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BLOOD RED THRONE Announce Upcoming dates

Norway's BLOOD RED THRONE, featuring former EMPEROR / SATYRICON / EINHERJER bassist-turned-guitarist Tchort, have lined up the following gigs during May/June: May 24 - Folken, NOR @ TBA (w/DIMMU BORGIR) May 31 - Federicia, DEN @ TBA (w/EXMORTEM) Jun. 01 - TBA, DEN @ TBA (w/EXMORTEM) ...

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KORN To Headline DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY PICNIC

KORN will headline New York rock station WXRK K-Rock's Dysfunctional Family Picnic Episode IV. Also set to appear at the festival, scheduled for June 8th at Jones Beach in Wantagh, Long Island, are P.O.D., INCUBUS, PAPA ROACH, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, JIMMY EAT WORLD, THE STROKES, HOOBASTANK and 3RD STRIKE. In related news, the final ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Participate In Italy's GUITAR DAY

L.A. fusion metallers COSMOSQUAD have been invited to participate in Guitar Day, a one-day guitar extravaganza that will take place on June 13th at Club Alpheus in Rome, Italy. Guitar Day will mark the first ever overseas live appearance for the band whose new album, Squadrophenia, is out now in Europe and North America and ...

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ELEKTRIK MISTRESS Call It A Day!

Canadian "stoner rockers" ELEKTRIK MISTRESS have called it a day, according to a report posted at www.stonerrock.com. "I have officially fired the guys and will be taking a much needed break for much of this summer doing lots of writing and jamming...," guitarist/vocalist Kurt Kuthe is quoted as saying. "I already have over ...

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SKINLAB: Headlining Appearances Announced

SKINLAB have lined up the following headlining appearances during the coming weeks: May 08 Huntington, WV @ The Zoo (formerly Drop Shop) (w/MY RUIN, RASCLAAT, BYZANTINE) May 24 Reno, NV @ ARK-A-IK (w/EXISTENCE, HOSTILITY) May 25 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk May 26 Chico, CA @ The Senators Theatre (w/EXISTENCE, HOSTILITY) May 30 San Francisco, ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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VANDEN PLAS Line Up Guest Appearances, Reschedule Dates

VANDEN PLAS drummer Andreas Lill has recorded drums for Danish guitarist Torben Enevoldsen's project SECTOR A. Derek Sherinian (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER) will play keyboards, and Andy Engberg (ex-LION'S SHARE) will handle the vocals on the upcoming CD. In related news, Lill and VANDEN PLAS singer Andy Kuntz have teamed up with ELEGY frontman Ian Parry, ...

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NIGHT RANGER Unveil US Tour Dates

NIGHT RANGER have lined up a host of live appearances during the spring and summer, including gigs with FOREIGNER, BAD COMPANY, KID ROCK and DAVID LEE ROTH, among others. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 03 - Memphis, TN @ Beale St. Music Festival (w/KID ROCK) May 04 - Kenosha, WI @ ...

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KREATOR: European Summer Festival Attack!

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR have lined up the following summer festival appearances: May 31 – Offenbach, GER @ Stadthalle (w/EDGUY) Jun. 03 – Busan, South Korea @ Busan International Rock Jun. 08 – Milano, ITA @ Gods of Metal Jun. 22 – Bergum, NETH @ Waldrock Jul. 05 – Dessel, BEL @ Graspop Jul. 07 ...

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KING'S X US Tour Dates Announced

KING'S X have announced the dates for the second leg of their Manic Moonlight US tour. They are as follows: May 29 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southland May 31 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Jun. 01 - W. Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Jun. 02 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club Jun. 04 - ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are the latest act to have been confirmed for With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The full line-up of acts presently scheduled to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER MOTRHEAD MACHINE HEAD BIOHAZARD ...

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GAMMA RAY's HENJO RICHTER Turns Down HELLOWEEN Offer

GAMMA RAY guitarist Henjo Richter will not be accepting HELLOWEEN's offer to join the latter band as a replacement for the departed Roland Grapow, according to GAMMA RAY's record label Sanctuary/Metal-Is Records. As you may recall, Richter had been holding discussions with HELLOWEEN mainman Michael Weikath about joining the latter act, but has now apparently ...

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SODOM: The Schedule Ahead

German thrashers SODOM will be performing the following gigs during the coming weeks: Apr. 26 Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob (w/DESTRUCTION, KREATOR) Apr. 27 Hardenberg, NETH @ Podium (w/DESTRUCTION, KREATOR) Apr. 28 Tilburg, NETH @ 013 (w/DESTRUCTION, KREATOR) May 27 Tokyo, JAP @ TBA (w/DIMENSION ZERO) May 29 Nagoya, JAP @ TBA (w/DIMENSION ZERO) May 30 ...

