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ABORYM Singer Arrested For Possession Of Ecstasy Pills

Former MAYHEM and current ABORYM singer Attila Csihar is currently being held in jail in Treviso, northern Italy, where he was recently arrested for possession of 158 ecstasy pills and a small amount of hash. "We don't know yet about how much he will get, but a trial should be set around December," the rest ...

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MAYHEM's BLASPHEMER On Side Project: 'People Should Fear Black Metal'

MAYHEM guitarist Blasphemer has spoken to Kerrang! magazine about his new side project, MEZZERSCHMITT, featuring fellow MAYHEM drummer Hellhammer and RED HARVEST keyboardist Lrz. According to Blasphemer, German magazines have refused to review the band's debut EP, "Weltherrschaft" (which translates as "World Rule"). "Germany said 'Fuck off,' , because it's too brutal, because I fuck ...

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SATYRICON Video Posted Online

Norway's SATYRICON has made available for streaming the video for the track "Fuel For Hatred" from the group's current "Volcano" opus at this location. The clip was directed by acclaimed Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund, who has previously worked with METALLICA, MADONNA, and THE PRODIGY, among others. In other news, SATYRICON has posted the ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Announces Release Date For Solo Debut

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin has set Jan. 16, 2003 as the release date through Metal Mayhem Music of his long-awaited solo debut, entitled "Threatcon Delta". According to an official press release, "Threatcon Delta" is "a dynamic metal album that combines ultra-heavy old-school thrash, speed, groove, powerful vocals and melodies that you would expect from ...

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TOMMY LEE Parts Ways With MCA RECORDS

TOMMY LEE has parted ways with MCA Records following the disappointing sales performance of his second solo offering (first under his own name), "Never A Dull Moment". The former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer is believed to have started shopping around for a new record deal. Lee's debut solo CD, "Methods of Mayhem" (released under the METHODS ...

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Parts With Solo Band

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current MASTERPLAN frontman Jorn Lande has parted ways with his solo backing band, which included current MAYHEM/KOVENANT drummer Hellhammer. Personal differences are being blamed for the split, which coincides with Lande's announced departure from WILD WILLY'S GANG, the "just-for-fun" project of ex-ROAD drummer Willy Bendiksen and his friends. ...

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SLIPKNOT In Talks With RICK RUBIN To Produce Next CD

SLIPKNOT are in talks with Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER) to produce the band's next studio album, tentatively due in late 2003. It is not presently clear if Rubin has officially agreed to helm the project, which would mark the group's first studio collaboration with someone other than Ross ...

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DARK ANGEL Destroy Santa Ana With Unannounced Set

As widely anticipated, DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and guitarist Eric Meyer joined drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez and bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) at the conclusion of DREAMS OF DAMNATION's opening set (featuring Durkin) at Monday night's KREATOR/DESTRUCTION gig at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California and tore into "Burning Of Sodom", ...

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VINTERSORG Offers Update On Current And Future Projects

VINTERSORG/BORKNAGAR/HAVAYOTH frontman Vintersorg has released the following update on his recent and upcoming projects: "Right now we're working on the pre-production for the next VINTERSORG album, which is going to have the format of a concept/theme album, a story running through the albums entirety, and with a musical flow that includes small compositions between the ...

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HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH Reform, Plan New CD

HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH, once described as Australia's answer to SLAYER, have reformed under the leadership of guitarist/vocalist Peter Hobbs and are said to be writing material for the follow-up to the group's 1996 Inheritance CD, due sometime in 2003. The band, who recently supported MAYHEM on their Australian tour, are believed to be currently ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Delays Release Of Solo Debut

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin has reportedly pushed back the release of his debut solo album, entitled Threatcon Delta, to December 2002/January 2003 through Metal Mayhem Records. According to AMSTERDAM guitarist Ronnie Borchert, who makes a guest appearance on the album, the CD "really shreds. People out there will dig it." ...

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HIBERNUS MORTIS Sign With HORNS UP RECORDS

Florida's HIBERNUS MORTIS have inked a deal with Horns Up Records. The band's debut album, The Existing Realms Of Perpetual Sorrow, will be released in the spring of 2003. HIBERNUS MORTIS recently pressed a limited number of copies of The Existing Realms Of Perpetual Sorrow on their own. The Horns Up Records release will feature ...

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NECROPHAGIA Mainman Speaks Out On PHILIP ANSELMO, Upcoming Projects

Despite rumors to the contrary, there is no bad blood between NECROPHAGIA mainman Killjoy (whose real name is believed to be Frank Pucci) and PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo over the demise of their joint label venture, Housecore/Baphomet Records, Killjoy revealed in an interview conducted with Korea's RockNew.com two weeks ago. "Philip is a great guy, ...

