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OBLITERATION Take Part In OZZFEST Unsigned Band Contest

New York death metallers OBLITERATION have issued the following report regarding their participation in the Ozzfest 2004 unsigned band contest: "OBLITERATION made the audition for Ozzfest. I mean we made it by the skin of our teeth. Literally!!! Newly recruited bass player Mike Greenfield didn't show up until 30 minutes before the interview!!! Talk about ...

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Trial Of RUSH Guitarist, Son Delayed Until September

The date for the battery trial of RUSH lead guitarist Alex Lifeson, and his son, was pushed back another three months Wednesday (June 9), according to the Naples Daily News. Lifeson, whose real name is Alex Zivojinovich, and his son Justin are scheduled to be tried the week of Sept. 13 in Collier County Circuit ...

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VAN HALEN Drummer: 'We've Matured'

VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar has told USA Today that he can't see the sense of dissecting unresolved squabbles with his newly reunited bandmates, as METALLICA did with their traveling therapist in the new documentary "Some Kind of Monster". "We already went through the misery once," said Hagar. "Why relive a horrible experience? If you ...

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VAN HALEN World Premiere Scheduled For Next Weekend

On the weekend of June 11-13, VAN HALEN will debut all three new songs from their forthcoming 36-song two-disc compilation, "The Best Of Both Worlds", on the Westwood One radio special "Van Halen – 2004 Tour Special and World Premiere" The one-hour special will also include the band's first radio interview in more than eight ...

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LAMB OF GOD: New Album To Arrive In August?

According to an ad in the August 2004 issue of Revolver magazine (page 106), LAMB OF GOD's new album, "Ashes of The Wake", will be released on August 31 through Epic Records. The ad also displays what might be the cover art for the new album. As previously reported, the follow-up to 2003's "As the ...

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RUSH Guitarist Talks About 30th Anniversary Tour, Upcoming EP

RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson has spoken to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the group's 30th anniversary tour and upcoming covers EP "Feedback". "This being the anniversary and everything, we thought we'd get back out and do something special with this," Lifeson, 50, said of the current trek. "I mean, we have every intention of going ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: Rio Show Cancelled

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has posted the following message on the band's web site: "We have just been informed by our South American booking agent that the show in Rio de Janeiro will not take place. The reason given was financial problems with the local promoter. We are disappointed that we won't able to ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Sign With MAGNA CARTA RECORDS

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the jazz ensemble led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, have inked a deal with Magna Carta Records. "Fittingly, Magna Carta is based in Rochester, NY, where we have some of our most rabid supporters," the band write on Alex's web site. "We want to thank all the fans and industry folks ...

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ATROCITY's KRULL, LEAVES' EYES' LIV To Appear On German TV

ATROCITY frontman Alex Krull and his wife/LEAVES' EYES bandmate Liv Kristine will be the guests on German TV channel B-TV's morning show on Tuesday, June 1 between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. LEAVES' EYES' debut album, "Lovelorn", was released last week through Napalm Records. The band made their live debut on Friday (May 28) at ...

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DISILLUSION, COMMANDER, INTO DARKNESS To Tour Germany

DISILLUSION, COMMANDER and INTO DARKNESS will be teaming up for a three-date "Summer Death Tour" of Bavaria/Germany in June. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 10 – Munich, GER - Garage Jun. 11 – Jenkofen (Landshut), GER - Wolperdinger (w/ ILLEGIMITATION) Jun. 12 - Landsberg a. Lech, GER - Juze (w/ SARUMAN) DISILLUSION's full-length debut, ...

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ANTHRAX To Begin Work On New Album In August

ANTHRAX will begin work on a new album in August for a tentative late spring/early summer 2005 release, guitarist Scott Ian told The Star Newspapers in a recent interview. "If we make a great record, everything else falls into place," he said. Ian also said that he is hoping the relationship the band established with ...

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HAVOCHATE To Record New York Show For Possible Live CD/DVD

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring drummer Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) and bassist Greg Christian (ex-TESTAMENT), will be playing at The Haunt in Ithaca, New York this Friday, May 28. The group, who recently entered Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in Ithaca with producer Alex Perialas (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL) to begin recording their second album, ...

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NECROPHAGIA Complete Songwriting Sessions For New Album

NECROPHAGIA have completed the songwriting sessions for their next full-length release, to be titled "Harvest Ritual Vol 1: Penance". Songs set to appear on the CD include "Return to Texas", "Cadavera X", "Unearthed", "London (13 Demon Street)", and "Bleeding Eyes of the Eternally Damned". Recording will take place at state-of-the-art studios around the world and ...

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Former PUSHED Singer Launches PERSQUAREINCH

Former PUSHED singer Travis Neal and has formed a new band with Dan Trujillo (ex-18 BONEZ) on guitar, Shane Monaghan (ex-18 BONEZ) on bass, and Jared Clayton on drums. Dubbed PERSQUAREINCH, the new group "is what I've been starving for for a few years now," said Neal. "There is no boundaries in the writing style, ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Bassist Comments On ALEX NELSON's Passing

LIZZY BORDEN bassist Marten Andersson has posted the following message on his web site regarding the recent passing of ex-LIZZY BORDEN guitarist Alex Nelson: "Thanks for all the emails regarding Alex. I have been getting a ton of emails from all over the world. I knew the guy would be missed but I had no ...

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RUSH: 'Summertime Blues' Clip Posted Online

The first single, "Summertime Blues", from RUSH's upcoming CD, "Feedback", has been posted online at this location. As previously reported, "Feedback" is an EP collection of covers of classics popularized by THE WHO, CREAM, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD and THE YARDBIRDS. Due June 29 via Atlantic, the eight-track "Feedback" marks the first time the group ...

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RHAPSODY Name New Album

Italian symphonic metal band RHAPSODY have set "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands Part 2 - The Dark Secret" as the title of their forthcoming full-length album, due in September through Magic Circle Music/SPV. As previously reported, the upcoming CD will feature a very special appearance by acclaimed actor Christopher Lee ("Star Wars - Episode 2: Attack ...

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