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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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Swedish Heavy Rock Artists Unite On Benefit CD

Around 150 of Sweden's top heavy rock artists, including members of BACKYARD BABIES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and EUROPE, have recorded a Tommy Denander/Ricky Delin-penned track entitled “Where's The Fire” for a triple-CD benefit album, entitled United, to help raise funds for those affected by the World Trade Center attack. United is tentatively scheduled to be released ...

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AMEN Drummer To Guest On MEDICATION Full-Length CD

Los Angeles' 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, are utilizing the services of AMEN/ex-UGLY KID JOE drummer Shannon Larkin during the recording sessions for their upcoming full-length CD, according to former sticksman Roy Mayorga (SOULFLY). ...

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MEDICATION Line Up German Gig, Replacement For Mayorga

Los Angeles' 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 be performing a one-off show at Domsport in Kln-Deutz, Germany on March 19th, to be followed by a gig at the Key club in West Hollywood, ...

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VADER, DEW-SCENTED, CENTURIAN Dublin Date Moved

The VADER, DEW-SCENTED, and CENTURIAN show in Dublin, Ireland, scheduled to take place on March 16th, has been moved from The Temple (as was initially announced) to The Shelter (Vicar Street @ Thomas Street). Doors open at 1:00 PM and the first band goes on at 1:15 PM. ...

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FLOODGATE: The Lost Tracks

FLOODGATE/EXHORDER frontman Kyle Thomas recently commented on the existence of an ultra-rare demo recording of FLOODGATE that took place several months following the group's split with Roadrunner Records back in 1997. Containing the tracks "Distorted", "Hold Your Tongue" and "Save the Shark", the tape was, according to Thomas, a much better representation of what FLOODGATE ...

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Mayorga Quits MEDICATION, Re-Joins SOULFLY Full-Time

Drummer Roy Mayorga has officially re-joined SOULFLY on a full-time basis and is no longer a member of MEDICATION, the skinsman has announced. As previously reported, Los Angeles' 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 ...

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KAMELOT European Tour Recap

KAMELOT guitarist/mainman Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message after the completion of the group's recent European tour with AXXIS: "Hello Knights! We are back at home after 14 hours of flights and high security and I am reflecting on the last 4 weeks. I will try to have a more detailed journal soon but ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Fire Producer (Again), Continue Work On New CD

GUNS N' ROSES, featuring sole original member Axl Rose on vocals, have fired producer Roy Thomas Baker (i.e. QUEEN), who has been working with the group for the past two years on their perennially-delayed Chinese Democracy CD, according to Allstar. Baker first started collaborating with GUNS N' ROSES in the spring of 2000 when he ...

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RATT Win Court Battle Over Name Ownership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RATT lead guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer won the battle over ownership of the name "RATT" in a landslide court victory in the Lost Angeles Superior Court on February 6, 2002. Judge David Workman dismissed former lead singer Stephen Pearcy's claims for trademark infringement, unfair competition, defamation, misappropriation of corporate ...

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EXHORDER Frontman Offers Update On Recent Activities

EXHORDER/FLOODGATE frontman Kyle Thomas has issued the following update on his recent activities: “A bootleg [CD] of unreleased studio and live London [England] tracks [from FLOODGATE] could be coming soon. On the EXHORDER front, I'm sorry to say things are bleak as of now. It really would not take much to get close to a ...

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MEDICATION Announce EP Release Date, Album Recording Plans

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, will issue their long-awaited five-song EP through Locomotive Music on April 2nd, according to an update from Sanders that was posted at the ...

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INCANTATION Press Ahead With Pittsburgh Gig, Set New Album Title

Despite the recent cancellation of INCANTATION's European tour caused by a work-related accident suffered by drummer Kyle Severn, the group will go ahead with their previously-scheduled performance at the Upstage in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday, January 25th with SUMMON, COMMIT SUICIDE and FUNERUS. This will be INCANTATION's first American performance in about nine months. To ...

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CELTIC FROST Reunion Official, New CD On The Way

Despite former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Fischer's previous statements to the contrary, the much-rumored reunion of the Swiss avant-garde metal act is very much in the planning stages and the group's comeback album should surface before the end of the year or in early 2003. Fischer recently spoke to Metaluk.com about the upcoming ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Replace Frontman With HATE PLOW's Simmons!

Veteran Florida death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have kicked out vocalist Brett Hoffmann and replaced him with HATE PLOW singer Kyle Simmons. Here is guitarist/founder Phil Fasciana's official statement on the matter: “For the 2nd time in his career, vocalist Brett Hoffmann has been fired from the band. In 1997 when he was asked to rejoin ...

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DIRT To Release Debut CD, Hit The Road

Houston's DIRT are reportedly in negotiations to release their long-awaited Industry Overload CD, which was produced back in 2000 by COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara. Having recently acquired a new guitarist by the name of Thomas (who is said to be rated the sixth best skydiver in the country), DIRT are in the studio rehearsing ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist To Issue Solo CD

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover is set to issue his latest solo effort, tentatively entitled Snapshot, at the end of the year. Recorded at Acme Studios in Mamaroneck, New York, and engineered by Peter Denenberg (who helped on the 25th anniversary remixes for Machine Head), the album will contain fourteen original songs, some co-written with ...

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TIAMAT "Vote For Love"!

TIAMAT guitarist Thomas Petterson recently told www.clonemetal.dk that the group's first single off their forthcoming Judas Christ CD, entitled Vote For Love, was intentionally written as the band's most radio-friendly and accessible song to date, but not for commercial reasons. According to Petterson, the band realized in the days after September 11th that ...

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INCANTATION Postpone European Tour

INCANTATION were forced to postpone their scheduled European tour with INFERNAL POETRY and INIQUITY due to a “fairly serous, work-related back injury” that drummer Kyle Severn is suffering from, according to an official statement from the group. “We regret the postponement of the tour but there is no guarantee that he will be better before ...

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MEDICATION To Record Full-Length CD In February

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, are currently finishing up the material for their forthcoming full-length CD and will enter the studio in February to ...

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Archive News Dec 06, 2001

The “MAJOR announcement” regarding the band's guitarist search that LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst had promised to make via his appearance by phone on yesterday's Total Request Live had turned out to be not much of an announcement at all. Besides plugging the group's new remix album, entitled New Old Songs, Durst ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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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 27, 2001

Former CELTIC FROST guitarist/vocalist Tom G. Warrior (aka Thomas Gabriel Fischer) has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute the reports of am imminent reunion of the band's classic line-up of Fischer, bassist Martin Eric Ain and drummer Reed St. Mark, the rumors of which gained fervor in the past week following the publication ...

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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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