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Former MACHINE HEAD Guitarist Joins ILL NINO!

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Ahrue Luster has officially joined ILL NINO as the replacement for recently departed axeman guitarist Marc Rizzo. Also newly appointed in the ILL NINO camp is percussionist Danny Couto (ex-POINT4HOPE/GOD IS I), who replaces Roger Vasquez. ILL NINO are currently mixing their sophomore release, "Confession", with Michael Barbiero (METALLICA, GUNS N' ...

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Former DEATH Guitarist Brings Out The Funk With JUNKIE RUSH

Former DEATH guitarist Bobby Koelble, whose virtuoso playing can be heard on the bands 1995 Roadrunner release "Symbolic", is now the vocalist/guitarist/songwriter for the Orlando-based JUNKIE RUSH. The band combine modern rock with elements of funk, reggae, Latin and world music, punctuated by world-class musicianship. Consisting of Koelble, Aaron O'Riley (bass), Abdias Garcia (drums) and ...

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SLIPKNOT's THE CLOWN Launches Side Project

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan has teamed up with vocalist Brandon Darner and guitarist/bassist Stevan Robinson in a new band called TO MY SURPRISE (formerly THE ORNGE). The project, whose musical direction is being described as "a hybrid of folk, '70s rock fuzz and schizophrenic grooves . . . [not a million miles removed from] ...

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PROBOT: A Tribute To Underground Metal

Former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl has confirmed to MTV.com that his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT will finally surface in early fall on Southern Lord Recordings. "It's not unlike [SANTANA's 'Supernatural'] record in that it really kick ass, but it's not the kind of thing that you'd expect," Grohl said of the album. "There's a ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist To Play On DEATH Tribute CD

SLIPKNOT's Paul Gray has reportedly expressed interest in contributing bass tracks to the upcoming DEATH tribute album currently being put together by former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist Brett Hoffmann and CKY guitarist Deron Miller. "James has told me that Paul wants to be involved," Deron told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Release 'Through The Ashes Of Empires' In October

MACHINE HEAD have set "Through The Ashes Of Empires" as the title of their fifth album, tentatively due in Europe on October 13 through Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Supercharger" will be recorded at Sharkbite studios in Oakland, California, with lead singer/guitarist Robert Flynn at the production helm along with additional assistance from Andy ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Cover Songs Posted Online

MACHINE HEAD's covers of METALLICA's "Battery", FAITH NO MORE's "Jizzlobber", and EXODUS' "Toxic Waltz" have been posted online in streaming Real Audio at this location. As previously reported, the members of the group's official forum were asked to list three songs that they would like to hear MACHINE HEAD cover, after which the ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE To Film Video This Weekend

TYPE O NEGATIVE will be filming a video this weekend for the track "I Don't Wanna Be Me", the lead-off cut from their upcoming "Life Is Killing Me" CD. The shoot will take place in Brooklyn and will be based on a treatment submitted by the group's guitarist Kenny Hickey. As previously reported, TYPE O ...

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COAL CHAMBER Finalize Track Listing For 'Giving The Devil His Due'

COAL CHAMBER have finalized the track listing for their upcoming B-sides/rarities album, "Giving The Devil His Due", due on July 29 through Roadrunner Records. According to an official statement from Roadrunner, "Giving The Devil His Due" is "not a traditional "B-sides album", but rather "a collection of songs that traces the sonic growth and breadth ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE: More Dates Announced

TYPE O NEGATIVE have announced more dates as part of their upcoming U.S. trek in support of "Life Is Killing Me", due on June 17 through Roadrunner Recods. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 25 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Jul. 26 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place Jul. 28 - New York, NY ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE: Venue Details Released

The venue details have been released for the forthcoming TYPE O NEGATIVE U.S. dates, the group's first in support of their upcoming "Life Is Killing Me" CD. They are as follows: Jul. 25 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Jul. 26 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place Jul. 28 - New York, NY @ Irving ...

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SPINESHANK Cancel European Tour

SPINESHANK have been forced to pull out of their European tour with CHIMAIRA after a bereavement in one member's family. A statement issued by their record label, Roadrunner, reads as follows: "One of the members of SPINESHANK is currently suffering bereavement due to the loss of a close family member, thus necessitating the cancellation of ...

