WESTWORLD Change Title, Cover To Upcoming CD

WESTWORLD, featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell and RIOT guitarist Mark Reale, have decided to change the title and cover artwork for their forthcoming third studio album. The album has now been renamed Cyberdreams and will be released on July 29th through Z Records. ...

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THE KUSH PROJECT To Release Debut Album In January

THE KUSH PROJECT, the long-running project of FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, are expected to release their long-awaited debut CD in January 2003 through an as-yet-undisclosed label, according to thedeftones.com. ...

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VICTORY FLAG To Open For GRAVES In Cleveland

VICTORY FLAG will be winding down their Magical Misery Tour in support of their latest release, The Soundtrack To Your Miserable Life, with an opening gig for GRAVES, featuring ex-MISFITS members Michael Graves and Dr. Chud, on June 13th at The Hi-Fi Club in Cleveland, Ohio (a club owned by WARRANT guitarist Billy Morris). ...

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BRAINSTORM Prepare To Record Live CD, Commence Writing New Material

Germany's BRAINSTORM will be recording several festival appearances during the summer for a possible live album, which is tentatively expected to surface in late 2002 or early 2003. In other news, the band has been "seriously writing" new material since April and "what we have written so far is really very, very promising," according to ...

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LOCO Part With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

LOCO have amicably parted ways with guitarist Brent Bednar. In an official statement from the band, lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Art had this to say: "Brent decided it was time for him to move on and do his own thing. It's all good between him and the band. We wish him the best and hope to see ...

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BIOHAZARD: CURLEY Out?

BIOHAZARD are strongly rumored to have once again parted ways with guitarist Leo Curley (ex-OUTLINE, ex-ALL MEANS NECESSARY) and are said to have replaced him with a longtime friend of frontman Evan Seinfeld named Carmine. We will have more information as it becomes available. ...

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SKULLSICK NATION Collaborate With SOULFLY Drummer On New Recordings

Los Angeles-based SKULLSICK NATION (formerly CRISIS) have finished tracking three new songs with produced Roy Mayorga (of SOULFLY/MEDICATION fame) and will spend the next few months writing and recording the remainder of the group's debut album, which is tentatively scheduled to surface in early 2003 through an as-yet-undetermined label. ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE Strike Back With "Grand Amputation"

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE have just issued a brand new EP, entitled Grand Amputation, through their own Hoffa Communications via MNW distribution in Scandinavia. An impressive exercise in post-MACHINE HEAD groove-laden crunch with more than a fair share of melody throw in for good measure, Grand Amputation can be obtained by sending $10 US/10 EUR/100 SEK ...

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NAPALM DEATH Begin Work On New CD, Prepare Live DVD

NAPALM DEATH have completed the drum tracks for their forthcoming, as-yet-untitled album at Parkgate Studios in Hastings, England (where the group's Enemy Of The Music Business CD was recorded) and are currently taking a break before returning to the facility in early July to finish up the rest of the LP for a tentative September/October ...

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