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Hate Crew Deathroll - CHILDREN OF BODOM

CHILDREN OF BODOM are one of those bands who are able to polarize random listeners instantly, with their melodic death metal framework somehow melded tight around guitar/keyboard harmonies and showboating that Yngwie Malmsteen and Jens Johansson made famous a good 15 years ago. Over the course of three studio albums, the Finnish quintet have continually ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO's New Project Launch Official Web Site

PHILM, the new band featuring SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, CIVIL DEFIANCE/KKLEQ MUZZIL guitarist/vocalist Gerry Paul Nestler, and KKLEQ MUZZIL bassist Juan Antonio Perez, have launched their official web site at this location. Described as "a potent combination of Lombardo's signature drumming morphed into a new, somewhat hardcore & edgy, and sometimes ambient, modern ...

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SYSTEMATIC Set Release Date For 'Pleasure To Burn'

SYSTEMATIC have set an Apr. 15 release date through Elektra Records for their sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn". The album — the group's first to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John Mark Bechtel (a.k.a. Johnny Chow) — was produced by Howard Benson, who has previously worked with P.O.D., MOTÖRHEAD, ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Split With WARNER BROS.?

JANE'S ADDICTION have parted ways with Warner Bros. Records and are close to inking a new deal with a West Coast-based major label, according to Hits Daily Double. The band, who are now being officially managed by Sanctuary Artist Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER), recently completed work on their new studio ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Manager Joins SANCTUARY

JANE'S ADDICTION manager Adam Schneider has officially joined the Sanctuary Artist Management division of The Sanctuary Group, the company's Chief Executive Officer, Merck Mercuriadis, has announced. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Business School, Schneider worked for Bill Graham from 1988-1994, most notably on the Lollapalooza Festival, and produced the same year's JANE'S ADDICTION ...

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SLIPKNOT's SHAWN CRAHAN: 'COREY TAYLOR Is A Genius'

SLIPKNOT percussionist/mastermind Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown), who is believed to be recording material for a side project with producer Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SLAYER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN), recently spoke out in support of STONE SOUR and MURDERDOLLS, the SLIPKNOT offshoot bands featuring Crahan's cohorts Joey Jordison, Corey Taylor and Jim Root. "Joey ...

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SYSTEMATIC Set Tentative Track Listing For 'Pleasure To Burn'

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC have commenced the mixing process for their sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn", due in late spring through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John Mark Bechtel (a.k.a. Johnny Chow) — is being produced by Howard ...

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SINERGY Perform Special 'Covers' Gig In Helsinki

Finland's SINERGY performed a special "party gig" in Helsinki at On The Rocks on Dec. 18 featuring a variety covers from some of heavy metal's finest old-school bands. The group's complete set list for the evening was as follows: 01. W.A.S.P. - Animal (Fuck Like A Beast) 02. GUNS N' ROSES - My Michelle 03. ...

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SLIPKNOT's JOEY JORDISON Dreams Of SLAYER Gig

The surprising commercial success of SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor's STONE SOUR project has led to much speculation with regards to his status in SLIPKNOT and the possibility that he may leave the group to focus on STONE SOUR full-time (which Taylor has thus far denied). When recently asked by Australia's Metalshop if the rest of ...

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DEATHRIDE Name Debut, Prepare To Record

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have set "Swinging The Dead" as the title for their forthcoming debut album, tentatively due in July through Roadrunner Records. "We start preproduction [with producer Ross Hogarth] sometime around January 12th to the 15th," Fafara says in an official statement. "We will begin the ...

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SUM 41 Offered IRON MAIDEN World Tour

Pop punkers SUM 41 have been offered the opening slot on the upcoming IRON MAIDEN world tour. "IRON MAIDEN have contacted us and they want us on their world tour next year," SUM 41 bassist Cone "Jay" McCaslin told Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "It turns out that they're big SUM 41 fans." "We fell off our ...

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BLINK-182 Drummer Turns Down SLAYER Gig!

BLINK-182 drummer Travis Barker has turned down an opportunity to join SLAYER as a replacement for Dave Lombardo, the skinsman revealed to Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "I've never revealed this before, but a few months ago, I was offered the position as the replacement for Dave Lombardo in SLAYER," he told the magazine. "It would have ...

