SLAVES ON DOPE Guitarist: MUSHROOMHEAD Ripped Us Off!

SLAVES ON DOPE guitarist Kevin Jardine has dropped us a brief note to let us know that he believes Cleveland's MUSHROOMHEAD "stole our idea to cover 'Crazy' from SEAL. We were at the same management firm when we did the demos for [the new SLAVES ON DOPE album] 'Metafour' with [producer] Troy [Van Leeuwen, A ...

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BRANT BJORK & THE BROS. Announce U.S., European Tour Dates

BRANT BJORK & THE BROS., the band led by former KYUSS/FU MANCHU drummer Brant Bjork, have announced the following dates during September/October: Sep. 04 - Knitting Factory - Los Angeles, CA Sep. 05 - The Liquid Den - Huntington Beach, CA Sep. 06 - The Mediterranean - Santa Cruz, CA Sep. 07 - Bottom of ...

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CRUACHAN Recruit Guest Musician

Ireland's CRUACHAN have recruited bassist John Clohessy's brother Dennis as a guest musician for touring. "Dennis is a classically trained musician and writes music for TV," according to a post on the band's web site. CRUACHAN are currently hard at work on their new album, "Pagan", tentatively due in early 2004 through Karmageddon Media (formerly ...

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HUSTLER Magazine Now 'Rocks'

After 30 years of hardcore publication, Hustler magazine is changing face. As of August 2003, Hustler added a new rock section, featuring the biggest names in music. The change came about when Hustler decided to take an edgier tone. For that reason, Hustler brought in Nancy B. Sayle, a 20-year music industry veteran, as the ...

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JAMES MURPHY BENEFIT Concert: Last-Minute Lineup Shuffles

Several changes have been made to the lineup of bands set to perform at the James Murphy Benefit concert on September 6 at Venom Night Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. Joining headliners SIX FEET UNDER on the bill will be DIABOLIC, CYST, POWER SLAVE (the IRON MAIDEN tribute band featuring Jack Owen of CANNIBAL CORPSE), ...

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PEGAZUS To Record Live Album

Australia's PEGAZUS have posted the following update to their official web site: "The PEGAZUS - 9th Anniversary Show [on August 16] turned out to be a truly great night with lots of fun and loud decibels of true Heavy Metal!!! Special Guest on the night was original PEGAZUS vocalist Justin Fleming, who got up on ...

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MADBALL Sign With THORP RECORDS, Complete Work On New EP

New York hardcore heavyweights MADBALL, whose curent lineup consists of Freddy Cricien on vocals, Hoya Roc on bass, Mitts (SKARHEAD, RAG MEN) on guitars, and Rigg Ross (SKARHEAD, ex-HATEBREED) on drums, have completed work on a new four-song EP, titled "NYHC", at Big Blue Meanie Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey for a January 27, 2004 ...

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AFTER FOREVER Film New Video

Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal act AFTER FOREVER have finished filming a video for an as-yet-undisclosed track off their forthcoming mini-CD, tentatively due before the end of October through Transmission Records. The EP, which contains three originals and two covers, was recorded at Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland with producers Hans Pieters and Dennis Leidelmeijer. In ...

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