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PHILIP ANSELMO: I'm Still In PANTERA

PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has once again shot down the rumors that he is planning on leaving the band prior to the recording of the group's next studio CD. In an interview conducted last Sunday before DOWN's show at Odeon in Cleveland, Anselmo told WMMS' The Metal Show that "I'm not an ex-member of PANTERA ...

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TECHNOCRACY Enter Studio To Record New Material

San Francisco Bay Area's TECHNOCRACY, who feature in their ranks VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel, have entered the studio to record several new tracks, presumably for a promotional CD to be used to secure a recording agreement with an independent record label. In addition, the group will be opening for STRAPPING YOUNG LAD at the Pound ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Lens Videos, Plan US Tour

SUPERJOINT RITUAL are said to have recently lensed videos for the tracks "F.ck Your Enemy" and "The Alcoholik" with director Jim VanBebber (MY SWEET SATAN, SPASMOLYTIC) at frontman Phil Anselmo's house. Both tracks come off SUPERJOINT RITUAL's upcoming full-length debut, Use Once And Destroy, which is due on May 21st through Sanctuary Records. SUPERJOINT RITUAL ...

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L.A. GUNS Finish Recording New CD

L.A. GUNS have finished recording their new album with producer Andy Johns and will mix it shortly for a late summer release through Spitfire Records. According to bassist Adam Hamilton, “if you are a fan of L.A. GUNS, I promise that you will love this record. I myself have always been a fan as well, ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN: "X" May Come Out In August

DEF LEPPARD's forthcoming CD, entitled X, may see the light of day as early as August, according to guitarist Phil Collen. During a March 28th interview with Baltimore rock station 97.9 WIYY, Phil stated that long-time producer Pete Woodroofe is in California working on the new album with Marti Frederiksen, while Joe Elliott was finishing ...

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DOWN's KIRK WINDSTEIN: PANTERA Will Do Another Record

DOWN guitarist/CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein recently told Australia's Undercover News that believes that, contrary to recent rumors, PANTERA will regroup and make another album in the not-too-distant future. “I am pretty sure they are going to do another record,” Kirk is quoted as saying. “I know there has been a lot [of rumors] in the ...

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ENCHANT Part With Drummer, Complete Work On New CD

San Francisco Bay Area prog-rockers ENCHANT have amicably parted ways with drummer Paul Craddick and have replaced him with ex-CHAOS THEORY sticksman Sean Flanegan. According to guitarist Doug Ott, “Sean is an old friend from a band named CHAOS THEORY, DALI'S DILEMMA now, who left the band before the name change to pursue different styles ...

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WARLORD Begin Mixing “Rising Out Of The Ashes”, In-Store Appearance Announced

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), will begin mixing their long-awaited comeback CD, entitled Rising Out Of The Ashes, on April 8th at Carriage House Studios in Connecticut. Helming the sessions will be Phil Magnotti. Rising ...

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SATYRICON Studio Report #2

SATYRICON mainman Satyr has posted the following studio report from the ongoing mixing sessions at a Danish studio with producer Jeff "Critter" Newell (i.e. MINISTRY, GUNS N' ROSES, FILTER, etc.) for the group's forthcoming album, which is due to be released in August/September through Capitol Records (Scandinavia): “We're almost done, two songs left to go ...

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UFO Complete Work On "Very Ballsy" New Album

The current incarnation of UFO—frontman Phil Mogg, bassist Pete Way, guitarist Michael Schenker and drummer Aynsley Dunbar—has reportedly completed work on the follow-up to 2000's Covenant, tentatively entitled Sharks. Containing 10 tracks, the upcoming effort is being described by Mogg as "a very ballsy rock album with no ballads" and is tentatively due to be ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Tribute CD Track Listing Finalized

The upcoming GUNS N' ROSES tribute album, due from Cleopatra Records on April 30th, will include the following track listing: 01. You're Crazy (feat. Stevie Rachelle) 02. It's So Easy (feat. Fred Coury) 03. Welcome To The Jungle (feat. Kevin DuBrow) 04. My Michelle (feat. Phil Lewis) 05. Sweet Child O Mine (feat. Jizzy Pearl) ...

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"Blind"-Era C.O.C. Members Reunite For Benefit Show, Ex-C.O.C. Drummer Explores Hardcore Roots

Three-fifths of the classic Blind-era line-up of C.O.C. (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY)—drummer Reed Mullin, bassist Phil Swisher and vocalist Karl Agell—will reunite under the name C.O.C. (BLIND) for a benefit show at the Lincoln Theater in Raleigh, North Carolina on Sunday, April 21st in memory of late CONFESSOR guitarist Ivan Colon. Also appearing on the bill ...

