ANTHRAX Comment On FRANK BELLO's Departure

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and guitarist Scott Ian have issued separate statements confirming the departure of bassist Frank Bello. What follows are Charlie and Scott's statements in their entirety: Charlie Benante: "Hey everyone in Anthraxland, I know things are getting out of control and I wanted to speak to our friends about this situation. The ...

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EDGUY: 'Hellfire Club' Bonus Track To feature KREATOR Frontman

EDGUY singer Tobias Sammet has posted the following message regarding the bonus tracks on the band's upcoming album, "Hellfire Club", due on March 15 through Nuclear Blast Records: "The first pressing of the 'Hellfire Club' album will contain two additional songs: no crappy tracks of course, but just real good stuff. One of the bonus ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Check In From Recording Studio

DARK TRANQUILLITY vocalist Mikael Stanne has posted the following studio report on the group's official web site: "Just wanted to stop by and give you guys an update on what's going on in the studio: "We are nearing the completion of this our seventh album. Anders [Jivarp, drums] has been true to form and blasted ...

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METALLICA: 'This Monster Lives' Book Due In November

"Metallica: This Monster Lives", a book chronicling filmmaker Joe Berlinger's three years spent with METALLICA making the "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" documentary, is due in November via Martins Press. "It will be designed to tie into the DVD release of the film, which will be [in early 2005]," Berlinger told MTV.com last October. "The ...

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SUGARCOMA Record New Demo, Seek New Label Home

Britain's SUGARCOMA entered the studio last month to record a new demo containing the tracks "Bridges", "Goodbye Reality" and "Under The Ice". All songs are expected to appear on the group's follow-up to 2002's "Becoming Something Else", tentatively due later in the year. The group, who were previously signed to Music For Nations Records, are ...

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SEVENDUST: Australian Support Acts Announced

SUNK LOTO and FULL SCALE have reportedly been announced as the opening acts on SEVENDUST's upcoming Australian tour, which is scheduled to kick off March 24 in Adelaide. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar 24 - Thebarton Theatre - Adelaide, AUS Mar 25 – Palace - Melbourne, AUS Mar 27 - Hordern Pavillion - Sydney, ...

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DEICIDE, SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Team Up For U.S. Tour

DEICIDE will be hitting the road this spring with SUPERJOINT RITUAL. The tour kicks off April 6 in Louisville, Ky. CLUTCH will be joining the bill at select shows. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 07 - Annie's - Cincinnati, OH Apr. 08 - Pop's - Sauget, IL + Apr. 09 - The ...

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DREADLOCK PUSSY Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Dutch metal band DREADLOCK PUSSY have parted ways with longtime drummer Twixy. "It was no longer possible for Twixy to combine the uncertain band life with his other obligations," the band write in a statement. DREADLOCK PUSSY have vowed to carry on and are busy working on a new album with the help of producer/drummer ...

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BRUTALITY: Recording Sessions Delayed

Reunited Tampa death metallers BRUTALITY have pushed back the projected recording dates for their as-yet-untitled new album to late May/early June. "A big 'I'm sorry' goes out to all the fans that really have longed for this release," the group write on their web site. "There is a lack of cooperation within the band itself ...

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