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DOHENY Guitarist Presents Award To LED ZEPPELIN

DOHENY guitarist Billy Morrison (CAMP FREDDY, ex-THE CULT) recently presented an award to kings of rock LED ZEPPELIN. Here's his side of it: "Last Thursday (Dec. 11), I was lucky enough to be asked to present LED ZEPPELIN with the Surround Artist Of The Year Award for their current DVD. I threw a suit and ...

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CLUTCH, NEBULA, MASTODON To Tour Together

CLUTCH will be teaming up with NEBULA and MASTODON for a U.S. tour beginning in late January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 20 - 123 Pleasant Street - Morgantown, WV Jan. 21 - Stella Blue - Asheville, NC Jan. 22 - 40 Watt Club - Athens, GA Jan. 23 - Beta Bar - Tallahassee, ...

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ANATHEMA: Polish Performance To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

ANATHEMA's Jan. 31, 2004 performance at the "Krzemionki" TV studio in Cracow, Poland will be filmed for an upcoming DVD, according to Metal Mind Productions. Also set to appear are AMPLIFIER, GREEN CARNATION and CORRUPTION. ANATHEMA's seventh studio album, "A Natural Disaster", was released last month through Music For Nations Records. The follow-up to 2001's ...

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LULLACRY Announce Winter Tour Dates

Finland's LULLACRY have lined up the following dates during December/January: Dec. 27 - Green Christmas – Rakvere, EE Jan. 15 - Klubi – Tampere, FIN * Jan. 16 - Klubi – Turku, FIN ** Jan. 17 – Tavastia – Helsinki, FIN ** * Riemufestivaali Goes Metal w/ NORTHER, CAUSE FOR EFFECT, TOTAL DEVASTATION ** Riemufestivaali ...

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MOTOGRATER Get Green Light To Record Second Album

Elektra Records has picked up the option for a second MOTOGRATER album, according to a posting on the band's web site. The as-yet-untitled CD is tentatively scheduled to be recorded early next year for a late 2004 release. No further information is available at this time. ...

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KISS To Tour With DEF LEPPARD?

According to KissKollector.com, KISS manager Doc McGhee has confirmed that KISS are in talks with DEF LEPPARD about possibly touring together next year. As reported here yesterday, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has told the Associated Press that KISS will take a break from touring following their final dates with AEROSMITH later this month and will ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Record In The Spring

Finnish "new wave" death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM are busy writing and demoing new material for their sophomore album, tentatively due next summer. The follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, "Spirits and August Light", is scheduled to be recorded late spring 2004 with engineer Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland and will be ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS Record DEAD CAN DANCE Cover For Tribute CD

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS have recorded a version of DEAD CAN DANCE's "The Arcane" for the upcoming DEAD CAN DANCE double-CD tribute album, "The Lotuseaters". The set, which will be released through Greece's Black Lotus Records, will include additional appearances by such acts as THE GATHERING, ULVER, GREEN CARNATION, SEPTIC FLESH, HELENA IREN MICHAELSEN (IMPERIA, ...

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THE LEGION To Tour Europe In February

Swedish black/death metallers THE LEGION are planning a European tour that will kick off before the end of February. "We might also do a one-off gig in our hometown Jönköping together with INSISION sometime in January," the band write on their web site. "Still, neither the tour or the gig has been confirmed yet but ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: New Live Photos Posted Online

MY DYING BRIDE have posted live photos from their performance at the Astoria in London last Friday (October 31) at this location. As previously reported, MY DYING BRIDE's brand-new studio album is scheduled for a February 2004 release through Peaceville Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Dreadful Hours" was recorded at Academy Studios ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: Debut Album Delayed, New Bassist Announced

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), have pushed back the release date of their debut album, "New Found Power", to February 10 through Elektra Records. The group, who have just announced the addition of bassist Bobzilla to their ranks, are fronted by Patrick Lachman, who used ...

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DEICIDE Members Held On Drug, Weapons Charges

Buffalo News reports that two members of the Florida death metal band DEICIDE were arrested at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge when they were found with drugs and weapons in a mobile home they were driving there from Canada, state police said. Benjamin T. Boynton [believed to be a member of the band's road crew — Ed.], ...

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SHADOWCAST Line Up Live Dates

Austria's SHADOWCAST, the project featuring AMORTIS keyboardist Clemens Mayr and DARKWELL/former ABIGOR drummer Moritz Neuner, have lined up the following dates in November: Oct. 24 – Tulln, AUT @ CultureXClub (w/ TAISH, ANTARES) Oct. 25 - Martin, SK @ Rock Pub (w/ ANTARES) Oct. 30 – Innsbruck, AUT @ Hafen (w/ GREEN CARNATION, MÖRK GRYNING, ...

