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SENTENCED Added To Finland's TUSKA METAL FESTIVAL

SENTENCED have replaced OPETH at this year's edition of Finland's Tuska festival, set to take place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki. As previously reported, OPETH were forced to cancel their appearance at Tuska due to "logistical and financial" difficulties connected with the group's upcoming U.S. tour with PORCUPINE TREE, ...

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NASUM Replace MESHUGGAH At Sweden's ARVIKA FESTIVAL

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have replaced MESHUGGAH at this year's edition of Arvika Festival (Arvikafestivalen), set to take place July 10-12 in Arvika, Sweden. NASUM will hit the stage on Saturday, July 12 at 11:30 p.m. Other artists scheduled to appear at the event include MINISTRY, MOONSPELL, H.I.M., and SOULFLY. As previously reported, MESHUGGAH were ...

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ALICE COOPER, OZZY OSBOURNE: Servants Of The Devil?

Way of Life Literature, a 29-year-old Fundamental Baptist preaching and publishing ministry, has issued a challenge to ALICE COOPER and his rock and roll Christianity. Check it out here. Meanwhile, Dial-The-Truth Ministries — a self-proclaimed Christian resource ministry whose sole purpose is presenting the truth and exposing error with the light of the ...

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GODHEAD To Join MINISTRY Tour?

GODHEAD are strongly rumored to be one of the bands being considered for MINISTRY's upcoming festival tour, tentatively scheduled to kick off in late July. "I know MINISTRY is putting together this kind of outdoor festival thing with OGHR [featuring SKINNY PUPPY frontman Nivek Ogre, a.k.a. Kevin Ogilvie], THE REVOLTING COCKS, and JELLO BIAFRA, and ...

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L.A. Hard Rockers FIREBALL MINISTRY Sign To NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Los Angeles-based heavy hitters FIREBALL MINISTRY have signed an exclusive worldwide contract with Nuclear Blast Records. Alumni of MTV's "You Hear It First" program, the band made the news official by announcing it on last week's edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". MTV's resident hard rock supporter Iann Robinson had this to say about FIREBALL MINISTRY: ...

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1349 Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Norwegian black metallers 1349, featuring SATYRICON drummer Frost, are the latest act to have been confirmed for Germany's With Full Force 2003 festival, which is set to take place July 4-6 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: Friday, July 4: ...

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HYPOCRISY Added To Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

Sweden's HYPOCRISY, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren, are the last-minute addition to this year's installment of Gods Of Metal festival, set to take place June 7-8 at the Mazda Palace in Milan, Italy. MARILYN MANSON will headline the festivities on Saturday, June 7 (under the banner "A Day ...

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RIGOR MORTIS Re-Launch Official Web Site

Reunited Texan thrashers RIGOR MORTIS have re-launched their official web site at www.rigormortis.com. The group's bassist/vocalist Casey Orr, who has spent the past few weeks playing with the reunited SPEEDEALER, has posted the following update on the band's activities: "A lot has been happening since this site went down for reconstructive surgery, so ...

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MINISTRY To Launch Festival Tour In Late July

MINISTRY have announced plans to launch a month-long "festival" tour beginning in late July. Joining them on the bill will be REVOLTING COCKS and OGHR (featuring SKINNY PUPPY frontman Nivek Ogre, a.k.a. Kevin Ogilvie), along with four or five other bands, all of whom will be "handpicked" by the industrial metal pioneers. "We plan on ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA 2003 Festival

SOULFLY are the latest act confirmed to appear at Finland's Tuska 2003 festival, set to take place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki. The complete list of groups currently scheduled to perform at the event is as follows: TYPE O NEGATIVE MINISTRY CHILDREN OF BODOM STRATOVARIUS SOULFLY TIMO RAUTIAINEN & ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Holland's FIELDS OF ROCK Festival

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are the latest addition to the Fields of Rock festival, which is set to take place on June 15 at Goffertpark Fields in Nijmegen, Holland. Other artists set to appear at the event include METALLICA, LIMP BIZKIT, DEFTONES, MARILYN MANSON, DISTURBED, MUDVAYNE, MINISTRY, STONE SOUR, NILE, OPETH, PRONG, SUBWAY TO SALLY and ...

