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NICKELBACK Pass Two-Million Mark In Europe

NICKELBACK's "Silver Side Up" CD has passed the two-million mark in albums shipped in Europe, according to the band's label, Roadrunner Records. Meanwhile, the album is said to be approaching five-million copies sold in the U.S., where the group's previous album, "The State", was awarded gold status (500,000 copies shipped). ...

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DEATHRIDE Name Debut, Prepare To Record

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have set "Swinging The Dead" as the title for their forthcoming debut album, tentatively due in July through Roadrunner Records. "We start preproduction [with producer Ross Hogarth] sometime around January 12th to the 15th," Fafara says in an official statement. "We will begin the ...

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SLIPKNOT's 'Disasterpieces' Nearing Platinum Status

SLIPKNOT's "Disasterpieces" DVD debuted last month at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Video Chart and is rapidly approaching platinum-shipment status (100,000 copies), according to the band's label, Roadrunner Records. The Des Moines, Iowa-based nine-piece, whose last album, "Iowa", came out in August 2001, are slated to reconvene next month to begin working on their third ...

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DEATHRIDE Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. The group — whose lineup is completed by Dragon (guitar), Shak (bass), Sleeper (guitar), and Junk (drums) — will enter the studio early next year with producer Ross Hogarth (COAL CHAMBER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, FASTER PUSSYCAT) to begin ...

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Classic ROADRUNNER Albums To Be Reissued!

DISINCARNATE's acclaimed full-length debut, "Dreams Of The Carrion Kind", and CYNIC's ground-breaking first (and only) effort, "Focus", are two of the previously-deleted classic albums that are being reissued by Roadrunner Records Japan on Dec. 18. The complete list of albums being re-released is as follows: 01. OBITUARY - Slowly We Rot 02. OBITUARY - Cause ...

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SEPULTURA Start Pre-Production For New CD

SEPULTURA have begun pre-production for their next studio CD with producer Steve Evetts (EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE). The band, who have just issued a brand new EP, "Revolusongs", in Brazil, are said to be in the process of demoing 12 new songs for the as-yet-untitled effort, tentatively due in late spring. The follow-up to last year's ...

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SLIPKNOT To Begin Work On New CD In January

SLIPKNOT will begin work on the follow-up to their 2001 breakthrough album, "Iowa", in January. The as-yet-untitled CD, which will be produced by Rick Rubin (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), is tentatively scheduled to be recorded in the spring for a late summer/early fall release through Roadrunner Records. STONE SOUR, the ...

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MACHINE HEAD Name Live Album, Finalize Track Listing

MACHINE HEAD have set "Hellalive" as the title for their forthcoming live album, due in early 2003 through Roadrunner Records. "Hellalive" was mixed by Colin Richardson at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England and is due to be mastered on Friday, Dec. 13. The album, which was originally set to contain material recorded solely at the ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Turns Down DROWNING POOL Audition

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn was one of the vocalists recently approached to audition for the DROWNING POOL singer slot left vacant by the death of Dave Williams. Flynn, who is not believed to be a DROWNING POOL fan, is said to have politely turned down the offer, citing his desire to carry on with ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Announce NYC Gig

DRY KILL LOGIC, currently unsigned following their split with Roadrunner Records, have announced a gig at The Village Underground in New York City on Friday, Dec. 6. Also appearing on the bill will be EYE COLOR ORANGE, BLIND HATE EXPERIMENT and THEOREM. ...

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SEPULTURA: Video Shoot Photos Posted Online

SEPULTURA began shooting the video for their rendition of U2's "Bullet The Blue Sky" — one of the cover tracks featured on their upcoming EP, "Revolusongs" — last Friday (Nov. 29) in São Paulo, Brazil. To view 32 photos taken at the video shoot, click here. "Revolusongs" is set to surface via FNM/Universal ...

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SEPULTURA To Film Video For U2 Cover

SEPULTURA will film a video for their version of U2's "Bullet The Blue Sky" on Saturday, Nov. 30 in São Paulo, Brazil. The track comes off the group's soon-to-be-released EP of covers, "Revolusongs", which is set to surface via FNM/Universal Records in Brazil, SPV/Steamhammer Records in Europe and JVC Records in Japan. The group are ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN: How I Assembled 'Disasterpieces'

SLIPKNOT percussionist/mastermind, Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown), recently explained how he went about assembling the band's "Disasterpieces" DVD, due Nov. 26 via Roadrunner. "I didn't really have an outline, because the first thing was, you know, let's check out what we have," he said. "So, I watched all the footage. I watched it all, man. I ...

