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ANCIENT Singer DEADLY KRISTIN Leaves BYAXIS

ANCIENT vocalist Deadly Kristin has parted ways with Seattle-based progressive death metallers BYAXIS due to "creative & musical differences," according to the band's official web site. "She's still considered a dear friend & sister. We wish her the best of luck with all of her endeavors." "Taking [Kristin's] place is none other than Justin Hoffman, ...

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SEVENTH ONE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish power metallers SEVENTH ONE are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists (in alphabetical order): ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

CARPATHIAN FOREST are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists (in alphabetical order): ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE II CIRCLE DARK ...

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METALIUM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's METALIUM are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists (in alphabetical order): ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CIRCLE II CIRCLE DARK AGE DARKANE ...

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JIMI HENDRIX: Live Album, Tribute CD On The Way

An album of unreleased live JIMI HENDRIX music is set to hit stores this fall — nearly 33 years after his death in London. "It's a live concert — I can't tell you yet which concert it is," Janie HendrixJimi's sister and president and CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC, the Hendrix family company ...

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MURDERDOLLS Dress Up In Drag For Intimate London Gig

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves, played an intimate set at top London burlesque club Madam Jo Jo's Monday night (June 2)... in drag, ...

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Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule for this year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, set to take place Jun. 27-28 in Balingen, Germany, has been announced. It is as follows: Friday, June 27 DESTRUCTOR (opener) BITCH ROBROCK AMON AMARTH AXXIS T.N.T. ANNIHILATOR DOKKEN SODOM HAMMERFALL DIO (headliner) Saturday, June 28 HIRAX (opener) ANGELWITCH MASTERPLAN BRAINSTORM PINK CREAM ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE To Hit The Road

SLAVES ON DOPE have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: May 31 - Sacramento, CA - The Boardwalk (ONESIDEZERO) Jun. 04 - Ft Wayne, IN - Piere's (w/ RA, TWISTED METHOD) Jun. 05 - Ironton, OH - 3rd Street Showgrounds (w/ RA, TWISTED METHOD) Jun. 07 - Madison, WI - Annex Jun. ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Confirmed For SNAKENET METAL NATION FEST 2003

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), have been confirmed to appear at Snakenet.com Metal Nation Fest 2003 on June 20 at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Also set to perform at the two-day event are DAYLIGHT DIES, OCTOBER 31, TWISTED TOWER ...

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MACABRE To Release 'Murder Metal' In September

MACABRE are set to release their new full-length album, "Murder Metal", on September 23 through Season Of Mist Records. The album will be issued via a licensing agreement with Decomposed Records, an indie label owned and operated by the band and their management. This release will be a continuation of the group's 1993 classic "Sinister ...

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Former PHANTOM BLUE/VIXEN Bassist Passes Away

Former PHANTOM BLUE/VIXEN touring bassist Rana Ross passed away on May 3 due to liver failure. She was 34 years old. Rana joined PHANTOM BLUE in 1994, shortly after the release of their second album, "Built To Perform", and toured with VIXEN in 1997 before forming SINBOY with singer/programmer Elysa Grey, whom Ross had dubbed ...

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TAD MOROSE Working On New Album

Sweden's TAD MOROSE have set "Life In A Lonely Grave" as the title for their forthcoming album, which is currently being recorded at Studio Soundcreation for a late summer release through Century Media Records. According to guitarist Christer "Krunt" Andersson, "We've just started laying down the vocals and we will mix the shit in Studio ...

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EIDOLON Finalize Track Listing For 'Apostles Of Defiance'

Toronto, Canada's EIDOLON have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Apostles Of Defiance", due in October through Metal Blade/Skyscraper Music Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Coma Nation", which is scheduled to be mixed in early July, will contain the following cuts: 01. Scream From Within 02. Volcanic Earth 03. Demoralized 04. Twisted Morality ...

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TWISTED SISTER: New 'Make-Up' Photos Posted Online!

TWISTED SISTER's official web site has posted several high-resolution photos of the group performing in full make-up (everyone except bassist Mark "The Animal" Mendoza) at Tuxedo Junction in Danbury, Connecticut this past Sunday (April 25). Check them out here. In other news, TWISTED SISTER held a press conference this morning on the USS ...

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HEADSTRONG Split Up

Canada's HEADSTRONG have officially split up, citing their disillusionment with the record industry as one of the reasons for the group's break-up. The following is an excerpt from vocalist Matt Kinna's "parting words" message as posted on the group's official web site: "HEADSTRONG is dead. Long live the headstrong. "It's funny. I don't know if ...

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JESSE BLAZE To Open For SUKI JONES On Long Island

BLAZE, the Long Island, New York-based band fronted by Jesse Blaze, son of '80s rocker Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER fame (not to be confused with the Blaze Bayley-fronted British band of the same name), have lined up the following dates during May: May 03 – New York, NMY @ Continental May 17 – Long ...

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BITCH To Play Hollywood This Weekend

Legendary '80s Californian act BITCH, fronted by Betsy "Bitch" Weiss, will be playing a live show at The Cat Club (located next door to The Whisky A Go Go) on Saturday, April 26 at 11:30 p.m. "It has only been a couple of weeks since we played our last gig," Betsy said in an official ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Play At Six Flags Park In New Jersey

TWISTED SISTER will reportedly be playing Six Flags — Great Adventure in New Jersey on July 5. No further information is available at this time. Upcoming TWISTED SISTER tour dates: May 1-5 - Tour of Army bases in Korea for the USO Jun. 08 - Sweden Rock Festival - Solvesborg, SWE Jun. 27 - Z7 ...

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KID ROCK Hard At Work On New Album

KID ROCK and his TWISTED BROWN TRUCKER band are hard at work in his suburban Detroit studio, Clarkston Chophouse, recording material for his next album. Word is that Rock has more than 70 songs written for the project, and he's said he wants to record 50 of them before choosing a final track listing. ...

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DEE SNIDER's Son Launches Music Career With BLAZE

Jesse Blaze, son of '80s rocker Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER fame, has launched a "melodic yet percussive heavy metal band" called BLAZE (not to be confused with the Blaze Bayley-fronted British band of the same name). The group, which is completed by Billy (bass), Chris (drums), and Omar (guitar), has posted a four-song demo ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

FINNTROLL are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE TALISMAN WISHBONE ASH DEMON ...

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PAUL DI'ANNO Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

Former IRON MAIDEN frontman PAUL DI'ANNO and his band KILLERS are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Music Posted Online

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have posted the tracks "A Beautiful Sickness" and "Entrance Wound" in MP3 format at this location. Both cuts come off the group's debut ...

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