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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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German Masseuse To Metal/Hard Rock Stars Writes Tell-All Book

Members of PANTERA, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, MACHINE HEAD, BIOHAZARD and TYPE O NEGATIVE have all served as one-time clients of sexy German masseuse to the stars Dot Stein, aka Dr. Dot, who is writing a tell-all book called Butt Naked And Backstage about her sessions with such celebrities as Bruce Willis, Mick Jagger, Sting, ...

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DOWN New Song Samples Online!

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 posted samples of three tracks from their forthcoming Down II CDdue on March 26th through Elektra Recordsat this location. The tracks available ...

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DOWN: US Tour Planned, Possible Surgery For Anselmo

DOWN will likely embark on a month-long US tour beginning in late April in support of their Down II CD, which is due to be issued on March 26th through Elektra Records. In addition, it appears likely that frontman Philip Anselmo will have surgery performed at some point in the coming months to help him ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Re-Masters On The Way, HALFORD Speaks Out

The third and final phase of the JUDAS PRIEST re-masters is scheduled to be released in early March (March 4th in Germany). There will be only two unreleased studio songs on them—"All Fired Up" (Turbo) and "Living Bad Dreams" (Painkiller)—30-seconds sound excerpts in Real Audio of which can be heard at this and ...

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DOWN Official Album Title Announced!

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 set Down II: Bustle In The Hedgerow as the official title of their sophomore CD, which is due to be issued through Elektra Records ...

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DOWN Set Sophomore Album Title, Plan Live Appearances

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 reportedly set Down II: Bustle In The Hedgerow as the title of their forthcoming sophomore effort, which is due to be issued through Elektra ...

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DOWN Complete Mastering Of Sophomore CD

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), reportedly mastered their as-yet-untitled sophomore effort at New York City's Sterling Sound facility last week and were back at the studio yesterday for some last-minute ...

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DOWN To Issue Sophomore CD On March 26th

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 set March 26th as the US release date for their as-yet-untitled sophomore effort through Elektra Records. The follow-up to 1995's Nola was produced by ...

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DOWN To Master Sophomore CD For March Release

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 completed work on their sophomore full-length CD for Elektra Records and are due to master the effort at New York City's Sterling Sound facility ...

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PANTERA Side Project And Special Guests Get Fired Up On New Year's Eve!

PANTERA bassist Rex Brown, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams and SEVENDUST vocalist Lajon Witherspoon joined GASOLINE—the metallic southern rock side project of PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul—for a cover of PANTERA's “Walk” at GASOLINE's performance at Dallas' Bronco Bowl on December 31st. According to fans that ...

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Iommi - TONY IOMMI

When your name is Tony Iommi, virtually every metal musician will practically bend over backwards to collaborate with you in any way that they can, so it only follows that the list of guest stars appearing on this CD is a rather impressive one. Featuring ten songs and contributions from the likes of PANTERA's Phillip ...

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We Have Come for Your Parents - AMEN

Having found the group's I Am/Roadrunner Records debut to be a rather average exercise in post-punk aggression with little in the way of quality songwriting, I had extremely low expectations for AMEN's sophomore effort, a release that vocalist Casey Chaos has very ambitiously dubbed "the most violent album in major label history". Produced, once again, ...

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Violence - NOTHINGFACE

The group's first CD since signing with TVT Records in early 1999 (and third overall), NOTHINGFACE's latest is a relatively enjoyable blend of unadulterated aggression and saccharine melodies that help lift this 12-track release above the bulk of the more predictable sounds coming from the current heavy rock scene. Standing out like a sore thumb ...

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Reinventing the Steel - PANTERA

Unsurprisingly, there is very little "reinventing" going on here—PANTERA are content to happily regurgitate every single good idea they've had since their much-acclaimed Vulgar Display of Power release (arguably their finest effort to date), and to their credit, they do it extremely well. On the first couple of listens, much of this come across as ...

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Archive News Nov 09, 2001

Former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske will make a guest appearance on several tracks on the upcoming album from ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch, it was announced yesterday. Although recent reports indicated that SYMPHONY X vocalist Russell Allen would be absent from the project's recording line-up following Grapow and ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Nov 01, 2001

Correction: ANTHRAX will now appear on the Late Night With Jay Leno show on Friday, November 2nd. Although details are sketchy at the moment, ANTHRAX's appearance is said to involve a previously-taped skit that will be aired via video. In related news, former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has just signed to Metal ...

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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to have been jamming with ...

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Archive News Oct 26, 2001

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have officially confirmed the departure of drummer Sven Vormann, a move that was first reported here back on October 22nd. A replacement skinsman has already been found, but his identity has yet to be revealed. More details will be forthcoming in the next few days.


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Archive News Oct 24, 2001

Due to a technical problem at the server side (completely out of our control), we were unable to post any updates to these pages during the last two days. Although the problem appears to have been resolved, there is no guarantee that this sort of thing will not happen again in the ...

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 2

Hate Breeds Suffering, the long-awaited second album from LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, and THE CROWN/ex-AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg, will be released early in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records. Described as “high-precision black grind”, the album was produced by Russ ...

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