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EIBON Complete Work On Debut Album

EIBON, the black metal project featuring PANTERA/DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo, SATYRICON's Satyr and DARKTHRONE's Fenriz, will complete their self-titled album by the end of September, according to a Moonfog Productions newsletter. No release date information is currently available. In related news, SATYRICON have lined up the following European dates during October-December: Oct. 03 - Tromsø, ...

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SOCIETY 1 Ink Deal With EARACHE RECORDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Earache Records is proud to announce its newest worldwide signing: SOCIETY 1. Fronted by Hollywood extremist, Matt Zane, SOCIETY 1 are at the forefront of the new breed of L.A. metal bands. With a pounding industrial pulse, ballistic guitars and Matt Zane's unparallelled rage, SOCIETY 1 have inspired comparisons to MARILYN MANSON, ...

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BRICK BATH Part Ways with Vocalist, Seek Replacement

Pavement/Crash Music recording artists BRICK BATH have officially parted ways with vocalist Joseph McCaw due to irreconcilable differences as well as the singer's ongoing health issues. The band is seeking a permanent replacement and are currently auditioning vocalists through September before they head back out on tour in the fall. Vocalists interested in auditioning should ...

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THE HOUSE OF SHOCK Announce Horror Dates 2002

Louisiana-based haunted house The House Of Shock, the "sick creation" of founding members/owners Phil Anselmo (PANTERA), Ross Karpelman, and Jay Gracianette, has announced its Horror Dates 2002: October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 30, 31 and November 1, 2. Located five minutes outside of New Orleans, the 10-year-old The House of Shock has become "a local ...

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COAL CHAMBER Frontman Creates 'New Sound' With Side Project

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, are set to begin performing showcase gigs beginning in early October with a view towards signing a record deal and issuing a CD in early 2003. The band, which is based in a small town three hours north of Los Angeles, came together when ...

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STATIC-X Invite PANTERA, STAIND To Guest On Forthcoming CD

STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static recently revealed plans for the group to enlist some very special guests to appear the band's third full-length album, due next summer. "I asked Dimebag Darrell of PANTERA to do a lead on the record and asked Aaron from STAIND to sing on a song," Static told Metal Hammer magazine. "Whether ...

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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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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Launch U.S. Tour In October

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, featuring PANTERA/DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo, will be touring the U.S. between October 7th and October 21st, the group have confirmed via their official web site. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly SUPERJOINT RITUAL's first-ever DVD, entitled SUPERJOINT RITUAL — Live In Dallas, is due for release on September 24th through the ...

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EXHORDER To Show Signs Of Life?

The much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, may soon show signs of life, according to frontman Kyle Thomas. "I met with [EXHORDER guitarist] Vinnie LaBella recently, and after hearing the recordings of JONES'S LOUNGE [Kyle's collaboration with GREEN LEAF CULT's Dax Thieler, ...

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COAL CHAMBER's DEZ FAFARA Launches DEATHRIDE

COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara has reportedly started a side project called DEATHRIDE. The new group is said to have already completed writing over 20 tracks, some of which are being described as "much heavier than COAL CHAMBER" and featuring "more technical" musicianship than that found in Fafara's main band. Unconfirmed rumors also indicate that ...

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DAVE WILLIAMS' Public Funeral Service: An Eyewitness Account

Fans got a chance to pay their respects to Dave Williams, singer for DROWNING POOL, at a public funeral service yesterday (Sunday, August 18th) at the Plano Center in Plano, Texas. A smaller, more private viewing was also held for friends and family on Saturday evening from 6-9 PM Central Time. According to one of ...

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SKINLAB Confirmed For Oakland TATTOO THE EARTH Event

San Francisco Bay Area's SKINLAB will perform Saturday, August 10th as part of the Tattoo The Earth weekend at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The event, sponsored by The Oakland Museum Of California will be hosted by acclaimed tattoo artist and festival brainchild, Paul Booth. The focus of this year's event will be more ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS, PANTERA, NICKELBACK, DEFAULT Members Discuss Possible Collaboration

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell, NICKELBACK guitarist/singer Chad Kroeger, and DEFAULT frontman Dallas Smith have had reportedly had discussions about a future all-star collaboration. However, the combo hasn't gotten past the talking stage, according to Cantrell. "Chad and I have talked about doing something, but we haven't really taken ...

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WEHATEJULIA Issue Full-Length Debut

Long Island-based WEHATEJULIA, consisting of ex-SORROW/DYSTOPIA ONE drummer Mike Hymson and ex-MR. MURRAY/PSYCHO member Larry Forman, have completed work on a nine-song debut CD, entitled Lovesick, with Doug Cerrito and Chris Richards from SUFFOCATION engineering. Said to be "a musical assault on a famous someone in the media spotlight," Lovesick features a musical style described ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: "Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Miserable"

In the new issue of Sweden's premiere metal publication, Close-Up Magazine, journalist Martin Carlsson speaks at length with vocalist Phil Anselmo on a number of topics, including his numerous side projects, PANTERA and Anselmo's past and present drug use. The interview was conducted over the phone on May 4th, while the singer was staying at ...

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NECROPHAGIA Part With PHILIP ANSELMO, Revamp Line-Up

NECROPHAGIA have parted ways with PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo and have revamped their line-up with the addition of Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL, bass), Frediablo (GORELORD/WURDULAK, guitars), Fug (WURDULAK, guitars), and Mirai Kawashima (SIGH, keyboards). The band—completed by mainman Killjoy and drummer Wayne Fabra—will shortly begin recording their new album, The Divine Art Of Torture, for a Halloween ...

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WATCHTOWER Guitarist In Finishing Stages Of New SPASTIC INK CD, Joins Texas Cover Band

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek has finally found a drummer to lay down the tracks for the last remaining tune, "A Chaotic Realization of Nothing Yet Misunderstood", for the long-awaited SPASTIC INK sophomore release, Ink Compatible. Originally scheduled to be handled by Jarzombek's brother Bobby (i.e. HALFORD), the drum parts on the above-mentioned track were ...

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Use Once And Destroy - SUPERJOINT RITUAL

This long-anticipated project has probably been around nearly as long as PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo's better known "other" band, DOWN, and is in all likelihood the best-known of the many underground side projects that Anselmo has accumulated over the years. And credit is due for the fact that PANTERA, DOWN, and now SUPERJOINT RITUAL basically ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: I'm Still In PANTERA

PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has once again shot down the rumors that he is planning on leaving the band prior to the recording of the group's next studio CD. In an interview conducted last Sunday before DOWN's show at Odeon in Cleveland, Anselmo told WMMS' The Metal Show that "I'm not an ex-member of PANTERA ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Embark On US Tour In June

According to www.philanselmo.com, SUPERJOINT RITUAL will be touring the US between June 7th and June 30th. SUPERJOINT RITUAL is the new band featuring PANTERA's Philip Anselmo on vocals, C.O.C./EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower on guitar, ex-STRESSBALL/current DEMONSEEDS drummer Joe Fazzio), and bassist Hank Williams the 3rd (who recently replaced ex-DEAD HORSE/current DEMONSEEDS bassist Michael Haaga). ...

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