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New CROWBAR Album To Be Produced By PANTERA Bassist

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR, the long-running band founded by DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein, have set "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War" as the tentative title for their seventh studio album, tentatively due at the end of the year. "It's a title I've had for years," Windstein explained in a recent online posting. ...

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SEVENDUST Finish Tracking Five Songs For New CD

SEVENDUST have finished tracking the first five songs at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios for the group's upcoming album, tentatively due in September through TVT Records. The group and producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71) hope to wrap up the CD by June 7, after which the band will embark on a promotional tour that may include ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says He Will No Longer Buy PEARL JAM Albums Following VEDDER's Anti-BUSH Outburst

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told Insight magazine that if fellow rock performers continue to do outrageous politically-charged things such as stabbing a Bush mask onstage, they should expect their record sales to go down. "I don't think everybody that booed will stop buying PEARL JAM records or going to PEARL JAM concerts," Gene said ...

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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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SOULFLY Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA 2003 Festival

SOULFLY are the latest act confirmed to appear at Finland's Tuska 2003 festival, set to take place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki. The complete list of groups currently scheduled to perform at the event is as follows: TYPE O NEGATIVE MINISTRY CHILDREN OF BODOM STRATOVARIUS SOULFLY TIMO RAUTIAINEN & ...

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EXODUS: Studio-Bound!

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will enter Prairie Sun studios (web site) in Cotati, California on May 23 with producer Andy Sneap (SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, MACHINE HEAD) to begin recording their new album, "Tempo Of The Damned", for a late 2003 release. The long-awaited follow-up to 1992's "Force Of Habit" ...

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MERCYFUL FATE, ARCH ENEMY Members Join Forces In FIREGOD

Guitarist Mike Wead (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND) has teamed up with longtime friends Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, DREAM EVIL, NOTRE DAME), Sharlee D'Angelo (MERCYFUL FATE, ARCH ENEMY, WITCHERY) and Simon Johansson (MEMORY GARDEN, ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA) in a brand new band called FIREGOD. A singer for the project has yet to be announced. "I'm more than ...

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'Headbanger's Ball' Comes Back To Life

The premiere edition of the resurrected "Headbanger's Ball" aired Saturday night (May 10) on MTV2. The first week's show was hosted by METALLICA and featured videos by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, GODSMACK, SUPERJOINT RITUAL and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, among others. The complete playlist for last night's "Headbanger's Ball" was as follows: Hour 1: 01. METALLICA - One 02. ...

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420 MONKS To Make Radio Appearance

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, the band featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, will be appearing live on the Atlanta radio station 96.1 FM this Sunday, May 11. The show airs at 9:00 p.m. EST and can be streamed live ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Holland's FIELDS OF ROCK Festival

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are the latest addition to the Fields of Rock festival, which is set to take place on June 15 at Goffertpark Fields in Nijmegen, Holland. Other artists set to appear at the event include METALLICA, LIMP BIZKIT, DEFTONES, MARILYN MANSON, DISTURBED, MUDVAYNE, MINISTRY, STONE SOUR, NILE, OPETH, PRONG, SUBWAY TO SALLY and ...

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ARCH ENEMY To Release 'Anthems Of Rebellion' In August

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY have set "Anthems Of Rebellion" as the title for their forthcoming effort, tentatively due on Aug. 26 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Wages Of Sin" will be released in Japan on July 23 through Toy's Factory Records. Says guitarist Michael Amott: "There is a thread of ANTI-establishment and REBELLION ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Record BBC Session

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, the band featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, recently entered BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios and recorded a session for the Radio One "Friday Rock Show". The guys recorded new versions of "Beneath The Skin", "Young Man, Old Soul", "Mantra" and a storming cover of BACHMAN ...

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HATEBREED Begin Recording New Album

HATEBREED will enter Planet Z studios in Massachusetts today (April 28) to begin tracking their new album for a tentative September release through Republic/Universal Records. The band have reportedly penned over 20 songs for the follow-up to last year's "Perseverance" and will record 15-17 of them over the next month with producer Zeuss (SHADOWS FALL, ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Shorten Album Title

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, have apparently had a change of heart and have shortened the projected title to their sophomore CD to "A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred" from the originally announced "Striking Fear Into The Enemy: A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred". The follow-up to last ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Name New Album

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, have set "Striking Fear Into The Enemy: A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred" as the title for their sophomore full-length effort, due in July through Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to last year's "Use Once And Destroy", which was recorded earlier this spring, is ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: Swedish Dates Cancelled!

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, the band featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, have been forced to cancel their previously announced Swedish dates "due to reasons beyond our control," according to the group's official web site. "We are looking to reschedule Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo at a later date — we ...

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SOULFLY Cancel Dates Due To 'Weather Conditions'

SOULFLY were forced to cancel their gigs in Sparks, Nevada and Salt Lake City, Utah on April 14-15 "due to weather situations," according to the group's official web site. Both dates will be rescheduled. SOULFLY are in the middle of a U.S. tour with E-TOWN CONCRETE and SWORN ENEMY. ...

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NIGHTRAGE: MP3 Posted Online

A NIGHTRAGE track called "The Tremor" has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "The Tremor" comes off the group's debut album, "Sweet Vengeance", due in Europe on June 30 through Century Media Records. Release dates for North America and Japan will be announced shortly. NIGHTRAGE is the brand new Swedish ...

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NIGHTRAGE Finalize Track Listing For Debut Album

NIGHTRAGE, a brand new Swedish melodic death "supergroup" consisting of drummer Per M. Jensen (THE HAUNTED, INVOCATOR), melodic vocalist Tom S. Englund (EVERGREY), main vocalist Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES, THE CROWN, guitarist Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND), guitarist Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION), and bassist Brice Leclercq, have finalized the track listing for their debut album, ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

FINNTROLL are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE TALISMAN WISHBONE ASH DEMON ...

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PAUL DI'ANNO Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

Former IRON MAIDEN frontman PAUL DI'ANNO and his band KILLERS are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO ...

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THE FALLEN Replace Drummer

Metal Blade Records recording artists THE FALLEN have parted ways with drummer Max Wolff and have replaced him with John Skaare. "The switch in drummers is based purely on geographical reasons," reads a statement on the group's official web site. "Max lives in Phoenix and will continue to pursue his musical goals out there." THE ...

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