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DOWN Hit The Road!

DOWN have announced the initial dates of their upcoming US headlining tour. They are as follows: May 01 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza May 02 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero May 03 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium May 05 - Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon May 06 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's ...

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ROBERT PLANT/THE WHO US Dates Announced

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will open the following shows on THE WHO's upcoming summer tour: Jul. 20 - Cadott, WI @ RockFest Festival Jul. 26 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center Jul. 27 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center Jul. 29 Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Amp. Jul. 31 - New York, NY @ ...

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MISDEMEANOR Set Release Date For Debut CD

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR will release their long-awaited self-titled debut CD through ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid's Muse Entity label (via an affiliation with GMR Music) on April 8th. In the meantime, you can download clips of three cuts from the album—“Parashoot”, “Let Me Know” and “The Beer Hunter”—from this location. MISDEMEANOR will support ...

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KONKHRA Prepare "Best Of" CD, Next Studio Album

Denmark's KONKHRA are due to issue a “best of” album this spring containing remixed and remastered versions of some of the group's finest moments spanning their 12+ year existence. According to band leader Anders Lundemark (guitar/vocals), “the general idea is to take 1-2 songs from each album, cream them up, and put them on this ...

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MANOWAR Announce New Album Title, Release Date

MANOWAR have set Warriors Of The World as the title of their latest studio CD, which is scheduled to be released in Europe on Monday, May 27th through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be preceded on April 15th by the single "Warriors of the World United". According to the official press release, Warriors Of ...

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GRAND MAGUS Announce European Tour With ORANGE GOBLIN, ROADSAW

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, will be joining ORANGE GOBLIN and ROADSAW on a full European tour during March. The dates are as follows: Feb. 28 Leuven, BEL @ Soja Mar. 01 Groningen, NETH @ Vera Mar. 02 Arnhem, NETH @ Willemeen Mar. 03 - Den Bosch, NETH @ Wilhelm ...

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DIAMOND HEAD To Support BUDGIE With Acoustic Performance

Reunited NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD will be supporting BUDGIE with a 30-minute acoustic set at Wrexham Central Station in the UK on February 13th. They will also be performing a full acoustic set at Nottingham Rock City on March 9th. In other news, DIAMOND HEAD frontman Sean Harris has added vocals to two tracks on ...

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PAIN Collaborate With BRITNEY SPEARS, BACKSTREET BOYS Producer On New Single

Sweden's PAIN, led by HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tagtgren, have collaborated with mega-producer Max Martin (aka Martin Sandberg—i.e. BRITNEY SPEARS, BACKSTREET BOYS, CELINE DION) and Per Aldeheim (i.e. DEF LEPPARD, LAMBRETTA) on the second single from the group's just-released third CD, Nothing Remains The Same. Entitled “Just Hate Me”, the track—which was co-written by Martin/Aldeheim and ...

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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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SINISSTAR, ADEMA, Others Hit The Road

SINISSTAR will be joining ADEMA, PRESSURE 4-5 and ONESIDEZERO for the following dates: Jan. 11 - B Complex – Portland, OR Jan. 13 - Graceland – Seattle, WA Jan. 14 - The Big Easy – Boise, ID Jan. 16 - Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO Jan. 18 - The Quest – Minneapolis, MN Jan. 19 ...

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MACHINE HEAD's Flynn: "We Can Succeed"

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has issued the following statement—dubbed “Robert Flynn's Diary”—to the group's fans via the band's official web site at www.machinehead1.com: “Life can indeed be crazy sometimes. It's kind of hard to believe that one minute, your single is gonna be the #1 most added Rock track in America, you're ...

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Inches From the Mainline - SLAVES ON DOPE

The first signing to Sharon Osbourne's Divine Records label, SLAVES ON DOPE are a generic, tuneless exercise in by-the-numbers pimprock that never manage to establish a sound of their own, coming across instead like a second-rate variation of all the trendy sounds that are popular on the L.A. rock scene.

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Archive News Nov 23, 2001

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR will be recording a live CD and DVD on their upcoming European tour, according to an official statement posted at the group's web site. The album will reportedly include 24 songs from all periods of KREATOR's history, while the DVD will contain one professionally-recorded, full-length live concert, as ...

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Archive News Nov 21, 2001

According to a report published in yesterday's edition of The New York Post, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst “lied when he said he visited a dying Australian girl injured in a mosh pit at his concert. Durst told Access Hollywood he visited Jessica Michalik on her deathbed and kept in touch with ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 2

Kip Winger, he of WINGER fame, has placed “original and authentic WINGER/Kip Winger memorabilia” for sale via eBay. According to Winger's official web site, “this garage sale features clothing used in performances and photo shoots, and equipment used in the studio on his recent albums.” For more info, go to this location.

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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Archive News Nov 14, 2001

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, entered the studio on Monday, November 12th to finish up work on their long-awaited debut album, which is scheduled to emerge in early 2002 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Regular studio updates, posted by Dizzy, ...

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Archive News Nov 13, 2001

STUCK MOJO will be supported by 420 MONKS, the band led by MOJO frontman Bonz, at the former group's upcoming reunion gig at The Cotton Club in Atlanta, Georgia on New Year's Eve. In related news, SICK SPEED, the post-MOJO band of guitarist Rich Ward and drummer Bud Fontsere, will play their ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News Oct 30, 2001

ANTHRAX are rumored to be making an appearance on the Late Night With Jay Leno show this Wednesday, October 31st. In other ANTHRAX-related news, check out this humorous article from Lincoln Journal Star about an ANTHRAX fan whose “ANTHRAX” license plates have gotten him a heap of negative reactions from irate motorists ...

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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to have been jamming with ...

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 2

Hate Breeds Suffering, the long-awaited second album from LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, and THE CROWN/ex-AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg, will be released early in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records. Described as “high-precision black grind”, the album was produced by Russ ...

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Archive News Oct 18, 2001

The official web site of the heavy metal band ANTHRAX at www.anthrax.com has reportedly received 8 million hits in the last two weeks, with 325,000 unique visitors connecting to the site in the wake of the recent anthrax bacteria terrorist scare that has sent fear and panic through the streets of America. ...

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Archive News Oct 12, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has sensationally announced that he would happily work with METALLICA again in the future, despite walking out on the group earlier this year. Newsted cited 'private and personal reasons, and the physical damage I have done to myself over the years while playing the music that I love' as ...

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Archive News Oct 11, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 2nd, Roadrunner Records have now officially confirmed the departure of drummer Joe Nunez from SOULFLY and have hinted at the possibility of original drummer Roy Mayorga returning to the fold, a move that was denied by Mayorga in a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET (as reported here on Tuesday, ...

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Archive News Oct 02, 2001

Drummer Joe Nunez is strongly rumored to have left SOULFLY after a disagreement with band manager Gloria Cavalera over the financial terms of his most recent arrangement with the group. According to a source close to Nunez, the skinsman had signed a contract with SOULFLY that had barely enabled him to survive during the ...

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