ISCARIAH Leaves IMMORTAL!

Basist Iscariah has left Norway's IMMORTAL. Here is Iscariah's official statement on the matter: “Well, so this day came to an end despite its long and joyful hours. The statement I doubted would be written for a long time is here, and if you asked me directly why, I would not be able to give ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Manager Confirms Singer's Departure From Supergroup

Jim Guerinot, the manager of ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell, has confirmed that the singer has left the new supergroup he formed with former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar). The unnamed band had originally started work on their never-completed debut album early last year and were ...

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SEPULTURA: Without A Record Deal, Pursuing Side Projects

SEPULTURA have parted ways with Rick Sales Management (i.e. SLAYER, SYSTEMATIC) and have broken off contract negotiations with Sanctuary Records following the group's split with Roadrunner last year, drummer Igor Cavalera has exclusively told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although initial discussions between Sanctuary and SEPULTURA had taken place (a fact that was affirmed by a Sanctuary label ad ...

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ECHOBRAIN: Full US Tour Announced

ECHOBRAIN, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, guitarist/vocalist Dylan Donkin, and drummer Brian Sagrafena, kicked off their 2002 Keep Me Alive tour in Petaluma, California on Wednesday, March 20th to a packed house. Although primarily a local crowd, the audience consisted of several fans who flew in from as far away as Chicago and Dallas ...

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DANZIG Shoot Video For New Single

DANZIG shot a video for "Wicked Pussycat", the first single from the group's forthcoming full-length CD, entitled Danzig 7:77: I Lucifer I, last Friday, March 22nd, in downtown Los Angeles. As previously reported, Danzig 7:77: I Lucifer I is due to be issued on May 21st through Spitfire Records. ...

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GRAVE Enter Studio To Begin Work On “Back From The Grave”

Swedish death metal legends GRAVE entered Sunlight Studios in Stockholm on Sunday, March 3rd with producer Tomas Skogsberg to begin work on their long-awaited fifth full-lengh CD, entitled Back From The Grave. Nine tracks were reportedly laid down during the sessions, and are currently being finalized for a June release through Century Media Records. Described ...

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SATYRICON Confirmed For ROSKILDE

SATYRICON have been confirmed for this year's Roskilde festival, which is scheduled to take place in Roskilde, Denmark between June 27th and 30th. The group's performance, which will likely take place on June 28th, will mark SATYRICON's first gig since the Tuska Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland in 2000 (discounting a “short stunt appearance” at ...

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STRATOVARIUS Frontman Debuts At #4 On Finnish Single Charts

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto's three-song single, containing the tracks "Beginning" (single edit), "Waiting for the Dawn" and "Kadesh" (non-LP), debuted at position #4 on the Finnish single chart. Kotipelto's debut full-length CD, entitled Waiting For The Dawn, is due to be released through Century Media Records in May. ...

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