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PHILIP ANSELMO: "Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Miserable"

In the new issue of Sweden's premiere metal publication, Close-Up Magazine, journalist Martin Carlsson speaks at length with vocalist Phil Anselmo on a number of topics, including his numerous side projects, PANTERA and Anselmo's past and present drug use. The interview was conducted over the phone on May 4th, while the singer was staying at ...

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Ex-RATT Guitarist ROBBIN CROSBY Passes Away At Age 41

Former RATT guitarist Robbin Crosby (full name: Robbinson Lance Crosby) passed away at 11:15 A.M. (PST) on Thursday, June 6th. He was 41 years old. Crosby reportedly died peacefully at home in Hollywood, California and was in no pain. The paramedics on the scene gave the preliminary cause of death as a heart attack. Details ...

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FEAR FACTORY's "Concrete" To Surface On July 30th

FEAR FACTORY may have recently passed on into heavy metal history following their latest album Digimortal, but the band's legacy lives on not only in their catalog, which includes the gold-certified Obsolete, but in the forthcoming release of their never-before heard album Concrete, produced by heavy music guru Ross Robinson. On July 30th, fans of ...

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AT THE GATES Classic To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

The long out-of-print AT THE GATES classic, 1995's Slaughter Of The Soul, will be reissued through Earache Records this summer, complete with six bonus tracks. The bonus cuts are as follows: 01. Legion (SLAUGHTERLORD cover) 02. The Dying (from the original album sessions) 03. Unto Others (demo version) 04. Nausea (demo version) 05. Captor of ...

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TEAM SLEEP Announce One-Off Hometown Gig

TEAM SLEEP, which features in its ranks DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno, DJ Crook, and guitarist Todd Wilkinson, will be performing live at Harlow's in Sacramento, California on Thursday, June 6th. Also appearing on the bill will be SOUL CLAP and another as-yet-unannounced act. TEAM SLEEP's self-titled Tone Def/Maverick Records debut is tentatively scheduled for release ...

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DARKTHRONE To Record "Leper Unction" In The Fall

Veteran Norwegian black metallers DARKTHRONE have commenced the writing process for their forthcoming CD, tentatively titled Leper Unction, which they hope to record in September/October for an early 2003 release through Moonfog Records. Among the cuts set to appear on the upcoming CD are "Rust" and "Fucked Up And Ready To Die". According to a ...

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SKID ROW: New MP3 Posted Online

SKID ROW have made available for download the projected title track from their forthcoming full-length CD, tentatively entitled Thick Is The Skin, via the group's official web site at this location. In other news, the band have announced the following headlining dates: May 15 - Slidell, LA @ The Asylum May 16 - ...

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NIGHTWISH: "Century Child" Track Listing Revealed

Finland's NIGHTWISH have announced the full track listing for their forthcoming Century Child CD, due out on July 1st through Spinefarm Records. It is as follows: 01. Bless The Child (6:11) 02. End Of All Hope (3:51) 03. Dead To The World (4:19) 04. Ever Dream (4:42) 05. Slaying The Dream (4:31) 06. Forever Yours ...

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EMINENCE In Pre-Production For "Humanology"

Brazil's EMINENCE, featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, are currently in pre-production for their forthcoming CD, entitled Humanology, which is scheduled to be recorded shortly with veteran producer Neil Kernon (i.e. NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) at the helm. Among the cuts set to appear on the upcoming album are the following: 01. Overload 02. ...

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GANDALF Split Up!

Finnish death rockers GANDALF have split up after a nine-year run that saw the group release two full-length albums, 1998's Deadly Fairytales and 2001's Rock Hell. Drummer and founding member Nalle sterman has issued the following statement confirming the band's break-up: It's with sorrow and regret I write this following statement. After nine years of ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Frontman Passes Away At Age 34

The following article was posted at Seattletimes.com: A body was removed last night from the University District residence of Layne Staley, lead singer and guitarist for the Seattle grunge band ALICE IN CHAINS. KOMO-TV, citing an unidentified source, said the body was that of Staley, 34. A King County medical-examiner's investigator said his ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Frontman Goes Panties-Shopping

The following item originally appeared in today's edition of The New York Post: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland was on the streets of SoHo yesterday in his pajamas, asking passersby where he could buy women's panties. Weiland wasn't back on drugs. When he flew in from California to play the Hammerstein Ballroom last night, ...

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SEVERE TORTURE Plan EP Release

Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE will release an EP entitled Butchery of The Soul as a bridge between the band's debut album, Feasting on Blood, and the follow-up, Misanthropic Carnage, which is planned for August 2002. The MCD features a re-mastered song ("Butchery of The Soul"), plus two sold-out 7 EPs and a cover ...

