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STONE SOUR To Embark On Headlining Tour

STONE SOUR, featuring SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will be hitting the U.S. for a headline tour starting on September 27th and running through November 22nd. CHEVELLE and Roadrunner labelmates SINCH will be opening each show. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 27 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's Sep. 28 ...

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FEAR FACTORY Bassist Assumes Guitarist Role In Revamped Band

Christian Olde Wolbers, who handled the bass duties in FEAR FACTORY for the last nine years of the group's existence, has assumed the role of guitarist in the newly-revamped version of the band, which also includes drummer Raymond Herrera and vocalist Burton C. Bell, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. The trio — who are still contractually ...

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SEPULTURA: New Live Mp3 Posted Online

A full-length MP3 of the track "Roots Bloody Roots", taken from SEPULTURA's forthcoming Under A Pale Grey Sky live album, can be downloaded from this location. As previously reported, Under A Pale Grey Sky is a recorded document of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera ...

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MACHINE HEAD: No Confirmed Release Date For Live CD

Despite the fact that Roadrunner Records UK has announced a tentative release date of October 21st for MACHINE HEAD's as-yet-untitled live album, a spokesperson for the label's New York office has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET that no release date has yet been confirmed for the effort. Moreover, it is almost certain that several tracks performed during the ...

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SEPULTURA Set Release Dates For Live CD, DVD

SEPULTURA's forthcoming live CD, entitled Under A Pale Grey Sky, is scheduled for release on September 24th through Roadrunner Records. As previously reported, Under A Pale Grey Sky is a recorded document of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Pinto Jr. ...

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MACHINE HEAD Commence Mixing Live CD

MACHINE HEAD's as-yet-untitled live CD is currently being mixed by Colin Richardson and looks set to be completed by August 23rd, according to Roadrunner Records UK. An October 22nd release is expected. As reported here back on January 1st, the album was recorded at London's Brixton Academy on December 8th, 2001 and will ...

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COREY TAYLOR: I Was Getting Burnt Out On SLIPKNOT

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has admitted to Rolling Stone magazine that has was "really getting burnt out" with what he was doing with SLIPKNOT prior to the band's decision to embark on a lengthy hiatus to allow the individual members to pursue side projects. "I needed to get back to where I came from — ...

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MARILYN MANSON Makes Cameo Appearance In MURDERDOLLS Video

MARILYN MANSON makes a guest appearance in "Dead In Hollywood", the first video from MURDERDOLLS. MURDERDOLLS singer Wednesday 13 told Launch about the clip. "Actually, our guest star is Marilyn Manson. Manson. You know that guy? Marilyn Manson? Not Charles Manson. And so y'know, he has a role in it, which I can't reveal 'till ...

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SPINESHANK: Update From Drummer TOMMY DECKER

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's forthcoming third full-length album, entitled Violent Mood Swings: "I know its been an EXTREMELY long time since we posted on the status of the new album, and I would like to apologize for keeping you all ...

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DOPE Guitarist Quits To Join MURDERDOLLS

Guitarist Acey Slade is strongly rumored to have left DOPE in order to officially replace Tripp Eisen (STATIC-X) in MURDERDOLLS. Despite the fact that Eisen's official statement announcing his non-participation in the MURDERDOLLS' current US tour gave no indication that he was permanently leaving the band, Slade allegedly told several people attending MURDERDOLLS' performance at ...

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SLIPKNOT's JOEY JORDISON: New Stuff Is "Pretty Fucking Brutal"

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the group's forthcoming third full-length album, which the band will begin work on early next year for a late 2003 release through Roadrunner Records. According to Jordinson, SLIPKNOT have amassed material left over from the Iowa sessions as well as a host of new ...

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ILL NINO To Film Video During Special NYC Gig

Roadrunner Records recording artists ILL NINO will take a break from their hectic summer touring schedule to play a special New York City show at WWE's The World on July 31st. The low-ticket-price show will give fans a chance to appear in ILL NINO's latest video for the track "Unreal". DIECAST and 40 BELOW SUMMER ...

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SEPULTURA: Live CD Cover Artwork Posted Online

The cover artwork for SEPULTURA's forthcoming live CD, entitled Under A Pale Grey Sky, can be viewed at this location. A recorded document of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Pinto Jr. (bass), which took place at Brixton Academy ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE: No New Album Until 2003

TYPE O NEGATIVE have pushed back the tentative release date of their as-yet-untitled new album to early 2003, according to Roadrunner Records UK. As previously reported, TYPE O NEGATIVE are due to enter Systems 2 studios in Brooklyn, New York in the coming weeks to begin recording the follow-up to 1999's World Coming Down, which ...

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SEPULTURA Complete Demo Recordings For Upcoming EP

SEPULTURA have finished a pre-production recording of five cover tracks to be included on their upcoming mini-EP, which is scheduled to be tracked beginning on July 25th at Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil with producer Steve Evetts (i.e. EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE). An October release through an as-yet-undetermined label is expected. The following songs were ...

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SEPULTURA: Online Chat Scheduled

SEPULTURA will participate in an online chat at 11:00 PM GMT tonight, Wednesday, July 17th via the group's official web site at this location. In other news, you can view the cover for the group's upcoming Chaos DVD by clicking here. As previously reported, Chaos contains all three of SEPULTURA's VHS ...

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MURDERDOLLS: Another MP3 Posted Online

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have posted an MP3 of the track "Let's Go To War", taken from the group's forthcoming Beyond ...

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SEPULTURA: "Under A Pale Grey Sky" Final Track Listing Unveiled

SEPULTURA's forthcoming live album, Under A Pale Grey Sky, is set for a September 17th release through Roadrunner Records. A recorded document of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Pinto Jr. (bass), which took place at Brixton Academy in London on ...

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RAYMOND HERRERA: Life After FEAR FACTORY

Ex-FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera has spoken to Britain's Rock Sound magazine about life after FEAR FACTORY. "I'm very excited about the future," the drummer told the magazine. "There are so many avenues I can go down now that I'm no longer concentrating on FEAR FACTORY." These avenues have resulted in a workload ...

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PRONG Kicked Off DANZIG Tour, CHIMAIRA Added

CHIMAIRA have been added to the ongoing DANZIG US tour starting with tomorrow's date at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio. According to an official statement from the group, "the former direct support band [i.e. PRONG] was kicked off the tour, and we were asked to pick up the slot. After this tour ends we will be ...

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ETHER SEEDS Ink Deal With ROADRUNNER

ETHER SEEDS, featuring vocalist Dustin Lowery (the younger brother of SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery and STEREOMUD bassist Corey Lowery), former LIQUID GANG bassist Eric Nagy, guitarist Stephen Seals, and ex-CHLOROPHYLL drummer Billy Deputato, have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. Described as "'classic feeling' hard rock with beautifully melodic vocals," ETHER SEEDS are scheduled to ...

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STONE SOUR Debut Gets Pushed Up

STONE SOUR, the side project of SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root, have pushed up the release date of their self-titled debut album to August 27th through Roadrunner Records. In other news, the song "Bother" from the above-mentioned release (which also appears in slightly different form on the Spider-Man soundtrack) is currently ...

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