RIOT's MIKE DIMEO: Metal In America Is A Fad

RIOT singer Mike DiMeo recently outlined to Britain's Live 4 Metal the differences between the metal audiences in Europe and the States and the reasons for the group's diminished success on their home turf. "If you're a fan of hard rock music in Europe, you're fan from 13 to 30," DiMeo said. "You don't stop ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE: 27 New Songs And Counting

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE are working on working on no less than 27 tracks for their as-yet-untitled new studio album, due late next year through American Recordings. "I think it's gonna develop naturally," bassist Chad Hanks told Metal Hammer about the concept behind the upcoming CD. "The record is still very much in its embryonic stages, ...

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MUDVAYNE Lens Video For 'Not Falling'

MUDVAYNE have filmed a video for the track "Not Falling", the first single off the band's forthcoming The End Of All Things To Come CD, with director Joel Peissig. It is expected to begin airing later this month. In other news, "Not Falling" will be featured in the upcoming Warner Brothers thriller, Ghost Ship, that ...

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DEVILEECH Change Studio Location For Forthcoming Album

Portuguese extreme metal act DEVILEECH have changed their minds about recording their second album at Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Fredman, because "the band needs a more powerful and distinct sound [than the one offered by said facility]," according to an official Maquiavel Music Entertainment newsletter. At this time, likely candidates for a recording studio for the ...

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STATIC-X's TRIPP EISEN: Why I Left MURDERDOLLS

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen has finally spoken out about his departure from the MURDERDOLLS, the group he formed with SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (who plays guitar in the band), singer Wednesday 13, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves. The following is Tripp's official statement regarding his decision to leave the group: "To all MURDERDOLLS ...

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METALLICA Frontman Records Track For WAYLON JENNINGS Tribute

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has recently completed work on a contribution for the forthcoming Waylon Jennings tribute album, to be released in February of 2003 by RCA Records. The track he chose, titled "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand", comes from Jennings' September 1978 release, I've Always Been Crazy. The ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Debut Tops 'Greatest Rock Album' List

GUNS N' ROSES' classic Appetite For Destruction debut has been named the greatest rock release of all time in a poll compiled by HMV and British magazines Metal Hammer and Classic Rock. GN'R's Appetiteā€¦ album caused outrage when released in 1987 with its strong language making it among the first to carry warnings about explicit ...

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MARILYN MANSON Announces DVD Release Date

MARILYN MANSON will be issuing his long-awaited DVD/VHS, entitled Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government World Tour, on October 29th via Eagle Vision Entertainment. According to an official press release, "Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government World Tour is a rare look at one of the world's most controversial artist's lifestyle both on and off ...

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BIOHAZARD To Issue 'Kill Or Be Killed' In February

BIOHAZARD have set Kill Or Be Killed as the title of their forthcoming studio effort, due on February 4th through Sanctuary Records, drummer Danny Schuler has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. In other news, the band have lined up the following dates during October/November: Oct. 11 - Elizabeth, NJ @ Rexplex Oct. 12 - New York, NY ...

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JIMI HENDRIX's Manhood Up For Sale

On February 25, 1968, Cynthia Plaster Caster cast the manhood of JIMI HENDRIX at the Chicago Hilton and the rest is history. "He was certainly a tough act to follow," says Cynthia who made a lasting first impression and gave a whole new meaning to band "member." The Plaster Casters of Chicago went ...

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