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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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AGENT STEEL Sign With Italy's SCARLET RECORDS

AGENT STEEL have signed a European record deal with Italy's Scarlet Records for the release of their new album, "Order Of The Illuminati". A May/June release is expected. "We are halfway through the mixdown sessions," said guitarist Juan Garcia in an official statement. "Bernie Versailles is handling the engineering and co-production duties and our goal ...

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DEW-SCENTED To Enter Studio In April

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED will enter Stage One studios in Bühne, Germany in late April to record their next album, due in September through Nuclear Blast Records. "We have some eight completely finished new songs and are still working on many more as well as spending time with good brainstorming about possible cover version-choices to use ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist Announces TV, Radio Appearances

For all of you in the San Francisco Bay Area who receive KRON Channel 4 on television, former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted will be interviewed on the "Morning Show" today (Jan. 16) between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. PST. At the same time, Jason will be visiting the "Lamont and Tonelli" morning ...

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TARAXACUM Name Sophomore CD

TARAXACUM, the group featuring former STEEL PROPHET vocalist Rick Mythiasin, EDGUY bassist Tobias Exxel, drummer Franky Wolf, ex-HAGGARD guitarist Danny Klupp and ROUGH SILK/AXEL RUDI PELL keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg, have set "Rainmaker" as the title for their sophomore album, due in the fall through MTM-Metal Records. In the meantime, several live appearances are planned for ...

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Revolusongs - SEPULTURA

Ever since METALLICA popularized the concept of recording other artists' songs for use as either single B-sides or bonus tracks, cover songs in metal have been as commonplace as the CDs themselves — much to the dismay of the record-buying public, who have been subjected to some hideous attempts at other people's material over the ...

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TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER: No Plans To Record A New Album

Recently reunited hair rockers TWISTED SISTER have no plans to record new material and are saying good-bye to fans with the upcoming "farewell" tour, which will last up to three years. "I understand what it is, it's nostalgia," frontman Dee Snider told New Jersey's The Star-Ledger. "I'm not trying to restart my career. All my ...

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AGENT STEEL Set Spring Release Date For New CD

AGENT STEEL have posted the following update via their official web site: "We would like to thank everyone that have contacted us regarding the 3 new audio clips ('Avenger', 'Earth Under Lucifer', 'Human Bullet') that we posted for previewing … The feedback has been very positive indeed!!! We've been talking to a few European labels ...

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IOMMI/ANSELMO Project Postponed?

Unconfirmed reports have surfaced that the proposed pairing between BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and PANTERA/DOWN frontman Phil Anselmo on Iommi's next solo CD has either been indefinitely postponed or cancelled. No further information is available at this time. In related news, SUPERJOINT RITUAL — which also features Anselmo on vocals — plan to begin ...

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DECEASED Add New Drummer

Virginia-based DECEASED have announced the addition of drummer Dave "Scarface" Castillo to the group's ranks. "After surviving a life-threatening blood clot in my lung this past year, I've been left with permanent damage to both my airways and right lung, basically ending my duties behind the kit," mainman King Fowley announced in an official statement. ...

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RICK MYTHIASIN: 'STEEL PROPHET's Songwriting Was Boring'

Vocalist Rick Mythiasin has spoken out about his decision to leave STEEL PROPHET and concentrate completely on his German/American band TARAXACUM. In an interview posted on the TARAXACUM web site, Mythiasin revealed his reasons for exiting his previous band on the eve of the release of their latest CD, "Unseen". "To make a long story ...

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TWISTED SISTER In Talks To Embark On Reunion Tour

TWISTED SISTER are strongly rumored to be planning a reunion tour in 2003, including a headlining appearance at the next installment of Sweden Rock Festival. The band, who reunited for their first performance in 14 years at last year's "New York Steel" benefit for the New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund, ...

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SNAKEPIT Magazine Returns With Issue #11!!

Snakepit, self-described as "Europe's leading heavy/ power/ speed/ thrash magazine", has returned with issue 11, featuring extensive chats with Richard Bateman (PURGATORY/ AGENT STEEL/ NOCTURNUS/ NASTY SAVAGE), ANIHILATED, CANDLEMASS, DOOMSWORD, ETERNAL REIGN, GAMMACIDE, GENOCIDE/REPULSION, INTRUDER, K-OCTAVE, LAAZ ROCKIT, COMBAT RECORDS (label special), LOST HORIZON, MERCENARY, MORTAL SIN, PARAGON, PENTAGRAM (Chile Gods!), POSSESSED (first chat with ...

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UPDATED: GUNS N' ROSES No-Show Sparks Riot

The long-awaited launch of GUNS N' ROSES' first North American tour in nine years, scheduled to take place last night (Nov. 7) at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, was canceled after frontman Axl Rose failed to make it to the Canadian city in time for the gig. Following the announcement of the cancellation, ...

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AGENT STEEL: New Music Posted Online

AGENT STEEL has posted three brand new audio clips from the group's forthcoming CD, "Order Of The Illuminati - Agent Steel 4", via its official web site at this location. The cuts available for preview are as follows: 01. Avenger 02. Earth Under Lucifer 03. Human Bullet "Order Of The Illuminati - Agent ...

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VOIVOD's JASONIC, PIGGY To Appear On '107.7 THE BONE'

VOIVOD bassist Jasonic (a.k.a. former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted) and guitarist Piggy will be making a live appearance on 107.7 The Bone's "Metal Zone" show with host Billy Steel on Friday, on Friday, October 25 from 9:00 p.m. PST to 11:00 p.m. PST. The show is webcast live on the Internet from 107.7 The Bone's ...

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AGENT STEEL Postpone Album, Tour

AGENT STEEL have posted the following update via their official web site: "We have some disappointing news to announce. We've have been re-recording tracks to our long overdue album. Due to technical difficulties we lost data — actual tracks (our hard drive crashed!). But no worries, Bernie has been putting in long hours on the ...

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STEEL ATTACK Begin Work On Third Album

Swedish heavy metal act STEEL ATTACK will enter Studio Underground in December to begin recording their third album for an April 2003 release through Spain's Arise Records. The as-yet-untitled effort — the band's first with new vocalist Dick Johnson — will be mastered by Mika Jussila (STRATOVARIUS) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland. ...

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AGENT STEEL Continue Work On New CD

AGENT STEEL are continuing work on the follow-up to Omega Conspiracy, tentatively entitled Order of the Illuminati/Agent Steel Vol. 4, for an early 2003 release. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Avenger 02. Dead Eyes 03. Earth Under Lucifer 04. Enslaved 05. Forever Black 06. Human Bullet 07. Insurrection 08. ...

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