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NAIL WITHIN Announce New Drummer

Israeli thrashers NAIL WITHIN (formerly EMBLAZE) have announced the addition to the group's lineup of drummer Ido Levy. "Ido is a highly professional talented drummer, 25 years old, who played in the last years in bands as CAMAL JAMAL, BETRAYER and HUMAN SECTOR," reads a message on the band's official web site. NAIL WITHIN's self-titled ...

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DIABOLIC: The Truth And Nothing But The Truth

From the desk of Olympic Records: Recently, conflicting press releases were issued regarding Tampa, Florida's DIABOLIC. Aside from the news posted at the official DIABOLIC web site (http://www.diabolicblastmasters.com) no press releases or news updates were seen or approved of by DIABOLIC'S record label or distributor. Unfortunately, due to the unofficial nature of the press releases, ...

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METALLICA Bassist Search: Rumors Abound

Former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and current OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo is rumored to have made three trips to METALLICA's Bay Area headquarters in the recent weeks to audition for the vacant bassist slot in the group. Also said to have tried out for the band is former MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez, a close friend ...

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AXL ROSE's Fur Shame Precipitates Philly Meltdown

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Did Spa nightclub's anti-fur policy contribute to the bust-up of GUNS N' ROSES? On Dec. 6 — the day that Axl Rose & Co. axed their Philly concert, prompting a riot and causing promoter Clear Channel to scotch their tour — Axl was ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Manager Joins SANCTUARY

JANE'S ADDICTION manager Adam Schneider has officially joined the Sanctuary Artist Management division of The Sanctuary Group, the company's Chief Executive Officer, Merck Mercuriadis, has announced. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Business School, Schneider worked for Bill Graham from 1988-1994, most notably on the Lollapalooza Festival, and produced the same year's JANE'S ADDICTION ...

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LIFE OF AGONY: Reunion Set List Revealed

The classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan Robert (bass), Joey Z (guitar) and Sal Abruscato (drums) performed a blistering 17-song set at New York City's Irving Plaza last night that spanned the band's entire career while leaning heavily on the material from the group's 1993 debut, "River Runs Red". Despite some ...

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Ex-STRYPER Drummer Lines Up BLISSED Dates

BLISSED, featuring former STRYPER drummer Robert Sweet, have lined up the following dates during January: Jan. 10 – Bakersfield, CA @ Station316 Jan. 11 – Hayward, CA @ the Hangout Jan. 12 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction Feb. 07– Arlington, TX @ Dreamworld Feb. 08 – Canton, TX @ RevelationRoom Feb. 09 - San ...

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DARK MOOR To Issue Special CD In April

Madrid, Spain's DARK MOOR will issue a special CD in April 2003 containing four newly-recorded tracks and four previously-unreleased numbers ("Dies Irae" (orchestral version), "The Mistery Of Goddess", "The Shadow Of The Nile" and "The Fall Of Melniboné"). The collection, which will mark the band's first release without keyboardist Robert Peña de Camus, will surface ...

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NAIL WITHIN Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

Israeli thrashers NAIL WITHIN (formerly EMBLAZE) have inked a two-album deal with France's Listenable Records. The group's self-titled debut, which was produced by Harris Johns (SODOM, KREATOR, DESTRUCTION) at Spiderhouse Studio in Lutte, Germany, is set to surface in February 2003. An 11-track effort, the album features guest appearances by KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza, ex-AT ...

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ELEGY To Tour In 2003

ELEGY frontman Ian Parry has posted the following update regarding the group's toruing plans and the next installment of his CONSORTIUM project: "Dear ELEGY fans, it has come to the attention of the band that there has been advertisements published in German press stating that ELEGY are playing a tour support with a Spanish band. ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Turns Down DROWNING POOL Audition

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn was one of the vocalists recently approached to audition for the DROWNING POOL singer slot left vacant by the death of Dave Williams. Flynn, who is not believed to be a DROWNING POOL fan, is said to have politely turned down the offer, citing his desire to carry on with ...

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DROWNING POOL To Premiere 'Daredevil' Track On Dallas Station

The surviving members of DROWNING POOL will be at the studios of Dallas rock Station 97.1 The Eagle (KEGL) with Cindy Scull and Robert Miguel on Friday, Dec. 6 between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Central Time. They will discuss their future plans and will premiere "The Man Without Fear", their recently-recorded contribution to the ...

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STRYPER To Record New Material For Upcoming Collection

STRYPER are set to record two new studio tracks for inclusion on a new "Best Of Stryper" album, due in the spring via Hollywood Records. All four original members — Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet, Oz Fox, and Tim Gaines — will be partaking in the recording sessions in January — the first time the original ...

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VOIVOD Drummer Guests On PARADISE Debut

VOIVOD drummer Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away) and ex-SWORD guitarist Mike Plant are among the musicians that have contributed to the debut album from Montreal-based "volcanic rock" act PARADISE. Titled "Rock Anthropologists On The Kon-Tiki Voyage", the CD was mixed and mastered in New York by veteran producer Glen Robinson, who has previously worked with VOIVOD, ...

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VOIVOD: Three Days Away From Completing 'The Multiverse'

VOIVOD — vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and Jasonic (a.k.a. ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted) — are three days away from having completed the mixing process for the group's new album, "The Multiverse", at Sausalito, California's The Plant studios. The band, who recently withdrew from a ...

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AMONG THIEVES To Perform At WSOU Holiday Show

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, will perform at the WSOU holiday show on Dec. 14 at the Rex Plex in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Also scheduled to appear at the event is former LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo, among others. ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Completes Work On Album Of DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB Remakes

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has commenced the mixing process for the as-yet-untitled an album of current remakes of DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB songs, which he recently recorded with the help of ex-DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson (who sings on the DOKKEN tunes) and ex-LYNCH MOB frontman Robert Mason (who handles the LYNCH ...

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JASON NEWSTED: I Have Always Aspired To Play Bass In VOIVOD

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has admitted that he has harbored a secret desire to join the latter group for several years — long before his much-publicized split with Hetfield and co. in January 2001. "I guess, over the years at different times, it was always a secret, true aspiration to be ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'I Would Have Rejoined METALLICA'

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted would have rejoined the San Franciscan metal superstars "in a fucking heartbeat" had frontman James Hetfield invited him to contribute to METALLICA's eighth studio album. "James and I had a really good sit-down back in February this year," Newsted told Kerrang! "We hadn't seen each other in ...

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DAVE GROHL: I Should Play Drums For LED ZEPPELIN

Former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl believes that he should play drums on LED ZEPPELIN's much-rumored "reunion" tour. "Here's my new mission. LED ZEPPELIN is doing a reunion tour. John Paul Jones, Robert Plant. I gotta get that drumming gig. I gotta do it if Starkey [a.k.a. Zak Starkey, son of ...

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ROSS ROBINSON To Produce THE CURE Album, VEX RED To Contribute

Ross Robinson, wildely credited for the early success of such acts as KORN, SLIPKNOT and LIMP BIZKIT, will produce the next record from THE CURE. The as-yet-untitled effort, which will be released next year via ArtistDirect Records, will include contributions from the British quintet VEX RED, whose debut album, "Start With A Strong And Persistent ...

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DIABOLIC Announces New Guitarist

Florida death metal band DIABOLIC has parted ways with guitarist Jerry Mortellaro and has replaced him with Eric Hersemann of Chicago's LORD BLASPHEMER. "Eric is an extremely talented professional that will complement perfectly the new solidified DIABOLIC line-up," said guitarist Brian Malone. The revamped group — also featuring COFFIN TEXTS frontman Robert Cardenas — will ...

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