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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Begin Writing New Material

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, will be taking a break following the completion of their current tour to write new music, tentatively due late next year through Sanctuary Records. According to a post on the band's web site, plans exist for the group to head back out on ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Enlist Porn Director For Video Debut

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), ex-HALFORD/DIESEL MACHINE guitarist Patrick Lachman (on lead vocals), and bassist Bob Zilla, have shot a video for the track "Breathing New Life" in their hometown of Dallas, Texas with porn director Red Ezra ("Serenity In Toyland", "Riders", "Love Shack"). "Breathing ...

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CROWBAR Complete New CD, Seek Record Deal

CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hey ya'll, Kirk here again. We just want to let ya'll know that things are moving along well, albeit, rather slowly with the new CROWBAR deal. We want to take our time and get the best deal for this new ...

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SOULFLY Name New Album, Finalize Track Listing

SOULFLY have set "Prophecy" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the spring through Roadrunner Records. The tentative track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Prophecy 02. Living Sacrifice 03. Execution Style 04. Defeat U 05. Mars 06. I Believe 07. Moses 08. Born Again Anarchist 09. Porrada 10. ...

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Ex-PANTERA Drummer: 'PHILIP ANSELMO Was Afraid Of Success'

Ex-PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the circumstances that led to the group's demise two years after the release of their critically acclaimed "Reinventing The Steel" CD. "With the last couple of PANTERA records, we kept getting more and more narrow-minded because of Phil," Vinnie said. "He didn't want to experiment ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL: 'PANTERA Is Officially Over'

Former PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell recently spoke to the U.K.'s Rock Sound magazine about the current status of the band that is widely considered to be one of the most influential American metal acts of the '90s. When asked point-blank if PANTERA is officially over, Dimebag said, "Oh yeah, it's been officially over since our ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBERT FLYNN Checks In From Switzerland

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted the following message on the group's official web site (www.machinehead1.com): "Hey, hey, hey. "Got a day off in Zurich, Switzerland today. Just chillin' at the Intercontinental Hotel Business Center at 1:05 AM. Being on tour is a trip, it's like working the graveyard shift. I go to bed ...

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Former PANTERA Guitarist To Appear At SAM ASH MUSIC

Former PANTERA/current DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell will be holding an autograph signing exclusively at two Sam Ash Music locations. The details are as follows: Friday, December 12 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sam Ash in Edison, NJ 1831 Rt. 27 Saturday, December 13 – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sam Ash in Carle Place, ...

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NINE INCH NAILS' DANNY LOHNER Offers Update On TAPEWORM Project

NINE INCH NAILS man Danny Lohner has spoken to Metal Hammer magazine about his TAPEWORM project, the semi-mythical supergroup that has, in five or so years since its inception, featured contributions from NIN mastermind Trent Reznor, A PERFECT CIRCLE/TOOL frontman Maynard Keenan and PANTERA's Phil Anselmo. According to Lohner, the band has undergone a complete ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: Debut Album Delayed, New Bassist Announced

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), have pushed back the release date of their debut album, "New Found Power", to February 10 through Elektra Records. The group, who have just announced the addition of bassist Bobzilla to their ranks, are fronted by Patrick Lachman, who used ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Contribute New Song To 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Soundtrack

More information has surfaced about "Archetype", FEAR FACTORY's contribution to the forthcoming "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" soundtrack, due on November 4 through Nitrus Records. The track, which was composed by the group's bassist-turned-guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers and drummer Raymond Herrera and features lyrics written by frontman Burton C. Bell, was self-produced at the band's own recording ...

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PANTERA's New Found Power Has A Name: DAMAGEPLAN

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul have officially named their new band DAMAGEPLAN. The group, whose debut album is due January 27 through Elektra Records, also features singer Patrick Lachman, who used to play guitar in HALFORD and DIESEL MACHINE. Former JERRY CANTRELL back-up guitarist Shawn Matthews, who played bass in an early ...

