NECROPHAGIA To Release 'The Divine Art of Torture' In February

NECROPHAGIA — featuring mainman Killjoy, drummer Wayne Fabra Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL, bass), Frediablo (GORELORD/WURDULAK, guitars), Fug (WURDULAK, guitars), and Mirai Kawashima (SIGH, keyboards) — have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Divine Art of Torture", due in February 2003 through Season Of Mist Records. It is as follows (in no particular order): 01. ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer Joins PAPA ROACH (Sort Of)

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison joined PAPA ROACH for an impromptu jam session during the latter group's sold-out show at London's Brixton Academy last night (Nov. 7) Jordison, whose other band, MURDERDOLLS, had supported PAPA ROACH earlier in the evening, came on stage during the headliners' encore and took his place behind the drum stool, much ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Slam Former Label Over Upcoming Reissues

Veteran German power metallers GRAVER DIGGER have slammed former company, G.U.N. Records, over a flurry of GD reissues that are scheduled to surface through the label before the end of the year. According to an official statement from the group, "[G.U.N. released now two [bex sets] and in two weeks they'll release also a 'best ...

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CELTIC FROST Re-Envisioned!

CELTIC FROST have begun the initial part of the recording sessions for the group's long-awaited new album, tentatively titled "Probe". As has been anticipated by a variety of sources, the group currently consists of the classic "To Mega Therion" and "Into the Pandemonium"-era line-up of Reed St. Mark (drums/percussion), Martin Eric Ain (bass/vocals), and Tom ...

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UPDATED: GUNS N' ROSES No-Show Sparks Riot

The long-awaited launch of GUNS N' ROSES' first North American tour in nine years, scheduled to take place last night (Nov. 7) at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, was canceled after frontman Axl Rose failed to make it to the Canadian city in time for the gig. Following the announcement of the cancellation, ...

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KABÁT: Czech Metal Veterans Launch Seven-City American Tour

KABÁT, the Czech Republic's #1 metal band, kick off their first American tour Thursday, Nov. 7 in New York at Brooklyn's Club Warsaw. Formed in 1984 in the northern Bohemian city of Teplice, KABÁT's early sound could be termed as old-school thrash, which effectively put them on the Czechoslovakian communist government's black list of subversive ...

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