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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Shorten Album Title

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, have apparently had a change of heart and have shortened the projected title to their sophomore CD to "A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred" from the originally announced "Striking Fear Into The Enemy: A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred". The follow-up to last ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: CHRIS DEGARMO Out Again?

QUEENSRŸCHE appear to have once again parted ways with guitarist Chris DeGarmo. "Due to scheduling conflicts, Chris DeGarmo will not be able to go on the QUEENSRŸCHE European tour as originally planned... but… The show must go on and it will be a great one!!!" drummer Scott Rockefield wrote on the band's official web site. ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Name New Album

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, have set "Striking Fear Into The Enemy: A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred" as the title for their sophomore full-length effort, due in July through Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to last year's "Use Once And Destroy", which was recorded earlier this spring, is ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Issue New Album In July

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, will release the as-yet-untitled follow-up to last year's "Use Once And Destroy" in July through Sanctuary Records. SUPERJOINT RITUAL will embark on a North American tour in April/May in support of the upcoming CD. For a complete list of dates, click

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: Tour Dates Confirmed

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, have confirmed the following dates during April/May: Apr. 30 – Austin, TX @ Back Room May 02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre May 03 - Los Angeles, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre May 04 - San Francisco, CA @ Avalon May 06 - ...

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DEFTONES: New Single To Go For Radio Adds Next Week

The first single from DEFTONES' forthcoming self-titled effort, "Minerva", is set to arrive on Tuesday (April 15) at U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration. The album, which was produced by the band with longtime collaborator Terry Date (PANTERA, LIMP BIZKIT), is due on May 20 Maverick/Warner Bros. Records. As previously reported, album cut "Lucky You" ...

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DEFTONES Finalize Track Listing For New Album

DEFTONES have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming self-titled album, due on May 20 through Maverick Records. It is as follows: 01. Hexagram 02. Needles And Pins 03. Minerva 04. Good Morning Beautiful 05. Deathblow 06. When Girls Telephone Boys 07. Battle Axe 08. Lucky You 09. Bloody Cape 10. Anniversary Of An Uninteresting ...

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GODSMACK's ERNA On The New Album: 'Nobody Else Is Doing What We're Doing'

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna is confident that the group's new album, "Faceless" (due April 8 through Republic/Universal Records), will help the band build upon the momentum created through the quadruple-platinum success of the group's debut and the double-platinum performance of its follow-up, "Awake". "Nobody's doing what we're doing on this record, I guarantee it," Erna ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Collaborating With LIMP BIZKIT Engineer, FOO FIGHTERS Producer On New CD

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton has revealed that the group's much-anticipated new studio album is being engineered by Scott Olson, who had previously worked as the "full-time right hand" to Terry Date, producer for such bands as the DEFTONES, PANTERA and LIMP BIZKIT, among others. The as-yet-untitled effort will be mixed by Adam Kasper, whose previous ...

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GODSMACK's ERNA: We're Not An ALICE IN CHAINS Clone Band

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna believes that his band is more original-sounding than they're being given credit for. When asked by Launch recently how he feels about the way the group is perceived by critics, Erna said, "I think the only misconception is that we were pegged as an ALICE IN CHAINS clone band at one ...

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DEFTONES To Release New Album In May

DEFTONES' long-awaited follow-up to 2000's "White Pony" is tentatively set for a May 20 release through Maverick Records. "It's been a long process, longer than any other record," DEFTONES drummer Abe Cunningham told MTV.com about the almost three-year span leading up to the Sacramento band's fourth album. DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno is currently in a ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Record New Album In March

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, are set to enter the studio in March to begin recording their sophomore album. The follow-up to last year's "Use Once And Destroy" is due in late summer through Sanctuary Records. ...

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Updated: PANTERA, Ex-HALFORD Members Join Forces In NEW FOUND POWER

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul have teamed up with DIESEL MACHINE/ex-HALFORD guitarist Patrick Lachman (on vocals!) and ex-JERRY-CANTRELL guitarist Shawn Matthews (on bass) in a brand new band called NEW FOUND POWER. The group are said to be in the process of writing material for their debut album, tentatively due later in ...

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NIKKI SIXX: Back In The Studio

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "Thank you all for the kind words for my son. We forwarded most of them to him and it was nice for him to read your words. He's a great 'lil guy and ...

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DOWN/CROWBAR Guitarist Joins VALUME NOB

DOWN/CROWBAR guitarist Kirk Windstein has joined New Orleans' VALUME NOB as the band's temporary bassist. Windstein, who recently commenced the songwriting process for the next CROWBAR album, made his live debut with the group on Friday (Jan. 17) at Dixie Taverne in New Orleans and will reportedly be appearing with the band at all of ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Records Vocals For New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY CD!

OZZY OSBOURNE has recorded a guest lead vocal appearance on the upcoming BLACK LABEL SOCIETY CD, "The Blessed Hellride", due in April via Spitfire Records. Osbourne was reportedly followed by MTV cameras and crew last Thursday (Jan. 9) as he came down to BLS's recording studio and laid down his vocals on a track entitled ...

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IOMMI/ANSELMO Project Still On?

Despite rumors to the contrary, the proposed pairing between BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and PANTERA/DOWN frontman Phil Anselmo on Iommi's next solo CD appears to still be on, according to BLACK SABBATH fan site www.black-sabbath.com. "I did some inquiries, and was told that [the reports of the project being cancelled are] false," writes the ...

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NICKELBACK Finish Writing Material For New CD

NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger has been spending time in a Vancouver recording studio, writing and tracking material for the group's upcoming CD. "The new NICKELBACK record is already written and we've recorded three songs, two of which we are pretty sure are all ready to be singles," Kroeger told MuchMusic.com. However, after the success of ...

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SINERGY Perform Special 'Covers' Gig In Helsinki

Finland's SINERGY performed a special "party gig" in Helsinki at On The Rocks on Dec. 18 featuring a variety covers from some of heavy metal's finest old-school bands. The group's complete set list for the evening was as follows: 01. W.A.S.P. - Animal (Fuck Like A Beast) 02. GUNS N' ROSES - My Michelle 03. ...

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IOMMI/ANSELMO Project Postponed?

Unconfirmed reports have surfaced that the proposed pairing between BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and PANTERA/DOWN frontman Phil Anselmo on Iommi's next solo CD has either been indefinitely postponed or cancelled. No further information is available at this time. In related news, SUPERJOINT RITUAL — which also features Anselmo on vocals — plan to begin ...

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DEATHRIDE Name Debut, Prepare To Record

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have set "Swinging The Dead" as the title for their forthcoming debut album, tentatively due in July through Roadrunner Records. "We start preproduction [with producer Ross Hogarth] sometime around January 12th to the 15th," Fafara says in an official statement. "We will begin the ...

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DEATHRIDE Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. The group — whose lineup is completed by Dragon (guitar), Shak (bass), Sleeper (guitar), and Junk (drums) — will enter the studio early next year with producer Ross Hogarth (COAL CHAMBER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, FASTER PUSSYCAT) to begin ...

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