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GARY HOLT: There Is No Beef Between EXODUS And TESTAMENT

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has dismissed speculation regarding a possible falling out between EXODUS and TESTAMENT stemming from a recent online posting by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Writing to MEGADETH's official forum this past weekend, Mustaine confirmed reports that he was interested in touring with some of his thrash metal contemporaries on MEGADETH's ...

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EXODUS' Tour Bus Catches Fire!

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following message on the band's web site: "Well, as some of you might of already heard yes our bus caught on fire somewhere between Rome and Bergamo Italy. I awoke to our driver shouting, 'Everybody off the bus, the bus is on fire!' and I ran like a ...

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NEVERMORE Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Seattle-based power metallers NEVERMORE have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. The following bands are currently scheduled to appear at the festival (in alphabetical order): CANNIBAL CORPSE CRADLE OF FILTH EXODUS FEAR FACTORY FINNTROLL HATEBREED MONSTER MAGNET MORTUARY I.O.D MY DYING ...

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'THRASH OF THE TITANS 2' Coming In October

Walter Morgan, one of the organizers behind the legendary August 2001 "Thrash of The Titans" benefit concert for Chuck Billy of TESTAMENT, has announced plans for "Thrash of The Titans 2". The festival, which is scheduled to take place in October, will be a benefit for "a kid with cancer and his family," according to ...

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SEVERE TORTURE To Support DYING FETUS In Scandinavia

Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE will support DYING FETUS at their Scandinavian shows in June. The details are as follows: Jun. 13 - Gothenburg Deathfest / Musikenshus – Gothenburg, SWE * Jun. 14 - Bastun – Åland, FIN Jun. 15 - Ungdomenshus – Uppsala, SWE Jun. 16 - Skylten – Linköping, SWE Jun. 17 ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: Bassist JAMES LOMENZO Signs On For OZZFEST

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will be utilizing the services of bassist James Lomenzo (PRIDE & GLORY, DAVID LEE ROTH, WHITE LION) during their main-stage appearance at this year's Ozzfest, according to BlackLabelSociety.net. Since BLACK SABBATH have been announced as the headliners of this year's festival, OZZY OSBOURNE's solo band — which features BLACK LABEL SOCIETY frontman ...

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DESTRUCTION Replace MARDUK At Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have replaced MARDUK on the bill of the Rock Hard festival, set to take place on May 28-30 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. As previously reported, MARDUK were forced to drop off the bill following the departure of bassist B.War. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include MACHINE HEAD, STRATOVARIUS, ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION, DOOMSWORD Drop Off Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

MALEVOLENT CREATION and DOOMSWORD have cancelled their participation in the upcoming the Rock Hard Festival on May 28-30 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. MALEVOLENT CREATION are citing their booking agent's failure to book additional dates around the festival as the reason for their cancellation, while DOOMSWORD are blaming their guitarist's arm injury for their decision ...

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EXODUS Drummer: Too Many Drugs Took Focus Away From Music

EXODUS members Tom Hunting (drums) and Gary Holt (guitar) recently spoke to Get Ready To ROCK! about the band's comeback release, "Tempo of the Damned" and the 12-year absence from the recording studio that preceded it. Asked what took them so long to record a new studio album, Hunting said, "We were pretty much a ...

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Acclaimed Metal Producer ANDY SNEAP: Interview Posted Online

The Earache/Wicked World Records web site has posted a lengthy interview with acclaimed British metal producer Andy Sneap. Sneap, a former guitarist for the once-promising U.K. metal outfit SABBAT (which featured in its ranks future SKYCLAD frontman Martin Walkyier), has worked with a number of the top underground heavy metal acts of the last few ...

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BESEECH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival: SKID ROW Out, Y&T In

SKID ROW have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's Sweden Rock festival and have been replaced on the bill by Y&T. SKID ROW's decision to pull out of the festival is being blamed on "the fact that [SKID ROW guitarist] Snake decided to bring his wife to be to the altar and other ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival Nearing Sell-Out

Last year, Sweden Rock festival sold out all the 15,000 two-day tickets two days before the first band took the stage. That was actually the first time ever the festival was sold out. This year the tickets will sell out much earlier. As of today, more than 13,000 of the 16,000 three-day tickets have been ...

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MESHUGGAH Confirmed For Finland's PROVINSSIROCK Festival

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have been confirmed for this year's Provinssirock festival, a three-day event set to take place June 18-20 in Seinäjoki, Finland. MESHUGGAH will perform on Saturday, June 19 alongside HYPOCRISY and DIABLO. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include H.I.M., EXODUS, TESTAMENT, THE HIVES, TIIMO RAUTIAINEN & TRIO NISKALAUKAUS, ...

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HALLOWS EVE: Reunion Update

Steve Cannon, editor-in-chief of the world's oldest and longest running Internet-based music magazine Vibrations of Doom, has sent us the following update on the reunion of classic '80s thrashers HALLOWS EVE: "For all of you who are wondering, the new HALLOWS EVE lineup looks like this: Returning to the fold, of course, are Tommy Stewart ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE To Open For EXODUS In Florida

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, will be opening for EXODUS at The Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Wednesday, April 28. Also set to appear are SAQ and KRYPTIC KURSE. In other news, RESPONSE NEGATIVE's music will be featured on the upcoming "Get Thrashed" soundtrack, ...

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