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MISDEMEANOR Set Release Date For Debut CD

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR will release their long-awaited self-titled debut CD through ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid's Muse Entity label (via an affiliation with GMR Music) on April 8th. In the meantime, you can download clips of three cuts from the album—“Parashoot”, “Let Me Know” and “The Beer Hunter”—from this location. MISDEMEANOR will support ...

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THEORY OF RUIN March Live Appearances Announced

San Francisco's THEORY OF RUIN, featuring former FUDGE TUNNEL/NAILBOMB frontman Alex Newport, will perform the following gigs during March: Mar. 01 San Francisco, CA @ Kimo's (w/400 BLOWS) Mar. 08 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill (w/DEAD LOW TIDE, PLEASURE FOREVER) As previously reported, THEORY OF RUIN have just completed work on their ...

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Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Axeman Announces Upcoming Gigs

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has lined up the following live appearances during the coming weeks: JOE DENINZON AND STRATOSPHEERIUS Feb. 14 – New York, NY @ Tobacco Road Feb. 21 – Washington, D.C. @ Bohemian Caverns Feb. 22 – Baltimore, MD @ Café Tatoo ROB EVAN w/ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Feb. 15 – New York, ...

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New CODESEVEN Tracks Posted Online!

North Carolina's CODESEVEN have made available two tracks, “The Rescue” and “Southie”, taken from their upcoming The Rescue CD, for download at this location. The Rescue was produced by former FUDGE TUNNEL/NAILBOMB frontman Alex Newport and is due to be issued through The Music Cartel in May. ...

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THE SABIANS MP3s Available For Download

THE SABIANS, featuring ex-SLEEP members Chris Hakius and Justin Marler, have made available for download two tracks from their upcoming debut CD at this location. THE SABIANS' debut album, entitled Beauty For Ashes, was produced by former FUDGE TUNNEL/NAILBOMB frontman Alex Newport (i.e. AT THE DRIVE IN, WILL HAVEN, MELVINS) and will be released worldwide ...

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SOULFLY: Seek And Strike!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SOULFLY TAKE BREAK FROM THE STUDIO FOR CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH STATIC-X Phoenix, AZ - Max Cavalera and the SOULFLY tribe are currently putting the finishing touches on their latest studio effort to be released late Spring 2002. In the meantime, SOULFLY will be heading out on the road on a co-headlining stint ...

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THEORY OF RUIN New MP3 Up For Grabs

San Francisco's THEORY OF RUIN, featuring former FUDGE TUNNEL/NAILBOMB frontman Alex Newport, have made available for download a new track entitled Asleep At The Wheel. The song in question comes from the group's soon-to-be-released debut full-length CD, which was just recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios for a late spring release through an as-yet-undetermined label (not ...

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CODESEVEN Come To "The Rescue" Later Than Expected

North Carolina's CODESEVEN may be forced to push back the release of their latest CD, entitled The Rescue, as a result of the group's label The Music Cartel having secured a new distribution agreement with Caroline Records. As previously reported, The Rescue was produced by former FUDGE TUNNEL/NAILBOMB frontman Alex Newport. ...

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ENTOMBED's Hellid Directs ORANGE GOBLIN Video

ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid has directed the video for the ORANGE GOBLIN track Monkey Panic from the latter group's latest CD, entitled Coup De Grace, which is due to be issued through Rise Above Records on February 25th. As previously reported, Coup De Grace was produced by former KYUSS/current UNIDA bassist Scott Reeder and includes ...

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Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Axeman Gets Jazzy

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick will appear with THE ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO and Broadway star Rob Evan (of Jekyll & Hyde and Les Miserables fame) at Arci's Place in New York City on January 21st and January 28th. They will perform “modern jazz interpretations of Broadway, rock, and popular music set in the intimate and ...

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Hellid-Produced MISDEMEANOR To Issue Debut CD In March

The first release via the recently-announced arrangement between ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid's Muse Entity label and GMR Music will be the long-awaited self-titled debut from Stockholm all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR. Produced by Hellid, the CD is said to contain music rooted in such influences as BLACK SABBATH, ALICE COOPER and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, and is presently ...

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Former NAILBOMB/FUDGE TUNNEL Frontman Bounces Back With THEORY OF RUIN

San Francisco noisy three-piece THEORY OF RUIN, featuring former NAILBOMB/FUDGE TUNNEL guitarist/vocalist Alex Newport, are scheduled to enter Tiny Telephone Studios later this month to begin work on their debut full-length release, due out through Anaheim, California's Elastic Records in late spring. In the meantime, you can catch the band performing live at the following ...

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ENTOMBED's Hellid Gets Damn Deal Done!

