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CANDLEMASS To Make First North American Appearance In 12 Years!

Just in time for the domestic release of their DVD retrospective, "Documents Of Doom", the legendary CANDLEMASS will headline the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend, June 13-14, in Cleveland, Ohio. The festival appearance marks the first time the Swedes have played here in over twelve years! Since reuniting last year, the doomsters have been the hottest ticket ...

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OZZFEST 2003 Lineup Announced!

At a press conference at the Osbournes' residence in Beverly Hills just minutes ago, the lineup for Ozzfest 2003 was announced by Ozzy, Jack and Sharon Osbourne. The 30-city tour will kick off June 28 in San Antonio, Texas and wrap up August 28 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The 14-hour show will boast low ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003!

CRADLE OF FILTH have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest. As a result, the band have been forced to pull out of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival (set to take place in early August) and have been replaced on the bill at Wacken by Sweden's IN ...

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GRADE 8 Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003!

New Jersey's GRADE 8 have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest. As previously reported, artists believed to have secured spots on the main stage include KORN, MARILYN MANSON, and DISTURBED. Also confirmed for the second stage are KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. The complete lineup for the eighth installment ...

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Former SAIGON KICK Singer Resurfaces With Solo Debut

Former SAIGON KICK frontman Matt Kramer recently resurfaced after a lengthy silence with his first album as a solo artist, "War & Peas". He explained to Electricbasement.com what happened to his previous band. "Let's say I was getting ripped off. Yeah, they found me on the highway jacked up on blocks, stripped and burning...and broke. ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. As previously reported, artists believed to have secured spots on the main stage include KORN, MARILYN MANSON, and DISTURBED. The complete lineup for the eighth installment of the traveling hard rock tour will ...

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NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE Reform, Prepare To Record

Finnish speed/thrash metal legends NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE have reformed and are set to enter the studio next month to begin work on a new album. The group's current lineup includes the original guitar duo — J. Kyrö and M. Jokikokko — who were responsible for composing all of the group's early material, plus former ETERNAL ...

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OZZFEST Lineup To Be Announced Next Week

Ozzy and Jack Osbourne will announce the lineup for Ozzfest 2003 on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Acts rumored to be part of the tour include KORN, DISTURBED and CHEVELLE. The announcement will take place during a media lunch at the Osbourne family homestead. The press checks in at the Beverly Hills Hotel at 11:45 a.m., when ...

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OSBOURNES Win Big At NME CARLING AWARDS

Ozzy Osbourne's family won three trophies at the 2003 NME Carling Awards today (Feb. 13) in London. The MTV reality show "The Osbournes" took the best TV show honor, while Ozzy himself was named hero of the year. Teenage son Jack earned the worst haircut award at the ceremony (previously known as the Brat Awards). ...

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CKY: No Regrets About GUNS N' ROSES Tour

Although the GUNS N' ROSES North American comeback tour started and ended in riots and was ultimately cut short, CKY has no regrets. "We got to play Madison Square Garden with GUNS N' ROSES," guitarist Chad Ginsberg told Rollingstone.com. "That's cool as shit! Axl gave us a great opportunity. He was really into us." CKY ...

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TURBONEGRO Finalize Track Listing For 'Scandinavian Leather'

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Scandinavian Leather", due on April 28 through Sweden's Burning Heart Records. The complete track listing for "Scandinavian Leather" is as follows: 01. Intro: The Blizzard Of Flames 02. Wipe It Till It Bleeds 03. Gimme Some ...

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MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5 Expands To Three Days

For the first time in its five years, March Metal Meltdown will expand to three days of metal mayhem, as the festival takes over the Cricket Club Complex in Irvington, N.J., the weekend of March 7-9. "We wanted to get closer to the Big Apple," said promoter Jack Koshick. "As soon as we heard Convention ...

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SEVEN WITCHES: New Music Posted Online

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera, and HELSTAR singer James Rivera, have posted the track "Dance With The Dead" in streaming audio at this location. "Dance With The Dead" comes off the group's fourth album, "Passage To The Other Side", due on April ...

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GREAT WHITE To Film Live DVD

GREAT WHITE will be filming a live DVD at their upcoming show in Hartford, Connecticut on Feb. 23. According to singer Jack Russell's official web site, "Any person that attends the show should keep their ticket stub and they will be able to pre-order the DVD from Knight Records with a $5.00 discount. The DVD ...

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TURBONEGRO To Issue 'Scandinavian Leather' In April

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — have set "Scandinavian Leather" as the title for their upcoming CD, due on April 28 through Sweden's Burning Heart Records. The cover art for the new album is going to be designed by Klaus Voormann, an artist and musician from Hamburg who received a Grammy ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Tales Of Death And Depression

MACHINE HEAD's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled effort will include a track tentatively titled "Descend The Shades Of Night", which frontman Robert Flynn says is "about dying. It kinda chronicles all these crazy dreams I've been having lately about dying, and death itself. It doesn't really sound like anything we've done before, but If I had to compare ...

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SCARLING To Release 7" Single

Los Angeles-based SCARLING, featuring former JACK OFF JILL frontwoman Jessicka, will release a two-song seven-inch single through Sympathy For The Record Industry on March 19. The single, containing the cuts "Band Aid Covers The Bullet Hole" and "H/C", was produced by Chris Vrenna (NINE INCH NAILS) and will feature original cover artwork done by Mark ...

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OSBOURNES' PEPSI TWIST Commercial Posted Online

The 45-second commercial for the new lemon-flavored Pepsi Twist, featuring Ozzy Osbourne and his children, Jack and Kelly, along with a host of celebrities, has been posted online at this location. The commercial, which was shot last month in Los Angeles, shows the two Osbourne children "unwrapping" their faces to reveal they are ...

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STEREOMUD Set Release Date For 'Every Given Moment'

New York-based STEREOMUD, who feature in their ranks former members of LIFE OF AGONY and STUCK MOJO, have set a March 4 release date through Loud/Columbia Records for their sophomore full-length effort, "Every Given Moment". "Every Given Moment" was produced by John Travis (KID ROCK, BUCKCHERRY) and was mixed by Jack Joseph Puig (HOLE, GOO ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Appear In Next 'Die Hard' Movie?

OZZY OSBOURNE is being tipped to play a baddie in the next "Die Hard" movie, according to www.megastar.co.uk. Osbourne will reportedly appear in the film alongside Britney Spears, who is being lined up to play Bruce Willis' daughter in the fourth burnt offering of the explosive film franchise. In other news, Pepsi is to premiere ...

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WILL HAVEN: Official Statement On Split

WILL HAVEN have issued an official statement regarding their decision to disband following their final show together at the Capital Garage in Sacramento, California on Friday, Jan. 24. The statement reads as follows: "As most of you may already know, WILL HAVEN will be playing its final show on the 24th of January in Sacramento. ...

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