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DEVILDRIVER Film Video For 'I Could Care Less'

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, shot a video for the track "I Could Care Less" with director P.R. Brown (JERRY CANTRELL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) on Sunday (October 5). "I Could Care Less" is the first single off the group's self-titled debut album, due on October 28 ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: MUIR Reports From Kentucky's FEST FIVE

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir has posted the following report from the band's appearance at last weekend's 105.1 WLRS' Fest Five event on the Great Lawn in Louisville, Kentucky: "Lori, the bands booking agent called Wednesday, saying she just got a call asking if we were available and willing to fly out a play a ...

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Visual Effects Company R!OT Does Time With KORN

VFXPro reports that visual effects company R!OT Santa Monica arranged a face-to-face encounter between "Lara Croft" star Angelina Jolie and KORN for the band's latest video "Did My Time". Artists composited images of Jolie, who was shot in Canada, into the Los Angeles alley where the rest of the video was filmed and made it ...

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PRIMUS: Cautious Comeback

PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool recently spoke to Billboard magazine about the possibility of the band returning for good following the completion of their upcoming North American theater tour. Tickets for the road trip, titled "Tour de Fromage", are selling fast, and that sort of attention is encouraging PRIMUS to remain an active band. "The touring ...

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GENITORTURERS To Embark On North American Tour

Florida's GENITORTURERS, featuring former MORBID ANGEL frontman David "Evil D" Vincent on bass, will be kicking off a North American tour in late October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 23 - Baton Rouge, LA - Clicks Oct. 24 - Dallas TX - Trees Oct. 25 - San Antonio, TX - Sin 13 ...

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DEVILDRIVER Announce Track Listing For Debut Album

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have set the track listing for their self-titled debut album, due on October 28 through Roadrunner Records. The band, whose sound is being described as "much heavier" than that of COAL CHAMBER and featuring "more technical" musicianship than that found ...

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IRONFIRE Split In Two

Danish metallers IRONFIRE have split in two "due to overwhelming musical differences," according to a post on the band's web site. "[Vocalist] Martin [Steene] and [guitarist] Mads [Andersen] will continue IRONFIRE as you know it. And [guitarist] Jeff [Lukka], [bassist] Jose [Cruz] and [drummer] Steve [Mason] are pursuing new musical pastures. "Unable to get out ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Tour Report, Live Video Clips Posted Online

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist Ron Jarzombek, who recently completed a seven-date run as part of ex-MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's backing band on the Guitarevolution tour (also featuring former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick and original MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland), has posted the following tour report on his official web site: "This whole adventure started with me sending ...

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PRIMUS: DVD Preview Posted Online

A preview of PRIMUS' forthcoming DVD, "Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People", has been posted online at this location. A DVD/CD set, "Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People", is due on October 7 through Prawn Song/Interscope Records. The DVD will contain all 13 PRIMUS videos, including the little-seen "Lacquer ...

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GROOVIES INC.: MP3 Sample Posted Online

GROOVIES INC., the new Swedish band led by former ELECTRIC BOYS and current SILVERGINGER 5 guitarist/vocalist Conny Bloom, have posted a sample of their music in MP3 format at this location. In addition to Bloom, GROOVIES INC.'s lineup features Diva Cruz (congas, bongos, timbales, bells), Stevie Klasson (guitar, vocals), Andy Christell (bass, vocals), ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: GUITAREVOLUTION Setlist Revealed

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and his backing band — guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK), drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, Y&T) and bassist Chris Catero (RAZER, ex-WARDOG) — kicked off the Guitarevolution U.S. tour with THE ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO (featuring former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick) and OHM (featuring original MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland) ...

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KING DIAMOND/ENTOMBED: San Francisco Venue Change

The San Francisco date on KING DIAMOND's upcoming North American tour has been moved to DNA from the previously announced Pound. The trek, which will also feature ENTOMBED, NOCTURNE and SINGLE BULLET THEORY, is scheduled to kick off on October 18 in Los Angeles. "The Puppet Master USA Tour 2003" feat. KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED, NOCTURNE, ...

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Wanna Be Part Of SLAYER History?

SLAYER are looking for rare and personal photographs, stories, memorabilia, drawings, etc. that play a big part of SLAYER's past and present. If you are a hardcore SLAYER fan and you think you have something special we want to see it! All submissions shall be subject to the terms and conditions found here, ...

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Former TESTAMENT Axeman To Teach At AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GUITAR

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has joined the distinguished faculty of New York's premier guitar school, American Institute Of Guitar (AIG). Alex will be teaching the Jazz Soloing Workshop this fall. "Learn the essential scales, arpeggios and techniques of jazz soloing," reads a post on Skolnick's web site. "Hands-on with lots of playing. In addition, ...

