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Gigs To Rise From HELLFEST's Ashes

Scott Frost of The Trentonian is reporting that the organizers of the canceled Hellfest three-day metal and hardcore festival said 6,000 tickets, including 500 from overseas fans as far as Japan, were sold for the event, but those numbers might have been exaggerated. Max Cruise Entertainment's Chris Ring, the talent buyers for 90 ...

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MADBALL To Embark On U.S. Headlining Tour

Fresh off the Sounds of the Underground tour, MADBALL have announced a headlining tour of the U.S. The New York hardcore heroes will hit the national circuit with support from WALLS OF JERICHO, MISERY SIGNALS and FULL BLOWN CHAOS. This tour will be the band's first following the release of their new full-length and first ...

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Showdown - BARCODE

Well, I sure as hell regret not finding out about Denmark's' BARCODE sooner. "Showdown" is the band's fourth full-length album. They've also released a few splits and appeared on several compilations. Now that I've been punched in the mouth by "Showdown", I'm ready to check out the earlier material. Based on the signing of AGNOSTIC ...

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Lions in this Game - DONNYBROOK

Christ, this is one tough ass hardcore CD! With all the teeth spittin' and rib-crackin' hardcore going on here, how appropriate that this Los Angeles band is named DONNYBROOK and the Michael Bukowski cover art depicts an all-out hockey brawl. The skull and bloody hockey sticks that serve as cross bones on the actual disc ...

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MADBALL Seek Extras For 'HeavensHell' Video

New York hardcore legends MADBALL will be shooting a video for the track "HeavensHell" with director Dale "Rage" Resteghini (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, MUDVAYNE, UNEARTH, AGNOSTIC FRONT, MISERY SIGNALS) at Kenny's Castaways in New York City on Saturday, June 4 and are seeking extras to appear in the clip. The filming will begin at approximately 10:00 ...

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MADBALL To Film New Video In Early June

New York hardcore legends MADBALL will be filming a video for a new song on June 4 with Dale "Rage" Resteghini (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, MUDVAYNE, UNEARTH, AGNOSTIC FRONT, MISERY SIGNALS). The video will be shot in an urban location which will be announced shortly. As previously reported, MADBALL recently inked a deal with Ferret Records. ...

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HATESPHERE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. HATESPHERE will perform on Sunday, June 26 between 1:20 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the Marquee II stage. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting is shaping up as follows: ...

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OPETH: Keyboardist PER WIBERG Officially Joins The Band

Sweden's OPETH have posted the following update on their official web site: "Per Wiberg [keyboards] has now officially joined OPETH as a permanent member of the band. As most of you know he's been touring with OPETH since their 'Damnation' record. SPIRITUAL BEGGARS fans should not despair as he will continue playing and recording with ...

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MADBALL Sign With FERRET RECORDS

New York hardcore legends MADBALL have inked a deal with Ferret Records. The band will enter the studio in May with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, THROWDOWN) to begin recording their new album, "Legacy", tentatively due on August 9. Commented Ferret label president Carl Severson: "I remember skating back from Vintage Vinyl in NJ with ...

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OPETH Close To Signing With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Sweden's OPETH are on the verge of inking a new record deal with Roadrunner Records, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The band, who were previously signed to the now-defunct British label Music For Nations Records, recently entered Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their eight album, tentatively due later in the year. ...

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France's FURY FEST: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule has been announced for the 2005 edition of Fury Fest, set to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 24: Main Stage: 00.15 - 1.15 JELLO BIAFRA AND THE MELVINS 22.30 - 23.15 ANTHRAX 21.00 - 21.45 MILLENCOLIN 19.30 - 20.15 ...

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CHIMAIRA Pull Out Of Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING; MEGADETH, MADBALL Others Added To Bill

CHIMAIRA and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have cancelled their participation in this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. Meanwhile, MADBALL have re-confirmed their appearance at the festival, along with latest additions MEGADETH, SKITSOTY, TERROR, AMEN, PRO-PAIN, DRAGONFORCE, GOREFEST, PETER PAN SPEEDROCK and SIRENIA. The billing for the 10th-anniversary ...

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SLAYER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, WITHIN TEMPTATION Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

SLAYER, CALIBAN, CHIMAIRA, DARK TRANQUILLITY, H20, IMMOLATION, MADBALL, METAL CHURCH, MURPHY'S LAW, PRIMAL FEAR, WITHIN TEMPTATION and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival is shaping up as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH AXEL ...

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MADBALL To Tour Europe In December

New York hardcore legends MADBALL have lined up the following European dates during January: Dec. 03 - Hof Ter Lo - Antwerpen, BEL Dec. 04 - Voz Do Operario - Lisbon, POR Dec. 05 - Rock World - Manchester, UK Dec. 06 - Garage - London, UK Dec. 07 - Zeche Carl - Essen, GER ...

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37 STABWOUNDZ To Tour Spain/Portugal In January

Dutch hardcore/metal band 37 STABWOUNDZ will embark on a tour of Spain and Portugal in the beginning of 2005. The "Roaming The Iberian Fields Tour" will take place between January 4 and January 12, 2005 and will include other international bands. Dates confirmed so far are as follows: Jan. 04 – Girona, SPA @ TBA ...

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HATEBREED Singer To Commence Work On ICEPICK Album

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta will shortly begin laying down vocal tracks for the debut album from ICEPICK, Jasta's much-anticipated collaboration with SKARHEAD singer Lord Ezec. "I will also be traveling back and forth to Planet Z where I will be working on the long-awaited ICEPICK album," Jamey writes on his web site. "I have two ...

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EASTPAK RESISTANCE TOUR: RAMALLAH Removed From The Bill

The organizers of the upcoming Eastpak Resistance Tour have removed RAMALLAH from the trek's lineup after they were unable to get a 100 percent confirmation from the band. In addition, SLAPSHOT have been confirmed as the "special guests" between November 19 and November 28, with various European acts occupying the support slot at different shows. ...

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EASTPAK RESISTANCE 2004: Tour Dates Announced

SICK OF IT ALL, 7 SECONDS, THE BONES, SLAPSHOT, WALLS OF JERICHO, UNEARTH and RAMALLAH will be teaming up for the 2004 edition of the Eastpak Resistance European tour, set to kick off November 5 in Geneva, Switzerland. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 05 - Vernier Sur Rock - Geneva, SWI Nov. 06 - ...

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