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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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VOIVOD To Begin Work On New Album, Compile "Best Of" CD

Former METALLICA and current ECHOBRAIN bassist Jason Newsted will join Canadian cyber-metallers VOIVOD in the studio this summer for the recording of the group's tenth studio album, which is tentatively due to be released through Century Media Records in early 2003. Also in the works is a Best Of CD spanning the band's entire career ...

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VOIVOD Set List For MOTRHEAD Gigs Revealed

The current incarnation of VOIVOD, featuring returning vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), have released the set list for their forthcoming support gigs with MOTRHEAD on April 27th at The Docks in Toronto, and on April 28th at Le Medley in Montreal. It is as follows: 01. The Unknown Knows 02. Overreaction 03. Warriors of Ice ...

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VOIVOD Set List For MOTÖRHEAD Gigs Revealed

The current incarnation of VOIVOD, featuring returning vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), have released the set list for their forthcoming support gigs with MOTÖRHEAD on April 27th at The Docks in Toronto, and on April 28th at Le Medley in Montreal. It is as follows: 01. The Unknown Knows 02. Overreaction 03. Warriors of Ice ...

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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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EXMORTEM Sign With Osmose, Prepare To Record New CD

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have inked a new deal with Osmose Productions following their recent split with Hammerheart Records. We are very proud to announce that we are now part of the Osmose Warriors Group, the band said in an official statement. Osmose is one of the labels that have done most for extreme music ...

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LAMB OF GOD Land Endorsement Deal With DC Shoes

Prosthetic Records recording artists LAMB OF GOD recently hooked up an endorsement deal with premier skateboard equipment manufacturer DC Shoes. DC Shoes' pro skater Danny Way, the reigning king of extreme skateboarding antics, looks to LAMB OF GOD and tracks from New American Gospel to provide the sonic backdrop for his unbelievable stunts, including launching ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Finish Recording, Prepare To Mix New CD

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have finished recording their latest album, entitled To Welcome the Fade, with producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRYCHE) at Sheffield Studios in Hammond, Indiana and will begin mixing it at Sonic Ranch/Village Productions in Tornillo Texas on February 25th. Mastering will most likely take place at Oceanview Digital Mastering ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: "Special Guest Appearance" Planned!

PRIMAL FEAR have completed the recording sessions for their forthcoming album, entitled Black Sun, at House Of Music Studio in Winterbach, Germany and are on their way to Texas' Sonic Ranch Studio to finish the record. According to the group, “Black Sun will be different as the other three albums, but still 150% PRIMAL FEAR.” ...

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Inches From the Mainline - SLAVES ON DOPE

The first signing to Sharon Osbourne's Divine Records label, SLAVES ON DOPE are a generic, tuneless exercise in by-the-numbers pimprock that never manage to establish a sound of their own, coming across instead like a second-rate variation of all the trendy sounds that are popular on the L.A. rock scene.

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Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by MTV.com. While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alcoholism and “other ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Nov 22, 2001

As a result of a tremendous increase in traffic since the anthrax terrorist attacks started, ANTHRAX (the band) have decided to move their official web site to http://www.anthraxtheband.com. According to a statement issued by anthraxheband.com webmaster Brent, “we've been getting immense numbers of hits (at times greater than starwars.com got to download ...

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Archive News Nov 21, 2001

According to a report published in yesterday's edition of The New York Post, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst “lied when he said he visited a dying Australian girl injured in a mosh pit at his concert. Durst told Access Hollywood he visited Jessica Michalik on her deathbed and kept in touch with ...

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Archive News Nov 12, 2001

NEVERMORE have dismissed as “totally false” the statement issued by the group's record company, Century Media Records, on Thursday, October 8th that indicated that the band had withdrawn from the five-date east coast/midwest tour with OVERKILL (which was scheduled to run from November 25th through December 2nd) in order to begin work ...

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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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