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SPINESHANK: New Live Photos Posted Online

SPINESHANK performed a headlining set at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, California on May 21. Check out live pictures here. SPINESHANK will release their new album, "Self-Destructive Pattern", on July 15 through Roadrunner Records. "Self Destructive Pattern" was produced by Garth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE, KITTIE) and was mixed by Jay ...

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Drummer MORTEN TOFT HANSEN Leaves HATESPHERE

Drummer Morten Toft Hansen has left Danish death-thrashers HATESPHERE in order to focus all his time and energy on RAUNCHY. "I would like to thank the guys in HATESPHERE for all the fun we had together, especially the tour with THE HAUNTED and MASTODON," Morten said in a statement. "I would also like to thank ...

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KELLY KEELING To Tour Europe With ERIK NORLANDER

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) will be joining Erik Norlander and Lana Lane in Europe in support of Erik's CD release "Music Machine". Kelly was the main vocalist on Erik's album and "feels privileged to support Erik on his European tour," according to Keeling's official web site. During ...

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COMES WITH THE FALL: Tour Dates Announced

Los Angeles-based COMES WITH THE FALL, which consists of members of JERRY CANTRELL's touring band, will embark on a spring tour in support of their recently released "Live 2002" CD and "Live Underground 2002" DVD. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: May 25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Dragonfly May 29 - Tempe, ...

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DOWN Guitarist: 'PHILIP ANSELMO Is Hung Like An Elephant!'

A METALLICA cover story in the current issue of Revolver magazine seems to have struck a chord with Philip Anselmo fans...and it wasn't because of anything members of METALLICA said. Rather, it appears that the PANTERA/DOWN singer's fans were irked by the author's description of a scene from METALLICA's Northern California headquarters, where a cover ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Set Release Date For 'Vengeance Descending'

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have set a May 12 Scandinavian release date through DMP Sweden Records for their third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending". A continental European release is expected by the end of the summer. "Vengeance Descending" was produced and mixed by guitarist/vocalist Mikael Dahl and bassist Claes Wikander at Crystal Sounds studios and features guest ...

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METALLICA Had Doubts About Their Ability To Carry On

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has admitted to Revolver magazine that there were times during the past couple of years when he had doubts about the band's ability to bounce back from the departure of bassist Jason Newsted and frontman James Hetfield's much-publicized battles with alcoholism "and other addictions." "To be honest with you, a year ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE: Video Posted Online

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE posted their video for the track "Disconnect Massconnect", at these locations: Windows Media, Real Player. "Disconnect Massconnect" comes off the group's "Grand Amputation" EP, which was issued last year through the band's own Hoffa Communications via MNW distribution in Scandinavia. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of ...

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THERAPY? Announce European Dates

Britain's THERAPY? have announced the provisional dates for the first part of their "High Anxiety" European tour. The details are as follows: May 13 - Hop & Grape - Manchester, UK May 14 - Academy 2 - Birmingham, UK May 15 - LA2 - London, UK May 16 - The Garage - Glasgow, SCO May ...

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MASTODON, CEPHALIC CARNAGE To Team Up For NORTH AMERICAN CONTAMINATION TOUR 2003

Atlanta quartet MASTODON, Denver's CEPHALIC CARNAGE, Santa Barbara's UPHILL BATTLE and Philadelphia's DYSRHYTHMIA will team up for the "North American Contamination Tour 2003", a 22-city national trek comprised completely of acts on Relapse Records' burgeoning roster. The three-week jaunt will be sponsored by Revolver magazine and is scheduled to kick off May 2nd at the ...

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40 GRIT: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

San Francisco Bay Area metallers 40 GRIT have announced the following tour dates: March 6 Bakersfield, CA - Lucky's (w/ ANKLA) March 7 Las Vegas, NV - The Rock (w/ ANKLA) March 8 Ontario, CA - Sick Life Tattoo (w/ ANKLA) March 9 San Diego, CA - Dream Street (w/ ANKLA) March 10 Newport Beach, ...

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RAUNCHY In Pre-Production For Sophomore CD

Denmark's RAUNCHY started pre-production for their sophomore album at singer Lars Vognstrup's home studio this past weekend. According to the band, "We completed one song and have 8 more tracks to go which we plan to record within the next few months." Pictures from the session can be seen here. The follow-up to ...

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SERART Track Listing Unveiled

SERART, a freewheeling jazz/world music/spoken-word collaboration between SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian and Armenian multi-instrumentalist Arto Tuncboyaciyan, will issue their self-titled debut via Tankian's Serjical Strike Records on April 22. The complete track listing for "Serart" is as follows: 01. Intro 02. Cinema 03. Devil's Wedding 04. Walking X-periment 05. Black Melon 06. ...

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ANKLA, 40 GRIT Team Up For West Coast Tour

Los Angeles-based ANKLA, featuring guitarist Ramon Ortiz (PUYA), Brazilian vocalist Ikaro Stafford, L.A local J.J. McNeal on bass, and drummer Aaron Rossi (STRIFE, SHELTER, MEDICATION), will team up with San Francisco Bay Area metallers 40 GRIT for a host of West Coast dates during March. Also set to appear on the bill are I.R.A.T.E. Confirmed ...

