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INFERNAL COMBUSTION #26 Launched

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The newest issue of the more-or-less monthly metal parody webzine Infernal Combustion is online now at www.infernalcombustion.com. This issue may be the most controversial yet -- the hate mail has begun. Everything from MESHUGGAH's packaging to Jason Newsted's clout to Vince Neil's unpaid bar tab to Dave Williams' "friends" to ...

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NECROPHAGIA Mainman Speaks Out On PHILIP ANSELMO, Upcoming Projects

Despite rumors to the contrary, there is no bad blood between NECROPHAGIA mainman Killjoy (whose real name is believed to be Frank Pucci) and PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo over the demise of their joint label venture, Housecore/Baphomet Records, Killjoy revealed in an interview conducted with Korea's RockNew.com two weeks ago. "Philip is a great guy, ...

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EXHORDER To Show Signs Of Life?

The much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, may soon show signs of life, according to frontman Kyle Thomas. "I met with [EXHORDER guitarist] Vinnie LaBella recently, and after hearing the recordings of JONES'S LOUNGE [Kyle's collaboration with GREEN LEAF CULT's Dax Thieler, ...

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VOIVOD Set Tentative Release Date For Comeback CD

VOIVOD are tentatively planning on releasing their next studio effort on March 4th, 2003, according to former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, who will play bass on and co-produce the album. Vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin) and guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour) are currently composing and demoing the material for the ...

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SOILENT GREEN Drummer Joins JONES'S LOUNGE

New Orleans-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), have begun rehearsing with SOILENT GREEN drummer Tommy Buckley. However, "this is not an indication that Tommy is leaving SOILENT GREEN," stated Thomas. "It's merely a situation that presented itself. Tommy and I have been ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's '1000 Corpses' Finds Home At LIONS GATE FILMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles – Lions Gate Films has secured rights from Andy Gould of The Firm to musical superstar/filmmaker Rob Zombie's controversial horror film House of 1000 Corpses, it was announced today by Tom Ortenberg, president of Lions Gate Films Releasing. The film will be released theatrically in the first quarter of 2003. ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist To Release Much-Circulated Demos

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will be releasing a six-song split CD from two of his long-running projects — IR8 and SEXOTURICA — through his own Chophouse imprint, according to the label's web site. IR8's three-tracker, which was recorded in 1994, features Newsted, Tom Hunting of the Bay Area thrash band EXODUS and Canadian STRAPPING ...

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Ex-FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Produces New E-RACE Demo

Taft, California-based E-RACE (i.e. ELECTRONIC RACE) recently completed work on a new four-song demo, entitled The Electronic Race, with former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares in the producer's chair. The effort was tracked at Plan-A Studios in Los Angeles, California and was co-produced and engineered by PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC frontman Roman Marisak. At present, the ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Perform Rare PAPA WHEELIE Gig In San Francisco

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, will be the final band to play at Nadine's Wild Weekend on August 25th. The closing-night party will take place at San Francisco's Bottom ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: New Songs Have "Fighting Spirit"

The brand new issue of Rolling Stone magazine (issue #904, cover date: September 5, 2002) includes a short METALLICA studio report containing a few more details about the group's approach to the recording process for the band's much-anticipated new CD, tentatively due in early 2003. Among the topics covered in the article are the following: ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE Track Listing Unveiled

New Orleans-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jimmy Bower (DOWN, C.O.C., SUPERJOINT RITUAL, EYEHATEGOD) and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), have finalized the track listing for their debut full-length album, which was recently produced by former UGLY KID JOE guitarist Dave Fortman at Fortman's Balance Studio. It is ...

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WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit Album: Complete Track Listing Announced

SLAYER's Tom Araya, SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister and CLUTCH's Neil Fallon are the among the artists confirmed to appear on Rise Above, an album benefiting the convicted killers known as the West Memphis Three. Due on October 8th through Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 label via Sanctuary Records, the LP was spearheaded by Rollins and ...

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EXHORDER Frontman, DOWN/C.O.C. Drummer Join Forces In JONES'S LOUNGE

JONES'S LOUNGE is the name of a brand new studio project that includes in its ranks Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jimmy Bower (DOWN, C.O.C., SUPERJOINT RITUAL, EYEHATEGOD) and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS). An 11-song album was recently produced by former UGLY KID JOE guitarist Dave Fortman at Fortman's Balance ...

