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NAIL WITHIN Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

Israeli thrashers NAIL WITHIN (formerly EMBLAZE) have inked a two-album deal with France's Listenable Records. The group's self-titled debut, which was produced by Harris Johns (SODOM, KREATOR, DESTRUCTION) at Spiderhouse Studio in Lutte, Germany, is set to surface in February 2003. An 11-track effort, the album features guest appearances by KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza, ex-AT ...

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ELEGY To Tour In 2003

ELEGY frontman Ian Parry has posted the following update regarding the group's toruing plans and the next installment of his CONSORTIUM project: "Dear ELEGY fans, it has come to the attention of the band that there has been advertisements published in German press stating that ELEGY are playing a tour support with a Spanish band. ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Turns Down DROWNING POOL Audition

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn was one of the vocalists recently approached to audition for the DROWNING POOL singer slot left vacant by the death of Dave Williams. Flynn, who is not believed to be a DROWNING POOL fan, is said to have politely turned down the offer, citing his desire to carry on with ...

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DROWNING POOL To Premiere 'Daredevil' Track On Dallas Station

The surviving members of DROWNING POOL will be at the studios of Dallas rock Station 97.1 The Eagle (KEGL) with Cindy Scull and Robert Miguel on Friday, Dec. 6 between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Central Time. They will discuss their future plans and will premiere "The Man Without Fear", their recently-recorded contribution to the ...

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STRYPER To Record New Material For Upcoming Collection

STRYPER are set to record two new studio tracks for inclusion on a new "Best Of Stryper" album, due in the spring via Hollywood Records. All four original members — Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet, Oz Fox, and Tim Gaines — will be partaking in the recording sessions in January — the first time the original ...

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VOIVOD Drummer Guests On PARADISE Debut

VOIVOD drummer Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away) and ex-SWORD guitarist Mike Plant are among the musicians that have contributed to the debut album from Montreal-based "volcanic rock" act PARADISE. Titled "Rock Anthropologists On The Kon-Tiki Voyage", the CD was mixed and mastered in New York by veteran producer Glen Robinson, who has previously worked with VOIVOD, ...

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VOIVOD: Three Days Away From Completing 'The Multiverse'

VOIVOD — vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and Jasonic (a.k.a. ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted) — are three days away from having completed the mixing process for the group's new album, "The Multiverse", at Sausalito, California's The Plant studios. The band, who recently withdrew from a ...

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AMONG THIEVES To Perform At WSOU Holiday Show

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, will perform at the WSOU holiday show on Dec. 14 at the Rex Plex in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Also scheduled to appear at the event is former LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo, among others. ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Completes Work On Album Of DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB Remakes

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has commenced the mixing process for the as-yet-untitled an album of current remakes of DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB songs, which he recently recorded with the help of ex-DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson (who sings on the DOKKEN tunes) and ex-LYNCH MOB frontman Robert Mason (who handles the LYNCH ...

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JASON NEWSTED: I Have Always Aspired To Play Bass In VOIVOD

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has admitted that he has harbored a secret desire to join the latter group for several years — long before his much-publicized split with Hetfield and co. in January 2001. "I guess, over the years at different times, it was always a secret, true aspiration to be ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'I Would Have Rejoined METALLICA'

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted would have rejoined the San Franciscan metal superstars "in a fucking heartbeat" had frontman James Hetfield invited him to contribute to METALLICA's eighth studio album. "James and I had a really good sit-down back in February this year," Newsted told Kerrang! "We hadn't seen each other in ...

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DAVE GROHL: I Should Play Drums For LED ZEPPELIN

Former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl believes that he should play drums on LED ZEPPELIN's much-rumored "reunion" tour. "Here's my new mission. LED ZEPPELIN is doing a reunion tour. John Paul Jones, Robert Plant. I gotta get that drumming gig. I gotta do it if Starkey [a.k.a. Zak Starkey, son of ...

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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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DIABOLIC Announces New Guitarist

Florida death metal band DIABOLIC has parted ways with guitarist Jerry Mortellaro and has replaced him with Eric Hersemann of Chicago's LORD BLASPHEMER. "Eric is an extremely talented professional that will complement perfectly the new solidified DIABOLIC line-up," said guitarist Brian Malone. The revamped group — also featuring COFFIN TEXTS frontman Robert Cardenas — will ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Sell Out Reunion Gig In Less Than 10 Minutes!

LIFE OF AGONY reportedly needed less than 10 minutes to sell out New York City's Irving Plaza (capacity around 1,200), where the group are scheduled to perform a one-off reunion gig on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003. Also set to appear on the bill are AMONG THIEVES (featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert) and ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Tickets Go On Sale This Weekend

Tickets for the LIFE OF AGONY reunion show on January 4 at Irving Plaza in New York City will go on sale this Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m. through Ticketmaster. "The guest list will be super-tight and we're trying to keep it to family only," said drummer Sal Abruscato. "We expect tickets to sell ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Management: No Reunion Tour Planned

LED ZEPPELIN have denied newspaper reports that they are to reunite for a tour in 2003. The group were set for a US tour with Jason Bonham substituting for his late father John Bonham on drums, said the Sunday Times. The newspaper reported that Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones had patched up ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Rework DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB Songs For Upcoming CD

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be releasing another album this next year according to Lynch's official website. The new album will feature current remakes of DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB songs. Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson will be singing on the DOKKEN tunes and Robert Mason on the LYNCH MOB songs. It ...

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VOIVOD's AWAY: 'I Like To Hit Flying Saucers'

VOIVOD drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin) has posted the following studio update via the Chophouse Records web site: "I like to hit flying saucers in front of my eyes. I usually play a Ludwig set that is a reissue of an old sparkly silver drum kit from the '70's. However, for the recording of this ...

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VOIVOD: The Warriors of Ice Have Awakened

VOIVOD have posted a brief video clip documenting the first day of the recording sessions for the group's forthcoming "The Multiverse" CD via the Chophouse Records web site at this location. The band, who currently include former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, are presently tracking "The Multiverse" at The Plant studios in Sausalito, California ...

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PAPA WHEELIE To Issue Sophomore Release

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, are preparing to unleash the follow-up release to their debut album, Unipsycho, just in time for Halloween. Live Lycanthropy features updated versions of Unipsycho ...

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VOIVOD: A Near-Miss!

The recording sessions for VOIVOD's much-anticipated new opus, The Multiverse, came very close to having to be delayed after guitarist Piggy and drummer Away nearly missed their flights to California from their native Quebec on Tuesday. According to the Chophouse Records web site, "Piggy and Away arrived at The Plant Recording Studios [yesterday] from Montreal, ...

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