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DOWN Punch Out ADEMA Guitarist Backstage at OZZFEST

Members of DOWN and ADEMA reportedly got into a scuffle backstage at the St. Louis stop of Ozzfest, where one of the guitarists for ADEMA got punched in the mouth while he was on DOWN's tour bus and it almost led to a showdown between Phil Anselmo and the DOWN boys and Jonathan Davis' little ...

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NASTY SAVAGE Reunite To Record Material For Forthcoming "Rare Tracks" CD

Acclaimed Florida metallers NASTY SAVAGE have reformed and recorded two brand new songs for a forthcoming Crook'd Records "rare tracks"-style CD, due later in the year. The line-up that recorded the group's final full-length release, 1989's Penetration Point"Nasty" Ronnie Galetti (vocals), Ben Meyer (guitar), David Austin (guitar), Richard Bateman (bass), and Curtis Beeson ...

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GENE HOGLAN Rejoins DARK ANGEL!!

The reunited DARK ANGEL have been rejoined by drummer Gene Hoglan (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) after a short stint with interim skinsman Al "Mayhem" Mendez, guitarist Jim Durkin has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Gene never said he would NOT [become part of the reunion at some point]," Durkin explained when asked what made Hoglan change his mind ...

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DARK ANGEL To Make Unannounced Appearance At KREATOR/DESTRUCTION Gig

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) and drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez (DREAMS OF DAMNATION) — are strongly rumored to be planning a surprise appearance (likely for only one or two songs) at the September 30th show by KREATOR/DESTRUCTION at The Galaxy Theater ...

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TOMMY LEE Added To OZZFEST 2002!

TOMMY LEE has been added to the Ozzfest 2002 line-up. The former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer and his band will be taking over DROWNING POOL's time-slot on the main stage starting on Thursday, August 22nd at Pepsi/City Lights in Denver, Colorado. Commented bassist Marty O'Brien: "I can't wait to get out there. This will be my ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman To Issue Long-Awaited Solo Debut

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin is tentatively due to release his long-awaited debut solo album, entitled Threatcon Delta, in September/October through Metal Mayhem Records. Among the tracks that are currently set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. Blue Screen of Death 02. Welcome to the Rat Race 03. Dog Eat Everything 04. ...

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DARK ANGEL Reunite, Begin Work On New Material

Legendary Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have reunited and are in the process of writing material for a possible new album, guitarist Jim Durkin has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Three-fifths of the line-up that recorded the acclaimed 1989 CD, Leave ScarsDurkin, guitarist Eric Meyer, and vocalist Ron Rinehart — has teamed up with bassist Jeremy ...

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SHINING To Issue "III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie" Next Month

Swedish black metallers SHINING, now featuring in their ranks MAYHEM drummer Hellhammer, will issue their third album, entitled III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie, through Avantgarde Music in early September. Previously signed to Selbstmord Services, the label of SHINING leader Kvarforth, the band have also launched a new official web site at this location. ...

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Ten Horns – Ten Diadems - SATYRICON

Radical, twisted, vicious, and progressive, SATYRICON celebrates over 10 years of operation with this elaborately packaged 10-song collection. While a career retrospective usually works better when the songs run in chronological sequence, Ten Horns – Ten Diadems messes all that up by fusing the futuristic hyperblast of 1999's "Supersonic Journey" up against 1993's "Taakeslottet". And ...

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SLIPKNOT's JOEY JORDISON: New Stuff Is "Pretty Fucking Brutal"

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the group's forthcoming third full-length album, which the band will begin work on early next year for a late 2003 release through Roadrunner Records. According to Jordinson, SLIPKNOT have amassed material left over from the Iowa sessions as well as a host of new ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue First-Ever Live Album

On September 24th, 2002, CRADLE OF FILTH will release their first-ever live album, Live Bait For The Dead, on their own imprint label AbraCadaver through Snapper Music. The 2-disc collection will have a strictly limited edition pressing. Never known for doing things by half, CRADLE OF FILTH once again deliver a bumper package with two ...

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SLAYER Cause Mayhem At London In-Store Signing

SLAYER caused mayhem during their in-store signing session at HMV's Oxford Street store in London, England on Tuesday, July 16th, according to Kerrang!. A spokesperson for HMV's press department told the magazine, "It was total pandemonium, people arrived for SLAYER as soon as the doors opened at 9:30 AM, by lunch there was a queue ...

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Former SKUNK ANANSIE Frontwoman Makes BBC RADIO ONE Appearance

Former SKUNK ANANSIE frontwoman Skin performed an acoustic version of the track "Good Times" with ED CASE on July 11th via BBC Radio One. As previously reported, Skin has contributed lead vocals to two songs—"Good Times" and "Mayhem"—for ED CASE's forthcoming album, entitled Ed's Guest List, due on July 22nd via Sony Records. During a ...

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