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SLAYER Guitarist To Appear On 'The New Tom Green Show'

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King will appear on "The New Tom Green Show" tonight, Tuesday, August 26. The show will air tonight on MTV from midnight to 1:00 a.m. In other news, more dates have been announced for the upcoming Jagermeister North American tour, featuring SLAYER, HATEBREED and ARCH ENEMY. Confirmed dates so far are as ...

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SLAYER, HATEBREED, ARCH ENEMY: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the upcoming Jagermeister North American tour, featuring SLAYER, HATEBREED and ARCH ENEMY. According to Ticketmaster and Clear Channel, the two-month-long trek will make the following stops: Oct. 08 - St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium Oct. 24 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre & Ballroom Oct. 30 - ...

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SLAYER, HATEBREED, ARCH ENEMY: First Dates Announced

The first two dates have been announced for the upcoming Jagermeister North American tour, featuring SLAYER, HATEBREED and ARCH ENEMY. According to Ticketmaster, the two-month-long trek will make the following stops: Oct. 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom Nov. 21 - San Diego, CA @ 4th and B More dates will be released during ...

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Thrash Metal Memorabilia Sought By Makers Of Documentary

The makers of the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene are looking for help and contributions from longtime metal fans everywhere. "We are looking for thrash fan memorabilia such as concert flyers, promo posters, old thrash magazine covers (ie: Metal Forces), classic ticket ...

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Ex-BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Members Forming New Band

Ex-BLACK DAHLIA MURDER bassist Dave Lock and vocalist Trevor Strnad are currently seeking a drummer and a second guitarist for a full-time death metal project, with influences ranging from MALEVOLENT CREATION, MONSTROSITY, and HATE ETERNAL to "Divine Intervention"-era SLAYER. The drummer must be able to blast and have tremendous double-bass skills. Lock and Strnad are ...

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'Montel': Is Heavy Metal To Blame?

A couple who filed a lawsuit against SLAYER in 2001 claiming the band and their record label were partially to blame for the 1995 ritual murder of their 15-year-old daughter were among the guests on the talk show "Montel" (hosted by Montel Williams) Monday (August 11). The episode, dubbed "Can Music Kill?", focused on several ...

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A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred - SUPERJOINT RITUAL

So it's official: Philip Anselmo has effectively left PANTERA, put DOWN on ice, and more or less dialed down activities with all other musical projects except this one, SUPERJOINT RITUAL. Last year's debut album, "Use Once And Destroy", took eight years to come to fruition as the band flickered in and out of existence. Now ...

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HATEBREED Announce Album Title

HATEBREED have set "The Rise Of Brutality" as the title for their third album, due on October 28 through Republic/Universal Records. "The Rise Of Brutality" was recorded at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts with producer Zeuss (SHADOWS FALL, SWORN ENEMY) and was mixed at Armoury Studios in Vancouver, B.C. with Mike Fraser (METALLICA, AC/DC). HATEBREED ...

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KID ROCK Set For MOTORCYCLE MANIA 3

Kid Rock, who is currently finishing up his new album in Los Angeles, is making time to attend the upcoming Motorcycle Mania 3 event, sponsored and organized by Jesse James and his motorcycle company West Coast Choppers. Rock will join James for a ride through Mexico as part of the event, according to Launch. The ...

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GODHATE To Cover AT THE GATES Classic

Swedish death metallers GODHATE (formerly THRONEAEON) will enter Studio Underground shortly to record a cover of AT THE GATES' "Kingdom Gone" for an upcoming tribute album. The group's recently released sophomore full-length CD, "Godhate" (issued under the band's previous moniker), contains "furious, blasphemous and uncompromising death metal in the vein of SLAYER, DEICIDE and MORBID ...

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PROBOT Album Pushed Back To November

NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has have pushed back the release date of his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT to November through Southern Lord Records. "It's not a platinum seller, it's not going to change the world," he told Time magazine. "It's just my tribute to all those guys I worshipped ...

