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KORN Singer Says New Album Will Be 'A Trip'

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has issued the following update on the recording process for the group's new studio album, tentatively due this summer: "Oh my God, I'm tired. We have been working very hard, have 13 songs demo'd, just got done workin' with Atticus Clark. Did some really different stuff with him. Dallas [Austin, TLC, ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: Tour Dates Announced

NINE INCH NAILS have announced the following dates via their official web site: Mar. 23 - Fresno, CA @ William Saroyan Mar. 24 - Reno, NV @ Reno Hilton Mar. 25 - Davis, CA @ Freeborn Hall at UC Davis Mar. 30 – London, UK @ Astoria Mar. 30 – London, UK @ Astoria May ...

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FU MANCHU Bassist Auctioning Drum Kit

FU MANCHU bassist Brad Davis is selling a drum kit on eBay. "It's the black and white Ludwig Vistalite drum kit we used in the 'Squash That Fly' video," Davis writes on the group's web site. The auction ends February 4 at 18:58:10 PST. More details about the kit, including photos, can be found on ...

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KORN Commence Work On New Album With TLC Producer

KORN have commenced work on their new studio album with producer Dallas Austin, who has previously worked with TLC, MADONNA and MICHAEL JACKSON, among others. "The writing is going really good, we have wrote [sic] at least five songs already," KORN frontman Jonathan Davis said in a Jan. 28 online posting. "It's really tight, heavy, ...

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EXODUS Bassist Joins VILE

EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson has joined Californian brutal death metallers VILE. Commented VILE guitarist Colin Davis: "Jack has agreed to be the bass player on the upcoming VILE release, 'The New Age of Chaos'. He will also do some touring with us as long as it does not interfere with his schedule with EXODUS. "Jack ...

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MC5: European Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming MC5 European tour, which is scheduled to begin February 19 in Barcelona. The group, which is currently being billed as DKT/MC5, consists of original members Michael Davis, Wayne Kramer and Dennis Thompson along with Gilby Clarke (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Lisa Kekaula (BELLRAYS, BASEMENT JAXX) and Handsome Dick ...

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It's Official: SPOCK'S BEARD Drummer To Join FATES WARNING On European Tour

As widely expected, legendary progressive metallers FATES WARNING have officially recruited SPOCK'S BEARD drummer Nick D'Virgilio to replace Mark Zonder on their upcoming European tour. Nick is a first-class drummer and toured with such artists as TEARS FOR FEARS, MIKE KENEALLY, JONATHAN BROOKE, ERIC BURDON, SPOCK'S BEARD, KEVIN GILBERT, DEBARGE and THE LEGENDS OF CLASSIC ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Joins MC5

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke has joined the legendary MC5 for their European tour. The group, which is currently being billed as DKT/MC5, consists of original members Michael Davis, Wayne Kramer and Dennis Thompson along with Lisa Kekaula (BELLRAYS, BASEMENT JAXX) and Handsome Dick Manitoba (DICTATORS). More information is available at

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KORN Frontman to Sign Autographs At NAMM

Jonathan Davis of KORN will be signing autographs at the Brady Drum Company booth (Hall D, Booth #3070) at the NAMM show on Saturday, January 22 beginning at 4:00 p.m. A rare public drum performance by Jonathan may also be on the cards. Davis, best known for his role as singer of multi-platinum selling band ...

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ADEMA: New Singer Announced; Album Details Revealed

ADEMA have announced the addition of REWIND YESTERDAY singer Luke Caraciolli to the group's ranks. The band are currently hard at work on their Earache Records debut, "Planets", tentatively due in early April. A single, entitled "Tornado", will precede the album during the coming weeks. 16 tracks will be included on the follow-up to 2003's ...

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Former MORGION Members Launch New Band

According to a posting at Doom-Metal.com, former MORGION members Rhett Davis and Justin Christain have joined forces with NEPENTHEAN founder Ron Slater in a new band called KEEN OF THE CROW. Songs have been crafted and recording and touring are planned for the relatively near future. Musically speaking, the sonic output from KEEN ...

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SLAYER Frontman TOM ARAYA Talks About DIMEBAG's Murder

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya recently spoke to KNAC.com 's Brian Davis about his upbringing and the murder of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, among other topics. An excerpt from the interview follows: KNAC.com: Jeff has his thing with war, and you have a kind of fascination with serial killers. What is it that ...

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KORN Contribute $20,000 To Tsunami Relief Fund

According to USA Today, KORN have contributed $20,000 to the disaster relief fund for the tsunami victims in Asia. In other news, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis reportedly told Hard 'N' Heavy magazine that a new song the band have written for their upcoming studio album contains a very long instrumental section, with Davis apparently comparing ...

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KORN's MUNKY Plays Guitar Solo In Honor Of DIMEBAG

According to Kornweb.cjb.net, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis spoke of late DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell during KORN's concert in Dallas, Texas Friday night (Dec. 10). Davis reportedly teared up as he expressed how much of a tragedy Dimebag's death was for the heavy rock community. He then said something about how Dimebag had always ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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VILE: New Demo Track Available For Download

Californian brutal death metallers VILE will enter Trident Studios in Pacheco, California on March 1 to begin recording their third full-length CD, tentatively due May/June 2005 on Listenable Records. A pre-production/demo version of a new song, entitled "Deafening Silence", can be downloaded at this location. In other news, VILE guitarist Colin Davis has ...

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HALFORD To Record New Album; Fan Participation Requested

The following message has been posted at Rob Halford's (JUDAS PRIEST) official web site: "Here we go HALFORD fans!! Rob Halford is preparing to enter the recording studio with his solo band late 2005; in preparation for the band's fourth release. "For an intense challenge, The Metal God will select 1 (one) vocalist; 1 (one) ...

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SIRENIA Drummer Forced To Sit Out Tour, Replacement Named

SIRENIA drummer Jonathan Perez will be forced to sit out the band's European tour with TIAMAT, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY and PAIN. According to a posting on the group's web site, "Jonathan does not have the possibility to join the up-coming European tour, but everyone can be assured that there is absolutely no need to worry. ...

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