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Review: Refocused METALLICA Cranks It Up

Michael D. Clark of the The Houston Chronicle is reporting that as headliners of Saturday's (Aug. 2) Summer Sanitarium tour at Reliant Stadium, METALLICA "brought a sound system that would make a Harrier jet flyby sound church-quiet. They exploded on compositions of chaos at a decibel level not one corner of the football cathedral could ...

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Ohio's NewsChannel 4: OZZFEST Not So Festive For Some Residents

Columbus, Ohio's NBC4Columbus.com is reporting that everyone was happy about OZZY OSBOURNE's Ozzfest concert arriving at the Germain Amphitheater Sunday (Aug. 3) Soundchecks for the bands started early Sunday morning, becoming more of a nuisance than a pleasure for some Delaware County residents who live near the venue. "At 7:30 (a.m.) on Sunday is not ...

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NAPALM DEATH Finalize Track Listing For 'Leaders Not Followers 2'

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have finalized the track listing for their upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2". The album, due before the end of the year through the band's own Feto label, will include the following cuts: 01. CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER – "Lowlife" 02. OFFENDERS – "Face Down In The Dirt" 03. ...

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QUIET RIOT: Live DVD Package To Include Audio CD

The brand-new QUIET RIOT DVD, titled "Quiet Riot Live In The 21st Century - 20 Years of Metal Health", is scheduled for release on July 1. The two-disc set is the first-ever live DVD recording of the band and will include an audio CD of the live performance. Some of the features will include: - ...

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KREATOR: DVD Trailer Posted Online

German thrash metal pioneers KREATOR have posted a trailer for their upcoming "Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory" DVD at their official web site. Check it out: Hi-Speed, Lo-Speed. "Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory", due in North America on July 22 through SPV (June 23 in the rest of the world), features ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Jams With THE RHYTHM JUNKIES

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin sang three sets with THE RHYTHM JUNKIES on Sunday Afternoon (June 8) at Starboard Attitude on the Redondo Beach Pier in California. THE RHYTHM JUNKIES, who perform mostly heavy rock and blues, consist of Mitch Perry (MSG, EDGAR WINTER, TALAS), Sean McNabb (QUIET RIOT, BADD BOYZ, GREAT WHITE), Ray Hernandez ...

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P.O.D. Name New Album

P.O.D. have reportedly set "Payable On Death" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due on Nov. 4 through Atlantic Records. The upcoming album will be the group's first since the departure of guitarist Marcos Curiel, who has been replaced with former LIVING SACRIFICE axeman Jason Truby. Producer Howard Benson (MOTÖRHEAD, COLD, REVEILLE, SEPULTURA) told ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION Singer To Guest On SPASTIC INK Album

PAIN OF SALVATION vocalist/guitarist Daniel Gildenlöw will be contributing lead vocals to one track on the long-awaited SPASTIC INK sophomore release, "Ink Compatible", tentatively due before the end of the year. "[Daniel] is easily one of the most dramatic singers out there," said SPASTIC INK mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER) of his decision to collaborate with ...

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HEADSTRONG Split Up

Canada's HEADSTRONG have officially split up, citing their disillusionment with the record industry as one of the reasons for the group's break-up. The following is an excerpt from vocalist Matt Kinna's "parting words" message as posted on the group's official web site: "HEADSTRONG is dead. Long live the headstrong. "It's funny. I don't know if ...

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Men Beaten During GUNS N' ROSES Riot To Sue Vancouver Police

Vancouver police are being sued for beating two men outside the cancelled Nov. 7 GUNS N' ROSES concert, according to Canada.com. Lawyer Phil Rankin was planning to file a writ in B.C. Supreme Court Friday (April 25) on behalf of Robert Parent, 40, and Detlef Schroeder, 52. In November, both men filed formal police complaints ...

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QUIET RIOT: Tour Dates Announced

QUIET RIOT have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 23 - Liberty, MO @ Liberty Performing Arts Center Apr. 24 - Laughlin, NV @ River Palms Casino Apr. 30 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy May 01-02 - Burley, ID @ The Office May 03 - Salt Lake City, UT @ ...

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KREATOR Set Release Date For Live CD/DVD

KREATOR have set a June 23 European release date for their upcoming double CD/DVD, "Live Kreation (Revisioned Glory)" . Band mainman Mille Petrozza spent three full months editing and mixing the material, which is scheduled to surface in the U.S. on July 1. A video clip for the song "Phobia", taken from the forthcoming DVD, ...

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RIOT Guitarist And Ex-Vocalist Join Forces In FAITH AND FIRE

RIOT guitarist Mike Flyntz and ex-RIOT frontman Tony Moore have joined forces in a new band called FAITH AND FIRE. The band, who are completed by bassist Danny Miranda (BLUE OYSTER CULT) and drummer John Miceli (RAINBOW, MEAT LOAF), have just begun recording final tracks at Paul Orofino's Millbrook Studios for a 13-song CD slated ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DON DOKKEN Has No Conscience

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has hit out at Don Dokken for using Lynch's name to promote the band's tours and attempting to conceal the fact that Lynch is no longer in the group in an effort to pass off DOKKEN's current lineup as the "original band." When asked by Chris Akin from

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Keeps Quiet When It Comes To Politics

Unlike many of his musician counterparts who have chosen to publicly speak out against the Bush administration's foreign policy, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich — who usually has no problem yapping away on a variety of subjects — draws the line when it comes to offering his political views. When asked by New York radio station ...

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NAPALM DEATH To Begin Work On 'Leaders Not Followers 2'

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has posted the following update to the group's official web site: "Well the [North American] tour with NILE has been done for quite awhile now and we all agree that it was a success, great attendances and good reactions made it very enjoyable from our point of view. "We had ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI: I Can't Handle MARILYN MANSON's Fakeness

CRADLE OF FILTH singer Dani Filth has slammed MARILYN MANSON as "fake" and recounted an incident a couple of years back where the two parties came face-to-face — a meeting that ended with less than spectacular results. When asked by Britain's Metal Hammer magazine if he is interested in the kind of all-encompassing, multi-faceted career ...

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KREATOR: 'Live Kreation (Revisioned Glory)' DVD Details Announced

KREATOR's upcoming double DVD, "Live Kreation (Revisioned Glory)", has finally been completed. Band mainman Mille Petrozza spent three full months editing and mixing the material, which is scheduled to surface in the summer. The complete track listing for the DVD is as follows: 01. The Patriarch 02. Violent Revolution 03. Reconquering The Throne 04. Extreme ...

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QUIET RIOT's BANALI Offers DVD Update

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has posted the following update regarding the group's upcoming DVD: "The final editing and sequencing are now being attended to and we hope to have the DVD completed as soon as possible. We are assembling additional non-performance footage to include in the DVD to make the best possible package for ...

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Charges Recommended In GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Police are recommending charges against nine people, including six youths, in a riot at a GUNS N' ROSES concert last year that ended in $264,000 worth of damage to the downtown GM Place stadium. Reports recommending charges of mischief and participating in unlawful assembly have been sent to prosecutors, Sgt. Rob Bosley said Tuesday. Most ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer Checks In

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker has posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, tentatively titled "Self Destructive Pattern" (formerly "Violent Mood Swings"): "It has been a while since I've posted, but things have been pretty quiet. We have been busy mixing and rehearsing...we want to hit the ...

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