Swedish label Muse Entity, the brainchild of ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid, has announced an affiliation with GMR Music Group that will incorporate all of Muse Entity's future releases. Hellid founded Muse Entity Records in 1999 as a means to produce records, artwork and videos for other artists. “My ambition is simply to make great albums ...

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KAMELOT Drummer Sits Out First Nine European Gigs

RHAPSODY drummer Alex Holzwarth will sit behind the kit with Florida's KAMELOT for the first nine shows of the latter band's Karma 2002 European tour with AXXIS. Due to unspecified scheduling conflicts, regular KAMELOT skinsman Casey Grillo will not be able to join the tour until the January 26th show at Hafenbahn in Offenbach, Germany. ...

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ARK's "Burn The Sun" Gets US Release, Drummer Pursues Side Projects

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, and former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, will issue their long-completed second album, entitled Burn The Sun, through Steve Vai's record label, Favored Nations, in the US on January 28th. A North American tour will follow shortly thereafter. In related ...

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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 27, 2001

Former CELTIC FROST guitarist/vocalist Tom G. Warrior (aka Thomas Gabriel Fischer) has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute the reports of am imminent reunion of the band's classic line-up of Fischer, bassist Martin Eric Ain and drummer Reed St. Mark, the rumors of which gained fervor in the past week following the publication ...

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Archive News Nov 22, 2001

As a result of a tremendous increase in traffic since the anthrax terrorist attacks started, ANTHRAX (the band) have decided to move their official web site to http://www.anthraxtheband.com. According to a statement issued by anthraxheband.com webmaster Brent, “we've been getting immense numbers of hits (at times greater than starwars.com got to download ...

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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to have been jamming with ...

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Archive News Oct 11, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 2nd, Roadrunner Records have now officially confirmed the departure of drummer Joe Nunez from SOULFLY and have hinted at the possibility of original drummer Roy Mayorga returning to the fold, a move that was denied by Mayorga in a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET (as reported here on Tuesday, ...

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Archive News Oct 05, 2001

SOULFLY have replaced drummer Joe Nunez with returning skinsman Roy Mayorga, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. As first reported here three days ago, Nunez left, or was fired from (depending on whom you talk to), SOULFLY after insisting on re-negotiating his financial arrangement with the group, which is said to have barely allowed him the ...

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Archive News Oct 02, 2001

Drummer Joe Nunez is strongly rumored to have left SOULFLY after a disagreement with band manager Gloria Cavalera over the financial terms of his most recent arrangement with the group. According to a source close to Nunez, the skinsman had signed a contract with SOULFLY that had barely enabled him to survive during the ...

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Archive News Sep 06, 2001

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) has publicly spoken out about his now-aborted project with IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson, which was recently shelved under somewhat acrimonious circumstances following Dickinson's decision to pull out of the planned collaboration between the pair. According to Lucassen, “Right after the release of the last AYREON album, ...

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Archive News Sep 05, 2001

SLIPKNOT's Iowa has sold a total of 254,000 copies in its first week of release in the US, entering next week's Billboard Top 200 Pop Album chart at #3, behind AALIYAH's self-titled effort and MARY J. BLIGE's No More Drama CD. Although this is clearly a hugely impressive chart showing, it is a disappointment ...

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Archive News Aug 21, 2001

SLIPKNOT have reportedly been confirmed to play this year's Halloween show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City for the second year in a row. At the present time, no support acts have yet been announced, but MUDVAYNE and TYPE O NEGATIVE are rumored to be taking part in the night's festivities. In ...

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Archive News Aug 10, 2001 - update 2

Here is the full track listing for the upcoming third full-length CD from Finland's H.I.M. (His Infernal Majesty), entitled Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights, which is due to be issued in Europe via Supersonic/G.U.N. Records on August 27th:

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01. Salt In Our Wounds

02. Heartache Every Moment

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Archive News Aug 06, 2001 - update 2

Australia's ALCHEMIST have signed a three-album recording deal with Relapse Records for the whole world except Australia, where they will remain with Chatterbox Records. As part of the deal, Relapse will issue the band's Organasm CD worldwide in October. The band is currently writing new material for a new studio album, which is due ...

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Archive News Aug 01, 2001

According to his official web site, former JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Rob Halford will be putting on a 'special live TV performance' tonight (August 1st, 8-11 PM New York time) at the MTV20: Live and Amost Legal birthday celebrations in New York. Halford will reportedly be opening the show with a “surprise line-up” which has ...

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Archive News Jul 18, 2001

Several unconfirmed dates for the upcoming Doomsday In The USA tour—featuring POWERMAN 5000 and SALIVA, plus a rotating opening slot that will include MACHINE HEAD, STEREOMUD and HALFCOCKED—have been leaked. The unconfirmed dates are as follows:

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Sept. 10 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room

Sept. 11 - ...

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