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Former ANGEL WITCH Member Passes Away

Former ANGEL WITCH keyboardist/guitarist Myk Taylor, who appeared on the group's "Resurrection" CD and did a great job of wearing more than one hat on the their 1998 demo, passed away from leukemia on August 21. He was 41 years old. "Myk was a friend, great musician, and brother," the band write on their web ...

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THE KOVENANT's Trip From Hell To Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

THE KOVENANT bassist/vocalist Lex Icon has posted the following account of the band's "Spinal Tap"-ish trip to Abtsgmünd, Germany last month for this year's edition of the Summer Breeze festival: "(Time) 06:30 - 21.08.03: (Location) Small Town 2 hours north of Oslo - Hamar "We start driving towards the airport. People are very tired from ...

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DEEP PURPLE: 'Bananas' In The Charts

Just one week after its release, DEEP PURPLE's latest CD, "Bananas", has been making healthy inroads into the album charts of some European countries. The following are some of the first-week chart entries, as reported by Deep-Purple.net: Germany: #3 Finland: #6 Czech Republic: #7 Argentina: #10 Austria: #12 Switzerland: #13 Sweden: #18 Norway: #19 Denmark: ...

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SUM-41 To Sound Like METALLICA On The Next Album

Canadian punk-pop combo SUM 41 recently told Rolling Stone magazine that their follow-up to 2002's "Does This Look Infected", which the group will start writing next month in their hometown of Toronto, will be a more guitar-heavy affair than was the case in the past. "It's going to be more metal-ish," bassist Cone McCaslin said. ...

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JAG PANZER Line Up European Headlining Shows

Colorado-based power metal veterans JAG PANZER will play several headlining shows in Europe before embarking on a North American tour with HELLOWEEN and BEYOND THE EMBRACE in early October. Confirmed European headlining dates are as follows: Sep. 25 – Milano, ITA - Transilvania Club Sep. 27 – Thessaloniki, GRE - Idrogeios Club Sep. 28 – ...

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BBC News: Rock Is Back!

Stephen Dowling of BBC News Online reports that "as THE DARKNESS, METALLICA and LINKIN PARK toast Kerrang! Awards success, rock music is enjoying rude health at the expense of pop and dance. What has happened to bring rock back into favour? "When clubbing became the musical culture of choice in the mid-90s, dance purists claimed ...

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IMAGIKA Split With Singer, Announce Plans To Change Name

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA have parted ways with singer David Michael. According to a post on the band's web site, "David's heart wasn't in it any more so it's time to move on. His reason was lengthy, but the bottom line was he just couldn't bear to continue with IMAGIKA. We will rename the ...

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IGGY POP Live At Jones Beach: Photos Available

IGGY POP performed live at Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York on Friday (August 8). Check out pictures from Film Magic. POP will release his new solo album, "Skull Ring", on September 30 through Virgin Records. The follow-up to 2001 "Beat 'Em Up" features collaborations with fellow ex-STOOGES members ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To Play Belgium's PUKKELPOP Festival

LIMP BIZKIT have reportedly been confirmed to headline this year's Pukkelpop festival in Belgium on Saturday, August 30. The three-day event (Aug. 28-30) will also feature appearances by FOO FIGHTERS, SUM 41 and STAIND, among others. LIMP BIZKIT's next studio effort is tentatively due in early September through Flip/Interscope Records. As previously reported, LIMP BIZKIT's ...

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DEEP PURPLE Producer Talks About The 'Bananas' Recording Experience

Producer Michael Bradford, who has worked with such varied artists as KID ROCK, UNCLE KRACKER, TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY and ANITA BAKER, recently spoke to ElectricBasement.com about his collaboration with DEEP PURPLE on their upcoming "Bananas" CD, the group's follow-up to the acclaimed "Abandon" (1998). "The most impressive thing about DEEP PURPLE is that they can ...

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IGGY POP To Release 'Skull Ring' In September

IGGY POP has finalized the track listing for his new solo album, "Skull Ring", due September 30 through Virgin Records. The follow-up to Pop's 2001 LP, "Beat 'Em Up", features collaborations with fellow ex-STOOGES members Ron and Scott Asheton on four tracks ("Little Electric Chair", "Skull Rings", "Loser" and "Dead Rock Star"), SUM 41 (on ...

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GREAT WHITE To Launch Revamped Benefit Tour

A day after officially calling off a proposed U.S. tour with L.A. GUNS and XYZ due to an inability to secure insurance, GREAT WHITE have announced plans to go out on their own and do a series of 41 "weekend warrior" concerts, in which they will play a mix of clubs and large festivals every ...

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Infant Gets An Earful At Noisy AC/DC Concert

An official inquiry into child neglect has been opened against a German couple who took their nine-day-old baby with them to a concert by ear-blasting heavy metal rockers AC/DC, according to Independent Online. Other fans at Sunday's (June 22) gig at the Hockenheim Formula One motor-racing ring in south-western Germany warned police after seeing the ...

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St. Anger - METALLICA

In many ways, "St. Anger" is the most anticipated, yet most dreaded, metal release since, well, the last METALLICA album. Twenty years (to the month) after the arrival of their monumental debut, "Kill 'Em All", this band still has the ability to command the attention of the entire metal community — from their legions of ...

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ABIGOR Split Up!

Austrian black metal outfit ABIGOR have officially split up, according to mainman Peter Kubik. "There are different reasons for my decision, mainly because I am pissed by the entire Black-Metal genre," Kubik explained in a statement announcing the group's decision to disband. "I simply can't identify myself, nor ABIGOR with today's Black-Metal genre anymore — ...

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PAIN To Get 'Harder' And 'Groovier' On Fourth Full-Length Album

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have finished recording all the music for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the fall through Stockholm Records. An as-yet-undetermined single will surface in August/September. Among the tracks set to appear on the follow-up to last year's "Nothing Remains The ...

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METALLICA: 'Frantic' Clip Posted Online

A two-minute MP3 clip of METALLICA performing the new track "Frantic" live on "mtvICON: Metallica" has been posted online at AllMetallica.com. MTV's "mtvICON" special dedicated to METALLICA was taped last Saturday (May 3) at Universal Studios in Universal City, California. The show, which included spoken tributes from members of LINKIN PARK and BLINK-182, ...

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KEANU REEVES, SUM 41 To Appear In ANTHRAX Video!

"Matrix" star Keanu Reeves and SUM 41 have shot cameo appearances for the new ANTHRAX video, "Safe Home", guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed via his latest online posting. "If you've been checking out our site for a while you may have seen pictures of Keanu Reeves shooting a cameo for the 'Safe Home' video. Well ...

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