RAMMSTEIN To Issue New Single

RAMMSTEIN will be releasing a new single, "Feuer Frei!" , to coincide with the German theatrical release of XXX, the new film from director Rob Cohen in which the industrial rockers perform the track during the movie's opening scene. Due on October 14th, the single contains exclusive bonus tracks, including a remix by Junkie XL ...

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RAW POWER Guitarist Dead At 45

Giuseppe Codeluppi, guitar player for the influential Italian punk/hardcore band RAW POWER, suffered a heart attack last Sunday while playing soccer and died at the hospital later that same day. He was 45 years old. All RAW POWER fans wishing to offer their condolences can do so via the group's official message board at

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PRIMAL FEAR Cancel Scandinavian Tour

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have cancelled their Scandinavian dates due to "business and money problems between our agency and the local promoters," according to the band's official web site. "We want to apologize and [say that] PRIMAL FEAR are not responsible for these actions and that the cancellation is [due to circumstances beyond our ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman Offers Update On New CD

CRADLE OF FILTH are continuing work on their much-anticipated Damnation And A Day CD at New Rising studios in Essex, England for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Sony Music. "Basically, we are busy doing a million and one things all worth absolutely nothing and suffering badly from the 'hurry up and wait' process that ...

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JOHAN LINDSTRAND Rejoins THE CROWN!

Vocalist Johan Lindstrand has officially rejoined Sweden's THE CROWN as the group's new permanent singer. Here is what the man himself had to say about it: "Alright planet earth!!!! This is Johan Lindstrand speaking… I'm very proud to say that I'm back in THE CROWN. This time with full fuckin' force. My commitment and dedication ...

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MANMADEGOD Line Up West Coast Dates

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have lined up the following dates during October/November: Oct. 19 - Mt. View CA @ Shoreline Amp. (2nd Annual Silicon Valley Beer Fest) Nov. 07 - Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go Nov. 10 – Sacramento, CA @ ...

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KUSH: Full-Length MP3 Posted Online

KUSH (a.k.a. THE KUSH PROJECT), featuring FEAR FACTORY bassist/guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, have posted a "demo" version of the track "Unstable" via their official web site at this location. KUSH's long-awaited debut album is tentatively scheduled to be released ...

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MUDVAYNE's CHAD: The New Record Is Very Original

MUDVAYNE's forthcoming full-length effort, The End Of All Things To Come, finds the band growing "as a group and as individuals," according to frontman Chad (a.k.a. Chüüd), who told Metal Hammer magazine that "we wrote a better record than [our gold-selling debut] L.D. 50. Who knows what [kind of reactions] we're going to get [from ...

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DEVOLVED To Begin Work On 'Automation 002'

Australia's DEVOLVED will shortly begin demoing material for the Automation 002 EP, due in early 2003. According to drummer John Sankey, "the new material we have so far is absolutely the craziest we have written. 002 is going to be more chaotic and intense than anything we have done to date. DEVOLVED is only becoming ...

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