STEREOMUD Finish Recording Sophomore CD

STEREOMUD have finished the recording process for their sophomore effort at a Los Angeles studio with producer John Travis (i.e. KID ROCK, BUCKCHERRY) and are currently at home taking a break before starting to mix the album for a late 2002 release through Loud/Columbia Records. Among the cuts set to appear on the as-yet-untitled effort ...

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ANDREW W.K.: SHARON OSBOURNE Is "Monolith Of Strength"

ANDREW W.K. recently commented on what it has been like on Ozzfest this year knowing that the tour's mastermind, Sharon Osbourne, is battling cancer. "Well I know everybody was freaked out about that. It was... I'm blown away by... She was running this thing from the hospital at times. I think everybody's really pulled together ...

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THEORY OF RUIN To Issue Debut In September

San Francisco Bay Area's THEORY OF RUIN, featuring former NAILBOMB/FUDGE TUNNEL frontman Alex Newport, have pushed back the release date of their full-length debut, entitled Counter-Culture Nosebleed, to September 17th through Escape Artist Records. However, for those who just can't wait, they will be available in advance from the Escape Artist web site ...

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AETERNUS Explain PARTY SAN OPEN Festival Non-Appearance

Norway's AETERNUS issued an official statement explaining the cancellation of their appearance at the Party San Open festival, which is scheduled to take place in Bad Berka, Germany on August 8-10. "Well, AETERNUS has been cancelled from the Party-San Festival," frontman Ares wrote. "I am sorry, but it's a damn fact. The reason is basically ...

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40 GRIT Push Back Album Release Date

San Francisco Bay Area's 40 GRIT have pushed back the release date of their sophomore CD, entitled Nothing to Remember, to January 2003 through Metal Blade Records. Among the song titles that are set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following: 01. No Giving In 02. Only Human 03. Pieces 04. Nothing To ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Commence Work On New Material

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE bassist Chad Hanks posted the following update on the songwriting sessions for the group's sophomore CD, due in early 2003 through American Recordings: "Back in Minneapolis... [Vocalist] Martin [Cock] and myself have been working/vacationing (it's a hard balance) in Iowa at Paul from [SLIPKNOT's] house for the past 10 or so days...basically ...

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CANDLEMASS Line Up Helsinki Date

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—are scheduled to perform at the Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland on August 28th. Also set to appear at the gig are LOST IN TEARS and GODSPLAGUE. ...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING Announce New Guitarist

Long Island death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING have replaced longtime guitarist Guy Marchais with Frank Buffalino. "Frank's talent and dedication is welcome in the band and he has already contributed to the writing of [the upcoming album Hatefuel," reads the group's official statement on the line-up change. As previously reported, INTERNAL BLEEDING will begin recording Hatefuel ...

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