SLIPKNOT Frontman Celebrating 10 Months Of Sobriety

As of yesterday (July 13), SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has been sober for 10 months. "I quit drinking in the middle of recording because I had a real problem," Taylor told the New York Daily News. "I was drinking a bottle-and-a-half of whisky every night, sometimes more, waking up the next day and regretting it, ...

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AKRIVAL Complete Work On Debut Album

German black metallers AKRIVAL have completed work on their debut album, "Enigmas Of The Contradictory Nature", tentatively due in August. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Gruesome Halberd (5:46) (rough-mix mp3 clip) 02. Shrine (4:42) 03. Malice - Triumph of Being (5:09) 04. The Shadows (4:17) 05. Resuscitation ...

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ARCH NEMESIS Announce New Record Deal, Lineup Changes

Norwegian metallers ARCH NEMESIS have posted the following update on their official web site: "Alright folks, it's about fu***ng time we updated this site and told you what's going on. First off, [guitarist] Motvind [a.k.a. Kenneth Hansen] has decided to leave the band to concentrate fully on his job as axe-man in the mighty DIMENSION ...

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Guitarist JOE STUMP Signs With LION MUSIC

Guitar shredder Joe Stump has just signed a deal with Lion Music for his new solo record, "Speed Metal Messiah". A September release is expected. In addition, Joe will be releasing two more instructional DVDs in the upcoming months. "Neo-Classical Guitar 1", which has already been shot and is being edited now, will feature some ...

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RAGE Mascot To Be Displayed At Museum Of Rock And Pop History

The "Soundchaser" creature, which has featured as a mascot on numerous RAGE album sleeves since 1988, will be shown at the first and only museum of rock and pop history in Europe, which is scheduled to open next Tuesday in Gronau, Germany. The mascot will represent the German power metal band in the museum's "Metal" ...

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FEAR THE FUTURE Begin Recording Debut Album

Swedish black/death metallers FEAR THE FUTURE have entered Sunlight Studios with producer Tomas Skogsberg (ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER) to begin recording their debut album, "The Bloody Beginning", tentatively due before the end of the year through New Aeon Media, a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). A total of 12 tracks are expected to surface ...

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TOMMY LEE Autobiography Due In October

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's long-awaited autobiography, "Tommyland", is scheduled for release on October 19 through Atria Books, the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster. As previously reported, the 320-page book, which was originally rumored to have been titled "Ragz to Riches" (and later "Misunderstood" and "An Illustrated Man"), will contain many details not ...

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