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SLIPKNOT DVD Artwork Posted Online

The cover image of SLIPKNOT's forthcoming DVD, Disasterpieces, has been posted online at this location. Recorded in February in front of 12,000 SLIPKNOT fans at England's London Arena, Disasterpieces facilitates the decision-making process by giving viewers the option to focus exclusively on one member and see things from his point of view, or ...

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Demonstrations In Chaos - WATCHTOWER

If you've anxiously clicked into this review hoping for some information on the long-awaited third full-length from the Texas tech-metal quartet, you'll be disappointed. That record (Mathematics — a working title for some 12 years now!) is still in the making. But if you can't find the band's Energetic Disassembly debut anywhere (you're in the ...

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Mondo Medicale - IMPALED

We need bands like IMPALED so badly in the death metal scene, it hurts. It hurts, in fact, possibly as much as one of the ludicrous intestine-removing scenarios the Californians dream up in their lyrics — tittering behind their hands as they do so, no doubt. And therein lies the rub. Where this band are ...

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ALTARIA Sign With AOR HEAVEN RECORDS

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, have signed a two-album contract with the German label AOR Heaven. The group's 11-track debut album, entitled Foundation, will be recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki during September for a February/March 2003 release through the AOR Heaven sub-label Metal Heaven. A Finnish tour ...

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EXODUS Prepare To Record New Album, Embark On European Tour

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively planning on entering Sonic Ranch (formerly Village Productions) studio in Tornillo, Texas in late October/early November to begin tracking their much-anticipated new CD for a late spring release, according to manager Steve Warner. Manning the knobs during the sessions will be acclaimed producer Andy Sneap (i.e. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL Performance To Be Webcast

GUNS N' ROSES' performance at Belgium's Pukkelpop Festival on Saturday, August 24th will be broadcast online. For more information, click here. In other news, here are the set lists for GNR's recently-completed Japanese shows as part of the Summer Sonic Festival: August 17th, 2002 - Chiba Marine Stadium, Chiba, Japan 01. Welcome to ...

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BLUEBIRD Set Release Date For "Hot Blood"

Los Angeles-based BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Figueroa, will issue their new album, entitled Hot Blood, on November 5th via Dim Mak Records. A Japanese release through Sparq Music and a UK/European release on Sweet Nothing is expected around the same time. In other news, BLUEBIRD will support THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY on the ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Breaking New Records

GUNS N' ROSES, who opened their Chinese Democracy Tour in Hong Kong last week to rave reviews, broke both festival attendance records and venue capacities at whilst headlining Tokyo's Chiba Marine Stadium (35,000 plus) and Osaka's WTC Open-air stadium (25,000 plus) for Japan's Summer Sonic Festival, according to a statement posted on the group's official ...

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GUNS N' ROSES' AXL ROSE To Collaborate With WEEZER?

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose is rumored to be considering a possible collaboration with WEEZER on the latter's next album, scheduled for a February 2003 release, with Axl singing on a new WEEZER track tentatively titled "Mo Beats". According to reports, WEEZER frontman Rivers Cuomo and Rose are longtime fans of each other's work, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Arrive In Hong Kong For SUMMER SONIC Festival

GUNS N' ROSES have just arrived in Hong Kong in preparation for their show there on August 14th, according to the official web site of the Summer Sonic festival. In addition to Hong Kong, GUNS N' ROSES had previously announced dates in Japan, Belgium, and the U.K. from mid- to late-August. Previously planned shows in ...

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TAPE Announce Month-Long Stint At L.A.'s Spaceland

Acclaimed Los Angeles newcomers TAPE are scheduled to play Spaceland in Los Angeles every Monday in August. For more information on the group—who were described by one journalist as a cross between "MY BLOODY VALENTINE's sculpted noise, AT THE DRIVE-IN's oblique sonic architecture and the darkly sexual atmospherics of Pornography-era CURE"—visit the band's official web ...

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BLUEBIRD Announce West Coast Dates

Los Angeles-based BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Figueroa, have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 14 - Phoenix, AZ @ Modified Jul. 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour (w/YOUR ENEMIES FRIENDS, THE KILLS) Jul. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims (w/BLACK CAT MUSIC) Aug. 24 – Silverlake, CA @ ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Cancel "Secret" London Gig

THE WILDHEARTS have cancelled their appearance at the Hope & Anchor in Islington, London, this Thursday, July 18th. Says mainman Ginger: "We cancelled the gig because of lack of honor between artist and venue. The H&A agreed to have the show billed as a secret gig, for the hardcore fans only. When they decided to ...

