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SYMPHORCE: New MP3 Available For Download

German power metallers SYMPHORCE, featuring BRAINSTORM frontman Andy B. Franck, have made available for download the track "Slow Down", taken from their forthcoming "phorcefulAhead" CD, at this location. Due on November 18 through Metal Blade Records, "phorcefulAhead" will contain the following track listing: 01. Speak My Mind 02. Unbroken 03. Slow Down 04. ...

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GORGUTS Issue Statement Regarding Drummer's Passing

GORGUTS mainman Luc Lemay has issued an official statement regarding the untimely passing of drummer Steve MacDonald, who hung himself last week after battling depression for the past few years. It is as follows: "It's with great sadness that I write these words for you, Steve, my acolyte, my accomplice, my friend. Your talent hit ...

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CLUTCH Set Release Date For Live CD

CLUTCH have set November 8 as the release date for their forthcoming live album, "Live At The Googolplex", through the group's own River Road Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Who Wants to Rock? 02. Pure Rock Fury 03. Sea of Destruction 04. Immortal 05. Careful With That Mic ...

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DAVE GROHL Nixes UNLEASHED Frontman For PROBOT Project Over Questionable Politics

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl contemplated approaching UNLEASHED frontman Johnny Hedlund to contribute lead vocals to one of the songs for his upcoming metal project, PROBOT, but changed his mind after learning of the Swedish death metal vocalist's rumored Nazi leanings, Grohl revealed in an interview with Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "I love UNLEASHED's music — ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE To Record 'My Passion // Your Pain' In January

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE are tentatively set to enter Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany during January to record their fourth full-length album, entitled My Passion // Your Pain, for a late spring release through Metal Blade Records. The band will spend about four weeks in the studio tracking and mixing the album ...

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STATIC-X's TRIPP EISEN: Why I Left MURDERDOLLS

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen has finally spoken out about his departure from the MURDERDOLLS, the group he formed with SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (who plays guitar in the band), singer Wednesday 13, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves. The following is Tripp's official statement regarding his decision to leave the group: "To all MURDERDOLLS ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Part With Vocalist, Seek Replacement

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have parted ways with singer Mia Ståhl due to a "lack of commitment," according to a posting on the band's official web site. "If you wanna play with us, you have to burn for what we do, Mia doesn't do that," continues ...

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ANNIHILATOR Set Title, Track Listing For Live CD

ANNIHILATOR have set Double Live Annihilation as the title of their forthcoming double live CD, which is tentatively scheduled for release in Europe in January. The group's first official live release since the '89/'90 recordings for In Command (Live 1989-1990), Double Live Annihilation was recorded in Europe in June and features the following track listing: ...

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THE CULT Confirm Split With ATLANTIC — Band 'On Hiatus'

THE CULT have officially split with Lava/Atlantic Records (who released the band's acclaimed 2001 CD, Beyond Good & Evil) and are currently "on hiatus," according to guitarist Billy Duffy and vocalist Ian Astbury, who were the featured guests on the syndicated radio show Rockline last night. Although the group — completed by bassist Craig Adams ...

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SYMPHORCE Complete Work On 'phorcefulAhead'

German power metallers SYMPHORCE, featuring BRAINSTORM frontman Andy B. Franck, have completed work on their third album, phorcefulAhead, for a November 18th release through Metal Blade Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Speak My Mind 02. Unbroken 03. Slow Down 04. Longing Home 05. Moving In Circles 06. Falling ...

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DARKTHRONE Prepare To Record New CD

Norwegian black metallers DARKTHRONE are scheduled to hold another rehearsal session in Oslo at the end of the month to complete the songwriting process for their forthcoming CD, which they hope to record at the end of the year for a February 2003 release through Moonfog Records. The album, which apparently no longer carries the ...

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SUFFOCATION Drummer Speaks Out On Reunion, Future Plans

SUFFOCATION drummer Mike Smith has denied former bassist Chris Richards' assertions that the legendary death metal act's planned reunion is purely money-motivated and has indicated that a new album from the group may surface sometime next year, provided the quintet's upcoming tour and subsequent songwriting sessions prove to be a success. In the following exclusive ...

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ANGEL WITCH Confirm Reunion, Plan Summer Festival Appearances

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH have confirmed that they have reunited and are planning on hitting the European festival circuit next summer. "Following recent soul-searching times, fate dealt metal a gentle hand for a change and the result was that [ANGEL WITCH] have reassembled the awesome 2000 line-up consisting of [guitarist/vocalist] Kevin Heybourne (naturally), [bassist] Richie ...

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MONSTROSITY, VOMITORY, Others To Embark On Polish Tour

MONSTROSITY, VOMITORY, TRAUMA, SCEPTIC, LOST SOUL, DISSENTER, and CONTEMPT will team up for a 10-date tour of Poland in early October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 01 - Warszawa, POL @ Proxima Oct. 02 - Lodz, POL @ Dekompresja Oct. 03 - Poznan, POL @ Eskulap Oct. 04 - Wroclaw, POL @ TBA Oct. ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: "On Fire" Track Listing Unveiled

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, have finalized the track listing for their fifth full-length album, entitled On Fire, due on September 30th (one week earlier in Japan) through Music For Nations Records. It is as follows: 01. Street Fighting Saviours 02. Young Man-Old Soul 03. ...

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LAVABONE Complete New Demo

San Francisco Bay Area's LAVABONE, featuring former PRIMER 55 drummer Kevin Jackson, have completed work on a new demo with producer/engineer Dave Dominguez (i.e. ADEMA, PAPA ROACH, STAIND). For full-length MP3 downloads of the tracks "Here I Am", "Sometimes", and "Broken Soul", visit the band's official web site at this location. In other ...

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COREY TAYLOR: I Was Getting Burnt Out On SLIPKNOT

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has admitted to Rolling Stone magazine that has was "really getting burnt out" with what he was doing with SLIPKNOT prior to the band's decision to embark on a lengthy hiatus to allow the individual members to pursue side projects. "I needed to get back to where I came from — ...

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EARACHE RECORDS To Reissue Classic Albums On Vinyl

Earache Records will be releasing several classic albums on vinyl, all limited to 1,000 copies each. The following are the U.S. release dates for the LPs in question: Aug. 20: NAPALM DEATH - Scum Aug. 20: CARCASS - Reek of Putrefaction Sept. 03: TERRORIZER - World Downfall Sept. 17: MORBID ANGEL - Altars Of Madness ...

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ROCK FEST 2002: Second Leg Announced

The second leg of the Rock Fest 2002 tour, featuring DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and L.A. GUNS, has been announced. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 07 – Seattle, WA @ Show Box No - Fire House Aug. 09 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Hard Rock Casino Aug. 10 – Winnemuca, NV @ Winnemuca ...

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THRESHOLD To Headline First Night Of PROGPOWER EUROPE Festival

UK progressive metallers THRESHOLD have been confirmed as the headliners of the first night of the ProgPower Europe festival, which is scheduled to take place on October 5th in Holland. The complete line-up for the two-day event is as follows: AFTER FOREVER THRESHOLD THEORY IN PRACTICE HEAVENS CRY ASHES TO ASHES EVERON ACT DEAD SOUL ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES' MIKE MUIR Turns CYCO

Words of, ahem, wisdom from SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir (courtesy of the group's official web site): FIRST TOUR RAMBLINGS BY MIKE MUIR — JULY 16, 2002 "Wuz up besides my eyes? Another sleepless night, but I'm sure I'll sleep all day. Jet lag like a mo fo, but I still feel good. ...

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