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SADUS: In Writing Mode!

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS, who feature in their ranks current TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Jon Allen, are working on the material for their next album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004. "We're not casting illusions or any visions of anger on you," the band said in a statement on their ...

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NO MERCY FESTIVALS 2003: Photos Posted Online

TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, MARDUK, MALEVOLENT CREATION, PRO-PAIN and DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER performed at Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg, Germany on April 13 as part of the No Mercy Festivals European tour. Click here to view pictures taken at the gig. The two-week trek concluded on April 21 in Tilburg, Netherlands. (Thanks: Metal News) ...

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HALFORD Manager Says A Single Person Caused Collapse Of METAL GODS Tour

HALFORD manager John Baxter has offered more details regarding the cancellation of The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH. According to Baxter, "It was a single individual that caused the collapse of the tour. The individual's employer [apparently referring ...

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FREEDOM CALL Off Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

Despite a previous report to the contrary, FREEDOM CALL will NOT be appearing at Earthshaker Fest on July 25-26 in Hirschaid, near Bamberg, Germany. A detailed statement will follow later. As previously reported, Earthshaker Fest will feature performances by TESTAMENT, PRETTY MAIDS, ANNIHILATOR, PRIMAL FEAR, JUSTICE, EVIDENCE ONE, POWERGOD and END OF GREEN, among others. ...

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THE 2003 METAL GODS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR Cancelled!!!

The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH, has been officially cancelled due to "contractual difficulties." The following is the official statement on the matter from HALFORD manager John Baxter: "I'm sorry to have to report the following, but the ...

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DEATH ANGEL: In Songwriting Mode

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have commenced the songwriting process for their new album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. "Right now the songs we're working on are very fast and powerful, there are a lot of changes in them," frontman Mark Osegueda told Russia's Darkside in a recent interview. ...

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CARNAL FORGE Extend CENTURY MEDIA Contract

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have renewed their recording agreement with Century Media Records for two more albums. CARNAL FORGE will kick off The 2003 Metal Gods North American tour Friday night (April 25) at the House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois. Also appearing on the bill will be HALFORD, TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, PRIMAL FEAR and BEHEMOTH. ...

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TESTAMENT: A Tale Of Three Drummers

TESTAMENT will be utilizing the services of regular drummer Jon Allen (SADUS) for the first two dates of their The 2003 Metal Gods North American tour at the House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois on April 25 and at The Agora in Cleveland, Ohio on April 26. Starting on May 2 at B.B. King's in ...

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DEATH ANGEL Announce West Coast Dates

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have lined up the following dates in late May: May 30 - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA May 31 - Rock Ranch - San Bernardino, CA DEATH ANGEL, who announced plans last December to write and record a new album for a late 2003/early 2004 release, have just ...

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THE 2003 METAL GODS TOUR: More Dates Announced

The following are the confirmed dates so far for The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH: Apr. 25 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Apr. 26 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre Apr. 27 - Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargos ...

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THE 2003 METAL GODS TOUR: More Dates Confirmed

The following are the confirmed dates so far for The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH: Apr. 25 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Apr. 26 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre Apr. 27 - Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargos ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Finalize Track Listing For 'Alive Again'

NUCLEAR ASSAULT have finalized the track listing for their upcoming live album, "Alive Again", due this spring through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The upcoming CD, which represents NUCLEAR ASSAULT's first release in over nine years, will contain the following cuts: 01. Rise From The Ashes 02. Brainwashed 03. F# 04. New Song 05. Critical Mass 06. SIN ...

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THE SKOL TRIO: Live Dates Announced

THE SKOL TRIO, the band led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE axeman Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following appearances during May/June: May 29 - LaGrange, KY @ Twice-Told Cafe May 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuk's May 31 - Chicago, IL @ Gunther Murphy's Jun. 01 - Detroit, MI @ Motor City Guitar Jun. 03 - ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Drummer Promises To Give '150%'

PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling has issued a statement regarding his decision to sit out the group's upcoming The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, also featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH. "Hi fans & friends, I'm really sorry, that I can't be a part of the touring line up of the ...

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THE 2003 METAL GODS TOUR: More Dates Released!

Most of the tentative/unconfirmed dates have been released for The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH. The dates are as follows: Apr. 25 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues Apr. 26 - Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Apr. 27 - ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Officially Confirmed For THE 2003 METAL GODS TOUR

PRIMAL FEAR have been officially confirmed for the upcoming The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package also featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH. PRIMAL FEAR, who will appear fourth on the bill, will be utilizing the services of ANNIHILATOR drummer Randy Black as a replacement for Klaus Sperrling, who ...

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THE 2003 METAL GODS TOUR: First Dates Announced

The first few dates have been announced for The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH. They are as follows: Apr. 25 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues, Chicago, IL April 26 - Cleveland, OH @ TBA May 04 - Worcester, ...

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ANNIHILATOR Announce European Dates

Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR have announced the following European tour dates: Jun. 20 - Osterode, GER @ Rock Harz Festival Jun. 21 – NETH @ Waldrock Festival Jun. 27 - Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head Festival Jun. 28 – Bologna, ITA @ A Summer Day In Hell Festival Jul. 25 - Speyer - Festival 101 ...

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Former HELMET Leader Addresses Reunion Rumors

Ex-HELMET and current GANDHI mainman Page Hamilton has sent a lengthy e-mail to the unofficial HELMET site HelmetBand.com clarifying a comment made during a GANDHI show last summer/fall in which he referred to his former bandmates as "assholes" and addressing the persistent rumors of a HELMET reunion at some point in the not-too-distant future. Hamilton's ...

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CARNAL FORGE To Tour With Childhood Idols

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE are currently preparing to embark on The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, PAIN MUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH. The trek is set to kick off on April 25 at the House Of Blues in Chicago. CARNAL FORGE bassist Lars Linden commented on the upcoming tour ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY: We Are Not Touring With HALFORD!

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have denied reports that they have been confirmed for The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PAIN MUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH. "Regarding touring, the information circulating on the [Internet] implying that [DARK TRANQUILLITY] will be part of the HALFORD tour package in the U.S. ...

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PAIN MUSEUM Replace SYMPHONY X On THE 2003 METAL GODS TOUR

PAIN MUSEUM, the new band featuring HALFORD members Metal Mike Chlasciak (guitar) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums), have replaced SYMPHONY X on the bill of the much-anticipated The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, DARK TRANQUILITY, AMON AMARTH, and CARNAL FORGE. SYMPHONY X reportedly pulled out of the trek in ...

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THE 2003 METAL GODS TOUR: Lineup Announced!

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford's forthcoming U.S. tour, The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, will be a multi-band package featuring Rob's blazing quintet HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, SYMPHONY X, DARK TRANQUILITY, AMON AMARTH, CARNAL FORGE and more. The 2003 Metal Gods Tour is set to kick off April 25 in Chicago, and will wrap up ...

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DEEDS Announce U.K. Dates

Britain's DEEDS (formerly DIRTY DEEDS) have lined up the following dates during April: Apr. 18 – Croyden, UK @ The Cartoon Club Apr. 19 - Bedminster, Bristol, UK @ The Fiddlers DEEDS' latest CD, "Blown", was produced by IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris. The group's previous album, "Real World", was engineered by Doug Hall (IRON ...

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