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PISSING RAZORS: Tour Dates Announced

PISSING RAZORS are set to embark on a month-long tour of the Midwest U.S. next month. Dates are as follows: May 11 – Bozeman, MT @ The Filler May 12 - Great Falls MT @ The Loading Zone May 13 - Twin Falls, ID @ The Ball Room May 14 – Salt Lake City, UT ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST A&R Executive Passes Away At Age 58

Paul Atkinson, a former head of A&R at CBS, RCA and MCA, where he signed the likes of JUDAS PRIEST and ABBA, among others, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 58. Atkinson died peacefully in his sleep Thursday at the UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center after a long battle with liver and ...

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BLINDED BY FEAR Enter Studio To Record First Demo

BLINDED BY FEAR, the new Danish band featuring former members of IRONFIRE, will enter the studio later this week to begin recording their first demo, entitled "Enroute to Pain". The recordings will take place at Nifelheim studios with producer Søren Jensen and will consist of five songs. The tracks expected to appear on the demo ...

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GOTHAM ROAD To Release DVD Next Month

GOTHAM ROAD, the new band featuring frontman Michale Graves (MISFITS, GRAVES), guitarist Loki (ANGELSIN, GRAVES guitar tech), bassist JV Bastard (MISTER MONSTER), and drummer Paul Lifeless (A LIFELESS ALLIANCE, MISTER MONSTER), will officially release the "Seasons of the Witch Tour" DVD on April 14. The disc is a collection of video footage shot at three ...

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EXODUS: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been released for EXODUS' forthcoming U.S. headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early April. They are as follows: Apr. 10 - Colorado Springs, CO @ 32 Bleu Apr. 11 - Denver, CO @ Whiskey Bill's Apr. 14 - Minneapolis, MN @ Ascot Room Apr. 15 - Milwaukee, WI @ ...

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TESTAMENT Offer Second 'Bootleg' Video

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT are offering the second live "bootleg" video for sale in the "Merch" section of the group's official web site. "This tape features the original TESTAMENT line-up live at the Santa Monica Civic, Santa Monica, CA on December 16, 1989," reads a post on the site. " It includes cool ...

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OZZY Wants To Spend His Final Days In England

Ozzy Osbourne has has told KFTY Santa Rosa that he eventually wants to move his family back to Britain. "Sharon and I have been debating about where we want to live at the end of the day," he said. "When I've done all my bits and pieces in America, I want to finish my days ...

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ANDREW W.K. Addresses The OBITUARY Connection

ANDREW W.K. was recently asked by a fan if having drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy of the legendary death metal band OBITUARY backing him up brings in fans who otherwise wouldn't be listening to the music he plays. "It's cool that you're asking that now because I've been thinking about OBITUARY a lot lately," Andrew responded ...

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FANTOMAS, MELT BANANA To Hit The Road Later In The Month

FANTOMAS, the band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, MR. BUNGLE bassist Trevor Dunn, MELVINS guitarist Buzz Osbourne and SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, will be teaming up with MELT BANANA for a month-long tour beginning on March 25 in Ventura, California. When asked recently by Billboard.com if FANTOMAS will perform their recently released ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Film Video For 'Nothing's Wrong?'

DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, will be filming a video for the track "Nothing's Wrong?" in late March/early April at Velvet Jones in the group's hometown of Santa Barbara. DEVILDRIVER's first video, for the track "I Could Care Less", was directed by P.R. Brown (JERRY CANTRELL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) ...

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Drummer PHIL VARONE Rejoins SKID ROW

Drummer Phil Varone has rejoined SKID ROW and is currently on the road with the group in North America before embarking on a European tour with the band in late March. Varone had previously left SKID ROW for "personal reasons" and was replaced in January by Orlando, Florida native Tim DiDuro. Since Varone rejoined the ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: New Band To Launch This Summer

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins has told Lawrence.com that he is currently in the process of putting together a new band, with tentative plans to launch it later in the year. "I have another project planned for this summer, and all the people are in place and everyone's on board," he said. "I've just got ...

