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OMEN To Support W.A.S.P. In Texas

Classic metallers OMEN have lined up the following dates during June/July: Jun. 19 - Tradate (VA), ITA - Tradate Iron Festival Jun. 21 - Arginio City, GRE - TBA Jun. 22 - Athens, GRE - TBA Jun. 23 - Thessaliniki, GRE - TBA Jun. 25-26 - Balingen, GER – Bang Your Head Jul. 23 – ...

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POISON Frontman To Perform At COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION Festival

Bret Michaels of POISON fame and occasional country crooner, will perform at CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair Sunday night (June 13) at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee with Capitol Nashville artist Chris Cagle. "This is what CMA Music Festival is all about," said CMA Executive Director Ed Benson. "Exciting and fresh musical collaborations." "The fact that ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Bassist To Tour The U.S.

Former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones will be performing throughout the U.S. this summer as a guest performer with a project called THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY, according to Led-Zeppelin.com. THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY is Glen Phillips (ex-TOAD THE WET SPROCKET), with Sara Watkins, Chris Thile, and Sean Watkins (NICKEL CREEK). John has ...

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VOIVOD To Revisit 'Nothingface' Era On Upcoming Album

According to a Chophouse Records newsletter, there are approximately 25 songs in progress for the next VOIVOD album. Guitarist Piggy "is churning up evil with some very metal riffage and leading the way as we are charting our course of execution for the months ahead. "As of now, [VOIVOD] plan to return to the same ...

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EIDOLON Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

Toronto, Canada's EIDOLON have parted ways with their singer, Pat Mulock, "for reasons of both a musical and personal nature," according to an official press release. "I express no interest in giving any childish, gory details or go into any specifics as to why we have decided to take this path," said drummer Shawn Drover. ...

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HIMSA To Film Video For 'A Girl In Glass'

Seattle's HIMSA will shoot a video for "A Girl In Glass" on Tuesday, June 25 with director Kevin Leonard (NEVERMORE) in Los Angeles. The track is taken from the band's critically acclaimed Prosthetic debut, "Courting Tragedy and Disaster". The band will embark on a round of dates with labelmates BYZANTINE in July leading up to ...

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DROWNING POOL Turned Away At Canadian Border

In what appears to be an alarming trend, DROWNING POOL are the latest act to have been turned away at the Canadian border, forcing the group to cancel shows. The Texas band were due to kick off a short run of dates with DAMAGEPLAN north of the border beginning on Tuesday (May 11), but were ...

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VAN HALEN: New Song Details Revealed

According to Hits Daily Double, the first single from the retooled, Sammy Hagar-fronted VAN HALEN will be "Up for Breakfast", one of three tracks produced by Glen Ballard. The other two are "Learning to See" and "It's About Time". All three cuts are expected to surface on the band's upcoming best-of set, tentatively due this ...

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VENGEANCE To Reunite After 14-Year Hiatus

VENGEANCE (a.k.a. VENGEANCE RISING), the pioneering Christian extreme metal band, are reuniting after a 14-year hiatus. The group — Larry Farkas (lead guitar), Glen Mancaruso (drums), Roger Dale Martin (bass), Doug Thieme (guitar) — sans Roger Martinez (vocals, who has since become "a Satanist/atheist/whatever") will perform at Summer Madness 2004 on August 29 at Chain ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Drummer ALEX PAPA Leaves The Fold

Vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has parted ways with the drummer from his solo band, Alex Papa. "Alex has decided to pursue other avenues in his career," Jeff said in a statement. "I and the rest of the band support his decisions and wish him nothing but every success in his future endeavors. ...

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LINKIN PARK/KORN Tour Dates Announced

LINKIN PARK, KORN, SNOOP DOGG and THE USED will be teaming up for this year's Projekt Revolution 2004 Tour beginning on July 23 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 23 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center Jul. 24 - Columbus, OH - Germain Amphitheatre Jul. 26 - Clarkston, MI - DTE ...

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OZZFEST 2004: Lineup, Tour Dates Announced!

The organizers of the annual Ozzfest announced the details of this year's festival at a press conference held this morning at Avalon in Hollywood, California. The lineup is as follows: Main Stage: OZZY OSBOURNE JUDAS PRIEST SLAYER DIMMU BORGIR SUPERJOINT RITUAL BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Second Stage: SLIPKNOT HATEBREED LAMB OF GOD Rotating: ATREYU ...

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DEICIDE's New Album To Be Released In Several Formats: Images Available

Earache Records are releasing DEICIDE's latest album, "Scars Of The Crucifix", in several formats, loaded with special material available nowhere else. The CD version of "Scars…" will come with a bonus DVD, containing an exclusive DEICIDE documentary shot by acclaimed U.K. director Pete Bridgewater (MORBID ANGEL, DECEMBER, THE HAUNTED). Entitled "Behind the Scars: Under the ...

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VITAL REMAINS Announce U.S. Tour

VITAL REMAINS will embark on a national U.S. tour this spring alongside BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION and WATCH THEM DIE. The highly anticipated trek, the group's first with Glen Benton (DEICIDE) on vocals, is set to kick off in May and will be their first tour in support of their critically acclaimed album, "Dechristianize", ...

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DROWNING POOL Announce New Singer, Audio Clip Posted Online

In a widely expected move, DROWNING POOL revealed during a "Headbanger's Ball" (MTV2) appearance Saturday night (Jan. 24) that they have recruited ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to fill the singer slot left vacant by the death of Dave Williams (as exclusively reported here back in June 2003). While Jones' ferocious singing-mixed-with-screaming ...

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