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BLITZKRIEG To Unleash "Absolute Power"

Reunited NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG are finishing up the songwriting process for their new album, tentatively entitled Absolute Power, which is due to be issued during May/June. The group's current line-up consists of: Brian Ross - Vocals Tony J.Liddle - Guitar Paul Nesbitt - Guitar Andy Galloway - Bass Phil Brewis - Drums Among the song ...

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BRUJERIA Go "Cyko"

BRUJERIA guitarist Asesino (i.e. FEAR FACTORY's Dino Cazares) will shortly be issuing the first in a series of 13 BRUJERIADEMONIACO” project records, which will see each DEMONIACO CD spearheaded by a different member of BRUJERIA. Apparently, the bands formed for these projects will take the name of the member in charge of each DEMONIACO ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Issue

Progressive metal/fusion triumvirate COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE), bassist Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ULI JON ROTH), and drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH), have inked a deal with Dutch-based Mascot Records for the release of their sophomore album, Squadrophenia, due out in March. Recorded at Jeff Kollman's Crumb Studios in Granada ...

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MacAlpine Gets In The RING

RING OF FIRE, the new band of former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Mark Boals, have parted ways with guitarist George Bellas due to the latter's inability to “fulfill the requirements of the band," according to a statement from Boals. In Bellas' place, RING OF FIRE have enlisted legendary axeman Tony MacAlpine, who will join the group ...

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CRISIS Become SKULLSICK NATION

After nearly a decade on the scene, Los Angeles-based, female-fronted metallers CRISIS have changed their name to SKULLSICK NATION. According to guitarist Jwyanza, the name change is due to the fact that "the band has just gone through so many changes over the last four years since [we put out our last CD] The Hollowing ...

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DAVID COVERDALE Continues Work On Upcoming Solo CD

Former DEEP PURPLE/WHITESNAKE frontman DAVID COVERDALE has posted the following update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for his upcoming solo CD, the singer's first since 2000's Into The Light: “I have more than 20 songs to actually turn into 'songs', as opposed to 'instrumentals'...actually, closer to 30, [including] some [Into The Light] stuff ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Frontman Lines Up Projects Galore!

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin is in Italy at the moment completing work on the new THE CAGE CD, tentatively entitled Poison Roses, which is due to be released in the spring. Martin will then fly to New York to sing on the new RONDINELLI CD (also featuring former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Goes Solo, Band Offer Studio Previews!

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has begun recording his first solo album, which will most likely have nine tracks and include the three new songs John performed during the G3 tour ("Jaws of Life", "Damage Control" and "Glasgow Kiss"). Other musicians performing on the CD will be Dave LaRue (i.e. DIXIE DREGS, PLANET X) on ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Men To Release New Music!

RONDINELLI, featuring former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE OYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ex-SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, former SABBATH frontman Tony Martin and guitarist Teddy Rondinelli, will issue their as-yet-untitled sophomore album through MTM Music in early 2002. The group's 1996 debut effort, entitled War Dance, was recorded in 1985 and featured the vocal services ...

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Entrance - LION'S SHARE

Although an early incarnation of LION'S SHARE existed as early as the late Eighties, it wasn't until the release of the group's 1994 self-titled debut that the band truly came into their own in musical terms, having abandoned their AOR-inspired songwriting efforts in favor of a more progressive, heavier approach. Over the course of two ...

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Iommi - TONY IOMMI

When your name is Tony Iommi, virtually every metal musician will practically bend over backwards to collaborate with you in any way that they can, so it only follows that the list of guest stars appearing on this CD is a rather impressive one. Featuring ten songs and contributions from the likes of PANTERA's Phillip ...

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Afterlife - NOCTURNAL RITES

One of the most pleasant surprises of the year. NOCTURNAL RITES' fourth studio album is a virtual power metal masterpiece, featuring 10 songs of classy, melodic hard rock that can best be described as a cross between the Tony Martin-era BLACK SABBATH and early HELOWEEN. The bulk of the improvement can be attributed directly to ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 28, 2001

SOULFLY are scheduled to perform at Salon 21 in Mexico City, Mexico on December 15th. Additional South American dates, including a possible Santiago, Chile gig on December 13th, will be announced shortly.