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VOIVOD In Process Of Recording New Demos

The current incarnation of VOIVOD—vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted—are in the process of recording demos for their much-anticipated new studio album, according to a July 9th posting on the web site of Newsted's Chophouse Records. "The quartet and ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY, ICE-T To Appear On WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit Album

MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister and ICE-T are the latest artists scheduled to contribute to an album benefiting the convicted killers known as the West Memphis Three. As previously reported, the as-yet-untitled LP is spearheaded by Henry Rollins and will feature guest vocalists singing tunes originally recorded by the hardcore veteran's previous band, BLACK FLAG. So far ...

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ECHO DRAIN Accuse JASON NEWSTED Of Cybersquatting

More details have emerged about the lawsuit filed by Dallas-based ECHO DRAIN against former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, his post-METALLICA band ECHOBRAIN, and Newsted's Chophouse Records over the two bands' similar-sounding names. In addition to alleging that fans are confusing the two groups and that some music fans believe that ECHO DRAIN stole the name ...

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SHADOWS FALL Complete Work On "The Art Of Balance"

Massachusetts-based quintet SHADOWS FALL, featuring new drummer Jason Bittner (formerly of STIGMATA and CRISIS), have completed work on their third full-length album, entitled The Art Of Balance, for a September 17th release through Century Media Records. Recorded at Planet Z studios with producer Zeuss (i.e. GOD FORBID, HATEBREED), The Art Of Balance will contain the ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Kid Sister Breaks Out On Her Own

Deborah Bonham, kid sister of the legendary LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham, has made her latest CD, entitled Old Hyde, available via Amazon.com. Featuring performances by Mick Fleetwood, Deborah's nephew Jason Bonham, Dougie Boyle (ex-ROBERT PLANT solo band), Robbie Blunt (ex-ROBERT PLANT solo band) and Robbie Mcintosh (ex-PRETENDERS/PAUL MCCARTNEY), the package comes with a three-song ...

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JASON NEWSTED Slapped With Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Over ECHOBRAIN Name

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, his post-METALLICA band ECHOBRAIN, and Newsted's Chophouse Records have been slapped with a trademark infringement lawsuit by Dallas-based ECHO DRAIN over the similar band name, according to Allstar. The suit, which was filed on June 11th in U.S. District Court, Central District of California, claims that ECHO DRAIN have made ...

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Former MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE, SOULSTORM Members Resurface In SCUZZY

Toronto's SCUZZY, featuring former members of MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE and SOULSTORM, are currently recording a debut EP of "heavy, riff-oriented songs with a classic stoner-type groove" that will be ready for release in the summer. Consisting of Jason Cuddy (vocals/guitar), Junior (lead guitar), Sean Garvey (bass), and John O (vocals, drums, and harmonica), SCUZZY have ...

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WATCHTOWER Guitarist In Finishing Stages Of New SPASTIC INK CD, Joins Texas Cover Band

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek has finally found a drummer to lay down the tracks for the last remaining tune, "A Chaotic Realization of Nothing Yet Misunderstood", for the long-awaited SPASTIC INK sophomore release, Ink Compatible. Originally scheduled to be handled by Jarzombek's brother Bobby (i.e. HALFORD), the drum parts on the above-mentioned track were ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: "West Memphis 3" Album Will Be A Monster!

HENRY ROLLINS has issued a press release detailing the conception of the West Memphis Three benefit album for the three young men—Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin—who were allegedly convicted unfairly of murder. The album—tentatively due in November—will reportedly consist of ROLLINS and his backing band, MOTHER SUPERIOR, covering classic BLACK FLAG songs, with ...

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JASON NEWSTED: METALLICA Will Crush Everybody's Head Again

Despite METALLICA's widely-publicized recent setbacks—which include the departure of bassist Jason Newsted and frontman James Hetfield's battle with alcoholism—the band are far from over and should not be counted out, according to Newsted. "Losing hope or doubting METALLICA, stuff like that? I don't see that as a wise move," the bassist is quoted as saying ...

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