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MEVADIO Sign With DRUG[S] RECORDS

Danish metallers MEVADIO have inked a deal with Drug[s] Records and have completed work on their debut album, "Hands Down", due in Denmark in September (a few weeks later internationally). "Hands Down" was recorded at Antfarm studio (THE HAUNTED, RAUNCHY) and features a musical style described in an official press release as "modern metal with ...

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CRYPTIC WINTERMOON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's CRYPTIC WINTERMOON are the final act to be confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear the event is as follows: ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE II CIRCLE CRYPTIC WINTERMOON ...

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THE 69 EYES Confirmed For Hungary's SZIGET FESTIVAL

Finland's THE 69 EYES have been confirmed for this year's Sziget Festival, which takes place between July 30 and August 6 in Budapest, Hungary. Also set to appear at the event are SLAYER, THE HELLACOPTERS, SONATA ARCTICA, MY DYING BRIDE, CLAWFINGER, APOCALYPTICA, ANNIHILATOR, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TESTAMENT and NAPALM DEATH, among many others. Upcoming THE ...

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SYSTEMATIC: 'Breakable' Video Posted Online

SYSTEMATIC's video for the track "Breakable" has been posted online at this location (26.3 MB). "Breakable" comes off the band's sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn", which was released in April through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first effort to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John ...

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Of Which They Bleed - WITHERED EARTH

It doesn't suffice to be a plain old death metal band these days. By their spidery logo alone, it would suggest that New York's WITHERED EARTH are entirely and wholeheartedly clinging to the malevolent horns of MORBID ANGEL et al. But peel back the layers of blood-spattered graphics and mummified ghouls and you'll find a ...

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JÄGERMEISTER Sponsors OZZFEST For The Fourth Consecutive Year

Continuing what has become one of the best pairings in hard rock history, Jägermeister Liqueur will once again sponsor Ozzfest, the most successful summer fest of all time! The hard-rocking liqueur has been sponsoring up-and-coming bands for the past eight years, and this year's Ozzfest is full of Jägermeister bands who have made a name ...

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SLIPKNOT's THE CLOWN Launches Side Project

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan has teamed up with vocalist Brandon Darner and guitarist/bassist Stevan Robinson in a new band called TO MY SURPRISE (formerly THE ORNGE). The project, whose musical direction is being described as "a hybrid of folk, '70s rock fuzz and schizophrenic grooves . . . [not a million miles removed from] ...

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ROTTING CHRIST, ONKEL TOM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR

ROTTING CHRIST and ONKEL TOM are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear the event is as follows: ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE ...

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PROBOT: A Tribute To Underground Metal

Former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl has confirmed to MTV.com that his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT will finally surface in early fall on Southern Lord Recordings. "It's not unlike [SANTANA's 'Supernatural'] record in that it really kick ass, but it's not the kind of thing that you'd expect," Grohl said of the album. "There's a ...

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LAMB OF GOD Film Video For 'Eleventh Hour'

LAMB OF GOD have finished shooting a video for the track "Eleventh Hour" with director Jason Joseph (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DIRTY POWER). The video was shot on May 24 at a unique, remote, and apparently illegal location in the band's hometown of Richmond, Virginia. LAMB OF GOD's summer touring plans are as follows: Jun. ...

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NEW JERSEY METAL AND HARDCORE FEST To Debut In The Fall

MassConcerts, the promoter of the hugely successful New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, has confirmed plans to expand the festival into new territories beginning with Asbury Park, N.J., in the fall of this year. The New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest will be held at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex on Friday, November 14 and ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. DARK FUNERAL will perform a one-hour set on the festival's "Blackstage" on Saturday, Aug. 2 beginning at 7:15 p.m. The complete ...

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LAMB OF GOD Turn Down OZZFEST Slot

LAMB OF GOD have turned down an offer to play the main stage of this year's Ozzfest due to "scheduling conflicts." "Thanks to the die-hard support of the people that believe in this band, we have taken things from the garage to the largest metal festival on the planet," the band write on their official ...

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SLAYER: No BLOOD In London

Contrary to our previous report, Canadian metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD will NOT be opening for SLAYER at their two London shows in early July, a spokesperson for Sanctuary Artist Management (who handle SLAYER) has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Instead, it is strongly rumored that support at the dates will come from LAMB OF GOD. As previously ...

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SLAYER Add Second London Show

SLAYER have added a second London show to their upcoming European itinerary. They will now be playing at the Astoria on July 8 and 9. Support comes from Canadians 3 INCHES OF BLOOD. Upcoming SLAYER tour dates: Jul. 05 – Belfort, FRA @ Belfort International Jul. 06 – Leipzig, GER @ With Full Force Festival ...

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SEVENTH ONE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish power metallers SEVENTH ONE are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists (in alphabetical order): ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE ...

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SYSTEMATIC Film Video For 'Breakable'

SYSTEMATIC have recently finished filming a video for the track "Breakable" from the band's sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn". "Breakable" will likely be the second single from the album, which was released in April through Elektra Records. "Pleasure To Burn" — the group's first effort to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM ...

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1349 Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Norwegian black metallers 1349, featuring SATYRICON drummer Frost, are the latest act to have been confirmed for Germany's With Full Force 2003 festival, which is set to take place July 4-6 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: Friday, July 4: ...

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CARPATHIAN FOREST Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

CARPATHIAN FOREST are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists (in alphabetical order): ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE II CIRCLE DARK ...

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METALIUM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's METALIUM are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists (in alphabetical order): ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CIRCLE II CIRCLE DARK AGE DARKANE ...

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