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WITCHERY To Record New Album In The Fall

Sweden's WITCHERY, the group featuring THE HAUNTED guitarist Patrik Jensen and ARCH ENEMY bassist Sharlee D'Angelo, have begun composing material for the follow-up to 2001's "Symphony For The Devil", tentatively due in early 2004. The following is a recent online posting from Jensen outlining the group's current activities: "New songs have been written. [Guitarist] Richard ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Complete Work On Sophomore CD

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, the band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have finished mixing their as-yet-untitled sophomore album at Helsingborg's Queenstreet Recording with producer Richard Larsson. The follow-up to 2002's "Repent" is due in the fall through Sound Pollution Records. The group, who were recently joined by GODSIC frontman Peter Tuthill, were previously signed to Cold ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist: 'Chinese Democracy' To Surface This Year

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has told Billboard.com that he expects the group's long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy", to see the light of day sometime this year. "The record is being completed. Other people are putting their final little touches on things, and then it goes to mix," he explained. "My physical presence wasn't ...

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SOILWORK Announce New Drummer

Sweden's SOILWORK have recruited drummer Richard Evensand (EBONY TEARS, DOG FACED GODS, SORCERER) to replace Henry Ranta, who quit the group last week in order to dedicate more time to his personal life. Check out pictures of Evensand at this location. Richard made his live debut with the group at this past weekend's ...

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RAMMSTEIN Get 'Calm' In Russian

RAMMSTEIN vocalist Till Lindemann and guitarist Richard Kruspe have reportedly collaborated on cover of the track "Shtil" ("Calm") by the Russian band ARIA. The song, which is sung in Russian, was recently broadcast on Russian radio and a 40-second sample was posted online at this location. No further information about the recording is ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Guitarist, CANNIBAL CORPSE Singer Team Up In PATHS OF POSSESSION

Florida's PATHS OF POSSESSION, the new band featuring former MORBID ANGEL guitarist Richard Brunelle and CANNIBAL CORPSE frontman George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, will release a limited-edition split CD (also featuring Ft. Pierce, Florida's DARK FAITH) on June 19 through Splattergod Records. Formerly known as SWOLLEN, PATHS OF POSSESSION's contribution to the CD will consist of "six ...

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DUALESC Forced To Scrap FILTER Collaboration

Portland, Oregon's DUALESC have been forced to scrap their previously announced plans of recording their next CD with FILTER's Richard Patrick at the production helm. "Unfortunately, it looks as if we won't be able to make it down to record with Richard Patrick and [engineer] Rae Dileo after all," the band write on their official ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Selected As One Of 'Favorite Dads'

Ozzy Osbourne was selected as favorite dad by 9% of those interviewed for British satellite and cable TV station The Biography Channel, while just 6% chose U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair. Top of the list with 37% of the votes was millionaire Sir Richard Branson. Soccer star David Beckham landed second place with 14%. Favorite ...

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ROB ROCK Guitarist To Appear On TIWANAKU Debut

ROB ROCK axeman Rick Renstrom will be recording guitar solos for the debut CD from TIWANAKU, the new band featuring former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, ex-NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery and ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy. The as-yet-untitled effort is tentatively set to surface before the end of the year through Season Of Mist ...

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PEARL JAM Bassist Collaborates With KING'S X Singer

PEARL JAM bassist Jeff Ament and KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick are collaborating on a project they hope to finish this year. Friends since 1988, Ament and Pinnick got together for the first time "a little over a year ago," when, along with drummer Richard Stuverud, they recorded ten songs in one week. "We just ...

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SPOCK'S BEARD To Release 'Feel Euphoria' In July

SPOCK'S BEARD have set a July 8 North American release date for their new album, "Feel Euphoria". The CD, the group's first to feature drummer Nick D'Virgilio as lead vocalist, will contain the following tracks: 01. Onomatopoeia 02. The Bottom Line 03. Feel Euphoria 04. Shining Star 05. East of Eden, West of Memphis 06. ...

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Festival Cancels TED NUGENT Gig Over Racial Remarks

Derogatory racial remarks from Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the Muskegon Summer Celebration, according to The Associated Press. Festival officials canceled Nugent's concert following an interview last week with two Denver disc jockeys in which the DJs say he used slurs for Asians and blacks. The festival was scrambling to ...

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TED NUGENT: I Am Not A Racist

Ted Nugent has rejected accusations that he is a racist following his appearance on a Denver radio show Monday (May 5) when a live interview with Nugent was reportedly cut short after he used derogatory racial terms for Asians and blacks. The following is Ted's official statement regarding the Denver incident: "Let's get ...

