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PSYCHOTIC WALTZ Albums To Be Reissued

Metal Blade Records (Europe) will re-release the long-out-of-print albums by acclaimed progressive metal outfit PSYCHOTIC WALTZ. All four albums will be released in two box-sets featuring a wealth of bonus material. The first box-set will include the albums "A Social Grace" and "Mosquito" and will b...
January 27, 2004
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KELLY KEELING Issues Update

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Howdy folks! It's been a while since I updated. I've been so busy on the road with various projects and social gatherings. "I did a show with DOKKEN a...
January 20, 2004
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VILE Confirm Lineup For Upcoming Tour

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have announced that the group's lineup for their upcoming North American tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY and EXHUMED will include original members Colin Davis (guitar) and Matt Faivre (bass) as well as ORIGIN vocalist James Lee, Denmark's Reno Kiilerich (...
January 5, 2004
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SLIPKNOT Confirmed For Portugal's ROCK IN RIO – LISBON Festival

SLIPKNOT have been confirmed to appear at Portugal's Rock In Rio - Lisbon festival on June 4, 2004, according to the event's official web site. The fourth staging of what is considered to be the biggest music festival in the world will be held over a five-day period in late May/early June (May ...
December 23, 2003
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CLUTCH, NEBULA, MASTODON To Tour Together

CLUTCH will be teaming up with NEBULA and MASTODON for a U.S. tour beginning in late January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 20 - 123 Pleasant Street - Morgantown, WV Jan. 21 - Stella Blue - Asheville, NC Jan. 22 - 40 Watt Club - Athens, GA Jan. 23 - Beta Bar - Tallahassee, ...
December 19, 2003
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DIMEBAG DARRELL In-Store Appearances: Photos Available

Former PANTERA/current DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell made two in-store appearances at Sam Ash locations in Edison, NJ and Carle Place (Long Island),NY over the weekend. Check out the pictures here. Dimebag's appearances at Sam Ash were sponsored by Dunlop, the maker of the world famous Cry-B...
December 17, 2003
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ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Wa...
December 2, 2003
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Former PANTERA Guitarist To Appear At SAM ASH MUSIC

Former PANTERA/current DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell will be holding an autograph signing exclusively at two Sam Ash Music locations. The details are as follows: Friday, December 12 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sam Ash in Edison, NJ 1831 Rt. 27 Saturday, December 13 – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sam A...
November 13, 2003
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IRON MAIDEN Producer Defends 'Dance Of Death' Sound

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who has worked with the group on their last two studio releases as well as the live album "Rock In Rio", has taken the unusual step of publicly defending the production on MAIDEN's latest CD, "Dance Of Death", calling it a perfect replica of the band's live sound....
November 8, 2003
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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS To Release New Solo Album

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has posted the following message on his web site: "Hello everyone. It's my birthday today and it's a great day to announce lots of big JR news. "As a lot of you know, on November the 11th, DREAM THEATER's 'Train of Thought' is coming out. The tour will begin i...
November 5, 2003
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Former GUNS N' ROSES, BUCKCHERRY Members To Jam With CAMP FREDDY At Hollywood Gig

VELVET REVOLVER members Slash and Duff McKagan (both formerly of GUNS N' ROSES),along with THE SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones and ex-BUCKCHERRY frontman Joshua Todd are among the special guests that are tentatively scheduled to appear with CAMP FREDDY at the "Vanity Fair In Concert" charity even...
November 4, 2003
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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Talks About Revisiting 'Operation: Mindcrime' Album

In an interview with Electricbasement.com, QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate talked about revisiting the acclaimed 1988 album "Operation: Mindcrime", which dealt with political schemes. "I would especially love to work again with that album, but I think we would do it quite a bit differently this time...
November 4, 2003
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DESTRUCTION Frontman Slams European Record Stores For Ripping Off Fans

DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer has issued a statement slamming record stores in Europe who have chosen to sell their recently released limited-edition double-CD version of their latest CD, "Metal Discharge", for a much higher price than originally intended. Says Schmier, "Thi...
October 11, 2003
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PUNKVOTER: Musicians Take Anti-BUSH Message Directly To The Fans

Billy Gould (ex-FAITH NO MORE),Jello Biafra (ex-DEAD KENNEDYS),Fat Mike (NOFX),Billy Joe Armstrong (GREEN DAY),THE OFFSPRING, BAD RELIGION and FOO FIGHTERS are among the musicians that have come together to form Punkvoter, a coalition to educate, register and mobilize over 500,000 progressive vo...
September 30, 2003
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Report: 'Underground' Heavy Metal Is Alive And Well In Iran

Scott Peterson of The Christian Science Monitor reports that in East and West, the language of rock 'n' roll is one of rebellion and pushing the limits. And in the Islamic Republic of Iran, musicians like guitarist Nurick Misikian and bassist Babak Riahipour are creating a parallel reality that coul...
September 30, 2003