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KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED: More North American Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been added to the forthcoming North American tour featuring KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED, NOCTURNE and SINGLE BULLET THEORY. As previously reported, KING DIAMOND have set an October 21 release date through Metal Blade Records for their new album, "The Puppet Master". The CD will contain a bonus disc of King telling the story ...

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Meet A Man Who Shares OZZY OSBOURNE's Name

Brett Johnson of Scripps Howard News Service reports that "Ozzie Osborn and Ozzy Osbourne both grew up poor and became rich. Ozzie Osborn can think of one other thing he and the namesake famous rock star have in common. " 'I sang quite a bit, but not like him,' said Osborn, who lives near Santa ...

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THIN LIZZY: More Tour Dates Announced

THIN LIZZY have announced more dates as part of their "Global Chaos 2003" World Tour. Upcoming THIN LIZZY tour dates, according to their management: Oct. 10 - The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY Oct. 11 - Steel Music Hall – Rochester, NY Oct. 12 - The Downtown - Farmingdale, NY Oct. 13 - TBA Oct. 14 ...

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KING DIAMOND Set Release Date For 'The Puppet Master'

KING DIAMOND have set an October 21 release date through Metal Blade Records for their new album, "The Puppet Master". The CD will contain a bonus disc of King telling the story of "The Puppet Master" in full make-up. Massacre Records (King's European label) will also release "The Puppet Master" on regular vinyl and as ...

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SYMPHONY X Sign With WORLD MANAGEMENT

Prog-metallers SYMPHONY X have inked a management deal with World Management (MORBID ANGEL, NILE, UNLEASHED). The group, who will be performing at ProgPower USA IV in Atlanta in early September, are scheduled to embark on a three-week European tour beginning in mid-October, to be followed by a North American headline run with THE DEVIN TOWNSEND ...

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ENTOMBED: 'Inferno' Vinyl Edition To Include Bonus Track

The vinyl version of ENTOMBED's latest album, "Inferno", will include a special bonus cut called "When Humanity Is Gone". The 2-LP set is due on August 18 through the band's own Threeman Recordings. Also scheduled to be released on the same day are vinyl version of "Uprising" and "Morning Star". "Inferno" will receive a U.S. ...

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SYMPHONY X To Tour With THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND

SYMPHONY X and THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND will be teaming up for a North American tour beginning in early November. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 12/2003 - Downtown - Farmingdale, NY Nov. 13/2003 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA Nov. 14/ 2003 - Paramount Theatre - Asbury Park, NJ (New Jersey Metal ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Conquers Japan

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently played two songs from his latest solo CD, "Music For Speeding" ("Lust For Life" and "It's The Unreal Thing"), live in the broadcast center for Japan's Sky Perfect TV's "Party Dude!" program. This nationwide hard rock show will broadcast the two songs plus interviews on two separate programs over ...

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DEVILDRIVER No Longer Going 'Straight To Hell'

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have changed the title of their upcoming debut album to simply "DevilDriver" from the originally planned "Straight To Hell". Says Fafara: "[The title change was made] for so many reasons that I can't even go into." The group are currently ...

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KING'S X To Open For SAMMY HAGAR In Texas

Due to a last minute cancellation by LYNYRD SKYNYRD, KING'S X will be opening for SAMMY HAGAR this Friday and Saturday. Upcoming KING'S X tour dates: Aug. 08 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (w/ SAMMY HAGAR) Aug. 09 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre (w/ SAMMY HAGAR) Sep. 07 - Zoetermeer, ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN To Be Joined By Ex-MEGADETH Drummer, WATCHTOWER Guitarist On Upcoming Tour

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has announced his backing band for the upcoming Guitarevolution tour, the month-long trek featuring Friedman, Alex Skolnick's (ex-TESTAMENT, SAVATAGE) jazz combo THE ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO and original MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland's (ex-DAMN THE MACHINE) prog-rock outfit OHM. Joining Marty on the tour will be guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK), ...

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KING DIAMOND/ENTOMBED: More Tour Dates Announced!

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour featuring KING DIAMOND and ENTOMBED. As exclusively reported here yesterday, the Metal Maniacs magazine-sponsored trek will kick off on October 18 in Los Angeles and will feature KING DIAMOND presenting one of their most elaborate stage performances to date. The veteran Danish metal combo ...

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KING DIAMOND/ENTOMBED: First Tour Dates Announced!

The first dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour featuring KING DIAMOND and ENTOMBED. The Metal Maniacs magazine-sponsored trek will kick off on October 18 in Los Angeles and will feature KING DIAMOND presenting one of their most elaborate stage performances to date. The veteran Danish metal combo will be touring in ...

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