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Report: The Perils Of The 'Mosh Pit' Examined

Jodie Minus of The Australian is reporting that when Stephen Taylor saw the Austrian extreme-metal band PUNGENT STENCH at a Sydney pub eight years ago, he came home with more than a bad smell and a ringing in his ears. "I was stage diving. I jumped off the stage and my mate was there – ...

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VENOM Singer Comments On PROBOT Project: 'This Was Heavy Shit!'

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently spoke to Germany's Visions magazine about his involvement with the PROBOT project, the one-off metal album put together by ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl. "It was very, very strange," Cronos recalled about the first time he heard from Grohl. "I didn't know what to expect at all. ...

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DAVE GROHL Explains TOM ARAYA's Absence From PROBOT CD

FOO FIGHTERS frontman/ex-NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about his "metal" side-project PROBOT project and the reason SLAYER vocalist Tom Araya ended up not contributing to the final CD. "I tried to get Tom on the record — he was the last piece of the puzzle," Grohl said. "The list of ...

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DISINCARNATE, NAILBOMB Albums To Be Reissued

DISINCARNATE and NAILBOMB's classic debuts will be issued in new "remastered" editions, featuring bonus material, including rare b-sides and demo tracks, as well as brand new artwork and liner notes. Due in late February through Roadrunner Records, DISINCARNATE's "Dreams Of The Carrion Kind" (featuring former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy) will contain the following track listing: ...

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SOULFLY Name New Album, Finalize Track Listing

SOULFLY have set "Prophecy" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the spring through Roadrunner Records. The tentative track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Prophecy 02. Living Sacrifice 03. Execution Style 04. Defeat U 05. Mars 06. I Believe 07. Moses 08. Born Again Anarchist 09. Porrada 10. ...

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PROBOT: Photo Session Posted Online

Several pictures from a brand-new PROBOT photo session, featuring the project's mastermind Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, ex-NIRVANA) alongside special guests Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD) and Wino (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN, PLACE OF SKULLS), have been posted online at this location (Wire Image). As previously reported, PROBOT's much-anticipated self-titled debut album will be released ...

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Label: PROBOT Debut To Surface In February, Not May

Contrary to a report (since corrected) posted on the MTV.com web site, PROBOT's much-anticipated debut album will surface on its originally announced release date of February 10, 2004 and not in May of next year, a spokesperson for Southern Lord Records has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. A two-track 7" single, limited to 6,666 copies, will ...

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PROBOT: Photos From 'Shake Your Blood' Video Shoot Posted Online

PROBOT, the much-anticipated metal side project of FOO FIGHTERS frontman/former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl, will release their self-titled debut album on February 10, 2004 through Southern Lord Recordings. A two-track 7" single, limited to 6,666 copies, will precede the album release and will contain the cuts "Centuries Of Sin" (featuring Cronos of VENOM) and "Emerald ...

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Former SOULFLY Bassist Officially Joins ABLOOM

Jon "Tumor" Fahnestock (ex-SNOT, AMEN, LO-PRO) has officially turned over the bassist position in ABLOOM to Marcello D. Rapp (ex-SOULFLY). "The decision had to be made recently with the departure of the SOULFLY lineup [from mainman Max Cavalera]," Fahnestock writes on his web site. "ABLOOM needed a bass player to be there for them in ...

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HEARSE: Sophomore Album To Surface In March

Sweden's HEARSE, the band featuring former ARCH ENEMY/NONEXIST vocalist Johan Liiva and ex-FURBOWL drummer Max Thornell, have set a March 2004 release date through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records) for their sophomore full-length album, "Armageddon Mon Amour". The CD was recorded earlier this summer at Basement Audio System in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Jonas ...

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MAX CAVALERA's Artistic License

SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera has been invited to speak at the Philosophical Society's 319th session at the Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland on November 13. Running since 1684, previous speakers for the prestigious Society have included a whole range of people such as Winston Churchill, Frederic Engels, J K Galbraith, Bertrand Russell and The Edge ...

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THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL To Release Long-Awaited Sophomore Album

British black metallers THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL will issue their second album, "Exhuming The Grave Of Yeshua", later this month through Supernal Music. The group's first release since the departure of founding member Jaldaboath (guitar, synth), "Exhuming The Grave Of Yeshua" is "again built around the concept of Christ's mortality and the Church of Rome ...

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Former MEGADETH Bassist To Guest On New SOULFLY Album

Former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson has recorded the bass tracks for four songs on the forthcoming SOULFLY album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Roadrunner Records. Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55) is expected to handle the bass duties on the remaining cuts. Other musicians slated to join mainman Max Cavalera on the album include guitarist Marc ...

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SOULFLY To Perform At Arizona's WESTERN NAVAJO FAIR

The current lineup of SOULFY — mainman Max Cavalera, guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO), drummer Joe Nunez (STRIPPING THE PISTOL), and bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist) — will be performing at the Western Navajo Fair in Tuba City, Arizona on Saturday, October 18. The band are expected to play selections from their three albums ...