An MP3 file of the track “The Storm”, taken from KING DIAMOND's upcoming Abigail Part ...

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Archive News Nov 23, 2001

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR will be recording a live CD and DVD on their upcoming European tour, according to an official statement posted at the group's web site. The album will reportedly include 24 songs from all periods of KREATOR's history, while the DVD will contain one professionally-recorded, full-length live concert, as ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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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 Sep 26, 2001

Rumors of an imminent reunion of the most celebrated line-up of Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS were given new life recently when former vocalist Messiah Marcolin took the stage with a CANDLEMASS cover band in Gothenburg, Sweden to perform five songs with the group while dressed in full monk regalia that had been become the singer's ...

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Archive News Sep 17, 2001 - update 2

Sweden's MARDUK have announced the updated itinerary for their upcoming American trek. The dates are as follows:

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Oct. 05 - Aurora, IL @ Riley's

Oct. 06 - St Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl

Oct. 07 - St Paul, MN @ The Lab

Oct. 09 ...

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Archive News Sep 17, 2001 - update 1

SLAYER will reportedly carry on with their planned appearance at the revised dates on the upcoming European Tattoo The Planet tour, following PANTERA and STATIC-X's decision to pull out of the trek. According to reports, SLAYER will head to Europe early next week to belatedly kick off the tour on Tuesday, September 18th in ...

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Archive News Sep 14, 2001 - update 2

FEAR FACTORY's Raymond Herrera speaks out: “What has happened here in the U.S. is a real tragedy to say the least, I have been lucky enough not to have any friends that I know of yet, that were in the flights that were taken over or in the World Trade Center buildings at the ...

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Archive News Sep 07, 2001

It's official!!! As first reported here on June 30th (another BLABBERMOUTH.NET worldwide exclusive that we have to pat ourselves on the back for), VOIVOD have finally confirmed the return of original vocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger) and addition of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted to the group's current recording line-up, which is completed by ...

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Archive News Aug 23, 2001

The revamped SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger (formerly of SOLINGER), have nearly completed work on their upcoming CD, tentatively titled Thick Is The Skin, which is due to be released through an as-yet-undetermined label later in the year. Apparently, several songs have yet to be mixed and other packaging-related issues have to ...

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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 10, 2001 - update 2

Here is the full track listing for the upcoming third full-length CD from Finland's H.I.M. (His Infernal Majesty), entitled Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights, which is due to be issued in Europe via Supersonic/G.U.N. Records on August 27th:

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01. Salt In Our Wounds

02. Heartache Every Moment

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Archive News Aug 01, 2001

According to his official web site, former JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Rob Halford will be putting on a 'special live TV performance' tonight (August 1st, 8-11 PM New York time) at the MTV20: Live and Amost Legal birthday celebrations in New York. Halford will reportedly be opening the show with a “surprise line-up” which has ...

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Archive News Jul 19, 2001

We might have made similar statements in the past, but we believe that we now have what appears to be the truly “final” track listing for MACHINE HEAD's upcoming Supercharger effort, which was produced by Johnny K (i.e. DISTURBED, SOIL, NO ONE) at Malibu's Indigo Ranch and Mad Dog Studios and mixed at Tarzana's ...

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Archive News Jul 16, 2001 - update 2

Unconfirmed reports indicate that IRON MAIDEN's representatives have finally completed their seemingly endless negotiations with McFarlane Toys (Todd McFarlane's toy company) to allow McFarlane to produce a line of Eddie figures, which are tentatively scheduled to be made available in 2002. According to sources, the toys are going to be the traditional McFarlane figures ...

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Archive News Jul 10, 2001 - update 1

An ardent and vocal MACHINE HEAD supporter during the group's early years, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has revealed to Sweden's Close-Up magazine that he has found MACHINE HEAD's latter-day recorded output less than inspiring, particularly as compared to newer acts such as SLIPKNOT and longtime King faves PANTERA. Here is Kerry's statement about MACHINE ...

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