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HALFORD Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival!

HALFORD are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of artists that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BRUCE ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Speaks Out On Fate Of Band's Unreleased 1992 Demos

CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on the possibility of the group's unreleased 1992 demos—recorded during the pre-production sessions for the aborted Under Apollyon's Sun CD—ever being issued on CD and made available to the record-buying public. According to Fischer, “the first 1992 demo was canned by the band, rather immediately after the ...

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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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CELTIC FROST's TOM G. FISCHER Speaks Out On PROBOT Project

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on his contribution to the upcoming PROBOT project, led by former NIRVANA and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, in the form of a track called "Big Sky", the final recordings for which were delivered over a year ago. According to Fischer, I haven't heard from ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON has been officially confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. DICKINSON will reportedly perform on Friday, August 2nd. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ...

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SLAYER: West Coast Make-Up Dates Announced!

SLAYER will be performing at 4th & B in San Diego, California on April 30th and at The Grove in Anaheim, California on Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2nd. Tickets for the Anaheim shows will reportedly go on sale on March 9th at 10:00 AM. These shows are make-up dates for the gigs originally ...

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DYING FETUS, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

DYING FETUS and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY are the latest acts to have been officially confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON ...

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EXODUS Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR!

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS, featuring vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, have been officially confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. Here is a complete list of EXODUS' upcoming appearances on both sides of the Atlantic: Mar. 22 - Marin County, ...

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CELTIC FROST Mainman Pays Tribute To Late EXODUS Frontman

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Fischer (aka Tom Warrior) has issued the following statement as a tribute to the late EXODUS frontman Paul Baloff, who recently passed away after suffering a massive stroke: I knew Paul in person, he made it a point to come to visit us at our hotel in Oakland when we ...

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SLAYER Cancel Rescheduled Shows, No New Dates Announced

SLAYER have cancelled the two rescheduled Southern California dates (originally postponed due to the recent passing of frontman Tom Araya's father) and no new dates have yet been announced, according to the venues in question and the band's publicist. SLAYER were previously due to perform at the 4th & B in San Diego on February ...

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FAMILY VALUES 2001 CD Due In Early May

On May 7th, Elektra Records will be releasing a Family Values live CD, recorded during last year's successful outing. The tentative track listing for the album is as follows: 01. STONE TEMPLE PILOTS - "Vasoline" 02. LINKIN PARK - "Runaway" 03. STAIND - "Fade" 04. STONE TEMPLE PILOTS - "Wonderful" (feat. Chester Bennington of LINKIN ...

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SLAYER's TOM ARAYA: DAVE MUSTAINE Is "Wrong Person" To Unite Metal Community

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya has slammed MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine over the latter's desperate attempts at regaining the momentum lost during the band's ultimately unsuccessful forays into a more commercial songwriting approach. In an interview with Canada's Jam! Showbiz, Araya stated that "MEGADETHtried [moving into the mainstream] and weren't very successful. Rather than sticking to ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Britain's MY DYING BRIDE are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to perform at the event now looks like this: AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL ...

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DEADSY Drummer Lands An Angel

The following item comes to us courtesy of www.deadsy.net: Just two months after splitting from her husband, gross-out comedian Tom Green, Drew Barrymore has moved on and found a new man, according to sources. Hot Stuff hears that the Charlie's Angels star has been dating 26-year-old musician Alec Piro for the past two ...

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ABSU Drummer Among Leading Candidates To Join SLAYER

ABSU percussionist Proscriptor (a.k.a. Russ R. Givens) is a strong candidate to fill the vacant SLAYER drummer slot following the departure of Paul Bostaph, who left the group last December due to a chronic elbow injury. Although the drummer has yet to be officially offered the position, Givens reportedly auditioned with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Confirmed For Wacken Open Air!

The original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)—are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to perform ...

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MILLER'S TALE Collaborate With Acclaimed Producer On New Demo

Atlanta's MILLER'S TALE have just returned home from Los Angeles after recording a three-song demo with acclaimed producer Dave Schiffman. Schiffman, who is known for his credits with bands such as RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, JANE'S ADDICTION, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TOM PETTY, JOHNNY CASH, GUNS N' ROSES, and THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, started ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Fire Producer (Again), Continue Work On New CD

GUNS N' ROSES, featuring sole original member Axl Rose on vocals, have fired producer Roy Thomas Baker (i.e. QUEEN), who has been working with the group for the past two years on their perennially-delayed Chinese Democracy CD, according to Allstar. Baker first started collaborating with GUNS N' ROSES in the spring of 2000 when he ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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WARLORD Confirmed For Wacken, Continue Work On Comeback CD

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. Also freshly confirmed for the event are IMMORTAL ...

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SLAYER Confirm Death In Family, Cancel Dates

SLAYER's representatives and record label have confirmed that frontman Tom Araya's father died Wednesday night of a heart attack, as first reported here early this morning. SLAYER have canceled their Thursday, February 7th show at the Bronco Bowl in Dallas, Texas and may postpone or cancel other dates as well. ...

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SLAYER Frontman Suffers Death In Family, Shows Likely Postponed

Unconfirmed reports indicate that SLAYER frontman Tom Araya was informed of his father's sudden passing following the group's headlining performance at Aerial Theatre in Houston, Texas last night, February 6th. As a result, it appears highly likely that at least the next couple of shows on SLAYER's current itinerary will be postponed or cancelled. The ...

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TOOL/CIVILIAN Summer Outing Rumored

Unsubstantiated rumors indicate that the new band of former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), along with ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell—who are reportedly calling themselves CIVILIAN—will be making their first live appearances this spring/summer as the support act for TOOL. CIVILIAN's Rick Rubin-produced debut CD is ...

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