BREACH Split Up

Swedish hardcore/punk band BREACH have split up after ten years together. The group had released four full-length albums via Burning Heart Records. No information is currently available about the band members' individual plans for the future. ...

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BIOHAZARD Cancel European Tour

BIOHAZARD have cancelled plans to tour Europe later this month as a result of guitarist Carmello Vincent Matteliano's recent emergency surgery. Although Carmello is expected to make a full recovery, he is unable to travel for the next few weeks, hence the group's decision to withdraw from all of their previously-scheduled shows. As previously reported, ...

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SKINLAB Confirmed For Oakland TATTOO THE EARTH Event

San Francisco Bay Area's SKINLAB will perform Saturday, August 10th as part of the Tattoo The Earth weekend at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The event, sponsored by The Oakland Museum Of California will be hosted by acclaimed tattoo artist and festival brainchild, Paul Booth. The focus of this year's event will be more ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Commence Recording "Damnation And A Day"

CRADLE OF FILTH have entered Parkgate Studio in Hastings, England to record their much-anticipated Damnation And A Day CD for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Sony Music. "The studio is akin to a buzzy hive of activity right now, with several recording processes' going on at the same time," bassist Dave Pybus (ex-ANATHEMA, DREAMBREED) ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Praises Producer's Contributions To New CD

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis recently commented on the contributions to the group's latest CD, Untouchables, of the album's producer Michael Beinhorn, a renowned studio wizard who's previously produced groups ranging from the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS to OZZY OSBOURNE. "What we did was like write heavy music in an orchestral style using different like movements, ...

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DAVE GROHL To Direct New FOO FIGHTERS Video

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl will direct the first video, "All My Life", from the band's fourth album, 1 X 1 ("One By One"). The clip is scheduled to be filmed in Los Angeles the week of August 12th. Grohl had previously directed the videos for "Monkey Wrench" and "My Hero", both from 1997's The ...

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MARILYN MANSON Makes Cameo Appearance In MURDERDOLLS Video

MARILYN MANSON makes a guest appearance in "Dead In Hollywood", the first video from MURDERDOLLS. MURDERDOLLS singer Wednesday 13 told Launch about the clip. "Actually, our guest star is Marilyn Manson. Manson. You know that guy? Marilyn Manson? Not Charles Manson. And so y'know, he has a role in it, which I can't reveal 'till ...

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"THE OSBOURNES" One Of 10 Worst Shows On Cable: Report

A TV watchdog group denounced The Osbournes as one of the ten "worst" shows on cable television in a new report released yesterday, according to Billboard. MTV programs like The Osbournes and The Real World comprise half of the Parents Television Council's (PTC) "Worst" list, which is rounded out by offerings on FX, TNN, and ...

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MURDER SQUAD: Army Of Maggots Rises From The Ashes

Sweden's MURDER SQUAD, featuring DISMEMBER bassist Rickard Cabeza, DISMEMBER vocalist Matti Kärki, ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnwind, are currently shopping an already-completed sophomore full-length effort, entitled Ravenous, Murderous, to interested record companies for a tentative late 2002 release. The album, which features a guest appearance by former DEATH/AUTOPSY drummer Chris Reifert, ...

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NAPALM DEATH's BARNEY GREENWAY: New Album Is "Fast And Crazy"

NAPALM DEATH will tentatively issue their latest album, entitled Order Of The Leech, in October through Snapper Music in Europe and Spitfire Records in the US, frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "The [deal] with Dreamcatcher [Records, who released the group's Enemy Of The Music Business CD in 2001] didn't really work out in ...

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