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SKID ROW To Release 'Thickskin' In July

SKID ROW have set a July 22 release date through Skid Row Records for their new album, "Thickskin". " 'Thickskin' has been two years in the making. We're very excited about this, especially since it's the first SKID ROW record for [singer] Johnny [Solinger] and [drummer] Phil [Varone]," said bassist Rachel Bolan. "It took a ...

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SPINESHANK: New Live Photos Posted Online

SPINESHANK performed a headlining set at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, California on May 21. Check out live pictures here. SPINESHANK will release their new album, "Self-Destructive Pattern", on July 15 through Roadrunner Records. "Self Destructive Pattern" was produced by Garth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE, KITTIE) and was mixed by Jay ...

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NILE, KREATOR, VADER: First Tour Dates Announced

The first few dates have been announced for the forthcoming "Art of Noise II" tour, featuring headliners NILE with support from KREATOR, VADER, AMON AMARTH and GOATWHORE. The trek, which is tentatively scheduled to kick off on Sept. 30 and conclude on Oct. 27, will include the following stops: Oct. 05 - Club 101 - ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New Demo Track Posted Online

Reunited hard rockers LEATHERWOLF have posted a brand new demo track, "Leave This World", at this location. As previously reported, LEATHERWOLF will support RONNIE MONTROSE at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California on Thursday, May 29. LEATHERWOLF are currently working on the material for their first studio album since 1989's "Street Ready", ...

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MONSTROSITY To Film Venezuela Show For Possible DVD

Veteran Florida death metallers MONSTROSITY will film their show in La Cruz, Venezuela Saturday night (May 17) for a possible live DVD. Tonight's gig will mark the second live appearance with the group for returning vocalist Jason Avery, whose first show back with the band took place on May 3 in Puerto Rico. MONSTROSITY are ...

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MOTOGRATER Debut Delayed

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have pushed back the projected release date for their self-titled debut to June 24 through No Name/Elektra Records. The album, which was mixed by producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles, will contain the following cuts: 01. Suffocate 02. Down ...

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Former SNOT/AMEN Bassist Joins LO-PRO

Former SNOT/AMEN bassist Jon "Tumor" Fahnestock has joined LO-PRO, the new project featuring former members of ULTRASPANK and GODSMACK. LO-PRO recently completed tracking their upcoming debut release for STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis' new Geffen/Interscope imprint label, tentatively dubbed A.D.D. The as-yet-untitled album was recorded with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, TRUST COMPANY) and a mixer ...

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DOPE: BILLY IDOL Cover Posted Online

New York-based DOPE have posted their cover of BILLY IDOL's "Rebel Yell" on their official site at this location. The band are currently on the road with TAPPING THE VEIN and ZUG ISLAND as part of the "40 Days Faded" tour. Upcoming DOPE tour dates: May 10 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance ...

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MARILYN MANSON Orders Fetish Lingerie

According to an item published in today's edition of the New York Post, Marilyn Manson ordered $500 worth of fetish lingerie from MichaelSalem.com, which specializes in outfitting transvestites. A source at Zocalo told the newspaper Manson's order included four pairs of "P- Panties," which come with prosthetic vaginas, three "half-body bras," and some "tube top ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New Demo Track Available For Download

Reunited hard rockers LEATHERWOLF have posted a brand new demo track, "Cryptic King", at this location. As previously reported, LEATHERWOLF will support RONNIE MONTROSE at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California on Thursday, May 29. LEATHERWOLF are currently working on the material for their first studio album since 1989's "Street Ready", tentatively ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Support ANTHRAX On The West Coast

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will support ANTHRAX at three shows later this month before embarking on a short headline tour of their own. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 27 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto (w/ ANTHRAX) May 28 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Cajun House (w/ ANTHRAX) May 29 - ...

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MOTOGRATER Finalize Track Listing For Full-Length Debut

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have finalized the track listing for their self-titled debut, due on May 27 through No Name/Elektra Records. The album, which was mixed by producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles, will contain the following cuts: 01. Suffocate 02. Down 03. ...

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DEATH ANGEL Announce West Coast Dates

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have lined up the following dates in late May: May 30 - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA May 31 - Rock Ranch - San Bernardino, CA DEATH ANGEL, who announced plans last December to write and record a new album for a late 2003/early 2004 release, have just ...

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TOMMY LEE: Back In Santa Monica Court

Tommy Lee appeared in Santa Monica Court yesterday morning (April 15) for more testimony from witnesses in a wrongful death civil trial involving the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer. Check out the pictures here. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at ...

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DEATHRIDE: Slideshow Posted Online

Santa Barbara, California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have released a slideshow for both dialup and broadband connections. You can view it here. DEATHRIDE are currently recording their debut album, tentatively titled "Thirteen", with producer Ross Hogarth (COAL CHAMBER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, FASTER PUSSYCAT). It is due in July ...

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TOMMY LEE Appears In Santa Monica Court: Photos Available

Tommy Lee appeared in Santa Monica Court yesterday morning (April 8) for the opening statements in a wrongful death civil trial involving the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer. Check out the pictures here. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at the ...

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Wrongful Death Trial Begins For Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer

Opening statements in a wrongful death civil trial involving former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee were expected Tuesday after a jury was selected, according to the Associated Press. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at the musician's Malibu home. The boy, whose ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Corrected/Updated Itinerary Released

Century Media Records have released a corrected tour itinerary for STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's forthcoming trek with MESHUGGAH and the group's subsequent headlining dates. The updated itinerary is as follows: STRAPPING YOUNG LAD w/ MESHUGGAH Apr. 25 - Graceland - Seattle, WA Apr. 26 - Roseland - Portland, OR Apr. 27 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, ...

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LEATHERWOLF To Support RONNIE MONTROSE

Reunited hard rockers LEATHERWOLF will support RONNIE MONTROSE at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California on Thursday, May 29. LEATHERWOLF are currently working on the material for their first studio album since 1989's "Street Ready", tentatively due before the end of the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. ...

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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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