Former NAPALM DEATH Drummer To Form "Grind" Project

Former NAPALM DEATH drummer Mick Harris is reportedly looking to start a grind project in the vein of CELTIC FROST, SIEGE, INTENSE DEGREE, SLAYER, DISCHARGE, etc. A full-length album will tentatively be recorded early next year for a mid-2003 release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES: No Rest For The Wicked

Despite the fact that they've just issued a new album (Shadowland), Sweden's NOCTURNAL RITES have already begun the songwriting process for their next release. Says bassist Nils Eriksson: " I know we just released a new album, but what the hell... The show must go on… We have some ideas for new songs, but so ...

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Ex-IMPELLITTERI Frontman Announces New Touring Guitarist

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock has added guitarist Bob Rossi to his touring band. The revamped line-up will make its live debut on Saturday, August 3rd at Lost and Found in Longwood, Florida. In other news, Rob Rock's band are currently in the studio working on two new albums at the same time—the new Rob ...

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CRYOGENIC To Embark On "Two-Month" US Tour

Australia's CRYOGENIC will embark on a "two-month US tour" on September 1st, according to a message posted on the group's official web site. Apparently, "the band will be showcasing new material from their forthcoming studio album in and around L.A., New York and Las Vegas." Exact dates and venues for this alleged "two-month" run have ...

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SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER Extends Gratitude Over Brazilian Tribute Gig

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has issued a message of appreciation to the organizers of and bands that participated in the SEPULTURA tribute show, which took place in São Paulo, Brazil on June 29th. As previously reported, 12 bands—including KORZUS, NECROMANCIA, and CLAUSTROFOBIA—performed over 50 SEPULTURA songs at the event, which paid homage to Brazil's biggest-ever ...

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MANOWAR To Release Single On Anniversary Of ELVIS' Death

MANOWAR will release their next single, "An American Trilogy" / "The Fight For Freedom", as a so called double-A-side-single to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. This forthcoming single "will demonstrate the band's passion for grand and epic hymns that continue the message of hope and unity for people all over the ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX To Collaborate With DROWNING POOL

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has been writing songs for SALIVA, TANTRIC, MEAT LOAF and FAITH HILL, and will shortly collaborate with DROWNING POOL and ORGY, according to MTV.com. "I just think a great song is a great song," Sixx said. "I believe that GARTH BROOKS proved that a country artist can do a metal ...

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SLAYER's KERRY KING: ROBERT FLYNN Will Bury Himself

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has responded to MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn's accusations that the bald six-stringer looks light RIGHT SAID FRED's Richard Fairbrass. "I don't have a problem with Robb," King told Britain's Kerrang! magazine. "Let him talk some more if he's got stupid shit like that to say. He'll bury himself. ...

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