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City Says No To 'Suicide Show', But Band Says Yes

Florida shock-rockers HELL ON EARTH have vowed to go ahead with their plans to stage a live suicide during a concert in the city of St. Petersburg next month. Despite the fact that the city officials, in cooperation with the Florida Governors Office, have "strong-armed" venues into canceling their previously announced performance at State Theater ...

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Florida Theater Owner Pulls Plug On Suicide Band

The owner of a theater where a band said it would stage a live suicide during a concert next month said Wednesday he isn't allowing the show to take place, according to the Associated Press. Meanwhile, the owner of another club where the band HELL ON EARTH said they intended to move their show, also ...

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SOULFLY Frontman And Manager Are 'Very Loving People': New Bassist

Bobby Burns (PRIMER 55, BEAUTIFUL) has confirmed via on online posting that he is currently rehearsing with SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera as the group's temporary bassist following the sudden departure of Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. The revamped band, who are completed by guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO) and drummer ...

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EDGUY: New Album Update

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hey you savage fuckers! "Friends, I just thought I'd better drop you some news about the new album and how the recordings are going. Well, the work is going great, I just have to underline how relaxed everything is in ...

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Band's Plan For Onstage Suicide Is Investigated

An industrial rock band's claim that they will feature a "live suicide" onstage during a St. Petersburg gig next month has gotten the attention of the concert hall's owners and police, according to Mitch Stacy of the Associated Press. The Tampa group, HELL ON EARTH, said on their web site that a terminally ...

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Live Suicide To Take Place At HELL ON EARTH Concert

Industrial rock band HELL ON EARTH will feature a "live suicide" at their State Theatre performance in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, October 4. A Euthanasia Society member will carry out the suicide to raise awareness for dying with dignity. The Euthanasia member, who suffers from a terminal illness, is using the event as a ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer Inducted Into KENMORE HIGH's WALL OF FAME

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens was inducted into the Kenmore High School inaugural Wall of Fame during halftime ceremonies at the Kenmore-Akron North football game on George Brode Field Saturday (September 13). As previously reported, the release date of ICED EARTH's new album, "The Glorious Burden" (featuring Owens), has ...

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A Tribute To The Beast: Volume 2 - VARIOUS ARTISTS

With IRON MAIDEN content to recycle their trusted formula ad infinitum — can anyone honestly say that their "Brave New World" reformation was anything other than the same old same old? — a reappraisal of their back catalogue (in this instance via Nuclear Blast's roster) seems like the only way to get anything resembling a ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Re-Name New Album, Switch Producers

MONSTER MAGNET have changed the tentative title for their forthcoming studio album to "Monolithic Babies" from the previously announced "Radiation Day". In addition, the band appear to have switched producers for the project, with the original choice of Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) having been jettisoned in favor of ...

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TIWANAKU: Demo Tracks Available For Download

TIWANAKU, the new band featuring former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, ex-NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery and ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, have launched an MP3.com web site featuring downloads of three songs from their recently completed demo. The tracks "Illusions", "Shockwaves", and "What If" can be heard at this location. TIWANAKU, who ...

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ICED EARTH: 'The Glorious Burden' Pushed Back To January 2004

The release date of ICED EARTH's new album, "The Glorious Burden", has been officially pushed back to January 13, 2004 (a day earlier internationally), according to SPV Records. A single (view cover here) containing the tracks "The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)", "When The Eagle Cries" (Unplugged), "Valley Forge" and "Hollow Man" will ...

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WINTERS BANE: New Song Available For Download

Akron, Ohio-based WINTERS BANE — best known as the former home of ex-JUDAS PRIEST/current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens — have posted a full-length MP3 of the new demo track "Catching The Sun" at this location. "Catching The Sun" comes off the group's recently recorded four-song demo, which is currently being shopped ...

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THE KOVENANT's Trip From Hell To Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

THE KOVENANT bassist/vocalist Lex Icon has posted the following account of the band's "Spinal Tap"-ish trip to Abtsgmünd, Germany last month for this year's edition of the Summer Breeze festival: "(Time) 06:30 - 21.08.03: (Location) Small Town 2 hours north of Oslo - Hamar "We start driving towards the airport. People are very tired from ...

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EIDOLON: New Song Posted Online

A brand new EIDOLON track, titled "Demoralized", has been posted online at this location. "Demoralized" comes off the Canadian group's forthcoming album, "Apostles Of Defiance", due on October 6 through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for "Apostles Of Defiance" is as follows: 01. Scream From Within 02. Volcanic Earth 03. Twisted ...

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SEPULTURA's 'Roorback' Sells 4K Copies In Its First Week

SEPULTURA's "Roorback" sold 4,186 copies during its first week of release in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. This figure is significantly lower than the 10,000+ first-week sales tally of the group's last CD, "Nation", back in March 2001 and the 18,000+ figure achieved by the band's 1998 effort "Against". As previously reported, "Roorback" was ...

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SEPULTURA Win Brazilian Video Award

SEPULTURA won the "Best Direction of Photography" award for their "Bullet The Blue Sky" video (directed by Academia de Filmes) at this year's edition of "MTV Brasil Video Music Awards", held Tuesday (August 26). The Brazilian band's cover version of the U2 track was up for four awards at the event, including "Best Video Editing", ...

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JAG PANZER Line Up European Headlining Shows

Colorado-based power metal veterans JAG PANZER will play several headlining shows in Europe before embarking on a North American tour with HELLOWEEN and BEYOND THE EMBRACE in early October. Confirmed European headlining dates are as follows: Sep. 25 – Milano, ITA - Transilvania Club Sep. 27 – Thessaloniki, GRE - Idrogeios Club Sep. 28 – ...

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Review: IRON MAIDEN Rules Over Cricket

Mike Senft of The Arizona Republic reviewed the reviewed the IRON MAIDEN/DIO/MOTÖRHEAD tour when it came to the Cricket Pavilion in Phoenix Friday night (August 22). "The crowd, which had swelled to over 10,000 by the time the band took the stage, roared as Vincent Price's intonation of 'Woe to you of earth and sea,' ...

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Review: OZZFEST 2003 Is A Magnet For Metalheads

Rebecca Dana of the Washington Post reports that "to be a second-stage act, which is to say not a headliner, at Ozzfest 2003 — the darkest, loudest and most heavily metallic touring show on Earth — is unequivocally lovely on a sunny summer day. It is to be 27 years old with a spike in ...

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KISS, ACDELCO, KURT JOHNSON, And CAVALIER Form Hot Rod Supergroup

The crashing thunder of rock power chords and deep bass crescendos of 1,300 horsepower combined to create a medley of high-performance music together at the official unveiling of Kurt Johnson's ACDelco NHRA Pro Stock Cavalier Z24 on August 14. Featuring artwork by renowned motorsports artist Sam Bass, Johnson's Cavalier sports a visual theme inspired by ...

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ICED EARTH Set Release Date For 'The Glorious Burden'

ICED EARTH have set an October 27 European release date through SPV Records for their new CD, "The Glorious Burden". The follow-up to 2001's "The Horror Show" will mark the recording debut with the group of new vocalist Tim Owens, formerly of JUDAS PRIEST. A world tour in support of the album is expected to ...

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