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Archive News May 22, 2001

According to event organizer Walter Morgan, the Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, is officially confirmed to be taking place on Saturday, August 11th at San Francisco's Maritime Hall (with an officially published capacity of 1,700, according to the venue's web site: www.maritimehall.com). The ...

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Archive News May 19, 2001

COAL CHAMBER have recruited Ross Hogarth to produce their forthcoming third full-length album, which is tentatively titled Dark Days and is scheduled for release on October 8th in Europe and October 9th in the US. Hogarth is a virtual unknown in metal circles, having primarily worked with pop and rock acts in the past, including ...

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Archive News May 18, 2001

According to Sharon Osbourne, wife/manager of BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne, the reunited BLACK SABBATH have penned a brand new track entitled 'Scary Dream', which she describes as 'haunting' and 'one of the best songs they've ever written'. Sharon recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the SABBATH re-reunion and the band's decision to regroup ...

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Archive News May 17, 2001

Producer Mudrock (i.e. GODSMACK, POWERMAN 5000) is the leading candidate to mix the forthcoming MACHINE HEAD CD, entitled Supercharger, which is tentatively scheduled to be released on August 20th in Europe and August 21st in the US. MACHINE HEAD has completed all the album recordings and is presently finalizing its mixing plans, with producer Johnny ...

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Archive News May 15, 2001

According to TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, METALLICA's Kirk Hammett is being approached about making an appearance with the reunited EXODUS at the upcoming Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Kirk's appearance with EXODUS would mark the first time he's shared the stage with the group ...

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Archive News May 12, 2001

BIOHAZARD have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming Uncivilization opus, which has reportedly been pushed back to a September release through SPV/Steamhammer Records in Europe and Sanctuary Records in the US. Songs set to appear on the album are:

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01. Sellout

02. Population Control

03. Wide Awake

04. Getaway

05. Unified

06. Gone

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Archive News May 02, 2001

SLAYER's Kerry King will be making a guest appearance on ROB ZOMBIE's forthcoming second solo effort, which is tentatively due for release at the end of the year. The bald-headed axeman will be heading into a Hollywood studio next week to record his tracks on an as-yet-untitled tune on the Scott Humphrey-produced album, which the ...

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Archive News Apr 26, 2001

ANTHRAX have signed a US record deal with Beyond/BMG Records. According to guitarist Scott Ian, 'the deal's done. Amazing. It only took, like, 15 months. Now we just have to hope they don't go out of business like Ignition [Records did]. We're going to get to work, finally, after [drummer] Charlie [Benante] gets back from ...

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Archive News Apr 25, 2001

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has responded to mounting criticism over his less-than-complimentary comments about the alleged MOTLEY CRUE split and the behind-the-scenes circumstances that led to ANTHRAX getting thrown off the Maximum Rock tour (also featuring the CRUE and MEGADETH) last summer.

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Here is Mustaine's response in its entirety:

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'First, let me say ...

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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 Apr 17, 2001

BIOHAZARD and GRAVITY KILLS have both officially signed with Sanctuary Records, according to informed sources.

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BIOHAZARD's upcoming album, Uncivilization, is presently scheduled for a June 25th European release through SPV / Steamhammer Records, and it is expected that Sanctuary will attempt to issue the CD in the US as close to that date as ...

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Archive News Apr 16, 2001

In the June 2001 issue of Guitar World magazine, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine reveals the 'real' reason ANTHRAX was thrown off last summer's Maximum Rock tour, which was headlined by MOTLEY CRUE and also featured MEGADETH on the bill.

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According to Mustaine, 'when we first starting seeing low ticket sales and the tour began ...

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Archive News Apr 12, 2001 - update 1

JUDAS PRIEST have posted the following message on their official web site explaining the decision to hold off the release of the group's upcoming Demolition CD until July:

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“The reason the release of the new album Demolition has been held until July is because the USA need approximately 2 or ...

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Archive News Apr 10, 2001 - update 1

METALLICA and THE DEFTONES were among the winners at the first ESPN Action Sports &amp Music Awards, held on Saturday (April 7th) at the Universal Amphitheatre. METALLICA took home the 'Artist Contribution Award' for 'raising the enjoyment of action sports,” while THE DEFTONES were voted 'Artist of the Year' by BMX riders.