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RUMBLEFISH Finish Recording Debut

Los Angeles-based RUMBLEFISH have finished recording their debut album, "Exit Highland", with producer Mudrock (GODSMACK, TRIK TURNER, POWERMAN 5000) for a March/April 2003 release through Roadrunner Records. The band, who recently signed a management deal with Bill Mcgathy/Cory Sheridan, will mix the album during December with Andy Wallace, who has previously worked with KORN, LIMP ...

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RED TAPE Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Sacramento's RED TAPE have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. It was a demo cut produced by ORGY guitarist Amir Derakh earlier this year that sealed the proverbial deal. . "We told him to make it bump like it was being played in a low-rider!" beams guitarist/mainman Jeff Jaworsky. Known for a caustic, extremely high-energy ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer Offers Studio Update

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "I just wanted to let you guys know what has been going on lately. We have been working 12 hours a day and things are moving along. We have 17 drum ...

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CHIMAIRA Set Release Date For Sophomore CD

CHIMAIRA have set Apr. 15, 2003 as the tentative release date through Roadrunner Records of the group's sophomore album, "The Impossibility Of Reason". The band are set to begin recording the CD at Cleveland's Spider Studios on Nov. 25 with SW1TCHED's Ben Schigel at the production helm. ...

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COAL CHAMBER Frontman Offers Update On Future Activities

COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara has posted a lengthy update on the band's official web site, addressing, among other things, the group's recent split with drummer Mike Cox, the release of an upcoming DVD and other future activities. The following is Dez's statement in its entirety: "OK, here's what's going on. Let's talk COAL CHAMBER ...

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HASTE video for 'Engine' added to MTV2 Rocks

Birmingham, Alabama's HASTE has had their video for "Engine" from "When Reason Sleeps" officially added to MTV2 Rocks. The video will make its debut this Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:00 p.m. EST. This is a huge accomplishment, as they have become the first Century Media band to ever make it into MTV2 Rocks. Filmed by ...

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SEPULTURA: 10 New Songs Ready To Go

SEPULTURA have completed rough versions of 10 new songs in instrumental form for their upcoming studio album, due in early 2003. According to the group's official web site, "last week they recorded a CD with 8 of [the songs] and they are using it to work on the lyrics... [Frontman] Derrick [Green] plays guitar in ...

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EARACHE & DEICIDE: A Match Made In Bloody Hell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Earache Records is proud to announce its newest signing: DEICIDE. Known the world over as one of the founding fathers of Death Metal, DEICIDE stand strong to this day as one of the most influential and controversial metal bands ever. With a relentlessly brutal sound and uncompromisingly blasphemous lyrics, DEICIDE set the ...

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SPINESHANK Prepare To Enter Studio

SPINESHANK will enter Hollywood's Henson Studios (formerly the legendary A&M Studios) on Monday, October 28 to begin recording their new CD, "Violent Mood Swings", with producer Gggarth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE). An early 2003 release through Roadrunner Records is expected. ...

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KYLE THOMAS Speaks Out On The PANTERA/EXHORDER 'Feud'

Vocalist Kyle Thomas of the much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, has spoken out about his group's alleged influence on the latter band the belief by some that PANTERA "ripped off" EXHORDER in order to attain their early major label success. "Although ...

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SLIPKNOT In Talks With RICK RUBIN To Produce Next CD

SLIPKNOT are in talks with Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER) to produce the band's next studio album, tentatively due in late 2003. It is not presently clear if Rubin has officially agreed to helm the project, which would mark the group's first studio collaboration with someone other than Ross ...

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SLIPKNOT Advance DVD Screening To Be Held In New York City

An advance screening (presented in 5.1 Surround Sound on a theatre-sized screen) of the upcoming SLIPKNOT DVD, Disasterpieces, will be held on Friday, November 1st, 2002, between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center (311 W34th St btw 8th and 9th, upstairs from the Hammmerstein Ballroom). The first 100 ...

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MACHINE HEAD Set Tentative Track Listing For Live Album

MACHINE HEAD's as-yet-untitled live album is tentatively scheduled to be mixed by Colin Richardson in November at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England for a January/February release through Roadrunner Records. The album, which was originally set to contain material recorded solely at the band's December 8th, 2001 show at the Brixton Academy in London, England, will ...

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