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TYPE O NEGATIVE Demo More Material, Prepare To Record New CD

TYPE O NEGATIVE have finished demoing two more original compositions and an as-yet-undisclosed cover song for the group's forthcoming full-length album, tentatively due on October 29th through Roadrunner Records. The group had previously recorded nine songs during the pre-production process for the upcoming CD, among them "Nettie", "I Like Girls", "Valentine's Day", "I Need Love", ...

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VIVA DEATH: A FOO FIGHTERS/FACE TO FACE Collaboration

More information has surfaced about VIVA DEATH, the new band formed by FOO FIGHTERS guitarist Chris Shiflett, his brother/FACE TO FACE bassist Scott, FACE TO FACE frontman Trever Keith, and ubiquitous session drummer Josh Freese (i.e. VANDALS, A PERFECT CIRCLE). The group's 15-song, self-titled set is due on August 27th through Vagrant Records, the same ...

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Prince Valium - MEDICATION

Featuring former UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY singer Whitfield Crane, ex-MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, former ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-SKREW/PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, Los Angeles' MEDICATION (formerly MYSTRESS) have relied at least in part on their impressive resumes to establish a bit of a name for themselves before they'd even issued their debut ...

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MEDICATION Recruit Fill-In Drummer, Finalize Track Listing For "Prince Valium"

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have recruited drummer Jason Loree for the group's current US tour, which kicked off last night in Chicago Heights, Illinois. It is currently ...

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The Birth Of A Supergroup?

A "reliable source" has told KNAC.com that BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd is currently jamming/writing in Los Angeles with MOTLEY CRUE bassist Nikki Sixx, ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash and ex-BLACK CROWES drummer Steve Gorman in what is being dubbed a "supergroup." No official word has come down from any of the involved parties ...

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MONDO GENERATOR Joined By DAVE GROHL For L.A. Gig

Former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl made a quiet, unannounced appearance Wednesday night (April 24th) at the Troubadour in Los Angeles behind the drums with MONDO GENERATOR, brainchild of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Nick Oliveri, which also features Josh Homme, Dave Catching, and other special guests. MONDO GENERATOR “blew the ...

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FULL DEVIL JACKET Acquire New Vocalist, Plan Name Change

FULL DEVIL JACKET have found an as-yet-undisclosed replacement for recently-departed vocalist Josh Brown and will introduce the new singer via a performance in their hometown of Jackson, Tennessee this summer. A name change is also in the works before the release of the group's sophomore full-length CD, which is due through the Island/Def Jam label ...

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420 MONKS To Lens Video Clip

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, ex-ERACISM bassist David Saunders, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, will shortly film a video with director Josh Haygood for the track "Ill Dreamz", from their soon-to-be-issued debut full-length CD. The clip will reportedly be ...

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It's Official: SHIHAD Become PACIFIER

New Zealand's SHIHAD have officially changed their name to PACIFIER due to their previous moniker's similarities to the Islam word for Holy War jihad. The band recently made an unannounced appearance under the new name at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, thus confirming that PACIFIER is indeed the name they love and are sticking ...

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ATHEIST Scrap Reunion Plans, Pursue Separate Projects

Contrary to previous reports, legendary Florida progressive metal act ATHEIST will not be reuniting to record a new studio CD, according to guitarist Rand Burkey. Citing various business and scheduling conflicts, some of which involve the promotional commitments of frontman Kelly Shaefer related to his main band NEUROTICA, ATHEIST have decided against doing a reunion ...

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MEDICATION Announce Album Title, Push Back EP Release Date

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have set Prince Valium as the title of their forthcoming debut full-length album, which is currently being produced by Bob Marlette for a ...

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MEDICATION Add Paris Appearance To Upcoming Itinerary

MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, will reportedly be performing at the Hard Rock Awards show (sponsored by the French metal magazine Hard Rock) in Paris, France on March 21st. MEDICATION will also be performing ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Drummer Recording With MEDICATION, AMEN Skinsman To Fill In During Live Shows

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese is sitting behind the kit during the recording sessions for MEDICATION's full-length debut, according to the group's management. Although AMEN sticksman Shannon Larkin was strongly rumored to be playing the drums on the upcoming CD, it now appears that Larkin will only handle ...

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KISS To Close Out Winter Olympics

KISS will play “Rock & Roll All Nite” at Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Sunday, February 24th globally-televised closing ceremonies at the XIX Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Other artists scheduled to appear include MOBY, BON JOVI, N SYNC, CHRISTINA AGUILLERA, GLORIA ESTEFAN, CHARLOTTE CHURCH with JOSH GROBAN, HARRY CONNICK, JR., EARTH, WIND, & FIRE, ...

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FULL DEVIL JACKET Split With Singer, Consider Name Change

FULL DEVIL JACKET have parted ways with vocalist Josh Brown due to his “religious beliefs” and are in the process of changing their name in addition to auditioning potential singers before starting work on their second full-length CD (the band's first under the new moniker). Here is a statement from bassist Kevin Bebout on the ...

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SHIHAD Get To Keep Their Name (For Now)

New Zealand's SHIHAD have decided to keep their name despite previous reports indicating that the group would be altering their moniker due to the similarities to the Islam word for Holy War jihad. According to Australia's Undercover web magazine, SHIHAD were ready to announce the new name REMOTE but found out at the last minute ...

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BUCKCHERRY Confirm Drummer Departure, Plan New CD

BUCKCHERRY have confirmed via the group's official web site that drummer Devon Glenn has left the band. No reason was given for Glenn's departure, but a brief statement from the act indicates that no auditions for Devon's replacement are currently planned. Singer Josh Todd and guitarist Keith Nelson are said to be carrying on with ...

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ANAL C.NT Call It A Day!

ANAL C.NT have officially broken up following their December 21st show in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. According to a statement issued by the group, there will be no more new recordings, no shows, no 15th anniversary show, nothing. [There is] no particular reason [for the split] except it's boring, and it's run its course. No one's mad ...

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self-titled - FULL DEVIL JACKET

At a time when most of the up-and-coming heavy rock acts appear to be derived from the KORN / LIMP BIZKIT school of songwriting, it is truly refreshing to come across a band that is modern sounding yet doesn't succumb to the idea that one must incoprorate hip hop infuences into its style in order ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Nov 28, 2001

SOULFLY are scheduled to perform at Salon 21 in Mexico City, Mexico on December 15th. Additional South American dates, including a possible Santiago, Chile gig on December 13th, will be announced shortly.


An MP3 file of the track “The Storm”, taken from KING DIAMOND's upcoming Abigail Part ...

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Archive News Nov 26, 2001

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be joining former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno on stage as a very special guest at the latter's headlining appearance at the Manifesto Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 11th. Kisser will reportedly perform with Di'Anno at the first show of the singer's three-night stint ...

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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