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METALLICA: Atlanta's Damaged Field Sings Heavy Metal Blues

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the next time METALLICA plays a concert at Turner Field, the Braves — and opposing teams — would prefer they do it in the parking lot. The heavy-metal act headlined a July 11 concert on the field while the Braves were on the road before the ...

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SKINLAB Frontman Seeks Members For New Project

SKINLAB bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel has officially left DEF:IGNITION, his short-lived collaboration with ex-UNDER/VICE guitarist Jack Cargile, former DEFIANCE/UNDER bassist Mike Kaufmann and ex-UNDER drummer Hugo. "This decision comes at a weird time in my life," Esquivel explained to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Now that SKINLAB will be taking a break for awhile, my next musical step must be ...

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SPEEDEALER: More Tour Dates Announced

The reformed SPEEDEALER, now featuring bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS), have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Aug. 13 – Austin, TX @ Emo's Aug. 14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Green Door Aug. 15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad Aug. 16 – Phoenix, AZ ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS To Record New Album In November

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS will enter the studio in November to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Napalm Records. The group are currently writing material for the effort and will soon make a pre-production recording of all the songs, according to a post on the band's web site. In other ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announce New Bassist, Deny Breakup Rumors

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER guitarist Brian Eschbach has issued the following statement regarding the group's recent decision to withdraw from the SOILENT GREEN U.S. tour: "We pulled off the SOILENT GREEN tour because Dave [Lock] (bass player) quit the band. We're currently practicing with our new bassist Joe Boccuto (SET ABLAZE). The rumors about us ...

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TROUBLE: 'Unplugged' Details Revealed

Reunited doom legends TROUBLE have announced the track listing for their forthcoming "Unplugged" CD, which is currently being recorded at a Chicago-area studio. According to the band's official web site, www.newtrouble.com, "Unplugged" will contain acoustic versions of five classic TROUBLE numbers along with two brand new songs, at least one of which was ...

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Roorback - SEPULTURA

From the opening strains of "Come Back Alive" to the closing outro, "Roorback" is conclusive proof that SEPULTURA have lost a lot of their fire. The band's ninth studio album is a disappointingly large step backward from 2001's "Nation", which found singer Derrick Green meshing smoothly with the band to create an effective and, at ...

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IGGY POP Live At Jones Beach: Photos Available

IGGY POP performed live at Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York on Friday (August 8). Check out pictures from Film Magic. POP will release his new solo album, "Skull Ring", on September 30 through Virgin Records. The follow-up to 2001 "Beat 'Em Up" features collaborations with fellow ex-STOOGES members ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To 'Surrender' In September?

During an appearance on KROQ on Friday, August 8, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst announced that the group's new album will be called "Surrender". He also played snippets of four songs from the CD, including "Microphone Fiend" and a track believed to be titled "Red Light, Green Light", which features a guest appearance by rapper ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'FRED DURST Is An Innovator'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about how the lineup for this year's Summer Sanitarium Tour came together. "When Summer Sanitarium was conceived three years ago, the idea, in a nutshell, was to recreate all the shit we grew up on, which was Day On The Green and Texas Rockfests and ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Drop Off SOILENT GREEN Tour

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have been forced to pull off the SOILENT GREEN tour due to "personal reasons". However, despite rumors to the contrary, the band have most definitely "not broken up," according to a spokesperson for the group's label, Metal Blade Records. THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER were added to the SOILENT GREEN tour as ...

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LEADFOOT Explain Ottawa Cancellation

LEADFOOT, the North Carolina-based group featuring former C.O.C. vocalist Karl Agell and bassist Phil Swisher, were forced to cancel their previously announced July 30 appearance at Zaphods in Ottawa, Canada. The following is Agell's official statement on the matter: "We would like to apologize to everyone involved regarding our most recent cancellation in Ottawa at ...

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MONDO GENERATOR To Perform At LOLLAPALOOZA

MONDO GENERATOR, the side project of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Nick Oliveri and Josh Homme, have been confirmed to appear on the second stage at six dates at this year's Lollapalooza festival beginning with tonight's show in West Palm Beach, Florida. The band's latest album, "A Drug Problem That Never Existed", was released last ...

