MURDER SQUAD: An AUTOPSY, ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER Collaboration

Former DEATH/AUTOPSY drummer Chris Reifert has collaborated with Sweden's MURDER SQUAD (featuring DISMEMBER bassist Rickard Cabeza, DISMEMBER vocalist Matti Krki, ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjrnwind) on the group's sophomore full-length effort, entitled Ravenous, Murderous. Completed at a Stockholm studio over a two-week period in March, the album is scheduled for a ...

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VOIVOD To Begin Work On New Album, Compile "Best Of" CD

Former METALLICA and current ECHOBRAIN bassist Jason Newsted will join Canadian cyber-metallers VOIVOD in the studio this summer for the recording of the group's tenth studio album, which is tentatively due to be released through Century Media Records in early 2003. Also in the works is a Best Of CD spanning the band's entire career ...

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MASTERPLAN Shuffle Bassists, Finalize Album Track Listing

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, have parted ways with bassist Jrgen Attig and have acquired IRON SAVIOR's Jan-S. Eckert as his replacement. Eckert has already recorded all the bass lines for the group's self-titled debut album, which is tentatively scheduled ...

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CANDLEMASS Frontman Launches "Goth Synth Rock" Side Project

CANDLEMASS/MEMENTO MORI frontman Messiah Marcolin has launched a brand new Stockholm, Sweden-based gothic synth rock band called REQUIEM, which also features in its ranks Peter Moore (synthesizers, programming and speech), and Michael Samuelsson (guitars, bass and speech). A recent three-song demo is presently available for download from the group's official web site at

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Limited-Edition CD To Feature Bonus Cuts

The first 25,000 copies of the upcoming SUPERJOINT RITUAL debut CD, entitled Use Once And Destroy, will include two special bonus demo tracks: "Starvation Trip" and "Little H". The album is due to be issued through Sanctuary Records on May 21st. SUPERJOINT RITUAL is the new band featuring PANTERA's Philip Anselmo on vocals, C.O.C./ EYEHATEGOD's ...

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MOONSPELL Announce European Live Dates

Portugal's MOONSPELL have announced the following European live dates during the coming months: Apr. 16 Leiria, POR @ Pavilho Universitario May 14 Braga, POR @ Pavilho Universitario May 17 Leipzig, GER @ Wave Gottik Treffen Jul. 26-27 Valencia, SPA @ Rock Machina Festival Aug. 02 Gossnitz, GER @ Open Air Aug. 25 Pombal, POR @ ...

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MOTRHEAD's MIKKEY DEE: I Wanted To Play On New KING DIAMOND CD

Former KING DIAMOND and current MOTRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee was in brief talks to make an appearance on the current KING DIAMOND album, Abigail II: The Revenge, but due to Mikkey' commitment to MOTRHEAD, his contributions never took place. I was actually talking to King about playing on that album, because [bassist] Hal Patino is ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's MIKKEY DEE: I Wanted To Play On New KING DIAMOND CD

Former KING DIAMOND and current MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee was in brief talks to make an appearance on the current KING DIAMOND album, Abigail II: The Revenge, but due to Mikkey' commitment to MOTÖRHEAD, his contributions never took place. “I was actually talking to King about playing on that album, because [bassist] Hal Patino is ...

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