USURPER Rejoined By Original Drummer

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have been rejoined by original drummer Apocalyptic Warlord. Joe "Apocalyptic" Warlord helped form the band in 1993 along with Rick S. Scythe (guitar) and General Diabolical Slaughter (vocals). Warlord had to leave in 1996 when he couldn't commit to touring, but now things are worked out in his life where he ...

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BURDEN OF GRIEF Complete Work On Third Album

German death/thrash metal act BURDEN OF GRIEF have finished recording their third full-length album, "Fields Of Salvation", and will be heading to Jailhouse Studios in Denmark shortly to being mixing the effort with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, HATESPHERE). The follow-up to 2001's "On Darker Trails" will contain nine tracks. A late 2003 release ...

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POISON'S Stage And Gear Destroyed By Fire

Hard rock band POISON lost their stage, sound system, several instruments and multiple other items after one of their transport trucks caught fire Sunday morning (August 31) en route to the band's gig in Clarkston, Michigan. "At approximately 3:00 a.m. CST one of POISON's transport trucks was disabled due to a fire beginning at the ...

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QUIET RIOT Bassist Signs on for ULEAD Product Campaign

QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE) has signed a deal with Ulead Systems, Inc., a leading developer of image editing, video editing, 3D animation and DVD authoring software, to promote the upcoming version of Ulead's professional DVD authoring software. With its launch in 2002, DVD Workshop was unique in the market as the ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Singer Addresses Social Issues With 'Bringer Of Blood'

September 23 will see the release of SIX FEET UNDER's most ambitious release to date, the ferocious "Bringer Of Blood" (through Metal Blade Records). The disc, rampant with an infectious blend of jackhammer grooves and pure aggressive immensity, fuses the band's attraction to dark fantasy as well as significant social commentary. Vocalist Chris Barnes expresses ...

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SLAPSHOT: New CD To Be Released In September

SLAPSHOT's long-awaited new album, "Digital Warfare", will be released in Europe on September 15 through I Scream Records. U.S. fans will be able to get the record through I Scream's American licensing partner Bridge 9 Records. SLAPSHOT's Oi side project STARS & STRIPES have also completed work on a new album and will be releasing ...

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AMY LEE Says EVANESCENCE's Music Is 'Something Completely New'

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee recently spoke to Tacoma's The News Tribune about the overhelming media attention that is helping her band become the first hard-rock act in recent memory to produce a female frontperson who generates anything resembling the kind of star power and charisma of icons such as Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, or more ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Publish Collection Of Short Stories

ROB ZOMBIE will publish a book titled "Rob Zombie Presents: Monsters, Maniacs and Madmen" in summer 2004 through HarperEntertainment, a division of HarperCollins Publishers. Described as "a collection of creepy and edgy short stories from the authors who inspire him, such as Poe, Dickens, Stoker and more", the book will include an introduction by Zombie ...

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