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ROBERT FLYNN: "KERRY KING's Eaten So Many Cheeseburgers His Brain's Starting To Clog Up"

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has slammed SLAYER guitarist Kerry King over the latter's incessant public criticisms of MACHINE HEAD's recent recorded output during various interviews conducted by King over the last several months. In the latest diary entry posted at the group's official web site (www.machinehead1.com), Flynn makes it clear that whatever ...

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PUSHED Announce San Diego Gig

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, will perform at The Brick by Brick in San Diego on Saturday, June 22nd. ...

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SLAYER, SOULFLY, IN FLAMES: More Dates Announced

More dates are trickling in for the forthcoming SLAYER/SOULFLY/IN FLAMES US tour, which is tentatively scheduled to kick off in early August. So far the following shows have been confirmed, according to Ticketmaster: Aug. 03 – San Jose, CA @ Event Center at San Jose State University Aug. 05 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium ...

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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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IN FLAMES: Full Album Details Revealed

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set Reroute To Remain as the title of their forthcoming studio CD, which was recently completed at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO, MESHUGGAH). Due to be released through Nuclear Blast Records on September 2nd in Europe and September 3rd in the ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Sued By Former Business Associate

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich is being sued for an undetermined sum for breach of contract by the former co-founder of The Music Company, the ill-fated label imprint the pair formed in 1996. Tim Duffy sued Ulrich in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, May 24th, claiming the drummer forced him from his role as the ...

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BANG YOUR HEAD Festival: Final Running Order Announced

The final running order for this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in Balingen, Germany on June 28th and 29th is as follows: Friday, June 28th: RIVAL MÄGO DE OZ RHAPSODY JAG PANZER SYMPHONY X CANDLEMASS OVERKILL GAMMA RAY FOZZY NIGHTWISH SAXON Saturday, June 29th: S.A. ADAMS TANKARD VANDEN PLAS ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Cancels Irish OZZFEST Appearance

OZZY OSBOURNE cancelled his performance at Ozzfest in Ireland on Saturday due to a throat infection. OSBOURNE had played at Castle Donington in the UK the night before and was apparently not feeling well enough the next day to perform. The rest of the bands on the Ozzfest bill—including TOOL, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and ...

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Former WHIPLASH Bassist Dies After Suffering Apparent Heart Attack

Former WHIPLASH/INTO ANOTHER bassist Tony Bono passed away on Friday night/Saturday morning after suffering an apparent heart attack at the age of 38, ex-WHIPLASH/SLAYER drummer Tony Scaglione has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. A viewing will reportedly be held on Tuesday, May 28th at a funeral home in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with exact funeral arrangements yet to ...

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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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IN FLAMES Complete Work On New CD

Sweden's IN FLAMES have completed work on their as-yet-untitled new album and are looking to get it issued in August/September through Nuclear Blast Records. The release of the CD, which is being described by the band as "the best IF record to date", will coincide with a US tour with SLAYER and SOULFLY. Exact dates ...

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NILE Complete New Album, Announce US Headlining Tour

Critically-acclaimed death metal powerhouse NILE have completed their forthcoming record, entitled In Their Darkened Shrines. In Their Darkened Shrines was recorded in South Carolina's Soundlab Studios, with production from the band's Karl Sanders and long-time NILE producer Bob Moore. The final track listing is as follows: 01. The Blessed Dead 02. Execration Text 03. Sarcophagus ...

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UK OZZFEST 2002: Stage Times Announced

The stage times for the UK edition of Ozzfest, which is scheduled to take place at Donington Park on May 25th, have been announced. These are subject to change: Main Stage OZZY OSBOURNE 8:45 PM - ? TOOL 7:15 - 8:30 PM SYSTEM OF A DOWN 5:45 - 7:00 PM SLAYER 4:40 - 5:30 PM ...

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EXCLUSIVE: DINO CAZARES Speaks Out On FEAR FACTORY Split

Since FEAR FACTORY officially called it quits in early March, very little has been heard from the band themselves, with the four members of the group choosing to each deal with the break-up of this long-running group by immersing themselves in new projects rather than speaking out publicly on what was, by all accounts, a ...

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Eye For An Eye - DAEMON

Despite this being their third album, Denmark's DAEMON are perhaps best known for having featured the services of then-ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on their 1997 debut Seven Deadly Sins—a widely acclaimed yet largely underground classic that owed more than a small part of its musical inspiration to Andersson's previous outfit's early output. The band's second ...

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UNIDA: Track Listing For Unreleased CD Unveiled

California's UNIDA, featuring former KYUSS frontman John Garcia, are continuing to shop their already-completed full-length effort to interested labels and are hoping to secure a late 2002 release for the album, which was originally recorded while the band was part of the American/IslandDefJam roster (see previous news story here). The full track listing ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are the latest act to have been confirmed for With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The full line-up of acts presently scheduled to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER MOTRHEAD MACHINE HEAD BIOHAZARD ...

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SYSTEMATIC Enlist P.O.D. Producer For Sophomore Album

San Francisco Bay Area's SYSTEMATIC, now featuring former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph, have enlisted Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., MOTÖRHEAD, SEPULTURA) to produce the group's as-yet-untitled sophomore album, which is tentatively due to be recorded in July. So far, the band have written 22-23 songs for the upcoming release and will likely track the effort at ...

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PUSHED Cancel Ramona Gig, Announce San Diego Appearances

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have cancelled their appearance at The Roadhouse in Ramona, California, which was scheduled to take place on April 27th. No reason was given for the cancellation. PUSHED are due to appear at Brick By Brick in San Diego, California on May ...

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