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WITHERING SURFACE To Support IN FLAMES In Turkey

Danish metallers WITHERING SURFACE will support IN FLAMES at a one-off date in Istanbul, Turkey in mid-March. The group will also embark on a short German tour in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 29. – Istanbul, TUR @ TBA (w/ IN FLAMES) Apr. 17. – Erfurt, GER @ TBA Apr. 18. – TBA, ...

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100 DEMONS Record New Material

Connecticut's 100 DEMONS, featuring new singer Pete Morcey (formerly of HIGHER FORCE/FORCED REALITY), recently demoed some new material at Planet Z studios with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL). The group will be performing the following live dates during January/February: Jan. 31 - El N Gee - New London, CT (w/ HATEBREED) Feb. 07 - The ...

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ABSORBED Split With Guitarist, Announce Upcoming Gigs

Dutch death metallers ABSORBED have parted ways with guitarist Ferdy due to personal differences. A replacement guitarist has yet to be found, according to the group's official web site. Meanwhile, the band have announced several gigs during the coming weeks. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 31 - Pazzop – Bladel, NETH (w/ DESASTER) Feb. ...

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Manager: Why ROB HALFORD Wasn't Allowed Into The U.S.

Rob Halford's personal manager John Baxter has issued his own commentary regarding the postponement of HALFORD's West Coast dates after the singer was denied entry into the United States from London, England due to his work visa not being thoroughly processed by The United States Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS). Baxter's statement is as follows: ...

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MY DYING BRIDE To Release New CD In August

MY DYING BRIDE have set August 2003 as the tentative release date for their upcoming studio album, which they plan to begin recording in February. "We have about 50 minutes worth of music now and are heading into full rehearsals in January to start sounding them out," stated guitarist Andrew Craighan. Among the titles set ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY To Record New Music With THE DAMNED

MOTÖRHEAD legend Lemmy Kilmister will once again be teaming up with members of THE DAMNED to create music together. Details are pretty sketchy at the moment, but it appears that Lemmy will be joined by THE DAMNED frontman Dave Vanian, bassist Captain Sensible (born Ray Burns) and drummer Andrew "Pinch" Pinching during a recording session ...

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VILE To Reissue Debut, Embark On European Tour

Californian brutal death metallers VILE will re-release their much sought-after debut album, "Stench Of The Deceased" (originally issued in 1999), in February in a special package that will include three live tracks and a previously-unreleased song. The re-release will coincide with the group's European tour with MANGLED, INHUME, DISAVOWED, and SPAWN OF POSSESSION. Confirmed dates ...

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INFLICTION Prepare To Record 'Earshot'

Italian death metallers INFLICTION will enter the studio shortly to begin recording their second album, "Earshot", for a late spring release through Voice Of Life Records. The follow-up to last year's "The Faint Smell Of Suicide" will mark the debut appearance with the group of new vocalist Björn Goosses from Germany's NIGHT IN GALES, who ...

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SPINESHANK Putting Finishing Touches On 'Self Destructive Pattern'

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, tentatively titled "Self Destructive Pattern" (formerly "Violent Mood Swings"): "This has been an extremely busy 2 weeks. To start things off, we decided to pack up and drive to [producer] Garth [Richardson]'s studio, just ...

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SKYCLAD: New Lyrics Posted Online

The lyrics to two songs from SKYCLAD's upcoming album, "A Semblance of Normality" ("Anotherdrinkingsong" by guitarist/vocalist Kevin Ridley and "Roman Wall Blues" by W. H. Auden), have been posted online via the band's official web site at this location. SKYCLAD are currently recording "A Semblance of Normality" for an early 2003 release. ...

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BLINDSIDE To Support PAPA ROACH

Swedish emo/rock/hardcore/nu-metal heads BLINDSIDE will be supporting PAPA ROACH on their upcoming U.S. tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 14 - Showbox Theatre – Seattle, WA Jan. 15 - Roseland Theater – Portland, OR Jan. 17 - Big Easy – Boise, ID Jan. 18 - New Oasis – Sparks, NV Jan. 19 - Warfield ...

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THE SERVANTS Line Up Bay Area Gigs

San Francisco Bay Area's THE SERVANTS, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos, have lined up the following dates during January: Jan. 09 – Palo Alto, CA @ The Icon (w/ GREAT WHITE) Jan. 10 – San Francisco, CA @ Blake's (w/ M.HEADPHONE, AUTOPUNCH) ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION To Go 'Hypersonic' In Early Summer

JANE'S ADDICTION are completing work on their new studio album, "Hypersonic", for an early summer release via Warner Bros. Records. The CD, the band's first proper studio set since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", is being produced by Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, LOU REED) at Henson Recording (formerly known as A&M Studios) in Los ...

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SKYCLAD Name New Album

SKYCLAD have set "A Semblance of Normality" as the title for their forthcoming CD, which is currently being recorded for an early 2003 release. Among the tracks that are tentatively scheduled to appear on the upcoming album are the following: 01. The Parliament of Fools 02. The Song of No-involvement 03. Campaign 04. The Genius ...

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WITHOUT FACE Added To CATHEDRAL/SAMAEL European Tour

Hungarian progressive metallers WITHOUT FACE have been confirmed as the support act on the upcoming tour SAMAEL/CATHEDRAL European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 28 – Karlsruhe, GER - Substage Jan. 29 – Nürnberg, GER - Hirsch Jan. 30 – Potsdam, GER - Lindenpark Jan. 31 – Leipzig, GER - Hellraiser Feb. 01 - ...

