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Review: OZZFEST 2003 Is A Magnet For Metalheads

Rebecca Dana of the Washington Post reports that "to be a second-stage act, which is to say not a headliner, at Ozzfest 2003 — the darkest, loudest and most heavily metallic touring show on Earth — is unequivocally lovely on a sunny summer day. It is to be 27 years old with a spike in ...

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ETERNAL GRAY To Collaborate With MORBID ANGEL Singer

Israeli death metallers ETERNAL GRAY have announced plans to collaborate with MORBID ANGEL frontman Steve Tucker on their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. "We think that working in cooperation with such a great person and a metal monster will take us towards our goal, the goal of making high-quality ...

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EMO MOWERY Joins LEASH LAW

LEASH LAW, the new Florida-based group featuring former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, ROB ROCK guitarist Rick Renstrom, ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, and ROB ROCK bassist Stephen Elder, have announced the addition of guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS) to the group's ranks. Emo's "monster seven-string rhythms add even more to this modern classic," ...

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DAVE GROHL Ties The Knot

People magazine reports that FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, 34, and former MTV producer Jordyn Blum (photo), 27, wed at their Los Angeles home Aug. 2. Hundreds of guests, including label honcho Clive Davis and Grohl's former NIRVANA bandmate Krist Novoselic attended the nuptials. It is the first marriage for Blum, the second ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Enter Studio To Record 'Radiation Day'

MONSTER MAGNET have entered a Los Angeles studio with producer Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) to begin recording their new album, tentatively titled "Radiation Day", due in Europe in early 2004 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The CD, the group's first with bassist Jim Baglino (LORD STERLING) and drummer Micheal Wildwood ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Singer Subject Of Upcoming 'Monster House' Episode

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muirwill allow cameras into his house for the filming of the 13th episode of the new Discovery Channel show called "Monster House". The episode will reportedly air the week of Halloween. According to Margot Douaihy of Residential Systems magazine, the reality-TV show "Monster House" is a collaboration between Original Productions and ...

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GOTHAM ROAD: New Music 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 posted MP3 clips of the tracks "Seasons Of The Witch" and "Bits Of Skin" at their official web site. Check them out at ...

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BACKYARD BABIES To Begin Mixing In Late August

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES are on track to complete the recordings for their new album on Monday, July 28 and begin mixing the effort on August 24 in Los Angeles. The band, who are currently recording the follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good" at Stockholm's Polar studios with producer Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS ...

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CHAOSBREED: Helsinki Live Photos Posted Online

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have posted pictures from their first-ever live performance at Stella Star in Helsinki on July 11 at this location. ...

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SOULSTORM To Release New Material

Before relocating to Los Angeles, SOULSTORM lead singer/bassist Nick Sagias and longtime drummer Patrick Harquail went into Peter Hudson's Hallamusic studios (MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE, INTERZONE) in Toronto and recorded 10 new songs in an all-day jam that were left as rough skeletons to build the new songs upon. "At the time of recording Pat and ...

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CHAOSBREED To Get 'Brutal' On Their Full-Length Debut

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have set "Brutal" as the title for their forthcoming debut album, tentatively due in early 2004. "Brutal" will be recorded in ...

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MISFITS Go Back In Time

MISFITS will release "Misfits Project 1950" on July 28 through Misfits Records in association with Rykodisc. Founding member Jerry Only has recruited Marky Ramone and former BLACK FLAG guitarist Dez Cadena on an album full of classic 1950s hits, including "Donna" by Richie Valens. 1960's pop-rock icon Ronnie Spector known for the classic hits "Be ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS Announce New Bassist

Knoxville, Tennessee's PLACE OF SKULLS, who feature in their ranks former SPIRIT CARAVAN/ST. VITUS/THE OBSESSED guitarist/vocalist Wino, have announced the addition of bassist Dennis Cornelius to the group's ranks. "We've just finished a 2-day audition/rehearsal and to simply say it was heavy would be an understatement," reads a posting on the band's official web site. ...