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Archive News Apr 07, 2001

More information has surfaced about METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's unexpected appearance at the GODSMACK concert at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Wednesday night (April 4th). According to an eyewitness account posted on Encyclopedia Metallica, “At the end [of the regular set], when GODSMACK left, all the fans were still on their feet, requesting an ...

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Archive News Mar 25, 2001

SLIPKNOT have been forced to push back the mixing sessions for their upcoming studio effort, rumored to be titled Iowa, by a full week due to producer/mixer Andy Wallace running behind schedule while mixing the debut effort from PUDDLE OF MUDD, one of the first groups signed to Fred Durst's Flaweless Records label. SLIPKNOT will ...

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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 19, 2001

In what has to be one of the more bizarre pairings we have heard about in quite some time, Sweden's ENTOMBED have apparently agreed to put on a string of performances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm as part of a show called Unreal Estate, with the band doing a 45-minute set of brand ...

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Archive News Mar 14, 2001 - update 2

VISION OF DISORDER recorded 15 new songs in total during the recording sessions for their upcoming new album From Bliss To Devastation. Of all the songs that were recorded, only a dozen are expected to show up on the release, which is due out through TVT Records on June 26th. The band is currently mixing ...

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Archive News Mar 12, 2001 - update 2

Colorado's JAG PANZER are due to release their newest studio effort, Mechanized Warfare, through Century Media Records during the summer. The group have once again worked with producer Jim Morris. Tentative song titles include: 'The Tarmac' and 'Froze In Fear'.


DIO will be joining forces with RATT and ALICE COOPER for a European tour.

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Archive News Mar 11, 2001 - update 1

CONTROL DENIED are presently recording a double-album at Morrisound Studios in Tampa with producer Jim Morris. The as-yet-untitled effort will be released later in the year.


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ENTOMBED have entered Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden to record their seventh studio album, tentatively titled Morning Star. 12 songs are being recorded with producers Nico Elgstrand and ...

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Archive News Mar 10, 2001

Ex-WHITE LION / FREAK OF NATURE vocalist Mike Tramp has reportedly relocated to Tasmania, Australia and has just completed the recording of his new album, to be titled Don't Take My Rock N Roll. Self-produced and recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark (with the mix done in Los Angeles by WHITE LION / FREAK OF NATURE ...

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Archive News Mar 09, 2001 - update 3

Russ Anderson, the former vocalist for the late '80s thrash metal legends FORBIDDEN, has resurfaced in a 'straight-ahead rock'n'roll' outfit out of the San Francisco Bay Area by the name of PARKING LOT PROPHETS. More information on the group and their nine-song CD can be obtained via the band's official web site.


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ENGORGED have ...

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Archive News Mar 07, 2001 - update 1

Reunited NWOBHM legends JAGUAR are about to start work on a brand new studio album. Meanwhile, the band's label Neat Records are going to re-release JAGUAR's 1984 LP This Time on CD, in a package that will include no less than ten bonus tracks, among them the Jimmy Miller remixes of 'This Time' and 'Tear ...

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Archive News Mar 06, 2001 - update 3

Universal Pictures has decided not to release Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses after dubbing the film's final cut as 'far more intense than we could have possibly imagined,' according to Universal big shot Stacey Snider. 'When I looked at the cumulative effect of the entire film, it was clear that the best version of ...

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Archive News Mar 04, 2001 - update 1

New York 's DOG EAT DOG have been busy writing and rehearsing new material, and will be going into the studio at the end of March to start recording new songs for an as-yet-undetermined new label ('a major', according to bassist Dave Neabore) following the group's split with Roadrunner Records. Among the tracks set to ...

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Archive News Mar 02, 2001 - update 1

The reunited WILDHEARTS have been turned down for a slot at this year's Reading Festival. A petition is currently underway to try to persuade the festival's organizers 'to come to their senses'. You can sign it online here. When the sign count reaches a high enough level, the petition will be passed on to the ...

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