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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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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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