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Former OBITUARY Drummer To Make "Saturday Night Live" Appearance!

Rising Tampa, Florida-based artist ANDREW WK, whose backing band features former OBITUARY drummer Donald Tardy, will be the featured musical guest on the April 13th edition of Saturday Night Live, hosted by WWF superstar The Rock. ANDREW WK's debut full-length album, entitled, I Get Wet, hits stores on Tuesday, March 26th through Island Records. In ...

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KORN: Initial Summer Tour Dates Announced

According to MTV, these are the initial dates for KORN's upcoming summer headlining tour: Jun. 20 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ TBA Jun. 21 - Hartford, CT @ TBA Jun. 23 - New York, NY @ TBA Jun. 26 - Toronto, ON @ TBA Jun. 27 - Montreal, QC @ TBA Jun. 29 - Pittsburgh, PA ...

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SABBATUM BLACK SABBATH In The Medieval Times

Sabbatum is the name of a very special BLACK SABBATH tribute album containing renditions of 12 SABBATH classics performed on medieval instruments like lute, fiddle and harp by Estonian medieval music band RONDELLUS. To top it off, all the songs are sung in Latin language, faithfully translated from the originals. The full track listing for ...

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KITTIE, SKINLAB, FLAW, MY RUIN Dates Announced

The following dates have been announced for the forthcoming KITTIE, SKINLAB, FLAW and MY RUIN US tour: Apr. 07 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection Apr. 10 Buffalo, NY @ Showplace Theatre Apr. 11 Providence, RI @ Lupos Apr. 12 Boston, MA @ TBA Apr. 13 Albany, NY @ TBA Apr. 16 Scranton, PA @ Tinks ...

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PRONG US Tour Dates Announced!

The current incarnation of PRONG—mainman Tommy Victor (guitar/vocals), Dan Laudo (drums), Rich Gonzalez (i.e. DIESEL MACHINE bassist, DEVILUTION—guitar) and Brian Perry (ex-JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, DIRTY LOOKS—bass)—will embark on a six-week US tour in early April. The following dates have been confirmed thus far: Apr. 01 – San Diego, CA @ Cain's Apr. 02 ...

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GRAND ALCHEMIST Ink Deal With SOUND RIOT

Norway's GRAND ALCHEMIST have signed to Sound Riot Records and will issue their new full-length CD, tentatively titled Intervening Coma-Celebration, in June/July. A 11-song effort, the album will be recorded in late March/April at Elg Studios and will be mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Studios (i.e. DIMMU BORGIR, TIDFALL, ARCTURUS, BORKNAGAR, MACTATUS, etc.) in ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER Added To Jagermeister Music Tour

New York's 40 BELOW SUMMER have been added to the upcoming Jagermeister Music US tour, which also features DROWNING POOL, COAL CHAMBER and ILL NINO. 40 BELOW SUMMER will open the festivities at the following venues: Mar. 08 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Mar. 09 - Boynton Beach, FL @ Ovation Mar. 10 ...

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THE REVOLUTION SMILE Ink Six-Album Deal With Flawless Records

THE REVOLUTION SMILE, featuring former FAR guitarist Shaun Lopez on guitar/vocals, have signed a six-album deal with Flawless Records, the label headed up by LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst. The band hopes to enter the studio in late spring to begin recording their Flawless debut for an early 2003 release. In the meantime, THE REVOLUTION ...

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DOWN Hit The Road!

DOWN have announced the initial dates of their upcoming US headlining tour. They are as follows: May 01 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza May 02 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero May 03 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium May 05 - Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon May 06 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's ...

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ROBERT PLANT/THE WHO US Dates Announced

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will open the following shows on THE WHO's upcoming summer tour: Jul. 20 - Cadott, WI @ RockFest Festival Jul. 26 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center Jul. 27 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center Jul. 29 Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Amp. Jul. 31 - New York, NY @ ...

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MISDEMEANOR Set Release Date For Debut CD

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR will release their long-awaited self-titled debut CD through ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid's Muse Entity label (via an affiliation with GMR Music) on April 8th. In the meantime, you can download clips of three cuts from the album—“Parashoot”, “Let Me Know” and “The Beer Hunter”—from this location. MISDEMEANOR will support ...