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OMEN: '20th Anniversary Boxset' To Arrive In September

An OMEN "20th Anniversary Boxset" is scheduled for release on September 8 through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for the collection is as follows: CD 1 (double CD) Disc 1: "Battle Cry" Album (re-mastered) 01. Death Rider 02. The Axeman 03. Last Rites 04. Dragon's Breath 05. Be My Wench 06. Torture Me* ...

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Reality Check - KONKHRA

Forever the industrious bunch, you have to take your hats — sorry, bandanas — off to KONKHRA. For all their toiling, touring and unwavering self-belief, they are the perpetual nearly men who have the audacity to have once boasted such big-hitters within their ranks as one-time MACHINE HEAD drummer Chris Kontos and ex-TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY/just about everyone ...

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IRON BUTTERFLY Guitarist ERIK BRAUNN Dies At 52

Erik Braunn, the lead guitarist on IRON BUTTERFLY's classic heavy metal anthem of 1968 "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", died of cardiac arrest Friday in Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times. He was 52. Braunn, considered a violin prodigy, began his musical career at age 4. He was born in Pekin, Ill., but raised in Los Angeles. ...

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MANMADEGOD Set Release Date For Full-Length Debut

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have set an August 26 release date through Island/Def Jam Records for their self-titled debut album. In the meantime, the band's first single, "Safe Passage" has been posted online for listening at this location. "Manmadegod" was produced by ...

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SLAYER's KERRY KING On Next Album: Don't Expect Anything Slow

SLAYER have already written 10 songs for their next studio album, tentatively due before April 2004, the group revealed to MTV.com. Five of the songs have been jammed out by guitarist Kerry King and drummer Dave Lombardo, two other have been penned by guitarist Jeff Hanneman and recorded using a drum machine, and the remaining ...

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PRO-PAIN Pay Tribute To Their Influences On 'Run For Cover'

PRO-PAIN are set to return to action on August 26 with the release of their ninth studio album, "Run For Cover" (Spitfire). The album's unusual concept, containing cover songs from artists who have influenced the band, makes "Run For Cover" a special recording — adding to the band's already respected decade-plus career. Forgoing the predictable, ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: New Video To Be Shown On 'Headbanger's Ball'

SUPERJOINT RITUAL's video for the track "Waiting For The Turning Point" will be premiering on this weekend's edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball", co-hosted by SLAYER. "People have been waiting for Philip Anselmo to sell out for years," the SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman said in a recent interview. "It won't happen. This is the most terrifying live ...

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MANMADEGOD: Debut Album Delayed

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have pushed back the release of their self-titled debut to an unspecified date later this summer. In the meantime, the band's first single, "Safe Passage", along with the tracks "Bad Creation" and "Poison Eye" have been posted online for listening ...

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HAMMERFALL: The Spanish Inquisition

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "We've just returned from one of Europe's (most likely the world's) better metal festivals, namely Metal Mania in Spain. Headlined by SLAYER, IRON MAIDEN and STRATOVARIUS, and with a supporting cast of bands like BLIND GUARDIAN, MOTÖRHEAD, MASTERPLAN, PRIMAL FEAR, ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM To Appear On METALLICA Tribute DVD

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will be contributing a song to the upcoming METALLICA tribute DVD currently being produced by Bob Kulick (brother of Bruce) for release through Cleopatra Records. "This will be the second such project for the label, and as you may already know, [FLOTSAM AND JETSAM singer] Eric A.K. was on the first one ...

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Former WHITE ZOMBIE Drummer Seeking Musicians For New Project

Former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan de Prume is forming a new band and is looking for a guitarist, bassist, vocalist and keyboardist/programmer to complete the group's lineup. Says Ivan, "[All applicants] must have similar taste to write and collaborate with from the ground up. I have a particular vision in mind that I need to ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN: The Metal God Is Back

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that he "can't wait" to see JUDAS PRIEST performing live with Rob Halford again but insists that Halford's replacement in PRIEST, Tim "Ripper" Owens, "was and is his own man and he made those songs his when he sang them." In a posting to ANTHRAX's official web site, Ian writes, ...

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