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SYSTEMATIC Confirm Bassist Departure, Prepare To Record Second CD

SYSTEMATIC manager Nick John of Rick Sales Management has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the group have parted ways with bassist Nick St. Denis. No details have yet been divulged regarding St. Denis' departure, but an official press release will be issued shortly that should be more forthcoming about the bassist's future plans. In the meantime, ...

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METALLICA: 20 New Songs In The Can

METALLICA have completed the basic skeletons of 20 new songs during the most recent songwriting sessions for the group's next album, drummer Lars Ulrich revealed in an interview published in the latest issue of METALLICA fan magazine So What. Ulrich also stated that the much-talked-about collaboration between METALLICA, rapper JA RULE and producer Swizz Beatz—which ...

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Jason Newsted: "METALLICA Has Two Control Freaks"

Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted on his former bandmates and his current situation (ECHOBRAIN), as quoted by MTV News: “METALLICA has two control freaks," he said, apparently referring to singer/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, "and it's very hard to get any kind of two cents in that monopoly. When it came time to do ...

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MOTLEY CRUE's Sixx Takes It "In The Chops"!

MOTLEY CRUE bassist/mainman Nikki Sixx has just had a vasectomy and has chosen to speak out about it. Sort of. Here's Sixx describing his, eh, newfound condition: Well this old bird dogFinally took it in the chops Well, not exactly the chopsbut there was chopping involved (not cocaine, you sickos). Ah, the glory of yesterday ...

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Former SLAYER Drummer Joins SYSTEMATIC!

Former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph has officially joined San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Bostaph is no stranger to the SYSTEMATIC guys, having played with the latter band's guitarist Adam Ruppell in a previous project prior to re-joining SLAYER in 1996. Paul, who has reportedly chopped off most of his long ...

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TIAMAT Finalize Album, Single Track Listing

Sweden's TIAMAT have set the final track listing for their upcoming Judas Christ CD, which is scheduled to be issued in Europe on February 18th through Century Media Records. It is as follows: (spinae) 01. The Return Of The Son Of Nothing 02. So Much For Suicide 03. Vote For Love 04. The Truth´s For ...

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Jason Newsted: The Guitar World Interview!

The February 2002 issue of Guitar World magazine features an interview with former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, in which the four-stringer speaks at great length about the events that led to his decision earlier this year to leave the aforementioned act. Here are some of the article's highlights (all quotes by Newsted): "[METALLICA frontman] James ...

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TIAMAT, MOONSPELL Embark On European Tour!

Sweden's TIAMAT will be embarking on a European tour during March/April with Portugal's MOONSPELL and another as-yet-undisclosed act. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 06 – Stuttgart, GER @ Longhorn Mar. 07 - Cologne, GER @ Live Music Hall Mar. 08 – Antwerp, BEL @ Hof Ter Lo Mar. 09 - Herford, ...

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CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Wacken, Other Acts Join In On The Action!

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—have been officially confirmed for next year's Wacken Festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. As previously reported, CANDLEMASS will also perform at the 2002 installment of the ...

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CANDLEMASS Destroy Stockholm!

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—performed a six-song set at the Christmas bash, dubbed Black Lucia, of Sweden's premiere metal magazine, Close-Up, at Wildside (Daily's) in Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday, December 13th. The event also served as a release ...

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Ex-THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL Singer Inks New Solo Deal!

Former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL goddess of beauty Kari Ruesltten has signed with Sweden's GMR Music Group and will release her long-awaited third solo album (the first two were issued through Sony Music Norway) in late March through the Peach Music sub-label. As yet-untitled, the follow-up to 1998's Mesmerized is being mixed by Lars ...

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Entrance - LION'S SHARE

Although an early incarnation of LION'S SHARE existed as early as the late Eighties, it wasn't until the release of the group's 1994 self-titled debut that the band truly came into their own in musical terms, having abandoned their AOR-inspired songwriting efforts in favor of a more progressive, heavier approach. Over the course of two ...

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Gift - TAPROOT

A longtime underground favorite, Detroit's TAPROOT garnered a substantial amount of publicity last year when they were publicly scorned by LIMP BIZKIT's Fred Durst for having skipped out on a deal with his Interscope-distributed imprint in favor of a new label set up by their Velvet Hammer management through Atlantic Records. The whole episode has ...

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Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by MTV.com. While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alcoholism and “other ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 1

The recently-reunited classic CANDLEMASS line-up—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will perform a five-song set at the Christmas bash, dubbed Black Lucia, of Sweden's premiere metal magazine, Close-Up (www.closeupmagazine.net), at Wildside (Daily's) in Stockholm, Sweden on December 13th. The event ...

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Archive News Nov 15, 2001

The reunited CANDLEMASS—featuring bassist/mainman Leif Edling, vocalist Messiah Marcolin, guitarist Lars Johansson, guitarist Matts 'Mappe' Bjorkman, and drummer Jan Lindh—have officially been confirmed for next year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 7-8, 2002 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. As originally hinted here on September 26th ...

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Archive News Nov 14, 2001

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, entered the studio on Monday, November 12th to finish up work on their long-awaited debut album, which is scheduled to emerge in early 2002 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Regular studio updates, posted by Dizzy, ...

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Archive News Nov 13, 2001

STUCK MOJO will be supported by 420 MONKS, the band led by MOJO frontman Bonz, at the former group's upcoming reunion gig at The Cotton Club in Atlanta, Georgia on New Year's Eve. In related news, SICK SPEED, the post-MOJO band of guitarist Rich Ward and drummer Bud Fontsere, will play their ...

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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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Archive News Oct 26, 2001

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have officially confirmed the departure of drummer Sven Vormann, a move that was first reported here back on October 22nd. A replacement skinsman has already been found, but his identity has yet to be revealed. More details will be forthcoming in the next few days.


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Archive News Oct 03, 2001

Further to the news item we posted here yesterday about SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez's possible defection from the group's ranks over contractual issues, it now appears that the skinsman is keeping busy by playing in a local Chicago-area band called STRIPPING THE PISTOL, who are reportedly showcasing for a few major labels on Sunday, ...

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Archive News Oct 01, 2001

A Night Of Merry Mayhem tour, featuring OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE, MUDVAYNE and SOIL, will have its inaugural date on October 31st in Tucson, Arizona, with the final show currently scheduled to take place on December 31st in Phoenix, Arizona. Here are the unofficial dates for the outing:

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Archive News Sep 28, 2001

LIMP BIZKIT will be issuing a remix album entitled Remizkit, in the near future, featuring remixes by DJ Premiere, Timbaland, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst, LIMP BIZKIT's DJ Lethal, LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, P. Diddy, The Neptunes, William Orbit, Josh Abraham, and including appearances by BUBBA SPARXXX, 8 BALL, E40, and other “special ...

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Archive News Sep 26, 2001

Rumors of an imminent reunion of the most celebrated line-up of Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS were given new life recently when former vocalist Messiah Marcolin took the stage with a CANDLEMASS cover band in Gothenburg, Sweden to perform five songs with the group while dressed in full monk regalia that had been become the singer's ...

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Archive News Sep 25, 2001

Although nothing has been officially confirmed, sources close to the ENTOMBED camp have revealed that the group's much-publicized and –anticipated collaboration with a Swedish ballet ensemble at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm as part of a show called Unreal Estate, originally set to take place around February 2002, is unlikely to come to ...

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