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Archive News May 22, 2001

According to event organizer Walter Morgan, the Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, is officially confirmed to be taking place on Saturday, August 11th at San Francisco's Maritime Hall (with an officially published capacity of 1,700, according to the venue's web site: www.maritimehall.com). The ...

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Archive News May 21, 2001

Quote of the day belongs to LIMP BIZKIT's Wes Borland, who made the following statement to Metal Edge magazine on the subject of LINKIN PARK's influence on up-and-coming bands: 'People should just open it up a little bit and realize that LINKIN PARK is not the only band out there. LINKIN PARK are like third-generation ...

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Archive News May 13, 2001

TheSTART, featuring former HUMAN WASTE PROJECT frontwoman Aimee Echo, have cancelled their scheduled appearances at select dates on the upcoming Warped Tour so that they could join SUGAR RAY for a six-week trek beginning July 8th and ending August 18th. TheSTART's debut album, Shakedown!, will be released on June 5th through The Label, via distribution ...

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Archive News May 10, 2001

The upcoming Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, is tentatively scheduled to take place July 7th at either San Francisco's The Maritime Hall or Oakland's Henry J. Kaiser Arena. Besides the previously announced artists/musicians, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted is rumored to have been ...

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Archive News May 08, 2001

More words of wisdom from METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's upcoming studio album, which is currently being composed at METALLICA's Northern California rehearsal pad:

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'Here we are about five hours into our day and coming up with some sick ugly new f.cked-up jams. Me, Kirk, ...

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Archive News Apr 30, 2001

PITCHSHIFTER will be partaking in all three dates of Britain's newest festival, Extremefest 2001, this summer. The dates are as follows:

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Aug. 18 - Glasgow, UK @ SECC

Aug. 25 - London, UK @ New River Stadium (Wood Green)

Aug. 26 - Nottingham, UK @ Wollaton Park

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Each date has a ticket price ...

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Archive News Apr 29, 2001

According to an article published in The New York Post, METHODS OF MAYHEM are involved in a legal battle over their name with a Swedish company, who claims that Lee and co. stole their moniker from a disc of sound samples created in 1995, which the Swedes have copyrighted. Both Tommy Lee and his label ...

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Archive News Apr 28, 2001 - update 1

The members of TESTAMENT — including the cancer-stricken vocalist Chuck Billy — were spotted at THE HAUNTED's show at Slim's in San Francisco on Thursday, April 26th. Billy, who was was reportedly in very good spirits, made it clear to everyone that TESTAMENT would continue and that he was confident he would beat the cancer ...

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Archive News Apr 17, 2001

BIOHAZARD and GRAVITY KILLS have both officially signed with Sanctuary Records, according to informed sources.

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BIOHAZARD's upcoming album, Uncivilization, is presently scheduled for a June 25th European release through SPV / Steamhammer Records, and it is expected that Sanctuary will attempt to issue the CD in the US as close to that date as ...

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Archive News Apr 14, 2001

German progresive metallers VANDEN PLAS have confirmed their appearance at the ProgPower Europe 2001 Festival, which is due to take place on October 5th and 6th in Baarlo, Netherlands.


After releasing five albums through Atlantic Records, BAD RELIGION has reportedly re-signed with Epitaph Records, the label owned by Brett Gurewitz, a founding member of ...

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Archive News Apr 08, 2001 - update 2

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has offered an update on the much-rumored TWISTED SISTER reunion and the reasons behind the band's decision to hold off on the official reformation until a later date. According to Snider, “although we had some significant offers, they weren't consistent enough to motivate the band to reunite for a ...

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Archive News Apr 06, 2001 - update 2

San Francisco's SPIKE 1000 will be releasing their debut Portrait / Sony Records album, titled Waste of Skin, during July. The CD was produced by Malcolm Springer (LIQUID GANG, FEAR FACTORY, FULL DEVIL JACKET). In the meantime, the group will be performing a number of gigs as support to bands like (HED)P.E., NONPOINT ...

