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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK: 'I Have Come Back Down To Reality'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following update via the group's official web site: "Yes, I have come back down to reality in Los Angeles. I'm still really appreciating Christmas because I had a wonderful time with my mother and father. When I got back last night, my girlfriend and I celebrated the holidays. ...

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NASTY SAVAGE To Issue Collection Of Early Demos, New Tracks

Reunited Florida metallers NASTY SAVAGE will issue a six-song EP containing early demo tracks and newly-recorded compositions on Feb. 18, 2003 through Crook'd Records. "Wage Of Mayhem" will contain the four tracks from the group's 1983 demo of the same name, plus two brand new tracks, recorded in 2002. Two of the four original demos ...

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FILTER Frontman Relocates, Begins Work On New Music

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following update via the group's official web site: "Hello, everybody. It's Richard talking to you from my new home in the beautiful mountains of southern California. I have set up my new studio out here, and I'm working on plenty of new music. The studio is now called ...

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PAIN To Record Album Of Covers

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, are currently in the studio recording a full-length album of covers, due in the spring through Stockholm Records. Among the tracks that are set to be included on the effort are the band's (presumably) metallized versions of such mainstream selections as ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Complete Work On New Demo

Florida female-fronted act WYKKED WYTCH are shopping a newly-recorded four-song demo to interested labels with plans on releasing their third album in 2003. The demo was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and features a guest appearance by ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy. The complete track listing for the promotional CD is as follows: ...

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TOMMY LEE Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Gets Trial Date

A Los Angeles judge has set a trial date of April 2 for the wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the parents of a four-year-old boy who drowned last year while attending a birthday party at ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's Malibu residence. Superior Court Judge Richard Neidorf decided that the case should be heard before a ...

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Ex-NIRVANA Drummer DAVE GROHL: 'I Won't Read KURT's Diaries'

Not everyone wants to read Kurt Cobain's diaries. Cobain's ex-NIRVANA bandmate Dave Grohl is not interested in ever reading the tome. "Well, I'm just saying that I wouldn't read it," Grohl told VH-1 satellite radio's Maria Chambers. "I might pick up a crazy biography of Little Richard's life or something like that, but a friend, ...

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SNAKEPIT Magazine Returns With Issue #11!!

Snakepit, self-described as "Europe's leading heavy/ power/ speed/ thrash magazine", has returned with issue 11, featuring extensive chats with Richard Bateman (PURGATORY/ AGENT STEEL/ NOCTURNUS/ NASTY SAVAGE), ANIHILATED, CANDLEMASS, DOOMSWORD, ETERNAL REIGN, GAMMACIDE, GENOCIDE/REPULSION, INTRUDER, K-OCTAVE, LAAZ ROCKIT, COMBAT RECORDS (label special), LOST HORIZON, MERCENARY, MORTAL SIN, PARAGON, PENTAGRAM (Chile Gods!), POSSESSED (first chat with ...

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CONTROL DENIED To Complete Work On Sophomore CD

Despite the tragic passing of CONTROL DENIED mainman Chuck Schuldiner (founder of the seminal death metal outfit DEATH) in December 2001, the surviving members of the band — bassist Steve DiGiorgio, vocalist Tim Aymar, guitarist Shannon Hamm, and drummer Richard Christy — will regroup early next year to complete work on the act's long-awaited sophomore ...

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KISS Murder Trial Update: Cusano's Daughters Kept Secret

As previously reported, the murder trial of a man accused of killing the ex-wife of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent got underway on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut. Police arrested Gregory McArthur, 41, on Sept. 2, 2000, and charged him with the January 1998 murder of Annemarie Cusano. Cusano worked ...

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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK: 'Alive And Kicking'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted a message on their official site revealing that his recent spell in rehab was "the best thing that has ever happened" to him. The message runs as follows: "Hi, this is Richard again, I'm alive and kicking! Rehab was the best thing that ever happened to me, my mind ...

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CANDIRIA Get Jazzy Via Label Imprint

According to CANDIRIA's official web site, the first jazz-oriented release on the group's own Coma imprint label, "Five Episodes From the Subconscious", features CANDIRIA's Mike MacIvor and John LaMacchia on bass and guitar respectively, and CANDIRIA drummer Ken Schalk on keyboards. Produced by CANDIRIA at Brooklyn New York's legendary Purple Light Studios, the record also ...

