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MONSTER MAGNET Shop New Demo, Make Film Appearance

MONSTER MAGNET are currently shopping a new three-song demo to interested record companies following their split with longtime label A&M Records earlier in the year. Recorded in August 2002, the demo features the following cuts: 01. Master Of Light 02. Oh Baby 03. Blow Your Mind In other news, MONSTER MAGNET reportedly filmed a scene ...

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SHADOWKEEP Announce New Vocalist

ANGEL WITCH bassist/TYGERS OF PAN TANG frontman Richie Wicks has joined Britain's SHADOWKEEP as the group's new lead vocalist. This development follows the amicable departure of Rogue M. Vox, who will now be pursuing his own projects. The band are currently working on tour arrangements in support of their new album, A Chaos Theory, which ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS To Appear On 'The O'Reilly Factor'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will be appearing live on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor (hosted by Bill O'Reilly) on Wednesday, September 25th at 3:30 PM PST. On Friday, Simmons will be hosting the Gene Simmons Tongue #2 party at Barfly on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. "Cover girl Carrie Stevens who, among other things was Eric ...

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PURE SWEET HELL Land On MTV2

PURE SWEET HELL, the side project of NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have apparently made it to MTV2. Here's the band's official press release on the matter: "Iann Robinson, the lone Metal Crusader who does MTV News (you know the dude with the tattoos, sporting the mohawk), at the end of one of his news broadcasts ...

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MY DARKEST HATE To Cover EXODUS Classic On Sophomore Effort

German death metallers MY DARKEST HATE, featuring PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and members of SACRED STEEL, are at House of Music Studios in Winterbach, Germany recording their second full-length CD, entitled To Whom It May Concern, for an October 28th release through Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2001's Massive Brutality (which was released on ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Return To Studio: The Official Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: POWERMAN 5000 HEADS BACK INTO THE STUDIO WITH NEW RHYTHM SECTION - BASSIST SIGGY SJURSEN AND DRUMMER ADRIAN OST JOIN PLATINUM ROCK BAND LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2002 — "We've had personnel changes before, but the group always survives," says POWERMAN 5000 leader Spider One. "I'm reminded of something Charles Bukowski once ...

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German "All-Star" Tribute To JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For ORANIENBAUM OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

JUDAS PRIEST cover band ELECTRIC EYE, featuring HELLOWEEN drummer Mark Cross, X-13 vocalist Joerg Wesenberg, METALIUM guitarist Matthias Lange, X-13/SHOCKMASHINE guitarist Rolli Feldmann, and PARAGON drummer Markus Big M. Corby on bass, will be performing at the Logo Club on Grindelallee in Hamburg, Germany on July 23rd and as the headliner at the Oranienbaum Open ...

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BURN SEASON To Commence Pre-Production For Elektra Debut

Jacksonville, Florida's BURN SEASON (formerly SMAKT DOWN) will be heading to Hollywood, California's A&M Studios in early August with producer Bob Marlette (i.e. HALFORD, BLACK SABBATH, SALIVA, ALICE COOPER) to commence pre-production for their self-titled debut, due in spring of 2003 through Elektra Records. ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Enlist "Tonight The Stars Revolt!" Engineer To Co-Produce New Album

The current line-up of POWERMAN 5000—vocalist Spider One, bassist Siggy Siursen, guitarist Adam Williams (a.k.a. Adam12), drummer Adrian (a.k.a. AD7), and guitarist Mike Tempesta (a.k.a. M.33)— have reportedly spent the last few weeks in pre-production with co-producer Joe Baressi (who had engineered the group's platinum 1999 album, Tonight the Stars Revolt!) and are due to ...

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MARILYN MANSON Fined In Michigan Assault-And-Battery Case

MARILYN MANSON was fined $4,000 after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault and battery and disorderly conduct charges for gyrating his genitals against a security guard's head during a July 2001 Ozzfest concert, according to Launch. Michigan District Court Judge Gerald McNally fined MANSON in suburban Detroit on Wednesday (June 19th), but denied a prosecutor's ...

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Eye For An Eye - DAEMON

Despite this being their third album, Denmark's DAEMON are perhaps best known for having featured the services of then-ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on their 1997 debut Seven Deadly Sins—a widely acclaimed yet largely underground classic that owed more than a small part of its musical inspiration to Andersson's previous outfit's early output. The band's second ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announce Spring Tour

MONSTER MAGNET will embark on the We're Free 25-date spring tour beginning May 3rd in Boston. Support will come from NYC rockers ADHARMA, featuring Tom Capone, formerly of QUICKSAND. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 03 - Boston, MA @ Axis May 04 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights May 05 - ...

