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METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Pay Tribute To ANTHRAX

Metal musicians congratulate ANTHRAX on their 20th anniversary: MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine: "ANTHRAX is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands ...

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TRIVIUM Enter BILLBOARD Chart At No. 151

TRIVIUM's latest CD, "Ascendancy", has sold 6,976 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 151 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart (No. 4 on Heatseeker chart, No. 21 on Top Hard Music Albums chart). TRIVIUM are currently on the Road Rage tour with 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, THE AGONY SCENE ...

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SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY Members To Appear On 'Roadrunner All-Stars' CD

Roadrunner Records is in the process of putting together a groundbreaking record to mark the label's 25th Anniversary. Tentatively titled "Roadrunner All-Stars", the full length release, a ‘master-class' in hard rock, will contain original tracks that are collaborations between past and present Roadrunner stars. Four central musicians will be chosen to produce and write all ...

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NEVERMORE Debut New Songs At London Concert

NEVERMORE debuted four new songs — "Born", "This Godless Endeavour", "Final Product" and "Bittersweet Feast" — during their exclusive one-off show in London at The Underworld on Friday (March 18). The group's complete setlist for last night's concert was as follows: 01. Narcosynthesis 02. The River Dragon Has Come 03. Never Purify 04. Engines Of ...

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ARCH ENEMY Comment On OZZFEST Appearance

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY have commented on their upcoming appearance at this year's Ozzfest, which is scheduled to kick off July 15 in Boston. Massachusetts. ARCH ENEMY will be performing on the second stage at the traveling festival alongside ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, AS I LAY DYING, MASTODON, A DOZEN FURIES, THE HAUNTED, IN ...

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OZZFEST 2005: Complete Details Revealed

It's big. It's bad. And it's back for more. Got a problem with that? Ozzfest — the king of festivals — triumphantly returns this summer to celebrate its hard-earned 10th anniversary with the staggering line-up of BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The summer's premier concert festival ...

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OZZFEST 2005: Camden Date Revealed

According to Philadelphia's 94 WYSP radio station, Ozzfest 2005 will be making a stop at the Tweeter Center in Camden, New Jersey on July 19. In addition, the station is reporting that the following bands will take part in the festival: IN FLAMES, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL, ROB ZOMBIE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, IRON MAIDEN and ...

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OZZFEST 2005: First Unconfirmed Tour Dates Leaked

The following *unconfirmed* Ozzfest 2005 tour dates have been leaked: Jul. 31 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center Aug. 02 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Ampitheatre Aug. 04 - Tinley Park, IL @ Tweeter Center Aug. 06 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre Aug. 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Compilation Offers OZZFEST Tie-In

Bilboard is reporting that early purchasers of OZZY OSBOURNE's March 22 boxed set, "Prince of Darkness", will get a little bonus. The initial pressing of the set will include a buy-one-get-one-free coupon for this summer's Ozzfest, valued at $40. To redeem, customers go to the Ozzfest.com web site and punch in the code on the ...

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NEVERMORE: Studio Update

According to an online posting by NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane, the singer completed "the main vocals [Friday night, March 11] for a song called 'Final Product'. All the drums and rhythm guitars are done, just doing vocals, bass, and acoustic guitars at the moment." NEVERMORE are currently at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, U.K. recording their ...

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BIOMECHANICAL Singer Quits BALANCE OF POWER

BIOMECHANICAL singer John K has offically left the melodic metal band BALANCE OF POWER. Commented John: "There was no other way than to leave BALANCE OF POWER, I feel I have to give BIOMECHANICAL 100 percent of my time and efforts. Even 99 percent is simply not good enough and I feel splitting my energy ...

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OZZFEST 2005: Offical Press Conference To Be Held Mid-March

An Ozzfest representative has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the lineup and schedule for this year's travelling festival will be announced at a press conference "mid-March." Although there has been no official confirmation on the matter, the 10th edition of Ozzfest is expected to be headlined by BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN. Also believed to be in ...

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SHADOWS FALL And THE HAUNTED Lined Up For This Year's OZZFEST

Century Media recording artists SHADOWS FALL and THE HAUNTED have secured slots at this year's Ozzfest, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. SHADOWS FALL are expected to appear on the main stage while THE HAUNTED are said to be in the mix for the smaller second stage, which will apparently feature more non-rotating slots this summer ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Film 'Headbanger's Ball' Appearance

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are currently in New York City filming an appearance for tomorrow night's (Feb. 26) episode of "Headbanger's Ball", according to a posting on the Roadrunner Records web site. "After that, it's onto Camden, NJ where they will be starting week 2 of the first-ever Taste Of Chaos tour with THE USED and MY ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Wants To Hear Your Unsigned Band

SLIPKNOT percussionist The Clown (a.k.a. Shawn Crahan) has started his own label, Big Orange Clown, and he's keen to get the fans to submit their unsigned CDs...in fact, anything connected to extreme art. Send them to: The Clown c/o Sanctuary Group 75 Ninth Avenue New York, NY 10011 USA Crahan's first release through Big Orange ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY And ROB ZOMBIE For OZZFEST

Word has it that BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and ROB ZOMBIE have both secured slots on the 10-year-anniversary edition of Ozzfest, with Zakk Wylde's troupe slated to kick off the proceedings on the main stage. Meanwhile, ZOMBIE, MUDVAYNE and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are said to be in the mix for the smaller second stage, which is expected ...

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NEVERMORE: Hard At Work On 'This Godless Endeavor'

NEVERMORE have set "This Godless Endeavor" as the title of their next studio album, tentatively due this summer via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Enemies of Reality" is being recorded at Backstage Studios in England with legendary producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, OPETH) and marks the group's first recording with guitarist ...

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MUDVAYNE Singer Taken Ill; Band Cancel Virginia Concert

MUDVAYNE were forced to cancel tonight's show at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia after singer Chad Gray was taken ill. "We are really sorry for this inconvenience, but we assure you we will make this up," the band write on their web site. It is not presently clear if any other dates on the group's current ...

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ROAD RAGE 2005 To Celebrate ROADRUNNER's 25th Anniversary

In celebration of Roadrunner Records' 25th anniversary, the 2005 Road Rage tour will feature Roadrunner's rising metal stars, TRIVIUM, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, THE AGONY SCENE and STILL REMAINS. These acts represent the future of the metal genre. A name that millions of people around the world have grown to trust, Roadrunner Records developed the ...

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