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OVERKILL: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

OVERKILL have announced a number of U.S. dates in September. The group's itinerary is shaping up as follows: Jun. 09 - Sweden Rock - Solvesborg, SWE Jul. 02 - Rock Republic 2005 - Istanbul, TUR Jul. 03 - Bospop 2005 - Weert, NETH Jul. 08 - Rock Harz - Osterode, GER Jul. 22 - Earthshaker ...

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SLOUGH FEG To Tour U.S. In July

SLOUGH FEG, the San Francisco-based group formerly known as THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG, will embark on a U.S. tour in early July in support of their latest album, "Atavism". The dates so far are as follows: Jul. 06 - Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT Jul. 07 - Larimer Lounge – Denver, ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Frontman Has A Big Hit In The Bottle

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil has just commissioned not a song, but a big rich Cabernet Sauvignon from Adler Fels Winery for national distribution, according to John Ott, president of the Santa Rosa-based winery. The Cabernet will be named "Vince." Harry Parducci, Adler Fels winemaker, artfully blended seven fine Napa Valley Cabernets for "Vince." Initially ...

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EYES OF FIRE: New Music Available For Download

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have posted two songs from their upcoming sophomore album at their official web site. "They are unmastered and the final product will have slightly different production qualities than what you hear now," reads a post on the group's web site. Check out the tracks "Blood (This Consumes You)" (

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VICIOUS RUMORS Part Ways With Bassist

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have parted ways with bassist Cornbread. "We wish Cornbread the best of luck in all his future endeavors and projects, and would like to thank him for his time and dedication to VR through the years!" the band write on their web site. "Tommy Sisco will be ...

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INTO ETERNITY Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

Canada's INTO ETERNITY have been confirmed for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Main Stage: MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) DANZIG (Co-Headliner) MAGO DE OZ W.A.S.P. HAMMERFALL INTO ETERNITY METAL CHURCH Second Stage: ...

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CINDERELLA, RATT, QUIET RIOT Comment On ROCK NEVER STOPS Tour

The mighty Rock Never Stops tour returns in summer 2005, bringing its untamed rock 'n' roll party to cities throughout North America. The eighth annual trek features headliner CINDERELLA and special guests RATT, QUIET RIOT and FIREHOUSE — all rock giants that exploded out of the 1980s and 1990s with combined worldwide record sales in ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Begin Work On Material For Sophomore Album

ABC ePrep reports: VELVET REVOLVER recently kicked off their Electric Wonderland Show tour, and their next show is tonight at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, California. This tour marks VELVET REVOLVER's first arena tour, and frontman Scott Weiland says that it's a challenge to bring an intimate quality to a large venue. He ...

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MARTYR PLOT: First Live Photos Posted Online

MARTYR PLOT, the new band featuring MARILYN MANSON drummer Ginger Fish, guitarist/vocalist David Scott and bassist James Marino, recently "snuck into" 14 Below in Santa Monica, California to perform a 35-minute set. Check out pictures at this location. As previously reported, MARTYR PLOT are scheduled to perform at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, ...

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DEVILDRIVER: 'The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand' Track Listing Revealed

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand", due on June 28 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to DEVILDRIVER's 2002 critically-acclaimed self-titled debut, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand" was produced by Colin Richardson (MACHINE ...

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ROBERT PLANT: North American Tour Dates Announced

Billboard.com is reporting that former LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant has confirmed dates for a North American summer tour in support of his upcoming album with the band STRANGE SENSATION, "Mighty Rearranger". Plant will open the run June 15 in Providence, Rhode Island, and has shows scheduled through July 24 in Los Angeles, playing mostly ...

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WIDOW: 'On Fire' Cover Artwork Posted Online

Raleigh, North Carolina-based melodic metallers WIDOW have uploaded the cover artwork for their new album, "On Fire", at this location. The follow-up to "Midnight Strikes" (Tribunal Records), "On Fire" is scheduled for release in June via Cruz Del Sur Music. "On Fire" was issued in Japan on March 16 via Spiritual Beast Records. ...

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EYES OF FIRE Complete Work On New Album; Wrap Up Successful U.S. Tour

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have just completed work on their as-yet-untitled highly anticipated sophomore album, currently set for a late summer release via Century Media Records. The recent additions of keyboardist Pete Traux and drummer Nicky Bernardi helped them become a more dynamic and focused group, and their maniacal ambient savagery has reached ...

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MONTERREY METAL FEST: Final Festival Lineup Announced

The complete lineup has been announced for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, which will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2005 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It is as follows: Main Stage: MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) DANZIG (Co-Headliner) MAGO DE OZ W.A.S.P. HAMMERFALL SONATA ARCTICA METAL CHURCH Second Stage: ...

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STATIC-X Announce New Album Title, Release Date

STATIC-X frontman Wayne Wells (a.k.a. Wayne Static) announced during the band's performance at The Galaxy in Santa Ana, CA Friday night (March 25) that their fourth full-length CD, "Start a War", will be released June 14 via Warner Bros. Records. The band also performed two tracks from the upcoming album: "I'm the One" and the ...

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AXIS OF JUSTICE Celebrates Farmworkers' Victory

AUDIOSLAVE's Tom Morello and SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian are proud to join in the celebration of the decisive victory that the farmworkers of Immokalee, Florida (the Coalition of Immokalee WorkersCIW) have just claimed. For more than four years, the CIW has been embroiled in a boycott of Taco Bell, the major ...

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SAXON: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

British heavy metal legends SAXON have added several dates to their upcoming U.S. tour, which is scheduled to take place early May. The dates will immediately precede the group's European summer festival run, which is scheduled to kick off May 21 at the Schwung Festival in Roeselare, Belgium. So far, the following U.S. dates appear ...

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SAXON: More West Coast Dates Announced

Although there is currently no mention of U.S. dates for SAXON on their official web site, Internet reports indicate that the group will perform at least two West Coast shows in early May. So far, the following dates appear to have been confirmed: May 11 – The Avalon – Santa Clara, CA May 12 – ...

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INTO ETERNITY's TIM ROTH Comments On STRATOVARIUS Tour

Currently on tour with AMORPHIS in support of their 2004 release "Buried In Oblivion", Canada's INTO ETERNITY have been added to STRATOVARIUS' fall tour package. Vocalist/lead guitarist Tim Roth commented, "We are really excited to be touring with STRATOVARIUS and see this as an ideal package. We will be playing in front of a completely ...

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STATIC-X Rejoined By Guitarist KOICHI FUKUDA

Guitarist Koichi Fukuda has officially rejoined STATIC-X. In a statement posted on the group's official web site, STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static said, "Koichi was with us back in the club days here in Los Angeles, played on our first record, 'Wisconsin Death Trip', and did the first two years of touring with the band. He's ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

SOUL SIRKUS, the new band featuring Neal Schon (JOURNEY) on guitar, Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) on bass and Virgil Donati (STEVE VAI, RING OF FIRE) on drums, have lined up the following dates during April/May: Apr. 05 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Apr. 06 - ...

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