POISONBLACK: Finnish "Supergroup" To Issue Debut In Late 2002

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS), who feature in their ranks SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala on guitar, and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto, are tentatively due to record their debut album before the end of the summer for a late 2002 release through Century Media Records. Completed by bassist Janne Kukkonen, guitarist Janne Dahlgren and drummer Tarmo Kanerva, ...

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PANTERA: Soundscan Sales Revealed

Here are the sales figures for PANTERA's full-length studio albums in the US for the week ending February 17th, according to Soundscan (as reported by Metal Sludge): Cowboys From Hell - 1,284,564 * Vulgar Display Of Power - 1,770,521 Far Beyond Driven - 1,302,417 Great Southern Trendkill - 754,988 Official Live: 101 Proof - 571,819 ...

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THRASH OF THE TITANSROCK AGAINST CANCER: More Details Revealed

Thrash Of The TitansRock Against Cancer is the official name of the metal festival currently set to take place at Anhembi in So Paulo, Brazil on April 20th in front of an anticipated audience of 20,000. According to the festival organizers, the concert will feature appearances from a total of 14 bands on two different ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: New York City Date Confirmed

The original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)—have been confirmed to appear at CBGBs in New York City, New York on Friday, May 10th. The group's current itinerary for their reunion tour now looks like this: Apr. 06 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Metal Meltdown ...

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SILVERCHAIR: "Diorama" North American Release Date Set

Australia's SILVERCHAIR will issue their fourth studio album, entitled Diorama, through Atlantic Records in the US on July 9th. Other countries should expect the CD within a week of the North America release date. As previously reported, Diorama will hit Australian and New Zealand shops on Monday, April 1st. Among the tracks set to appear ...

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SLASH Denies Supergroup Involvement

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has NOT contributed to the two-song demo tape recently recorded by the superstar line-up of Neal Schon (guitar—JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals—ex-VAN HALEN), Deen Castronovo (drums—JOURNEY) and Michael Anthony (bass—VAN HALEN), despite a statement to the contrary posted at Hagar's official web site at www.redrocker.com. The yet-to-be-named band ...

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S.O.D. Frontman Pays Tribute To Late EXODUS Star

S.O.D./M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has issued the following statement regarding the recent passing of EXODUS frontman Paul Baloff after suffering a massive stroke: “When I heard the news that Paul had been hospitalized, I was in shock. When I heard of his passing, I cried. Paul was not only one of the funniest and most ...

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