DEVILDRIVER Begin Mixing Debut Album

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have tapped Greg Reeley (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD) to mix their debut album, "Straight To Hell", due later in the year through Roadrunner Records. "We should be starting to mix the album before Wednesday of this week," Fafara writes on ...

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CREMATORY Reform, Begin Work On 'Revolution'

German melodic gothic metal band CREMATORY, who split up in 2001 after a successful, decade-long career, have officially reformed and are preparing to enter the studio to record a new studio album, tentatively titled "Revolution". The follow-up to 2000's "Believe" is scheduled for release on March 1, 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. "THE COMEBACK IS ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Jape Perätalo, vocalist for Finnish goth metallers TO/DIE/FOR, has left the band due to a "lack of motivation." "We've come to the point where we didn't expect to come," the band said in an official statement. "Jape decided to end his career in TO/DIE/FOR. "We wish him good luck in whatever he is going to ...

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PARADISE LOST To Team Up With AMORPHIS For European Tour

PARADISE LOST will be teaming up with AMORPHIS for a European tour in October. PARADISE LOST will be touring in support of their ninth studio album, "Symbol Of Life", which was released late last year through G.U.N. Records. Upcoming PARADISE LOST tour dates: Aug. 15 - Highfield Festival – Erfurt, GER Aug. 16 - Rock ...

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Review: IRON MAIDEN Lives On

T'cha Dunlevy of the Montreal Gazette is reporting that the entire crowd jumped to its feet screaming the moment the lights dimmed during IRON MAIDEN's headlining performance in front of 12,000 diehard fans Saturday (August 2) at the Bell Centre.. "The familiar introduction to the band's 1982 classic 'The Number of the Beast' came over ...

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SLIPKNOT Singer Says 'A Lot Has Changed' With The Band Since 'Iowa'

SLIPKNOT have left their hometown of Des Moines, Iowa for Los Angeles, California to begin work on their long-awaited third full-length album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Roadrunner Records. Rick Rubin (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SLAYER) is expected to produce the effort, the material for which is being described by ...

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H.I.M. Part Ways With Label, Seek New Record Deal

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have reportedly fulfilled their contractual obligations to BMG Records Finland and are currently seeking a new label. The band, who are considered to be Finland's most successful rock export of all time, are currently in negotiations with several major companies and will make their final decision during the fall. In other ...

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DANZIG Prepare To Record New Album

DANZIG will be heading into the studio in a few weeks to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through Spitfire Records. As previously reported, DANZIG's lineup (click here to view photo) for the next CD will be as follows: Glenn Danzig – vocals Tommy Victor (PRONG) – guitar ...

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Review: A PERFECT CIRCLE's Display Of Intensity And Melancholy

Linda Laban of Boston Herald reports that the audience needed no warming up at A PERFECT CIRCLE's performance at Berklee Performance Center in Boston Sunday night (August 3) as part of the group's "warm-up" summer tour. "Like his other band, angsty prog-metal outfit TOOL, [frontman Maynard James Keenan]'s soon-to-be two-album-old A PERFECT CIRCLE is also ...

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STRYPER Announce First Batch Of Tour Dates

Legendary Christian rock band STRYPER have announced the first batch of dates for their first-ever reunion tour, the band's first nationwide performance junket in more than 12 years. The tour, which will coincide with the quartet's 20th anniversary, is slated to kick off October 3 in Springfield, Virginia. The tour will run across the United ...

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