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MAYHEM's BLASPHEMER On Side Project: 'People Should Fear Black Metal'

MAYHEM guitarist Blasphemer has spoken to Kerrang! magazine about his new side project, MEZZERSCHMITT, featuring fellow MAYHEM drummer Hellhammer and RED HARVEST keyboardist Lrz. According to Blasphemer, German magazines have refused to review the band's debut EP, "Weltherrschaft" (which translates as "World Rule"). "Germany said 'Fuck off,' , because it's too brutal, because I fuck ...

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WESTWORLD To Host Release Party For New Album

WESTWORLD, the New York-based group featuring Tony Harnell (TNT), Mark Reale (RIOT), Bruno Ravel (DANGER DANGER), and John O'Reilly (BLUE OYSTER CULT, RAINBOW), will be hosting a release party for their new album, entitled "Cyberdreams", on November 6 at Don Hills in New York City. Fans can pre-order "Cyberdreams" via the band's official web site ...

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TUFF To Appear On 'The Mullet Years 2'

The TUFF song "American Hair Band" is slated to appear on a Canadian compilation through Universal Records tentatively titled The Mullet Years 2. This CD will feature various tracks from MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON, AEROSMITH, CINDERELLA, RATT, WHITESNAKE, KISS, SKID ROW, JUDAS PRIEST and more. TUFF will also appear on a seasonal CD this year called ...

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AC/DC Frontman's "Helen Of Troy" Musical Gets Postponed

Helen of Troy, the much-anticipated collaboration between AC/DC singer Brian Johnson and the Sarasota Ballet has been postponed until November, with a production of Swan Lake replacing the show during its originally-announced late March slot. According to the Sarasota Herald Tribune, the ballet has cited fund-raising problems for the postponement of the $1.2 million production, ...

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Poll: THE OSBOURNES Are In Danger Of Overexposure

OZZY OSBOURNE and his family are in danger of media overexposure, according to 58% of voters taking part in a recently completed Billboard.com poll. Out of 5,302 respondents, 31% believe that the family's television show, the Ozzfest concert tour, book deals, and a seemingly endless stream of media appearances have tarnished their initial appeal. An ...

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INTENSE In Need Of Fill-In Bassist, Will Pay In Beer

UK power metallers INTENSE are in need of urgent assistance. Having just been let down, they seek a bass player to help them out at a forthcoming show scheduled for June 8th. Said bass player will need to learn a 40-minute set and of course be rewarded with beer as well as playing at an ...

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DEF LEPPARD DVD Party Scheduled For Los Angeles' Cat Club

A party is being held tonight at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Historia/In The Round In Your Face home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and giveaways, live music and special appearances. ...

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DANGER DANGER: Releases Galore On The Way

DANGER DANGER will be issuing Rare Cuts, a CD collection of rare unreleased tracks, early demos and possibly some spoken liner notes, in March/April. Also in the works is a live CD tentatively titled Live & Nude, which will be a new recording, to be taped during the coming months. Also on the DANGER DANGER ...

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DYNAMO OPEN AIR FESTIVAL: Future Uncertain

Holland's famed Dynamo Open Air Festival is once again in danger of being cancelled, possibly permanently, according to an update posted at Britain's Live4Metal. After the organization of the festival was taken over by the biggest Dutch promoter, Mojo Concerts, a couple of years back, a new site was announced in 2001 that ...

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Machine - STATIC-X

With Wayne Static's stand-up hair and exaggerated, one-dimensional vocal growl, STATIC-X has been in danger of becoming a cartoon metal band for some time — this despite the fact that the band's 1998 debut, Wisconsin Death Trip, was a propulsive, heavy affair in the vein of classic WHITE ZOMBIE. On the band's long-awaited second effort, ...

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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 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 27, 2001

Former CELTIC FROST guitarist/vocalist Tom G. Warrior (aka Thomas Gabriel Fischer) has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute the reports of am imminent reunion of the band's classic line-up of Fischer, bassist Martin Eric Ain and drummer Reed St. Mark, the rumors of which gained fervor in the past week following the publication ...

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Archive News Nov 22, 2001

As a result of a tremendous increase in traffic since the anthrax terrorist attacks started, ANTHRAX (the band) have decided to move their official web site to http://www.anthraxtheband.com. According to a statement issued by anthraxheband.com webmaster Brent, “we've been getting immense numbers of hits (at times greater than starwars.com got to download ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 1

Through no effort of their own—and as a result of a chain of events that they clearly had no control over—it appears that ANTHRAX the band has been getting an increased amount of coverage through media outlets that wouldn't have normally covered the group. Here is a sampling of recent online articles ...

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Archive News Sep 05, 2001

SLIPKNOT's Iowa has sold a total of 254,000 copies in its first week of release in the US, entering next week's Billboard Top 200 Pop Album chart at #3, behind AALIYAH's self-titled effort and MARY J. BLIGE's No More Drama CD. Although this is clearly a hugely impressive chart showing, it is a disappointment ...

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Archive News Aug 01, 2001

According to his official web site, former JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Rob Halford will be putting on a 'special live TV performance' tonight (August 1st, 8-11 PM New York time) at the MTV20: Live and Amost Legal birthday celebrations in New York. Halford will reportedly be opening the show with a “surprise line-up” which has ...

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Archive News Jun 28, 2001

QUEENSRYCHE have now officially confirmed that they will be performing at the Moore Theatre in Seattle on July 27th and 28th. Both shows will be recorded in audio and video for an upcoming double live album and DVD.


SYSTEM OF A DOWN's upcoming Toxicity effort, which is due for ...

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Archive News Jun 21, 2001

Rumors continue to abound regarding the possible sale of a 49% equity stake in Roadrunner Records (for a reported asking price of $30 million) and/or a joint venture between Roadrunner and a major label that would include the release of the forthcoming sophomore effort from SLIPKNOT, entitled Iowa, which is widely expected to shift in ...

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Archive News May 14, 2001

In a recent interview with the UK's Kerrang! magazine, POWERMAN 5000 vocalist Spider talked about the musical and lyrical content of the group's forthcoming studio album, provisionally titled Anyone For Doomsday?, which is tentatively scheduled for a July 17th release through Dreamworks Records. Here are a few select quotes from the article:

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Archive News Apr 14, 2001

German progresive metallers VANDEN PLAS have confirmed their appearance at the ProgPower Europe 2001 Festival, which is due to take place on October 5th and 6th in Baarlo, Netherlands.


After releasing five albums through Atlantic Records, BAD RELIGION has reportedly re-signed with Epitaph Records, the label owned by Brett Gurewitz, a founding member of ...

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