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SAVATAGE Mastermind JON OLIVA: Solo Debut In Mixing Stage

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva and 'TAGE MAHAL are now completing the final mix for of Oliva's solo debut at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida with Jim Morris at the helm. Eight tracks have been completed and the remaining mixes and mastering will be finalized within the next few weeks. Worldwide distribution is close to being ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Release 'Still Hungry' In July

TWISTED SISTER have inked a deal with the U.K.'s "fastest growing rock label" Demolition Records. The reformed New York rockers will release their hugely anticipated "Still Hungry" epic on July 26. Issued on the new DVD 4 format, "Still Hungry" will feature a 12-camera shoot of the band's performance at Germany's Wacken Open Air together ...

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FATES WARNING Announce New Album Title, Confirm Drummer's Departure

Progressive-metal veterans FATES WARNING have set "FWX" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in October through Metal Blade Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Left Here", "River Wide Ocean Deep", "Another Perfect Day", "Stranger (With A Familiar Face)" and "Wish". "Ray [Alder, vocals], Mark [Zonder, drums] and I will ...

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SLIPKNOT Record New CD At 'The Haunted House'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recently told The Grand Rapids Press that the band had a series of "unusual" experiences while living at the Harry Houdini Mansion in Laurel Canyon, Calif., with producer Rick Rubin to lay down tracks for the upcoming "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)". "Oh, it's haunted," Taylor said. "You can put the ...

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JAG PANZER Name New CD

Colorado power metallers JAG PANZER have set "Casting the Stones" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in October through Century Media Records. The CD will be recorded at Tampa's Morrisound studio with producer Jim Morris and will feature artwork by Mattias Noren. Guitarist Mark Briody recently described the new compositions as "a ...

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BORKNAGAR Finalize Track Listing For 'Epic'

Norway's BORKNAGAR have finalized the track listing for their sixth album, "Epic", tentatively due in June/July through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Empiricism" was recorded and mixed at Toproom and Fagerborg Studios with producer Borge Finstad (MAYHEM, SOLEFALD). "Musically the album will take off and expand from where 'Empiricism' ended, and for those ...

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NINE INCH NAILS To Sign New Management Deal?

Hits Daily Double reports: "Jim Guerinot has hammered down a deal to manage NINE INCH NAILS. The Nothing/Interscope band, basically Trent Reznor, chose Rebel Waltz [NO DOUBT, THE OFFSPRING] over finalists Q Prime and John Silva. NINE INCH NAILS' next record, 'Bleed Through', is being produced by Rick Rubin. Trent Reznor has said he wants ...

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VINDIKATION: Former STEEL PROPHET Members Launch New Project

VINDIKATION, the new band featuring former STEEL PROPHET members Jim Williams (guitar) and Karl Rosqvist (drums), vocalist Jason McCrarey (SANCTUS) and keyboardist Rob Rampley (WINDS DIED DOWN), have completed tracking their debut CD, "Chamber of Discontent". The recording sessions were engineered by Erik Norlander, with final mix and mastering scheduled for mid-April. The release date ...

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SLIPKNOT Tribute Band DISASTERPIECE Meet Their Heroes

Members of SLIPKNOT attended a show by the first-ever SLIPKNOT tribute band DISASTERPIECE on Thursday, March 18 at The House of Bricks in Des Moines, Iowa. Commented DISASTERPIECE in their newsletter: "It was a most exciting and surreal experience for all of us here in DISASTERPIECE. Especially Joe Lohr #4 who received from [SLIPKNOT guitarist] ...

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SLIPKNOT Reveal New Album Title

SLIPKNOT have set "Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses" as the title of their long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", due on May 25 through Roadrunner Records. The first track released will be "Pulse of the Maggots", which will be made available for download on the group's web site on March 30. "It's got the feel of ...

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IMPALER To Release DVD In April

'80s shock-rock band IMPALER have set an April 2 release date through Root Of All Evil Records/Vlad Productions for their upcoming DVD, "Impaler - 20 Years Undead". The DVD "chronicles the band from 1983 to present and will feature a full-length concert from the 'Old School Ghouls' tour in 2002, several bootleg segments from the ...

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BRUTALITY: Recording Sessions Delayed

Reunited Tampa death metallers BRUTALITY have pushed back the projected recording dates for their as-yet-untitled new album to late May/early June. "A big 'I'm sorry' goes out to all the fans that really have longed for this release," the group write on their web site. "There is a lack of cooperation within the band itself ...

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BORKNAGAR Part Ways With Bassist, Begin Mixing New Album

Norway's BORKNAGAR have issued the following update on their recent and upcoming activities: "After numerous delays and bucketloads of unforeseen challenges, we are now finally about to complete the recording of our sixth album. It has taken its time, but we firmly believe that it has been worth the wait. The mixing starts this very ...

