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THEORY OF RUIN Embark On First U.S. Tour

San-Francisco based THEORY OF RUIN, which features in its ranks musician/producer Alex Newport (ex-FUDGE TUNNEL, NAILBOMB), David Link (ex-SLAPSHOT, CLAYMORE), and Ches Smith (touring member of MR. BUNGLE), are in the midst of their first U.S. tour. The band will be joined at various times by fellow San Franciscans TOTIMOSHI, Philadelphia's LICKGOLDENSKY (ex-TURMOIL), and FLOOR. ...

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ROSS ROBINSON To Produce THE CURE Album, VEX RED To Contribute

Ross Robinson, wildely credited for the early success of such acts as KORN, SLIPKNOT and LIMP BIZKIT, will produce the next record from THE CURE. The as-yet-untitled effort, which will be released next year via ArtistDirect Records, will include contributions from the British quintet VEX RED, whose debut album, "Start With A Strong And Persistent ...

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DEVILEECH Change Studio Location For Forthcoming Album

Portuguese extreme metal act DEVILEECH have changed their minds about recording their second album at Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Fredman, because "the band needs a more powerful and distinct sound [than the one offered by said facility]," according to an official Maquiavel Music Entertainment newsletter. At this time, likely candidates for a recording studio for the ...

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ONE MINUTE SILENCE To Issue EP, Embark On UK Tour

Britain's ONE MINUTE SILENCE have spent the past few months in a Cornwall studio with producers John Leckie (PINK FLOYD, MUSE, JOHN LENNON) and John Cornfield (MUSE, FEEDER) working on their third album for a May 2003 release. The as-yet-untitled effort — the group's first for Taste Media, a joint venture between Dennis Smith at ...

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THE DEFACED Complete Recordings For 'Karma In Black'

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have completed the recordings for their sophomore effort, Karma In Black, and are preparing to begin mixing the effort for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Italy's Scarlet Records. According to guitarist Mattias Svensson, "I can easily say that we've all done ...

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Through The Storm - RIOT

Tipton/Downing. Murray/Smith. Shermann/Denner. You with me here? Let me add to that list the fourth-best metal guitar duo of all time: Reale/Flyntz. But like RIOT in general, they have yet to receive the same level of recognition as the others (except in Japan!). Despite this, RIOT continues to release album after album of quality metal, ...

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ONE MINUTE SILENCE Ink Deal With TASTE MEDIA

Britain's ONE MINUTE SILENCE have reportedly signed a deal with Taste Media, a joint venture between Dennis Smith at Sawmills Studios in Cornwall and Safta Jaffery at SJP Producer Management. The band will commence work on their third album on September 16th with producer John Leckie (PINK FLOYD, MUSE, JOHN LENNON) for an early 2003 ...

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SUFFOCATION Drummer Speaks Out On Reunion, Future Plans

SUFFOCATION drummer Mike Smith has denied former bassist Chris Richards' assertions that the legendary death metal act's planned reunion is purely money-motivated and has indicated that a new album from the group may surface sometime next year, provided the quintet's upcoming tour and subsequent songwriting sessions prove to be a success. In the following exclusive ...

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BRITNY FOX Prepare To Record New CD

BRITNY FOX are set to enter the studio in October to begin recording their new CD, due in spring/summer 2003 via Spitfire Records. In related news, BRITNY FOX guitarist Michael Kelly Smith will issue a full-length CD with his band RAZAMANAZ via Perris Records in October. According to an official press release, the album — ...

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NEVERMORE's WARREL DANE: New Album Will Contain 'Only One Ballad'

During an online chat conducted on Sunday, August 25th, NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane revealed that the group's forthcoming CD, entitled Enemies Of Reality, will contain "only one ballad", because "it's time to get as heavy as possible for NEVERMORE." The singer also indicated that the album is tentatively due to be released in February 2003, ...

