Former ILL NINO Guitarist To Record With SOULFLY

Former ILL NINO and current CORETEZ guitarist Marc Rizzo has confirmed that he will be the featured second guitarist on the next SOULFLY album, tentatively due in the summer 2004 through Roadrunner Records. Rizzo completed three gigs with the group last week as the replacement for Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT), who — along with drummer Roy ...

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EXCITER Completing Work On 'Greatest Hits' Compilation

Canadian thrash pioneers EXCITER have entered the studio next month to re-record 16 of their "best" songs for an upcoming "Best Of" album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Osmose Productions. The group, who were recently rejoined by frontman Jacques Belanger, are re-recording material from the following albums: "Heavy Metal Maniac", "Violence and Force", "Long ...

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Update: GREAT WHITE Drummer Hurt In Car Crash

Timothy C. Barmann of The Providence Journal reports that GREAT WHITE drummer Derrick Pontier was involved in a head-on collision Saturday near Allentown, Pa., a few hours before the band was to perform in a charity concert there to benefit victims of The Station nightclub fire. Pontier, 36, of Huntington Beach, Calif., was driving in ...

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METALLICA's 'Frantic' Debuts At No. 16 On U.K. Singles Chart

The second single off METALLICA's "St. Anger" CD, "Frantic", has entered the U.K. singles chart at No. 16. Meanwhile, EVANESCENCE's "Going Under", the follow-up to the smash hit "Bring Me To Life", has come in at No. 8. NICKELBACK have entered the albums chart at No.5 with "The Long Road", while LIMP BIZKIT's long-awaited comeback, ...

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THE DUSKFALL Complete Work On Sophomore Album

Luleå, Sweden-based metallers THE DUSKFALL have completed work on their sophomore CD, "Source", tentatively due in November through Greece's Black Lotus Records. "The recordings resulted in 9 tracks and the bandmembers are more than pleased with this beast," reads a post on the group's web site. The album was recorded at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, ...

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KATAKLYSM Cancel Remainder Of North American Tour

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have announced that they have cancelled the remainder of their North American tour. The affected shows include those in Philadelphia, New York, Providence, Springfield and Quebec City. "The band has decided to return home a little earlier so they can use the extra time to work on their pre-production for their ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Fan Favorite To Become 'Welsh Hero'

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell has shot up the list of candidates to be named greatest Welsh hero following an Internet campaign by fans of the band, the BBC reports. Campbell, originally from Pontypridd, is now fifth in the list of nominees on the Welsh Heroes web site after the official MOTÖRHEAD site put a link ...

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