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SOULFLY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

SOULFLY have been confirmed for the 11th edition of With Full Force festival, a three-day event set to be held July 2-4 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig, Germany. The complete list of bands set to appear at the festival is as follows: A.O.K. ADJUDGEMENT AGNOSTIC FRONT ATROCITY BEATSTEAKS BENEDICTION BILLY TALENT BLOOD FOR BLOOD ...

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BESEECH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival: SKID ROW Out, Y&T In

SKID ROW have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's Sweden Rock festival and have been replaced on the bill by Y&T. SKID ROW's decision to pull out of the festival is being blamed on "the fact that [SKID ROW guitarist] Snake decided to bring his wife to be to the altar and other ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival Nearing Sell-Out

Last year, Sweden Rock festival sold out all the 15,000 two-day tickets two days before the first band took the stage. That was actually the first time ever the festival was sold out. This year the tickets will sell out much earlier. As of today, more than 13,000 of the 16,000 three-day tickets have been ...

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Filmmakers: METALLICA Are Incredible Risk Takers

METALLICA documentary filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky recently spoke to U-Wire.com about the band's decision to spend $4 million of their own money to make a film that's some fans may feel make METALLICA seem like selfish whiners who do nothing but bicker and bitch at one another. "These guys are risk takers. Always ...

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HAWKWIND Confirmed For Finland's RUISROCK Festival

HAWKWIND have been confirmed to appear at this year's Ruisrock festival, a two-day event set to take place July 10-11 in Turku, Finland. The festival's promoter told Sonera Plaza, "As you know, MOTÖRHEAD will also play during Ruisrock. Since Lemmy used to be part of HAWKWIND, there's talk of him possibly joining HAWKWIND on stage ...

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SKINLAB Part Ways With Drummer And Guitarist, Seek Replacements

SKINLAB bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel has issued the following update on the band's activities: "Hey there everyone. Sorry it's been awhile since the last official update. Even though we've been laying low since the completion of the Jagermusic tour with SLAYER, HATEBREED and our labelmates ARCH ENEMY, there has been a lot going on in the ...

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SLAYER And DAMAGEPLAN To Tour Canada In June?

SLAYER and DAMAGEPLAN will reportedly be teaming up for a 10-date run through Canada in June prior to SLAYER's appearance at this year's Ozzfest. No further information is available at this time. SLAYER are currently in the studio recording their first album with the original lineup since 1990's "Seasons In the Abyss". A late 2004 ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Set American Release Date For 'Monolithic Baby!'

MONSTER MAGNET have set a May 25 American release date through SPV USA for their latest album, "Monolithic Baby!" After liberating themselves from their major label contract following the 2001 release of "God Says No", MONSTER MAGNET frontman Dave Wyndorf says that the feeling of freedom and optimism within the band is palpable. "At last ...

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GOTHAM ROAD: DVD Outtake Posted Online

GOTHAM ROAD, the new band featuring frontman Michale Graves (MISFITS, GRAVES), guitarist Loki (ANGELSIN, GRAVES guitar tech), bassist JV Bastard (MISTER MONSTER), and drummer Paul Lifeless (A LIFELESS ALLIANCE, MISTER MONSTER), have uploaded an outtake from their upcoming "Seasons of the Witch Tour" DVD at this location. The "Attack of the Butterflies" video ...

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Filmmaker: METALLICA's HETFIELD And ULRICH Are The LENNON And MCCARTNEY Of Their Generation

Rob Nelson of CityPages.com recently interviewed Joe Berlinger, one of the filmmakers behind the much-anticipated METALLICA documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", about the movie that Nelson calls a possible candidate for "the movie of the year." "It's about human growth and creative relationships," Berlinger said about the film. "It's about dealing with your inner ...

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MONTROSE, TNT, NIFELHEIM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONTROSE, TNT, DANGER DANGER, NIFELHEIM, CRAZY LED and MARYSLIM are the latest confirmations for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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GOTHAM ROAD To Release DVD Next Month

GOTHAM ROAD, the new band featuring frontman Michale Graves (MISFITS, GRAVES), guitarist Loki (ANGELSIN, GRAVES guitar tech), bassist JV Bastard (MISTER MONSTER), and drummer Paul Lifeless (A LIFELESS ALLIANCE, MISTER MONSTER), will officially release the "Seasons of the Witch Tour" DVD on April 14. The disc is a collection of video footage shot at three ...

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MACHINE HEAD Finish Recording New Song

MACHINE HEAD and longtime mix-master Colin Richardson have wrapped up production of a brand new track this week, to be included on the upcoming North American release of their new album, "Through The Ashes Of Empires", scheduled to hit stores on April 20. The new song, titled "Seasons Wither", will be added to the new ...

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D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 and RITUAL are the latest bands confirmed to appear at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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FU MANCHU: 'Monster Garage' Photos Posted Online

FU MANCHU have uploaded several photos from the March 11 taping of their live appearance on the Discovery Channel TV show, "Monster Garage". Check them out here (scroll down to the bottom of the page). Says singer/guitarist Scott Hill, There was no picture taking while we were playing the songs live, so these ...

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ODIN GRANGE: RAGING SLAB And BACKDRAFT Members Join Forces

Formed out of the ashes of two of this world's premier purveyors of the boogie groove known to most folks as "southern rock" the new, trans-Atlantic group ODIN GRANGE (pronounced Oudinn Greyng) has announced its inception. The band features four Swedes previously known as BACKDRAFT Rob (guitar), Snejken (guitar), Mats (bass), Nick (drums) who released ...

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SLAYER Enter Recording Studio, Line Up TV Appearances

SLAYER have entered the studio to begin recording their first album with the original lineup since 1990's "Seasons In the Abyss". A late 2004 release through American Recordings is expected. As previously reported, SLAYER have been named "Best Band" in Revolver magazine's 2004 Readers' Poll, and will be featured on the cover of the issue ...

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LORDI To Release Sophomore Album In April

Finnish "monster metal" band LORDI have set an April 14 release date for their second, as-yet-untitled album. The group shot a video for the album's first single, "Blood Red Sandman", at a Helsinki studio last week. The CD was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., SENTENCED, AMORPHIS) and will contain the following track listing: 01. Blood ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Guest Appearances, Guitar Seminars Announced

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman played lead guitar on one song on the upcoming album, "Monster", from the Japanese heavy rock band 03. The CD will be released on March 31 via Avex Records. In other news, Friedman will be appearing at The First World Guitar Congress, held June 2-9 in Baltimore, Maryland. Other guest ...

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