THE USED's MCCRACKEN Diagnosed With Pancreas Disease

THE USED vocalist Bert McCracken was rushed to a hospital and treated for intense chest pains, nausea and vomiting after slumping to the ground during "On My Own", the first and only song the band played for a radio station concert in Cincinnati on May 27. He was later diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, a severe ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Film Video For 'Mannequin'

CRADLE OF FILTH's U.S. record label, Red Ink/Epic Records, has commissioned a new conceptual video for the group's new album, "Damnation and a Day", this time for the sinister, romantic track "Mannequin". The clip, which will be helmed by celebrated video director Thomas Mignone (MUDVAYNE, SLIPKNOT, TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, etc.), begins shooting on ...

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METALLICA To Offer Free Digital Downloads

METALLICA have partnered with Seattle DSL Online provider Speakeasy and developed Metallicavault.com, a web site that will contain hours of downloadable live recordings, demos and B-sides for free. Unlike many bands that offer free concert footage, song lyrics and music samples, Metallicavault.com's content will only be made available to those who purchase the band's upcoming ...

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PARAGON Finalize Track Listing For 'The Dark Legacy'

German melodic metallers PARAGON have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Dark Legacy", due on July 28 through Remedy Records (distributed by Zomba). The follow-up to last year's critically-acclaimed "Law Of The Blade" CD will contain the following cuts: 01. The Legacy 02. Mirror Of Fate 03. Breaking Glass 04. Black Hole ...

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BÖHSE ONKELZ: We Are Not Nazi Sympathizers

BÖHSE ONKELZ, the popular German punk band once outlawed for their allegedly hate-filled, neo-Nazi lyrics, have issued a statement renouncing any connection between them and any neo-Nazi organizations or ideas. The band — whose name is a deliberate German misspelling of "Evil Uncles" — are scheduled to open for the ROLLING STONES on Aug. 8 ...

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LIFE AFTER DEATH To Perform At California Wedding

LIFE AFTER DEATH, the Los Angeles-based band featuring ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo and guitarist Phil Sandoval, will be performing three songs at the wedding of L.A.D. bassist Ray Burke on Saturday, June 7. The group, who recently reunited after a lengthy hiatus, are said to be working on a new CD for an as-yet-undetermined label. ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE: The Video Interview

A 12-minute video interview with TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman Peter Steele and drummer Johnny Kelly (courtesy of Metal Online) has been posted at this location. In other news, TYPE O NEGATIVE have revised the track listing for their upcoming CD, "Life Is Killing Me", due on June 17 through Roadrunner Records. The revised ...

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SLAYER Begin Work On New Album

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo was set to meet with fellow bandmembers Jeff Hannemann and Kerry King Monday (June 2) to begin putting material together for a new SLAYER album, tentatively due in early 2004, according to www.dave-lombardo.com. Both King and Hannemann are said to have penned new music for the upcoming CD, the ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Produce Themselves On Upcoming CD

Despite published reports suggesting that MACHINE HEAD would work with British producer Russ Russell on their new, as-yet-untitled album, the band are believed to be contemplating tackling the production duties themselves when they begin recording in the San Francisco Bay Area later this month. The follow-up to 2001's "Supercharger" will be mixed by Colin Richardson, ...

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