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TESTAMENT Cancel U.K. Dates

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have cancelled their previously announced U.K. dates, originally scheduled to take place in late July. No reason was given for the cancellation. The group's revised European tour dates are as follows: Jul. 25 - Speyer, GER @ Halle 101 Jul. 26 - Hirschaid, GER @ Earthshaker Festival Jul. ...

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OZZY And Family Sign With MTV For More 'Osbournes'

MTV has signed Ozzy Osbourne and family for 20 new episodes of its hit reality series "The Osbournes", scheduled to begin airing early next year. "It's been one hell of a journey these past few years," Ozzy told the Television Critics Association summer gathering. "This whole MTV thing has been an incredible adventure. We didn't ...

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GOTHAM ROAD To Sell New Demo At Upcoming Shows

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), are in the process of mixing a six-song demo at Demolition Studios with engineer Harry Jack and expect to have it mastered and pressed ...

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Captain Dog Rides Again - BLIND DOG

Just who Captain Dog is and what his purpose is in life remains unclear, you would think, to all but the three desperadoes who make up this Swedish outfit. But then again — and at the risk of doling out every stoner rock cliché in the book — who gives a flying fuck when you ...

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THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX To Tour Europe In July

THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX, featuring MONSTER MAGNET guitarist Ed Mundell, will embark on a 12-date European tour in July. THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX tour dates (subject to change): Jul. 09 - The Camden Underworld - London, UK Jul. 10 – TBA - IRE Jul. 11 - TBA - IRE Jul. 12 – Sjockfestival - Gierle, BEL (w/ ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announce European Festival Appearances

MONSTER MAGNET have announced the following European festival appearances during August: Aug. 28 – Wiessen, AUT @ Two Days A Week Festival Aug. 30 – Piramasenes, GER @ Rock im Wald Festival Aug. 31 – Weeze, GER @ Terremoto Festival As previously reported, MONSTER MAGNET have tapped Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Name Producer For Upcoming CD

MONSTER MAGNET have tapped Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) to co-produce their next studio album, tentatively titled "Radiation Day", for an early 2004 European release through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The band, who have yet to secure a North American deal following their split with A&M Records early last year, will ...

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The New York Post: KID ROCK And PAMELA Dis-Engaged?

The New York Post reports that there's more evidence that it's over between Pam Anderson and Kid Rock. While Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and John Stamos are together in Baghdad on a USO tour (with Robert De Niro, Georgette Mosbacher and Gen. Tommy Franks), Kid took his best bud, "Monster Garage" host Jesse James, as his traveling ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Have Not Broken Up

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland called into "The Cane Show" on K-Rock on Wednesday (June 16) and commented on several topics, including the future of STP, his plans with VELVET REVOLVER and his personal life. The following are some of the highlights of the conversation: On STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' current status and his ...

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LEGEND To Hit The Road, Begin Work On New Album

LEGEND, the classic NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) band from Jersey, U.K., have reformed and will start rehearsals in July with the prospect of doing some shows before the end of the year. Work on new material will begin in late 2003 with a view toward releasing a new album 2004. The current ...

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KREATOR: DVD Trailer Posted Online

German thrash metal pioneers KREATOR have posted a trailer for their upcoming "Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory" DVD at their official web site. Check it out: Hi-Speed, Lo-Speed. "Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory", due in North America on July 22 through SPV (June 23 in the rest of the world), features ...

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COAL CHAMBER Finalize Track Listing For 'Giving The Devil His Due'

COAL CHAMBER have finalized the track listing for their upcoming B-sides/rarities album, "Giving The Devil His Due", due on July 29 through Roadrunner Records. According to an official statement from Roadrunner, "Giving The Devil His Due" is "not a traditional "B-sides album", but rather "a collection of songs that traces the sonic growth and breadth ...

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St. Anger - METALLICA

In many ways, "St. Anger" is the most anticipated, yet most dreaded, metal release since, well, the last METALLICA album. Twenty years (to the month) after the arrival of their monumental debut, "Kill 'Em All", this band still has the ability to command the attention of the entire metal community — from their legions of ...

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