JASON NEWSTED Offers 'Noisy And Beautiful' Preview Of THE SNATCH RACKET

THE SNATCH RACKET, a two-piece PAPA WHEELIE offshoot band featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) and drummer Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor), have posted two new tracks recorded in September 2003 at Newsted's The Chophouse studio. Commented Jason: "Noisy and beautiful...anything can happen...a must listen. Still in its earliest stages, this is just a ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Film 'Cyberwaste' Video This Weekend

FEAR FACTORY will be shooting the video for "Cyberwaste" in Australia this coming weekend (Feb. 7 or 8). If you would like to be in the video (live crowd etc), then send an e-mail to [email protected] to register your interest. Further details will be given to you from that e-mail address when they are finalized. ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's DURST To Spanish Journalist: 'Get Some Balls'

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has responded to an "open letter" from a Spanish rock journalist who has accused him of "once again disrespect[ing] [his] fans" by challenging the writer to stand near the stage at a BIZKIT concert after Durst was "insulted" in a one-to-one interview with the reporter. In a lengthy

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GRAVE Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have parted ways with drummer Christofer Barkensjö. "Both parties decided to go separate ways after the recent European tour for personal reasons and also for Chris to focus more on his main band KAAMOS," the group write on their web site. Joining GRAVE as Chris' replacement is COERCION drummer Pelle ...

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MORGION Set Release Date For New Album

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have set an April 27 release date through Dark Symphonies Records for their new album, "Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth". The follow-up to 1999's "Solinari" was produced by Mathias Schneeberger at Donner & Blitzen Studios and contains "eight magnificent tracks, clocking in at over an hour, that begin right where 'Solinari' ...

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CHASTAIN: New Album Due In June

CHASTAIN's first CD since 1997's "In Dementia", entitled "In An Outrage", will be released in June through Leviathan Records. The band's eighth release features vocalist Kate French, guitarist David T. Chastain, and original VICIOUS RUMORS members Larry Howe (drums) and Dave Starr (bass). Among the songtitles set to appear on the effort are the following: ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Announce Live Dates, Continue Writing New Material

Finnish melo-death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have announced the following two dates in February/March: Feb. 13 – Kotka, FIN - Yellowstone Mar. 05 – Kouvola, FIN - Rytmikatti (w/ SCENT OF FLESH) OMNIUM GATHERUM will begin recording the follow-up to their highly acclaimed "Spirits and August Light" debut in the summer with engineer Nino Laurenne at ...

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GODHEAD To Play Special Hollywood Gig

GODHEAD will be playing a special $5 show on Wednesday, February 25 to premiere the new rock 'n' roll night, "The Panic Room", at The Dragonfly in Hollywood, California. No advance tickets will be available — this is a first come first served show. The gig will mark the return of James O'Connor to the ...

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