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DIO To Battle TENACIOUS D In New Video For "Push"

TENACIOUS D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass will appear in DIO's latest video, "Push", the first single off of the new album Killing The Dragon. This may sound like a strange pairing to some, but anyone that knows TENACIOUS D is aware of their respect for THE ROCK and appropriate Icons not to mention the ...

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Tributes To Fallen Ex-WHIPLASH Bassist Continue Pouring In

Since our announcement of the tragic passing of ex-WHIPLASH/INTO ANOTHER bassist Tony Bono due to a heart attack, a number of friends, former bandmates and fans have posted heartfelt tributes to the man that was universally considered to be among the most down-to-earth, friendly and good-natured people one could ever hope to meet. Among those ...

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IN FLAMES Set Release Date For New CD, Experience "Star Wars" Magic

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set September 3rd as the tentative release date for their as-yet-untitled new album, which was recently completed at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO). In other news, IN FLAMES got to experience the surreal on their recent North American tour with ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Gets Honored, Makes "Austin Powers" Cameo

OZZY OSBOURNE was honored with a Prism Award on Thursday, May9th in Los Angeles for showing an accurate depiction of drug, alcohol, or tobacco addiction in his song "Junkie", from 2001's Down to Earth. The sixth annual awards, also presented in the fields of film, television, interactive media, and comic books, are given out by ...

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ORDER OF THE ILLUMINATI: "Not For The Weak"

California's ORDER OF THE ILLUMINATI (ex-AGENT STEEL) have nearly completed work on their as-yet-untitled forthcoming CD, which singer Bruce Hall has described as “intense metal—certainly not for the weak”. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Avenger 02. Dead Eyes 03. Earth Under Lucifer 04. Enslaved 05. Forever Black 06. Human ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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CLAWFINGER Continue Work On New CD, Add New Family Member

Swedish rap-metallers CLAWFINGER have finished writing 10 new songs and have another 3-4 that are half ready, according to the latest posting by band vocalist Zak Tell, “but we need at least 10 more songs before we have enough material to choose from in order to make sure that it's a top quality album that ...

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MISFITS To Release Split Single With BALZAC

MISFITS will shortly be issuing a split single with Japan's premier horror punk band BALZAC via their own Misfits Records. Currently available in Japan through the Disk Union label, the single features MISFITS covering a BALZAC song ("Day the Earth Caught Fire") and BALZAC doing a medley of two MISFITS songs ("The Haunting" and "Don't ...

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ICED EARTH Cancel Vancouver Date

ICED EARTH have cancelled their headlining performance in Vancouver, British Columbia, originally set for Friday, April 26th. According to an official statement from the group, “it was determined that it would be impossible to arrive in time without jeopardizing the rest of the tour. The band apologizes to all the fans who were looking forward ...

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SWEDEN ROCK 2002: Final Line-Up Announced

The following is a complete list of acts (in alphabetical order) confirmed to appear at this year's Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden: 220 VOLT BRUCE DICKINSON CANDLEMASS DAMNED NATION DESTINY DOC HOLLIDAY DORO DREAM EVIL EVERGREY FATAL SMILE FIVE FIFTEEN ...

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COAL CHAMBER Experience "Dark Days" Ahead

COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara reportedly walked off stage 20-25 minutes into the group's set last night in Lubbock, Texas after announcing to the confused audience that they had just witnessed “the last COAL CHAMBER song...ever!” The three remaining members then proceeded to play two more songs with guitarist Meegs at the mic, before the ...

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Revolting Room - SKINLAB

Once incorrectly dismissed as nothing more than second-rate MACHINE HEAD copyists, San Francisco Bay Area's SKINLAB have clearly been working hard at elevating the quality of their songwriting and establishing a relatively identifiable sound of their own, something that is especially evident on the group's third full-length CD. Although SKINLAB haven't drastically altered the formula ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: DVD Details Revealed

On April 29th, MY DYING BRIDE's long-form video For Darkest Eyes will be issued on DVD, featuring an additional 90 minutes of footage culled from vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe's personal collection of never-before-seen MDB live recordings. The extra footage that will be included on the DVD is as follows: Willem II, Den, Bosch, Holland - 07/11/93 ...

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12V NEGATIVE EARTH Continue Work On New Material

Nashville, Tennesse's 12V NEGATIVE EARTH are continuing to write new material for a possible demo recording later in the year, which may include an unspecified FAITH NO MORE cover. The band recently reunited with original guitarist Eli McFadden, thus expanding their formation back to a five-piece. ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: No New Music Until Spring/Summer 2003

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has completed work on the music for four songs for the next DEMONS & WIZARDS album—Schaffer's hugely-acclaimed collaboration with BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist Hansi Kursch—but has yet to share the material with Kursch, who is presently busy promoting the recently-released BLIND GUARDIAN CD A Night At The Opera, according to a ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue "Heavy, Left Handed and Candid" Home Video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EXTREME METAL COLOSSUS CRADLE OF FILTH SPAWN LIVE DVD/VHS! The world's most notorious & lurid black metal band, CRADLE OF FILTH, is taking the next evolutionary step to infecting the masses with their often-shocking yet vibrant presence. The band is bringing their singular and extravagant live performance into your living room with ...

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JAG PANZER: New Addition To The Family, More DVD Details

Congratulations are in order for JAG PANZER vocalist Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin, whose wife recently gave birth to a baby boy named Marcus William Conklin. In other news, JAG PANZER's self-produced DVD, entitled The Era of Kings and Conflict, will be for sale at their merchandise booth at all the ICED EARTH, IN FLAMES and ...

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HANOI ROCKS, MELDRUM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Finland's HANOI ROCKS (vocalist Michael Monroe + guitarist Andy McCoy) and Sweden's MELDRUM, featuring former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The full list of ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK

Veteran UK hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL are the latest act to have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Slvesborg, Sweden. The full list of artists currently set to appear at the event is as follows: TED NUGENT HALFORD STATUS QUO ...

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BLACK EARTH Cancel New Orleans Gig

New Orleans' BLACK EARTHa BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring EXHORDER/FLOODGATE vocalist Kyle Thomas, FLOODGATE/SOUL IGNITION bassist Kevin Thomas and LILLIAN AXE/NEAR LIFE EXPERIENCE guitarist Steve Blazehave cancelled their show at Zeppelin's in Metairie, Louisiana, which was scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd. No reason was given for the cancellation. ...

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ICED EARTH, IN FLAMES, JAG PANZER Updated Tour Dates

Here are the revised/updated dates for the upcoming ICED EARTH headlining US tour, also featuring IN FLAMES and JAG PANZER: Apr. 08 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre Apr. 09 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Nightclub Apr. 10 - New York, NY @ The World (WWF NY) Apr. 12 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Apr. ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival!

In what appears to be a conscious attempt to play every European summer festival in existence, IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON has now been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The full list of ...

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