GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: New Material Is Really Powerful

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has spoken to MTV.com about the recent addition to the group's ranks of former AMEN drummer Shannon Larkin and the musical direction on the band's forthcoming third full-length CD, due in March 2003. "[Shannon] was my first choice," said Erna. "I'm a drummer also, and I was really influenced by his ...

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CLAWFINGER Commence Recording Process For Fifth Album

Swedish rap metallers CLAWFINGER have finally commenced the recording process for their fifth full-length CD at a recording studio they co-own with MESHUGGAH in the outskirts of Stockholm, according to the latest online posting from frontman Zak Tell. "We're not completely lazy as we have now been writing songs for about half a year, and ...

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HELLOWEEN Announce Addition Of Ex-FREEDOM CALL Guitarist

Germany's HELLOWEEN have finally confirmed, via the band's official webmaster, the addition of former FREEDOM CALL guitarist Sascha Gerstner to the group's ranks. Gerstner replaces Roland Grapow, who was dismissed from the band last year. HELLOWEEN are said to be nearly done with the recording process for their much-anticipated new album at singer Andy Deris' ...

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Deaf People Turn Up to See QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

A group of deaf people turned up to see QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE because their new album is called Songs For The Deaf, according to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine. The 37-strong party of hearing impaired folks turned up to see the QUEENS at the Spiders club in Hull. The group baffled the bouncers with ...

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BLUEBIRD Set Release Date For "Hot Blood"

Los Angeles-based BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Figueroa, will issue their new album, entitled Hot Blood, on November 5th via Dim Mak Records. A Japanese release through Sparq Music and a UK/European release on Sweet Nothing is expected around the same time. In other news, BLUEBIRD will support THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY on the ...

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METALLICA Spend Day With MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION Fans

METALLICA granted the wishes of two extremely courageous young men, Kelly and Chris, from the Make A Wish Foundation on Tuesday, August 20th by spending the day with them at the METALLICA HQ near San Francisco, California. The pair were treated to a preview of the band's new material and took part in an impromptu ...

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NASTY SAVAGE Reunite To Record Material For Forthcoming "Rare Tracks" CD

Acclaimed Florida metallers NASTY SAVAGE have reformed and recorded two brand new songs for a forthcoming Crook'd Records "rare tracks"-style CD, due later in the year. The line-up that recorded the group's final full-length release, 1989's Penetration Point"Nasty" Ronnie Galetti (vocals), Ben Meyer (guitar), David Austin (guitar), Richard Bateman (bass), and Curtis Beeson ...

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