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PHILIP ANSELMO: LAYNE STALEY Wasn't Strong Enough To Fight Addiction

PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo has spoken out about the passing of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley and the growing indications that his death was drug-related. Anselmo, who went through a well-publicized heroin overdose in July 1996, told Billboard magazine that Layne “wasn't strong enough to shake it off”. “There's a way you can. ...

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DOWN's KIRK WINDSTEIN: PANTERA Will Do Another Record

DOWN guitarist/CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein recently told Australia's Undercover News that believes that, contrary to recent rumors, PANTERA will regroup and make another album in the not-too-distant future. “I am pretty sure they are going to do another record,” Kirk is quoted as saying. “I know there has been a lot [of rumors] in the ...

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SOULFLY Complete Mixing New CD

SOULFLY have completed the mixing process for their third full-length effort, entitled III, at Record Plant studios in Los Angeles with Terry Date (i.e. PANTERA, DEFTONES) at the helm. The track listing for the album is shaping up as follows: 01. Downstroy 02. Seek 'n' Strike 03. Enterfaith 04. One (feat. ILL NINO's Cristian Machado) ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Limited-Edition CD To Feature Bonus Cuts

The first 25,000 copies of the upcoming SUPERJOINT RITUAL debut CD, entitled Use Once And Destroy, will include two special bonus demo tracks: "Starvation Trip" and "Little H". The album is due to be issued through Sanctuary Records on May 21st. SUPERJOINT RITUAL is the new band featuring PANTERA's Philip Anselmo on vocals, C.O.C./ EYEHATEGOD's ...

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DOWN Debut At #44 On Billboard Pop Album Chart

New Orleans supergroup DOWN, who feature in their ranks PANTERA's Philip Anselmo (vocals), C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan (guitars), EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower (drums), PANTERA's Rex Brown (bass) and CROWBAR's Kirk Windstein (guitars), sold 31,430 copies of Down II in its first week of release, landing the album at position #44 on the Billboard Pop Album chart. ...

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DOWN Add Hometown Show To Upcoming Itinerary

New Orleans supergroup DOWN, who feature in their ranks PANTERA's Philip Anselmo (vocals), C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan (guitars), EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower (drums), PANTERA's Rex Brown (bass) and CROWBAR's Kirk Windstein (guitars), have added a hometown show to their upcoming itinerary. DOWN is now scheduled to perform at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana on ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: Use Once And Destroy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PHILIP ANSELMO'S SUPERJOINT RITUAL UNLEASH MENACING DEBUT "USE ONCE AND DESTROY" THROUGH SANCTUARY RECORDS ON MAY 21ST! Whenever New Orleans native Philip Anselmo commits to a venture, he does it in two fashions: viciously and to the extreme! From fronting the world-renowned Metal titan PANTERA to running his own underground Metal label ...

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SATYRICON Studio Report #2

SATYRICON mainman Satyr has posted the following studio report from the ongoing mixing sessions at a Danish studio with producer Jeff "Critter" Newell (i.e. MINISTRY, GUNS N' ROSES, FILTER, etc.) for the group's forthcoming album, which is due to be released in August/September through Capitol Records (Scandinavia): “We're almost done, two songs left to go ...

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PANTERA Guitarist To Make In-Store Appearance In Texas

PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell will be making an in-store appearance at Mars Music in Arlington, Texas this Saturday, March 30th at 3:00 PM. Dimebag will be promoting his new signature guitar pickup "Dimebucker", courtesy of Seymour Duncan. The address to Mars Music is: 4634 S. Cooper St. #182 & 184, Arlington, TX 76017. ...

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SOULFLY Enlist TERRY DATE To Mix New CD

SOULFLY have enlisted veteran producer Terry Date (i.e. PANTERA, DEFTONES) to remix their recently-recorded third full-length effort, entitled III, for a tentative June 25th release through Roadrunner Records. The group's first album to be produced by mainman Max Cavalera, III will tentatively include the following track listing: 01. Downstroy 02. Enterfaith 03. Seek And Strike ...

