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THE HIVES Get Bought Out!

According to Hits Daily Double, Sweden's THE HIVES will have their current and upcoming records purchased by Warner Bros. via a partnership with the group's current European/American labels Epitaph/Burning Heart Records. Warner Bros. chief Tom Whalley and Epitaph head Brett Gurewitz reportedly flew to Sweden last week to meet with the band. THE HIVES hit ...

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RITUAL CARNAGE Finalize Album Track Listing, Release Date

Japan's RITUAL CARNAGE have completed work on their third album, entitled The Birth Of Tragedy, which is due to be released through Osmose Productions on May 21st. Recorded on the mountainside of Hachioji, Japan, the CD version of the album will contain 11 songs, while the LP version and the limited-edition digi-pack will each include ...

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ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING Bassist Joins SEVEN WITCHES

SEVEN WITCHES, featuring ex-CRIMSON GLORY vocalist Wade Black and SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, have announced the addition of bassist Joey Vera (i.e. ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ENGINE) to the group's ranks. Joey will reportedly join the group on their upcoming European tour with ANNIHILATOR and will also play on the next SEVEN WITCHES CD. Joey, ...

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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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SNAKEPIT Magazine: An Old -School Metalhead's Delight!

Snakepit magazine has just come out with its 10th issue featuring 108 full-packed, pro-printed “pure metal” pages, including the following US metal and Euro-metal legends and hopefuls: RAZOR (8 pages, first interview with ex-vocalist Sheepdog in many, many years), OMEN (5 pages, about theír 80s heyday and their comeback), STEEL PROPHET, HALLOWS EVE (3 pages, ...

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PISSING RAZORS Confirm Headlining Tour, Other Dates

El Paso, Texas' own PISSING RAZORS will be hitting the road later this month in support of their latest CD, Where We Come From. The band kicks it off with a month-long headlining trek and will then team up with CANNIBAL CORPSE and DARK FUNERAL for a nationwide tour that will include several Canadian dates. ...

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ARCH ENEMY Finalize Japanese EP, Confirm Santiago Gig

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY, featuring German vocalist Angela Gossow, will issue a special EP, entitled Burning Angel, to coincide with the group's Japanese tour in March. The track listing is as follows: 01. Burning Angel (album version) 02. Lament of A Mortal Soul (unreleased song from Wages Of Sin sessions) 03. Starbreaker (JUDAS PRIEST coverrecorded in ...

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EXODUS Crush Sacramento (Again)

BLABBERMOUTH.NET would like to extend our condolences to EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting, whose dad sadly passed away after a lengthy bout with cancer. In other news, EXODUS performed a crushing set at The Roadhouse in Sacramento, California on Saturday, January 19th that consisted of the following tracks: 01. Deliver Us To Evil 02. 'Till ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE And Family Land TV Show

OZZY OSBOURNE and his family will be the subject of a new TV series, The Osbournes, to debut on MTV on March 5th. The series is based on a six-month period during which Ozzy and family allowed MTV nearly unlimited access to their personal and professional lives. According to the network, the show deals with ...

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GREAT WHITE Say Farewell With "Recover"

GREAT WHITE will release their farewell album, entitled Recover, in the USA on February 5th through Cleopatra Records. The album contains cover versions of the following tracks: 01. Love Removal Machine 02. Again And Again 03. Ready For Love 04. Bitches And Other Women 05. Tangled Up In Blue 06. Burning House Of Love 07. ...

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FOZZY Re-Sign With Megaforce, Acquire New Bassist

Here's a not-to-be-taken-seriously press release from the FOZZY camp (featuring former members of STUCK MOJO and WWF wrestler Chris Jericho): FOZZY IS EXCITED AND ARROGANT TO ANNOUNCE A NEW SEVEN FIGURE RECORD DEAL WITH MEGAFORCE RECORDS. "After entertaining many offers from some of the biggest record companies in the world and elsewhere, we decided to ...

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MEGADETH: Double Live CD Title, Track Listing Revealed??

According to France's Hard Rock magazine, MEGADETH's upcoming double live CD will be called Rude Awakening, and it will contain the following track listing: Disc 1 01. Dread and the Fugitive Mind 02. Kill the King 03. Wake Up Dead 04. In My Darkest Hour 05. Angry Again 06. She Wolf 07. Reckoning Day 08. ...

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GARY MOORE Tells Story Of HENDRIX

Legendary axeman Gary Moore will be narrating a two-part series entitled The Jimi Hendrix Story, to be aired via BBC Radio 2 in the UK. The first part will be aired on Saturday, January 12th at 8:00 PM GMT. The series features archive interviews with Jimi himself, and also more recent interviews with Eric Clapton, ...

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ARCH ENEMY's "Wages Of Sin" To Be Unleashed On March 18th!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ARCH ENEMY — Supreme Wages Of Sin to be released on March 18th, 2002! The wait is finally over, soon we are all to experience the frenetically anticipated release of ARCH ENEMY's finest album to date, Wages Of Sin in Europe and America! The Swedish Metal supergroup has become the leading band ...

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DEMIGOD Get Mechanical!

Finnish death metal act DEMIGOD have completed work on their sophomore full-length CD, entitled Shadow Mechanics. Scheduled for release through Spikefarm Records on February 4th, the album will include the following track listing: 01. My Blood Your Blood 02. In The Mirrors 03. Lost Within 04. Where The Shadows Clash 05. Trail Of Guilt 06. ...

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Supercharger - MACHINE HEAD

One of the year's most highly anticipated releases, MACHINE HEAD's Supercharger is a surprisingly diverse and defiantly "untrendy"-sounding effort that is likely to disappoint everyone who is expecting the Bay Area quartet to return to the ultra-testosterone-charged sounds of their first two albums, 1994's Burn My Eyes and 1997's The More Things Change.... While ...

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Wages of Sin - ARCH ENEMY

While credit must go out to the ARCH ENEMY boys for having the conviction to recruit a female vocalist in the face of what they knew was going to intense scrutiny following the departure the group's former frontman, the popular Johan Liiva, new singer Angela Gossow's Chuck Schuldiner-meets-Jeff Walker vocals are actually one of the ...

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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 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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Archive News Nov 26, 2001

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be joining former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno on stage as a very special guest at the latter's headlining appearance at the Manifesto Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 11th. Kisser will reportedly perform with Di'Anno at the first show of the singer's three-night stint ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 1

The recently-reunited classic CANDLEMASS line-up—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will perform a five-song set at the Christmas bash, dubbed Black Lucia, of Sweden's premiere metal magazine, Close-Up (www.closeupmagazine.net), at Wildside (Daily's) in Stockholm, Sweden on December 13th. The event ...

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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Archive News Nov 14, 2001

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, entered the studio on Monday, November 12th to finish up work on their long-awaited debut album, which is scheduled to emerge in early 2002 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Regular studio updates, posted by Dizzy, ...

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Archive News Nov 06, 2001

Acclaimed rap/metal act STUCK MOJO will reunite for a New Year's Eve show in Atlanta—the first time the much-missed outfit will perform together on stage in a year and four months. According to guitarist Rich Ward, “I have spoken to [STUCK MOJO/420 MONKS frontman] Bonz and we have agreed to do ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Nov 02, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 5th, and subsequently denied (falsely) by none other than Mayorga himself (see news for October 9th, 2001), SOULFLY have enlisted former skinsman Roy Mayorga to replace the recently-departed Joe Nunez. The newly revamped group are currently at Phoenix, Arizona's (Brill Street) Chaton Studios recording their third ...

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