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DEF LEPPARD Launch Auction For Raven Drum Foundation

A message from DEF LEPPARD: "The second defleppard.com-related) auction features another item from Rick Allen's collection: Rick's Adrenalize bass drum, which was used on hundreds of dates throughout the band's 1992/1993 world tour. The drum features custom artwork on the side (the red and yellow triangular DEF LEPPARD logo) and still has the original drum ...

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MEDICATION: Additional US Dates Announced

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have lined up the following dates as part of their ongoing two-month US tour: May 15 - Oasis One Sixty - Chicago Heights, ...

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JUSTIN BROADRICK: GODFLESH Was Not GODFLESH Anymore

GODFLESH leader Justin Broadrick has issued a statement explaining why he chose to disband the industrial pioneers he founded in 1988. The full statement is as follows: "GODFLESH (1988-2002) - MISSION IS TERMINATED - "On April 10th 2002, I disbanded GODFLESH. This was something I had painfully been pondering since GC Greens' departure from the ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG ...

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SAVATAGE Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

SAVATAGE are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG BORKNAGAR BRUCE DICKINSON CANNIBAL ...

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BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG BORKNAGAR BRUCE ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE, GRAVITY KILLS Dates Announced

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE will embark on a co-headlining tour with GRAVITY KILLS in April/May. The first set of confirmed dates is as follows: Apr. 10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue Apr. 12 - Omaha, NE - Ranch Bowl Apr. 13 - Madison, WI - Club Raven Apr. 14 - Dekalb, IL - Otto's Apr. ...

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BORKNAGAR, NOCTURNAL RITES Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

BORKNAGAR and NOCTURNAL RITES are the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BORKNAGAR BRUCE ...

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HALFORD Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival!

HALFORD are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of artists that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BRUCE ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON has been officially confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. DICKINSON will reportedly perform on Friday, August 2nd. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ...

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SONATA ARCTICA To Issue First-Ever Live Album In July

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA will issue their first-ever live album, entitled Songs of Silence - Live in Tokyo, in Finland on July 1st. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Intro 02. Weballergy 03. Kingdom for a Heart 04. Sing in Silence 05. False News Travel Fast 06. Last Drop ...

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DYING FETUS, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

DYING FETUS and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY are the latest acts to have been officially confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON ...

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EXODUS Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR!

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS, featuring vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, have been officially confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. Here is a complete list of EXODUS' upcoming appearances on both sides of the Atlantic: Mar. 22 - Marin County, ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Britain's MY DYING BRIDE are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to perform at the event now looks like this: AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Confirmed For Wacken Open Air!

The original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)—are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to perform ...

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WARLORD Confirmed For Wacken, Continue Work On Comeback CD

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. Also freshly confirmed for the event are IMMORTAL ...

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DOPE, Others To Contribute To Upcoming WWF CD

DOPE will record a cover version of BILLY IDOL's “Rebel Yell” in its mobile recording studio for an upcoming, as-yet-undecided soundtrack. In other news, the band will contribute a new track, "No Chance in Hell", to the next WWF album, entitled WWF Forced Entry, which is due to come out on March 26th through Columbia ...

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TESTAMENT Axeman To Guest At SKITZO Gig

TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD guitarist Steve Smyth will make a guest appearance at the SKITZO show this Saturday, January 26th, at the Raven Theater in Healdsburg, California (corner of Healdsburg Avenue and North Street). Also appearing at the show are S.F.B., OUTRAGE, and THE KUSTODIANS. ...

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CRIMINAL, DOMINE, EISREGEN, Others Get Confirmed For Wacken 2002

CRIMINAL, DOMINE, EISREGEN, FLESHCRAWL, REBELLION, RED AIM, SINERGY and VOMITORY are the latest bands to be confirmed for Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to partake in the festivities now looks like this: AMON AMARTH BLAZE ...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer Launches Foundation Web Site

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe have launched the web site for their Raven Drum Foundation. According to the web site, the foundation "is an organization that brings ancient wisdom teachings to the global and local community through the arts for the purpose of healing and hope". On the web site, you can ...

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WACKEN 2002 Adds CANNIBAL CORPSE, ROTTWEILLER

CANNIBAL CORPSE and ROTTWEILLER are the latest bands to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to partake in the festivities now looks like this: AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN CANNIBAL CORPSE CHILDREN ...

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RAVEN Guitarist's Recovery "Ahead of Schedule"

According to an update posted by RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Galagher, guitarist Mark Gallagher has been recovering faster than expected from the leg injuries he sustained (shattered ankle on one leg, most of the flesh ripped off the other) when a “20-foot wall” fell on him in early November. “He can stand now, and has been ...

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CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Wacken, Other Acts Join In On The Action!

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—have been officially confirmed for next year's Wacken Festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. As previously reported, CANDLEMASS will also perform at the 2002 installment of the ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 22, 2001

As a result of a tremendous increase in traffic since the anthrax terrorist attacks started, ANTHRAX (the band) have decided to move their official web site to http://www.anthraxtheband.com. According to a statement issued by anthraxheband.com webmaster Brent, “we've been getting immense numbers of hits (at times greater than starwars.com got to download ...

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Archive News Nov 20, 2001

After a prolonged self-imposed absence, PRONG mastermind Tommy Victor is getting things back in gear with an eye toward releasing a new album in 2002. Currently based in Los Angeles, Victor has been quietly working on new demos over the past few months with the help of several musicians, including DIESEL ...

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