SINERGY's ALEXI LAIHO: Sh.t-Talkers Can F.ck Off!!!

SINERGY guitarist Alexi Laiho (who also doubles as the frontman in CHILDREN OF BODOM) has issued the following statement regarding the rumors and speculation regarding the departure of bassist Marco Hietala (currently in NIGHTWISH) "I f.cking hate the internet, but I have to speak out on this Marco situation! This is bullsh.t & it's none ...

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DIO To Participate In America Online Chat

DIO mainman Ronnie James Dio will participate in a live chat hosted by America Online on Wednesday, May 22nd at 9:00 PM EST. Dio will be answering fans' questions about his May 21st release of Killing The Dragon on Spitfire Records as well as his upcoming tour with DEEP PURPLE and THE SCORPIONS. Those interested ...

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CATHEDRAL Begin Work On "Songs Of Praise"

CATHEDRAL are currently working on material for their seventh album, tentatively entitled Songs Of Praise, for a late 2002 release through the group's new label Dreamcatcher Records. The band plan to enter Chapel Studios in late June with an as-yet-undetermined producer to record the CD, the musical direction of which is being described as "not ...

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KORN: How We Managed To Spend $4 Million Making "Untouchables"

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis and bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu recently did their best to explain to Britain's Kerrang! magazine how they managed to rack up $4 million in production costs for their forthcoming CD, Untouchables. Here are their statements, as quoted by Kerrang!: Fieldy: "We moved to Phoenix and rented five houses for $10,000 apiece ...

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THE RAMONES Tribute CD: One Big "Happy Family"

We're A Happy Family is the title of the forthcoming THE RAMONES tribute CD which is currently being produced by Rob Zombie and RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone for an August release through DV8/Columbia Records. Among the tracks completed for the album so far are the following: MARILYN MANSON - "The KKK Took My Baby Away" ...

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SALIVA To Begin Recording "Back Into Your System"

SALIVA have finished pre-production work on their third album and will enter Bearsville Studio in upstate New York with producer Bob Marlette later this month to record the follow-up to last year's Every Six Seconds. The new album, entitled Back Into Your System, is due in mid-August. The album's first single, the projected title track, ...

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DRAGONLAND Set Release Date For "Holy War"

Sweden's DRAGONLAND, featuring former PROPHANITY/NIGHTSHADE guitarist Nicklas Magnusson and KING DIAMOND touring keyboardist Elias Holmlid, will release their second full-length CD, entitled Holy War, on May 20th through Black Lotus Records. Recorded at Gothenburg's Studio Fredman with producer Anders Friden, the album's first 5,000 copies will be released in a special limited-edition package. In other ...

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WES BORLAND: I Hate The Term "Nu Metal"

Former LIMP BIZKIT and current EAT THE DAY guitarist Wes Borland has posted the following message via eattheday.com: "It's 4:07 am PST and I've just finished some rough mixes on 7 demo songs that we are planning to turn in to Interscope [Records] at the end of this week, or the beginning of ...

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