DEFTONES In Talks With SYSTEM OF A DOWN Manager

DEFTONES are in talks with SYSTEM OF A DOWN/TAPROOT manager David Benveniste about representing the group following their split with longtime manager Warren Entner last month, according to Hits Daily Double. Also in the running for the position are Arthur Spivak (TORI AMOS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, EVE 6), and Jim Guerinot (BECK, NO ...

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PUSHED Complete Work On Debut EP

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have set "Iodine" as the name of their debut EP, which was recently recorded at Global Artists Studios (formerly Goldentrack Studios) in Escondido, California. Three new cuts appear on the effort alongside a remixed version of the track "Surface" from the ...

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BRICK BATH Announce New Vocalist

Pavement/Crash Music recording artists BRICK BATH have announced the addition of new vocalist/frontman Cody Hubbard. After six weeks of auditions, the band have decided that Cody will be the permanent replacement for former vocalist Joseph McCaw, who left the group following their 2002 US Summer Tour. The band are currently in the pre-production stages for ...

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PULKAS Becomes I:AM:I

Long-running British metal act PULKAS have changed their name to I:AM:I due to "boring tedious music business bulshit," according to an official press release. "All you need to know is one of the best bands of the last five years are back and better then ever — spread the word." I:AM:I, who recently acquired a ...

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CRIMINAL To Support DARKANE In London

CRIMINAL, the formerly Chile-based act featuring former PENTAGRAM mainman Anton Reisenegger, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Rob Eaglestone, ex-EXTREME NOISE TERROR drummer Zac O'Neil and former ENTWINED keyboardist Mark Royce, will be supporting DARKANE at the London Underworld in London, England on Tuesday, November 12. As previously reported, CRIMINAL recently completed work on a three-song demo ...

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WHITESNAKE To Issue 'Greatest Hits'-Style Double CD

A "greatest hits"-style double-CD collection from WHITESNAKE, entitled "Here I Go Again", is due to be issued on October 29 via Geffen Records. The full track listing for the compilation is as follows: CD 1: 01. Here I Go Again (Radio Mix) 02. Slide It In 03. Slow An' Easy 04. Love Ain't No Stranger ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Hard At Work On 'Jaded'

Finland's TO/DIE/FOR are currently at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta recording their new album, entitled "Jaded", for a tentative early 2003 release through Spinefarm Records. A single release will precede album before the end of the year. Among the song titles set to appear on the upcoming CD are "Too Much Ain't Enough", "Dying Embers", "Silence ...

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MANDRAGORA SCREAM Complete Work On 'A Whisper Of Dew'

Italian "gothic rockers" MANDRAGORA SCREAM have completed the recordings for their second album, "A Whisper Of Dew", at New Sin studio for an early 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. The album, the lyrical theme for which is based on a vampyric concept written by Spanish author Julio Angel Olivares Merino, features a guest appearance ...

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LITHIUM Lens Video Clip

Sweden's LITHIUM, featuring former TIAMAT bassist Johnny Hagel, have shot a video for the track "Anti Anthem". The song comes off the group's debut album, entitled "Cold", due on October 28 through MNW/No Fashion Records. In other news, LITHIUM's lineup for their upcoming gig at Södra Teatern in Stockholm, Sweden on November 15 will consist ...

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KIP WINGER Lines Up Solo Dates

WINGER frontman Kip Winger has lined up the following solo dates during November/December: Nov. 14 - Ft. Meyers, FL @ Indigo Room Dec. 03 - Sacramento, CA @ Road House Dec. 04 - Palo Alto, CA @ Icon Dec. 05 - Orange County, CA @ Coach House Dec. 06 - Tarzana, CA @ Paladino's ...

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