FEAR FACTORY Frontman: THE WATCHERS Is My Main Focus Right Now

Despite the fact that the reformed FEAR FACTORY have completed at least four new tracks in demo form for the band's next studio album, frontman Burton C. Bell appears less than certain that a full-fledged reunion will carry forward beyond the pre-production stage. "The FEAR FACTORY thing is a gamble at this point," Bell told ...

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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK: 'Alive And Kicking'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted a message on their official site revealing that his recent spell in rehab was "the best thing that has ever happened" to him. The message runs as follows: "Hi, this is Richard again, I'm alive and kicking! Rehab was the best thing that ever happened to me, my mind ...

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DARK ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) — are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place between Jul. 31 and Aug. 2, 2003 in ...

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CANDLEMASS DVD Pushed Back

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — have pushed back the release date of their first-ever DVD, "Candlemass Documents Of Doom", to Dec. 2 through Escapi UK. "Candlemass Documents Of Doom" is essentially the live concert ...

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SEVENDUST Family Shooting Death: The Official Police Account

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The man fatally shot Saturday night in his car at the intersection of Neill Avenue and Smiley Street is identified as Reginald Witherspoon, 23, of Marina Street. The investigation indicates that Witherspoon pulled up to three young black men on Smiley Street at around 8:30 p.m. According to a witness, one of ...

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40 GRIT To Lens Video For 'Only Human'

San Francisco Bay Area's 40 GRIT have tapped Reality Check Media to shoot the group's first-ever video for the song "Only Human", the initial single from the forthcoming Metal Blade Records release, "Nothing to Remember", which is slated to come out in early 2003. The clip will be shot on location in the Bay Area ...

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PLANET X To Hit The Road, Keyboardist To Issue Solo Album

PLANET X, featuring keyboardist Derek Sherinian (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DREAM THEATER), guitarist Tony MacAlpine, and drummer Virgil Donati, are preparing to hit the road next week. According to Sherinian, "bassist Ric Fierabracci is sounding great with the band — this should be fun. The live set will feature most of the music from our new CD ...

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KONKHRA To Shoot Video Clip

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have announced plans to shoot a video for the track "Warmonger", off their upcoming "Reality Check" CD. "The lyrical content calls for a location with some spiritual, eerie vibes going so we are looking into setting everything up inside a church or something like that," the band said on their official ...

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