No WILL HAVEN For The 'KNOT!

Sacramento's WILL HAVEN will not be supporting SLIPKNOT on their forthcoming UK tour, despite recent rumors to the contrary. As previously reported, original support act DOWNTHESUN were forced to pull out of the tour after their label London/Sire Records went under, prompting rumors that WILL HAVEN would fill the vacant slot. However, it now appears ...

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MESHUGGAH: The Evil Eight-String!

Swedish aggro virtuosos MESHUGGAH are hard at work on the material for their fourth full-length album and are mere days away from completing a four-song demo for the upcoming effort, due out in June via Nuclear Blast Records. The notorious perfectionists' desire to focus all their attention on the pre-production sessions for the forthcoming CD ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Not Involved With Upcoming VH1 Special

Following last week's controversy surrounding former ANTHRAX bassist Danny Lilker's non-involvement with the upcoming ANTHRAX VH1 Behind The Music special (see original report here), ex-ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin has confirmed that, as of this time, he has not been contacted about contributing to the documentary and he doesn't expect to be, considering the ...

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MEGADETH Double Live CD Release Date Set

MEGADETH's upcoming, as–yet-untitled double live CD, which was recorded in mid-November in Tucson, Arizona, is tentatively scheduled to be released in the US on March 18th through Sanctuary Records. A Japanese release is expected on March 13th through Victor Entertainment. ...

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HALFORD To Begin Cutting Vocal Tracks Next Week

According to Rob Halford's personal manager John Baxter, he and Rob have been busy working on lyrics and “vocal approaches” for HALFORD's upcoming sophomore CD since December 1st, 2001, and will begin cutting the final album vocal tracks next week, which will keep them busy “through early next month”. It is presently unclear if the ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Far East, Alaska Dates Announced

OZZY OSBOURNE has announced the dates for his upcoming tour of the Far East and Alaska, which is due to take place during February. They are as follows: Feb. 08 - Osaka, Jap @ Zepp Feb. 09 - Osaka, Jap @ Zepp Feb. 11 - Nagoya, JAP @ TBA Feb. 13 - Fukuoka, JAP @ ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: Guitarist Search Update

According to the group's official web site, the first stop of the LIMP BIZKIT Put Your Guitar Where Your Mouth Is guitarist search tour took place in Fresno, California yesterday, and over 250 aspiring guitarists auditioned for the band. Three musicians, Jonas Anderson, Reggie Villegas, and Amanda Quinn were selected to jam with the band. ...

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EYEHATEGOD Break In New Bassist

New Orleans masters of sludge EYEHATEGOD have acquired a new bassist: former HAWG JAW guitarist Gary Mader. The group's first show with the new line-up will take place on February 10th at the Shim-Sham Club in New Orleans. ...

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SKINLAB Change Album Title Yet Again

According to an official press release from Century Media Records, SKINLAB have NOT changed the title of their forthcoming album to reVOLT, but have instead decided to name their third full-length CD reVoltingRoom. A May release is still expected. ...

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