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MURDERDOLLS Announce US Dates

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 30 - San Diego @ Epicenter Jul. 31 ...

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Former AMEN Guitarist Resurfaces In "Heavy" New Band

Los Angeles-based BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Figueroa, are currently mixing their new album, entitled Hot Blood, with Joe Barresi (i.e. JESUS LIZARD, MELVINS, QOTSA) for a late 2002 release through Dim Mak Records. "It's a multi-dimensional beast that will rip your heart out as well as your face off!," vocalist Samuel James Velde ...

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RITUAL CARNAGE Announce Japanese Dates

Japan's RITUAL CARNAGE have lined up the following dates during September: Sep. 12 – Osaka, JAP @ Nanba Rockets (w/SHADOW, TACONAGURI SOUHONZAN) Sep. 13 – Nagoya, JAP @ Music Farm (w/ARGUMENT SOUL, SONIC AGITATION) Sep. 15 – Tokyo, JAP @ Takadanobaba Area (w/SIGH, DEFILED, SOLITUDE) In other news, RITUAL CARNAGE will be the only support ...

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MURDERDOLLS Confirmed For Japan's SUMMER SONIC Festival

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have been confirmed for Japan's Summer Sonic Festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 17-18. ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Complete Work On "To Welcome The Fade"

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have completed work on their latest album, entitled To Welcome the Fade, with producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE) at Sheffield Studios in Hammond, Indiana and Sonic Ranch/Village Productions in Tornillo Texas. Due to be made available at the Milwaukee Metalfest in late July (with the official release to ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: The Axl Rose Show

The current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSES—led by sole remaining original member Axl Rose—are tentatively scheduled to perform the following gigs during August: Aug. 14 - Hong Kong/China Aug. 16 - Tokyo, JAP @ Summer Sonic Festival Aug. 17 - Osaka, JAP @ Summer Sonic Festival Aug. 23 - Leeds, UK @ Carling Weekend Festival ...

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SUPERFIX Complete Work On New Demo

SUPERFIX, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former DRAIN STH drummer Martina Axen (who handles lead vocals in the new group) and bassist Anna Kjellberg, recently completed work on a brand new three-song demo, which was produced at a California studio by SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo. Currently being shopped to interested labels, the latest ...

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VOIVOD Crush Hamilton In First Official Reunion Gig

VOIVOD performed the following tracks during their first official reunion show with vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), which took place last night at Sonic Unyon in Hamilton, Ontario: 01. The Unknown Knows 02. Overreaction 03. Warriors of Ice 04. Tribal Convictions 05. The Prow 06. Nuclear War 07. Brain Scan 08. Order of the Black ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Confirmed For Japan's SUMMER SONIC Festival

The current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSESfeaturing vocalist Axl Rose as the sole remaining original memberhas reportedly been confirmed to appear at the Summer Sonic festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th in the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Osaka. GNR will apparently perform two showsone in ...

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TUNNELVISION To Record Sophomore CD

Finnish progressive metal act TUNNELVISION will enter Helsinki's Sonic Pump studios in May to record their sophomore CD, entitled Tomorrow, for an August/September release through Germany's Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2000's While The World Awaits will contain the following tracks, among others: 01. Calling 02. Silence 03. The Hermit (Wait and See) 04. Lighting ...

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VOIVOD's Hamilton Headliner Gets Pushed Forward

VOIVOD's headlining performance at Sonic Unyon Upstairs in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, which was originally set to take place on Friday, April 26th, has now been rescheduled to Thursday, April 25th. The current incarnation of VOIVODvocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger) , guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and guest bassist Vincent Peake ...

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VOIVOD Cancel Hamilton Headliner

The current incarnation of VOIVODfeaturing vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and guest bassist Vincent Peake of GROOVY AARDVARKhave cancelled their headlining performance at Sonic Unyon Upstairs in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on Friday, April 26th due to scheduling conflicts (reportedly having to do with Peake's availability, ...

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