DIMMU BORGIR Drummer Joins BRUJERIA

DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH) has reportedly joined BRUJERIA as the replacement for Raymond Herrera (FEAR FACTORY). The band, who are led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, are scheduled to make a live appearance on September 4 at Club Alondra (formerly Clark Center Bowl) in Bellflower, California. Also set to ...

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BESEECH To Enter Studio This Week

Swedish "gothic metal" act BESEECH will enter Studio Mega later this week to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fourth album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Napalm Records. "Expect a heavier and groovier album than before — A new era of gothic music is to take place," according to an official statement. An animated video will ...

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VOIVOD Singer: 'JASON NEWSTED Simply Rules!'

VOIVOD vocalist Denis Belanger (a.k.a. Snake) has posted the following update to the "Diary" section of the band's official web site: "Hello everyone. Here I am at Ozzfest. It's incredible to think that I'm actually part of this great circus for BAD people. I love it. Here's a few words to resume the last months. ...

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KATATONIA: European Festival Appearances Cancelled

Sweden's KATATONIA have cancelled all of their previously announced European festival appearances dues to circumstances "beyond [their] control." The following is the group's official statement on the matter: "It is with great regret we must announce that the coming summer festivals KATATONIA had every intention of playing, have been confirmed cancelled by the organizers. These ...

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LINKIN PARK Talk About Unknown Ailments, CHINO And METALLICA

Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda of LINKIN PARK stopped by K-Rock in New York on Monday (July 7) to chat with "The Cane Show" about Chester's unknown ailment, the current Summer Sanitarium Tour, DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno's "trash-talking", dealing with the heat when performing, and how METALLICA are "by far the coolest act ever," according ...

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SOULFLY Cancel Russian Tour

SOULFLY have been forced to postpone their previously announced tour of Russia due to last weekend's suicide bombing at a rock concert in Moscow that resulted in the deaths of 14 people. A letter from the Russian police to the tour's organizers requesting the cancellation of the dates reads as follows: "Considering the rising amount ...

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OZZY And Family Sign With MTV For More 'Osbournes'

MTV has signed Ozzy Osbourne and family for 20 new episodes of its hit reality series "The Osbournes", scheduled to begin airing early next year. "It's been one hell of a journey these past few years," Ozzy told the Television Critics Association summer gathering. "This whole MTV thing has been an incredible adventure. We didn't ...

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LABRAT Rejoined By Singer ROB MCAUSLAN

After one year of working with vocalists Jamie Farrell and Martin Ives, Britain's LABRAT have made the decision to part ways with the dynamic duo and recall the services of former frontman Rob McAuslan. The decision to let Ives and Farrell go was made just before the band set off on a U.K. tour with ...

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Man, Teen Listened To SLIPKNOT Before Committing Murder

Felisa Cardona of San Bernardino County Sun reports that a pair of friends carried butcher knives and sang a song by the "death metal" band SLIPKNOT as they lured their friend to his death, police say. Prosecutors say Jason Lamar Harris, 20, and his 16-year-old friend, Amber Rose Riley, talked about killing Terry Ray Taylor ...

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