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DAN SWAN Withdraws As MEMORY GARDEN Producer, Continues Work On NIGHTINGALE's Next CD

Sweden's multi-talented songwriter/singer/producer Dan Swan has decided to withdraw as producer from the forthcoming MEMORY GARDEN album, according to Swan's latest official statement. I just didn't think clearly when I accepted this mission and after many months of nothingness and a few days of intense soul searching, I found the only solution..to let them carry ...

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SILVERCHAIR Line Up Second Single

SILVERCHAIR will release "Without You" as the second single from their latest CD, entitled Diorama, in Australia. The full track listing for the single is as follows: 01. Without You 02. Asylum 03. Hollywood 04. Ramble ...

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GLENN HUGHES Makes Guest Appearance On THE ALCHEMIST's "Westside"

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes makes an appearance on a new release by a band called THE ALCHEMIST, entitled Westside, which is due to be issued via the LedSled label on May 21st. According to an official press release from LedSled, “THE ALCHEMIST is the brainchild of composer/ producer/multi-instrumentalist Carl Kennedy, who most ...

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PARADISE LOST: “Evolve” DVD At A Glance

PARADISE LOST will shortly be releasing a DVD entitled Evolve through Music For Nations Records in Europe. Although the final track listing has yet to be officially confirmed, the DVD will likely include the following: Live in Stuttgart, Germany — from previously-released Harmony Breaks long-form video (all tracks except ones controlled by Peaceville Records): 01. ...

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FEAR FACTORY: "Concrete" Details Unveiled

FEAR FACTORY's first posthumous release, the previously-unreleased 1991 album, entitled Concrete, is tentatively scheduled to be issued through Roadrunner Records on July 30th. The full track listing for the Ross Robinson-produced effort is as follows: 01. Big God/Raped Souls* 02. Arise Above Oppression* 03. Concrete** 04. Crisis* 05. Escape Confusion* 06. Sangre De Ninos 07. ...

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DOKKEN To Sell Live DVD On Upcoming Tour

DOKKEN will be selling a live DVD at this summer's US shows. Filmed in Japan in 1995, the DVD will feature guitarist George Lynch's last-ever live performance with the group. In other news, here is the tentative track listing to DOKKEN's upcoming Long Way Home CD: 01. Sunless Days 02. Little Girl 03. Everybody Needs ...

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STRATOVARIUS Enter Studio To Begin Work On "Elements Part 1"

Finland's STRATOVARIUS will be entering Helsinki's Finnvox studios on May 15th to begin recording their ninth full-length studio album, tentatively entitled Elements Part 1, for a January 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Among the song titles that are tentatively set to appear on the forthcoming CD are the following: 01. Eagleheart 02. Elements 03. ...

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BLACK EARTH Cancel New Orleans Gig

New Orleans' BLACK EARTHa BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring EXHORDER/FLOODGATE vocalist Kyle Thomas, FLOODGATE/SOUL IGNITION bassist Kevin Thomas and LILLIAN AXE/NEAR LIFE EXPERIENCE guitarist Steve Blazehave cancelled their show at Zeppelin's in Metairie, Louisiana, which was scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd. No reason was given for the cancellation. ...

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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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VINTERSORG Duo Put Side Project To Sleep

OTYG, the side project of VINTERSORG/BORKNAGAR vocalist Vintersorg and VINTERSORG guitarist Mattias Marklund, has been officially put to sleep, according to an official statement from the duo. Both me (Vintersorg) and Mattias feel that we can't go on with OTYG as we have lost our burning inspiration and lust in that musical arena. And under ...

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FOZZY Complete Work On Happenstance

FOZZY, who include in their ranks WWF wrestler Chris Jericho (aka Moongoose McQueen), ex-STUCK MOJO/currentSICK SPEED guitarist Rich Ward (aka Duke Larue), ex-STUCK MOJO/current SICK SPEED drummer Bud Fontsere (aka KK Laflame), and acclaimed British metal producer Andy Sneap (aka Lord Bayden Powell), will release their second CD, entitled Happenstance, through Megaforce Records in July. ...

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS To Receive Artist Contribution Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Multi-platinum selling musical artists RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will be presented with the Artist Contribution Award at the second annual ESPN Action Sports & Music Awards Fueled by Mountain Dew, it was announced today by Ron Semiao, ESPN vice president, programming and managing director, Global X. The pioneer event that unites the ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM G. FISCHER Speaks Out On PROBOT Project

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on his contribution to the upcoming PROBOT project, led by former NIRVANA and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, in the form of a track called "Big Sky", the final recordings for which were delivered over a year ago. According to Fischer, I haven't heard from ...

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