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GUNS N' ROSES: Breaking New Records

GUNS N' ROSES, who opened their Chinese Democracy Tour in Hong Kong last week to rave reviews, broke both festival attendance records and venue capacities at whilst headlining Tokyo's Chiba Marine Stadium (35,000 plus) and Osaka's WTC Open-air stadium (25,000 plus) for Japan's Summer Sonic Festival, according to a statement posted on the group's official ...

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GUNS N' ROSES' AXL ROSE To Collaborate With WEEZER?

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose is rumored to be considering a possible collaboration with WEEZER on the latter's next album, scheduled for a February 2003 release, with Axl singing on a new WEEZER track tentatively titled "Mo Beats". According to reports, WEEZER frontman Rivers Cuomo and Rose are longtime fans of each other's work, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Arrive In Hong Kong For SUMMER SONIC Festival

GUNS N' ROSES have just arrived in Hong Kong in preparation for their show there on August 14th, according to the official web site of the Summer Sonic festival. In addition to Hong Kong, GUNS N' ROSES had previously announced dates in Japan, Belgium, and the U.K. from mid- to late-August. Previously planned shows in ...

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TAPE Announce Month-Long Stint At L.A.'s Spaceland

Acclaimed Los Angeles newcomers TAPE are scheduled to play Spaceland in Los Angeles every Monday in August. For more information on the group—who were described by one journalist as a cross between "MY BLOODY VALENTINE's sculpted noise, AT THE DRIVE-IN's oblique sonic architecture and the darkly sexual atmospherics of Pornography-era CURE"—visit the band's official web ...

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BLUEBIRD Announce West Coast Dates

Los Angeles-based BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Figueroa, have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 14 - Phoenix, AZ @ Modified Jul. 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour (w/YOUR ENEMIES FRIENDS, THE KILLS) Jul. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims (w/BLACK CAT MUSIC) Aug. 24 – Silverlake, CA @ ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Cancel "Secret" London Gig

THE WILDHEARTS have cancelled their appearance at the Hope & Anchor in Islington, London, this Thursday, July 18th. Says mainman Ginger: "We cancelled the gig because of lack of honor between artist and venue. The H&A agreed to have the show billed as a secret gig, for the hardcore fans only. When they decided to ...

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MURDERDOLLS Announce US Dates

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/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 30 - San Diego @ Epicenter Jul. 31 ...

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Former AMEN Guitarist Resurfaces In "Heavy" New Band

Los Angeles-based BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Figueroa, are currently mixing their new album, entitled Hot Blood, with Joe Barresi (i.e. JESUS LIZARD, MELVINS, QOTSA) for a late 2002 release through Dim Mak Records. "It's a multi-dimensional beast that will rip your heart out as well as your face off!," vocalist Samuel James Velde ...

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RITUAL CARNAGE Announce Japanese Dates

Japan's RITUAL CARNAGE have lined up the following dates during September: Sep. 12 – Osaka, JAP @ Nanba Rockets (w/SHADOW, TACONAGURI SOUHONZAN) Sep. 13 – Nagoya, JAP @ Music Farm (w/ARGUMENT SOUL, SONIC AGITATION) Sep. 15 – Tokyo, JAP @ Takadanobaba Area (w/SIGH, DEFILED, SOLITUDE) In other news, RITUAL CARNAGE will be the only support ...

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MURDERDOLLS Confirmed For Japan's SUMMER SONIC Festival

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/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have been confirmed for Japan's Summer Sonic Festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 17-18. ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Complete Work On "To Welcome The Fade"

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have completed work on their latest album, entitled To Welcome the Fade, with producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE) at Sheffield Studios in Hammond, Indiana and Sonic Ranch/Village Productions in Tornillo Texas. Due to be made available at the Milwaukee Metalfest in late July (with the official release to ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: The Axl Rose Show

The current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSES—led by sole remaining original member Axl Rose—are tentatively scheduled to perform the following gigs during August: Aug. 14 - Hong Kong/China Aug. 16 - Tokyo, JAP @ Summer Sonic Festival Aug. 17 - Osaka, JAP @ Summer Sonic Festival Aug. 23 - Leeds, UK @ Carling Weekend Festival ...

