STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Guitarist Turns Down DARK ANGEL Slot

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's Jed Simon has turned down an offer to fill the vacant guitarist slot in DARK ANGEL following the departure of founding member Jim Durkin. Although he had originally agreed to join the Los Angeles thrashers in their reunion bid, Simon has apparently had a change of heart — the reasons for which ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Chilean Date Cancelled!

DEATH ANGEL's planned concert in Santiago, Chile on Saturday, Dec. 14 has been cancelled by the promoter. No reason was given for the cancellation, and there are no plans to reschedule the show at this time. The reunited Bay Area band, who recently announced plans to record a new CD in early 2003, will play ...

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STURCH Record Demo, Seek Label Home

Germany's STURCH — the new band consisting of Dennis Wendig (vocals), Dirk Peimann (guitar), Mario Evers (bass), and Martin Bendig (drums) — are currently shopping a recently-recorded three-song demo to various labels in hopes of issuing a debut album in 2003. The songs featured on the demo are as follows: 01. 14 Days 02. Laura ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Announce European Dates

AUDIOSLAVE, the band made up of former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and SOUNDGARDEN members, have announced two European shows in January. They will play at Olympia in Paris, France on Jan. 14 and Astoria in London, U.K. on Jan. 17. Other dates are set to follow. AUDIOSLAVE recently completed two brief headlining slots in New ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Sues VAN HALEN!

David Lee Roth has filed suit against Warner Bros. Records and his former bandmates in VAN HALEN, claiming he was underpaid royalties, Billboard Bulletin reports. According to the suit — filed Wednesday in California Superior Court for Los Angeles county — Warner Bros. Records and VAN HALEN signed a 1996 contract to raise the royalty ...

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Classic ROADRUNNER Albums To Be Reissued!

DISINCARNATE's acclaimed full-length debut, "Dreams Of The Carrion Kind", and CYNIC's ground-breaking first (and only) effort, "Focus", are two of the previously-deleted classic albums that are being reissued by Roadrunner Records Japan on Dec. 18. The complete list of albums being re-released is as follows: 01. OBITUARY - Slowly We Rot 02. OBITUARY - Cause ...

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DAN SWANÖ To Mix New KATATONIA CD

Sweden's KATATONIA have enlisted NIGHTINGALE mainman Dan Swanö to mix their sixth full-length album, due in early 2003 through Peaceville Records. The CD, which was recorded at a "very exquisite studio, located just outside Stockholm", will be mixed at a facility in Örebro, Sweden. A total of 15 songs were reportedly tracked during the sessions ...

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SPEEDEALER Call It Quits

Texas aggro rockers SPEEDEALER have split up. The following is an official statement from the group on the matter: "SPEEDEALER is dead and will not be resuscitated. Thanks to all who let us sleep on their floors, fed us, bought our merchandise/records, and supported us for all these years. We'd also like to thank everyone ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Announce New Vocalist (Again)

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have parted ways with vocalist Daniel Regefelt "due to personal issues" and have replaced him with GODSIC frontman Peter Tuthill. Regefelt had joined the band in early October as a replacement for Jonas Sandberg, who left the group in September. CONSTRUCDEAD are still seeking a new label ...

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