DISTURBED Commence Work On Sophomore CD, Plan DVD

DISTURBED have commenced the writing process for their sophomore effort and expect to enter Groovemaster Studios with producer Johnny K during March to begin recording the CD for a late 2002 release through Giant/Warner Bros. Records. In other news, the band are presently working on their first-ever DVD, which they hope to issue in the ...

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Yngwie Malmsteen vs. Marcel Jacob: "Liar" Pt. II

Yet another minor controversy has arisen in the world of Swedish axe hero Yngwie Malmsteen, this time having to do with the CD release of the guitarist's 1980 demos, which were recently issued via Powerline Records. According to an official statement from the Yngwie camp, Megarock are exclusively distributing the re-release of Yngwie Malmsteen's RISING ...

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HEADSTRONG Go Country Crossing With FU MANCHU

RCA recording artists HEADSTRONG will be supporting FU MANCHU on the latter band's upcoming US headlining tour, which is scheduled to begin at the end of January. The dates are as follows: Jan. 29 Troubador - Los Angeles, CA Jan. 30 - Justice League - San Francisco, CA Feb. 01 - Berbati's Pan - Portland, ...

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STATIC-X, SOULFLY Dates Announced

The official dates for the upcoming STATIC-X/SOULFLY co-headlining tour, also featuring ONESIDEZERO and SOIL, have been announced. They are as follows: Jan. 31 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Feb. 01 - Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium Feb. 02 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Feb. 04 - Phoenix, AZ @ Web Theatre ...

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APOCALYPTICA Part Ways With Max Lilja

Finnish string quartet APOCALYPTICA have parted ways with one of the group's four cellists, Max Lilja. Here is the band's official statement on the matter: After the artistically satisfying, but very exhausting two-and-half-year project with the Cult album, we have finally started to raise our sights towards the future. Instead of focusing only on music, ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION: To Abyss And Back!

MALEVOLENT CREATION will enter Sweden's Abyss Studio in early May with producer Peter Tagtgren to record their eighth studio album, tentatively entitled The Will To Kill. Commented guitarist Phil Fasciana about the prospect of the band recording outside their native Florida for the first time in their 15-year-long career: Florida death metal being recorded in ...

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SLIPKNOT Get "Evil" With "My Plague"!

A reworked version of SLIPKNOT's "My Plague", dubbed "My Plague (New Abuse Mix), will be released in February as the second single from the group's latest album, Iowa. The new version will also be featured in the film adaptation of the Resident Evil video game series, due on April 5th, as well as on its ...

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WILL HAVEN Replace DOWNTHESUN On SLIPKNOT Tour!

DOWNTHESUN have been forced to drop off SLIPKNOT's upcoming European tour following the collapse of London/Sire Records in the States, according to Metal Hammer magazine. The first signings to SLIPKNOT's Maggot Corps label will be replaced by Sacramento's WILL HAVEN on the upcoming trek, which will also include an appearance by Sweden's IN FLAMES during ...

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Joey Ramone: Solo CD, RNR Hall Of Fame Induction Ahead

Joey Ramone's posthumous debut solo album, entitled Don't Worry About Me, is due out on February 19th via Sanctuary Records. Among the musicians performing on the CD are Andy Shernoff (DICTATORS, who also co-wrote the track "Stop Thinking About It"), drummer Frank Funaro (ex-DICTATORS, ex-DEL-LORDS, current member of CRACKER), as well as drummer Marky Ramone. ...

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VEHEMENCE: "God..." Track Listing Unveiled

VEHEMENCE, a self-proclaimed chaotic melodic death metal band from Phoenix, Arizona, have entered Chandler, Arizona's The Salt Mine Studios to begin recording their Metal Blade Records debut, entitled God Was Created, for a spring release. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Made For Her Jesus 02. She Never Noticed Me ...

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