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ICED EARTH Set Title For Next Album, Continue Writing

ICED EARTH have set "The Glorious Burden" as the title for their next full-length album, which they hope to begin recording by January. "What I've been doing right now is writing for ICED EARTH and DEMONS & WIZARDS [side project with BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kursch] simultaneously," ICED EARTH mastermind Jon Schaffer told Brave Words & ...

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THE POWER OF METAL 1 Festival Gets Scaled Down

Florida's The Power of Metal 1 festival, previously set to take place on Nov. 18 at Tabu Nightclub in Orlando, has been rescheduled for Nov. 20 at The Social. Susan Elder, The Power of Metal 1 festival promoter stated: "The show is going to be a lot more intimate. We lost our big sponsor, Mars, ...

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Guitar Heroes Line Up To Pay Tribute To Ailing Axeman

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander has written a special song called "Jason" for inclusion on the second tribute album for former David Lee Roth axeman Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrigs). As an added bonus, Denander has invited a very impressive list of friends to jam on the track, which will be featured ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Record CLIFF RICHARD Cover

CRADLE OF FILTH have laid down a cover version of Cliff Richard's "Devil Woman" during the recording sessions for their new album, Damnation And A Day. "As the album is so dark, we wanted to enjoy ourselves a bit," Dani Filth told Rock Sound. "We chose it because it is takes the complete opposite stance ...

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FILTER Frontman Checks Into Rehab, Band Cancel Tour

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick voluntarily checked himself into rehab over the weekend, and the band have cancelled all touring activities through the end of the year. The group's Rellim Tour was due to start this week. There are no plans to reschedule the shows, but fans will be able to get refunds at the point ...

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Ex-CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES Singer Records Guest Appearance For RICK RENSTROM Solo Album

Former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES frontman Wade Black recently laid down lead vocals on a track called "Towers of Babylon" for the forthcoming solo album from ROB ROCK guitarist Rick Renstrom, tentatively titled Until The Bitter End. Also appearing on the CD are ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, bassist/vocalist Mat Sinner (SINNER, PRIMAL FEAR), keyboardist Ferdy ...

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FILTER Frontman Pulls Prank On Bandmate — And Gets Busted

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick, a notoriously bad-tempered individual known for speaking his mind, has become quite the prankster during the recent weeks, if his postings on the group's official web site are to be believed. "A lot of on tour pranks are starting to kick up," Patrick wrote in his most recent "Rich's Words" online ...

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Former VOIVOD Bassist To Perform In All-Star Thrash Metal Tribute Band

Ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky) has teamed up with former and current members of OBLIVEON, CRYPTOPSY, MARTYR and GHOULUNATICS in an all-star thrash metal tribute band called BLACK CLOUD. The five-piece group is scheduled to make its live debut on November 9th at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. "My first manager, Maurice Richard, ...

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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK On Illegal Downloading: Fans Of Music Have Got To Pay For It

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has no love for individuals engaging in illegal music downloading on the Internet and feels that the continuation of the current downloading trend could ultimately have disastrous consequences on the music industry. "There's an instrument you can use to find out how many times something's been swapped," Patrick told Kerrang! magazine ...

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NASTY SAVAGE Reunite To Record Material For Forthcoming "Rare Tracks" CD

Acclaimed Florida metallers NASTY SAVAGE have reformed and recorded two brand new songs for a forthcoming Crook'd Records "rare tracks"-style CD, due later in the year. The line-up that recorded the group's final full-length release, 1989's Penetration Point"Nasty" Ronnie Galetti (vocals), Ben Meyer (guitar), David Austin (guitar), Richard Bateman (bass), and Curtis Beeson ...

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Former RAINBOW Keyboardist Takes SPRINGSTEEN Gig

Former RAINBOW keyboardist David Rosenthal is reportedly programming synthesizers for BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's current tour with the E STREET BAND. As previously reported, Rosenthal recently spent time working on a new musical called Movin' Out. Conceived, choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp and based on the songs of Billy Joel, the musical will open on Broadway ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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VOIVOD To Begin Pre-Production For New CD In September

VOIVOD are continuing to demo material for their much-anticipated reunion album with vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), which is tentatively due in early 2003, presumably through Century Media Records. "Our goal is to have 25 [songs] done by the end of August," drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin) stated via the band's official web site. "We ...

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AGHORA Announce New Line-Up, Begin Work On New CD

The current line-up of AGHORA — drummer Richard Komatz and bassist Alan Goldstein (who replaced ex-CYNIC members Sean Reinert and Sean Malone. respectively), plus mainman Santiago Dobles and sister/vocalist Danishta Rivero — is recording a new album, entitled Formless, for an autumn release through Code666 Records. ...

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