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PAIN Postpone Plans For 'Covers' CD, Begin Work On New Album

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have postponed plans to record a full-length album of covers and are instead working on a new CD of original material, due in the spring/summer through Stockholm Records. Tägtgren, a notoriously prolific songwriter, made the decision to delay the recording of ...

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HIRAX Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD 2003 Festival

Reunited California thrashers HIRAX are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists currently set to perform at Bang Your Head 2003 looks like this: TWISTED SISTER DIO THIN LIZZY HAMMERFALL U.D.O. SODOM OVERKILL ...

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JAMES MURPHY Keeps Spirits Up, Needs Your Help

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy, who is currently receiving treatment for a massive brain tumor with which he was diagnosed in August 2001, has issued the following update on his condition and current/upcoming activities: "I have been doing good, playing a lot. And staying busy helping a friend's band in NY... I may even do ...

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DESTRUCTOR Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

DESTRUCTOR, Cleveland, Ohio's legendary power/thrash band, will be making their European debut at this year's Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. DESTRUCTOR will be performing twice at the event — the "warm-up show" on Thursday, June 26 and on the main stage on Friday, June 27. The ...

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THIN LIZZY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD 2003

THIN LIZZY are the latest act to have been confirmed for the next installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists set to appear at Bang Your Head 2003 now looks like this: TWISTED SISTER U.D.O HAMMERFALL THIN LIZZY DOKKEN SODOM OVERKILL ANNIHILATOR ...

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HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are the latest act to have been confirmed for the next installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists set to appear at Bang Your Head 2003 now looks like this: TWISTED SISTER U.D.O HAMMERFALL DOKKEN SODOM OVERKILL ANNIHILATOR PINK CREAM ...

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MASTERPLAN Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, have been confirmed to appear at next year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists currently set to perform at Bang Your ...

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VADER: New MP3 Posted Online

Veteran Polish death metallers VADER have posted their version of the MORBID ANGEL classic "Immortal Rites" online at this location. The track comes off the just-issued MORBID ANGEL tribute CD, "Tyrants From the Abyss", available through Necropolis Records in the U.S. and Hellspawn Records in Europe. In other news, VADER are set to ...

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BITCH Reunite, Confirm Appearance At BANG YOUR HEAD 2003

Legendary '80s Californian act BITCH, fronted by Betsy "Bitch" Weiss, have reunited and will make their European live debut at the 2003 edition of Bang Your Head Festival on Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. "Back in the Eighties, Betsy Weiss [became] known as 'Pat Benatar's evil twin' and sang herself into metal's hall of ...

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PAIN To Record Album Of Covers

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, are currently in the studio recording a full-length album of covers, due in the spring through Stockholm Records. Among the tracks that are set to be included on the effort are the band's (presumably) metallized versions of such mainstream selections as ...

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HYPOCRISY To Release New CD In 2004

Sweden's HYPOCRISY, led by acclaimed metal producer and PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren, are busy at home writing new material after their first-ever tour of Japan. Tägtgren expects to record HYPOCRISY's new album sometime in August or September of 2003 for an early 2004 release. As previously reported, HYPOCRISY have been confirmed for next year's installment ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Headline BANG YOUR HEAD 2003

The reunited TWISTED SISTER, who yesterday announced their participation in next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, have now been officially confirmed to headline the 2003 edition of Bang Your Head Festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. According to the official Bang Your Head newsletter, "the 'Sick Motherfuckers' will be ...

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HYPOCRISY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Sweden's HYPOCRISY, led by acclaimed metal producer and PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren, are the latest act to have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. The following artists are currently set to appear at the event: U.D.O. ...

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RAUNCHY Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Denmark's RAUNCHY have been confirmed to appear at the Summer Breeze Open Air 2002 festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 22-24 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. RAUNCHY will be performing on the "Pain" stage on Saturday, August 24th beginning at 2:30 PM. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event ...

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PUSHED, PAIN Among Acts To Be Included On Promotional CD

Southern California's PUSHED (featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian) and Sweden's PAIN (led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren) are two of the 20 bands featured on a double promotional CD currently being compiled by Thermal Breakdown Entertainment, a division of DK Entertainment, LLC. Among the other bands currently set to ...

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TIAMAT, PAIN To Embark On European Tour

TIAMAT will embark on their second tour of Europe between September 20th and the middle of October. Support at all dates will come from PAIN, featuring HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren. Due to "father duty", guitarist Thomas Petersson will not participate in the upcoming trek and will be replaced temporarily by SOUTHFORK axeman Henrik Bergqvist. As ...

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PAIN's Latest Named "Album Of The Month"

Sweden's PAIN, the brainchild of HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren have had their third full-length album, Nothing Remains The Same, named "Album Of The Month" by Germany's Hammer magazine. In other news, Tägtgren recently took time out from touring activities to do some writing for the next PAIN album, which is not expected to surface before ...

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DRAGONLORD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

San Francisco Bay Area's DRAGONLORD, featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA ...

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PAIN To Release BEATLES Cover As Next Single

Sweden's PAIN, the brainchild of HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren, will be issuing a new single, "Eleanor Rigby", on June 24th through Stockholm Records. The title song, a "brutal" remake of the BEATLES cut featuring a full orchestra, is a different version to the one that appears on the group's current album, Nothing Remains The Same, ...

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