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STUCK MOJO To Reunite For New Year's Eve Show In Atlanta

For the second year in a row, acclaimed rap/metal act STUCK MOJO will reunite for a New Year's Eve show in Atlanta. The four-piece — guitarist Rich Ward, frontman Bonz, drummer Bud Fontsere, and bassist/vocalist Keith Watson (SICK SPEED, formerly of Charlotte, North Carolina's OBEY BIZAR) — will perform on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Drummer To Play With TESTAMENT On West Coast Tour

ROB ZOMBIE drummer Johnny Tempesta has been tapped by TESTAMENT to fill in for the group's upcoming West Coast mini-tour after regular drummer Jon Allen (SADUS) was forced to bow out of the trek due to an undisclosed "family emergency." Tempesta will reportedly begin rehearsing with the group on Monday, Dec. 16 — less than ...

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THE PROJECT HATE: Tale Of The Missing Tapes

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have abandoned plans to issue a reworked version of an unreleased album from guitarist Lord K's (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) previous band, DEADMARCH, as the group's next CD. "The planned DEADMARCH album won't be re-recorded as fuckin' idiot Tomas Skogsberg [projected producer for ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: Official Statement Regarding U.K. Show Postponement

CRADLE OF FILTH have issued an official statement regarding the postponement of their U.K. dates, originally scheduled to take place later in the month. The statement reads as follows: "CRADLE OF FILTH have had to postpone their three December live shows due to ill health. Unfortunately, [vocalist] Dani [Filth] has been diagnosed with a respiratory ...

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CRAZY TOWN's SHIFTY Stalked By 'Desperate' Groupie

The following item was published in yesterday's edition of the New York Daily News: One desperate female groupie trying to get to CRAZY TOWN's lead singer Seth (Shifty) Binzer at Vue on E. 50th St. the other night actually told a security guard she was pregnant with Shifty's baby. The next night they followed him ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Announce First Live Performances!

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have confirmed that they will make their live debut with three shows ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN Announce European Tour

RAGING SPEEDHORN are set to embark on a massive headline tour of UK, Ireland & Europe at the beginning of 2003. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 19 – Newport, UK @ TJs Jan. 20 - Plymouth, UK @ Club 103 Jan. 21 - Bridgewater, UK @ Palace Theatre Jan. 22 - Cambridge, UK @ ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Worst Teeth In The U.K.

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: Rockasaurus Ozzy Osbourne and former Spice Girl Melanie C. have been voted by their countrymen as having the very worst teeth in the United Kingdom. In a survey commissioned by the British makers of a new electric toothbrush, Mel C. and Ozzy ...

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GUVNER Announce Upcoming Dates

Los Angeles-based GUVNER, who feature in their ranks original BANG TANGO guitarist Mark Knight, have lined up the following dates during December/January: Dec. 11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Sharkeys Dec. 12 – San Francisco, CA @ Voodoo Lounge Dec. 20 – San Diego, CA @ The Secret Lab Dec. 22 – Los Angeles, CA ...

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STRIPPING THE PISTOL Announce Upcoming Gigs

Chicago's STRIPPING THE PISTOL, who feature in their ranks former SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez, have announced the following dates during December: Dec. 01 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro (w/ MURDERDOLLS) Dec. 13 – Chicago Heights, IL @ Oasis 160 (w/ LOCAL H) In other news, STRIPPING THE PISTOL's demo track, "I Think There's Something ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Finish Recording New Album

Reunited NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD have finished tracking their first full album of new songs since 1993's "Death & Progress" and are currently mixing the effort with producer Andrew Scarth for a tentative spring 2003 release. The as-yet-untitled CD, which was recorded at Mad Hat Studios near Wolverhampton, England, will reportedly contain "lots of 'Heavy ...

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ANDREW W.K. Speaks Out On Art Of Headbanging

Hyperactive party rocker ANDREW W.K. recently offered the following advice to a fan on the art of headbanging and "slamming": "The most important part of the slam dances is to build it up," Andrew said. "The first few times you bang you will get a very sore neck! The neck muscles are very sensitive and ...

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TIINA LEHVONEN Leaves SILENTIUM

Vocalist Tiina Lehvonen has left Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM, citing personal reasons for her departure. "At the moment my life is at the point where I can't give 100% effort for SILENTIUM," said Lehvonen in a statement. "New material is so great, I see no point singing my parts poorly because I can't fully ...

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SNAKEPIT Magazine Returns With Issue #11!!

Snakepit, self-described as "Europe's leading heavy/ power/ speed/ thrash magazine", has returned with issue 11, featuring extensive chats with Richard Bateman (PURGATORY/ AGENT STEEL/ NOCTURNUS/ NASTY SAVAGE), ANIHILATED, CANDLEMASS, DOOMSWORD, ETERNAL REIGN, GAMMACIDE, GENOCIDE/REPULSION, INTRUDER, K-OCTAVE, LAAZ ROCKIT, COMBAT RECORDS (label special), LOST HORIZON, MERCENARY, MORTAL SIN, PARAGON, PENTAGRAM (Chile Gods!), POSSESSED (first chat with ...

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