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METALLICA Honored At ASCAP's POP MUSIC AWARDS

METALLICA were honored at performing rights groups ASCAP's annual Pop Music Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday (May 18),according to Reuters. ASCAP bestowed its Creative Voice Award on "Lars Ulrich and METALLICA," according to the citation, for the group's "artistic career achievem...
May 19, 2004
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CROWBAR Announce First Hometown Show In Three Years

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR will make their first hometown live appearance in nearly three years on July 9 at the Howlin' Wolf. Support at the show will come from CRAWFISH FOSSIL and SUFFOCATING LINDSAY. Tickets are $8 and doors open at 8:30 p.m. As previously reported, CROWBAR's current tou...
May 19, 2004
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CROWBAR: New Lineup Announced

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have announced their lineup for their upcoming European tour and beyond. It is as follows: Kirk Windstein (DOWN) - Guitar and Vocals Patrick Bruders (GOATWHORE) - Bass Steve Gibb (ex-BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) - Guitar and Vocals Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN) - Drums As...
May 16, 2004
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The Art Of Dying

DEATH ANGEL were among the cream of the legendary Bay Area metal scene when they burst out of it in 1986, first through a Kirk Hammett-produced demo, then a startling and lively debut album, 1987's "The Ultra-Violence". The relative youth of the band (drummer Andy Galeon was only 14 when that first...
May 13, 2004
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METAL CHURCH: More Live Dates Announced

The current incarnation of METAL CHURCH — guitarists Kurdt Vanderhoof and Jay Reynolds (ex-MALICE),vocalist Ronny Munroe (ex-ROTTWEILLER),drummer Kirk Arrington and bassist Steve Unger — have added more dates in May prior to traveling overseas for an appearance at the Rock Hard festival in Germany...
May 7, 2004
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METALLICA's HETFIELD: It Takes 'Intense Music Fans' To Get Into 'St. Anger'

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke to the Winnipeg Sun last week about his trip to the rehab in 2001, his recovery and the band's eventual "rebirth." The following are some excerpts from that interview: Winnipeg Sun: Are you happy with the reception the new album is getting? James Hetfield: "Ye...
May 6, 2004
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METAL CHURCH: Tacoma Show Announced

The current incarnation of METAL CHURCH — guitarists Kurdt Vanderhoof and Jay Reynolds (ex-MALICE),vocalist Ronny Munroe (ex-ROTTWEILLER),drummer Kirk Arrington and bassist Steve Unger — will be playing several dates in May prior to their appearance at BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend in Cleveland in earl...
May 3, 2004
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DEATH ANGEL: 'Thicker Than Blood' Video Posted Online

DEATH ANGEL's video for the track "Thicker Than Blood" has been posted online at this location (Real Media). "Thicker Than Blood" comes off DEATH ANGEL's much-anticipated comeback album, "The Art of Dying", due in the U.S. on May 4 through Nuclear Blast Records. The group's first CD since 1990's "Ac...
April 27, 2004
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METALLICA's HAMMETT Talks About The 'Challenging' Nature Of 'St. Anger'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke to The Grand Rapids Press about the massive outpouring of opinion, either harsh criticism or praise, that followed the release of the group's latest studio effort, "St. Anger". "That has happened to us since our second album," Kirk said. "Every single...
April 25, 2004
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METAL CHURCH To Open For DEATH ANGEL In Seattle

The current incarnation of METAL CHURCH — guitarists Kurdt Vanderhoof and Jay Reynolds (ex-MALICE),vocalist Ronny Munroe (ex-ROTTWEILLER),drummer Kirk Arrington and bassist Steve Unger — will be opening for DEATH ANGEL on May 22 at Studio 7 in Seattle, Washington. Also set to appear are THE BRAIND...
April 24, 2004
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DEATH ANGEL Singer Talks About The Recording Process For The New Album

DEATH ANGEL frontman Mark Osegueda recently spoke to Belgium's Concreteweb.be about the songwriting and recording process for their forthcoming "comeback" CD, "The Art of Dying". Asked how they ended up working with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs on the new album, Mark said, "He was phenomenal! He's ac...
April 21, 2004
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VALUME NOB: Audio Samples Posted Online

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have uploaded several tracks from their recently completed CD, "The Most High", at their official web site. Check out the songs "Friends For Life", "Brutal Attack", "You Instead Of Me" and "War of Faith" at...
April 19, 2004
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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH To Host MUCHMUSIC's 'Loud' This Weekend

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich will be hosting Canada's MusicMusic video show "Loud" this Saturday, April 17 at 11:30 p.m. EST. Check your local listings for further details. As previously reported, METALLICA will be honored by ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) at the 21st...
April 15, 2004
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METALLICA Garner Three CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS Nominations

METALLICA have garnered three nominations at this year's California Music Awards, which are scheduled to be held June 6 from noon-6 p.m. at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall. The San Francisco-based heavy metal band are nominated for outstanding hard rock album ("St. Anger"),be...
April 14, 2004
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LARS ULRICH: KURT COBAIN Didn't Want To Share The Stage With GUNS N' ROSES

On the eve of the 10-year anniversary of Kurt Cobain's passing, NME.com has posted a short testimonial to NIRVANA penned by METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich. It reads as follows: "In 1991 there was a kind of shift in rock music in America — it was shifting away from all the hair bands in ...
April 1, 2004