ANKLA Announce New Drummer

Los Angeles-based ANKLA, featuring PUYA guitarist Ramon Ortiz, Brazilian vocalist Ikaro Stafford, and L.A local J.J. McNeal on bass, have added drummer Aaron Rossi (STRIFE, SHELTER, MEDICATION) to the group's ranks. The as-yet-unsigned band are currently shopping a seven-song demo produced by SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, who was briefly featured in an earlier incarnation of ...

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VOIVOD Finalize Track Listing For 'The Multiverse'

VOIVOD, the Montreal-based metallers that feature in their ranks former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Multiverse", due out on Mar. 4, 2003 through Newsted's Chophouse Records (in association with Surfdog). The track listing is as follows: 01. Gasmask Revival 02. Facing Up 03. Blame Us 04. ...

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STONE SOUR To Film Video For 'Inhale'

STONE SOUR, the recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will shoot a video for the track "Inhale" this weekend, Jan. 4-5. STONE SOUR, MURDERDOLLS and DOWNTHESUN will perform tonight at 7 Flags Events Center in Clive, Iowa. ...

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THE HAUNTED Confirmed For Sweden's POPSTAD 2003

Swedish high-energy thrashers THE HAUNTED have been confirmed to appear at the Popstad 2003 festival, set to be held on Feb. 8 in Växjö, Sweden. THE HAUNTED will be one of the very few metal bands to play this festival, which is "generally aimed at displaying the most successful bands in Sweden at the moment," ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Speaks Out On Delayed RAMONES Tribute Album

ROB ZOMBIE says that assembling a such a quality line-up for the RAMONES tribute album, "We're A Happy Family", was very time-consuming. The album is due Feb. 11, but the release date has changed several times. Zombie worked with RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone as co-producer of the project. He was asked if he was surprised ...

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Rap-Metal Fatigue Crimping CD Sales

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News reports the rap-metal album sales trend has shown big signs of lightening up, highlighted by CRAZY TOWN. The band sold 1.6 million copies of its 1999 debut album, "The Gift of Game", at the trend's peak in 2000, but their follow-up has been a disaster. In mid-November, ...

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PAGE HAMILTON: I Never Wanted HELMET To Break Up

Despite previous reports to the contrary, ex-HELMET and current GANDHI mainman Page Hamilton has not completely ruled out a reunion with his former bandmates. "[The reunion has] never been discussed with us, actually," Hamilton told Modern Fix recently. "People around us talk about it, though. [Ex-HELMET guitarist] Chris Trainer plays with BUSH now, and keeps ...

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ENSLAVED Name Upcoming CD, Split With Drummer

Norway's ENSLAVED have set "Below The Lights" as the title of their new full-length opus, due in March through Osmose Productions. The follow-up to last year's "Monumension" will include eight tracks. In other news, the band have parted ways with drummer Dirge Rep, who is said to have left the group in order to focus ...

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