PANTERA's DIMEBAG DARRELL Makes Guest Appearance On New ANTHRAX CD

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell makes a return guest appearance on the forthcomingANTHRAX CD, We've Come For You All, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has revealed via his latest posting on the group's official web site. "The almighty Dimebag is back and playing on two songs: 'Cadillac Rock Box' & 'Strap It On' (that's our ode to ...

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BIOHAZARD Set Title For Forthcoming CD

BIOHAZARD have set Never Forgive, Never Forget as the tentative title of their forthcoming CD, which is currently being recorded for an October release through Sanctuary Records. In other news, BIOHAZARD began filming a DVD while on tour in Europe over the summer. If all goes well, the finished product will surface in the stores ...

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EXHORDER Frontman, DOWN/C.O.C. Drummer Join Forces In JONES'S LOUNGE

JONES'S LOUNGE is the name of a brand new studio project that includes in its ranks Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jimmy Bower (DOWN, C.O.C., SUPERJOINT RITUAL, EYEHATEGOD) and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS). An 11-song album was recently produced by former UGLY KID JOE guitarist Dave Fortman at Fortman's Balance ...

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CARMINE APPICE Speaks Out On "THE OSBOURNES" And Friendship With OZZY

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER drummer Carmine Appice still considers Ozzy his friend despite the fact that Sharon Osbourne fired him from the group under acrimonious circumstances back in 1984 (which eventually led to Appice suing the couple). In an interview with Electribasement.com's David L. Wilson, Carmine stated that "When I first saw [The Osbournes], I ...

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Former THE OBSESSED Frontman Joins PLACE OF SKULLS

Former SPIRIT CARAVAN/ST. VITUS/THE OBSESSED guitarist/vocalist Wino has joined PLACE OF SKULLS as the group's second guitarist. According to Wino, "due to professional and personal reasons, I disbanded SPIRIT CARAVAN in May. I have decided to now team up with my long-time friend Victor Griffin, and join his current band PLACE OF SKULLS. A heavy, ...

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KISS To Issue "The Very Best Of..." In August

KISS will be issuing a "greatest hits"-style compilation CD, entitled The Very Best Of KISS, via Mercury/UTV Records on August 27th. The album, which "collects the original versions of all of their biggest hits on one 21-track album," will contain the following track listing: 01. Strutter (original version from Kiss, 1974) 02. Deuce (from Kiss, ...

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ARTISAN Commence Work On Debut EP

ARTISAN, featuring ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist and Metal Maniacs contributor Perry Grayson, are currently recording their debut EP with engineer Vince Levalois (guitarist/vocalist of PROTOTYPE). They took a short break from tracking to play a gig opening for ARCH ENEMY, NILE, HATE ETERNAL and ORIGIN at the Key Club in Hollywood, California on July 17th. Next ...

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AGONY Ink Deal With SUM RECORDS

Colombia's AGONY have signed a South American record deal with Sum Records. The group's new album, entitled Reborn, will be out in the group's home country in August, with the rest of the continent to receive the CD by the end of the year. ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Among Judges For 2002 SHORTLIST MUSIC PRIZE

METALLICA's Lars Ulrich is among the judges for the 2002 Shortlist Music Prize, which spotlights lesser-known acts for their artistic merit, according to Launch. Others musicians accepting the role as so-called "listmakers" for the second annual Shortlist include BLUR's Damon Albarn, BECK, THE NEPTUNES, and THE STROKES' Albert Hammond Jr. Through the summer and fall, ...

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