SEVEN WITCHES Bassist Booted Over Side Project Involvement

Bassist Bill Mez has been asked to leave Sanctuary recording artists SEVEN WITCHES due to the four-stringer's touring commitments with his main project SINGLE BULLET THEORY. According to an official press release, the upcoming SEVEN WITCHES/ANNIHILATOR European tour falls within the same weeks as the next SBT tour and there was no way to reschedule ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE To Begin Pre-Production For Sophomore CD

SLAVES ON DOPE are due to begin pre-production in the near future on their second album for an as-yet-undisclosed label with producers Jason Slater (i.e. SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, EARSHOT) and Troy Van Leeuwen (i.e. A PERFECT CIRCLE, ENEMY). In other news, SLAVES ON DOPE frontman Jason Rockman was involved in a freak car accident this ...

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SILVERCHAIR Pull Out Of GONE SOUTH Festival

Australia's SILVERCHAIR have withdrawn from the Gone South festival as a result of a medical condition suffered by the group's frontman, Daniel Johns. Daniel and the band are extremely disappointed that they are not going to be able to play at Gone South, said the group's manager, John Watson, in a statement. SILVERCHAIR has done ...

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TAETRE Complete Work On Third Full-Length CD

Sweden's TAETRE have completed work on their third full-length album, entitled Divine Misanthropic Madness, at KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque's Los Angered Recordings for a late 2002 release through Mighty Music Records. The group's first release since the departure of guitarist Danyael Nilsson will include guest appearances from LaRocque and Tony Jelencovich (TRANSPORT LEAGUE). ...

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FU MANCHU Issue Statement Regarding Buffalo Cancellation

FU MANCHU singer/guitarist Scott Hill has issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of the group's free show at the Kissing Bridge Ski Lodge in Buffalo, New York on February 17th: “Hey FU MANCHU fans...here is the reasons why we didn't play the outdoor show in Buffalo NY...there was snow and ice all over our ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL's Long-Awaited Debut To See Light Of Day In May

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, featuring PANTERA's Philip Anselmo on vocals, C.O.C./ EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower on guitar, ex-STRESSBALL/current DEMONSEEDS drummer Joe Fazzio), and bassist Hank Williams the 3rd (who recently replaced ex-DEAD HORSE/current DEMONSEEDS bassist Michael Haaga), will release their debut album, entitled Use Once and Destroy, on May 21st. Although no official announcement has yet been made, ...

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NO RETURN Acquire New Bassist

French thrashers NO RETURN have acquired a 24-year-old female bassist named Olivia. As previously reported, NO RETURN and Paris-based Kodiak Records recently struck a licensing deal with Germany's Nuclear Blast Records for the international release of the group's fifth full-length CD, entitled Machinery. Recorded at Belgium's CCR Studio and mixed at Paris' Funmasters facility, the ...

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