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SLIPKNOT To Begin Work On New CD In January

SLIPKNOT will begin work on the follow-up to their 2001 breakthrough album, "Iowa", in January. The as-yet-untitled CD, which will be produced by Rick Rubin (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), is tentatively scheduled to be recorded in the spring for a late summer/early fall release through Roadrunner Records. STONE SOUR, the ...

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DOWN Drop Off Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

DOWN are the latest act to have cancelled their participation in Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. No reason was given for the cancellation. The complete schedule for the event now looks as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ...

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NILE Pull Out Of BEAST FEAST 2002

NILE have cancelled their participation in Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. No reason was given for the cancellation. The complete schedule for the event now looks as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE SHADOWS FALL TODAY ...

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SLAYER Management Sold To SANCTUARY

Rick Sales has reportedly sold his management company — which represents the likes of SLAYER, (HED)P.E. and SYSTEMATIC, among others — to Sanctuary Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, JUDAS PRIEST) for an undisclosed sum, according to Hits Daily Double. Also said to have completed a similar arrangement was Adam Schneider, who represents Perry Farrell ...

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SLAYER Drummer Lines Up PHILM Gigs

PHILM, the new project featuring SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, vocalist/guitarist Gerry Nestler, and bassist Juan Perez (both from L.A.'s CIVIL DEFIANCE), have lined up the following gigs during February: Feb. 20 – Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory Feb. 21 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory The band, who were previously known as SHRINE OF COIL, ...

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THE ROLLINS BAND To Perform BLACK FLAG Set In San Diego

THE ROLLINS BAND, the group fronted by punk rock icon Henry Rollins, will perform an all-BLACK FLAG set featuring special guests at The Casbah in San Diego, California on Thursday, Dec. 5. The concert promotes "Rise Above", a new benefit CD for the Free the West Memphis 3 Defense Fund, on which Rollins performs alongside ...

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IN FLAMES Confirmed For Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

IN FLAMES are the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The complete schedule for the event is as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE SHADOWS FALL TODAY IS THE DAY ...

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TOMAHAWK Complete Work On New CD

TOMAHAWK, the "all star" band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, ex-HELMET drummer Jon Stainer, former JESUS LIZARD guitarist Duane Denison, and ex-THE COWS/current MELVINS bassist Kevin Rutmanis, are putting the finishing touches to their sophomore effort for a tentative April 2003 release. In related news, Patton's FANTÔMAS project with SLAYER drummer Dave ...

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RUMBLEFISH Finish Recording Debut

Los Angeles-based RUMBLEFISH have finished recording their debut album, "Exit Highland", with producer Mudrock (GODSMACK, TRIK TURNER, POWERMAN 5000) for a March/April 2003 release through Roadrunner Records. The band, who recently signed a management deal with Bill Mcgathy/Cory Sheridan, will mix the album during December with Andy Wallace, who has previously worked with KORN, LIMP ...

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SLAYER Set Release Date For Live DVD

SLAYER have set Feb. 11, 2003 as the release date for their upcoming DVD, titled "War At The Warfield". Recorded at San Francisco's The Warfield on Dec. 7, 2001 during the band's "God Hates The World" tour, "War At The Warfield" marks one of the last live appearances with the group of drummer Paul Bostaph, ...

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SYSTEMATIC Name Sophomore CD

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC have set "Pleasure To Burn" as the title for their sophomore CD, due in early 2003 through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John Mark Bechtel (a.k.a. Johnny Chow) — is being produced by Howard ...

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METAL BLADE RECORDS CEO To Participate In Online Chat

Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel will participate in a live chat via America Online on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 9:00 p.m. Metal Blade, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, has gained widespread notability as the launching pad for the careers of such bands as METALLICA, SLAYER and even GOO GOO DOLLS. To ...

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PUSHED Announce West Hollywood Gig

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have announced a show at the Whiskey A Go-Go in West Hollywood, California on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The band is scheduled to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. ...

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EXODUS To Open For SUM 41 In San Francisco

Veteran Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will be opening for pop-punkers SUM 41 at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on Sunday, Dec. 1. EXODUS, who are currently preparing to record their first studio album of new material since 1992's "Force Of Habit", were personally invited by the Canadian group to join them at the ...

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