SOILENT GREEN Drummer Joins JONES'S LOUNGE

New Orleans-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), have begun rehearsing with SOILENT GREEN drummer Tommy Buckley. However, "this is not an indication that Tommy is leaving SOILENT GREEN," stated Thomas. "It's merely a situation that presented itself. Tommy and I have been ...

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ORGY To Issue Special EP To Accompany DVD

ORGY are reportedly planning on releasing a special EP to go along with the group's long-awaited DVD in early 2003. In the meantime, the band continue to write and record new music for their much-anticipated third CD. At this time, no release date has been set for the effort. In other news, ORGY drummer Bobby ...

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MY RUIN's TAIRRIE B: 'Major Labels Are Afraid Of Us'

MY RUIN frontwoman Tairrie B has posted a message via the group's official web site describing the inspiration behind the band's forthcoming album, tentatively due in early 2003. The statement reads as follows: "Over the past couple of years, we have experienced so many things that we feel needed to be addressed with our next ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: Our New Stuff Sounds Like MESHUGGAH!!

In what appears to have been intended as a joke, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and drummer Lars Ulrich have compared some of the group's newest compositions to those of MESHUGGAH, HATEBREED and ENTOMBED. The following are the duo's most recent postings to the "Jump In The Studio" section of the band's official web site: Kirk ...

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GRAND MAGUS Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, have finished writing the material for their sophomore album, due in early 2003 through Rise Above Records. "All songs are done and arranged and we think you're all in for a treat," reads the band's official statement. "There's no doubt in our minds that this ...

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HIRAX Announce September Gigs

Reunited Los Angeles metallers HIRAX have lined up the following live appearances during September: Sep. 06 – Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre Sep. 07 – Berkeley, CA @ Gilman Street Sep. 20 – Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza and Pub Sep. 21 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar ...

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Former STRYPER Bassist Issues Call For Band Reunion

Ex-STRYPER bassist Tim Gaines wants nothing more than to reunite with his former bandmates. "I miss being together with the [rest of the STRYPER] guys," the bassist admitted on his official web site. "I think what I miss the most about being a part of STRYPER was how God's presence was always there. I miss ...

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LITHIUM Ink Record Deal, Prepare To Release Debut

Sweden's LITHIUM, featuring former TIAMAT bassist Johnny Hagel, have inked a deal with MNW/No Fashion Records and will issue their debut album, entitled Cold, on October 28th. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Anti Anthem 02. Isolation 03. Cold 04. Hidden Walls 05. Ugly Friend 06. Insect 07. Never Be ...

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