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DARKSIDE Split With Guitarist, Exchange Verbal Jabs

Austrian death metallers DARKSIDE have parted ways with bass player and founding member Peter Böhm shortly after the group's return from their European tour with MORTICIAN and CARNAL FORGE. Peter reportedly left the band because he felt DARKSIDE were “trapped in a musical one-way street and at a dead-end image wise,” according to DARKSIDE's official ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER Added To Jagermeister Music Tour

New York's 40 BELOW SUMMER have been added to the upcoming Jagermeister Music US tour, which also features DROWNING POOL, COAL CHAMBER and ILL NINO. 40 BELOW SUMMER will open the festivities at the following venues: Mar. 08 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Mar. 09 - Boynton Beach, FL @ Ovation Mar. 10 ...

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KAMELOT European Tour Recap

KAMELOT guitarist/mainman Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message after the completion of the group's recent European tour with AXXIS: "Hello Knights! We are back at home after 14 hours of flights and high security and I am reflecting on the last 4 weeks. I will try to have a more detailed journal soon but ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: I Miss ALICE IN CHAINS

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has recently indicated that his forthcoming second solo album, entitled Degradation Trip, sounds unlike any other record I have ever done. It's probably one of the heaviest records I have put out including ALICE. Scheduled for an early summer release, Degradation Trip is the follow-up to 1998's Boggy ...

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TO/DIE/FOR: Is It All Over?

Someone claiming to be Jape Perätalo, the frontman of the acclaimed Finnish act TO/DIE/FOR, has posted a message via the group's official message board announcing the band's imminent split due to “business” reasons and vowing to carry on in a as-yet-unnamed new project together with NEW DAWN FOUNDATION members Juppe and Santtu. After the above-mentioned ...

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COLD Album Cover Contributions Requested

COLD have set Year Of The Spider as the title of their forthcoming third full-length effort, which is expected out before the end of the year through Flip/Geffen Records. The album cover will consist of pictures of COLD-related tattoos, so if you have a COLD-related tattoo, send pictures of it to this addess: COLD Tattoo ...

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SPIDERS & SNAKES (I Don't Like)

SPIDERS & SNAKES founding members Lizzie Grey and Timothy Jay are currently locked up in their rehearsal studio in downtown Hollywood, CA writing and arranging 13 brand new songs to be recorded with veteran L.A. producer Dino Maddalone for an upcoming album entitled Spiders & Snakes (I Don't Like). Their first album in nearly two ...

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TURA SATANA One-Off Reunion This Friday!

TURA SATANA will stage a one-off reunion at the stroke of midnight at the January 18th show of MY RUIN (featuring former TURA SATANA frontwoman Tairrie B) at the Troubadour in Hollywood. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are SINDER, HOTWIRE, M PURE, and GLITCH. ...

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KONKHRA/DAEMON Update From Lundemark

KONKHRA/DAEMON mainman Anders Lundemark has offered the following update on the two bands' current status via KONKHRA's official web site at www.konkhra.com: [On KONKHRA] “Well, Johnny [Nielsen, drums] and Kim [Mathiesen, guitars] got back in the band, so now we are intact in our old line-up. We had some differences in the past ...

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B.A.C.K. - ARTILLERY

Once at the forefront of the then-burgeoning thrash metal scene, Denmark's ARTILLERY never quite managed to live up to its commercial and musical expectations, with the band splitting up shortly after the lackluster performance of its third studio album, By Inheritance, in 1991. Freshly reunited, vocalist Flemming Ronsdorf (whose vocal style is as much of ...

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Archive News Dec 06, 2001

The “MAJOR announcement” regarding the band's guitarist search that LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst had promised to make via his appearance by phone on yesterday's Total Request Live had turned out to be not much of an announcement at all. Besides plugging the group's new remix album, entitled New Old Songs, Durst ...

