OVERKILL Announce Producer For Forthcoming CD

OVERKILL have enlisted veteran British metal producer Colin Richardson to produce the group's next studio album, tentatively due in early 2003 through Spitfire Records. "We've used Colin in a mix capacity in the past... [but this is the] first time, in a long time, that we're in this position [where we can have the album ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Pay Tribute To THE RAMONES At Phoenix Gig

ROCKET TO RUSSIA, a RAMONES tribute band featuring former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and Jay Hofer and Bill Schumann from Arizona-based GREENHAVEN, will perform at the Mason Jar in Phoenix on Saturday, October 12th. In related news, GREEENHAVEN, whose line-up is completed by former WINDIGO frontman Matt Strangwayes, will be recording their debut album early ...

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SYSTEMATIC Recruit Former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY Bassist

San Francisco Bay Area's SYSTEMATIC have reportedly recruited former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John Mark Bechtel (a.k.a. Johnny Chow) to replace Nick St. Denis, who left the group earlier in the year (he has since joined PRIMATE as that band's second guitarist). As previously reported, SYSTEMATIC will begin recording their much-anticipated sophomore release on September ...

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TOOL/MESHUGGAH Line Up Additional North American Dates

A bunch of dates for the upcoming TOOL/MESHUGGAH North American trek have been announced. They are as follows: Sep. 30 - Anchorage, AK @ Sullivan Sports Arena Oct. 02 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center Oct. 03 - Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Oct. 06 - Edmonton, AB @ Skyreach Centre Oct. 07 ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: Initial U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Here are the initial dates for SUPERJOINT RITUAL's upcoming U.S. tour, as reported by Pollstar: Oct. 07 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues Oct. 08 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room Oct. 11 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Nite Club Oct. 12 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre ...

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MORTICIAN Complete Work On 'Darkest Day Of Horror'

New York-based death metallers MORTICIAN have completed work on their new CD, entitled Darkest Day Of Horror, for an early 2003 release through Relapse Records. "[Bassist/vocalist] Will [Rahmer] and I wrote this album during the beginning of this year and finished the mastering about two weeks ago," wrote guitarist Roger J. Beaujard on the band's ...

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