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ICED EARTH Drummer Appears On 'The Howard Stern Show'

On April 23, ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy appeared on "The Howard Stern Show" in Las Vegas where he played a hand of blackjack to win a date with porn star Nikki Norwood. Says Christy: "Unfortunately, I busted and didn't get to go on the date, but the experience alone was amazing." The episode should ...

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A Tribute To The VAN HALEN Throats

On May 27, Versailles Records will release "Best of Both Worlds: A Tribute to Van Halen's David Lee Roth And Sammy Hagar". A first of its kind in the world of tributes, this record features hits from both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar's solo catalogs, as well as hits from the VAN HALEN catalog ...

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TOMMY LEE's Ex-Wife Won't Testify In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A Los Angeles County judge ruled yesterday that former "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson will not testify in a lawsuit against her ex-husband, Tommy Lee, who's accused of negligence in the drowning death of a 4-year-old boy, the New York Post has reported. Lawyers for the parents of Daniel Karven-Veres — who died at Lee's Malibu ...

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KORN's SILVERIA Begins Laying Down Tracks For New Album

KORN's David Silveria is in the studio laying down drum tracks for the follow-up to "Untouchables", frontman Jonathan Davis revealed during an online chat with fans at the Korn.com web site. "We wanted to get back into the studio to do the album we wanted to do," Davis said. " 'Untouchables' was great, but it ...

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LEASH LAW: The Dogs Are Loose

Former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black has joined forces with ROB ROCK guitarist Rick Renstrom, ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, and ROB ROCK bassist Stephen Elder in a new band called LEASH LAW. The group, whose musical style is being described in an official press release as "true metal unlike ever heard in this ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist: AXL Is Hard At Work On New CD

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose is currently finishing up the vocal overdubs for the band's much-anticipated "Chinese Democracy" CD, according to guitarist Richard Fortus (ex-LOVE SPIT LOVE, PSYCHEDELIC FURS), who was recently spotted by a fan at Don Hill's in New York City. When asked about GN'R's future plans, Richard reportedly said, "Yeah, we're ...

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FILTER's PATRICK: 'I'm Doing Crazy Stuff With My Music'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following message to the group's official web site: "It's all about the rock: I've written 5 songs for the new record and right now this feels so much like 'the Richard Patrick drum machine record', it's awesome. Not that I'm excluding Geno and the guys, but time and ...

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RAMMSTEIN: We Are Not Breaking Up!

Despite rumors to the contrary, German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have no intention of breaking up. RAMMSTEIN keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz recently posted a logbook entry to the "Fan Area" section on the official site addressing the recent rumors and assuring the fans that the band would carry on. Here is what he wrote: ...

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CAGE: New Album Samples Posted Online

San Diego, California's CAGE have posted clips of three tracks from their forthcoming CD, "Darker Than Black", at this location. The group's third CD, "Darker Than Black" was produced at Silvercloud Studio by Richard Carr (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON) and is slated for an April 22 European release through Massacre Records. The complete track ...

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FILTER's PATRICK: 'Almost Done Writing' New Album

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following message to the group's official web site: "Hey guys, sorry I haven't posted in awhile but I've been really busy. Man it's bizarre, because I moved to California and I've kind of had a lot of time by myself, the new stuff is starting to sound a ...

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DEEP PURPLE, LYNYRD SKYNYRD To Tour Europe

DEEP PURPLE and LYNYRD SKYNYRD will be teaming up for a European tour in May/June. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 29 – Schwung Hallen - Roeselare, BEL May 31 - Filaforum - Milan, ITA Jun. 01 – Campo Fiera - Conegliano Veneto (Treviso), ITA Jun. 03 – Palaghiaccio - Roma, ITA Jun. 04 – ...

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RAMMSTEIN To Split Up?

German supergroup RAMMSTEIN are on the verge of splitting up, according to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine. A source close to the band says that "they feel as though they have taken their music/stage show as far as it can go" and are now "looking to pursue other musical projects." Guitarist Richard Kruspe-Bernstein is currently demoing ...

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KORN To Produce Themselves On Upcoming Album

KORN's as-yet-untitled follow-up to "Untouchables" will be a self-produced effort, according to singer Jonathan Davis, who told the Los Angeles Times recently that the change in the group's approach "is really cool. Don't have someone outside coming over to tell us what we need to do. It's the fastest we've ever worked — three weeks ...

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