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TURBONEGRO To Issue 'Scandinavian Leather' In April

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — have set "Scandinavian Leather" as the title for their upcoming CD, due on April 28 through Sweden's Burning Heart Records. The cover art for the new album is going to be designed by Klaus Voormann, an artist and musician from Hamburg who received a Grammy ...

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GOATWHORE Line Up U.S. Dates

New Orleans-based GOATWHORE, who feature in their ranks vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have announced the following dates during March: Mar. 01 - New Orleans, LA @ Shim Sham Club (w/ MALEVOLENT CREATION, ANAL BLAST, REFLUX) Mar. 02 - Little Rock, ARK @ Downtown Record Shop ...

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RAUNCHY Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Denmark's RAUNCHY are the latest act 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, among others: CRADLE OF FILTH DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR ...

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EAT THE DAY Unveil New Vocalist

EAT THE DAY, the group led by former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, have recruited former STALKING TOM frontman Adam Yas as their new vocalist. "When we heard the MP3 he sent, we knew that we had found the missing link," Borland told Revolver magazine. "Every line he sings is a spike through your head." ...

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DEFTONES' MORENO: New Album Is More Energetic Than 'White Pony'

DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the musical direction of the group's long-awaited fourth album, due in the spring via Maverick Records. "I don't like to drop clues before the album's finished," Moreno said. "This way, when you hear it, you'll hear it fresh. Good things come to those who wait." ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION: More U.S. Dates Announced

Florida death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have announced additional dates for their upcoming North American tour. The updated itinerary is as follows: Jan. 29 - Marquee Theater - Jacksonville, FL Jan. 30 - BackBooth - Orlando, FL Jan. 31 - Liar's Club - Tampa, FL Feb. 01 - Beta Bar - Tallahassee, FL Feb. 02 - ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Announce U.S. Tour

Florida death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have announced the dates for their upcoming North American tour. They are as follows: Jan. 29 - Marquee Theater - Jacksonville, FL Jan. 30 - Will's Pub - Orlando, FL Jan. 31 - Liar's Club - Tampa, FL Feb. 01 - Beta Bar - Tallahassee, FL Feb. 02 - The ...

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GUANO APES Announce Spring 2003 European Tour

Mega-successful German rockers GUANO APES have announced the dates for their spring 2003 European tour. The details are as follows: Jan. 17 – Oberhausen, GER @ Ebertbad (Viva Overdrive/RR-Show) Mar. 31 - Budapest, HUN @ Petöfi Csarnok Apr. 01 - Graz, AUT @ Orpheum Apr. 03 - Linz, AUT @ Posthof Apr. 04 - Wien, ...

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ASTRIAAL To Issue New EP

Australia's ASTRIAAL will shortly issue a seven-track mini-CD, titled "Deception Revelation", containing a track from the group's forthcoming full-length album, two live tracks and other exclusive material. Included on the CD will be a re-recorded [and re-mastered] version of "An Eclipse in Blood", entitled "Millennia of Bloodshed", which was originally featured on the "Glories of ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Photo Book To Be Published

A new LED ZEPPELIN photo book by photographer Neal Preston is scheduled for release on October 24th. Over 100 previously-unpublished shots are featured in the book, which will be available in two editions: A standard soft-cover edition and a collector's edition (hardback) with a signed Neal Preston print in a luxury foil-blocked black velvet slip ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Announce Two U.S. Tours

Relapse Records recording artists HIGH ON FIRE have announced two forthcoming U.S. tours in support of their recent release, Surrounded By Thieves. The band will embark on a two-week trek with SUPERJOINT RITUAL beginning October 7th in Orlando and running through October 21st in Austin, TX. Immediately following the SUPERJOINT RITUAL tour, HIGH ON FIRE ...

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SOCIETY 1 Ink Deal With EARACHE RECORDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Earache Records is proud to announce its newest worldwide signing: SOCIETY 1. Fronted by Hollywood extremist, Matt Zane, SOCIETY 1 are at the forefront of the new breed of L.A. metal bands. With a pounding industrial pulse, ballistic guitars and Matt Zane's unparallelled rage, SOCIETY 1 have inspired comparisons to MARILYN MANSON, ...

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LIMP BIZKIT DJ Threatens To Kill THE ICARUS LINE

LIMP BIZKIT's DJ Lethal allegedly threatened to kill Travis Keller from Buddyhead and Joe Cardamone (a.k.a. Jack Mormon) from THE ICARUS LINE after the duo taunted the short-tempered DJ while hosting an underground hip hop/rock show last week. The following account was posted at the web site of British rock magazine Rock Sound: ...

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MUDVAYNE: New Single To Go For Radio Adds In October

The first single off MUDVAYNE's as-yet-untitled sophomore offering, "Not Falling", is scheduled to go to radio in early October, according to an Epic Records spokesperson. MUDVAYNE's forthcoming album was recently completed at Minnesota's Pachyderm Studios with producer David Bottrill (i.e. TOOL, SILVERCHAIR, PETER GABRIEL) for a November 19th release through Epic Records. "We had all ...

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