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Gift - TAPROOT

A longtime underground favorite, Detroit's TAPROOT garnered a substantial amount of publicity last year when they were publicly scorned by LIMP BIZKIT's Fred Durst for having skipped out on a deal with his Interscope-distributed imprint in favor of a new label set up by their Velvet Hammer management through Atlantic Records. The whole episode has ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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Archive News Nov 08, 2001

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has posted the following update on the band's activities at the group's official web site at www.ravenlunatics.com: “Hi!! It's been a while. Sorry to have been out of it for a while, but a lot has been happening behind the scenes... [Guitarist] Mark [Gallagher] &amp I were over ...

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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 17, 2001

KUSH, the long-running project of FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, will be appearing at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on October 27th.


Unlike his official press statements, which have thus far been ...

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Archive News Sep 17, 2001 - update 1

SLAYER will reportedly carry on with their planned appearance at the revised dates on the upcoming European Tattoo The Planet tour, following PANTERA and STATIC-X's decision to pull out of the trek. According to reports, SLAYER will head to Europe early next week to belatedly kick off the tour on Tuesday, September 18th in ...

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Archive News Jun 18, 2001

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX, who include in their ranks ENTOMBED bassist Jorgen Sandstrom, have finally announced a firm release date for their second album, When We Are Done, Your Flesh Will Be Ours. According to the group's official web site, the LP will be released on July 16th through Germany's Massacre Records. The band ...

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Archive News Jun 12, 2001

SEPULTURA bassist Paulo Jr., guitarist Andreas Kisser and drummer Igor Cavalera travelled from their home town of São Paulo, Brazil to Rio De Janeiro yesterday, June 11th, to take part in a songwriting collaboration with the 'carioca band' O RAPPA for the latter band's upcoming live album.


Here is JUDAS PRIEST's full set list ...

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Archive News May 11, 2001

Thrash Of The Titans publicist Jerry Allen has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to clarify that, despite our postings to the contrary, no official date, venue or line-up has yet been set for the planned benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. More information as we receive it.


MARILYN MANSON has ...

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Archive News May 06, 2001

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell reportedly broke his left hand on Thursday, May 3rd, causing the remainder of his solo tour to be postponed/cancelled. Although there was talk of the tour continuing, with various members of the support acts COMES WITH THE FALL and M.I.R.V. assisting on guitar, it now appears that Jerry's ...

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Archive News Apr 18, 2001 - update 1

The reformed Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED will play the With Full Force Festival at Airport Roitzschjora (near Leipzig, Germany) on June 24th. Also confirmed to perform at the festival (which takes place over a three-day period between the 22nd and 24th of June) are JUDAS PRIEST, SOULFLY, CRADLE OF FILTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MOTORHEAD and ...

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Archive News Mar 23, 2001 - update 1

Demolition is the title of the upcoming JUDAS PRIEST studio album, the second to feature vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, who replaced Rob Halford in 1996. Demolition is currently in the mixing stages, and it is tentatively set for a June release. According to JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews, the band will be playing a ...

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Archive News Mar 23, 2001 - update 2

MACHINE HEAD have completed all the drums for their upcoming Supercharger effort and are presently laying down bass tracks at Mad Dog Studios in Los Angeles with producer Johnny K (DISTURBED, SOIL, NO ONE). According to guitarist/vocalist Robert Flynn, the recordings are coming along amazingly well, with drummer Dave McClain's performance on the album being ...

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Archive News Mar 17, 2001 - update 2

Guitar aficionados and METALLICA fans will be interested to know that ESP Guitars is releasing several new Kirk Hammett models:

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KH-2 Relic - The KH-2 is an exact reproduction of Kirk Hammett's main stage guitar. Every detail was considered, including the wear and tear resulting from years of extensive touring. Production in 2001 will ...

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Archive News Mar 05, 2001 - update 2

Although not yet officially confirmed, it appears all but certain that Atlanta's STUCK MOJO have disbanded, with guitarist Rich Ward, drummer Bud Fonsere and bassist Dan Dryden focusing all their attention on SICK SPEED (when they're not busy backing up WWF wrestler Chris Jericho in FOZZY, that is), while former vocalist Bonz continues work on ...

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Archive News Mar 02, 2001 - update 3

Talk about a bitter split. Having disbanded late last year after getting dropped by the Elektra label, the members of California's THE DEADLIGHTS have wasted little time in slamming each other in various postings on the Internet, with guitarist Billy Roan claiming, among other things, that he was ripped off monetarily and had his jaw ...

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