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420 MONKS Part With Bassist, Cancel South Carolina, Tennessee Gigs

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, were forced to cancel their shows in Columbia, South Carolina and Johnson City, Tennessee this weekend after parting ways with bassist Dave Saunders. The band, who are currently working ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON: Final European Itinerary Announced

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson and his touring bandwhich will reportedly consist of former SKUNKWORKS guitarist Al Dickson, ex-THE ALMIGHTY/ALICE COOPER guitarist Pete Friesen, SACK TRICK bassist Chris Dale, and SACK TRICK drummer Robin Guywill play the following shows during the summer: Jun. 08 SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival Jul. 06 BEL @ Graspop Metal ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Join HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK Touring Package

SINGLE BULLET THEORY will be supporting HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK, and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE during their upcoming US tour, which is scheduled to kick off on May 12th in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is not presently clear if SINGLE BULLET THEORY will be making an appearance on the bill in addition to the previously-announced SCAR CULTURE, or if ...

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MINISTRY: Next CD Will Be Fastest And Heaviest In A Decade

MINISTRY's forthcoming studio CD, entitled Animositisomina, will be the group's fastest and heaviest offering since 1992's Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs, according to mainman Al Jourgensen. “This new record is harder than getting hit over the head with a shovel full of cement,” Jourgensen told MTV. “The title ...

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CODESEVEN Announce Upcoming Gigs

North Carolina's CODESEVEN have lined up the following shows during May/June: May 17 – Charlotte, NC @ Manifest May 18 – Winston. NC @ Ziggys (CD release party) May 30 – Birmingham, AL @ Boiler Room (w/HASTE) May 31 – Melbourne, FL @ The Tab Jun. 01 – Davie, FL @ Club Q CODESEVEN's The ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Join SEBASTIAN BACH's Touring Line-Up

Former MEGADETH/current SAVATAGE guitarist Al Pitrelli will join ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and his touring group (which includes former ANTHRAX axeman Paul Crook), for several live dates beginning with a two-night stint at Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 10-11. The confirmed dates are as follows: May 10 - Asbury Park, ...

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MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC Dates Announced

The Gods Of War tour, featuring MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC and HAVOCHATE, will hit the following North American cities during the coming weeks: Apr. 27 - The Trocadero Theater - Philadelphia, PA Apr. 28 - M (formerly The Metropol) - Pittsburgh, PA Apr. 29 - Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH May 01 - The Emerson ...

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SAVATAGE's CHRIS CAFFERY Speaks Out On Guitarist Change

SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery has issued a personal statement regarding the recent departure of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost and recruitment of former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli to the group's ranks. Says Caffery: “I want to thank Jack for a great job and a fun 10 months on the road. You are a great guy ...

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SAVATAGE Announce PITRELLI's Return To Group's Ranks

SAVATAGE have officially rejoined forces with former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli. As a result of this develoment, the group will no longer be requiring the services of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost, who filled in for Pitrelli during the latter's tenure with Mustaine and co. "Me and the boys have remained friends in the past ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Rejoins SAVATAGE

SAVATAGE have fired recently-recruited guitarist Jack Frost and have replaced him with returning axeman Al Pitrelli (ex-MEGADETH), according to a report posted at Brave Words. “[The SAVATAGE] guys lied to me,” Frost said. “You can't lie to the fans. “I loved playing in that band. I thought they were friends. We toured together, ...

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SEVENDUST: TV Appearances, US Tour Dates Announced

SEVENDUST will perform their new single "Live Again" on CBS's Late Show With David Letterman this Thursday, March 28th, and on NBC's Last Call With Carson Daly next Wednesday, April 3rd. In other news, SEVENDUST are due to headline the fourth Cutty Whiskey Rock the Boat tour, which kicks off on April 3rd and is ...

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BUSH Set New Single, Continue Live Work

BUSH have set "Inflatable" as the next single from the group's lukewarmly-received Golden State CD, which was released in October of last year. According to frontman Gavin Rossdale, I am scared for such a vulnerable song to go head-to-head with a bunch of the stuff at radio--could be a disaster. The jury is out. BUSH ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Announce Additional Live Dates

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have announced additional live dates during April/May. The group's current itinerary now looks like this: Apr. 12 - Austin, TX @ Auditorium Shores Apr. 13 - Miami, FL @ Bicetennial Park Beyond 2002 Apr. 16 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva Apr. 18 - Long Island, NY @ TBA Apr. 19 - ...

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MINISTRY Start Work On New CD, Announce Live Album And DVD

MINISTRY have started work on the material for their debut album for the Sanctuary label, titled Animositisomina, which, according to mainman Al Jourgenson, is the word 'animosity' spelled forwards and backwards, minus the 'y.' It's double the hatred and double the time on my hands..." In the meantime, MINISTRY will be issuing a live album ...

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MACHINE HEAD Announce Rescheduled West Coast Dates

MACHINE HEAD have announced the rescheduled dates for the west coast shows on their ongoing Supercharging America tour (also featuring DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM and 3RD STRIKE) that had to be postponed to the tail end of the trek due to an unfortunate snowboarding mishap over the holidays that left frontman Robert Flynn's wrist severely sprained. ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Land New Drummer, Continue Bassist Search

POWERMAN 5000 have acquired an as-yet-undisclosed new drummer as a replacement for Al Pahanish, who left the group in October to pursue other projects. Currently in the studio recording material for their forthcoming CD (following an aborted attempt, entitled Anyone For Doomsday?, that got pulled two weeks prior to its scheduled August 28th release), POWERMAN ...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING In Ohio

Long Island death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING have lined up the following shows during the coming weeks: Feb. 02 - Long Island, NY Some Place Else Mar. 08 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa Mar. 09 - Dayton, OH @ TBA ...

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VIRGOS Confirm Album Title, CREED Tour

Birmingham, Alabama's VIRGOS (formerly VIRGOS MERLOT) have set The Path of Least Resistance as the title to their long-awaited second album, which is due to be released through CREED's independent label Blue Collar Records in the coming weeks. In other news, VIRGOS are set to hit the road with CREED starting January 16th on a ...

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MACHINE HEAD Win Trademark Lawsuit, Reschedule Dates

MACHINE HEAD announced a favorable and decisive ruling by the United States District Court, Northern District of California, in the band's trademark case against Dewey Global Holding, Inc., a commercial sound design company based in Venice, California, which also conducts business under the name MACHINE HEAD (the same company that has registered the web domain ...

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