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PAT TRAVERS BAND Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

PAT TRAVERS BAND are the latest act confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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Tempo of the Damned - EXODUS

By the time EXODUS split up in the early '90s, they had all but lost their steam, their latter-day recorded output serving as little more than a painful reminder of the fact that the band would never recapture the magic that had made their first couple of efforts such classics in the thrash metal genre. ...

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LOST HORIZON, CARNAL FORGE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

LOST HORIZON, HEART, DR. FEELGOOD, CARNAL FORGE and SUN CAGED are the latest artists confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ...

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EXODUS: 'Tempo' North American Release Date Pushed Back To March

The North American release date for EXODUS' much-anticipated new album, "Tempo Of The Damned", has been pushed back to March 9, 2004. The CD is still scheduled to be issued in Europe on February 2 (the two-year anniversary of late EXODUS frontman Paul Baloff's passing) through Nuclear Blast Records. "Tempo Of The Damned" was recorded ...

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It's Official: JUDAS PRIEST To Headline SWEDEN ROCK Festival!

JUDAS PRIEST have been officially confirmed to headline next year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. This is the first word of any live dates from the British heavy metal band since they announced their reunion with vocalist Rob Halford in July after more than ...

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Thrash Documentary To Be Made Available On DVD

"Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, is scheduled to be completed in early 2004. An expanded DVD version with "tons" of bonus footage is in the works for late 2004. As previously reported, METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, VOIVOD, KREATOR, ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Booted Off 'Bonded By Metal Over Europe' Tour

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have been forced to drop off the "Bonded By Metal Over Europe" tour due to financial reasons. The following is CALLENISH CIRCLE's official statement on the matter: "After already being kicked off the No Mercy - Easter Festivals last April for questionable reasons, CALLENISH CIRCLE got droppped from the ...

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KREATOR, EXODUS Confirmed For 'Get Thrashed' Documentary

KREATOR and EXODUS are the latest bands confirmed to appear in "Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene. As previously reported, METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, VOIVOD, DISTURBED, SLIPKNOT, KITTIE, DEATH ANGEL and MESHUGGAH are among the other bands covered in ...

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AGENT STEEL Drop Off 'Bonded By Metal Over Europe' Tour

AGENT STEEL have dropped off the "Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour" as a result of unspecified disagreements with their booking agency. The following is the group's official statement on the matter: "AGENT STEEL would like to apologize to the European metal fans who will not be able to witness AGENT STEEL live on the ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE To Utilize Session Bassist On Upcoming Tour

Former GENETIC WISDOM guitarist Ralph Roelvink will be filling in for CALLENISH CIRCLE bassist Rene "Rocco" Rokx on the band's upcoming "Bonded By Metal Over Europe" tour. The trek, which will also feature EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, AGENT STEEL, GOD DETHRONED, GRAVE, MORTICIAN, OCCULT and PROSPECT, is scheduled to kick off on October 7 in Rennes, ...

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SOULFLY: The Tribe Goes Bust

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has officially parted ways with the rest of his band — bassist Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. According to informed sources, the mass exodus was prompted by the firing of Rapp by Max and SOULFLY manager Gloria Cavalera (Max's wife), which in turn led Mayorga and ...

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DAYS OF THE NEW Singer To Embark On Solo Tour

DAYS OF THE NEW singer Travis Meeks will launch a fall solo acoustic tour on September 23 in Roseville, Michigan, according to RollingStone.com. This will be his first extended outing since he spent time in a drug rehab clinic this spring. "I'm excited about getting out on the road," Meeks said. "I think it is ...

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EXODUS Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have officially signed with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's much-anticipated comeback CD, "Tempo Of The Damned", was recorded at Prairie Sun and Tsunami studios in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY) and is scheduled for release on February 2, 2004 — the two-year ...

