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HEAVENLY Continue Work On New CD, Prepare French Headlining Tour

France's HEAVENLY are hard at work on the material for their third full-length album, which may or may not include a re-working of a song called "Miracle" from the group's first demo tape. Described as “more heavy metal and more symphonic” than the group's previous efforts, the as-yet-untitled album will reportedly be a conceptual record ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Ink Deal With Metal Blade Records

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records and will enter San Francisco's Trident Studio with producer Juan Urteaga in early April to record their debut for the label, entitled To Serve Man. Singer Travis Ryan had this to say about the group's addition to the Metal Blade roster: ...

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DEW-SCENTED Line Up European Gigs Galore

Acclaimed German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have enlisted Hendrik Bache to handle second guitar duties at the group's upcoming European live dates, including a full-length tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE and SEVERE TORTURE in the fall. Here is a full list of upcoming DEW-SCENTED live appearances: w/NO RETURN, SCARVE, RAIN Apr. 03 – Amnéville, FRA @ L' After ...

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In Memory Of RANDY CASTILLO

A memorial site has been set up for late OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo at www.randycastillo.com. The following written tributes were taken from the above-mentioned site: Carmine Appice (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER): I just heard and I am shocked about Randy's passing. He was a great fellow drummer and the nicest guy. I ...

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ECHOBRAIN: Full US Tour Announced

ECHOBRAIN, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, guitarist/vocalist Dylan Donkin, and drummer Brian Sagrafena, kicked off their 2002 Keep Me Alive tour in Petaluma, California on Wednesday, March 20th to a packed house. Although primarily a local crowd, the audience consisted of several fans who flew in from as far away as Chicago and Dallas ...

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STATIC-X Upcoming Dates Announced

STATIC-X will be embarking on another headlining tour of the USA and will perform at several big radio shows across the country. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 29 - La Luna/Gotham, San Bernardino, CA Apr. 19 - House of Blues Anaheim, Anaheim, CA Apr. 27 - Lee Vista Park/WJRR Show, Orlando, FL ...

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Former OBITUARY Drummer To Make "Saturday Night Live" Appearance!

Rising Tampa, Florida-based artist ANDREW WK, whose backing band features former OBITUARY drummer Donald Tardy, will be the featured musical guest on the April 13th edition of Saturday Night Live, hosted by WWF superstar The Rock. ANDREW WK's debut full-length album, entitled, I Get Wet, hits stores on Tuesday, March 26th through Island Records. In ...

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PRONG US Tour Dates Announced!

The current incarnation of PRONG—mainman Tommy Victor (guitar/vocals), Dan Laudo (drums), Rich Gonzalez (i.e. DIESEL MACHINE bassist, DEVILUTION—guitar) and Brian Perry (ex-JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, DIRTY LOOKS—bass)—will embark on a six-week US tour in early April. The following dates have been confirmed thus far: Apr. 01 – San Diego, CA @ Cain's Apr. 02 ...

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS To Receive Artist Contribution Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Multi-platinum selling musical artists RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will be presented with the Artist Contribution Award at the second annual ESPN Action Sports & Music Awards Fueled by Mountain Dew, it was announced today by Ron Semiao, ESPN vice president, programming and managing director, Global X. The pioneer event that unites the ...

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ANNIHILATOR European Dates Announced

Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR have announced the dates for their upcoming European headlining tour. They are as follows: Apr. 30 – Wien, AUS @ Planet Music May 01 – Salzburg, AUS @ Rockhouse May 02 – Graz, AUS @ Orpheum May 03 – Wörgl, AUS @ Komma May 04 – Dornbirn, AUS @ Conrad Sohm May ...

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GODFLESH US Tour Dates Announced

Britain's industrial metal pioneers GODFLESH have announced the dates for their two-month US tour with HIGH ON FIRE and HALO. They are as follows: Apr. 22 - San Diego, CA @ Canes Apr. 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour Apr. 24 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Concert Theater Apr. 25 - San Francisco, ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER Added To Jagermeister Music Tour

New York's 40 BELOW SUMMER have been added to the upcoming Jagermeister Music US tour, which also features DROWNING POOL, COAL CHAMBER and ILL NINO. 40 BELOW SUMMER will open the festivities at the following venues: Mar. 08 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Mar. 09 - Boynton Beach, FL @ Ovation Mar. 10 ...

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D.R.I. Spring Tour Dates Announced

D.R.I. have announced the dates for their upcoming spring US tour. They are as follows: Mar. 26 - Fort Collins, CO @ Starlight Mar. 27 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl Mar. 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue Mar. 29 - La Crosse, WI @ Warehouse Nightclub Mar. 30 - Aurora, IL @ Rock ...

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MORTIIS First-Ever European Tour Announced

MORTIIS will be embarking this spring on his first-ever European tour, in support of his critically acclaimed new album The Smell Of Rain. Now backed by a full live band, MORTIIS will be hitting all the hot spots around Europe, including a show at London's Clink, the oldest prison in England!!! The confirmed dates are ...

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DEW-SCENTED Live Dates Announced

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have announced a host of new live dates that are scheduled to take place during the coming months. They are as follows: Feb. 23 Salzgitter, GER @ Forellenhof (w/NIGHT IN GALES, CRACK UP) w/VADER, CENTURIAN Mar. 16 Dublin, IREL - The Temple Mar. 17 Cork, IRE - Nancy Spains Mar. 18 Bristol, ...

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MILLENCOLIN Announce World Tour

Swedish pop-punkers MILLENCOLIN have announced the initial dates for their upcoming world tour. They are as follows: Feb. 20 – Perth, AUS @ Metropolis Feb. 21 – Perth, AUS @ Metropolis Feb. 22 - Adelaide, AUS @ Heaven Feb. 23 - Sydney, AUS @ Uni Roundhouse Feb. 24 - Sydney, AUS @ Uni Roundhouse Feb. ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, ENTWINE Team Up For European Tour

Finland's ENTWINE will be joining Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY on the latter band's upcoming headlining European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in Hamburg, Germany on April 29th. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 29 - Markthalle, Hamburg, GER Apr. 30 - Hafenbahn, Offenbach, GER May 01 - Easy Schorre, Halle, ...

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SOIL, SKINLAB, HEADSTRONG Dates Announced

The first dates for the upcoming SOIL headlining tour, also featuring SKINLAB and HEADSTRONG, have been announced. They are as follows: Mar. 01 - Otherside - Tulsa, OK Mar. 02 - The Rock - Wichita, KS Mar. 06 - Taylortown Store - Bossier City, LA Mar. 07 - Parish @ House of Blues - New ...

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GRAND MAGUS Announce European Tour With ORANGE GOBLIN, ROADSAW

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, will be joining ORANGE GOBLIN and ROADSAW on a full European tour during March. The dates are as follows: Feb. 28 Leuven, BEL @ Soja Mar. 01 Groningen, NETH @ Vera Mar. 02 Arnhem, NETH @ Willemeen Mar. 03 - Den Bosch, NETH @ Wilhelm ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Drop Bay Area Date On Guitarist Search Tour

LIMP BIZKIT have posted the following message on their official web site regarding the rescheduling of the Bay Area date of the Put Your Guitar Where Your Mouth Is guitarist search tour: “Permitting issues at all 4 Bay Area Guitar Centers have prevented the rescheduling of the Bay Area visit of the Put Your Guitar ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman To Help Unveil Eddie Action Figure

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will reportedly join McFarlane Toys founder Todd McFarlane on Tuesday, February 12th at the American International Toy Fair in New York City (Toy District and at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center) to unveil McFarlane's new action figure of the band's mascot, Eddie. Plans call for a media event from ...

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