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MNEMIC: 2002 Demo Posted Online

The Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have completed work on their 2002 Promo CD with producer Tue Madsen (i.e. THE HAUNTED, KONKHRA, 2 TON PREDATOR, etc.) at AntFarm Studios. A self-described mixture of MESHUGGAH, DEVIN TOWNSEND and FEAR FACTORY, the group have made ...

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MNEMIC Prepare To Record New Material

The Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will hit the studio in late August with producer Tue Madsen (i.e. GROPE, 2 TON PREDATOR, etc.) to record three songs for promotional use. These tracks will be available for download via the band's official web site ...

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THE GATHERING Commence Mixing New Full-Length CD

Holland's THE GATHERING have commenced the mixing process for their as-yet-untitled new full-length effort, tentatively due in January through the group's own Psychonaut Records. According to drummer Hans Rutten, "we're all relieved and satisfied as it turned out excellent. Right now we've streamlined the album into a 10-track full length, a mere 50 minutes of ...

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EDGE OF TIME Guest List Expands

The forthcoming debut album from EDGE OF TIME, the new band formed by Italian frontman Chris Heaven and ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Michael Von Knorring, will feature a number of guest appearances from well-known metal and hard rock musicians, including those from former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN bassist Svante Henryson, MASTERPLAN/ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson, ...

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QUIET RIOT To Issue Live DVD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: QUIET RIOT SLATED FOR A LIVE DVD RELEASE QUIET RIOT, the group who made the term "Bang Your Head" a household slang, and who surprised many by setting the standard to what became an onslaught of Heavy Metal bands to come out of Los Angeles on the heels of the bands #1 ...

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THE PROJECT HATE To Issue First-Ever Live Album

THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame, will issue their first-ever live album through Horns Up Records in the fall/winter. Entitled Killing Hellsinki, the album will feature six live tracks, recorded at the Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland on July 12th, 2002, as well as the band's original 1999 demo, featuring ENTOMBED singer ...

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DEATH ACROSS AMERICA 2002: Final Dates Unveiled

The final dates for this year's installment of the Death Across America tour, featuring KATAKLYSM, DIVINE EMPIRE, MISERY INDEX, and BEYOND THE EMBRACE, have been announced. They are as follows: Jul. 27 - Milwaukee, WI @ US Cellular Arena Jul. 29 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Starlight Jul. 31 - Alburquerque, NM @ Launch Pad ...

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Former DIO Guitarist To Issue Two-CD Set Of Covers

Former DIO guitarist Tracy G is currently working on a double-CD solo effort consisting of 90 minutes of cover songs by "a few of my favorite artists and bands that inspired me to play guitar," according to Tracy's latest newsletter. Among the artists whose songs are set to be included on the as-yet-untitled album are ...

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COSMOSQUAD's Italian Show Gets Moved

Due to unforseen circumstances, the first-ever European live appearance by L.A. prog/fusion metal triumvirate COSMOSQUAD, which was set for Thursday, June 13 at Club Alpheus in Rome, Italy has been moved to another venue in town, Classico, located at Via G Libetta n. 3. For more info call: (06) 57288857 or e-mail [email protected] The event ...

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MARILYN MANSON Slapped With Civil Lawsuit Over Michigan Incident

MARILYN MANSON has been hit with a civil lawsuit by the security guard at the center of the singer's criminal court case. 26-year-old Joshua Keasler, a former Clarkston, Michigan security guard filed the suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, alleging assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence and wanton misconduct ...

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THE GATHERING Carry On Writing New Material, Plot US Tour

Despite threats of litigation from longtime label Century Media Records (who are apparently owed another CD from the band under their present agreement with the act), Holland's THE GATHERING are going ahead with their plans to issue the group's next studio album through their own Psychonaut Records. According to drummer Hans Rutten, “we will find ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM G. FISCHER Speaks Out On PROBOT Project

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on his contribution to the upcoming PROBOT project, led by former NIRVANA and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, in the form of a track called "Big Sky", the final recordings for which were delivered over a year ago. According to Fischer, I haven't heard from ...

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CELTIC FROST Mainman Pays Tribute To Late EXODUS Frontman

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Fischer (aka Tom Warrior) has issued the following statement as a tribute to the late EXODUS frontman Paul Baloff, who recently passed away after suffering a massive stroke: I knew Paul in person, he made it a point to come to visit us at our hotel in Oakland when we ...

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THE GATHERING Split With Century Media, Announce ULVER Collaboration

Holland's THE GATHERING have split with longtime label Century Media Records and are currently negotiating with several labels and distributors for their next studio album, which will be released at the end of the year. The band have also announced plans to collaborate with ULVER mastermind Trickster G (a.k.a. Christophorus G Rygg) on the upcoming ...

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TRACY G To Record Solo CD, Make Tribute Appearances

Former DIO/WORLD WAR III guitarist Tracy G is at his recording studio working on a solo CD, to be issued later in the year. Among the musicians featured on the recordings is bassist Leon Randolph (aka Randy Wilde). In other news, Tracy G will be donating a track from his upcoming solo CD to the ...

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BORKNAGAR Commence Work On Next CD

BORKNAGAR are currently working on new material for the group's next studio album, which is still untitled, according to mainman ystein G. Brun. "Most of the material is written with the rough plan for studio time in autumn '02. We intend to use the same studio and engineer as on Empiricism. Musically it will be ...

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PROBOT's Dave Grohl: Lemmy Is God!

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl (ex-NIRVANA) recently posted a message on the band's site describing the experience of working with MOTORHEAD mastermind Lemmy on a song called "Shake Your Blood", which will appear on an upcoming album by Grohl's metal side-project PROBOT. In his diary message, Grohl makes obvious his clear admiration for the rock'n'roll ...

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Archive News Nov 27, 2001

Former CELTIC FROST guitarist/vocalist Tom G. Warrior (aka Thomas Gabriel Fischer) has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute the reports of am imminent reunion of the band's classic line-up of Fischer, bassist Martin Eric Ain and drummer Reed St. Mark, the rumors of which gained fervor in the past week following the publication ...

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Archive News Nov 26, 2001

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be joining former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno on stage as a very special guest at the latter's headlining appearance at the Manifesto Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 11th. Kisser will reportedly perform with Di'Anno at the first show of the singer's three-night stint ...

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Archive News Nov 22, 2001

As a result of a tremendous increase in traffic since the anthrax terrorist attacks started, ANTHRAX (the band) have decided to move their official web site to http://www.anthraxtheband.com. According to a statement issued by anthraxheband.com webmaster Brent, “we've been getting immense numbers of hits (at times greater than starwars.com got to download ...

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Archive News Nov 21, 2001

According to a report published in yesterday's edition of The New York Post, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst “lied when he said he visited a dying Australian girl injured in a mosh pit at his concert. Durst told Access Hollywood he visited Jessica Michalik on her deathbed and kept in touch with ...

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Archive News Nov 20, 2001

After a prolonged self-imposed absence, PRONG mastermind Tommy Victor is getting things back in gear with an eye toward releasing a new album in 2002. Currently based in Los Angeles, Victor has been quietly working on new demos over the past few months with the help of several musicians, including DIESEL ...

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Archive News Nov 09, 2001

Former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske will make a guest appearance on several tracks on the upcoming album from ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch, it was announced yesterday. Although recent reports indicated that SYMPHONY X vocalist Russell Allen would be absent from the project's recording line-up following Grapow and ...

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