'Wacken Metal Overdrive' To Be Released On DVD

On July 28, SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing a special DVD, entitled "Wacken Metal Overdrive", featuring interviews and live footage of various artists performing at the annual Wacken Open Air Festival, widely considered to be the biggest and best "pure metal" festival in the world. The complete track listing for "Wacken Metal Overdrive" (view cover

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MORBID ANGEL/NOCTURNUS Guitar To Be Auctioned Off

Former NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery is currently auctioning off via eBay a guitar owned and used by both Mike Davis of NOCTURNUS and Trey Azagthoth of MORBID ANGEL. Says Emo: "[The guitar] was used by Mike on the first two NOCTURNUS albums ('The Key' and 'Thresholds') and all three NOCTURNUS tours. After the first demise ...

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MORGION Sign With DARK SYMPHONIES RECORDS

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have inked a deal with Dark Symphonies Records. The group will enter the studio on July 18 with producer Mathias Schneeberger to begin recording their third full-length album, "Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth", for a tentative early 2004 release. "Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth" will mark the band's debut release ...

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Rock Hipsters Discover Work Clothes

Leslie Earnest of the Los Angeles Times reports that in one of fashion's weirder pairings, punk rockers and skateboarders have for years stocked their closets with Dickies apparel, a brand of work clothes with deep blue-collar roots. Now, with rock groups such as LIMP BIZKIT, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and ALIEN ANT FARM wearing Dickies, ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: 'I Am And Always Will Be MEGADETH'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Dave Mustaine has broken his silence regarding the group's breakup and his plans for a solo project, saying that "the music that I'm writing right now is as good as anything I've ever written." In a lengthy interview with Guitar World magazine published in the August 2003 issue, Mustaine addresses the reasons ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE: Second-Guessing Creative Instincts

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have apparently encountered some resistance from their record company, American Recordings, with regards to their plans to head back into the studio to record their next studio album. According to a posting on the band's official web site by bassist Chad Hanks, AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have thus far "written, recorded, re-written, re-recorded, ...

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DEVILDRIVER Going 'Straight To Hell'

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have set "Straight To Hell" as the title for their much-anticipated debut album, due this fall through Roadrunner Records. The band, whose sound is being described as "much heavier" than that of COAL CHAMBER and featuring "more technical" musicianship than ...

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