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Former P.O.D. Guitarist's New Band Added To KORN/SEVENDUST Concert

THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT, the California-based band featuring former P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel, have been added to San Diego's Rock 105 annual "The Rock That Stole Christmas" concert featuring KORN and SEVENDUST December 11 at the San Diego Sports Arena. Tickets go on sale Friday (Nov. 14) at 10:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster. THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT — ...

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CENTURY MEDIA Brings Metal To The Masses

On November 18, the Century Family brings the metal back to the masses with a specially priced double-disc set. This compilation, "Metal For The Masses Volume II", is exclusively available at all Hot Topic retail outlets nationwide and features one 20-track disc clocking in over 75 minutes with new tracks from such groundbreaking and up ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's LAIHO Explains Guitarist's Departure

CHILDREN OF BODOM mainman Alexi Laiho recently spoke to Outburn magazine about the departure of rhythm guitarist Alexander "Aku" Kuoppa and the impact it's had on the band's morale. "I gotta be honest, it did affect us a lot," he said. "He was an important part of the band, just like every other member. He ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Name New Album

Long-running death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have set "The Wretched Spawn" as the title for their forthcoming album, due in February through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Gore Obsessed" is currently being recorded at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, JUDAS PRIEST). The complete track listing for "The Wretched ...

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ARCH ENEMY Cancel Remaining NEVERMORE European Dates

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY have been forced to cancel the remainder of their European tour with NEVERMORE. The following is an official statement on the matter from ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott: "Hello to all ARCH ENEMY fans hoping to see us in Austria, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland with NEVERMORE. I am very sorry to say ...

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DANZIG Confirmed For NEW JERSEY METAL AND HARDCORE FEST

DANZIG are the latest act to be confirmed for this year's New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest, a two-day event set to be held at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. The lineup of acts currently scheduled to perform at the festival looks as follows: Friday, November 14 ...

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DIMMU BORGIR: Largest First-Week Sales In NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS History

DIMMU BORGIR's "Death Cult Armageddon" sold 6,352 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan, landing at position No. 169 on The Billboard 200 chart. This sales figure stands as the largest first-week SoundScan number ever achieved by a Nuclear Blast/Century Media recording artist. As previously reported, "Death Cult ...

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DIMMU BORGIR: European Chart Positions Announced

DIMMU BORGIR's "Death Cult Armageddon" has entered the European album charts at the following positions: Austria: #14 Finland: #9 France: #35 Germany: #12 Netherlands: #42 Norway: #2 Switzerland: #54 "Death Cult Armageddon" was recorded and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and is the group's "most epic, majestic, somber, evil and grimmest release to ...

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HYPOCRISY's TÄGTGREN Checks In From Recording Studio

Long-running Swedish metal act HYPOCRISY, led by acclaimed producer/PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren, have entered Tägtgren's Abyss studios to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Catch-22", tentatively due in early 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. "So far the drums are done. We are on working with a deadline because the plan is to finish the recording ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Enter Norwegian Album Chart At No. 2!

DIMMU BORGIR's "Death Cult Armageddon" has entered the Norwegian Album chart at No. 2, just ahead of IRON MAIDEN's "Dance Of Death", which debuted at No. 3 on the same tally. View the complete chart here. "Death Cult Armageddon" was recorded and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and is the group's ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Enter Studio Next Week

Veteran death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE will be heading back to the studio on September 15 to start the recording process for the follow-up to last year's "Gore Obsessed", due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The band will once again record at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, JUDAS ...

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Former NEUROTICA Frontman Unveils New Band

STARRFACTORY, the new project led by former NEUROTICA/ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, have announced the details of their current lineup. Joining Shaefer in the new band are ex-SANCTUARY (pre-NEVERMORE) drummer Dave Budbill, and guitarists Donny Jaurols (ex-E3, SERRAPHINE) and Noah Thompson (ex-MEGALABLATTA). Says Shaefer: "Donny has been a friend of mine for the last few years, ...

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NEVERMORE To Be Joined by TESTAMENT Guitarist For European Tour

Steve Smyth (TESTAMENT, DRAGONLORD) will be handling second-guitar duties on NEVERMORE's "Enemies Of Reality" European Tour 2003 with special guests ARCH ENEMY. Says Steve: "I am very excited and would to thank Jeff, Warrel, Van and Jim for inviting me, and I would also like to thank Chuck and Eric of TESTAMENT for all their ...

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NEVERMORE Frontman Talks About Being 'Screwed' By His Record Label

NEVERMORE singer Warrel Dane spoke to Electric Basement about the band's decision to work with former QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Kelly Gray on their latest CD, "Enemies Of Reality", instead of once again utilizing the services of Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, STUCK MOJO), who had done such an amazing job on 2000's "Dead Heart ...

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Anthems Of Rebellion - ARCH ENEMY

Full marks to these Swedish heavyweights for absorbing a female singer into their ranks to replace former, very male, singer Johan Liiva in 2001. Not expected to stand there in a wedding dress and warble sweetly like a songbird (see just about ever other female-led band in Europe), German Angela Gossow in fact goes for ...

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PAIN: New Album Delayed Until 2004

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have pushed back the projected release date of their fourth full-length album to early 2004 through Stockholm Records. Among the tracks tentatively set to appear on the follow-up to 2002's "Nothing Remains The Same" are: 01. Tear It Up 02. Don't ...

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ARCH ENEMY Conquer European Charts

ARCH ENEMY's latest CD, "Anthems Of Rebellion", has entered the national charts in several European countries. Current chart positions are as follows: German Media Control Charts: #69 Swedish Album Charts: #76 Dutch Top 100: #97 Greek Rock/Metal Charts: #1 Finnish Album Charts: #42 "Anthems Of Rebellion" was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered at Backstage Studios ...

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MINISTRY Frontman To Remix EMINENCE Track

MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen is set to do a remix of the track "Citizen Zero" from Brazilian extreme metallers EMINENCE (featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass). The song comes off EMINENCE's forthcoming CD, "Humanology", due in November through Switzerland's Timeless Productions. "Humanology", the follow-up to 1999's "Chaotic System", is currently being recorded at ...

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AGGRESSION CORE Split Up

AGGRESSION CORE, the Washington-based band featuring former NEVERMORE and current ANNIHILATOR guitarist Curran Murphy, have split up. Click here to read the complete tale of internal bickering and finger-pointing that led to the band's break-up. Former AGGRESSION CORE drummer Dale Puckett, who was ousted from the group in the fall of 2002, is ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Hire SINERGY Axeman For Upcoming Tour

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have recruited SINERGY/ex-STONE axeman Roope Latvala as the session guitarist for the remainder of their world tour in support of their latest CD, "Hate Crew Deathroll". "When [former guitarist] Alexander ["Aku" Kuoppala] left the band we were left in a difficult situation: how to keep on going [without a second guitarist]," ...

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