FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Get Offered KROKUS Tour, Seek New Vocalist

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have been offered a west coast tour with veteran Swiss rockers KROKUS, according to drummer Craig Nielsen. However, seeing as the Arizona-based metallers have yet to find a permanent replacement for frontman Eric A.K., it is unlikely that they will accept the offer. "We actually would like to do [the tour], so ...

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RIOT's MIKE DIMEO: Metal In America Is A Fad

RIOT singer Mike DiMeo recently outlined to Britain's Live 4 Metal the differences between the metal audiences in Europe and the States and the reasons for the group's diminished success on their home turf. "If you're a fan of hard rock music in Europe, you're fan from 13 to 30," DiMeo said. "You don't stop ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE: 27 New Songs And Counting

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE are working on working on no less than 27 tracks for their as-yet-untitled new studio album, due late next year through American Recordings. "I think it's gonna develop naturally," bassist Chad Hanks told Metal Hammer about the concept behind the upcoming CD. "The record is still very much in its embryonic stages, ...

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MUDVAYNE Lens Video For 'Not Falling'

MUDVAYNE have filmed a video for the track "Not Falling", the first single off the band's forthcoming The End Of All Things To Come CD, with director Joel Peissig. It is expected to begin airing later this month. In other news, "Not Falling" will be featured in the upcoming Warner Brothers thriller, Ghost Ship, that ...

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DEVILEECH Change Studio Location For Forthcoming Album

Portuguese extreme metal act DEVILEECH have changed their minds about recording their second album at Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Fredman, because "the band needs a more powerful and distinct sound [than the one offered by said facility]," according to an official Maquiavel Music Entertainment newsletter. At this time, likely candidates for a recording studio for the ...

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STATIC-X's TRIPP EISEN: Why I Left MURDERDOLLS

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen has finally spoken out about his departure from the MURDERDOLLS, the group he formed with SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (who plays guitar in the band), singer Wednesday 13, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves. The following is Tripp's official statement regarding his decision to leave the group: "To all MURDERDOLLS ...

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METALLICA Frontman Records Track For WAYLON JENNINGS Tribute

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has recently completed work on a contribution for the forthcoming Waylon Jennings tribute album, to be released in February of 2003 by RCA Records. The track he chose, titled "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand", comes from Jennings' September 1978 release, I've Always Been Crazy. The ...

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