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BITCH Reunite, Confirm Appearance At BANG YOUR HEAD 2003

Legendary '80s Californian act BITCH, fronted by Betsy "Bitch" Weiss, have reunited and will make their European live debut at the 2003 edition of Bang Your Head Festival on Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. "Back in the Eighties, Betsy Weiss [became] known as 'Pat Benatar's evil twin' and sang herself into metal's hall of ...

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Man Convicted In Killing Of Former KISS Guitarist's Ex-Wife

A Hartford Superior Court jury convicted Gregory McArthur of felony murder, manslaughter, larceny and kidnapping charges Friday in connection with the 1998 death of the ex-wife of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent and part-time escort AnnMarie Cusano, according to the Hartford Courant. But the jury acquitted McArthur of charges of murder, capital murder and robbery ...

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PAIN To Record Album Of Covers

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, are currently in the studio recording a full-length album of covers, due in the spring through Stockholm Records. Among the tracks that are set to be included on the effort are the band's (presumably) metallized versions of such mainstream selections as ...

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BURN SEASON Finish Tracking Debut

Jacksonville, Florida's BURN SEASON (formerly SMAKT DOWN) have finished tracking their Elektra Records debut at Hollywood, California's A&M Studios with producer Bob Marlette (HALFORD, BLACK SABBATH, SALIVA, ALICE COOPER) and are scheduled to begin mixing the effort in January with Tim Palmer (OZZY OSBOURNE, PEARL JAM, U2, THE CURE). An April/May release is expected. ...

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A Chaos Theory - SHADOWKEEP

A couple of years ago, SHADOWKEEP were apparently hailed within underground circles as one of the most promising English traditional bands on the block, accumulating plaudits and support slots (with DIO and HALFORD) alike. When you bear in mind though that much of this scene stinks like month-old kippers, it doesn't attest too much to ...

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AUDIOSLAVE, MUDVAYNE Debut In BILLBOARD's Top 20

AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut, featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members, has entered The Billboard 200 Pop Album chart at position No. 7 after selling 162,000 copies in its first week. SOUNDGARDEN's final studio release for A&M, 1996's "Down on the Upside", opened at No. 2 on sales of 176,000 units, ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Set Tentative Release Date For New Album

POWERMAN 5000 have reportedly set May 20, 2003 as the tentative release date through Dreamworks Records for their as-yet-untitled new album, which was recently completed at a Los Angeles studio with producer Joe Baressi (who had engineered the group's platinum 1999 album, "Tonight the Stars Revolt!"). The CD — the group's first with new bassist ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Completes Work On Album Of DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB Remakes

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has commenced the mixing process for the as-yet-untitled an album of current remakes of DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB songs, which he recently recorded with the help of ex-DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson (who sings on the DOKKEN tunes) and ex-LYNCH MOB frontman Robert Mason (who handles the LYNCH ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer Offers Studio Update

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "I just wanted to let you guys know what has been going on lately. We have been working 12 hours a day and things are moving along. We have 17 drum ...

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SPINESHANK: New Album Coming Out 'Better Than Expected'

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "I just wanted to let you know what the latest news on the recording is...We have laid down the drums to 15 tracks and I have 2 more to do today. ...

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SPINESHANK Prepare To Enter Studio

SPINESHANK will enter Hollywood's Henson Studios (formerly the legendary A&M Studios) on Monday, October 28 to begin recording their new CD, "Violent Mood Swings", with producer Gggarth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE). An early 2003 release through Roadrunner Records is expected. ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Shop New Demo, Make Film Appearance

MONSTER MAGNET are currently shopping a new three-song demo to interested record companies following their split with longtime label A&M Records earlier in the year. Recorded in August 2002, the demo features the following cuts: 01. Master Of Light 02. Oh Baby 03. Blow Your Mind In other news, MONSTER MAGNET reportedly filmed a scene ...

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SHADOWKEEP Announce New Vocalist

ANGEL WITCH bassist/TYGERS OF PAN TANG frontman Richie Wicks has joined Britain's SHADOWKEEP as the group's new lead vocalist. This development follows the amicable departure of Rogue M. Vox, who will now be pursuing his own projects. The band are currently working on tour arrangements in support of their new album, A Chaos Theory, which ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS To Appear On 'The O'Reilly Factor'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will be appearing live on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor (hosted by Bill O'Reilly) on Wednesday, September 25th at 3:30 PM PST. On Friday, Simmons will be hosting the Gene Simmons Tongue #2 party at Barfly on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. "Cover girl Carrie Stevens who, among other things was Eric ...