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A Night At VINNIE PAUL's: By COMES WITH THE FALL's WILLIAM DUVALL

Here is a rather amusing account from JERRY CANTRELL/COMES WITH THE FALL guitarist William Duvall about the CANTRELL band's recent trip to Dallas, Texas for the birthday celebration thrown by PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul: “After the first day's rehearsal [for JERRY CANTRELL's performance at the South By Southwest music and media conference in Austin, Texas], ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL MP3 Clip Available For Download

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, 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), have posted a MP3 clip of the track "F.ck Your Enemy” , taken from the group's forthcoming Sanctuary Records debut, at

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Track Listing Unveiled

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, 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), have finalized the track listing for their upcoming debut album, now apparently self-titled, which is scheduled to be issued through Sanctuary ...

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SATYRICON Start Mixing New CD In Danish Studio

Norway's SATYRICON will begin mixing their long-awaited new album with producer Jeff "Critter" Newell (i.e. MINISTRY, GUNS N ROSES, FILTER, etc.) at an undisclosed studio in Denmark this week for an August/September Scandinavian release through Capitol Records. As yet untitled, the upcoming album will feature guest appearances from Anja Garbarek and Knut Schreiner (TURBONEGRO) as ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL's Long-Awaited Debut To See Light Of Day In May

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, 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), will release their debut album, entitled Use Once and Destroy, on May 21st. Although no official announcement has yet been made, ...

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BAPHOMET/HOUSECORE RECORDS End Partnership With RELAPSE

Baphomet/Housecore Records, a joint venture between PANTERA's Philip Anselmo and NECROPHAGIA mainman Killjoy, have ended their business arrangement with Relapse Records in which Relapse was handling manufacturing, marketing and distribution for Baphomet/Housecore's releases. There has been no official word yet on the fate of the Baphomet/Housecore's signings, including the much-anticipated SUPERJOINT RITUAL (featuring Anselmo on ...

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SLIPKNOT's PAUL GRAY Comments On Forthcoming CD

SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray recently spoke to MTV News about the progress of the songwriting for the group's forthcoming follow-up to last year's Iowa release, which is tentatively due to be released at the end of the year through Roadrunner Records. "We've got a bunch of different riffs together," Gray told MTV. "Some are really ...

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PANTERA: Soundscan Sales Revealed

Here are the sales figures for PANTERA's full-length studio albums in the US for the week ending February 17th, according to Soundscan (as reported by Metal Sludge): Cowboys From Hell - 1,284,564 * Vulgar Display Of Power - 1,770,521 Far Beyond Driven - 1,302,417 Great Southern Trendkill - 754,988 Official Live: 101 Proof - 571,819 ...

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SATYRICON Push Back New CD Release, Finalize Compilation Track Listing

Norway's SATYRICON have pushed back the release date of their upcoming, as-yet-untitled studio CD to late August/early September following delays with the mix, which had originally been scheduled to take place in February. Featuring guest appearances from Anja Garbarek and Knut Schreiner (TURBONEGRO) as well as Phil Anselmo (PANTERA), the new album will be issued ...

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PANTERA's PHILIP ANSELMO Denies Break-Up Rumors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ANSELMO DENIES BREAK-UP RUMORS Philip Anselmo issued an unequivocal "F*ck no" to the recent rumors that PANTERA are breaking up. It seemed the rumors kicked up during a press junket for Anselmo and fellow PANTERA bandmember Rex Brown's side project, the band DOWN. "Side projects always start rumors," stated a spokesperson for ...

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PANTERA's ANSELMO: "Enough Is Enough"

PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has sensationally hinted to the Dutch Aardschok magazine that he may quit the Texas metal act before another studio album is recorded. In the March 2002 issue of the publication, Anselmo states that “PANTERA was my home for many, many years. I don't have a problem with anyone in the band. ...

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Down II - DOWN

As the follow-up to one of the most impressive debuts of the last decade (1995's Nola), Down II was perhaps destined to be a letdown, especially with the expectations running so high seven years after the release of its predecessor. Whereas Nola was an inspired, focused effort that crushed everything in its path with the ...

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