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DC4 Lens First Video From Debut CD

Los Angeles-based DC4, featuring ARMORED SAINT guitarist Jeff Duncan, shot a video for the track "Playing House", from the band's Rising Sun/Zomba release Volume 1, on Saturday, May 4th at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California. It was produced by Church Of Duncan Productions and directed by Marcus Martinez and Matt Duncan. Volume 1 was released ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Records New Material With PINK Producer

HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love is reportedly working with hot producer Linda Perry, formerly of 4 NON BLONDES and the brains behind PINK's Missundaztood, on new material. Courtney is said to have spent the last month in the studio with Linda as well as HOLE's Patty Schemel and producer Matt Wallace at the helm. It is ...

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V.O.D. Part Ways With TVT Records, Deny Band Split

V.O.D. have officially parted ways with TVT Records following the disappointing sales performance of the group's From Bliss To Devastation CD. However, contrary to recent rumors, the band have not broken up and will presumably regroup in the near future to begin demoing new material with a view toward landing another record deal. The members ...

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ENCHANT Part With Drummer, Complete Work On New CD

San Francisco Bay Area prog-rockers ENCHANT have amicably parted ways with drummer Paul Craddick and have replaced him with ex-CHAOS THEORY sticksman Sean Flanegan. According to guitarist Doug Ott, “Sean is an old friend from a band named CHAOS THEORY, DALI'S DILEMMA now, who left the band before the name change to pursue different styles ...

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Ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY Drummer Resurfaces In SUPERMASSIV

Former TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, ex-URANIUM 235 guitarist Matt Brown, and former URANIUM 235 vocalist Billy Kelly have joined forces in a new band called SUPERMASSIV, which is currently composing original material while seeking a permanent bassist to complete the group's line-up. For more information, visit SUPERMASSIV's official web site at ...

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EARTHTONE9 To Split Up Following London Show

Britain's EARTHTONE9, once considered to be among the country's brightest metal hopefuls, will be splitting up following their April 13th gig at The Garage in London. Here is a statement on the matter from guitarist Joe Roberts: As many people are already aware, the future of EARTHTONE9 has been hanging in the balance for a ...

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THE CULT's BILLY MORRISON: We Have Not Split Up

THE CULT have not split up and are officially “on a break”, according to THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison. In a statement posted at Morrison's official web site, the bassist insists that “[vocalist] Ian [Astbury] and [guitarist] Billy [Duffy] are involved in other things for a few months, and [drummer] Matt [Sorum] also has ...

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THE CULT Duo Join Ex-GNR Bassist On Stage In L.A.

THE CULT axeman Billy Duffy and drummer Matt Sorum (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) joined former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and his new band LOADED on stage at Pretty Ugly Club in Los Angeles, California on January 30th for a rendition of THE STOOGES' “I Wanna Be Your Dog”. ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Part Ways With Live Rhythm Guitarist

PITCHSHIFTER's live rhythm guitarist for the past two years, Matt Grundy, has left the group. According to PITCHSHIFTER vocalist J.S. Clayden, Matt was with us for the last two years and it has been our pleasure to have him along for the ride. There is no animosity between Matt and PITCHSHIFTER, it's simply time for ...

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self-titled - DEMONS & WIZARDS

When ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist Hansi Kursch joined forces to make this album, speculation was strong that the resultant album would end up sounding like a perfect blend of the two bands—a prediction that could not possibly have been more on the mark. Having never been a huge fan of ...

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Trinity - KILL II THIS

Once hailed as one of the country's brightest nu-metal hopefuls, the UK's KILL II THIS were fully expected to deliver the album of their career on their third offering, the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Deviate CD (1998). Unfortunately, the band's latest release has fallen far short of this achievement. 

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Produced, once again, ...

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Archive News Dec 06, 2001

The “MAJOR announcement” regarding the band's guitarist search that LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst had promised to make via his appearance by phone on yesterday's Total Request Live had turned out to be not much of an announcement at all. Besides plugging the group's new remix album, entitled New Old Songs, Durst ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Nov 28, 2001

SOULFLY are scheduled to perform at Salon 21 in Mexico City, Mexico on December 15th. Additional South American dates, including a possible Santiago, Chile gig on December 13th, will be announced shortly.


An MP3 file of the track “The Storm”, taken from KING DIAMOND's upcoming Abigail Part ...

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Archive News Nov 27, 2001

Former CELTIC FROST guitarist/vocalist Tom G. Warrior (aka Thomas Gabriel Fischer) has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute the reports of am imminent reunion of the band's classic line-up of Fischer, bassist Martin Eric Ain and drummer Reed St. Mark, the rumors of which gained fervor in the past week following the publication ...

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Archive News Nov 21, 2001

According to a report published in yesterday's edition of The New York Post, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst “lied when he said he visited a dying Australian girl injured in a mosh pit at his concert. Durst told Access Hollywood he visited Jessica Michalik on her deathbed and kept in touch with ...

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Archive News Nov 20, 2001

After a prolonged self-imposed absence, PRONG mastermind Tommy Victor is getting things back in gear with an eye toward releasing a new album in 2002. Currently based in Los Angeles, Victor has been quietly working on new demos over the past few months with the help of several musicians, including DIESEL ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Oct 19, 2001

HATEBREED have issued an official statement regarding the recent cancellation of their involvement with the God Hates The World Tour, headlined by SLAYER, in order to concentrate on finishing up their major label debut, entitled Perseverance: “First off all, we as a band would like to sincerely apologize to everyone ...

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Archive News Oct 10, 2001

UK's KILL II THIS have officially replaced recently-departed vocalist Matt Pollock with ex-PROFANE (Manchester) frontman Phil Bretnall. According to an official statement from the band, “after loads of auditioning, we easily picked out Phil as a strong contender, so we put him through some more gruelling auditions — the results of which are evident.. ...

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