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HERMANO Set Release Date For Debut CD

HERMANO, the new group featuring UNIDA/ex-KYUSS frontman John Garcia, EARSHOT/ex-DISENGAGE guitarist Mike Callahan, SUPAFUZZ/BLACK CAT BONE guitarist David Angstrom, ex-AGHAN WHIGS drummer Steve Earle, and ORQUESTA DEL DESIERTO bassist Dandy Brown, will release their long-awaited debut album, entitled Only a Suggestion, on July 9th through Tee Pee Records. Described as "classic KYUSS strained through a ...

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CORNELL/RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE: The Exclusive Preview

Contrary to recent reports, the as-yet-untitled project featuring former SOUNDGARDEN vocalist Chris Cornell and members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE is not set for a late summer release on Epic Records — or any other date — according to Allstar, who cited a spokesperson for the label as the source of the information. Meanwhile, a ...

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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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ANDREW WK To Replace CORNELL/RAGE At OZZFEST 2002?!

ANDREW WK (full name: Andrew Wilkes-Krier), whose backing band includes former OBITUARY drummer Donald D.T. Tardy, has been invited by Ozzfest organizers to fill the slot vacated by the unnamed group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, according to MTV.com. ANDREW WK has not yet accepted the invitation, but ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Manager Confirms Singer's Departure From Supergroup

Jim Guerinot, the manager of ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell, has confirmed that the singer has left the new supergroup he formed with former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar). The unnamed band had originally started work on their never-completed debut album early last year and were ...

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PANTERA's ANSELMO: "Enough Is Enough"

PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has sensationally hinted to the Dutch Aardschok magazine that he may quit the Texas metal act before another studio album is recorded. In the March 2002 issue of the publication, Anselmo states that “PANTERA was my home for many, many years. I don't have a problem with anyone in the band. ...

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TOOL/CIVILIAN Summer Outing Rumored

Unsubstantiated rumors indicate that the new band of former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), along with ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell—who are reportedly calling themselves CIVILIAN—will be making their first live appearances this spring/summer as the support act for TOOL. CIVILIAN's Rick Rubin-produced debut CD is ...

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AT VANCE Replace Bassist, Secure RHAPSODY Tour

AT VANCE have parted ways with bassist Jochen Schnur “due to personal reasons” and have replaced him with Sascha Feldmann. In other news, AT VANCE have been confirmed for the upcoming RHAPSODY tour, which is scheduled to begin on April 1st. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 01 – Pratteln, SWI @ ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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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 Oct 30, 2001

ANTHRAX are rumored to be making an appearance on the Late Night With Jay Leno show this Wednesday, October 31st. In other ANTHRAX-related news, check out this humorous article from Lincoln Journal Star about an ANTHRAX fan whose “ANTHRAX” license plates have gotten him a heap of negative reactions from irate motorists ...

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Archive News Oct 26, 2001

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have officially confirmed the departure of drummer Sven Vormann, a move that was first reported here back on October 22nd. A replacement skinsman has already been found, but his identity has yet to be revealed. More details will be forthcoming in the next few days.


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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 2

Hate Breeds Suffering, the long-awaited second album from LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, and THE CROWN/ex-AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg, will be released early in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records. Described as “high-precision black grind”, the album was produced by Russ ...

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Archive News Aug 24, 2001

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the group's upcoming, as-yet-untitled studio album—the band's first for Beyond/BMG Records—and the preparation for the recording of a live album, which is scheduled to take place in Chicago on October 3rd: “Work on the record has been ...

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Archive News Aug 16, 2001

Ex-VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest has denied that he is personally suing his former band for expenses incurred in relation to the near-fatal road accident in Germany in August 1998 that resulted in Forrest being thrown out of the band's van (who were on tour at the time) and suffering broken bones and internal damage. ...

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Archive News Jul 24, 2001

SEPULTURA have issued an official statement regarding the article that appeared in this week's issue of the Brazilian magazine Veja, in which the story's author, Sergio Martins, all but dismissed the group as a band on its 'last legs' following SEPULTURA's recent split with longtime label Roadrunner Records (as reported here yesterday). Here ...

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Archive News Jul 12, 2001

ANATHEMA have officially confirmed the departure of bassist Dave Pybus, who is currently touring in US as a session bassist for CRADLE OF FILTH. According to the band's official web site, Dave's departure won't have any effect on the release of ANATHEMA's brand new studio album, A Fine Day to Exit, which is ...

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Archive News Jun 26, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has posted a brief note on the official web site of his ECHOBRAIN project announcing the plans for his Chophouse Records label, which is scheduled to release the debut album from the above-mentioned act later in the year. The expanded note can be viewed in its entirety via Encyclopedia ...

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Archive News Jun 03, 2001

For reasons that are not entirely clear right now, SLIPKNOT cancelled at the last minute their scheduled appearance as the headliner on the 'alternative' stage at the Rock Im Park in festival in Nurnberg, Germany on Friday, June 1st. More info on this as it becomes available.


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Archive News May 22, 2001

According to event organizer Walter Morgan, the Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, is officially confirmed to be taking place on Saturday, August 11th at San Francisco's Maritime Hall (with an officially published capacity of 1,700, according to the venue's web site: www.maritimehall.com). The ...

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Archive News Apr 08, 2001 - update 1

Unofficial sources indicate that COAL CHAMBER have opted to once again drop former SAIGON KICK guitarist Jason Bieler from their list of candidates for the producer job for their forthcoming third full-length effort, which is presently still untitled. According to reports, the group and Bieler failed to come to an agreement with respect to the ...

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Archive News Mar 13, 2001 - update 1

New York's reunited MERAUDER (featuring ex-ILL NINO vocalist Jorge Rosado) have entered Billy Milano's Big Blue Meanie Studio in New Jersey to record their long-awaited third album, tentatively titled Spiritual Assassins. According to guitarist Anthony, the musical direction of the new material represents a bit of a departure for the band, with some of the ...

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Archive News Mar 06, 2001 - update 1

ILL NINO's upcoming debut CD, Revolution Revolucion, is due to be remixed by Eddie Wohl and Scrap 60 Productions in time for its tentative release date of June 19th through the Roadrunner label. The album was produced by Ron St. Germain (311, CREED, U2, SOUNDGARDEN, BAD BRAINS) and it is presently set to include the ...

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