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ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING Bassist Joins SEVEN WITCHES

SEVEN WITCHES, featuring ex-CRIMSON GLORY vocalist Wade Black and SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, have announced the addition of bassist Joey Vera (i.e. ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ENGINE) to the group's ranks. Joey will reportedly join the group on their upcoming European tour with ANNIHILATOR and will also play on the next SEVEN WITCHES CD. Joey, ...

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JAXX Concert Hall Owner: I Don't Need MANOWAR's Bullsh.t

Jay Nedry, owner of the Jaxx concert hall in West Springfield, Virginia, has commented on the reasons behind the cancellation of MANOWAR's gig at the venue, originally scheduled for March 30th. According to Nedry, we had bought MANOWAR and two other acts [for the show on March 30th]. We also were told specifically that we ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Frontman Offers Explanation For Pissing Incident (Sort Of)

Former FAITH NO MORE and current TOMAHAWK/FANTOMAS frontman Mike Patton and his record label, Ipecac Recordings, have issued the following “tongue-in-cheek” statement about the reported incident that occurred in London on March 10th that involved Patton pissing on security guards at the London Astoria last Sunday: "So Mike Patton and the band TOMAHAWK roll into ...

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ENGINE Track To Be Featured Miller Genuine Draft Download

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), will have their track "Mine", from their forthcoming sophomore album Superholic, featured as one of the Miller Genuine Draft's exclusive downloads along with seven artists of various genres. MGD's Blind Date ...

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Over 2,000 SLIPKNOT Fans Turned Away At Glasgow In-Store

Over 2,000 SLIPKNOT fans were turned away from a scheduled SLIPKNOT in-store appearance at Glasgow's Virgin Megastore this afternoon, February 14th, after more than 3,000 people showed up in hopes of meeting their masked heroes. According to a NME.com account, the doors were locked at noon after 1,000 devotees were already packed inside the store ...

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Former LOVE/HATE Frontman Makes Rarities Available Online

Former LOVE/HATE and current RATT frontman Jizzy Pearl has made available for download via his official web site LOVE/HATE's entire fourth album, I'm Not Happy, as well as a host of LOVE/HATE demos recorded at various points during the band's career. According to Pearl, “I have included the fourth LOVE/HATE record I'm Not Happy as ...

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MARILYN MANSON Gets "Evil", Continues Work On New CD

MARILYN MANSON has revealed the titles of the four instrumental pieces that he has composed for inclusion on the forthcoming Resident Evil soundtrack, which is set to be issued through Roadrunner Records on March 12th. They are as follows: 01. Seizure Of Power 02. Cleansing 03. Reunion 04. Resident Evil Main Title Theme According to ...

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MANOWAR: We'll Die In The Name Of Metal!!

More information has surfaced about the upcoming MANOWAR studio album, entitled Warriors Of The World, which is scheduled to be released in Europe on Monday, May 27th through Nuclear Blast Records. During a February 9th press conference held at Galaxy Studios in Belgium, where the album was mixed, members of MANOWAR discussed the making of ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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JAG PANZER To Re-Record Early Classics For Upcoming CD

After five years of trying to secure the rights to reissue their back catalog, Colorado power metallers JAG PANZER appear to have been unable to reach an agreement with ex-guitarist Joey Tafolla to allow them to re-release the early classics through the Century Media label. As a result, the band have decided to take the ...

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THE REJECTS Acquire New Drummer

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (on guitars), and STATIC-X/ex-DOPE guitarist Tripp Eisen, have acquired drummer Katie Scabs to replace former GENITORTURERS skinsman Racci Shay, who recently left the group. Expect a summer release for THE REJECTS upcoming debut album, which has already been recorded and is likely ...

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Former ANTHRAX Men To Launch New Band

Former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz and vocalist Joey Belladonna are reportedly collaborating in an as-yet-unnamed new project. No further details are presently available about the rest of the group's line-up or the band's future plans. ...

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Joey Ramone: Solo CD, RNR Hall Of Fame Induction Ahead

Joey Ramone's posthumous debut solo album, entitled Don't Worry About Me, is due out on February 19th via Sanctuary Records. Among the musicians performing on the CD are Andy Shernoff (DICTATORS, who also co-wrote the track "Stop Thinking About It"), drummer Frank Funaro (ex-DICTATORS, ex-DEL-LORDS, current member of CRACKER), as well as drummer Marky Ramone. ...

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Jason Newsted: The Guitar World Interview!

The February 2002 issue of Guitar World magazine features an interview with former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, in which the four-stringer speaks at great length about the events that led to his decision earlier this year to leave the aforementioned act. Here are some of the article's highlights (all quotes by Newsted): "[METALLICA frontman] James ...

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Perfect Self - STEREOMUD

Consisting of former LIFE OF AGONY guitarist Joey Z and drummer Dan Richardson, ex-STUCK MOJO bassist Corey Lowery (brother of SEVENDUST's Clint Lowery), ex-BELT FED vocalist Erik Sebren (aka Erik Rogers), and ex-WARDANCE guitarist John Fattoruso, STEREOMUD is an unsurprisingly musically accomplished group who perform a fairly unique brand of guitar-charged, melodic rock that, for ...

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Archive News Nov 28, 2001

SOULFLY are scheduled to perform at Salon 21 in Mexico City, Mexico on December 15th. Additional South American dates, including a possible Santiago, Chile gig on December 13th, will be announced shortly.


An MP3 file of the track “The Storm”, taken from KING DIAMOND's upcoming Abigail Part ...

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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 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 19, 2001 - update 1

The recently-reunited classic CANDLEMASS line-up—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will perform a five-song set at the Christmas bash, dubbed Black Lucia, of Sweden's premiere metal magazine, Close-Up (www.closeupmagazine.net), at Wildside (Daily's) in Stockholm, Sweden on December 13th. The event ...

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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Archive News Nov 14, 2001

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, entered the studio on Monday, November 12th to finish up work on their long-awaited debut album, which is scheduled to emerge in early 2002 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Regular studio updates, posted by Dizzy, ...

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Archive News Nov 13, 2001

STUCK MOJO will be supported by 420 MONKS, the band led by MOJO frontman Bonz, at the former group's upcoming reunion gig at The Cotton Club in Atlanta, Georgia on New Year's Eve. In related news, SICK SPEED, the post-MOJO band of guitarist Rich Ward and drummer Bud Fontsere, will play their ...

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Archive News Nov 02, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 5th, and subsequently denied (falsely) by none other than Mayorga himself (see news for October 9th, 2001), SOULFLY have enlisted former skinsman Roy Mayorga to replace the recently-departed Joe Nunez. The newly revamped group are currently at Phoenix, Arizona's (Brill Street) Chaton Studios recording their third ...

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Archive News Oct 19, 2001

HATEBREED have issued an official statement regarding the recent cancellation of their involvement with the God Hates The World Tour, headlined by SLAYER, in order to concentrate on finishing up their major label debut, entitled Perseverance: “First off all, we as a band would like to sincerely apologize to everyone ...

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Archive News Oct 17, 2001

KUSH, the long-running project of FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, will be appearing at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on October 27th.


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Archive News Oct 15, 2001 - update 2

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has posted the following update on the group's recently cut-short US tour, reportedly as a result of “dismal” attendance: “As you have now heard, [stand-in vocalist] James Rivera [of HELSTAR] has delivered the goods like no other could have. The dude can not only sing his ass and ...

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