CESAR SOTO: Why I Left PISSING RAZORS

Former PISSING RAZORS guitarist Cesar Soto has attributed his departure from the group to "personal differences between myself and the current existing members of PR. I felt that my thoughts and opinions were overlooked on many occasions by the existing bandmates and management. I felt the best thing to do was leave the band altogether," ...

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ENTOMBED Select FIRESIDE Guitarist To Produce Next CD

ENTOMBED have selected FIRESIDE guitarist Pelle Gunnerfeldt to produce the group's next studio album, tentatively due in early 2003 through Music For Nations Records. Gunnerfeldt, whose previous production credits include THE HIVES and RANDY, will be accompanying the band into the studio on November 25th to begin recording the follow-up to 2001's self-produced "Morning Star", ...

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ZEBULON Prepare To Record Sophomore Album

Sweden's ZEBULON, who feature in their ranks former members of early '90s death metal act DESULTORY, will commence the recording sessions for their sophomore full-length effort on November 22 at Stockholm's Sunlight Studios with veteran producer Tomas Skogsberg (ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, BACKYARD BABIES). The band are expected to complete the album by the end of this ...

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[S1FT] To Change Name, Return With 'Crushing' New Material

San Francisco Bay Area's [S1FT], who feature in their ranks DEATH ANGEL touring guitarist Ted Aguilar (filling in for D.A.'s Gus Pepa, who is unable to take part in the reunion shows), are in the process of changing their name before returning to the live circuit in early 2003 with a "FUCKING CRUSHING set of ...

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CANDLEMASS To Issue Collection Of Demos, Studio Outtakes

CANDLEMASS will issue a 22-track double album early next year containing demos and studio outtakes spanning the group's entire career. Tentatively titled "The Black Heart Of Candlemass — Leif Edling Demos And Outtakes '83-99", the collection will also include material from mainman Leif Edling's pre-CANDLEMASS project NEMESIS and his short-lived ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA collaboration with ex-YNGWIE ...

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KINGDOM COME: New Album Samples Posted Online

Germany's KINGDOM COME, led by frontman Lenny Wolf, have posted a 13-MB large MP3 file containing clips of all the tracks from their recently-released "Independent" album at this location. "Independent" received a European release on October 14 through new label UlfTone Music (based out of Berlin). No U.S. release date has yet been ...

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Who Will Open For AEROSMITH In December?

Who will be the opening act for AEROSMITH at the group's North American dates in December? According to the band's official web site, it won't be who everyone thinks it will be. "A lot of rumors going around about who the opening act will be in December," states a message on the site. "Some of ...

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