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Former MEGADETH Duo Guest On Forthcoming Country/R&B CD

Former MEGADETH members Dave Ellefson (bass) and Marty Friedman (guitar) joined Nashville recording artist Steve Richards at The Saltmine studios in Phoenix yesterday (August 11th) to lay down a version of the track "That Makes It Tough", one of the last songs written by BUDDY HOLLY. Additional musicians on the recording included keyboardist Jimmy Nichols, ...

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MORGION Commence Work On Third CD, Announce Split With Label

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have commenced the recording sessions for their third full-length album, Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth, with producer Matthias Scheeberger for a tentative late 2002/early 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. Ebb Tide 02. The Mourner's Oak 03. A ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Return To Studio: The Official Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: POWERMAN 5000 HEADS BACK INTO THE STUDIO WITH NEW RHYTHM SECTION - BASSIST SIGGY SJURSEN AND DRUMMER ADRIAN OST JOIN PLATINUM ROCK BAND LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2002 — "We've had personnel changes before, but the group always survives," says POWERMAN 5000 leader Spider One. "I'm reminded of something Charles Bukowski once ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Betrayed Us: WHITEHORSE MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL Organizers

JUDAS PRIEST used "blatantly false and disingenuous posturing" to cancel their appearance at Washington's 5th Annual Whitehorse Mountain Classic Rock Festival 2002, and in the process breached a "binding contract" that existed between the group and festival organizers Shadow Promotions, according to the latter's official statement explaining PRIEST's non-appearance at the event. "Frank Wing from ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Enlist "Tonight The Stars Revolt!" Engineer To Co-Produce New Album

The current line-up of POWERMAN 5000—vocalist Spider One, bassist Siggy Siursen, guitarist Adam Williams (a.k.a. Adam12), drummer Adrian (a.k.a. AD7), and guitarist Mike Tempesta (a.k.a. M.33)— have reportedly spent the last few weeks in pre-production with co-producer Joe Baressi (who had engineered the group's platinum 1999 album, Tonight the Stars Revolt!) and are due to ...

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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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IRON MAIDEN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Vocalists To Appear On SACK TRICK CD

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson and former RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White are among the guests appearing on the upcoming album from Britain's SACK TRICK album, entitled Sheep in KISS Makeup, which is tentatively due for release in September/October. Other musicians set to appear on the effort—which is set to contain nothing but KISS ...

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IN FLAMES Set Release Date For New CD, Experience "Star Wars" Magic

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set September 3rd as the tentative release date for their as-yet-untitled new album, which was recently completed at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO). In other news, IN FLAMES got to experience the surreal on their recent North American tour with ...

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MILLENIUM Part Ways With JORN LANDE, Announce Replacement

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Jorn Lande has amicably parted ways with MILLENIUM (sic), the band led by former EYEWITNESS/DEATH guitarist Ralph Santolla. A replacement has already been found in the shape of former HAREM SCAREM drummer Darren Smith, who is currently laying down vocals at a Toronto studio for a long-awaited album of covers, due ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: New Guitarist Found?

LIMP BIZKIT have finalized a new guitarist to replace Wes Borland, according to Shoutweb. Although no official announcement has yet been made, recent unconfirmed reports suggest that former SNOT guitarist Mike Smith has been selected as Borland's replacement. Smith had previously worked with SNOT (as a replacement for Sonny Mayo in 1998), theSTART ...

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Former AMEN Guitarist Sells Custom Guitar

Former AMEN and current BLUEBIRD guitarist Paul Fig is selling the custom Paul Reed Smith guitar that he used on the first AMEN tour in the US with SLIPKNOT, and MACHINE HEAD. According to Fig, “basically I got this guitar for the studio, and brought it on my first tour. It is super solid, just ...

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BRITNY FOX: Cover-Bound

BRITNY FOX guitarist Michael Kelly Smith's band RAZAMANAZ will have a track called "Feel It" included on the Perris Records compilation called Hollywood Hairspray. RAZAMANAZ will also have a full-length, 15-song CD that was recorded in the early/mid 1990's out in July on Perris. In related news, BRITNY FOX frontman Tommy Paris will be on ...

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