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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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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer Joins ICED EARTH!

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens has officially joined ICED EARTH. Owens, whose split with PRIEST was said to have been amicable, has already finished laying down vocals to the group's new album, "The Glorious Burden", tentatively due this fall through SPV/Steamhammer Records. "The album is done, and it's not just done, it rules!!" ...

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NAPALM DEATH Finalize Track Listing For 'Leaders Not Followers 2'

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have finalized the track listing for their upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2". The album, due before the end of the year through the band's own Feto label, will include the following cuts: 01. CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER – "Lowlife" 02. OFFENDERS – "Face Down In The Dirt" 03. ...

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SEPULTURA's GREEN Explains ROADRUNNER Departure

Australia's Beat magazine spoke with Derrick Green of SEPULTURA about their new album, "Roorback", the group's first since leaving Roadrunner Records to move to SPV/Steamhammer. "The contract with Roadrunner was pretty much up," Green said. "We had an option to do one more album, and we decided that we didn't want to stay there any ...

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SOULFLY Cancel Russian Tour

SOULFLY have been forced to postpone their previously announced tour of Russia due to last weekend's suicide bombing at a rock concert in Moscow that resulted in the deaths of 14 people. A letter from the Russian police to the tour's organizers requesting the cancellation of the dates reads as follows: "Considering the rising amount ...

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SEPULTURA: Hungarian Live Report Posted Online

A four-minute video report from SEPULTURA's appearance at the Wanted Festival in Budapest, Hungary on June 28, including a short interview with drummer Igor Cavalera, has been posted online at this location (file size: 35 MB). You can also check out live pictures of SEPULTURA, taken at the Waldrock Festival in Bergum, Holland ...

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PROBOT Debut To Be Released Through SOUTHERN LORD RECORDS

PROBOT, the much-anticipated metal side project of former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, will issue their long-awaited debut album in late summer/early fall through Southern Lord Records. The CD, which has been in the works for much of the past three years, will include a dozen-or-so tracks featuring some of metal's ...

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SOULFLY Joined By Former Drummer At Chicago Gig

SOULFLY were joined on stage by former member Joe Nunez during the extended "drum jam" portion of their headlining set at the House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois Thursday night (May 1). According to an onlooker, "Joe and [SOULFLY drummer] Roy [Mayorga] both commanded the beat high atop the stage on Roy's kit, while Max ...

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KATAKLYSM Added To THE HAUNTED U.S. Tour

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been added to the forthcoming U.S. tour featuring THE HAUNTED, SHAI HULUD, and BLEEDING THROUGH. Prior to joining the THE HAUNTED tour, the group will perform several solo headlining dates as well as a few gigs with DARKEST HOUR. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 08 – TBA - South ...

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THE SCORPIONS To Record New Album

Veteran German hard rockers THE SCORPIONS are taking a little break before entering the studio to record their new studio album, tentatively due in early 2004. Several producer names have been mentioned as possible collaborators on the group's next effort, including Bob Rock (METALLICA, THE CULT), Rick Parashar (PEARL JAM, NICKELBACK, BLIND MELON) and former ...

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THE FALLEN Replace Drummer

Metal Blade Records recording artists THE FALLEN have parted ways with drummer Max Wolff and have replaced him with John Skaare. "The switch in drummers is based purely on geographical reasons," reads a statement on the group's official web site. "Max lives in Phoenix and will continue to pursue his musical goals out there." THE ...

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KATAKLYSM Announce New Drummer

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have announced the addition of drummer Martin Maurais to the group's ranks. Maurais replaces longtime sticksman Max Duhamel, who left the band in January and has since retired from the music business. "We just finished jamming with Martin and all we can say is, 'Holy shit… Human machine?? Fuck yeah!!" commented ...

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Toxic Smoke Suspected In Deaths Of GREAT WHITE Concert Fire Victims

Death certificates issued for some of the victims of the GREAT WHITE concert fire are leading lawyers to focus on whether the toxic fumes rendered the nightclub's patrons incapable of escaping the fast-moving blaze, according to The Providence Journal. The death certificates show that some of the victims died from inhaling "products of combustion" and ...

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SOULFLY's CAVALERA Appreciates U.S. Troops' Efforts In Iraq

SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera, currently on the road in Europe to promote the band's "3" CD, has seen Europe's reaction to the world's events, and has also run into some of America's armed forces along the way. "We saw many things like the Militar...Presence de Militar (military) in places like the Vatican that we visited ...

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SKINLESS Frontman: New Album Will Contain 'Incredible Dynamics'

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have entered Albany's Max Trax Studios with veteran producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to record their new CD, "From Sacrifice To Survival". ORIGIN's John Longstreth will be contributing his drumming talents to the recording, which will include the tracks "From Sacrifice To Survival", "Don't Risk Infection", "Escalate ...

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SKINLESS Prepare To Record 'From Sacrifice To Survival'

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS will enter Albany's Max Trax Studios on Feb. 26 with veteran producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to record their new CD, "From Sacrifice To Survival". ORIGIN's John Longstreth will be contributing his drumming talents to the recording, which will include the tracks "From Sacrifice To Survival", "Don't ...

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SEPULTURA Record Song For Brazilian Soundtrack

SEPULTURA have contributed a song for the soundtrack to the upcoming Brazilian movie "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro". The track, a new version of Zé Ramalho's "Dança das Borboletas", was laid down during the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, due in late spring/early summer. "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro" marks the second time SEPULTURA have ...

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SEPULTURA Finalize Track Listing For New Album

SEPULTURA have finalized the track listing for their upcoming full-length effort, due in the spring through various labels worldwide. The CD, the title for which has already been decided but has yet to be revealed, will contain the following songs (in no particular order): 01. Come Back Alive 02. Godless 03. Apes Of God 04. ...

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DEEP PURPLE Drummer To Perform With Tribute Band

DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice will be taking a break from the songwriting sessions for the new DP album to play a couple of Italian shows in February with the DEEP PURPLE tribute band GIANLUCA TAGLIAVINI. The group, who feature in their ranks guitarist Max Magagni (Ian makes an appearance on Magagni's 2001 album "Twister"), ...

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KATAKLYSM Split With Drummer, Announce Temporary Replacement

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have parted ways with longtime drummer Max Duhamel following the completion of the band's recent European tour. According to an official press release, "Max announced to the band that he will be retiring but accepted nonetheless to do the upcoming North American tour in Feb./March 2003 with HATE ETERNAL, DYING FETUS ...

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SEPULTURA Complete Drums For Upcoming CD

SEPULTURA's Igor Cavalera needed three days to lay down the drum tracks for the group's upcoming full-length album at AR Studios in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Andreas Kisser will start recording his guitar tracks next week. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to last year's "Nation" is being produced by Steve Evetts (SNAPCASE, EARTH CRISIS), and is tentatively ...

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WILL HAVEN: Official Statement On Split

WILL HAVEN have issued an official statement regarding their decision to disband following their final show together at the Capital Garage in Sacramento, California on Friday, Jan. 24. The statement reads as follows: "As most of you may already know, WILL HAVEN will be playing its final show on the 24th of January in Sacramento. ...

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