SLITHERYN Get DOPED Up

Chicago quintet SLITHERYN, whose debut four-track EP was produced by SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, will enter the studio next month with DOPE frontman Edsel Dope at the helm. SLITHERYN reportedly intend to combine the tracks from the new sessions with the ones from the Taylor-produced EP to make up their debut album, due in the spring. ...

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EUROPE To Issue CD+DVD Box Set Next Year

'80s hard rockers EUROPE will release a joint CD & DVD box next year containing the group's biggest hits as well as demos, live recordings and previously-unreleased material, frontman Joey Tempest told Sweden's biggest daily newspaper Aftonbladet. The band — Tempest, John Norum (guitar), Kee Marcello (guitar), Ian Haugland (drums), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), ...

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SEPULTURA To Record New Album In Rio De Janeiro

SEPULTURA will travel to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on Jan. 9, 2003 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled new album with producer Steve Evetts (SNAPCASE, EARTH CRISIS). The follow-up to last year's "Nation" will be tracked and mixed at AR Studios over a period of 4-6 weeks, and is tentatively scheduled to surface in late spring/early ...

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MEGADETH DVD Certified Gold

MEGADETH's "Rude Awakening" DVD has been certified gold by the International Recording Media Association (IRMA) for sales of more than 25,000 copies in the U.S. Commented ex-MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson: "I want to thank all of you who helped make the live MEGADETH DVD for 'Rude Awakening' such a huge success, as it has been ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVE TYLER Remembers RUN-DMC's JAM MASTER JAY

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler remembered the life of RUN-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay in "The Best of 2002" edition of Entertainment Weekly magazine. Tyler wrote, "AEROSMITH toured with RUN-DMC this past summer, and Jay and I became really close. Our encore was always 'Walk This Way', and we'd bring out RUN-DMC, and the place would ...

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THE CROWN Line Up Finnish Dates

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN, recently rejoined by original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have announced the following Finnish dates in January: Jan. 22 - Tavastia – Helsinki, FIN Jan. 23 - Lutakko - Jyväskylä, FIN Jan. 24 - Pakkahuone - Tampere, FIN Jan. 25 - Säätämö – Turku, FIN Support at all dates will come from SACRAMENT ...

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FEAR FACTORY Frontman Completes Work On 'Solo' Demo

THE WATCHERS, the new project featuring FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell and longtime FEAR FACTORY collaborator/keyboardist John Bechdel, have completed work on a six-song demo, titled "Iconoclast". The tracks featured on the CD are as follows: 01. Evading 02. Moonshine 03. Residual Presence 04. On The River 05. Hypnotized (FLEETWOOD MAC cover) 06. Quintessence ...

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