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AGATHODAIMON Set Title, Release Date For New CD

German black metallers AGATHODAIMON have set "Darkened Days" as the working title for their fourth album, due on October 15 through Nuclear Blast Records. The band, who were recently joined by new bassist Darin "Eddie" Smith, will record the next album at Kohlekeller Studio with producer Kristian Kohlmannslehner. Says guitarist Sathonys: "We'll surely deliver an ...

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GODSMACK Guitarist: 'We're Getting Along Better Than Ever'

Aaron M. Fontana of Entertainment Today recently asked GODSMACK guitarist Tony Rambola how the members of the band were getting along and if they expected a big breakup in the near future. "Actually, we get along better now than we ever have," Rambola said. "We lived in a house together for five fucking months without ...

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Club Owners: GREAT WHITE Didn't Advise Us Of Pyrotechnics

The following is a statement released by Kathleen M. Hagerty, a lawyer representing the owners of The Station concert club, the site of Thursday night's tragic fire that killed at least 96 people: "[Thursday] night's fire and loss of life at The Station is an absolute tragedy which cannot be described by words. The owners ...

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NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE Reform, Prepare To Record

Finnish speed/thrash metal legends NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE have reformed and are set to enter the studio next month to begin work on a new album. The group's current lineup includes the original guitar duo — J. Kyrö and M. Jokikokko — who were responsible for composing all of the group's early material, plus former ETERNAL ...

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JIMI HENDRIX's Remains Moved

The remains of legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix have been moved from their initial site to a new elaborate memorial in the same burial ground, Greenwood Memorial Park and Cemetery, just outside Seattle, according to the AP. While the first grave site was marked only by a simple flat stone reading "Forever in Our Hearts ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Name New CD, Put Away Space Suits

POWERMAN 5000 have set "Transform" as the title for their recently-completed new studio album, due on May 20 through Dreamworks Records. An as-yet-undisclosed first single is scheduled to hit radio sometime in March. According to frontman Spider One, the CD will contain 12 brand new tracks and will include no reworked material from the scrapped ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: It's CRUNCH TIME Again!

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has posted the following update to the "Jump In The Studio" section of the band's official web site: "Not much to report today. Not much to report today??!! What the fuck kind of a site are we running here? Somebody give me some fucking information here. Oh..it is supposed to come ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Going Electronic On New CD

The forthcoming JANE'S ADDICTION album, "Hypersonic", will feature a musical direction that has been influenced in part by vocalist Perry Farrell's passion for electronic music. "I love to listen to and play electronic music but rock n' roll doesn't always go with electronic music," Farrell told Australia's Beat magazine. "It can if you have a ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Split With WARNER BROS.?

JANE'S ADDICTION have parted ways with Warner Bros. Records and are close to inking a new deal with a West Coast-based major label, according to Hits Daily Double. The band, who are now being officially managed by Sanctuary Artist Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER), recently completed work on their new studio ...

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METALLICA Sue METALLICA!!

The following article appeared in today's edition of The Edmonton Sun: Against its record label, MP3 swappers and even a French perfume company, the monster metal band METALLICA has been involved in many controversial legal battles. Now its sights are aimed at the Edmonton punk band called ... METALLICA. The California former heavy ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION To Go 'Hypersonic' In Early Summer

JANE'S ADDICTION are completing work on their new studio album, "Hypersonic", for an early summer release via Warner Bros. Records. The CD, the band's first proper studio set since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", is being produced by Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, LOU REED) at Henson Recording (formerly known as A&M Studios) in Los ...

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BITCH Reunite, Confirm Appearance At BANG YOUR HEAD 2003

Legendary '80s Californian act BITCH, fronted by Betsy "Bitch" Weiss, have reunited and will make their European live debut at the 2003 edition of Bang Your Head Festival on Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. "Back in the Eighties, Betsy Weiss [became] known as 'Pat Benatar's evil twin' and sang herself into metal's hall of ...

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Man Convicted In Killing Of Former KISS Guitarist's Ex-Wife

A Hartford Superior Court jury convicted Gregory McArthur of felony murder, manslaughter, larceny and kidnapping charges Friday in connection with the 1998 death of the ex-wife of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent and part-time escort AnnMarie Cusano, according to the Hartford Courant. But the jury acquitted McArthur of charges of murder, capital murder and robbery ...

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PAIN To Record Album Of Covers

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, are currently in the studio recording a full-length album of covers, due in the spring through Stockholm Records. Among the tracks that are set to be included on the effort are the band's (presumably) metallized versions of such mainstream selections as ...

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BURN SEASON Finish Tracking Debut

Jacksonville, Florida's BURN SEASON (formerly SMAKT DOWN) have finished tracking their Elektra Records debut at Hollywood, California's A&M Studios with producer Bob Marlette (HALFORD, BLACK SABBATH, SALIVA, ALICE COOPER) and are scheduled to begin mixing the effort in January with Tim Palmer (OZZY OSBOURNE, PEARL JAM, U2, THE CURE). An April/May release is expected. ...

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A Chaos Theory - SHADOWKEEP

A couple of years ago, SHADOWKEEP were apparently hailed within underground circles as one of the most promising English traditional bands on the block, accumulating plaudits and support slots (with DIO and HALFORD) alike. When you bear in mind though that much of this scene stinks like month-old kippers, it doesn't attest too much to ...

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AUDIOSLAVE, MUDVAYNE Debut In BILLBOARD's Top 20

AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut, featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members, has entered The Billboard 200 Pop Album chart at position No. 7 after selling 162,000 copies in its first week. SOUNDGARDEN's final studio release for A&M, 1996's "Down on the Upside", opened at No. 2 on sales of 176,000 units, ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Set Tentative Release Date For New Album

POWERMAN 5000 have reportedly set May 20, 2003 as the tentative release date through Dreamworks Records for their as-yet-untitled new album, which was recently completed at a Los Angeles studio with producer Joe Baressi (who had engineered the group's platinum 1999 album, "Tonight the Stars Revolt!"). The CD — the group's first with new bassist ...

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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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SPINESHANK Drummer Offers Studio Update

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "I just wanted to let you guys know what has been going on lately. We have been working 12 hours a day and things are moving along. We have 17 drum ...

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SPINESHANK: New Album Coming Out 'Better Than Expected'

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "I just wanted to let you know what the latest news on the recording is...We have laid down the drums to 15 tracks and I have 2 more to do today. ...

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SPINESHANK Prepare To Enter Studio

SPINESHANK will enter Hollywood's Henson Studios (formerly the legendary A&M Studios) on Monday, October 28 to begin recording their new CD, "Violent Mood Swings", with producer Gggarth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE). An early 2003 release through Roadrunner Records is expected. ...

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