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IRON FIRE Seek New Bassist

Danish power metallers IRON FIRE are looking for a new bass player following the departure of Jakob Lykkebo earlier in the year. For more information, send an e-mail to: [email protected] The group, who issued two full-length albums through the Sanctuary/Noise label, recently completed work on an album-length CD/demo, which they're using to procure a new ...

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UK OZZFEST 2002: Stage Times Announced

The stage times for the UK edition of Ozzfest, which is scheduled to take place at Donington Park on May 25th, have been announced. These are subject to change: Main Stage OZZY OSBOURNE 8:45 PM - ? TOOL 7:15 - 8:30 PM SYSTEM OF A DOWN 5:45 - 7:00 PM SLAYER 4:40 - 5:30 PM ...

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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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A Night At VINNIE PAUL's: By COMES WITH THE FALL's WILLIAM DUVALL

Here is a rather amusing account from JERRY CANTRELL/COMES WITH THE FALL guitarist William Duvall about the CANTRELL band's recent trip to Dallas, Texas for the birthday celebration thrown by PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul: “After the first day's rehearsal [for JERRY CANTRELL's performance at the South By Southwest music and media conference in Austin, Texas], ...

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OZZFEST 2002: Line-Up, Dates Announced!

The confirmed acts for Ozzfest 2002 are as follows: Main Stage: OZZY OSBOURNE SYSTEM OF A DOWN RAGE/CORNELL (currently unnamed) P.O.D. DROWNING POOL ADEMA BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Second/Third Stage: ROB ZOMBIE MESHUGGAH APEX THEORY LOSTPROPHETS PULSE ULTRA NEUROTICA Also performing at select dates will be: FLAW, MUSHROOMHEAD, 3RD STRIKE, OTEP, SEETHER, GLASSJAW, THE USED, SOIL, ...

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SYSTEMATIC Prepare To Enter Studio In April

San Francisco Bay Area's SYSTEMATIC, featuring former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph, are now hoping to hit the studio in mid-April to begin recording their as-yet-untitled sophomore album for a fall release through Elektra Records. Vocalist Tim Narducci and guitarist Adam Rupell have been writing material for the follow-up to 2000's Somewhere In Between since the ...

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GARDENIAN Enter Studio To Record New Demo

Swedish melodic thrashers GARDENIAN have entered the studio to record a new demo, which will be used to garner a new record deal following the group's split with Nuclear Blast Records last year. Tentatively due to be released in late 2002, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to Sindustries will contain the following tracks, among others: 01. Drowning ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER Added To Jagermeister Music Tour

New York's 40 BELOW SUMMER have been added to the upcoming Jagermeister Music US tour, which also features DROWNING POOL, COAL CHAMBER and ILL NINO. 40 BELOW SUMMER will open the festivities at the following venues: Mar. 08 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Mar. 09 - Boynton Beach, FL @ Ovation Mar. 10 ...

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ENDO Added To Orlando Jagermeister Date

ENDO have been added to another date of the Jagermeister Music tour. They will be joining DROWNING POOL, COAL CHAMBER and ILL NINO at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida on Friday, March 8th. Doors open at 7:00 PM and ENDO hits the stage at 8:00 PM. ...

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DROWNING POOL Join UK OZZFEST Line-Up

DROWNING POOL have reportedly joined the bill for the UK Ozzfest show, which is scheduled to take place at Donington on May 25th. Other acts set to appear at the event are OZZY OSBOURNE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TOOL, SLAYER and CRADLE OF FILTH. ...

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DOPE, Others To Contribute To Upcoming WWF CD

DOPE will record a cover version of BILLY IDOL's “Rebel Yell” in its mobile recording studio for an upcoming, as-yet-undecided soundtrack. In other news, the band will contribute a new track, "No Chance in Hell", to the next WWF album, entitled WWF Forced Entry, which is due to come out on March 26th through Columbia ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE "Gore Obsessed" Track Listing Revealed

CANNIBAL CORPSE's forthcoming Gore Obsessed CD, due through the Metal Blade label on February 26th, will contain the following track listing: 01. Savage Butchery 02. Hatchet to the Head 03. Pit of Zombies 04. Dormant Bodies Bursting 05. Compelled to Lacerate 06. Drowning in Viscera 07. Hung and Bled 08. Sanded Faceless 09. Mutation of ...

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Abigail II: The Revenge - KING DIAMOND

Having been a huge fan of MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND's recorded output from the earliest days of the two bands' respective careers, I am more than a little perplexed by the path mainman King Diamond has chosen to follow during most of the '90s and going into the 21st century. Whereas MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND's ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Announces Live Dates

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke has announced the following live appearances during the coming weeks: Feb. 18 - Viper Room, Hollywood, CA Feb. 22 - Mason Jar, Phoenix, AZ Feb. 23 - Pink E's, Las Vegas, NV Feb. 27 - Icon Supperclub, Palo Alto, CA Feb. 28 - The Roadhouse, Sacramento, CA Mar. ...

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Rayna Quits COAL CHAMBER, Nadja Steps Back In

Bassist Rayna Foss-Rose has left COAL CHAMBER to focus on motherhood and has been replaced by Nadja Puelen, who toured with the band during Foss-Rose's maternity leave. Foss-Rose gave birth to Kayla in October 1999 and has decided to devote more time to her family (husband, SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose, and their 2-year-old daughter). "This ...

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PANTERA Side Project And Special Guests Get Fired Up On New Year's Eve!

PANTERA bassist Rex Brown, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams and SEVENDUST vocalist Lajon Witherspoon joined GASOLINE—the metallic southern rock side project of PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul—for a cover of PANTERA's “Walk” at GASOLINE's performance at Dallas' Bronco Bowl on December 31st. According to fans that ...

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