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GORDIAN KNOT To Release 'Emergent' Next Month

The long awaited new GORDIAN KNOT album, "Emergent", will surface on Jan. 14, 2003 through Sensory Records. GORDIAN KNOT is the project of former CYNIC and current OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) bassist Sean Malone. "Emergent", the project's second album, will feature guest appearances by Bill Bruford (YES, KING CRIMSON), Jason Gobel (ex-CYNIC), Steve Hackett ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Drummer Breaks Wrist

PITCHSHIFTER drummer Jason Bowld has a broken wrist and will be enable to play the drums for the next few weeks. Jason, an ardent soccer player, sustained the injury during a recent match. "I have a cast on my arm and I can't play drums at all," Bowld said. "The cast comes off early January ...

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METALLICA To Play England's DONINGTON PARK

METALLICA are lining up a headlining show at Donington Park, U.K. on Jun. 1, 2003, Kerrang! magazine has reported. This would be the band's first U.K. appearance since they headlined the Big Day Out at Milton Keyes Bowl on Jul. 10, 1999. The show is rumored to be part of a six-week European tour, which ...

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REVENGE OF THE TRIADS Cease To Exist

REVENGE OF THE TRIADS, the project featuring Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY), Charlie Clouser (NINE INCH NAILS), Troy Van Leeuwen (A PERFECT CIRCLE), and Eddie Nappi (HANDSOME), has officially disbanded. The group, who were working on their debut album at the time of their split, were signed to "a bullshit record label called LMC Records ...

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METALLICA: More European Festival Appearances Announced

In addition to their appearance at Denmark's Roskilde Festival on Jun. 26, 2003, METALLICA have confirmed that they will perform at Rock Am Ring in Nürburgring, Germany and Rock Im Park in Nürnberg, Germany. The specific dates have not yet been determined, but the festivals take place Jun. 6-8, 2003. Save for a handful of ...

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VOIVOD Hit MTV News!

While in New York City last week mastering "The Multiverse", VOIVOD sat down with Iann Robinson from MTV to film interview footage for a news segment about former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted's involvement with the group. Scheduled air times for the segment are as follows (all times PST): MTV Thursday, Dec. 12: 3:50 a.m., 6:50 ...

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MISERY INDEX Prepare To Record Full-Length Debut

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — have posted the following update via their official web site: "Presently we are locked away in our basement writing songs ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE Finish Tracking Sophomore CD

Montreal's SLAVES ON DOPE have finished tracking their sophomore album in Boca Raton, Florida with producer Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, EARSHOT). The as-yet-untitled effort, which is due through Bieler Bros./MCA Records in the spring, will contain the following track listing: 01. Go 02. So Clear 03. Pattern 04. Drain Me 05. The Plan 06. ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN's Tribute To JASON BECKER: Details Unveiled!

More information has surfaced regarding former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's planned tribute to ex-DAVE LEE ROTH axeman Jason Becker. Friedman will be performing Becker's "End Of The Beginning" concerto with the San Francisco Community Center Orchestra And Chorus in San Francisco on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. 2003, according to Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Pay Orchestral Tribute To JASON BECKER

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will put on two live performances with an orchestra of ex-DAVE LEE ROTH axeman Jason Becker's work in San Francisco, California sometime next year. No further information is available at this time. Becker, who is suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) (a disease that affects the central nervous ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE To Make Live Debut

Louisiana-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), and Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN), will make their live debut on Thursday, Dec. 19 at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans. Joining them on the bill will be the BLACK SABBATH tribute band BLACK EARTH (featuring Kyle, ...

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METALLICA Launch Bassist Search: 'The Vibe Is The Most Important Thing'

METALLICA's search to replace bassist Jason Newsted officially got underway last week, the group have announced via their web site (www.metallica.com). The band, who split with Newsted in January 2001 following disagreements over Jason's then-side project ECHOBRAIN, had previously maintained that they would wait until they had finished the recordings for their new album before ...

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SOULFLY, AMEN, ONSIDEZERO Members Launch Side Project

MOTHRA, the new project featuring guitarist Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT, SOULFLY), bassist Tumor (ex-SNOT, AMEN), drummer Ray Mayorga (SOULFLY), guitarist Levon Sultanian (ONESIDEZERO), and vocalist Jason Radford (ONESIDEZERO), have posted three full-length MP3s at this location. The tracks available for download are as follows: 01. Nothing Left To Do 02. Burnt Offerings 03. So ...

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GODHEAD Ink Deal With REALITY ENTERTAINMENT

GODHEAD have signed an exclusive, worldwide deal with Reality Entertainment. The band — who were previously signed to MARILYN MANSON's Posthuman Records — are presently in the studio with producers Warren Croyle (who also heads up Reality) and partner Joe Floyd recording their sophomore CD for an early 2003 release. "We wanted to go with ...

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Former AMEN Guitarist Launches FIVE-O-CLOCK

Former AMEN guitarist Sonny Mayo has teamed up with former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan Dr Prume, vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones (ex-BUILT XL, last seen jamming with ex-FEAR FACTORY axeman Dino Cazares in his new project) and bassist Stevo Bruno in a new band called FIVE-O-CLOCK. The band, who are currently seeking a record deal, have ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Gets Action In The John

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Ozzy Osbourne's son, Jack, is 17. You'd think he could go to the bathroom by himself. Ozzy's demon seed was hanging out with pro skateboarder Jason Dill Sunday night at the new lower East Side lounge Pianos. Also there was an ...

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VOIVOD: Three Days Away From Completing 'The Multiverse'

VOIVOD — vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and Jasonic (a.k.a. ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted) — are three days away from having completed the mixing process for the group's new album, "The Multiverse", at Sausalito, California's The Plant studios. The band, who recently withdrew from a ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE Ink New Record Deal

Montreal's SLAVES ON DOPE have signed a new deal with Bieler Bros./ MCA Records and are due to begin recording their sophomore album in Boca Raton, Florida with producer Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, EARSHOT). The as-yet-untitled CD is tentatively scheduled to be completed by the end of the year for a spring release. "After ...

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JASON NEWSTED: I Have Always Aspired To Play Bass In VOIVOD

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has admitted that he has harbored a secret desire to join the latter group for several years — long before his much-publicized split with Hetfield and co. in January 2001. "I guess, over the years at different times, it was always a secret, true aspiration to be ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'I Would Have Rejoined METALLICA'

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted would have rejoined the San Franciscan metal superstars "in a fucking heartbeat" had frontman James Hetfield invited him to contribute to METALLICA's eighth studio album. "James and I had a really good sit-down back in February this year," Newsted told Kerrang! "We hadn't seen each other in ...

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DAVE GROHL: I Should Play Drums For LED ZEPPELIN

Former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl believes that he should play drums on LED ZEPPELIN's much-rumored "reunion" tour. "Here's my new mission. LED ZEPPELIN is doing a reunion tour. John Paul Jones, Robert Plant. I gotta get that drumming gig. I gotta do it if Starkey [a.k.a. Zak Starkey, son of ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Record Bass Solo For New VOIVOD CD

VOIVOD's forthcoming album, "The Multiverse", will feature a bass solo by the group's newest addition, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jasonic). The following is Newsted's latest "VOIVOD Studio Diary" entry as it appears on the Chophouse Records web site: "Big day for me today. Lots of loud cool bass...full on distortion tones on every ...

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SATYRICON: No European Tour Until January

Norway's SATYRICON have abandoned plans to tour continental Europe at the end of this year and are currently planning on launching a full Euro trek in January/February. "We wanted to do the tour this year, but it proved itself impossible as the booking agent in charge was not capable of setting up a proper tour ...

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