SKINLAB's ESQUIVEL To Collaborate With Ex-PUSHED Singer

SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hey what's up everyone. I wanted to give you the low down on DEF IGNITION. I entered the recording stages of the project. As of last week, I started collaborating with production team Marc Pattison and Luke Shedd of Bay ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Jams With DEEP PURPLE

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser joined DEEP PURPLE onstage at their gig in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on Sunday, September 21 for a rendition of the hard rock classic "Smoke On The Water". Check out the pictures at this location. SEPULTURA, DEEP PURPLE and THE HELLACOPTERS teamed up earlier this month for four Brazilians shows ...

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LIFE OF AGONY To Record New Studio Album

Reunited New York metallers LIFE OF AGONY have announced their plans to record a new studio album, tentatively due in late 2004. Speaking to HitThePit.com, drummer Sal Abruscato said, "I foresee the new material being like 'This Time' times ten. A bit more aggressive, and written better at the same time… More appealing ...

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THE GATHERING To Release Live EP In January

Holland's THE GATHERING will perform at the fifth anniversary of the 013 club in Tilburg, the Netherlands on November 16. Tickets for the show, which will most likely turn out to be the group's only Dutch gig for the remainder of the year, will cost five euros. For more information, visit www.013web.nl. THE ...

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SOULFLY Frontman And Manager Are 'Very Loving People': New Bassist

Bobby Burns (PRIMER 55, BEAUTIFUL) has confirmed via on online posting that he is currently rehearsing with SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera as the group's temporary bassist following the sudden departure of Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. The revamped band, who are completed by guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO) and drummer ...

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KORN Set Release Date For 'Take A Look In The Mirror'

KORN have set a November 18 release date through Epic Records for their sixth album, "Take a Look in the Mirror". The album's first single, "Right Now", is due to hit U.S. radio outlets in early October. The self-produced CD is the follow-up to the Grammy-winning 2002 album "Untouchables", which debuted at No. 2 on ...

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FOREFATHER Sign With KARMAGEDDON MEDIA

England's FOREFATHER have signed a worldwide deal with Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). The group are currently recording their fourth album, "Ours Is The Kingdom", for an early 2004 release. The FOREFATHER project was born in September 1997 in Surrey, England by founding members and brothers Athelstan (guitar, bass & keyboard) and Wulfstan (guitar, ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Singer Sued by Security Company

LIMP BIZKIT singer Fred Durst has been sued by the St. Paul-based security company that employed a guard who Durst allegedly kicked in the head during a 1999 concert here, according to the Associated Press. Azzone Security-Investigation Agency Inc., or ASIA, filed the lawsuit Monday in Ramsey County. The lawsuit names as defendants Durst, his ...

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STATIC-X: 'The Only' Video Posted Online

STATIC-X's video for the track "The Only" is available for viewing at this location. "The Only" comes off the group's forthcoming third full-length album, titled "Shadow Zone", due on October 7 through Warner Bros. Records. Photos from the video shoot, which took place earlier this month at GMT Studios in Culver City, California, ...

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