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EXODUS To Embark On Three-Week U.S. Tour In April

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will embark on a three-week, major-market U.S. tour in April, according to an online posting by the band's guitarist, Gary Holt. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, Nuclear Blast Records have pushed back the U.S. release date of the new EXODUS ...

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THERAPY?: New Album On The Way

Ireland's THERAPY? have posted the following message on their official web site: "Hello all. Looks like we've been quiet for a bit but in reality we've been catching up on sleep, wondering why Santa didn't come (must've been bad boys) and plotting our next move. The good news is that we have started work on ...

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RUDY SARZO Joins YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Touring Band!

Legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE) will be joining YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's touring band for the North American leg of his "Attack!! Tour 2004", which is scheduled to kick off on March 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Appearing alongside Malmsteen and Sarzo for the duration of the trek will be Doogie White (vocals, ...

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VITAL REMAINS Announce U.S. Tour

VITAL REMAINS will embark on a national U.S. tour this spring alongside BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION and WATCH THEM DIE. The highly anticipated trek, the group's first with Glen Benton (DEICIDE) on vocals, is set to kick off in May and will be their first tour in support of their critically acclaimed album, "Dechristianize", ...

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Former IRONFIRE Members Bounce Back With BLINDED BY FEAR

BLINDED BY FEAR, the new Danish band featuring former members of IRONFIRE, have launched their official web site at this location. The group, whose lineup consists of vocalist Niels Toft (ex-MORFEUS), guitarist Jose Cruz (ex-IRONFIRE, #213), guitarist Jeff Lukka, bassist Jakob Lundgaard Lykkebo (ex-IRONFIRE), and drummer Steve Mason (ex-IRONFIRE), have posted eight sound ...

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BRANT BJORK & THE BROS.: Tour Dates Announced

BRANT BJORK & THE BROS., the band led by former KYUSS/FU MANCHU drummer Brant Bjork, have announced the following dates during March/April: Mar. 06 - Flagstaff, AZ, @ Monte Vista Hotel Lounge Mar. 07 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launch Pad Mar. 08 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room Mar. 09 - Austin, TX ...

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METALLICA's Four-Million-Dollar 'Monster' Hits The Road

METALLICA's much-anticipated documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" — an unusual look at the heavy metal band undergoing group therapy to help its members through addiction, fatherhood and "near-total disintegration" while recording their first original studio album in six years — cost a whopping $4 million to produce, according to a recent article in the ...

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GODHEAD To Play Special Hollywood Gig

GODHEAD will be playing a special $5 show on Wednesday, February 25 to premiere the new rock 'n' roll night, "The Panic Room", at The Dragonfly in Hollywood, California. No advance tickets will be available — this is a first come first served show. The gig will mark the return of James O'Connor to the ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Yngwie Malmsteen will be embarking on the American leg of the "Attack!! Tour 2004" beginning in early March. Support will reportedly come from either George Lynch's (ex-DOKKEN) new solo band or his LYNCH MOB project, according to various unconfirmed Internet reports. YNGWIE MALMSTEEN tour dates: Mar. 03 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues ...

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THIN LIZZY Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

THIN LIZZY will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, February 4. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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SKID ROW Announce New Drummer

SKID ROW have announced the addition of drummer Tim DiDuro to the group's ranks. An Orlando, Florida native, DiDuro replaces Phil Varone, who abruptly left the band due to "personal reasons." Tim has signed on to play with the band for the first leg of SKID ROW's 2004 World Tour, which starts in Vernal, UT ...

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SKID ROW Announce More Tour Dates

SKID ROW have added more tour dates to their upcoming itinerary. Their schedule is now shaping up as follows: Feb. 18 – Vernal, UT @ Club XS Feb. 19 – Nephi, UT @ Salt Creek Sports Lounge Feb. 20 – Boise, ID @ The Big Easy Concert House Feb. 21 – Spokane, WA @ The ...

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ABLOOM: More Live Dates Announced

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), have lined up the following dates during January/February: Jan. 28 - Velvet Jones - Santa Barbara, CA (w/ REVOLUTION SMILE) Feb. 20 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ Feb. 21 – Static - Scottsdale, ...

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