Entertainment Weekly: FRED DURST Needs A Dictionary And A Newspaper

Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly commented on the odd political statement of LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst at last night's Grammy Awards. "Anyone hoping for nourishing political commentary had to chew on the oafish Fred Durst's limp biscuit of half-baked inarticulateness: 'I hope we are in agreeance [sic] that this war should go away as ...

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SATANIC SLAUGHTER Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Swedish "black/death/thrash" metal act SATANIC SLAUGHTER have parted ways with bassist Fillip "Fille" Carlsson and have replaced him with Simon Axenrot, brother of drummer Martin. SATANIC SLAUGHTER have confirmed the following dates during the summer: May 16-18 – Stavenhagen, GER @ Bands Battle 2003 Jul. 25-16 – Volyne, CZ @ Open Hell Festival Aug. 16 ...

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SHADOWCAST To Support CRADLE OF FILTH In Vienna

Austria's SHADOWCAST, the project featuring AMORTIS keyboardist Clemens Mayr, will support CRADLE OF FILTH on April 6 at Planet Music in Vienna. SHADOWCAST have completed the recordings for their sophomore album, "Near Life Experience", and are planning on mixing it in March for an early June release through CCP/SPV Records. ...

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MÖRK GRYNING Begin Work On New Album

Swedish black metallers MÖRK GRYNING have entered Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STUCK MOJO, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) to record their fourth full-length album, due on June 6 through No Fashion Records. According to the group, "The new material is heavier, more progressive and very varied, both lighter and darker and ...

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GOD DETHRONED Cancel Italian, Slovenian Dates

Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED have been forced to cancel their previously announced dates in Italy and Slovenia due to the "lack of professionallity [sic] of others and some bad luck with the flight tickets," according to a statement posted on the band's official web site. "We were looking forward to play these three shows ...

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VANISHING POINT To Resume Recording New CD

Australian progressive metal band VANISHING POINT have taken a break from the recording sessions for their third album and plan to re-enter Palm Studios in Melbourne next month with producer Endel Rivers to complete the effort for a late spring/early summer release. "In January, [drummer] Jack [Lukic], [guitarist] Tom [Vucur] and myself recorded the drums ...

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SINISTER: Mexican/Colombian Gigs Confirmed

Dutch female-fronted death metallers SINISTER have announced the details of their upcoming Mexican and Colombian shows, set to take place next month. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 20 - Morelia, Michoacan, MEX @ Plaza D Tros Mar. 21 - Queretaro, Queretaro, MEX @ TBA Mar. 23 - Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador Mar. ...

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ALCHEMIST: New Song Posted Online

A brand new ALCHEMIST track, titled "Older Than The Ancients", has been posted online at this location. "Older Than The Ancients" comes off the group's forthcoming fifth studio album, "Austral Alien", due in early May through Chatterbox Records in Australia and Relapse Records in the rest of the world. ...

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DORO To Play Special 'Unplugged' Gig In Germany

German metal singer DORO will perform a one-off "unplugged" show accompanied by an orchestra on April 29 at Zeche in Bochum, Germany. Also appearing at the gig, dubbed "Metal Classic Night", will be AXEL RUDI PELL, with additional artists yet to be confirmed. ...

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