MORGION Commence Work On Third CD, Announce Split With Label

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have commenced the recording sessions for their third full-length album, Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth, with producer Matthias Scheeberger for a tentative late 2002/early 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. Ebb Tide 02. The Mourner's Oak 03. A ...

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SKUMLOVE Acquire New Bassist, Keyboardist

Los Angeles-based SKUMLOVE, whose current touring line-up includes former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC drummer Justin Bennett and SX-10/CYPRESS HILL bassist Frank Mercurio, have reportedly acquired a new full-time bassist by the name of Alley Useless and a new keyboardist who goes by the name of "The Boy". SKUMLOVE are scheduled to ...

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PSI.KORE: Mass Member Exodus Leaves Band Future In Doubt

Bassist Meredith Webster, guitarist Aaron Bilbija and drummer Matt Lamb have quit Sydney, Australia's PSI.KORE, leaving singer Chuck Lamb as the sole remaining member of the group. It is presently unclear if Chuck will attempt to resurrect the band with an all-new line-up or if he will move on to other ventures. The former members, ...

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MACHINE HEAD: No Confirmed Release Date For Live CD

Despite the fact that Roadrunner Records UK has announced a tentative release date of October 21st for MACHINE HEAD's as-yet-untitled live album, a spokesperson for the label's New York office has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET that no release date has yet been confirmed for the effort. Moreover, it is almost certain that several tracks performed during the ...

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SAVATAGE Founder To Release Solo Album

SAVATAGE founder Jon Oliva has commenced work on a solo album which he hopes to release sometime next year. "I'm working on it," Oliva told Brave Words. "I've got five songs done, but I'm going to take my time on it because I want to add a lot more stuff to it. I'll get the ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's VINCE NEIL Wanted On Assault Charges

Police in Beverly Hills have issued a warrant for the arrest of MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, who allegedly attacked a record producer in a nightclub parking lot, according to MTV.com. The warrant, issued Wednesday, stems from an April 28th incident involving Michael Schuman, who accuses Neil of taunting him outside of a club and ...

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Ex-CRIMSON GLORY Singer Gets Busy On Several Fronts

Former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, and ex-NOCTURNUS members Mike Davis (guitar) and Emo Mowery (bass) have set TIWANAKU as the name of their new group, which is currently writing material for their debut CD, due in early 2003 through Season Of Mist Records. Black, who left SEVEN WITCHES in June due to "personal ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER To Tour With CANDIRIA, DIECAST

40 BELOW SUMMER will be hitting the road in early September with CANDIRIA, DIECAST and E-TOWN CONCRETE (select shows only). Tentative dates are as follows: Sep. 04 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Sep. 05 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights Sep. 06 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre Sep. 07 – Old Bridge, ...

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CANDLEMASS Apologize For "Chaos" At WACKEN OPEN AIR

CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling has posted a message via the group's official web site regarding the changes in the groups' scheduled showtimes at this past weekend's Wacken Open Air festival which caused many of the Swedish doom quintet's fans to miss the band's performance at the event. "Due to fuck-ups from the Wacken HQ, a ...

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