Producer ANDY SNEAP Offers Update On Latest Projects

Acclaimed British metal producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) has posted the following update to his official forum: "Finished tracking new EXODUS album Tuesday night [June 24] 1am, flew home [to England] Wednesday which means I'm pretty useless until Monday [June 30], so having a few rare days off, then begin mixing ...

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BRUJERIA To Release 'Greatest Hits' Album

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, are working on a "greatest hits" album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The band, who are no longer signed to Roadrunner Records, have yet to announce a new record deal. Look for BRUJERIA to play a Los Angeles-area live ...

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Former SMASHING PUMPKINS Guitarist To Join A PERFECT CIRCLE?

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS guitarist James Iha has reportedly been approached to replace Danny Lohner (NINE INCH NAILS) in the current A PERFECT CIRCLE lineup. According to Australia's Undercover News, Iha — who has remained relatively low-key since the breakup of SMASHING PUMPKINS — became "suddenly available" just as A PERFECT CIRCLE were about to audition ...

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The DESKTOP OZZY Sensation

MTV U.K. reports that you can now download your very own Ozzy onto your desktop! "Desktop Ozzy will bring you the latest Osbournes news, exclusive clips, previews and web site updates... for free!" according to MTV.co.uk. "He'll also entertain you when you are bored — watch him rock, freak at the pets and get the ...

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KILLING MIRANDA: New Song Posted Online

Britain's KILLING MIRANDA have posted a brand new song, "Enter The Dagon" [sic], in MP3 format at this location. "Enter The Dagon" comes off the group's forthcoming full-length effort, due in late 2003. KILLING MIRANDA describe themselves as "gothic with attitude — the sleazed-up, intellectually-charged anarchic face of darkwave music." The group recently ...

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DISSECTION Seeking New Members

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION, now featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt and ex-EMPEROR drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun, are looking for a rhythm/lead guitarist and bassist to complete the group's new lineup. The band's official web site, www.dissection.nu, has posted the following requirements for the new members: Profile 1: Rhythm/Lead Guitarist "DISSECTION is looking for ...

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IGGY POP To Release 'Skull Ring' In September

IGGY POP has finalized the track listing for his new solo album, "Skull Ring", due September 30 through Virgin Records. The follow-up to Pop's 2001 LP, "Beat 'Em Up", features collaborations with fellow ex-STOOGES members Ron and Scott Asheton on four tracks ("Little Electric Chair", "Skull Rings", "Loser" and "Dead Rock Star"), SUM 41 (on ...

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KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED To Team Up For North American Tour

KING DIAMOND and ENTOMBED are strongly rumored to be in talks about teaming up for a North American tour in the fall. The trek, which is tentatively set to kick off on October 20, will be sponsored by Metal Maniacs magazine. Additional support for the tour will be announced soon. KING DIAMOND are currently mixing ...

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GODSMACK: European Tour Cancelled!

GODSMACK have cancelled all of their previously announced European headlining dates. In addition, the group are said to have pulled out their scheduled shows with OZZY OSBOURNE in September. An official statement regarding the matter is expected shortly. GODSMACK were set to launch a European outing July 13 in Manchester, England and were expected to ...

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GREAT WHITE To Launch Revamped Benefit Tour

A day after officially calling off a proposed U.S. tour with L.A. GUNS and XYZ due to an inability to secure insurance, GREAT WHITE have announced plans to go out on their own and do a series of 41 "weekend warrior" concerts, in which they will play a mix of clubs and large festivals every ...

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