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SAHARA HOTNIGHTS Add Los Angeles Date To Upcoming Tour

Swedish all-girl outfit SAHARA HOTNIGHTS have added a Los Angeles date to their upcoming US mini-tour. The band's full American itinerary now looks like this: Mar. 10 – New York, NY @ CBGBs (w/THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES, LEFT HAND SOLUTION) Mar. 15 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Mar. 19 – West Hollywood, CA @ ...

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THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Prepare New CD, Announce European Appearances

THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS are currently in intensive songwriting sessions for the follow-up to the group's quadruple-platinum Californication CD, which is tentatively set for a June release. Guitarist John Frusciante recently commented on the initial rehearsals for the forthcoming effort: "There was just all kinds of new rhythms and new sounds and nobody really ...

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THEORY OF RUIN March Live Appearances Announced

San Francisco's THEORY OF RUIN, featuring former FUDGE TUNNEL/NAILBOMB frontman Alex Newport, will perform the following gigs during March: Mar. 01 San Francisco, CA @ Kimo's (w/400 BLOWS) Mar. 08 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill (w/DEAD LOW TIDE, PLEASURE FOREVER) As previously reported, THEORY OF RUIN have just completed work on their ...

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Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Axeman Announces Upcoming Gigs

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has lined up the following live appearances during the coming weeks: JOE DENINZON AND STRATOSPHEERIUS Feb. 14 – New York, NY @ Tobacco Road Feb. 21 – Washington, D.C. @ Bohemian Caverns Feb. 22 – Baltimore, MD @ Café Tatoo ROB EVAN w/ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Feb. 15 – New York, ...

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UNJUST Announce West Coast Gigs

San Francisco Bay Area's UNJUST have lined up the following gigs during the coming weeks: Feb. 15 – San Jose, CA @ The Cactus Club (w/3RD RAIL) Feb. 23 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound (w/WURKT) Mar. 01 – Portland, OR @ Mt Tabor Pub (w/MAIDEN MINE) Mar. 02 – Tacoma, WA @ Slick ...

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SATANIC SLAUGHTER Complete New CD, Announce European Tour

Swedish “black/death/thrash” metal act SATANIC SLAUGHTER have completed work on their brand new CD, entitled Banished To The Underworld, at Studio Helltower for a late spring release through Black Sun Records. The band have also announced a European tour with LORD BELIAL and CORPORATION 187, which is scheduled to take place in early April. The ...

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KREATOR Line Up Festival Appearances, Start Work On Live CD/DVD

KREATOR will be rejoining their recent touring mates DESTRUCTION and SODOM for two Greek dates next week before lining up additional European shows in April/May. Japanese, North American and South American tours are currently in the works as well. KREATOR have also been confirmed for several European summer festivals, including Gods of Metal, Graspop, With ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman To Help Unveil Eddie Action Figure

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will reportedly join McFarlane Toys founder Todd McFarlane on Tuesday, February 12th at the American International Toy Fair in New York City (Toy District and at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center) to unveil McFarlane's new action figure of the band's mascot, Eddie. Plans call for a media event from ...

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DIESEL MACHINE Record New Demo, Add Live Dates

L.A. heavyweights DIESEL MACHINE, who feature in their ranks HALFORD guitarist Patrick Lachman, have added a February 6th club show at the Big Fish Sports Pub, 1954 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ to close out their week-long stint as part of the STATIC-X/SOULFLY/SOIL/ONESIDEZERO metal extravaganza, which kicks off January 31st at the Warfield in San ...

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KORN (and ZOMBIE) Pull Out Of L.A. Gig, Plan Dates Elsewhere

KORN and ROB ZOMBIE will not perform during the Concerts for Artist Rights on February 26th in the Los Angeles area, contrary to prior reports. According to a spokesperson for the multi-venue event, both of the above-mentioned acts were previously announced only as part of a "preliminary schedule" and have since indicated that they would ...

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TROUBLE Pound Chicago Into Submission!

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—performed an eight-song reunion set at Night Cap in Chicago (5007 W. Irving Park Road) on Saturday, January 26th, before PA problems abruptly ended the show ¼ of the way into the group's cover of BLACK SABBATH's “Children ...

