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THE BLUEPRINT Launch Official Web Site

THE BLUEPRINT, the Nottingham, UK-based group consisting of former PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Matt Grundy, ex-EARTHTONE9 singer Karl Middleton, PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden, CONSUMED guitarist Will Burchell and CONSUMED drummer Chris Billam, have launched their official web site at this location. ...

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SLIPKNOT To Issue New Single In July

SLIPKNOT's forthcoming UK single, "My Plague (New Abuse Mix)", will be released on July 8th. The full track listing for it is as follows: 01. My Plague (New Abuse Mix) 02. The Heretic Anthem (live) 03. (sic) (live) 04. My Plague (New Abuse Mix) (video) The two live tracks were recorded on January 22nd, 2002 ...

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JOE SATRIANI European Dates Announced

JOE SATRIANI will release his new studio album, entitled Strange Beautiful Music, on June 25th through Epic Records. Guests on the album include Robert Fripp, Matt Bissonette and Jeff Campitelli. Tracks include: "Chords Of Life", "You Saved My Life" and "Sleep Walk". Following the release, JOE's Beautiful Summer Tour will begin in Europe during July, ...

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ISIS Complete Work On "Oceanic"

Boston's ISIS have finished recording their Ipecac Records debut, entitled Oceanic, with producer Matt Bayles (i.e. MASTODON, BURNT BY THE SUN). The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. The Beginning and the End 02. The Other 03. False Light 04. Carry 05. Maritime 06. Weight 07. From Sinking 08. Hymn Oceanic ...

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SUPERMASSIV MP3 Samples Posted Online

SUPERMASSIV, the new band formed by ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, guitarist Rob Hudson, and former URANIUM 235 members Matt Brown (guitar) and Billy Kelly (vocals), have posted MP3 samples of all six tracks from their current Resurrection EP at this location. The songs featured are as follows: 01. Fake ...

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PITCHSHIFTER/EARTHTONE9 Project To Play Debut Gig

THE BLUEPRINT, a Nottingham, UK-based group consiting of former PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Matt Grundy, ex-EARTHTONE9 singer Karl Middleton, PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden, CONSUMED guitarist Will Burchell and CONSUMED drummer Chris Billam, will play their first-ever gig at the Derby Victoria Inn on June 4th. Also appearing will be DEAD INSIDE, BEECHER and THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND. THE ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Issue "Strange Beautiful Music" In June

JOE SATRIANI will release his new studio album, entitled Strange Beautiful Music, on June 25th through Epic Records. Guests on the album include Robert Fripp, Matt Bissonette and Jeff Campitelli. Tracks include: "Chords Of Life", "You Saved My Life" and "Sleep Walk". Regarding the release, SATRIANI recently stated: "I was looking to do something that ...

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DC4 Lens First Video From Debut CD

Los Angeles-based DC4, featuring ARMORED SAINT guitarist Jeff Duncan, shot a video for the track "Playing House", from the band's Rising Sun/Zomba release Volume 1, on Saturday, May 4th at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California. It was produced by Church Of Duncan Productions and directed by Marcus Martinez and Matt Duncan. Volume 1 was released ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Records New Material With PINK Producer

HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love is reportedly working with hot producer Linda Perry, formerly of 4 NON BLONDES and the brains behind PINK's Missundaztood, on new material. Courtney is said to have spent the last month in the studio with Linda as well as HOLE's Patty Schemel and producer Matt Wallace at the helm. It is ...

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V.O.D. Part Ways With TVT Records, Deny Band Split

V.O.D. have officially parted ways with TVT Records following the disappointing sales performance of the group's From Bliss To Devastation CD. However, contrary to recent rumors, the band have not broken up and will presumably regroup in the near future to begin demoing new material with a view toward landing another record deal. The members ...

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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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Ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY Drummer Resurfaces In SUPERMASSIV

Former TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, ex-URANIUM 235 guitarist Matt Brown, and former URANIUM 235 vocalist Billy Kelly have joined forces in a new band called SUPERMASSIV, which is currently composing original material while seeking a permanent bassist to complete the group's line-up. For more information, visit SUPERMASSIV's official web site at ...

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EARTHTONE9 To Split Up Following London Show

Britain's EARTHTONE9, once considered to be among the country's brightest metal hopefuls, will be splitting up following their April 13th gig at The Garage in London. Here is a statement on the matter from guitarist Joe Roberts: As many people are already aware, the future of EARTHTONE9 has been hanging in the balance for a ...

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THE CULT's BILLY MORRISON: We Have Not Split Up

THE CULT have not split up and are officially “on a break”, according to THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison. In a statement posted at Morrison's official web site, the bassist insists that “[vocalist] Ian [Astbury] and [guitarist] Billy [Duffy] are involved in other things for a few months, and [drummer] Matt [Sorum] also has ...

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THE CULT Duo Join Ex-GNR Bassist On Stage In L.A.

THE CULT axeman Billy Duffy and drummer Matt Sorum (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) joined former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and his new band LOADED on stage at Pretty Ugly Club in Los Angeles, California on January 30th for a rendition of THE STOOGES' “I Wanna Be Your Dog”. ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Part Ways With Live Rhythm Guitarist

PITCHSHIFTER's live rhythm guitarist for the past two years, Matt Grundy, has left the group. According to PITCHSHIFTER vocalist J.S. Clayden, Matt was with us for the last two years and it has been our pleasure to have him along for the ride. There is no animosity between Matt and PITCHSHIFTER, it's simply time for ...

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self-titled - DEMONS & WIZARDS

When ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist Hansi Kursch joined forces to make this album, speculation was strong that the resultant album would end up sounding like a perfect blend of the two bands—a prediction that could not possibly have been more on the mark. Having never been a huge fan of ...

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Trinity - KILL II THIS

Once hailed as one of the country's brightest nu-metal hopefuls, the UK's KILL II THIS were fully expected to deliver the album of their career on their third offering, the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Deviate CD (1998). Unfortunately, the band's latest release has fallen far short of this achievement. 

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Produced, once again, ...

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Archive News Dec 06, 2001

The “MAJOR announcement” regarding the band's guitarist search that LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst had promised to make via his appearance by phone on yesterday's Total Request Live had turned out to be not much of an announcement at all. Besides plugging the group's new remix album, entitled New Old Songs, Durst ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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