FEAR FACTORY Confirm New Record Deal, Bassist

FEAR FACTORY have officially signed a new record deal with D3 Entertainment in the U.S. (as first predicted here back in July) and Roadrunner Records in Europe. The group's new album, titled "Archetype", is currently being recorded at Rumbo Recorders in Los Angeles with engineer Ken Marshall (SKINNY PUPPY). An April 2004 release ...

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Report: Heavy Metal Subgenres Broken Down

Lisa Rose of New Jersey's The Star-Ledger attempts in Friday's online edition to put her finger on the array of subgenres within the heavy metal music spectrum in advance of this weekend's New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest, which kicks off today at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex. Check out her attempt at

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JERRY CANTRELL To Play Acoustic Gig In Los Angeles

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will be performing an acoustic set at Molly Malone's in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, November 16. Also appearing on the bill will be BANISH. Molly Malone's is located at 575 South Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. For more information, click here. ...

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FU MANCHU: New Three-Song CD To Surface In December

FU MANCHU singer/guitarist Scott Hill has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "We just finished the artwork for the upcoming 3-song 'Something Beyond' record [containing the new songs 'So Far Behind' and 'Something Beyond', plus the BLACK FLAG cover 'Six Pack'].. It should be out in December. Release date soon. It ...

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RUDY SARZO In Talks To Rejoin ANGEL

Bassist Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE) has been speaking with the group ANGEL and is likely to rejoin the band after some twenty-three years of absence, according to Melodic Rock. Sarzo was a member of ANGEL prior to being in both QUIET RIOT and OZZY OSBOURNE. It appears that QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie ...

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BULLETBOYS Cancel Tour

BULLETBOYS have issued the following "critical release" via their official web site: "There's been a bad cut in the current BULLETBOYS tour with L.A. GUNS. "This happened on the bus that was transporting the band, along with BLACK N' BLUE, to their show in Detroit. "The bus driver, hired by tour bus company Coast to ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have signed an American/European deal with Sanctuary Records. The following is Sixx's latest posting to the "Diary" section of BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION's official web ...

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ARCH ENEMY's MIKE AMOTT: 'I Am The Biggest Bitch Of All'

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following message on the band's web site: "Hey ya'll..we're in Texas! And it's fuckin' awesome! The show last night in Houston was really great as we got to play 2 more songs (due to a situation with HATEBREED)...so it was 8 songs instead of the usual 6 ...

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THE BURDEN BROTHERS To Release Debut CD

THE BURDEN BROTHERS, the Dallas-based band featuring guitarist/vocalist Vaden Todd Lewis (THE TOADIES), bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS), drummer Taz Bentley (REVEREND HORTON HEAT, LOADED, TENDERLOIN, IZZY STRADLIN), and guitarists Corey Rozzoni (CLUMSY, HAPPINESS FACTOR) and Casey Hess (DOOSU), will be issuing their debut CD, "Buried In Your Black Heart", on Tuesday, November 18 ...

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