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DOKKEN Mixing Long Way Home With MICHAEL WAGENER

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken, former BATON ROUGE/JOHN NORUM singer Kelly Keeling and veteran producer Michael Wagener (i.e. SKID ROW, HAMMERFALL, ACCEPT) are ensconced at a Tennessee studio mixing DOKKEN's forthcoming CD, entitled Long Way Home, for a late spring/early summer release through CMC International Records. Among the tracks that are tentatively scheduled to appear on ...

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SATYRICON Start Mixing New CD In Danish Studio

Norway's SATYRICON will begin mixing their long-awaited new album with producer Jeff "Critter" Newell (i.e. MINISTRY, GUNS N ROSES, FILTER, etc.) at an undisclosed studio in Denmark this week for an August/September Scandinavian release through Capitol Records. As yet untitled, the upcoming album will feature guest appearances from Anja Garbarek and Knut Schreiner (TURBONEGRO) as ...

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SATYRICON Push Back New CD Release, Finalize Compilation Track Listing

Norway's SATYRICON have pushed back the release date of their upcoming, as-yet-untitled studio CD to late August/early September following delays with the mix, which had originally been scheduled to take place in February. Featuring guest appearances from Anja Garbarek and Knut Schreiner (TURBONEGRO) as well as Phil Anselmo (PANTERA), the new album will be issued ...

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Brazilian THRASH OF THE TITANS Tentative Line-Up Announced

SEPULTURA, MACHINE HEAD and TESTAMENT are among the acts that are tentatively scheduled to perform at a huge metal festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 20th in front of an anticipated audience of 20,000. Provisionally dubbed Thrash Of The Titans, the concert will feature appearances from a total of 14 bands on two different ...

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PANTERA's ANSELMO: "Enough Is Enough"

PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has sensationally hinted to the Dutch Aardschok magazine that he may quit the Texas metal act before another studio album is recorded. In the March 2002 issue of the publication, Anselmo states that “PANTERA was my home for many, many years. I don't have a problem with anyone in the band. ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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ARK Enlist Former Warner Music Executive To Handle Group Affairs

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have enlisted Paul Ewing, former Vice President and Regional Director for Warner Music South East Asia for 18 years, to handle their business affairs. Ewing has been responsible for ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Expanded Reissues On The Way

OZZY OSBOURNE will be releasing “expanded editions” of his Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman, Tribute, and No More Tears CDs on March 26th. All reissues will come with the following: - Original cover art restored - All original issue information featured - Bonus tracks - New, never-before-seen photos - In-depth liner notes from ...

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LEADFOOT Ink Deal With Lunasound Recordings

North Carolina's LEADFOOT, who feature in their ranks former C.O.C. vocalist Karl Agell and bassist Phil Swisher, have signed with Sweden's Lunasound Recordings and are about to head into the studio with Grammy Award-nominated engineer Mark Williams to begin recording their third full-length album, tentatively entitled Saturday Knight. A late spring release is expected. ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Replace Frontman With HATE PLOW's Simmons!

Veteran Florida death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have kicked out vocalist Brett Hoffmann and replaced him with HATE PLOW singer Kyle Simmons. Here is guitarist/founder Phil Fasciana's official statement on the matter: “For the 2nd time in his career, vocalist Brett Hoffmann has been fired from the band. In 1997 when he was asked to rejoin ...

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BLITZKRIEG To Unleash "Absolute Power"

Reunited NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG are finishing up the songwriting process for their new album, tentatively entitled Absolute Power, which is due to be issued during May/June. The group's current line-up consists of: Brian Ross - Vocals Tony J.Liddle - Guitar Paul Nesbitt - Guitar Andy Galloway - Bass Phil Brewis - Drums Among the song ...

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DOWN Set Sophomore Album Title, Plan Live Appearances

New Orleans supergroup DOWN, who feature in their ranks PANTERA's Philip Anselmo (vocals), C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan (guitars), EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower (drums), PANTERA's Rex Brown (bass) and CROWBAR's Kirk Windstein (guitars), have reportedly set Down II: Bustle In The Hedgerow as the title of their forthcoming sophomore effort, which is due to be issued through Elektra ...

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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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