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MORTICIAN Announce New Drummer

New York-based death metallers MORTICIAN have announced the addition of drummer Sam Inzerra to the group's ranks. The band will be touring Europe in the fall as part of the "Bonded By Metal Over Europe 2003" tour, also featuring EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, AGENT STEEL, GOD DETHRONED, GRAVE, CALLENISH CIRCLE and OCCULT. "Bonded By Metal Over ...

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BEHEMOTH, CARNAL FORGE Drop Off 'Bonded By Metal' European Tour

BEHEMOTH and CARNAL FORGE have dropped off the upcoming "Bonded By Metal Over Europe 2003" tour. No reason was given for their cancellation. Replacing them on the bill will be Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED and another as-yet-undisclosed act. The current lineup for the tour looks like this: EXODUS NUCLEAR ASSAULT AGENT STEEL GOD DETHRONED ...

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SEPULTURA Set American Release Date For 'Roorback'

Brazil's SEPULTURA have set an August 26 American release date through SPV Records for their latest CD, "Roorback". The follow-up to 2001's "Nation" was recorded and mixed by producer Steve Evetts (SNAPCASE, EARTH CRISIS) at Mosh Studios in São Paulo, Brazil, and was released in Europe in May through SPV. Two versions of "Roorback" will ...

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DECONSTRUCT: Video Posted Online

DECONSTRUCT, the new Sacramento, California-based band featuring former HEATHEN/DIE KRUPPS drummer Darren Minter, have just released a video for the song "I Am", the first single from the band's debut EP, "Sign Of Things To Come". "I Am" was produced and directed by Mike Sloat, whose prior credits include MTV2 indie bands NERFHERDER and THE ...

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Producer ANDY SNEAP Offers Update On Latest Projects

Acclaimed British metal producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) has posted the following update to his official forum: "Finished tracking new EXODUS album Tuesday night [June 24] 1am, flew home [to England] Wednesday which means I'm pretty useless until Monday [June 30], so having a few rare days off, then begin mixing ...

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EXODUS: In Mixing Mode!

Gary Holt, guitarist for the reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS, has posted the following update to the band's official web site, www.exodusattack.com: "Hey, Gary Holt here with another update for ya! We finished tracking the new record last Tuesday. [Producer] Andy Sneap is back in England beginning mixing [at his Backstage ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Drummer To Play Debut Gig With FALL TO GRACE

FALL TO GRACE, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring ROB ZOMBIE drummer John Tempesta (ex-TESTAMENT, WHITE ZOMBIE, EXODUS), are scheduled to make their live debut in August at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. FALL TO GRACE recently completed work on a three-song demo with producer Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, MEDICATION). The three ...

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AMERICAN HEARTBREAK: New CD On The Way

San Francisco-based rockers AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, who feature in their ranks ex-JETBOY guitarist Billy Rowe and former EXODUS bass player Michael Butler, will release their fourth CD, "You Will Not be Getting Paid", on July 1 through Perris Records. The album, which contains five live and five acoustic songs, will come in a special package that ...

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EXODUS's GARY HOLT: New Album Sounds 'Crushing'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are continuing work on their new album, "Tempo Of The Damned", at Tsunami studios in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap (SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, MACHINE HEAD). "All rhythm tracks are done, [bassist] Jack [Gibson]'s laying down the thunder on 'Culling the Herd' right now," guitarist Gary Holt ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Cover Songs Posted Online

MACHINE HEAD's covers of METALLICA's "Battery", FAITH NO MORE's "Jizzlobber", and EXODUS' "Toxic Waltz" have been posted online in streaming Real Audio at this location. As previously reported, the members of the group's official forum were asked to list three songs that they would like to hear MACHINE HEAD cover, after which the ...

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GRAVE Confirmed For THE BONDED BY METAL OVER EUROPE TOUR 2003

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have been confirmed for the for the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003". The trek — which will include appearances by EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, AGENT STEEL, BEHEMOTH, MORTICIAN, CARNAL FORGE, OCCULT and CALLENISH CIRCLE — will hit the following cities during October: Oct. 08 - Sheffield, UK ...

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