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GLUECIFER To Support MONSTER MAGNET In Europe

Norwegian rock 'n' rollers GLUECIFER have been officially confirmed as the support band for MONSTER MAGNET on their upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on February 20 and run through April 12. In other news, GLUECIFER will play an exclusive show at London's Carling Academy Islington on Saturday, December 6. This will ...

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FIREBIRD To Support MONSTER MAGNET In London

Britain's FIREBIRD, the band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have lined up the following dates during December: Dec. 05 - Station Road, High Wycombe, UK @ The Irish Center Dec. 07 - Charing Cross Road, London, UK @ Astoria (w/ MONSTER MAGNET) FIREBIRD's latest album, "No. 3", was released in June through ...

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Through The Ashes Of Empires - MACHINE HEAD

MACHINE HEAD's fifth studio album, "Through The Ashes Of Empires", is the band's most brutally heavy effort since the one-two punch of their 1994 debut, "Burn My Eyes", and its '97 follow-up, "The More Things Change…". Parts of this album rank right up there as classic MACHINE HEAD moments in terms of sheer aggressiveness, yet ...

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TWIGGY RAMIREZ On MARILYN MANSON: 'The Music Lasts Forever, The Celebrity Dies Out Eventually'

Former MARLYN MANSON bassist Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez) recently spoke to the Massachusetts Daily Collegian about the differences between working with the notoriously flamboyant Manson and performing with A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan who, despite literally staying in the shadows of the stage, is still the centerpiece of the band. According to ...

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FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Jams With OZZY OSBOURNE

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Today [Friday, November 21]… I had one of the most amazing experiences in my life, I must admit!... "I got the opportunity to jam with some of the most influential people in the Metal business today! I got ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Complete Work On New Album

MONSTER MAGNET have completed work on their new album, tentatively entitled "Monolithic Babies", with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, SPINESHANK, ANDREW W.K.). The CD, the group's first with bassist Jim Baglino (LORD STERLING), will feature such cuts as "Master Of Light", "On the Verge", "Slut Machine Mach 2", "Ultimate Everything", "Monolithic Babies" and "Little Bag ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Part Ways With Drummer

MONSTER MAGNET have parted ways with drummer Micheal Wildwood (ex-CHROME LOCUST). No reason was given for Wildwood's departure. The band are currently recording their new album, tentatively entitled "Monolithic Babies", with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, SPINESHANK, ANDREW W.K.). The CD, the group's first with bassist Jim Baglino (LORD STERLING), will feature such cuts as ...

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VEHEMENCE Part Ways With Keyboardist

VEHEMENCE, the self-styled "chaotic melodic death metal" band from Phoenix, Arizona, have parted ways with keyboardist Jason Keesecker. There are no plans for a replacement, although a session pianist will be used for the upcoming album. According to the band, "the recording of the new CD, 'Helping The World To See', is going very smoothly, ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Guitarist Grows Monster Pumpkins

Former FAITH NO MORE guitarist Jim Martin, who has reinvented himself as a pumpkin grower, won for the heaviest pumpkin grown in California at the 30th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, which was held on October 13 in Half Moon Bay, California. Martin took fourth place overall with his 1,064-pound pumpkin (photo), ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Singer's Home Gets A Makeover

When you're the lead singer of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, you tend to travel around the world with some frequency. And you collect a lot of unique items — particularly those with Asian/African/aboriginal influences — along your way. But it doesn't mean you won't eventually get bored with your own decorating style. So after 10 years of ...

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Former HALFORD Guitarist Hits The Road

PAINMUSEUM/HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak is hitting the road with a two-part series of heavy metal guitar clinics across Guitar Center, Sam Ash and Independent locations. Metal Mike's Flurry Of Black Notes Clinic Tour 03/04 is a celebration of metal guitar. Metal Mike will perform selections from his solo catalogue, answer questions & talk about ...

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METALLICA: Fade To Bluegrass?

Terry Pace of TimesDaily.com reports that bluegrass group IRON HORSE will be releasing their genre-bending, redefining tribute (view cover here) to the head-banging, heavy-metal sounds of monster rockers METALLICA nationwide today via the Los Angeles-based label CMH Records. "It's the last thing in the world we ever expected to do," admitted IRON HORSE ...

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Early HADES Material To See Light Of Day

HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has sent us the following update on his current activities: "Monster Records in San Antonio contacted me a few months ago. They plan to release some old HADES recordings from the early '80s with our original vocalist Paul Smith. There were a bunch of live 2-track plus 16 track songs we ...

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BACKYARD BABIES: New Single To Be Released This Month

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES will release their new single, "Minus Celsius", in Scandinavia on October 22. "Minus Celsius" comes off the group's new full-length album, "Stockholm Syndrome", due in Scandinavia on November 5 through RCA/BMG Records. A January/February release is expected in other territories around the world. The follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good" was ...

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LIFE AFTER DEATH To Appear On METALLICA Tribute CD

LIFE AFTER DEATH, the Los Angeles-based band featuring ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo and guitarist Phil Sandoval, have been asked by producer Bob Kulick to contribute a song to an upcoming METALLICA tribute album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Cleopatra Records. "We decided to do the masterful 'Eye of the Beholder'," the ...

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STATIC-X To Premiere New Video On 'Headbanger's Ball'

Wayne Static and Tripp Eisen from STATIC-X will be guests on this weekend's edition of MTV2 "Headbanger's Ball". The two of them will be there to talk about their new album "Shadow Zone", and premiere their video for "The Only". In addition to being a guest this weekend, Static will be hosting "Headbanger's Ball" on ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Complete Work On New CD

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have set "Stockholm Syndrome" as the title for their new album, due in Europe on November 5 through RCA/BMG Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good" was recorded at Stockholm's Polar studios and was mixed in Los Angeles with producer Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Re-Name New Album, Switch Producers

MONSTER MAGNET have changed the tentative title for their forthcoming studio album to "Monolithic Babies" from the previously announced "Radiation Day". In addition, the band appear to have switched producers for the project, with the original choice of Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) having been jettisoned in favor of ...

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Former NEUROTICA Frontman Unveils New Band

STARRFACTORY, the new project led by former NEUROTICA/ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, have announced the details of their current lineup. Joining Shaefer in the new band are ex-SANCTUARY (pre-NEVERMORE) drummer Dave Budbill, and guitarists Donny Jaurols (ex-E3, SERRAPHINE) and Noah Thompson (ex-MEGALABLATTA). Says Shaefer: "Donny has been a friend of mine for the last few years, ...

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TOMMY LEE To Guest On 'THE SHARON OSBOURNE SHOW': Date Announced

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be a special guest on Sharon Osbourne's new, nationally syndicated talk show, dubbed "The Sharon Osbourne Show", on Monday, September 22. Sharon will reportedly "get personal" with rocker Lee as he take her on a fast-paced tour of L.A. to reveal "5 Things You Didn't Know" about Tommy ...

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DANKO JONES To Release New Album, Hit The Road

Canada's DANKO JONES will release their new album, "We Sweat Blood", in Europe on October 6 through Bad Taste Records. The group's full-length debut, "Born A Lion", will finally receive a U.S. release on September 6 via Simba Recordings. Upcoming DANKO JONES tour dates: Sep. 05 – Toronto, CAN - CityTV Schoomze FilmFestival Party Sep. ...

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CORNERSTONE: New Album Details Revealed

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have completed work on their third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", due on November 3 through Massacre Records. The following is the complete track listing for the album and a short lyrical description for each song, as told by ...

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