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DOWN: German Dates 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) — will play at least two German headlining dates as part of their spring/summer European tour. So far the ...

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Metal Musicians On 'Headbanger's Ball': Then And Now

To celebrate the release of the third installment of the "MTV Headbanger's Ball" compilations, entitled "MTV Headbanger's Ball - The Revenge" (due on April 11 via Roadrunner Records), some of the participants have got together to answer questions on their relationship with the MTV series and compilation. Question: Were you a fan of the original ...

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DOWN To Enter Studio In September

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 begin work on new material shortly after returning home from their European summer tour and are tentatively ...

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DOWN Guitarist Is 'Ready' For First-Ever European Tour

DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein (also of CROWBAR) has confirmed the group's plans to launch their first-ever European tour in May. Speaking to 4QRadio.com earlier this week, Windstein said, "I don't know the dates or anything, but we're coming over sometime in May and into June. We're doing a couple of festivals and I'm sure we'll ...

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It's Official: DOWN To Kick Off First-Ever European Tour In May

DOWN — the acclaimed 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) — have confirmed that they will be undertaking a European tour beginning May 15. So far, only one date has been ...

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PROTOTYPE: New Album Samples Posted Online

Los Angeles-based progressive thrash metal band PROTOTYPE have uploaded two tracks from their upcoming their sophomore effort, "Continuum", at this location. Due on April 25 via MetalAxe Records in Europe and Nightmare Records in the U.S., the CD is the follow-up to the band's full-length debut, "Trinity", which was issued in 2004 via ...

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PROTOTYPE To Release New Album In April

Los Angeles-based progressive thrash metal band PROTOTYPE will release their sophomore effort, "Continuum", on April 25 via MetalAxe Records in Europe and Nightmare Records in the U.S. The CD is the follow-up to the band's full-length debut, "Trinity", which was issued in 2004 via Massacre Records. "The material covers more varied aspects of what the ...

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DOWN Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival?

According to a posting at the Metal Italia web site, DOWN — the acclaimed 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) — have been confirmed for the tenth edition of ...

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METAL CHURCH Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

METAL CHURCH have issued the following statement: "Due to health complications from years of struggling with diabetes, Kirk Arrington has stepped down as METAL CHURCH's drummer. He will be missed and we wish him only the best. "We are pleased to announce that filling Kirk's shoes is the 'one and only' Mr. Jeff Plate (SAVATAGE, ...

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METAL CHURCH: European Tour Dates Announced

Long-running Seattle-based metallers METAL CHURCH have lined up the following European dates in June: Jun. 04 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob Jun. 05 - Amsterdam, NETH @ Melkweg Jun. 06 - Essen, GER @ Zeche Carl Jun. 07 - Hannover, GER @ Musikzentrum Jun. 08 - Flensburg, GER @ Roxy Jun. 09 - Sölvesborg, SWE ...

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VALUME NOB In Talks With DEMOLITION RECORDS

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, are in talks with England's Demolition Records about the release of their already-completed full-length debut, entitled "Residue and Bones". If all goes well, the album could be released as early as March. The upcoming CD will include a track entitled "The 8 ...

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KIRK HAMMETT: 'METALLICA Have A Lot More To Say'

In the latest issue of Guitar World, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of METALLICA's landmark "Master of Puppets" album, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett gets quizzed by the magazine readers and a host of metal luminaries, including MASTODON, LAMB OF GOD, EXODUS, EVERY TIME I DIE and AVENGED SEVENFOLD. A few excerpts ...

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