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Former PANTERA Members To Release New Album In January

The band formerly known as NEW FOUND POWER, which features in its ranks guitarist Dimebag Darrell (ex-PANTERA), Dimebag's drummer brother Vinnie Paul (ex-PANTERA), DIESEL MACHINE/ex-HALFORD guitarist Patrick Lachman (on vocals) and ex-JERRY CANTRELL guitarist Shawn Matthews (on bass), will be releasing their debut album through Elektra Records in January. "[NEW FOUND POWER] was a working ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MORBID ANGEL: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been released for the upcoming SUPERJOINT RITUAL North American tour. As previously reported, MORBID ANGEL will join the trek as main support beginning on November 3 in State College, Pennsylvania. DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, are expected to fill the opening slot on the entire ...

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CROWBAR Change Album Title, Set Tentative Track Listing

New Orleans-based sludge-meisters CROWBAR have changed the working title of their forthcoming CD to "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden" from the previously announced "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War". The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form" was recorded in Louisiana with producers Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, ...

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PANTERA, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X Among Artists Featured On 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Soundtrack

PANTERA, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X and SOIL are among the artists featured on "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Album", the soundtrack to the upcoming remake of the classic '70s horror flick. Based loosely on true events that inspired the original "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", the new film centers around a group of friends whose free-spirited roadtrip ...

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BLACK SABBATH Guitarist Seeks Singer For Solo Project

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has told Guitar One magazine that he is currently stockpiling riffs and searching for a singer for his next solo album. Iommi was previously in talks with SUPERJOINT RITUAL/ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo about a possible collaboration, but scheduling conflicts eventually forced Anselmo to bow out of the project. ...

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NINE INCH NAILS' DANNY LOHNER Comments On TAPEWORM Project

NINE INCH NAILS' Danny Lohner recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his TAPEWORM project, the semi-mythical supergroup that has, in five or so years since its inception, featured contributions from NIN mastermind Trent Reznor, A PERFECT CIRCLE/TOOL frontman Maynard Keenan and PANTERA's Phil Anselmo. Lohner insists that TAPEWORM remains a separate entity from his other ...

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BIOHAZARD Drummer To Guest On CORETEZ EP

BIOHAZARD/AMONG THIEVES drummer Danny Schuler is currently laying down the drums for the forthcoming EP from CORETEZ, the new project featuring former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez (guitar) and Marc Rizzo (percussion). In other CORETEZ news, the song "Five Months" will be appearing on the upcoming "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" soundtrack along with songs from PANTERA, ...

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Disgruntled PANTERA Fan Defaces SUPERJOINT RITUAL's Tour Bus

SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo has posted two more tour "Tour Diary" entries on the group's official web site: "August 23th - I'm engulfed in boxing. One on one. I can't stand many sports in general, for different reasons. Just boxing & NFL football. I hate Coors Lite. I hate Bud Lite. Lite. Light. Beer ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO On New PANTERA Album: 'It Ain't Gonna Happen'

SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo was recently asked by Jim Beal Jr. of San Antonio Express-News if there will ever be another PANTERA album. "It ain't gonna happen," Anselmo said. "Me, personally, I left that door wide open. The brothers [Vinnie Paul and Diamond/Dimebag Darrell] closed that door. I'm not even mad at them. I ...

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CROWBAR: New Studio Photos Available Online

A bunch more photos of the new CROWBAR lineup — guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein (DOWN), bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) and drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) — recording their new album, tentatively titled "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, CROWBAR ...

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SPEEDEALER: New Album Details Revealed

The reformed SPEEDEALER have pushed back the release date of their new album, "Bleed", to November 25 through Dead Teenager Records. Distribution will be handled by Nail/Allegro. "Bleed" was recorded June 10-11, 2003 at Top Hat studios in Austin, Texas. "We think 'Bleed' sounds, for better or worse, how a SPEEDEALER record should [sound] — ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'I'm Clean As A Whistle'

SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo recently told Dave Ferman of the Dallas Star-Telegram that he has been "clean as a whistle" for more than a year and that one of his joys now is working out. A lot. "I work out three times a week, and I'm strong as an ox," he said. "I love ...

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