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OVERKILL Ink Deal With Spitfire Records

Veteran New York metallers OVERKILL have officially signed to Spitfire Records after releasing one album, Bloodletting, on the Metal-Is label, according to Digital Metal. Initial plans for OVERKILL are to issue a live album and DVD that's expected to follow in the footsteps of 1988's F.ck You EP and 1995's Wrecking Your Neck ...

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ASTRIAAL: New Album, 7" Appearances Planned

Australia's ASTRIAAL are currently writing the material for their forthcoming full-length CD, which is tentatively scheduled to be recorded in the winter, with Lachlan Mitchell engineering. In other news, ASTRIAAL are due to have their Summoning the Essence of Ancient Wisdom effort released on vinyl with four extra tracks via Norway's Mester Productions in early ...

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Former HANOI ROCKS Frontman Debuts New Band In Helsinki

Former HANOI ROCKS frontman MICHAEL MONROE debuted his new band at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday, January 12th and reportedly went down a storm with the capacity crowd. The MICHAEL MONROE group at Tavastia consisted of the following musicians: Michael Monroe lead vocals Kari "Lacu" Lahtinen drums Timpa Laine bass Costello guitar Pink Gibson ...

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Michael Schenker Announces NAMM Appearance

German axe hero Michael Schenker will be available for autographs next week while attending the Winter 2002 N.A.M.M. show in Anaheim, CA. Schenker will make the following appearances: Jan. 19 - ESP Booth @ 11:30 AM Jan. 19 - Peavey Booth @ 2:00 PM ...

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WINTER To Play Reunion Gig In May

Legendary New York death/doomsters WINTER will reportedly reunite for a May 3rd performance at North Six in Brooklyn, New York on a bill that will also include appearances by EVOKEN, SPIRIT CARAVAN, and one more act yet to be announced. ...

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PROBOT's Dave Grohl: Lemmy Is God!

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl (ex-NIRVANA) recently posted a message on the band's site describing the experience of working with MOTORHEAD mastermind Lemmy on a song called "Shake Your Blood", which will appear on an upcoming album by Grohl's metal side-project PROBOT. In his diary message, Grohl makes obvious his clear admiration for the rock'n'roll ...

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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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CANNIBAL CORPSE Offer Apology To German Fans!

CANNIBAL CORPSE have issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of their last show of the X-Mass Festivals at Alarm! in Zwickau, Germany (which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 22nd): “We are deeply sorry to all the fans that attended the X-Mass Fest show at Alarm! in Zwickau, Germany wanting to see ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To See Light Of Day In Early February!

The long-awaited collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, dubbed HTP (HUGHES TURNER PROJECT), will issue its debut CD in Japan on February 6th. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Devil's Road 02. You Can't Stop Rock'N'Roll 03. Missed Your Name ...

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MANMADEGOD Prepare To Unleash Debut Full-Length CD During May!

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have completed the recording process for their as-yet-untitled debut CD for American Recordings at Los Angeles' Ocean Studios and will enter the Sol 7 facility on January 2nd to begin mixing the effort, which is tentatively due to be released ...

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Supercharger - MACHINE HEAD

One of the year's most highly anticipated releases, MACHINE HEAD's Supercharger is a surprisingly diverse and defiantly "untrendy"-sounding effort that is likely to disappoint everyone who is expecting the Bay Area quartet to return to the ultra-testosterone-charged sounds of their first two albums, 1994's Burn My Eyes and 1997's The More Things Change.... While ...

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Astronomica - CRIMSON GLORY

Yet another in the long line of recently reunited '80s metal bands, CRIMSON GLORY have obviously responded to the increasing popularity of traditional heavy metal on the European continent by regrouping in an attempt to rekindle some of their former magic. The quintet's first album with vocalist Wade Black (who sounds like a younger David ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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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 29, 2001

Despite having just joined the ranks of Canada's ANNIHILATOR, former NEVERMORE axeman Curran Murphy has no intention of leaving his longtime outfit AGGRESSION CORE, which is currently in the process of recording its sophomore CD, according to a statement sent by the guitarist to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The upcoming CD, entitled Victim Or Enemy ...

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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 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 14, 2001

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, entered the studio on Monday, November 12th to finish up work on their long-awaited debut album, which is scheduled to emerge in early 2002 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Regular studio updates, posted by Dizzy, ...

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Archive News Nov 09, 2001

Former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske will make a guest appearance on several tracks on the upcoming album from ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch, it was announced yesterday. Although recent reports indicated that SYMPHONY X vocalist Russell Allen would be absent from the project's recording line-up following Grapow and ...

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Archive News Nov 06, 2001

Acclaimed rap/metal act STUCK MOJO will reunite for a New Year's Eve show in Atlanta—the first time the much-missed outfit will perform together on stage in a year and four months. According to guitarist Rich Ward, “I have spoken to [STUCK MOJO/420 MONKS frontman] Bonz and we have agreed to do ...

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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 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 15, 2001 - update 1

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy is presently recovering at his parents' home in Lakeland, Florida after undergoing surgery on September 17th to remove a pituitary tumor the size of two golf balls from his head, with which he was diagnosed in early September. In a lengthy telephone conversation with BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Murphy revealed that approximately ...

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Archive News Oct 11, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 2nd, Roadrunner Records have now officially confirmed the departure of drummer Joe Nunez from SOULFLY and have hinted at the possibility of original drummer Roy Mayorga returning to the fold, a move that was denied by Mayorga in a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET (as reported here on Tuesday, ...

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Archive News Oct 04, 2001

A minor riot erupted at the conclusion of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's headlining show in Porto Alegre, Brazil on Tuesday, October 2nd, causing the band to storm off the stage and leaving the group's equipment vulnerable to damage as a result of the angry crowd throwing objects in protest over the way the concert ended. Here ...

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