MARCOS CURIEL: I Was Fired From P.O.D.

Ex-P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel has lashed out at his former bandmates, claiming that he was fired from the band last week because he has other projects and because of differences in religious philosophies. "I was hoping I could do what Maynard [Keenan] does," Curiel told MTV.com. "He's in TOOL and A PERFECT CIRCLE. That's obviously ...

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MACHINE HEAD: In A 'Cover' Mood

MACHINE HEAD have announced plans to record three cover songs as selected by the members of the group's official forum at www.machinehead1.com. According to MH mainman Robert Flynn, "We have decided that we are going to record three cover songs of [the forum members'] choice, and then post them on 'The MH1 Board', ...

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THRESHOLD To Record Live CD/DVD

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD will be recording a live DVD and double album in Holland on June 6. The concert will take place at De Boerderij in Zoetermeer, where THRESHOLD last performed in 2001 during the Hypothetical tour. Tentatively titled "Critical Energy", the CD/DVD will feature songs from every THRESHOLD album as well as an ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Live Show To Be Broadcast

A HELLACOPTERS live show recorded last Nov. 7 at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm, Sweden will be broadcast via Swedish national radio P3 on March 6 at 9:00 p.m. THE HELLACOPTERS feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals. ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer Checks In

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker has posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, tentatively titled "Self Destructive Pattern" (formerly "Violent Mood Swings"): "It has been a while since I've posted, but things have been pretty quiet. We have been busy mixing and rehearsing...we want to hit the ...

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MOTOGRATER Added To OZZFEST 2003!

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have been added to the list of artists performing on the second stage at this year's Ozzfest, according to www.sickness1.com. MOTOGRATER are currently mixing their debut album with producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles for a June release through ...

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