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GOREFEST And SIRENIA Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

GOREFEST and SIRENIA have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the the Graspop Metal Meeting is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 24: SYSTEM OF A DOWN WITHIN TEMPTATION PAPA ROACH HELMET ALTER BRIDGE KREATOR CHIMAIRA ...

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TESTAMENT: 'Reunion' Tour Dates Announced

TESTAMENT lead vocalist Chuck Billy and founding guitarist Eric Peterson will be joined by original guitar player Alex Skolnick and original bassist Greg Christian (HAVOCHATE) for a 10-date European run in May. Handling the drums on the upcoming trek will be either previous TESTAMENT drummer Johnny Tempesta (HELMET, ex-ROB ZOMBIE) or the group's original skinsman, ...

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Classic TESTAMENT And LAAZ ROCKIT Band Lineups Confirmed For Holland's DYNAMO OPEN AIR Festival

Following ANTHRAX's example, both TESTAMENT and LAAZ ROCKIT have confirmed appearances at this year's Dynamo Open Air festival in their classic '80s lineups. TESTAMENT lead vocalist Chuck Billy and founding guitarist Eric Peterson will be joined by original guitar player Alex Skolnick and original bassist Greg Christian (HAVOCHATE), along with previous TESTAMENT drummer Johnny Tempesta ...

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Guitarist ALEX SKOLNICK Comments On TESTAMENT 'Reunion' Tour

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has issued a statement confirming his participation in the upcoming TESTAMENT "reunion" tour alongside lead vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarist Eric Peterson, bassist Greg Christian and drummer Johnny Tempesta (HELMET, ex-ROB ZOMBIE). The tour will last for a total of nine shows and will cover several European countires between May 7 ...

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TESTAMENT To Embark On 'Reunion' Tour

TESTAMENT lead vocalist Chuck Billy and founding guitarist Eric Peterson have announced that original guitar player Alex Skolnick and original bassist Greg Christian (HAVOCHATE), along with previous TESTAMENT drummer Johnny Tempesta (HELMET, ex-ROB ZOMBIE), will be joining them for a reunion tour of Europe, taking place between May 7 and May 15 ONLY. The tour ...

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Former POWERMAN 5000 Guitarist Won't Be Touring With NINE INCH NAILS

A source close to former POWERMAN 5000 guitarist Mike Tempesta (M.33) has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET that there is no truth to the rumors that Tempesta will be playing guitar for NINE INCH NAILS on their upcoming tour. Tempesta, who is the brother of veteran hard rock/metal drummer John Tempesta (HELMET, ex-ROB ZOMBIE, TESTAMENT, EXODUS), was conspicuously ...

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EXTOL Finish Filming 'Pearl' Video

Norwegian progressive thrash/death metallers EXTOL have finished filming a video for the song "Pearl" off their forthcoming fourth full-length album, "Blueprint" (short for "The Blueprint Dives"). Commented the band: It took us two days to get things right, and it was just like the '24' series! The guys in Helmet Productions didn't sleep for like ...

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CHEVELLE, HELMET Confirmed For SNOCORE Tour

CHEVELLE, HELMET, CROSSFADE, FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD and STRATA will be teaming up for the 10th Winterfresh SnoCore tour, according to Billboard.com. The trek will play 32 North American dates this winter and spring, beginning Jan. 22 in Vail, Colo., and wrapping March 13 Orlando, Fla. "Originally, we just wanted to go snowboarding and ...

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VOLBEAT To Support HELMET In Amsterdam

Danish metallers VOLBEAT will support HELMET at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holland on December 16. VOLBEAT's recently completed debut album, "The Strength/The Sound/The Songs", is expected to surface in early 2005 via New Aeon Media (a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon Media). The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen ...

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Size Matters - HELMET

When listening to early HELMET, I always got this feeling of a massive wall of concrete rumbling across and flattening everything in its path. The band sounded so tight, so heavy, and so monolithic that it always generated a feeling of massive, controlled power. Frontman Page Hamilton's vocals veered effectively between a raging howl and ...

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PAGE HAMILTON: 'HELMET Is My Band'

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton recently told East Bay Express that after four albums and near-constant touring, HELMET's nine-year run screeched to a halt when bassist Henry Bogdan and drummer John Stanier had a bitter falling-out with their frontman after a particularly grueling tour. "We were really sick of each other," Hamilton says now. ...

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HELMET: PAGE HAMILTON Audio Interview Posted Online

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton was recently interviewed by Belgian radio VRT about the group's upcoming tour and HELMET's enduring influence on younger bands. Listen to audio of the interview at this location (Windows Media). HELMET new album, "Size Matters", was released earlier this month through Interscope Records. The CD was recorded by Ryan ...

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SOUNDSCAN REPORT: KORN, HELMET, NIGHTWISH, FATES WARNING

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending October 12, 2004, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable): #4: KORN – "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1": 129,614 #121: HELMET – "Size Matters": 9,723 NIGHTWISH – "Once": 3,089 FATES WARNING – "FWX": 2,067 DRY KILL ...

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HELMET To Auction Off Guitar For Charity

HELMET, in support of Amnesty International, have signed an ESP LTF H -400 guitar, which is being auctioned at eBay. More information is available at the auction page. HELMET's new album, "Size Matters", is scheduled for release on October 5 through Interscope Records. The CD was recorded by Ryan Boesch, Chris Holmes, and ...

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METALLICA Members Don't See Eye-To-Eye On Hobbies

The METALLICA documentary "Some Kind of Monster" revealed drummer Lars Ulrich's fondness for art — much to the displeasure of band co-founder James Hetfield. Hetfield told Launch Radio Networks that he doesn't like Ulrich parading his hobby in public, although he admitted that Ulrich feels the same way about his love for hot rods and ...

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TOTIMOSHI To Tour With HELMET

Oakland, CA-based heavy rockers TOTIMOSHI will be supporting HELMET on 17 of their 24 U.S. tour dates beginning this October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: TOTIMOSHI w/ HELMET: Oct. 24 - Slims - San Francisco, CA Nov. 06 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO (no HELMET) Nov. 12 - North Star - Philadelphia, ...

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HELMET's PAGE HAMILTON Talks Biking Accident

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton has spoken to Launch Radio Networks about the biking accident which resulted in a broken collarbone and a postponement in the band's album and tour. Says Hamilton: "I was up in Oregon with my family, and coming down the mountain. I just kinda came around a corner too fast and there ...

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HELMET Forced To Revise Tour Schedule Due To Injury

Due to a broken collar bone injury sustained by band leader Page Hamilton while mountain biking, HELMET have been forced to revise their tour dates and will now launch their first tour in seven years in early October. This news also affects the release date of "Size Matters" (Interscope), which has been moved to October ...

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HELMET: New Album Delayed Until October

Interscope Records has pushed back the projected release date of the new HELMET album, "Size Matters", to October 5 from the previously announced September 14. No reason was given for the delay. "Size Matters" was recorded by Ryan Boesch, Chris Holmes, and former NINE INCH NAILS keyboardist Charlie Clouser at Cello studios (formerly Western Recorders) ...

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HELMET Announce First Tour In Seven Years

As HELMET get ready to release their first album of new material in seven years — "Size Matters", due September 14 on Interscope Records — the band have announced a return to the road beginning September 17 in Atlanta. This five-week club swing marks their first trek in seven years and they’ll return to some ...

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