Dime's friends and family.... I am so shocked by this. I feel so sorry for Vinnie and all of Dime's friends. Without a doubt, Dime was one ...

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SHADOWS FALL Drummer Reports From DIMEBAG's Funeral

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has issued the following report from the funeral services and public memorial for slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, which were held on Tuesday (Dec. 14) in Arlington, Texas: "I have just gotten to my computer today after returning home from Dimebag Darrell Abbott's funeral and I wanted to share ...

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SLAYER Guitarist KERRY KING: 'I'll Never Forget You, DIME'

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "First of all, I want to thank everyone for the e-mails, gifts and overall well-wishing in the aftermath of this tragedy. It's unimaginable how this could ever happen. I don't know if I'll ever get over the reality ...

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HATE ETERNAL Guitarist: 'DIMEBAG's Spirit Will Carry On Forever'

HATE ETERNAL/ex-MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I have thought so long and hard on what I could possibly say that has not already been said about the tragic death of Dimebag Darrell Abbott but I felt compelled to make a statement with ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Singer CHRIS BARNES: 'Life Is Too Short'

SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "Life is too short, my friends ... life is too short. "I was lucky enough to meet Dime a few years back when I was in Dallas for a tattoo convention and getting some work done ...

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DUNGORTHEB: DEATH Cover Posted Online

French metal band DUNGORTHEB's cover of the DEATH classic "Misanthrope" has been posted online in MP3 format at VS-Webzine.com. The song will be featured on a DEATH tribute CD, "Unforgotten Past… In Memory Of Chuck Schuldiner", due in early 2005 via the Chinese label Area Death Production. Also set to appear on the ...

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SEVENDUST Dedicate 'Angel's Son' To DIMEBAG, Perform PANTERA Cover

SEVENDUST dedicated their song "Angel's Son" in memory of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, as well as the other victims of the Alrosa Villa shootings, during a headlining performance in Columbus Sunday (Dec. 12). Commented Adam Schneider of local radio station 99.7 The Blitz, "I have never heard a more powerful performance in my many years of ...

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