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BLAZE Line Up Headlining Dates, Festival Apearances

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE vocalist Blaze Bayley, have been tentatively confirmed to play the following headlining dates in March: Mar. 07 - Dundee, UK @ Doghouse Mar. 08 - Bradford, UK @ Rio's Mar. 09 - Plymouth, UK @ Cooperage Mar. 10 - Bristol, UK @ Bierkeller Mar. 12 - Cambridge, UK ...

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THE TOILET BOYS US Tour Dates Announced

THE TOILET BOYS have announced the dates for their upcoming US tour. They are as follows: Mar. 07 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar Mar. 08 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom Mar. 09 - Detroit, MI - Shelter Mar. 10 - Chicago, IL - The Abbey Mar. 12 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater ...

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BUCKCHERRY Confirm Drummer Departure, Plan New CD

BUCKCHERRY have confirmed via the group's official web site that drummer Devon Glenn has left the band. No reason was given for Glenn's departure, but a brief statement from the act indicates that no auditions for Devon's replacement are currently planned. Singer Josh Todd and guitarist Keith Nelson are said to be carrying on with ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Set To Chat Away, Hit The Road

JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens and guitarist Glenn Tipton will take part in a live chat on America Online on Monday, January 14th, at 9:00 PM EST. Both AOL subscribers and non-subscribers may participate in the chat. Non-subscribers must first go to www.aol.com and download the free, temporary software. To access the chat, go ...

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VIRGOS Confirm Album Title, CREED Tour

Birmingham, Alabama's VIRGOS (formerly VIRGOS MERLOT) have set The Path of Least Resistance as the title to their long-awaited second album, which is due to be released through CREED's independent label Blue Collar Records in the coming weeks. In other news, VIRGOS are set to hit the road with CREED starting January 16th on a ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS Land In The Los Angeles Times!

THE IRON MAIDENS, L.A.'s all-girl tribute to IRON MAIDEN that features in its ranks PHANTOM BLUE drummer Linda McDonald and guitarist Josephine, were the subject of an article in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times. You can read the feature (which includes a talk with THE IRON MAIDENS vocalist Jenny "Bruce Chickinson" Warren) at ...

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HEADSTRONG Go Country Crossing With FU MANCHU

RCA recording artists HEADSTRONG will be supporting FU MANCHU on the latter band's upcoming US headlining tour, which is scheduled to begin at the end of January. The dates are as follows: Jan. 29 Troubador - Los Angeles, CA Jan. 30 - Justice League - San Francisco, CA Feb. 01 - Berbati's Pan - Portland, ...

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The LA Times: Slash Persona Non Grata at GUNS N' ROSES Concert

The following item originally appeared in the daily newspaper The Los Angeles Times: “Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash's plan to check out his estranged bandmate Axl Rose on stage last weekend was scrapped by Rose's representatives, who informed him that he wouldn't be allowed into the Las Vegas concert hall. Slash, who officially left ...

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DARK FUNERAL Announce European Tour, Live CD/DVD Plans

DARK FUNERAL, OCCULT, ANOREXIA NERVOSA, RAGNAROK and TIDFALL will be embarking on a European tour, which is set to begin on January 16th in Copenhagen, Denmark and end on February 26th in Hamburg, Germany. Due to the enormous demand for DARK FUNERAL live dates, the band has been forced to divide the European tour into ...

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MACHINE HEAD Win Trademark Lawsuit, Reschedule Dates

MACHINE HEAD announced a favorable and decisive ruling by the United States District Court, Northern District of California, in the band's trademark case against Dewey Global Holding, Inc., a commercial sound design company based in Venice, California, which also conducts business under the name MACHINE HEAD (the same company that has registered the web domain ...

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DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Hit The Road

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have lined up the following live dates during January/February: Jan. 24 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Night Club Jan. 25 - Williamsburg, NY @ North Six Jan. 26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Laga Jan. 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar Jan. 31 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Prepare To "Kill", Embark On European Tour

Florida death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION are in the process of writing the material for their upcoming studio album, tentatively entitled The Will To Kill. In the meantime, the group have announced the dates for their upcoming European tour with IMPALED NAZARENE and CATASTROPHIC and the subsequent No Mercy Festivals 2002 (also featuring IMMORTAL, HYPOCRISY, VADER, ...

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Former YNGWIE, SABBATH Members Appear On Upcoming Lana Lane CD!

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Mark Boals has collaborated with female singer Lana Lane on the latter's new album, entitled Project Shangri-La, which is scheduled to receive a worldwide release on January 23rd. Mark is said to have contributed songwriting and vocals to the track "Time To Say Goodbye", a duet with Lana, which was reportedly ...

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Denmark's D.A.D. Get "Soft" On New Studio CD!

Danish rockers D.A.D. will issue their latest studio album, entitled Soft Dogs, on February 11th. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Golden Way 02. Blue All Over 03. Between You And Me 04. The Truth About You 05. So What... (If It's All For Love) 06. Human Kind 07. It ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Vocalist Enters Tenth Dimension!

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE vocalist Blaze Bayley, will release its sophomore album, entitled Tenth Dimension, in the UK on February 4th. Tenth Dimension will receive a continental European release on January 21st through SPV/Steamhammer Records. A two-CD digipack version of the album, featuring the album, a 28-page booklet and a bonus CD ...

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Buy Now...Saved Later - ONE MINUTE SILENCE

Arguably the UK's best hope of contributing a worthy homegrown act to the current hip hop/metal explosion, ONE MINUTE SILENCE have already done a fair bit of touring Stateside, where they've only had limited commercial success thus far. Dubbed by some a "more aggressive RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE", OMS' sophomore effort basically picks up where ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Nov 23, 2001

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR will be recording a live CD and DVD on their upcoming European tour, according to an official statement posted at the group's web site. The album will reportedly include 24 songs from all periods of KREATOR's history, while the DVD will contain one professionally-recorded, full-length live concert, as ...

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Archive News Nov 21, 2001

According to a report published in yesterday's edition of The New York Post, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst “lied when he said he visited a dying Australian girl injured in a mosh pit at his concert. Durst told Access Hollywood he visited Jessica Michalik on her deathbed and kept in touch with ...

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Archive News Nov 20, 2001

After a prolonged self-imposed absence, PRONG mastermind Tommy Victor is getting things back in gear with an eye toward releasing a new album in 2002. Currently based in Los Angeles, Victor has been quietly working on new demos over the past few months with the help of several musicians, including DIESEL ...

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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Archive News Nov 14, 2001

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, entered the studio on Monday, November 12th to finish up work on their long-awaited debut album, which is scheduled to emerge in early 2002 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Regular studio updates, posted by Dizzy, ...

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Archive News Nov 12, 2001

NEVERMORE have dismissed as “totally false” the statement issued by the group's record company, Century Media Records, on Thursday, October 8th that indicated that the band had withdrawn from the five-date east coast/midwest tour with OVERKILL (which was scheduled to run from November 25th through December 2nd) in order to begin work ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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