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DOWN Cancels Edmonton Appearance

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — was forced to cancel its scheduled appearance with HEAVEN AND HELL and MEGADETH on Tuesday, March 13 at ...

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Metal And Porn Collide In MATT ZANE's 'Radium'

Powerful heavy metal music and skin-slappin' hardcore sex collide in "Radium", a revolutionary adult-oriented music series from the world-bending mind of Matt Zane. In this new line, available exclusively from Pleasure Productions, Zane realizes a dream of combining metal’s sexual energy with porno's lustful sensuality all in a single series. "Metal has a huge fan ...

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DOWN: Another Video Of New Song 'I Scream' Available

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — premiered a brand new song, entitled "I Scream", during their headlining appearance at the El Corazon club in ...

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DOWN Premieres New Song In Seattle; Photos, Video Available

A BLABBERMOUTH.NET user who calls himself "Hailtheleaf96" has submitted the following report: "Last night [Friday, March 9], DOWN played its first show in over nine months at the El Corazon in Seattle, WA. The show featured a very energetic and coherent Philip Anselmo. Before coming to the stage they had a white screen up in ...

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HATEBREED Working On Animated Video For 'Destroy Everything'

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta has issued the following update: "I am taping a 'Headbanger's Ball' episode [on Thursday, February 15] in New York City with my good friends in CONVERGE. This was always a goal of mine. I am really stoked to have them on. It's great it's finally happening! "HATEBREED are working on an ...

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ROB HALFORD: Rare 1987 Video Interview Posted Online

A 10-minute video interview with JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford and former SURGICAL STEEL guitarist Jim Keeler, which originally aired in 1987 on the local Arizona TV program "Backstage Pass", has been posted online at YouTube.com. Topics include SURGICAL STEEL and Keeler and Halford's decision to join forces in launching a local Arizona ...

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METALLICA To Headline Greece's ROCKWAVE FESTIVAL

METALLICA will headline the 11th edition of the Rockwave Festival, set to take place July at 1-3 Terra Vibe in Malakasa, Greece. METALLICA will perform on July 3. Pre-sale for the concert will begin on February 21. METALLICA fan club members will be given priority when it comes to purchasing tickets. General admission tickets will ...

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METALLICA Confirmed For Belgium's WERCHTER ROCK Festival

METALLICA has issued the following update via its official web site: "Hey... back again with more from Nor Cal. So by now most of you have hopefully heard that we are planning on spending a few weeks this summer touring, visiting some places in Europe that we didn't 'escape' to last year. We are still ...

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METAL CHURCH: More Shows Cancelled

According to a posting on METAL CHURCH's official web site, the band expects to resume its North American tour around February 16 following drummer Jeff Plate's recent disc flare-up. As a result, the following shows have also been cancelled: Feb. 10 - Yucaipa, CA Feb. 11 - Mexicali, Mexico Feb. 12 - West Hollywood CA ...

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METAL CHURCH: No Replacement Drummer Needed

METAL CHURCH has issued the following statement: "There have been rumors that METAL CHURCH has found a replacement drummer to take over while Jeff [Plate] recovers from his recent disc flare-up. These rumors are untrue; the band will not be using a replacement drummer and are hoping to re-start up the tour beginning with Yucaipa, ...

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DOWN: Seattle Headlining Show Announced

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — has confirmed a headlining concert in Seattle on March 9 the group's stint as the opening band on ...

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ECHOES OF ETERNITY Announces New Guitarist

With their Nuclear Blast debut, "The Forgotten Goddess", slated for North American release on February 20, L.A.'s ECHOES OF ETERNITY are starting out the New Year by proudly announcing the addition of new, second guitarist Sam Young into the band's ranks. States founding E.O.E. member / songwriter / guitarist Brandon S. Patton: "After some great ...

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METAL CHURCH Drummer Explains Concert Cancellations

METAL CHURCH has issued the following update: "Yesterday we put up an announcement stating that drummer Jeff Plate had incurred an injury at the Nashville show and due to that some shows would be cancelled. The announcement was put together very quickly because we wanted to get the word out to the ticketholders in order ...

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DOWN: U.S. East Coast Headlining Shows Announced

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — has confirmed four headlining shows on the U.S. East Coast immediately following the group's stint as the opening ...

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METAL CHURCH To Host 'The Classic Metal Show'

The five current members of METAL CHURCH will host "The Classic Metal Show" on Saturday, February 3. Kurdt Vanderhoof (guitar), Ronny Munroe (vocals), Jay Reynolds (guitar), Steve Unger (bass) and Jeff Plate (drums) will discuss their current album, "A Light in the Dark", as well as the history of the band, the passing of David ...

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METAL CHURCH: Illness Forces Montreal, Toronto Cancellations

Legendary Seattle metallers METAL CHURCH have been forced to cancel their previously announced shows in Montreal and Toronto "due to illness." The affected dates are as follows: Jan. 21 - Petit Campus – Montreal, QUE Jan. 22 - Lee's Palace – Toronto, ONT As previously reported, Escapi Music has set a February 23 German release ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL: Official Tour Announcement Coming Next Week

BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN AND HELL guitarist Tony Iommi's official web site has been updated with the following message: "The wait is very nearly over! The final pieces of the jigsaw are being put in place ahead of an official [HEAVEN AND HELL] tour announcement early next week with full details of all confirmed tour dates and ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL: Polish Dates Announced

According to the web site of the Polish concert promoter Metal Mind Productions, HEAVEN AND HELL — the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) — will perform two concerts in ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL To Play Only DIO-Era BLACK SABBATH Songs On Tour

HEAVEN AND HELL — the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) — has confirmed to TotalRock that it will only be playing songs from the Dio era of BLACK SABBATH ...

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DOWN: Dates For HEAVEN AND HELL Tour Confirmed

According to its official MySpace page, DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — will support HEAVEN AND HELL on the following dates: Mar. ...

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ECHOES OF ETERNITY To Film 'Voices In A Dream' Video

The Los Angeles-based female-fronted metal band ECHOES OF ETERNITY will film a video for the song "Voices in a Dream" in a few weeks. The track, which was chosen by the fans via a poll conducted at the band's official MySpace page, comes off the group's forthcoming debut album, "The Forgotten Goddess", due in the ...

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