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SUPERFIX Complete Work On New Demo

SUPERFIX, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former DRAIN STH drummer Martina Axen (who handles lead vocals in the new group) and bassist Anna Kjellberg, recently completed work on a brand new three-song demo, which was produced at a California studio by SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo. Currently being shopped to interested labels, the latest ...

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VOIVOD Crush Hamilton In First Official Reunion Gig

VOIVOD performed the following tracks during their first official reunion show with vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), which took place last night at Sonic Unyon in Hamilton, Ontario: 01. The Unknown Knows 02. Overreaction 03. Warriors of Ice 04. Tribal Convictions 05. The Prow 06. Nuclear War 07. Brain Scan 08. Order of the Black ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Confirmed For Japan's SUMMER SONIC Festival

The current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSESfeaturing vocalist Axl Rose as the sole remaining original memberhas reportedly been confirmed to appear at the Summer Sonic festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th in the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Osaka. GNR will apparently perform two showsone in ...

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TUNNELVISION To Record Sophomore CD

Finnish progressive metal act TUNNELVISION will enter Helsinki's Sonic Pump studios in May to record their sophomore CD, entitled Tomorrow, for an August/September release through Germany's Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2000's While The World Awaits will contain the following tracks, among others: 01. Calling 02. Silence 03. The Hermit (Wait and See) 04. Lighting ...

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VOIVOD's Hamilton Headliner Gets Pushed Forward

VOIVOD's headlining performance at Sonic Unyon Upstairs in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, which was originally set to take place on Friday, April 26th, has now been rescheduled to Thursday, April 25th. The current incarnation of VOIVODvocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger) , guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and guest bassist Vincent Peake ...

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VOIVOD Cancel Hamilton Headliner

The current incarnation of VOIVODfeaturing vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and guest bassist Vincent Peake of GROOVY AARDVARKhave cancelled their headlining performance at Sonic Unyon Upstairs in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on Friday, April 26th due to scheduling conflicts (reportedly having to do with Peake's availability, ...

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VOIVOD To Begin Work On New Album, Compile "Best Of" CD

Former METALLICA and current ECHOBRAIN bassist Jason Newsted will join Canadian cyber-metallers VOIVOD in the studio this summer for the recording of the group's tenth studio album, which is tentatively due to be released through Century Media Records in early 2003. Also in the works is a Best Of CD spanning the band's entire career ...

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VOIVOD Set List For MOTRHEAD Gigs Revealed

The current incarnation of VOIVOD, featuring returning vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), have released the set list for their forthcoming support gigs with MOTRHEAD on April 27th at The Docks in Toronto, and on April 28th at Le Medley in Montreal. It is as follows: 01. The Unknown Knows 02. Overreaction 03. Warriors of Ice ...

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VOIVOD Set List For MOTÖRHEAD Gigs Revealed

The current incarnation of VOIVOD, featuring returning vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), have released the set list for their forthcoming support gigs with MOTÖRHEAD on April 27th at The Docks in Toronto, and on April 28th at Le Medley in Montreal. It is as follows: 01. The Unknown Knows 02. Overreaction 03. Warriors of Ice ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: Use Once And Destroy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PHILIP ANSELMO'S SUPERJOINT RITUAL UNLEASH MENACING DEBUT "USE ONCE AND DESTROY" THROUGH SANCTUARY RECORDS ON MAY 21ST! Whenever New Orleans native Philip Anselmo commits to a venture, he does it in two fashions: viciously and to the extreme! From fronting the world-renowned Metal titan PANTERA to running his own underground Metal label ...

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EXMORTEM Sign With Osmose, Prepare To Record New CD

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have inked a new deal with Osmose Productions following their recent split with Hammerheart Records. We are very proud to announce that we are now part of the Osmose Warriors Group, the band said in an official statement. Osmose is one of the labels that have done most for extreme music ...

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LAMB OF GOD Land Endorsement Deal With DC Shoes

Prosthetic Records recording artists LAMB OF GOD recently hooked up an endorsement deal with premier skateboard equipment manufacturer DC Shoes. DC Shoes' pro skater Danny Way, the reigning king of extreme skateboarding antics, looks to LAMB OF GOD and tracks from New American Gospel to provide the sonic backdrop for his unbelievable stunts, including launching ...

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