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AGGRESSION To Reform, Unreleased LP To Finally See Light Of Day

Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe, former guitarist for the classic '80s Quebec-based "speed metal" act AGGRESSION, will reportedly relocate back to Montreal in January 2003 after a several-year stint in Vancouver with a view towards reforming the band with all-new members, according to manager Johnny Hart. More information on the group's new line-up and their musical direction ...

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SEPULTURA To Record EP Of Cover Songs

SEPULTURA are tentatively set to enter Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil during August to record a mini-CD consisting of five or six cover songs, to be released later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. At the moment, the plan is for the EP to be issued in Brazil only, ...

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SEPULTURA To Issue "Under A Pale Grey Sky" In August

SEPULTURA's forthcoming live album has been re-dubbed Under a Pale Grey Sky, according to Roadrunner Records, who are scheduled to issue the effort on August 27th. 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 ...

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NICKELBACK Frontman Launches 604 RECORDS

NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger has joined forces with NICKELBACK's longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin to form his very own record label. Dubbed 604 Records, the imprint's goal will be to "seek out and develop undiscovered talent in the music world not only in North America, but globally," according to an official press release. The label will ...

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DOWNTHESUN Officially Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Roadrunner Records have officially announced the signing of Kansas City's DOWNTHESUN. "Roadrunner has always signed the greatest bands," commented bassist Lance "Kuk" Collier. "Stuff that we grew up on, to some of the more recent bands." It was SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan that first caught wind of DOWNTHESUN, and he didn't have to look ...

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ROBERT FLYNN: "KERRY KING's Eaten So Many Cheeseburgers His Brain's Starting To Clog Up"

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has slammed SLAYER guitarist Kerry King over the latter's incessant public criticisms of MACHINE HEAD's recent recorded output during various interviews conducted by King over the last several months. In the latest diary entry posted at the group's official web site (www.machinehead1.com), Flynn makes it clear that whatever ...

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MURDERDOLLS Track Listing Unveiled

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 finalized the track listing for their debut album, entitled Beyond The Valley of The Murderdolls. It ...

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SLIPKNOT Side Project MP3 Posted Online

STONE SOUR, the side project of SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root, have posted an MP3 of the track "Get Inside" at this location. "Get Inside" comes off the group's self-titled debut, which is currently being mixed by Toby Wright and is set for a September 9th release through Roadrunner ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH: "I Have To Do What Needs To Be Done"

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's record label, Roadrunner Records, issued a statement earlier today acknowledging vocalist Jesse Leach's absence from the group's upcoming activities, but suggesting that this will be only a temporary arrangement and indicating that plans exist for the frontman to return to the band at a later date. "Due to personal issues and vocal strain, ...

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CANDIRIA Hits The Road, Radio Numbers Up

CANDIRIA is back on tour of the US, playing cities missed on their April headlining tour with BURNT BY THE SUN. This time, Roadrunner Records' 36 CRAZYFISTS are in tow, and the tour will cover the entire West Coast and Southwest. In the spirit of supporting local scenes across the country, CANDIRIA have directed local ...

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TWICE THE SUN: New Singer Needed

Miami, Florida's "alternative metal" act TWICE THE SUN have parted ways with singer James Partridge and are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties can call (305) 469-8500 or send an e-mail to [email protected] for more info. As previously reported, TWICE THE SUN recently inked a deal with Roadrunner Records as a joint signing between R2 ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE Demo More Material, Prepare To Record New CD

TYPE O NEGATIVE have finished demoing two more original compositions and an as-yet-undisclosed cover song for the group's forthcoming full-length album, tentatively due on October 29th through Roadrunner Records. The group had previously recorded nine songs during the pre-production process for the upcoming CD, among them "Nettie", "I Like Girls", "Valentine's Day", "I Need Love", ...

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SLIPKNOT Members To Unmask For New Video

SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root will remove their masks at the end of the month for a video shoot for "Get Inside", the first single from their side project, STONE SOUR, according to MTV.com. The video will be shot onstage on June 26th at the Los Angeles club Whisky A Go-Go. ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Step "Beyond The Valley" In Late Summer

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 re-dubbed their recently-completed debut album Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls. A late summer release through ...

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SPINESHANK To Get "Violent" In Late June

SPINESHANK will enter a Los Angeles studio on June 24th with producer Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, CRAZY TOWN) to begin tracking their third full-length album, entitled Violent Mood Swings, for a late 2002 release through Roadrunner Records. According to guitarist Mike Sarkisyan "the tittle track is brutal—probably the heaviest thing we've ever done… this ...

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MURDERDOLLS MP3 Available For Download

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 "Dead In Hollywood", taken from the group's forthcoming Right To ...

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SEPULTURA, MACHINE HEAD Live Albums Get The COLIN RICHARDSON Treatment

Veteran producer Colin Richardson (i.e. MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY) will commence the mixing process for SEPULTURA's forthcoming live CD, entitled Live At Brixton, on Monday, June 10th at a London studio for an August 26th release through Roadrunner Records. As previously reported, Live At Brixton captures the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of ...

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FEAR FACTORY's "Concrete" To Surface On July 30th

FEAR FACTORY may have recently passed on into heavy metal history following their latest album Digimortal, but the band's legacy lives on not only in their catalog, which includes the gold-certified Obsolete, but in the forthcoming release of their never-before heard album Concrete, produced by heavy music guru Ross Robinson. On July 30th, fans of ...

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SEPULTURA: Live CD, DVD Release Dates Announced

A live recording 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 December 16th, 1996, is tentatively scheduled to be released as a double CD under the title Live At Brixton ...

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TWICE THE SUN Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Miami, Florida's "alternative metal" act TWICE THE SUN have parted ways with drummer Tommy Garrett due to "creative differences". No replacement has yet been announced. As previously reported, TWICE THE SUN recently inked a deal with Roadrunner Records as a joint signing between R2 Publishing head Dave Bason (the man who brought THE STROKES to ...

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SOULFLY Pull Out Of UK's LOST WEEKEND Festival

Due to ongoing problems with the UK's Lost Weekend show in July, SOULFLY will no longer be appearing at the event. However, as consolation to their British fans, Max Cavalera and co. have announced a one-off London date at The Forum on July 10th. The Forum date will be the first chance for UK fans ...

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MURDERDOLLS: "Musical Equivalent Of Being Kicked In The Teeth"

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, are currently mixing their debut album at SR Audio studios in Des Moines, Iowa for a late ...

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FLOODGATE: Back From The Dead

New Orleans' FLOODGATE, featuring EXHORDER frontman Kyle Thomas, will resurface after a two-and-a-half-year period of dormancy to perform a headlining set at Zeppelin's in Metairie, Louisiana on Saturday, June 22nd. "Joining the band on drums will be EXHORDER's Chris Nail, who also was once the manager of FLOODGATE, and without whom we would not have ...

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SOULFLY's MAX CAVALERA: New Album Is Our Heaviest Yet

SOULFLY are scheduled to shoot a video for "Seek 'n' Strike", the first single off their upcoming 3 opus, later this month with director Nathan Cox (i.e. SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED). "I want to do something really different than everything else," mainman Max Cavalera told MTV.com. "A lot of my videos are band-oriented, and ...

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