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MÖRK GRYNING: KIMERA To Handle The Axe During Upcoming Tour

Swedish black metallers MÖRK GRYNING have announced that Kimera (real name Peter Nagy) will once again the handle the guitar during the band's upcoming tour. It will mark his first time playing the axe since the group's appearance at the Dragon's Blaze festival in Belgium last May. MÖRK GRYNING will be teaming up with GREEN ...

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HIMSA To Film Video

Seattle's HIMSA will shoot a video in early November with director Derek Dale (DEMON HUNTER) for the track "Rain To The Sound Of Panic", taken from the group's Prosthetic Records debut, "Courting Tragedy and Disaster". The band are currently on the road with SHADOWS FALL and will embark on a Canadian tour with DEATH BY ...

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TROUBLE Announce Hometown Gigs

Reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE will play three concerts in the Chicago area prior to their planned performance in Stockholm, Sweden for the recording of their upcoming live DVD. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 07 - Oasis 160 – Chicago Heights, IL Nov. 14 - Penny Road – Barrington, IL Nov. 15 - Bottom Lounge ...

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TheSTART Sign With NITRO, Prepare To Hit The Road

Los Angeles-based , featuring former HUMAN WASTE PROJECT frontwoman Aimee Echo, have signed a new deal with Nitro Records. "After a year and a half on our own, we felt the next logical step was to find a safe home for us to grow with people that understand who we are," the band said ...

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SEPULTURA To Record Brazilian TV Special

SEPULTURA will record a TV special later this week about the soundtrack to the movie "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro", on which they appear with two previously unreleased tracks — a cover song, "A Dança Das Borboletas", and the instrumental "O Matador". Next week, SEPULTURA will fly to Santiago, Chile to play a show at Instituto ...

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TROUBLE To Film Live DVD At Swedish Gig

Reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE will be teaming up with CANDLEMASS and FORCE OF EVIL (featuring members of MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND) for a one-off gig in Sweden in late November. The show, the exact date for which has not yet been announced, will be recorded for a future DVD release through Escapi (CANDLEMASS, DISMEMBER, ...

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SHADOWCAST Recruit GRAVEWORM Frontman For Upcoming Gigs

Austria's SHADOWCAST, the project featuring AMORTIS keyboardist Clemens Mayr and DARKWELL/ex-ABIGOR drummer Moritz Neuner, have acquired GRAVEWORM singer Stefan Fiori and bassist Manuel as session musicians for their upcoming live gigs. Upcoming SHADOWCAST dates: Oct. 24 - Nitzing/Tulln, AUT @ CultureXClub (w/ TAISH, ANTARES) Oct. 25 - Martin, SK @ Rock Pub (w/ ANTARES) Oct. ...

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Review: AEROSMITH Rocked, KISS Handled Fireworks At Denver Gig

Matt Sebastian of The Daily Camera reports that the difference between KISS and AEROSMITH became strikingly clear by the fourth song of the latter band's set at Fiddler's Green in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday night (September 30), when the Boston rockers loosened up with a fierce rendition of "Let the Music Do the Talking". Taking ...

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PUNKVOTER: Musicians Take Anti-BUSH Message Directly To The Fans

Billy Gould (ex-FAITH NO MORE), Jello Biafra (ex-DEAD KENNEDYS), Fat Mike (NOFX), Billy Joe Armstrong (GREEN DAY), THE OFFSPRING, BAD RELIGION and FOO FIGHTERS are among the musicians that have come together to form Punkvoter, a coalition to educate, register and mobilize over 500,000 progressive voters. In an interview with Hotline, NOFX's Fat Mike said ...

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KISS Frontmen Subpoenaed Before Chicago Concert

William Hageman of Chicago Tribune reports that KISS leaders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were served subpoenas by a private investigator Friday night (September 26) before their performance at the Tweeter Center in connection with a former business manager who is now a fugitive living in South Africa. The case involves Jesse M. Hilsen, 63, ...

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Update: GREAT WHITE Drummer Hurt In Car Crash

Timothy C. Barmann of The Providence Journal reports that GREAT WHITE drummer Derrick Pontier was involved in a head-on collision Saturday near Allentown, Pa., a few hours before the band was to perform in a charity concert there to benefit victims of The Station nightclub fire. Pontier, 36, of Huntington Beach, Calif., was driving in ...

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