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TED NUGENT Challenges Illinois Governor

TED NUGENT says Gov. Rod Blagojevich is more than welcome to visit him backstage before his Aug. 11 performance at the Illinois State Fair, according to the Associated Press. The rocker and gun-rights advocate, known for the song "Cat Scratch Fever", is itching to tell Blagojevich how much he dislikes Illinois' gun laws. "I challenge ...

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PROGPOWER EUROPE: Lineup Complete

ELEGY, AT VANCE and EVERGREY are the latest acts to have been confirmed for ProgPower Europe festival, a two-day event set to take place October 4-5 at JC Siwa in Baarlo, Holland. EVERGREY will headline the festival on Sunday, October 5. The complete lineup for ProgPower Europe is as follows: EVERGREY (SWE) VANDENPLAS (GER) AT ...

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Plan To Honor OZZY OSBOURNE Splits His Childhood Community

A plan to give Ozzy Osbourne the freedom of his Birmingham birthplace has split the community where he once lived, according to icBirmingham.co.uk. Coun Tony Kennedy (Lab, Aston) is leading a crusade to honor the bat-eating rocker in Aston where he was born and bred. But Coun Ayoub Khan (Lib-Dem, Aston) said: "This would send ...

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BURNT BY THE SUN Complete Work On New CD

Relapse Records recording artists BURNT BY THE SUN have completed work on their highly-anticipated new album, entitled "The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good". "The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good" was recorded at New Jersey's Trax East Studio with producer Matt Bayles (ISIS, VENDETTA RED, MASTODON, BLOOD BROTHERS). The final track listing ...

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METALLICA's HAMMETT Says Lawsuit Hoax Was 'Hilarious'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett spoke to Daniel Durchholz of St. Louis Post-Dispatch about last week's bogus report that the litigious hard-rock band, which has gone to court on several occasions to protect its brand name and copyrighted material, was suing a little-known Canadian group called UNFAITH for unauthorized use of the "METALLICA-branded" chords ...

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SAVATAGE Members To Perform Together For First Time In Eight Years

For the first time in eight years, bassist Johnny Lee Middleton and drummer Steve "Doc" Wacholz will join vocalist Jon Oliva and guitarist Chris Caffery on stage for the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert to remember and celebrate the life and contributions of Jon's brother, late SAVATAGE guitarist Christopher Michael Oliva. The concert will ...

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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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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Added To SOILENT GREEN Tour

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have replaced CEPHALIC CARNAGE on the SOILENT GREEN tour that is scheduled to kick off at the end of the month. Also appearing on the bill will be LICKGOLDENSKY. Upcoming SOILENT GREEN, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, LICKGOLDENSKY tour dates: Jul. 30 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Factory Jul. 31 - Tallahassee, ...

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CARNIVORE, ANNIHILATOR, OBITUARY, EXHORDER Albums To Be Reissued

On September 9, Roadrunner Records will be issuing a series of "2 From The Vault" releases, featuring two classic CDs — many deleted — packaged and priced as one. The albums planned for re-release are as follows: ANNIHILATOR – "Alice In Hell" & "Neverland" CARNIVORE - "Carnivore" & "Retaliation" EXHORDER - "Slaughter In The Vatican" ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist To Hit The Road: Tour Dates Announced

Tommy Stinson, founding member and bass player for the seminal rock group THE REPLACEMENTS and bass player of the new GUNS N' ROSES, will embark on a three-week U.S. tour in late August along with Hearbox Records recording artists THE FIGGS. Performing in an acoustic setting, Stinson will be previewing some of the songs from ...

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KISS Guitarist Remembers His First Gig With The Group

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, who will continue to portray Ace Frehley's "Spaceman" character during the band's upcoming tour with AEROSMITH, recently spoke to Billboard magazine about his first "proper" gig with the group, which took place in February with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra — a sold-out show played to 48,000, broadcast worldwide via pay-per-view ...

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SUMMER BREEZE 2003: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup has been announced for this year's Summer Breeze 2003 festival, scheduled to take place Aug. 21-23, 2003 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. It is as follows: IN FLAMES IN EXTREMO J.B.O. CHILDREN OF BODOM SUBWAY TO SALLY KROKUS WITHIN TEMPTATION RAGE PRIMAL FEAR NAPALM DEATH AMORPHIS AMON AMARTH FINNTROLL THE KOVENANT FARMER BOYS PYOGENESIS ...

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