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PURE SWEET HELL Land On MTV2

PURE SWEET HELL, the side project of NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have apparently made it to MTV2. Here's the band's official press release on the matter: "Iann Robinson, the lone Metal Crusader who does MTV News (you know the dude with the tattoos, sporting the mohawk), at the end of one of his news broadcasts ...

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MY DARKEST HATE To Cover EXODUS Classic On Sophomore Effort

German death metallers MY DARKEST HATE, featuring PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and members of SACRED STEEL, are at House of Music Studios in Winterbach, Germany recording their second full-length CD, entitled To Whom It May Concern, for an October 28th release through Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2001's Massive Brutality (which was released on ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Return To Studio: The Official Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: POWERMAN 5000 HEADS BACK INTO THE STUDIO WITH NEW RHYTHM SECTION - BASSIST SIGGY SJURSEN AND DRUMMER ADRIAN OST JOIN PLATINUM ROCK BAND LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2002 — "We've had personnel changes before, but the group always survives," says POWERMAN 5000 leader Spider One. "I'm reminded of something Charles Bukowski once ...

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German "All-Star" Tribute To JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For ORANIENBAUM OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

JUDAS PRIEST cover band ELECTRIC EYE, featuring HELLOWEEN drummer Mark Cross, X-13 vocalist Joerg Wesenberg, METALIUM guitarist Matthias Lange, X-13/SHOCKMASHINE guitarist Rolli Feldmann, and PARAGON drummer Markus Big M. Corby on bass, will be performing at the Logo Club on Grindelallee in Hamburg, Germany on July 23rd and as the headliner at the Oranienbaum Open ...

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BURN SEASON To Commence Pre-Production For Elektra Debut

Jacksonville, Florida's BURN SEASON (formerly SMAKT DOWN) will be heading to Hollywood, California's A&M Studios in early August with producer Bob Marlette (i.e. HALFORD, BLACK SABBATH, SALIVA, ALICE COOPER) to commence pre-production for their self-titled debut, due in spring of 2003 through Elektra Records. ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Enlist "Tonight The Stars Revolt!" Engineer To Co-Produce New Album

The current line-up of POWERMAN 5000—vocalist Spider One, bassist Siggy Siursen, guitarist Adam Williams (a.k.a. Adam12), drummer Adrian (a.k.a. AD7), and guitarist Mike Tempesta (a.k.a. M.33)— have reportedly spent the last few weeks in pre-production with co-producer Joe Baressi (who had engineered the group's platinum 1999 album, Tonight the Stars Revolt!) and are due to ...

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MARILYN MANSON Fined In Michigan Assault-And-Battery Case

MARILYN MANSON was fined $4,000 after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault and battery and disorderly conduct charges for gyrating his genitals against a security guard's head during a July 2001 Ozzfest concert, according to Launch. Michigan District Court Judge Gerald McNally fined MANSON in suburban Detroit on Wednesday (June 19th), but denied a prosecutor's ...

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Eye For An Eye - DAEMON

Despite this being their third album, Denmark's DAEMON are perhaps best known for having featured the services of then-ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on their 1997 debut Seven Deadly Sins—a widely acclaimed yet largely underground classic that owed more than a small part of its musical inspiration to Andersson's previous outfit's early output. The band's second ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announce Spring Tour

MONSTER MAGNET will embark on the We're Free 25-date spring tour beginning May 3rd in Boston. Support will come from NYC rockers ADHARMA, featuring Tom Capone, formerly of QUICKSAND. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 03 - Boston, MA @ Axis May 04 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights May 05 - ...

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MANOWAR Announce Final Dates For US Tour

MANOWAR have announced the final dates for their forthcoming US tour with IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC and HAVOCHATE. They are as follows: Apr. 27 - The Trocadero Theater – Philadeplphia, PA (w/out IMMORTAL) Apr. 28 - M (formerly The Metropol) – Pittsburgh, PA (w/out IMMORTAL) May 01 - The Emerson Theater - Indianapolis, IN May 02 - ...

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German "All-Star" Tribute To JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For H-O-A Festival

JUDAS PRIEST cover band ELECTRIC EI, featuring HELLOWEEN drummer Mark Cross, X-13 vocalist Joerg Wesenberg, METALIUM guitarist Matthias Lange, X-13/SHOCKMASHINE guitarist Rolli Feldmann, and PARAGON drummer Markus Big M. Corby on bass, have been confirmed for the H-O-A (Headbangers Open Air) festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June ...

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MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC Dates Announced

The Gods Of War tour, featuring MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC and HAVOCHATE, will hit the following North American cities during the coming weeks: Apr. 27 - The Trocadero Theater - Philadelphia, PA Apr. 28 - M (formerly The Metropol) - Pittsburgh, PA Apr. 29 - Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH May 01 - The Emerson ...

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