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MANOWAR Announce Final Dates For US Tour

MANOWAR have announced the final dates for their forthcoming US tour with IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC and HAVOCHATE. They are as follows: Apr. 27 - The Trocadero Theater – Philadeplphia, PA (w/out IMMORTAL) Apr. 28 - M (formerly The Metropol) – Pittsburgh, PA (w/out IMMORTAL) May 01 - The Emerson Theater - Indianapolis, IN May 02 - ...

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German "All-Star" Tribute To JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For H-O-A Festival

JUDAS PRIEST cover band ELECTRIC EI, featuring HELLOWEEN drummer Mark Cross, X-13 vocalist Joerg Wesenberg, METALIUM guitarist Matthias Lange, X-13/SHOCKMASHINE guitarist Rolli Feldmann, and PARAGON drummer Markus Big M. Corby on bass, have been confirmed for the H-O-A (Headbangers Open Air) festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June ...

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MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC Dates Announced

The Gods Of War tour, featuring MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC and HAVOCHATE, will hit the following North American cities during the coming weeks: Apr. 27 - The Trocadero Theater - Philadelphia, PA Apr. 28 - M (formerly The Metropol) - Pittsburgh, PA Apr. 29 - Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH May 01 - The Emerson ...

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MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC North American Dates Announced

The initial dates for the forthcoming MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC, and HAVOCHATE US tour have been announced. They are as follows: Apr. 27 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA Apr. 28 - M (formerly The Metropol) – Pittsburgh, PA May 01 - Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN (w/BLUDGEON) May 03 - St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, ...

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CORNELL/RAGE: The Los Angeles Times Perspective

The following item originally appeared in yesterday's edition of The Los Angeles Times: RAGE OFF: A lot of questions were raised with word that Chris Cornell had left the new band he formed with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk. But one that may prove the most ...

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DARKSIDE Split With Guitarist, Exchange Verbal Jabs

Austrian death metallers DARKSIDE have parted ways with bass player and founding member Peter Böhm shortly after the group's return from their European tour with MORTICIAN and CARNAL FORGE. Peter reportedly left the band because he felt DARKSIDE were “trapped in a musical one-way street and at a dead-end image wise,” according to DARKSIDE's official ...

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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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KAMELOT European Tour Recap

KAMELOT guitarist/mainman Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message after the completion of the group's recent European tour with AXXIS: "Hello Knights! We are back at home after 14 hours of flights and high security and I am reflecting on the last 4 weeks. I will try to have a more detailed journal soon but ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: I Miss ALICE IN CHAINS

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has recently indicated that his forthcoming second solo album, entitled Degradation Trip, sounds unlike any other record I have ever done. It's probably one of the heaviest records I have put out including ALICE. Scheduled for an early summer release, Degradation Trip is the follow-up to 1998's Boggy ...

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TO/DIE/FOR: Is It All Over?

Someone claiming to be Jape Perätalo, the frontman of the acclaimed Finnish act TO/DIE/FOR, has posted a message via the group's official message board announcing the band's imminent split due to “business” reasons and vowing to carry on in a as-yet-unnamed new project together with NEW DAWN FOUNDATION members Juppe and Santtu. After the above-mentioned ...

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COLD Album Cover Contributions Requested

COLD have set Year Of The Spider as the title of their forthcoming third full-length effort, which is expected out before the end of the year through Flip/Geffen Records. The album cover will consist of pictures of COLD-related tattoos, so if you have a COLD-related tattoo, send pictures of it to this addess: COLD Tattoo ...

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SPIDERS & SNAKES (I Don't Like)

SPIDERS & SNAKES founding members Lizzie Grey and Timothy Jay are currently locked up in their rehearsal studio in downtown Hollywood, CA writing and arranging 13 brand new songs to be recorded with veteran L.A. producer Dino Maddalone for an upcoming album entitled Spiders & Snakes (I Don't Like). Their first album in nearly two ...

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TURA SATANA One-Off Reunion This Friday!

TURA SATANA will stage a one-off reunion at the stroke of midnight at the January 18th show of MY RUIN (featuring former TURA SATANA frontwoman Tairrie B) at the Troubadour in Hollywood. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are SINDER, HOTWIRE, M PURE, and GLITCH. ...

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KONKHRA/DAEMON Update From Lundemark

KONKHRA/DAEMON mainman Anders Lundemark has offered the following update on the two bands' current status via KONKHRA's official web site at www.konkhra.com: [On KONKHRA] “Well, Johnny [Nielsen, drums] and Kim [Mathiesen, guitars] got back in the band, so now we are intact in our old line-up. We had some differences in the past ...

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