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NICKELBACK's 'Silver Side Up' Certified Triple Platinum In The U.K.

NICKELBACK's "Silver Side Up" has officially been certified triple platinum in the U.K. for shipments in excess of 900,000 copies. "Silver Side Up" recently turned quintuple-platinum in the U.S. after shifting over five million units since its release in Sept. 2001. NICKELBACK are currently working on their new studio album for a fall 2003 release ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE: The Video Interview

A 12-minute video interview with TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman Peter Steele and drummer Johnny Kelly (courtesy of Metal Online) has been posted at this location. In other news, TYPE O NEGATIVE have revised the track listing for their upcoming CD, "Life Is Killing Me", due on June 17 through Roadrunner Records. The revised ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE Drummer To Cover LED ZEPPELIN In Brooklyn

TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly will perform with his LED ZEPPELIN cover band, EARL'S COURT, Saturday night (May 31) at Peggy's in Bay Ridge (Brooklyn), New York. As previously reported, TYPE O NEGATIVE will be playing a special FREE show at New York City's legendary CBGBs on Friday, June 13. Door will open at ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE To Play Free Show In New York City

TYPE O NEGATIVE will be playing a special FREE show at New York City's legendary CBGBs on Friday, June 13. Door will open at 7:00 p.m., and TYPE O will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Information on how to get tickets to this special concert will follow shortly. TYPE O NEGATIVE's new album, "Life ...

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SPINESHANK: New Live Photos Posted Online

SPINESHANK performed a headlining set at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, California on May 21. Check out live pictures here. SPINESHANK will release their new album, "Self-Destructive Pattern", on July 15 through Roadrunner Records. "Self Destructive Pattern" was produced by Garth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE, KITTIE) and was mixed by Jay ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE: New Song Posted Online

A brand new TYPE O NEGATIVE track, titled "I Don't Wanna Be Me", has been posted online at this location. "I Don't Wanna Be Me" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Life Is Killing Me", due on June 17 through Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 1999's "World Coming Down" was recorded at Brooklyn, ...

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MACHINE HEAD's FLYNN: 'JAMES HETFIELD Is All Class'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn says that one of the downsides of being in the public eye is the fact that he can't hang out and relax with friends at concerts without being perceived as arrogant by those who don't know him well enough to know differently. "Make no mistake about it, there have been ...

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36 CRAZYFISTS To Enter Studio At The End Of The Month

Alaska's 36 CRAZYFISTS are set to enter a Fort Lauderdale, Florida studio on May 28 to begin recording their sophomore album for a tentative fall release through Roadrunner Records. The band will be collaborating with producer James Wisner, who has worked with such post-hardcore acts as DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL and FURTHER SEEMS FOREVER. Veteran British knob-twiddler ...

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SLIPKNOT To Regroup In August, Early 2004 Release Expected

SLIPKNOT are due to regroup in August to continue work on their third album with producer Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER), according to NME.com. A release through Roadrunner Records is penciled for early 2004. In related news, MURDERDOLLS, who feature SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, will play an ...

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LAMB OF GOD Sign U.K. Record Deal with ROADRUNNER

LAMB OF GOD have signed a U.K. record deal with Roadrunner Records. The group's sophomore CD, "As The Palaces Burn", will be released through the label shortly. The follow-up to 2000's "New American Gospel" was recorded at Richmond, Virginia's Montana studios with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). ...

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FEAR FACTORY's HERRERA: We're Better Off Without DINO CAZARES

FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera has vowed to carry on with the group without co-founder Dino Cazares, saying that the guitarist "limited [FEAR FACTORY] more than progressed it" by refusing to allow new, fresh ideas to be introduced into the band's sound over the course of the group's 12-year existence. "One of the problems that ...

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Launches THE VAULT!

Roadrunner Records U.S. have launched a special section of their official web site called The Vault where you can buy digital files of all Roadrunner music — past and present, deleted and current. Check it out here. In conjunction with the site's launch, SLIPKNOT drummer/MUDERDOLLS guitarist and an avid Roadrunner aficionado Joey Jordison ...

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