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Archive News Aug 14, 2001

Amid industry rumblings indicating that over half a million finished CDs of POWERMAN 5000's Anyone For Doomsday? CD had to be destroyed as the band were sent back into the studio to write more material with “outside writers” to be included on the revised version of the album when it appears in early 2002, ...

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Archive News Aug 10, 2001 - update 1

The previously announced debut gig by ECHOBRAIN, he new band featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, will take place on Sunday, August 19th at Bimbo's in San Francisco as part of Nadine's Wild Weekend, a music festival that highlights local talent. 'It was important for us to play our first show in the Bay ...

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Archive News Aug 07, 2001

MACHINE HEAD's Supercharger CD has been pushed back to an October release through Roadrunner Records via distribution from Universal. It is believed that the label's recently-completed joint-venture agreement with the Island Def Jam Music Group is largely to blame for this most recent delay, which has resulted in several other releases getting pushed back, ...

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Archive News Jul 30, 2001 - update 1

SLIPKNOT fans who can't wait until the end of next month to hear additional new music from the group's forthcoming Iowa opus can download two more tracks from the album via the following locations:

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People = Sh.t

Left Behind

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Both of the above cuts are culled from ...

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Archive News Jul 24, 2001

SEPULTURA have issued an official statement regarding the article that appeared in this week's issue of the Brazilian magazine Veja, in which the story's author, Sergio Martins, all but dismissed the group as a band on its 'last legs' following SEPULTURA's recent split with longtime label Roadrunner Records (as reported here yesterday). Here ...

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Archive News Jul 20, 2001

METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield has entered an undisclosed rehabilitation facility for “alcoholism and other addictions”, according to a message posted by the band on their official web site yesterday. Here is the group's statement in its entirety:

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“To Our Friends:

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“We would like you ...

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Archive News Jul 13, 2001

CRADLE OF FILTH have issued a statement slamming their US label, Spitfire Records, for not releasing an “enhanced” version of the group's current album, Bitter Suites To Succubi, and failing to inform the band of the change in plans. According to the statement, “the USA version of the BSTS CD should also ...

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Archive News Jun 30, 2001

According to a reliable source close to the VOIVOD camp, the recording line-up for the group's upcoming studio album will include former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and returning original frontman Snake (aka Denis Belanger) alongside founding members Away (aka Michel Langevin drums) and Piggy (Denis D'Amour guitars). A strong possibility also exists that ...

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Archive News Jun 28, 2001

QUEENSRYCHE have now officially confirmed that they will be performing at the Moore Theatre in Seattle on July 27th and 28th. Both shows will be recorded in audio and video for an upcoming double live album and DVD.


SYSTEM OF A DOWN's upcoming Toxicity effort, which is due for ...

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Archive News Jun 26, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has posted a brief note on the official web site of his ECHOBRAIN project announcing the plans for his Chophouse Records label, which is scheduled to release the debut album from the above-mentioned act later in the year. The expanded note can be viewed in its entirety via Encyclopedia ...

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Archive News Jun 25, 2001 - update 2

CORPORATE AVENGER, who feature in their ranks former MIND FUNK vocalist Pat Dubar, have lined up a host of live shows in support of their upcoming Koch Records debut. The dates are as follows:

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July 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Sanctuary

July 17 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain ...

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Archive News Jun 06, 2001

The following update on TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy's condition was posted on the group's official web site: 'Chuck Billy says 'Hello!' and wanted me to let you know he is doing well and adapting to the treatment for cancer. Though he's lost some of his hair, he has yet to feel the most common side-effects ...

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Archive News Jun 05, 2001

NOTHINGFACE bassist Bill Gaal has spoken out about the reasons for his return to the band following the departure of ex-THE DEADLIGHTS four-stringer Jerry Montano, who was recently asked to leave the group and has since returned to his native California to form a new project. According to Gaal, 'there are a few reasons why ...

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Archive News Jun 01, 2001

SLAYER have finalized the track listing for their God Hates Us All opus, which is presently scheduled for a July 10th release through American/Sony Recordings. The songs set to appear on the final version are as follows:

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01. Darkness Of Christ

02. Disciple

03. God Send Death

04. New Faith

05. Bloodline

06. Threshold

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Archive News May 26, 2001

Thrash Of The Titans publicist/co-organizer Jerry Allen has sent us the following update on the benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy (tentatively scheduled to take place on August 11th at San Francisco's Maritime Hall), who was recently diagnosed with cancer:

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'We are seeking a larger venue to accommodate the newly added headliners, ANTHRAX, ...

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Archive News May 15, 2001

According to TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, METALLICA's Kirk Hammett is being approached about making an appearance with the reunited EXODUS at the upcoming Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Kirk's appearance with EXODUS would mark the first time he's shared the stage with the group ...

