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To Serve Man - CATTLE DECAPITATION

What immediately strikes you about this Cali foursome's music is the total lack of effects. They definitely look like your typical goregrind band on the surface. But where IMPALED, SEPSISM, DISGORGE (both of them), COCK AND BALL TORTURE, REGURGITATE and zillions of others tailor their heaviness with severely downtuned guitars and/or heinously manipulated vocals, CATTLE ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE: No New Album Until 2003

TYPE O NEGATIVE have pushed back the tentative release date of their as-yet-untitled new album to early 2003, according to Roadrunner Records UK. As previously reported, TYPE O NEGATIVE are due to enter Systems 2 studios in Brooklyn, New York in the coming weeks to begin recording the follow-up to 1999's World Coming Down, which ...

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MASTERS OF REALITY To Issue Live Album In September

MASTERS OF REALITY—consisting of frontman Chris Goss, drummer John Leamy, bassist Nick Oliveri and guitarist Josh Homme—will release a new live album, entitled Flak And Flight, in September. The CD, which was recorded at various European shows in December 2001, features a guest appearance by former SCREAMING TREES frontman Mark Lanegan on the track "High ...

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BUCKCHERRY Split: The Official Statement

BUCKCHERRY have issued a brief "official" statement announcing the group's split following the departure of vocalist Joshua Todd (as first reported here yesterday). It is as follows: "Josh has recently decided to quit BUCKCHERRY and pursue a different musical path. He was no longer having fun being in BUCKCHERRY and the process of making the ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Trio Form Band Together?

GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Matt Sorum (drums) have reportedly been rehearsing, and are trying quite hard to get former GNR guitarist Izzy Stradlin back in the mix with the hopes of possibly touring together, according to Allstar. However, contrary to previous reports, BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd won't be the ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE Demo More Material, Prepare To Record New CD

TYPE O NEGATIVE have finished demoing two more original compositions and an as-yet-undisclosed cover song for the group's forthcoming full-length album, tentatively due on October 29th through Roadrunner Records. The group had previously recorded nine songs during the pre-production process for the upcoming CD, among them "Nettie", "I Like Girls", "Valentine's Day", "I Need Love", ...

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VIVA DEATH: A FOO FIGHTERS/FACE TO FACE Collaboration

More information has surfaced about VIVA DEATH, the new band formed by FOO FIGHTERS guitarist Chris Shiflett, his brother/FACE TO FACE bassist Scott, FACE TO FACE frontman Trever Keith, and ubiquitous session drummer Josh Freese (i.e. VANDALS, A PERFECT CIRCLE). The group's 15-song, self-titled set is due on August 27th through Vagrant Records, the same ...

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Prince Valium - MEDICATION

Featuring former UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY singer Whitfield Crane, ex-MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, former ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-SKREW/PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, Los Angeles' MEDICATION (formerly MYSTRESS) have relied at least in part on their impressive resumes to establish a bit of a name for themselves before they'd even issued their debut ...

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MEDICATION Recruit Fill-In Drummer, Finalize Track Listing For "Prince Valium"

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have recruited drummer Jason Loree for the group's current US tour, which kicked off last night in Chicago Heights, Illinois. It is currently ...

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The Birth Of A Supergroup?

A "reliable source" has told KNAC.com that BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd is currently jamming/writing in Los Angeles with MOTLEY CRUE bassist Nikki Sixx, ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash and ex-BLACK CROWES drummer Steve Gorman in what is being dubbed a "supergroup." No official word has come down from any of the involved parties ...

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MONDO GENERATOR Joined By DAVE GROHL For L.A. Gig

Former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl made a quiet, unannounced appearance Wednesday night (April 24th) at the Troubadour in Los Angeles behind the drums with MONDO GENERATOR, brainchild of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Nick Oliveri, which also features Josh Homme, Dave Catching, and other special guests. MONDO GENERATOR “blew the ...

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FULL DEVIL JACKET Acquire New Vocalist, Plan Name Change

FULL DEVIL JACKET have found an as-yet-undisclosed replacement for recently-departed vocalist Josh Brown and will introduce the new singer via a performance in their hometown of Jackson, Tennessee this summer. A name change is also in the works before the release of the group's sophomore full-length CD, which is due through the Island/Def Jam label ...

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420 MONKS To Lens Video Clip

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, ex-ERACISM bassist David Saunders, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, will shortly film a video with director Josh Haygood for the track "Ill Dreamz", from their soon-to-be-issued debut full-length CD. The clip will reportedly be ...

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It's Official: SHIHAD Become PACIFIER

New Zealand's SHIHAD have officially changed their name to PACIFIER due to their previous moniker's similarities to the Islam word for Holy War jihad. The band recently made an unannounced appearance under the new name at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, thus confirming that PACIFIER is indeed the name they love and are sticking ...

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ATHEIST Scrap Reunion Plans, Pursue Separate Projects

Contrary to previous reports, legendary Florida progressive metal act ATHEIST will not be reuniting to record a new studio CD, according to guitarist Rand Burkey. Citing various business and scheduling conflicts, some of which involve the promotional commitments of frontman Kelly Shaefer related to his main band NEUROTICA, ATHEIST have decided against doing a reunion ...

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MEDICATION Announce Album Title, Push Back EP Release Date

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have set Prince Valium as the title of their forthcoming debut full-length album, which is currently being produced by Bob Marlette for a ...

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MEDICATION Add Paris Appearance To Upcoming Itinerary

MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, will reportedly be performing at the Hard Rock Awards show (sponsored by the French metal magazine Hard Rock) in Paris, France on March 21st. MEDICATION will also be performing ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Drummer Recording With MEDICATION, AMEN Skinsman To Fill In During Live Shows

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese is sitting behind the kit during the recording sessions for MEDICATION's full-length debut, according to the group's management. Although AMEN sticksman Shannon Larkin was strongly rumored to be playing the drums on the upcoming CD, it now appears that Larkin will only handle ...

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KISS To Close Out Winter Olympics

KISS will play “Rock & Roll All Nite” at Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Sunday, February 24th globally-televised closing ceremonies at the XIX Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Other artists scheduled to appear include MOBY, BON JOVI, N SYNC, CHRISTINA AGUILLERA, GLORIA ESTEFAN, CHARLOTTE CHURCH with JOSH GROBAN, HARRY CONNICK, JR., EARTH, WIND, & FIRE, ...

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