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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 26, 2001

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be joining former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno on stage as a very special guest at the latter's headlining appearance at the Manifesto Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 11th. Kisser will reportedly perform with Di'Anno at the first show of the singer's three-night stint ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Oct 30, 2001

ANTHRAX are rumored to be making an appearance on the Late Night With Jay Leno show this Wednesday, October 31st. In other ANTHRAX-related news, check out this humorous article from Lincoln Journal Star about an ANTHRAX fan whose “ANTHRAX” license plates have gotten him a heap of negative reactions from irate motorists ...

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Archive News Oct 26, 2001

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have officially confirmed the departure of drummer Sven Vormann, a move that was first reported here back on October 22nd. A replacement skinsman has already been found, but his identity has yet to be revealed. More details will be forthcoming in the next few days.


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Archive News Oct 12, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has sensationally announced that he would happily work with METALLICA again in the future, despite walking out on the group earlier this year. Newsted cited 'private and personal reasons, and the physical damage I have done to myself over the years while playing the music that I love' as ...

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Archive News Aug 22, 2001

As exclusively reported here yesterday, HELLOWEEN have now officially confirmed the departures of lead guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch from the group's ranks. In a posting on the message board of HELLOWEEN's official web site last night, webmaster Tony offered the following statement on the matter: “Well…not much to tell you ...

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Archive News Aug 13, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 vocalist/mainman Spider One has confirmed that the group's previously announced headlining tour (which was also set to include SALIVA, MACHINE HEAD, STEREOMUD and HALFCOCKED) has been cancelled and that the release date of their Anyone For Doomsday? CD has been pushed back to early 2002, but has rejected any implication that the ...

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Archive News Aug 02, 2001

ROB ZOMBIE is scheduled to enter the Jim Henson Studios on Saturday, August 4th to record with a 30-piece orchestra for an as-yet-unspecified track on the singer's forthcoming follow-up to 1998's Hellbilly Deluxe CD, which is due to be released on October 30th through Geffen Records. As previously reported, a host of guests are ...

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Archive News Jul 11, 2001

ANTHRAX have announced plans to record a live album at the October 3rd Chicago stop on their upcoming US tour as the support act for JUDAS PRIEST for a late November release through Beyond/BMG Records. According to guitarist Scott Ian, “We've heard your prayers and are answering them. So many of you have ...

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Archive News Jun 30, 2001

According to a reliable source close to the VOIVOD camp, the recording line-up for the group's upcoming studio album will include former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and returning original frontman Snake (aka Denis Belanger) alongside founding members Away (aka Michel Langevin drums) and Piggy (Denis D'Amour guitars). A strong possibility also exists that ...

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Archive News May 25, 2001

ANTHRAX has been officially confirmed as the new headliner of the Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. ANTHRAX joins EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, HEATHEN, DEATH ANGEL and other artists that are tentatively scheduled to perform at the 1,700-capacity Maritime Hall in San Francisco on Saturday, August ...

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Archive News May 14, 2001

In a recent interview with the UK's Kerrang! magazine, POWERMAN 5000 vocalist Spider talked about the musical and lyrical content of the group's forthcoming studio album, provisionally titled Anyone For Doomsday?, which is tentatively scheduled for a July 17th release through Dreamworks Records. Here are a few select quotes from the article:

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Archive News Apr 03, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted made his first 'official' public appearance since leaving the group on Sunday, April 1st when he took the stage at Ashkenaz in Berkeley, California with the MOSS BROTHERS, 12-year-old Reuben and 15-year-old Evan, to perform a number of songs from the MOSS BROTHERS debut CD and the upcoming follow-up effort, ...

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Archive News Mar 05, 2001 - update 3

DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM have completed work on their MCA Records debut, Orphan, which was produced by ex-SAIGON KICK guitarist/vocalist Jason Bieler (NONPOINT, SUNNY LEDFURD, SW1TCHED) and mixed by Bob Clearmountain. Tentatively scheduled for a June 19th release, Orphan will include the following tracks:

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01. Feel So Stupid (Table 9)

02. Live For The Moment

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