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Review: METALLICA Dress Rehearsal Features EMMA THOMPSON On Drums

Jim Harrington of the Alameda Times-Star has "reviewed" Friday's (Feb. 27) dress rehearsal performance for METALLICA's lengthy national tour, which kicked off last night in Phoenix. "Although the performance was every bit as good as what will be witnessed across the country, a few intimate moments helped separate the occasion from just another night on ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Enter German Chart At No. 13!

MONSTER MAGNET's latest CD, "Monolithic Baby!", has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 13. View the whole chart here. As previously reported, MONSTER MAGNET are on the verge of inking a deal with Sanctuary Records for all territories outside Europe (where the band are signed to SPV Records). The follow-up ...

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VENI DOMINE Guitarist Launches Special Web Site

VENI DOMINE guitarist Torbjörn Weinesjö has launched a new "lo-fi" web site for unreleased music, side-projects to VENI," and other downloadable audio files. Check it out here. As previously reported, VENI DOMINE have been confirmed for the Elements of Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place March 19-21 in Switzerland. Other bands ...

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ADRIFT: CANNIBAL CORPSE Side Project Completes Debut EP

ADRIFT, the hard rock side project of CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, have completed work on their debut EP at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida (GOD FORBID, MONSTROSITY, TRIVIUM) with CAPHARNAUM leader Jason Suecof at the board. Co-produced by Suecof and ADRIFT, the EP "showcases ADRIFT's unique sound and approach to accessible songwriting," according to ...

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Report: Metal Bands Rocked By Slump

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News is reporting that three of the biggest metal acts of the last four years — LIMP BIZKIT, KORN and P.O.D. — have slumped in sales and shrunk in power, hobbled by a trend in rock radio to favor lighter, artier or more retro-oriented bands. P.O.D. has suffered ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Action Figures Coming In October

McFarlane Toys has announced plans to release a MÖTLEY CRÜE "Deluxe Boxed Set" of action figures in October 2004. No further information is available at this time. Tempe, Arizona-based McFarlane Toys has several successful music lines, including KISS, OZZY OSBOURNE, THE BEATLES' "Yellow Submarine", METALLICA, JIM MORRISON, IRON MAIDEN's "Eddie", ROB ZOMBIE, JANIS ...

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MONSTER MAGNET To Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS

MONSTER MAGNET are on the verge of inking a deal with Sanctuary Records for all territories outside Europe (where the band are signed to SPV Records). The band's latest CD, "Monolithic Baby" (view cover here), is scheduled to receive a European release today (Feb. 16) through SPV. A single containing the tracks "Unbroken ...

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MELIAH RAGE: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new MELIAH RAGE track, titled "Hate Machine", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Hate Machine" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Barely Human", due this spring throughScreaming Ferret Wreckords. "Barely Human" features original members Anthony Nichols (guitar), Jim Koury (guitar) and Jesse Johnson (bass), alongside new vocalist Paul ...

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MELIAH RAGE Film Video On Set Of Horror Film

Heavy metal and horror films are a perfect match, and MELIAH RAGE have proven it by filming a new music video on the set of a vampire movie. The Boston-based MELIAH RAGE — vocalist Paul Souza, guitarist Anthony Nichols, guitarist Jim Koury, bass guitarist Jesse Johnson and drummer Barry Spillberg — filmed a video for ...

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LEMMY's Rockabilly Project To Release Live DVD

LEMMY, SLIM JIM & DANNY B., the rockabilly project featuring MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, STRAY CATS' Slim Jim Phantom and THE ROCKATS' Danny B. Harvey, filmed their January 13 performance at The Cat Club in Hollywood, California for an upcoming DVD, due later in the year. Among the cover songs performed by the group during ...

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BRUTALITY Prepare To Enter Studio

Reunited Tampa death metallers BRUTALITY are scheduled to enter the studio in late February to record their as-yet-untitled new album for an early 2004 release. "The album will be approximately 42-45 minutes long. Studio choice is narrowed down to Audiolab or Erik Rutan's [HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL] Mana studio, both here in Tampa," according to ...

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Producer: SLIPKNOT To Find New Kind Of Extreme On Upcoming CD

Producer Rick Rubin (SLAYER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, AUDIOSLAVE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) recently spoke to Guitar One magazine about SLIPKNOT's decision to relocate to a mansion in the Hollywood Hills for the recording of the follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", due this summer through Roadrunner Records. "By nature, all bands grow apart," Rubin said. "When ...

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ROTTING CORPSE To Reunite For Album, Tour

Renowned '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez, will finally record and release an album, according to guitarist Walter Trachsler (former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie). "Many well-known guest musicians have expressed interest in playing on and playing with Texas' first thrash metal band," says Walter. "CORPSE will than ...

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