KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: New Singer Will Enable Us To Grow

New KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones (formerly of Connecticut-based BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED) has stated the following regarding his new band: "I had heard that things were up in the air with [former frontman] Jesse [Leach] so after a lot of tossing and turning at night I gave the guys a call. It really clicked ...

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HALFORD, ANTHRAX In Talks About Possible US Tour

HALFORD and ANTHRAX are reportedly in talks about a joint US tour sometime this fall. However, it should be noted that nothing has yet been confirmed and the tour is far from a done deal. ANTHRAX's ninth studio album, entitled We've Come For You All, is due to be released through Sanctuary Records in North ...

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TAPEWORM Continue Work On Perennially-Delayed CD

NINE INCH NAILS frontman Trent Reznor and TOOL/A PERFECT CIRCLE singer Maynard James Keenan recently hit Southern Tracks Recording Studios in Atlanta, Georgia (see photographic evidence here) to continue work on Reznor's pet project TAPEWORM, which also features NIN's Charlie Clouser and Danny Lohner. In the works for several years, TAPEWORM is essentially ...

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VIO-LENCE: MILWAUKEE METALFEST Is A No-Go

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will not be appearing at this year's Milwaukee Metalfest, according to a message posted via the band's official web site. No reason was given for the group's decision to pull out of the event. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist Welcomes Newest Addition To Family

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY leader/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde and family welcomed their newest addition, Hendrix Halen Michael Rhoads Wylde, on Tuesday, July 9th, at 3:40 AM Pacific time. Hendrix is the third child in the Wylde clan. Zakk Wylde is already back at work rehearsing for Ozzfest 2002 which kicks off tomorrow night in Scranton, ...

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Former AMEN Guitarist Resurfaces In "Heavy" New Band

Los Angeles-based BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Figueroa, are currently mixing their new album, entitled Hot Blood, with Joe Barresi (i.e. JESUS LIZARD, MELVINS, QOTSA) for a late 2002 release through Dim Mak Records. "It's a multi-dimensional beast that will rip your heart out as well as your face off!," vocalist Samuel James Velde ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Announce Hometown Gig

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO—featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg and LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson—will perform at Metalterassen in Gothenburg, Sweden on July 27th. ...

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HALFORD: GRASPOP Set List Revealed, Rob's WNEW Interview Posted

HALFORD performed the following set during their appearance at Graspop Metal Meeting on Saturday, July 6th: 01. Painkiller 02. Jawbreaker 03. Resurrection 04. Made In Hell 05. Exciter 06. Betrayal 07. Golgotha (10-minute break due to technical problems) 08. Cyberworld 09. The Hellion 10. Electric Eye (cut off in middle due to continued technical problems) ...

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ROCKBITCH To Cease All Gigging Activities

Britain's all-girl rock band/sex commune ROCKBITCH have announced plans to cease all gigging activities following tonight's concert in Worcester, UK. According to a message posted on the band's official web site, "we were en-route to our gig in Sheffield, England when the phone rang and we were informed that the council had put massive pressure ...

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