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HATEBREED To Play Summer Dates With SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST

HATEBREED have announced that they will be playing a bunch of dates with SLAYER and JUDAS PRIEST on "off" days during this year's Ozzfest tour. Club dates with DEVILDRIVER are also a possibility. HATEBREED are in the middle of the "Headbanger's Ball Tour" with DAMAGEPLAN, DROWNING POOL and UNEARTH. The group's next live appearance will ...

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AFTER FOREVER Confirmed For Holland's DYNAMO OPEN AIR Festival

Dutch "gothic metal sensation" AFTER FOREVER have been confirmed for Dynamo Open Air, a one-day Dutch heavy metal festival scheduled to be held Saturday, June 5 in the Goffertpark in Nijmegen, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are headliners SLAYER, plus LIFE OF AGONY, DIMMU BORGIR, NIGHTWISH, DEICIDE, SOULFLY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, ILL NINO and MASTODON. ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO 'Clears Things Up' On All Things OZZFEST

SUPERJOINT RITUAL/ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has posted the following message in the "Tour Diary" section of SUPERJOINT's web site: "This is the most infamous Philip H. Anselmo, writing to you fucks on the computer. Just to clear things up, a few hilariously dick headed (what else?) supposed 'truths' out there, about me, the 'zodiac' of ...

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SLAYER And DAMAGEPLAN To Tour Canada In June?

SLAYER and DAMAGEPLAN will reportedly be teaming up for a 10-date run through Canada in June prior to SLAYER's appearance at this year's Ozzfest. No further information is available at this time. SLAYER are currently in the studio recording their first album with the original lineup since 1990's "Seasons In the Abyss". A late 2004 ...

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SLAYER To Perform On MTV's 'Viva La Bam'

SLAYER will appear on MTV's "Viva La Bam" on Sunday, May 2. The MTV show airs at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. As previously reported, SLAYER are sharing the cover of the current issue of Revolver magazine with Bam Margera, the star of "Viva La Bam", which was named "Best TV Show" in the Revolver Readers' Poll. ...

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TOOL Drummer: New Album Will Be Heavier Than 'Lateralus'

TOOL drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin Chancellor have been jamming together for the past few months and they've already got the framework for 10 to 12 new songs, according to MTV.com. "They're very much in the infant stage, where we have all these different jams and we start piecing them together," ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Video Clip Posted Online

VELVET REVOLVER's official web site is currently hosting the first of several weekly video clips to be released prior to the release of the group's debut album, "Contraband". Download the first clip at this location. "Slither", the first single from "Contraband", will go for radio adds on April 12. Listen to the song ...

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Exclusive: New DIMMU BORGIR Drummer Speaks Out!

DIMMU BORGIR's session drummer Reno Kiilerich has spoken exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET about landing a job with what is arguably the most commercially successful black metal band in the world. Kiilerich, who hails from Denmark, was previously a member of several acclaimed death metal groups, including PANZERCHRIST, EXMORTEM and VILE. His first rehearsal session with DIMMU ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: DUI Case Postponed

MTV.com reports: "A California court has postponed the DUI case of VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland until April 23. Last October, Weiland was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs after crashing his BMW into a parked van. On Tuesday, the singer is scheduled to receive a progress report from the Los Angeles district ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Contraband' Release Pushed Back To June

The release date of VELVET REVOLVER's much-anticipated debut album, "Contraband", has been postponed to June 8 from the previously announced May 18, according to the web site of the group's record label, RCA Records. No reason was given for the delay. The album's first single, "Slither", will be delivered to radio for airplay consideration in ...

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FANTOMAS, MELT BANANA To Hit The Road Later In The Month

FANTOMAS, the band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, MR. BUNGLE bassist Trevor Dunn, MELVINS guitarist Buzz Osbourne and SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, will be teaming up with MELT BANANA for a month-long tour beginning on March 25 in Ventura, California. When asked recently by Billboard.com if FANTOMAS will perform their recently released ...

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METALLICA, KORN, SLIPKNOT Confirmed For Austria's AERODROME FESTIVAL

METALLICA, KORN, LINKIN PARK and SLIPKNOT are among the bands confirmed to appear at the Aerodrome Festival, a two-day event set to take place June 10-11 in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include LIFE OF AGONY, SLAYER, ILL NINO, WITHIN TEMPTATION, HATEBREED, PUNGENT STENCH, LOSTPROPHETS and MNEMIC. For more ...

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CRUACHAN Announce Album-Launch Celebration

Irish folk metal band CRUACHAN will be celebrating the launch of their fourth full-length album, "Pagan", with a one-off live date in Dublin on April 6 at The Voodoo Lounge. Support at the show will come from CELTIC LEGACY. "Pagan" is scheduled for release on April 5 through Karmageddon Media). The album was recorded and ...

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SLAYER Enter Recording Studio, Line Up TV Appearances

SLAYER have entered the studio to begin recording their first album with the original lineup since 1990's "Seasons In the Abyss". A late 2004 release through American Recordings is expected. As previously reported, SLAYER have been named "Best Band" in Revolver magazine's 2004 Readers' Poll, and will be featured on the cover of the issue ...

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SLIPKNOT Reveal New Album Title

SLIPKNOT have set "Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses" as the title of their long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", due on May 25 through Roadrunner Records. The first track released will be "Pulse of the Maggots", which will be made available for download on the group's web site on March 30. "It's got the feel of ...

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SKINLAB To Release 2-CD Set Of Rarities, Alternate Mixes

In a celebration of the Oakland-based SKINLAB's decade-long career, they will release a double-disc set, entitled "Nerve Damage" on April 20 through Century Media Records. This set comprises 34 tracks, including two new cuts, "Losing All" and "Beneath The Surface", alongside previously unreleased demo tracks, alternate mixes of such classics as "When Pain Comes To ...

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Poland's FRONTSIDE Ink Deal With REGAIN RECORDS

Polish extreme metallers FRONTSIDE have inked a deal with Sweden's Regain Records. An English version of the group's Polish "Grammy"-nominated 2003 album, "...And Forgive Us Our Sins...", will be released in May. The group's musical style is being described as "a lethal mixture of SLAYER-influenced riffing, death metal heaviness and NYC hardcore attitude." ...

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GUS CHAMBERS: GRIP INC. Nearly Broke Up

In his first interview in nearly four years, GRIP INC. vocalist Gus Chambers spoke with Electricbasement.com Friday morning (Feb. 27) from Germany, recording segments for the "Power Hour" Net radio show. Chambers, whose bandmates include guitarist/keyboardist Waldemar Sorychta and drummer Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, FANTOMAS), candidly explained why the band took nearly five years to issue ...

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THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY In The Studio With RICK RUBIN

THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY, the Swedish band fronted by former REFUSED screamer Dennis Lyxzen, have set "Armed Love" as the title of their much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's "A New Morning, Changing Weather". The band are working in Los Angeles and Sweden with legendary producer Rick Rubin, bringing their life-affirming, inspiring, creative music to rock fans. ...

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