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Archive News Mar 31, 2001 - update 2

LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland has expressed interest in doing an album of “ambient”, “relaxing” music with brother Scott and BIG DUMB FACE bandmate Kyle Weeks. According to Borland, the instrumental set will include 'samples, live drums … electronic ambient. In the APHEX TWINS or FUTURE SOUNDS OF LONDON vein, but slower, more sound-scapey.'

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Archive News Mar 30, 2001 - update 1

Despite previous reports to the contrary, it now appears that COAL CHAMBER have selected former SAIGON KICK guitarist Jason Bieler (NONPOINT, SW1TCHED) to produce their third full-length effort, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in the fall. Pre-production for the as-yet-untitled album is set to begin in Los Angeles on April 9th, with the ...

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Archive News Mar 30, 2001 - update 2

CRADLE OF FILTH have announced the track listing for the Bitter Suites To Succubi EP—the group's first release through their own AbraCadaver Records. Included on the seven-song CD will be four new songs, a sequel to “Black Goddess”, entitled simply 'Black Goddess II- Ebon Nemesis', as well as re-recordings of 'The Principle Of Evil Made ...

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Archive News Mar 29, 2001

LIMP BIZKIT are continuing to work on material for their fourth full-length record, with vocalist Fred Durst stating on the band's official web site that “it'll be [our fans'] favorite album yet!!” LIMP BIZKIT are not expected to begin recording the follow-up to the quadruple-platinum Chocolate Starfish &amp The Hotdog Flavored Water CD until the ...

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Archive News Mar 28, 2001

More information has trickled in about the forthcoming JUDAS PRIEST CD, entitled Demolition, which has a May 28th European release date. According to the band's official web site, the album will include 13 or 14 tracks, some of which have the following titles:&nbsp

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01. Machine Man

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Archive News Mar 20, 2001 - update 1

Contrary to previous reports indicating that ex-UNDER / VICE six-stringer and former MACHINE HEAD guitar tech Jack Cargile had landed the SKINLAB guitarist slot left vacant by the recently-departed Scott Sergeant, it now appears that SKINLAB are in fact still searching for a permanent replacement. Interested parties can write to: [email protected]


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Archive News Mar 15, 2001 - update 1

Brazil's KRISIUN won awards for the 'Best National Band' and 'Best Brazilian Live Performance' in the annual Rock Brigade magazine Readers' Poll.


The new POUNDHOUND record, featuring KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick, will be released on June 5th through Metal Blade Records. KING'S X are currently working on material for their forthcoming studio album, ...

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Archive News Mar 14, 2001 - update 1

According to Jayne Andrews, Management Co-ordinator for JUDAS PRIEST, the reason Sad Wings Of Destiny and Rocka Rolla are not included in upcoming The Remasters series through the Sony / Columbia label is because the rights to the aforementioned releases are owned by Gull Records and the band 'get nothing from them'. JUDAS PRIEST are ...

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Archive News Mar 13, 2001 - update 2

The fourth installment of the Fuck The Commerce festival will be taking place between May 24th and May 26th in Neiden, Holland. The following bands are confirmed so far:

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CRYPTOPSY (Can)

EXHUMED (US)

REGURGITATE (Swe)

C.S.S.O. (Jap)

SKINLESS (US)

DEFLESHED (Swe)

DESASTER (Ger)

CENTINEX (Swe)

HOUWITSER (NL)

GROINCHURN (RSA)

BELPHEGOR (A)

CRIPPLE BASTARDS (Ita)

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Archive News Mar 07, 2001 - update 2

PANTERA will reportedly be mounting a festival-sized summer tour that is also rumored to include SLAYER, STATIC-X, ROB HALFORD, C.O.C. and MORBID ANGEL, with other major acts to be announced when the complete bill is unveiled in early April.


THE TIME BOMBS is the name of the new band of Johnny Jetson and Stevie ...

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Archive News Mar 04, 2001 - update 2

In a very revealing interview published in the April edition of Playboy magazine, members of METALLICA offered a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the band, including the reasons behind bassist Jason Newsted's eventual departure from the group (the interview itself was done in November 2000—two months before Newsted's exit).

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According to Playboy ...

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