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Archive News Apr 18, 2001 - update 2

The reunited LYNCH MOB, featuring ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch, have lined up a few more US dates during early May. The shows are as follows:

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May 02 - Nashville, TN @ Outerlimits

May 03 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

May 04 - Orlando, FL @ Fairbanks Inn

May 05 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ ...

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Archive News Apr 07, 2001

More information has surfaced about METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's unexpected appearance at the GODSMACK concert at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Wednesday night (April 4th). According to an eyewitness account posted on Encyclopedia Metallica, “At the end [of the regular set], when GODSMACK left, all the fans were still on their feet, requesting an ...

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Archive News Mar 31, 2001 - update 2

LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland has expressed interest in doing an album of “ambient”, “relaxing” music with brother Scott and BIG DUMB FACE bandmate Kyle Weeks. According to Borland, the instrumental set will include 'samples, live drums … electronic ambient. In the APHEX TWINS or FUTURE SOUNDS OF LONDON vein, but slower, more sound-scapey.'

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Archive News Mar 30, 2001 - update 1

Despite previous reports to the contrary, it now appears that COAL CHAMBER have selected former SAIGON KICK guitarist Jason Bieler (NONPOINT, SW1TCHED) to produce their third full-length effort, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in the fall. Pre-production for the as-yet-untitled album is set to begin in Los Angeles on April 9th, with the ...

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Archive News Mar 28, 2001

More information has trickled in about the forthcoming JUDAS PRIEST CD, entitled Demolition, which has a May 28th European release date. According to the band's official web site, the album will include 13 or 14 tracks, some of which have the following titles:&nbsp

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01. Machine Man

02. ...

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Archive News Mar 21, 2001 - update 2

DIMMU BORGIR's just-issued new album, Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia, entered the German Album chart at number 16, making it the highest-charting black metal album of all time. DIMMU BORGIR also entered the Austrian chart at number 23, the Dutch chart at 84, and the Finnish chart at number 11. &nbsp


After many years of ...

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Archive News Mar 15, 2001 - update 1

Brazil's KRISIUN won awards for the 'Best National Band' and 'Best Brazilian Live Performance' in the annual Rock Brigade magazine Readers' Poll.


The new POUNDHOUND record, featuring KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick, will be released on June 5th through Metal Blade Records. KING'S X are currently working on material for their forthcoming studio album, ...

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Archive News Mar 12, 2001 - update 1

The official line-up for this years Ozzfest has now been announced. It is as follows:

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Main Stage:

BLACK SABBATH

MARILYN MANSON

SLIPKNOT

PAPA ROACH

LINKIN PARK

CRAZYTOWN

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Second and Third Stages:

DISTURBED

MUDVAYNE

COLD

TAPROOT

UNION UNDERGROUND

NONPOINT

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE

PURE RUBBISH

HATEBREED

DROWNING POOL

SYSTEMATIC

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

BOY ...

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Archive News Mar 09, 2001 - update 1

Bassist Tony Franklin recently addressed the persistent rumors of a reunion of the original BLUE MURDER line-up, featuring Franklin, guitarist/vocalist John Sykes and drummer Carmine Appice, by acknowledging that 'things are starting to happen. There's still some ground to cover, but it looks like a reunion will happen. As far as details go, i.e. which ...

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Archive News Mar 08, 2001 - update 1

Texas' progressive metal gods WATCHTOWER will be releasing a CD of 'unreleased demos' through Monster Records. The album will include amazing unheard recordings from 'the boss tapes', the 'control demos', as well as unreleased material from before Energetic Disassembly was even a concept, or title, for the first WATCHTOWER release. All contributions for this project ...

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Archive News Mar 08, 2001 - update 2

TAPROOT are tentatively set to take some time off in April/May to continue writing new material for their next album, which they hope to begin recording shortly after their Ozzfest stint ends later in the summer. Among the tracks set to appear on TAPROOT's sophomore offering for Velvet Hammer / Atlantic Records is 'Poem To ...

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Archive News Mar 08, 2001 - update 3

INTERNAL BLEEDING's fourth full-length album, Hatefuel, will be recorded in June of this year and released through Olympic Recordings around September/October. To tide the band's fans over until then, Olympic Recordings will be issuing a CD containing INTERNAL BLEEDING's Invocation of Evil and Perpetual Degradation demos, as well as a few songs from the band's ...

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Archive News Mar 07, 2001 - update 2

PANTERA will reportedly be mounting a festival-sized summer tour that is also rumored to include SLAYER, STATIC-X, ROB HALFORD, C.O.C. and MORBID ANGEL, with other major acts to be announced when the complete bill is unveiled in early April.


THE TIME BOMBS is the name of the new band of Johnny Jetson and Stevie ...

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Archive News Mar 06, 2001 - update 3

Universal Pictures has decided not to release Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses after dubbing the film's final cut as 'far more intense than we could have possibly imagined,' according to Universal big shot Stacey Snider. 'When I looked at the cumulative effect of the entire film, it was clear that the best version of ...

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