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SOULFLY Premiere New Material At D-LOW MEMORIAL Show

The current lineup of SOULFY — mainman Max Cavalera, guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO), drummer Joe Nunez (STRIPPING THE PISTOL), and bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist) — premiered two new songs during their appearance at the 7th Annual Memorial D-Low (Dana Wells) Show in Tempe, Arizona last Saturday (September 27). The tracks, tentatively titled ...

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ICED EARTH's Forthcoming CD To Honor The 'Valor And Sacrifices' Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Men

ICED EARTH's forthcoming album, "The Glorious Burden", represents a ten-song musical enterprise honoring the valor and sacrifices that made the world what it is today. The band's ninth full-length album will be released through SPV Records on January 13, 2004. Having only hinted at their infatuation with history in the past with "Ghost Of Freedom" ...

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Former ILL NINO Guitarist To Record With SOULFLY

Former ILL NINO and current CORETEZ guitarist Marc Rizzo has confirmed that he will be the featured second guitarist on the next SOULFLY album, tentatively due in the summer 2004 through Roadrunner Records. Rizzo completed three gigs with the group last week as the replacement for Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT), who — along with drummer Roy ...

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MAX CAVALERA On SOULFLY Member Changes: 'It's No Big Deal'

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has broken his silence about the departures of bassist Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. "This is no big deal," Cavalera said in a statement. "SOULFLY is always evolving. I am always going to introduce new musicians to the fans. In fact there has never been the ...

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SOULFLY Frontman And Manager Are 'Very Loving People': New Bassist

Bobby Burns (PRIMER 55, BEAUTIFUL) has confirmed via on online posting that he is currently rehearsing with SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera as the group's temporary bassist following the sudden departure of Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. The revamped band, who are completed by guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO) and drummer ...

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Update: SOULFLY's New (Temporary?) Lineup Revealed

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera will be joined by guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO), drummer Joe Nunez (who played on the group's "Primitive" release and subsequent world tour), and bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist) at the group's live appearances in California and Arizona, scheduled to take place later this week. It is not presently clear ...

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SOULFLY: The Tribe Goes Bust

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has officially parted ways with the rest of his band — bassist Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. According to informed sources, the mass exodus was prompted by the firing of Rapp by Max and SOULFLY manager Gloria Cavalera (Max's wife), which in turn led Mayorga and ...

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HEARSE Complete Work On 'Armageddon Mon Amour'

Sweden's HEARSE, featuring former ARCH ENEMY/NONEXIST vocalist Johan Liiva and ex-FURBOWL drummer Max Thornell, have completed work on their sophomore full-length album, "Armageddon Mon Amour", due in early 2004 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). The CD was recorded earlier this summer at Basement Audio System in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Jonas Elder. 13 ...

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SEPULTURA Talk About Football On Brazilian TV

SEPULTURA's Andreas Kisser and Igor Cavalera were the main guests on one of Brazil's most popular football (soccer) TV shows, "Terceiro Tempo". Besides talking about football, Andreas also played some songs on his Afri-can guitar (a guitar made out of motor oil cans that he brought from South Africa). On Wednesday (September 17), SEPULTURA will ...

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ICED EARTH: 'The Glorious Burden' Pushed Back To January 2004

The release date of ICED EARTH's new album, "The Glorious Burden", has been officially pushed back to January 13, 2004 (a day earlier internationally), according to SPV Records. A single (view cover here) containing the tracks "The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)", "When The Eagle Cries" (Unplugged), "Valley Forge" and "Hollow Man" will ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Covers Album Pushed Back To Early 2004

NAPALM DEATH have pushed back the projected release date of their upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2", to early 2004 through the band's own Feto label. "[We're] finally gonna get the mixing underway next week which is a relief," writes bassist Shane Embury on the band's web site. As previously reported, "Leaders ...

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SCARVE Complete Work On New CD

France's SCARVE have completed the recording sessions for their third album at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.). The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "Luminiferous" is due in January 2004 through Listenable Records. According to a post on the band's web site, the ...

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SOULFLY: New Tour Dates Announced

SOULFLY have announced the following dates in September: Sep. 25 – Whiskey - Hollywood, CA Sep. 26 - La Luna/Gotham - San Bernadino, CA Sep. 27 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ The group's performance in Tempe will be part of the 7th annual D-Low (Dana Wells) Memorial Show, which has been held every year ...

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Roorback - SEPULTURA

From the opening strains of "Come Back Alive" to the closing outro, "Roorback" is conclusive proof that SEPULTURA have lost a lot of their fire. The band's ninth studio album is a disappointingly large step backward from 2001's "Nation", which found singer Derrick Green meshing smoothly with the band to create an effective and, at ...

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