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SEPULTURA Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

Brazilian metallers SEPULTURA are the latest act to have been confirmed for the U.K.'s Download Festival, set to take place May 31-June 1 at Donington Park. Download Festival will highlight the best rock talent in the world today with more than fifty bands performing over two days on three stages. Other bands scheduled to appear ...

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Former PITCHSHIFTER Singer To Remix PIGFACE Track

Former PITCHSHIFTER and current DOHENY singer J.S. Clayden has been commissioned to do a remix of the PIGFACE track "Insect/Suspect" from the group's latest CD, "Easy Listening". The song reportedly includes appearances by Seibold (HATE DEPT.), Chris Connelly (REVOLTING COCKS, MINISTRY), and Fallon Bowman (ex-KITTIE), among others. Says J.S.: "It's always fun to do remixes. ...

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Former SKINNY PUPPY Frontman To Join MINISTRY At NYC Gig

Former SKINNY PUPPY frontman Nivek Ogre (a.k.a. Kevin Ogilvie) will join MINISTRY on stage during MINISTRY's gig at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Sunday (May 4). Ogre was a member of MINISTRY between 1988 and 1991, and he had previously toured with the group in support of the "The Land of Rape and ...

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Former NEUROTICA Drummer Joins PITBULL DAYCARE

Former NEUROTICA drummer Jason West has joined San Antonio, Texas-based band PITBULL DAYCARE. West made his live debut with the group on April 14 at the Sunset in San Antonio as the support act for MINISTRY. PITBULL DAYCARE, who recently acquired a new guitarist by the name of Andy "Loosey" Escalante, are currently in negotiations ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer To Present Radio Show From DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will be presenting his "6 Music" radio show live from the Download Festival in Donington just moments after his highly anticipated headline performance on the main stage, according to Kerrrang! IRON MAIDEN headline the first day of the festival as part of their summer world tour. Other acts performing at ...

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STRATOVARIUS Cancel Asian Dates

STRATOVARIUS have cancelled all dates in Taiwan and Southeast Asia due to the growing threat of the S.A.R.S. virus. The following is the group's official statement on the matter: "We are very sorry that we had to make the decision to cancel all our shows after the tour in Japan. This is due to the ...

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IRON MAIDEN, DIO, MOTÖRHEAD: First Dates Announced

As exclusively predicted here last week, it has now been officially confirmed that IRON MAIDEN, DIO, and MOTÖRHEAD will be teaming up for a two-month North American tour during July-September. Although the complete lineup has yet to be announced, it is understood that MINISTRY and ANTHRAX are among the acts currently under consideration ...

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IRON MAIDEN, DIO, MOTÖRHEAD To Team Up For North American Tour

IRON MAIDEN, DIO, and MOTÖRHEAD will be teaming up for a two-month North American tour during July-September, reliable sources have informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although no official word has yet come down on the matter, it is understood that MINISTRY and ANTHRAX are among the acts currently under consideration for the opening/support slots on the bill. IRON ...

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AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT Set Release Date For 'District 6'

AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT, the solo project of former KITTIE guitarist Fallon Bowman, will release their debut album, "District 6", on May 20. AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT's sound is being described as a dancey, industrial "fusion [of] MINISTRY's 'The Land of Rape and Honey''s weirdness and KMFDM's 'Adios'' ferocity,' with a touch of VNV NATION's 'Empires'' more melodic vibe." ...

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NOTHINGFACE Drop Off MINISTRY Tour

NOTHINGFACE have left MINISTRY's "Fornica" tour following Saturday's show in Phoenix, Arizona. No reason was given for the group's departure, but it is believed that poor ticket sales played a part in NOTHINGFACE's decision to leave the trek. The band are currently preparing to embark on a headline tour, with dates to be announced shortly. ...

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PINK ANVIL: 'Halloween Party' Track Listing Unveiled

PINK ANVIL, the new band featuring MINISTRY bassist Paul Barker, have set the track listing for their debut album, "Halloween Party", due on April 22 through Ipecac Records. It is as follows: 01. Beginning 02. Rubber Suit 03. Cause I Told You 04. Desert 05. Adagio In Cb 06. Downer 07. Rubber Suit, Pt. 2 ...

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