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KONKHRA Prepare "Best Of" CD, Next Studio Album

Denmark's KONKHRA are due to issue a “best of” album this spring containing remixed and remastered versions of some of the group's finest moments spanning their 12+ year existence. According to band leader Anders Lundemark (guitar/vocals), “the general idea is to take 1-2 songs from each album, cream them up, and put them on this ...

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MANOWAR Announce New Album Title, Release Date

MANOWAR have set Warriors Of The World as the title of their latest studio CD, which is scheduled to be released in Europe on Monday, May 27th through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be preceded on April 15th by the single "Warriors of the World United". According to the official press release, Warriors Of ...

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GRAND MAGUS Announce European Tour With ORANGE GOBLIN, ROADSAW

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, will be joining ORANGE GOBLIN and ROADSAW on a full European tour during March. The dates are as follows: Feb. 28 Leuven, BEL @ Soja Mar. 01 Groningen, NETH @ Vera Mar. 02 Arnhem, NETH @ Willemeen Mar. 03 - Den Bosch, NETH @ Wilhelm ...

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DIAMOND HEAD To Support BUDGIE With Acoustic Performance

Reunited NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD will be supporting BUDGIE with a 30-minute acoustic set at Wrexham Central Station in the UK on February 13th. They will also be performing a full acoustic set at Nottingham Rock City on March 9th. In other news, DIAMOND HEAD frontman Sean Harris has added vocals to two tracks on ...

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VIRGOS Confirm Album Title, CREED Tour

Birmingham, Alabama's VIRGOS (formerly VIRGOS MERLOT) have set The Path of Least Resistance as the title to their long-awaited second album, which is due to be released through CREED's independent label Blue Collar Records in the coming weeks. In other news, VIRGOS are set to hit the road with CREED starting January 16th on a ...

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SINISSTAR, ADEMA, Others Hit The Road

SINISSTAR will be joining ADEMA, PRESSURE 4-5 and ONESIDEZERO for the following dates: Jan. 11 - B Complex – Portland, OR Jan. 13 - Graceland – Seattle, WA Jan. 14 - The Big Easy – Boise, ID Jan. 16 - Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO Jan. 18 - The Quest – Minneapolis, MN Jan. 19 ...

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Inches From the Mainline - SLAVES ON DOPE

The first signing to Sharon Osbourne's Divine Records label, SLAVES ON DOPE are a generic, tuneless exercise in by-the-numbers pimprock that never manage to establish a sound of their own, coming across instead like a second-rate variation of all the trendy sounds that are popular on the L.A. rock scene.

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Archive News Nov 23, 2001

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR will be recording a live CD and DVD on their upcoming European tour, according to an official statement posted at the group's web site. The album will reportedly include 24 songs from all periods of KREATOR's history, while the DVD will contain one professionally-recorded, full-length live concert, as ...

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Archive News Nov 21, 2001

According to a report published in yesterday's edition of The New York Post, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst “lied when he said he visited a dying Australian girl injured in a mosh pit at his concert. Durst told Access Hollywood he visited Jessica Michalik on her deathbed and kept in touch with ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 2

Kip Winger, he of WINGER fame, has placed “original and authentic WINGER/Kip Winger memorabilia” for sale via eBay. According to Winger's official web site, “this garage sale features clothing used in performances and photo shoots, and equipment used in the studio on his recent albums.” For more info, go to this location.

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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Archive News Nov 13, 2001

STUCK MOJO will be supported by 420 MONKS, the band led by MOJO frontman Bonz, at the former group's upcoming reunion gig at The Cotton Club in Atlanta, Georgia on New Year's Eve. In related news, SICK SPEED, the post-MOJO band of guitarist Rich Ward and drummer Bud Fontsere, will play their ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 2

Hate Breeds Suffering, the long-awaited second album from LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, and THE CROWN/ex-AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg, will be released early in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records. Described as “high-precision black grind”, the album was produced by Russ ...

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