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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Finish Filming Video For 'Stillborn'

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY filmed a video for the track "Stillborn", the first single off their forthcoming "The Blessed Hellride" CD, this past Monday (March 24) in Los Angeles, with Rob Zombie directing. Roughs will be done Friday (March 28) and the final copy should be turned in early April. In other news, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY ...

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PAGAN WAR MACHINE To Support SEVEN WITCHES, CAGE

PAGAN WAR MACHINE, the new Los Angeles-based thrash project featuring Jim Durkin (former DARK ANGEL guitarist), Steve Gaines (ABATTOIR frontman), Marcelo Lima (guitar) and "Meyhem" Mendez (drums), will be performing with SEVEN WITCHES and CAGE at The Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana, California on April 16. ...

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CAGE Confirmed For MILWAUKEE METALFEST

San Diego, California heavy metal band CAGE has been confirmed to make their first-ever appearance at the Milwaukee Metalfest XVII to be held on Friday and Saturday, July 25 & 26, 2003 at the U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. CAGE will be supporting their upcoming new release, "Darker Than Black", which will be released ...

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ABATTOIR Frontman Joins DREAMS OF DAMNATION

Los Angeles-based thrashers DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring former DARK ANGEL axeman Jim Durkin, have announced the addition of rhythm guitarist Steve Gaines (ABATTOIR, PAGAN WAR MACHINE) into the band. The new, five-piece lineup debuted at the Metal For Cancer benefit on March 1. Steve Gaines shared his thoughts on joining D.O.D.: "I am honored and ...

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MASTODON, CEPHALIC CARNAGE To Team Up For NORTH AMERICAN CONTAMINATION TOUR 2003

Atlanta quartet MASTODON, Denver's CEPHALIC CARNAGE, Santa Barbara's UPHILL BATTLE and Philadelphia's DYSRHYTHMIA will team up for the "North American Contamination Tour 2003", a 22-city national trek comprised completely of acts on Relapse Records' burgeoning roster. The three-week jaunt will be sponsored by Revolver magazine and is scheduled to kick off May 2nd at the ...

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MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: U.S. Dates Announced

MESHUGGAH have announced the tentative dates for their forthcoming U.S. headlining tour. Support at all shows will come from STRAPPING YOUNG LAD. The tentative dates are as follows: Apr. 25 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland Apr. 26 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Apr. 27 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom Apr. 29 - San Francisco, ...

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MANDY LION To Perform At Hollywood Showcase

WWIII/WICKED ALLIANCE vocalist Mandy Lion and his solo band will perform at a showcase/live video shoot on March 22 at Studio 56 (7000 Santa Monica Blvd.) in Hollywood, California. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and Mandy Lion will perform at 10:00 p.m. sharp. All free tickets have been given away but due to the ...

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40 GRIT: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

San Francisco Bay Area metallers 40 GRIT have announced the following tour dates: March 6 Bakersfield, CA - Lucky's (w/ ANKLA) March 7 Las Vegas, NV - The Rock (w/ ANKLA) March 8 Ontario, CA - Sick Life Tattoo (w/ ANKLA) March 9 San Diego, CA - Dream Street (w/ ANKLA) March 10 Newport Beach, ...

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MOTOGRATER: New Music Available Online

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have posted two tracks in streaming audio on their official web site. The two cuts — "Suffocate" and "Down" — can be heard by following these links: Hi-Speed, Lo-Speed. MOTOGRATER are currently mixing their debut album with producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Announce Tour Dates, Continue Work On Demo

Los Angeles thrash metal act DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring former DARK ANGEL axeman Jim Durkin, have announced the following dates: Mar. 01 – Hollywood, CA @ The Garage (Metal For Cancer) Jun. 09 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Galaxy (w/ IMMOLATION, GRAVE) The Metal For Cancer benefit for Tony "Bones" Hernandez will be headlined ...

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MOTOGRATER Added To OZZFEST 2003!

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have been added to the list of artists performing on the second stage at this year's Ozzfest, according to www.sickness1.com. MOTOGRATER are currently mixing their debut album with producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles for a June release through ...

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D.R.I. To Embark On North American Tour

D.R.I. have announced plans to resume their 20th Anniversary Tour in May. According to the band, they will be "starting in California, and will be playing across the top of the country, to the East Coast. Once there, we jump around the Northeast. We won't be making it back down south again on this one. ...

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MELDRUM To Support BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, NASHVILLE PUSSY

Stockholm, Sweden's MELDRUM, featuring former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, will support BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and NASHVILLE PUSSY during late March/early April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 28 - The Roadhouse - Sacramento, CA Mar. 29 - Ventura Theatre - Ventura, CA Mar. 30 - The Edge Nightclub - Palo Alto, CA Apr. 01 ...

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ANKLA, 40 GRIT Team Up For West Coast Tour

Los Angeles-based ANKLA, featuring guitarist Ramon Ortiz (PUYA), Brazilian vocalist Ikaro Stafford, L.A local J.J. McNeal on bass, and drummer Aaron Rossi (STRIFE, SHELTER, MEDICATION), will team up with San Francisco Bay Area metallers 40 GRIT for a host of West Coast dates during March. Also set to appear on the bill are I.R.A.T.E. Confirmed ...

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LYNCH MOB Announce U.S. Dates

LYNCH MOB, the band led by former DOKKEN and current L/P guitarist George Lynch, have lined up the following dates during March: Mar. 12 - Hollywood, CA - The Key Club Mar. 13 -San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick Mar. 14 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre Mar. 15 - Tucson, AZ - ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: Upcoming Dates Announced

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY have lined up the following dates during March/April: Mar. 13 – Orlando, FL @ Harley Davidson Bike Week Festival Mar. 14 - FL @ TBA Mar. 15 - FL @ TBA Apr. 03 – Las Vegas, NV @ Huntridge Theatre Apr. 04 – Tempe, AZ @ Bash on Ash Apr. 05 – ...

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MOTOGRATER Announce Hollywood Show

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have announced a show at The Whisky In Hollywood, California on Feb. 6. As previously reported, MOTOGRATER are currently mixing their debut album with producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles for a June release through No Name/Elektra Records. The ...

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MOTOGRATER Mixing Debut For Summer Release

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER are currently mixing their debut album with producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles for a summer release through No Name/Elektra Records. A new track, titled "Suffocate", can be heard in streaming audio in the "Use It Or Lose It" ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer Back In Court

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee lost his bid Tuesday to add someone else to the lawsuit blaming him for the death of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in his pool. Attorney Philip D. Weiss, representing Lee in the lawsuit filed by the parents of Daniel Karven-Veres, said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Neidorf's ...

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LIVING COLOUR: Upcoming Gigs Announced

LIVING COLOUR, freshly signed to Sanctuary Records, have announced the following dates during January/February: Jan. 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall buy tickets Jan. 19 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Feb. 14 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place ...

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DEATHRIDE To Begin Recording In Early February

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, are set to begin recording their debut album, tentatively titled "Thirteen", on Feb. 3 for a July release through Roadrunner Records. The following is Fafara's latest update on the group's activities, as posted on the band's official message board: "DEATHRIDE goes to the NAMM ...

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DOHENY Seek Bassist

DOHENY, the new group formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman J.S. Clayden, are currently seeking a permanent bassist. "Are you between 20 and 30, look good, play bass guitar like a muthafucker and want to hear all the new DOHENY tracks?" Morrison asked via his official web site. ...

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