VIRGIN STEELE Record Long Island Performance For Upcoming DVD

VIRGIN STEELE's "very special" concert at The Downtown in Farmingdale, Long Island on Saturday, Dec. 21 was recorded for an upcoming live CD/DVD, due in late 2003. The group's set list for the three-hour (!) performance was as follows: 01. Invictus 02. Life Among The Ruins 03. Voice As Weapon 04. Conjuration Of The Watcher ...

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ENDO Decide On Album Title (Again)

Miami, Florida's ENDO have finally settled upon "Songs For The Restless" as the title for their sophomore effort, tentatively due in March through DV8/Columbia Records. "We have an art concept and ideas that fit the title perfectly," the band explained. "We mulled through a few titles that might have suggested the same idea, but none ...

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EIDOLON Hard At Work On New Material

Toronto's EIDOLON have set "Apostles Of Defiance" as the title for their next studio album, which is currently being recorded for a tentative September 2003 release through Metal Blade/Skyscraper Music Records. According to drummer Shawn Drover, "we are taking our time with this record to make sure that this is the ultimate heavy metal statement ...

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AMEN Lose Bassist

Bassist John "Tumor" Fahnestock has left AMEN. The following is Tumor's statement regarding his departure from the group: "I am honored to have been a part of such a legendary, groundbreaking band for over the past three years. I wish [AMEN frontman] Casey Chaos all the best and I am honored to have shared the ...

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NASTY SAVAGE To Issue Collection Of Early Demos, New Tracks

Reunited Florida metallers NASTY SAVAGE will issue a six-song EP containing early demo tracks and newly-recorded compositions on Feb. 18, 2003 through Crook'd Records. "Wage Of Mayhem" will contain the four tracks from the group's 1983 demo of the same name, plus two brand new tracks, recorded in 2002. Two of the four original demos ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'New VOIVOD Is Best Album I've Ever Been Part Of'

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jasonic) has posted the following message via the Chophouse Records web site: "Howdy Friends - OK - WHEW!! We have been super busy...the whirlwind has begun. Since I last posted here in the last week of November, tons of great things have transpired. I'll bring you ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist 'Safe And Sound' Despite Assault Rumors

Contrary to a widespread Internet rumor suggesting that SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray (#2) was brutally attacked by a distraught fan and stabbed six times in the chest area Friday night (Dec. 20), Gray is "safe and sound" at home in Des Moines, Iowa preparing to begin the songwriting process for the group's next album, due ...

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