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CODESEVEN Announce Upcoming Gigs

North Carolina's CODESEVEN have lined up the following shows during May/June: May 17 – Charlotte, NC @ Manifest May 18 – Winston. NC @ Ziggys (CD release party) May 30 – Birmingham, AL @ Boiler Room (w/HASTE) May 31 – Melbourne, FL @ The Tab Jun. 01 – Davie, FL @ Club Q CODESEVEN's The ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Confirmed For Japan's SUMMER SONIC Festival

The current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSESfeaturing vocalist Axl Rose as the sole remaining original memberhas reportedly been confirmed to appear at the Summer Sonic festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th in the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Osaka. GNR will apparently perform two showsone in ...

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Ex-NAILBOMB/FUDGE TUNNEL Frontman Lines Up West Coast Gigs

San Francisco Bay Area's THEORY OF RUIN, featuring former NAILBOMB/FUDGE TUNNEL frontman Alex Newport, have lined up the following gigs during the coming weeks: Apr. 29 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland (w/STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT) May 05 Berkeley, CA @ Lanesplitter May 05 San Francisco, CA @ Covered Wagon Saloon May 06 San Francisco, CA @ ...

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MANOWAR Announce Final Dates For US Tour

MANOWAR have announced the final dates for their forthcoming US tour with IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC and HAVOCHATE. They are as follows: Apr. 27 - The Trocadero Theater – Philadeplphia, PA (w/out IMMORTAL) Apr. 28 - M (formerly The Metropol) – Pittsburgh, PA (w/out IMMORTAL) May 01 - The Emerson Theater - Indianapolis, IN May 02 - ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: BUSH Didn't Invite Me To White House

Contrary to rumors flying far and wide, OZZY OSBOURNE has not been invited by President George W. Bush to the White House for a what-would-be most unusual summit of the minds, according to a statement from the OZZY camp. The story started in England in one of that country's infamous tabloids but the real story ...

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HYPNOSIA Line Up European Gigs

Sweden's HYPNOSIA will travel to The Netherlands and Belgium for three shows in mid-May. The dates are as follows: May 17 - The Stage Tielt, BEL (w/DEMONIZER, FLESH MADE SIN) May 18 - Atak Enschede, NETH (w/INRI, FLESH MADE SIN) May 19 - 013 Tilburg, NETH (w/KATAFALK, OUTBURST, FLESH MADE SIN, OCCULT) ...

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HATEBREED Split With Guitarist, Lens Video Clip

HATEBREED have amicably parted ways with guitarist Lou "Boulder" Richards following the group's performance at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on April 20th. In other news, the band shot a promo video for "I Will Be Heard" at the same gig. The following dates on the forthcoming DOWN US tour have been sold out: May ...

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DRAGONLORD Announce Upcoming Appearances

San Francisco Bay Area's DRAGONLORD, featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, have lined up the following appearances during April/May: Apr. 27 - Bourbon Street Bar & Grill - Concord, CA May 04 - The Pound - San Francisco, CA (w/EXODUS) May 09 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA May 10 - CBGB's - NYC, New ...

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EXODUS Shuffle Southern California Dates

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have shuffled some of the previously-scheduled Southern California dates and have added a gig in Sacramento with DRAGONLORD. The group's current itinerary looks like this: May 04 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound (w/DRAGONLORD) May 16 Hollywood, CA @ Key Club May 17 Anaheim, CA - The Shack May ...

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UNJUST Get Added To CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS

UNJUST have been added to the California Music Awards on April 27th in Oakland, CA. The band join PAPA ROACH, SAMMY HAGAR, SMASH MOUTH, BOB WEIR, JOE SATRIANI, THE K.G.B. & MIXMASTER MIKE as performers. UNJUST recently won the California Music Awards Rising Star Showcase, sponsored by Live 105 and Guitar Center, to win ...

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40 GRIT Prepare To Record New CD

San Francisco Bay Area's 40 GRIT are preparing to enter the studio at the beginning of June to record their sophomore record for a late 2002 release through Metal Blade Records. In the meantime, you can catch the band performing live at the following venues: Apr. 26 - Season Tickets -Turlock, CA Apr. 27 - ...

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DOWN Vs. ANDREW WK: Substance Over Hype?

DOWN's Down II CD has shifted 55,070 copies in the first three weeks of its release compared to ANDREW WK's marginally impressive 33,661 for his I Get Wet album during the same time period, according to Soundscan. Here is a breakdown of the two album's weekly sales performances thus far: DOWN – Down II: Week ...

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MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC Dates Announced

The Gods Of War tour, featuring MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC and HAVOCHATE, will hit the following North American cities during the coming weeks: Apr. 27 - The Trocadero Theater - Philadelphia, PA Apr. 28 - M (formerly The Metropol) - Pittsburgh, PA Apr. 29 - Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH May 01 - The Emerson ...

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