SLAYER Drummer Lines Up PHILM Gigs

PHILM, the new project featuring SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, vocalist/guitarist Gerry Nestler, and bassist Juan Perez (both from L.A.'s CIVIL DEFIANCE), have lined up the following gigs during February: Feb. 20 – Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory Feb. 21 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory The band, who were previously known as SHRINE OF COIL, ...

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FU MANCHU Sign European Deal

FU MANCHU have inked a European deal with Steamhammer/SPV Records for the release of their upcoming double live CD, "Go For It - Live", due in early 2003. The live set was recorded on the U.S. and European legs of the "California Crossing" tour in 2002, and will include approximately 22 songs spanning the band's ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman To Re-Launch BELLADONNA

Former ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna is set to re-launch his BELLADONNA solo project and is believed to be completing work on material for the band's third release — the singer's first since 1998's "Spells Of Fear" (DeRock Records). Updates and music will be posted shortly via Belladonna's official web site at this location. ...

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BACKDRAFT Split With Singer, Seek Replacement

Sweden's BACKDRAFT, who are described as a bland of "the best of LYNYRD SKYNYRD, ALLMAN BROTHERS and ZZ TOP," have fired singer Jonas Åhlén (a.k.a. Reverend Soarthroat) as a result of the rest of the band's "dissatisfaction with his contributions to the songwriting process," according to the group's official web site. "The slow pace and ...

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ZWAN Name Debut, Set Release Date

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, have set "Mary Star of the Sea" as the title for their debut effort, due on Jan. 28 through Reprise Records. The album's ...

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SCALPLOCK Artwork Censored

U.K. grind merchants SCALPLOCK recently found themselves embroiled in controversy over the artwork adorning their latest album "Spread The Germs Over The Human Worms", according to Britain's Terrorizer. The company employed to manufacture the discs and the artwork reportedly became concerned by "the political content of the artwork and the political stance of the lyrical ...

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PRIMER 55 Drummer Bangs With SOCIETY 1

PRIMER 55 drummer Preston Nash has taken over the drum throne for SOCIETY 1 for the remaining dates of the Jagermeister $12 Riot Tour, on which both bands are touring with headliner DOPE. Nash took over drumming duties after SOCIETY 1 drummer Dagon suffered an injury to his ankle, sustained during a post-show party in ...

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