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SWARM (ex-DEATH ANGEL) Announce Northern California Gigs

San Francisco's SWARM, featuring former DEATH ANGEL members Andy Galeon (drums), Rob Cavestany (guitars) and Mark Osegueda (vocals), have lined up the following dates during February/March: Feb. 08 Concord, CA @ Bourbon St. Bar & Grill (w/GREENHOUSE EFFECT, CANYON CREEP, BROKE AMERICANS) Mar. 01 Pacifica, CA @ Octopus Lounge ...

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TROUBLE To Play Shortened Reunion Set, Continue Writing New Material

TROUBLE will only play seven songs—including two brand new compositions—at their much-anticipated reunion set at Night Cap in Chicago (5007 W. Irving Park Road) on Saturday, January 26th, according to guitarist Rick Wartell, who made an appearance on Rebel Radio on Wednesday night to talk about the show and the group's future plans. Wartell, vocalist ...

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VEX RED To Support ALIEN ANT FARM, Tour UK

Britain's VEX RED will support ALIEN ANT FARM at the latter group's headlining appearance at London's Brixton Academy on February 2nd. This gig will be followed a month later by a nine-date UK jaunt that is also likely to include HALO in the support slot. The confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 02 - Brixton ...

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BACKYARD BABIES To Support DIE TOTEN HOSEN

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have been confirmed for the opening slot at two German shows by the immensely huge rockers DIE TOTEN HOSEN in early February. The band will then perform a headlining show in the UK and will take part in the NME Brat Awards in London. The dates are as follows: Feb. 08 – ...

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Former NAILBOMB/FUDGE TUNNEL Frontman Bounces Back With THEORY OF RUIN

San Francisco noisy three-piece THEORY OF RUIN, featuring former NAILBOMB/FUDGE TUNNEL guitarist/vocalist Alex Newport, are scheduled to enter Tiny Telephone Studios later this month to begin work on their debut full-length release, due out through Anaheim, California's Elastic Records in late spring. In the meantime, you can catch the band performing live at the following ...

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STUCK MOJO, SICK SPEED, FOZZY Tidbits

An eight-track demo version of STUCK MOJO's “Raise The Deadman”, recorded solely by guitarist Rich Ward during the songwriting sessions for the group's Declaration Of A Headhunter CD, can be downloaded from this location. In related news, FOZZY—who feature in their ranks Ward and ex-STUCK MOJO/current SICK SPEED drummer Bud Fontsere—have completed ...

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LIZZY BORDEN April Headlining Dates Announced

LIZZY BORDEN have announced more headlining dates to take place in April. They are as follows: Apr. 05 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre Apr. 06 - Reseda, CA @ Paladino's Apr. 09 - Austin, TX @ Metro Apr. 10 - Dallas, TX @ Canyon Club Apr. 11 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds Apr. ...

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DISTURBED Commence Work On Sophomore CD, Plan DVD

DISTURBED have commenced the writing process for their sophomore effort and expect to enter Groovemaster Studios with producer Johnny K during March to begin recording the CD for a late 2002 release through Giant/Warner Bros. Records. In other news, the band are presently working on their first-ever DVD, which they hope to issue in the ...

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Reunited TROUBLE To Play First Hometown Gig In Six Years!

The reunited classic TROUBLE line-up of vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Rick Wartell, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner will play their first Chicago gig in over six years on Saturday, January 26th at Night Cap (5007 W. Irving Park Road). Also appearing on the bill will be LUNGBRUSH (in their farewell ...

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George Lynch, Jeff Pilson To Appear At NAMM

To check out a couple of seconds of former DOKKEN axeman George Lynch shredding on a new track from the recently-recorded demo the guitarist recorded with ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, click here. In other news, Lynch will be appearing at the NAMM show in Anaheim CA at the following dates and times: Friday, ...

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BEWKENHEIMER In The Flesh

Worcester's BEWKENHEIMER (formerly DR. BEWKENHEIMER), who feature in their ranks GEEZER/LD/50 vocalist Clark Brown, have lined up the following gigs during January/February: Jan. 11 - Mulligan's, Worcester, MA Jan. 17 - The Linwood, Boston, MA Jan. 21 - Bill's Bar, Boston, MA Feb. 15 - The Palladium, Worcester, MA (w/IF, OMNIBLANK) Feb. 22 - Club ...

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SKINLAB: Slave The Delay

SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel has confirmed via the group's official web site that the band were forced to push back the release of their third full-length CD, entitled reVOLT, to May (through Century Media Records) “due to [delays in] mastering and to make sure we have proper set-up time. This means making sure promo material ...

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