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GRASPOP METAL MEETING 2002 Line-Up Announced

The following acts have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Graspop Metal Meeting 2002 festival, which scheduled to take place on July 5-6 in Dessel, Belgium: AFTER FOREVER CANNIBAL CORPSE D.R.I. IN EXTREMO KREATOR MY DYING BRIDE SAXON SKARHEAD SLAPSHOT TRISTANIA ...
February 13, 2002
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220 VOLT Reunite For Sweden Rock Appearance

Veteran Swedish hard rockers 220 VOLT will reunite for a performance at this year's Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Slvesborg, Sweden. The classic band, who had formed in 1979 and had toured with the likes of AC/DC and NAZARETH, am...
February 12, 2002
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EXODUS Confirm Metal Meltdown IV Appearance

According to the official web site of the Metal Meltdown IV festival, which is scheduled to take place at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey on April 5-6, San Francisco thrashers EXODUS (featuring vocalist Steve Zetro Souza) are once again set to appear at the event in what promises to b...
February 10, 2002
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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Confirmed For Metal Meltdown IV!

The original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals),Anthony Bramante (guitars),Danny Lilker (bass),and Glenn Evans (drums)will be performing at the Metal Meltdown IV festival, which is scheduled to take place on April 5-6 at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Among t...
February 9, 2002
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MOTÖRHEAD Confirmed For Sweden Rock!

MOTÖRHEAD is the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. MOTÖRHEAD's performance at Sweden Rock festival will reportedly be the group's only European...
February 4, 2002
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MOTRHEAD Confirmed For Sweden Rock!

MOTRHEAD is the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Slvesborg, Sweden. MOTRHEAD's performance at Sweden Rock festival will reportedly be the group's only European liv...
February 4, 2002
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SAXON, STATUS QUO Added To Sweden Rock Line-Up

SAXON and STATUS QUO are the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Slvesborg, Sweden. SAXON will reportedly bring their entire Eagle Has Landed show, complete with sou...
February 1, 2002
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SAXON Announce Second Leg Of Killing Ground World Tour

British metal legends SAXON have lined up the dates for the second leg of their Killing Ground world tour. The details are as follows: Mar. 16 - Metal Mania Festival Katowice, POL Mar. 29 - Lucky - Rijssen (near Zwolle),NETH Mar. 30 - Splendid Lille, FRA Mar. 31 - Paaspop Festival Schijndel, NETH M...
January 29, 2002
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Former BLACK SABBATH Frontman Lines Up Projects Galore!

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin is in Italy at the moment completing work on the new THE CAGE CD, tentatively entitled Poison Roses, which is due to be released in the spring. Martin will then fly to New York to sing on the new RONDINELLI CD (also featuring former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and c...
December 25, 2001
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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com: ... “Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ....
December 4, 2001
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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart): ... KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...
November 30, 2001
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Archive News Nov 26, 2001

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be joining former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno on stage as a very special guest at the latter's headlining appearance at the Manifesto Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 11th. Kisser will reportedly perform with Di'Anno at the first show of the sing...
November 26, 2001
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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in...
November 16, 2001
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Archive News Oct 12, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has sensationally announced that he would happily work with METALLICA again in the future, despite walking out on the group earlier this year. Newsted cited 'private and personal reasons, and the physical damage I have done to myself over the years while playi...
October 12, 2001
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Archive News Oct 09, 2001

Drummer Roy Mayorga has dismissed as “false” the reports of him rejoining SOULFLY in time for the recording of the group's third full-length CD, which is due in mid-2002 (as posted here last Friday). Directly contradicting statements made by SOULFLY manager Gloria Cavalera last week, Mayorga offer...
October 9, 2001