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Archive News Jun 30, 2001

According to a reliable source close to the VOIVOD camp, the recording line-up for the group's upcoming studio album will include former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and returning original frontman Snake (aka Denis Belanger) alongside founding members Away (aka Michel Langevin drums) and Piggy (Denis D'Amour guitars). A strong possibility also exists that ...

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Archive News Jun 29, 2001

UNJUST frontman Paul Mendoza has recorded guest vocals for the track "Anthem For A Fallen Star" from SKINLAB's much-anticipated third full-length effort, entitled tHEreVOLTINGROOM>>dISTURBING tHE aRT oF eXPRESSION, which is currently being recorded at Trident Studios in San Francisco with producers Steve Evetts (i.e. SEPULTURA, EARTH CRISIS) and Juan Urteaga (i.e. ...

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Archive News Jun 21, 2001

Rumors continue to abound regarding the possible sale of a 49% equity stake in Roadrunner Records (for a reported asking price of $30 million) and/or a joint venture between Roadrunner and a major label that would include the release of the forthcoming sophomore effort from SLIPKNOT, entitled Iowa, which is widely expected to shift in ...

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Archive News Jun 18, 2001

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX, who include in their ranks ENTOMBED bassist Jorgen Sandstrom, have finally announced a firm release date for their second album, When We Are Done, Your Flesh Will Be Ours. According to the group's official web site, the LP will be released on July 16th through Germany's Massacre Records. The band ...

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Archive News Jun 15, 2001

A huge 'thumbs down' goes out to PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul, who had the audacity—during a USA Today online chat that took place yesterday—to dismiss as 'fake' the controversial Phil Anselmo interview that was originally posted on the KNAC.com site last week, only to be taken down a couple of days later after the singer's ...

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Archive News Jun 13, 2001

According to reliable but unofficial sources, former C.O.C. and current LEADFOOT members Karl Agell (vocals) and Phil Swisher (bass) have joined forces with ex-C.O.C. drummer and current BROWN guitarist/vocalist Reed Mullin in a brand new, as-yet-unnamed project that may also feature in its ranks C.O.C. guitarist Woody Weatherman. It is unclear at this time what ...

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Archive News Jun 10, 2001

DEADSY, who feature in their ranks guitarist/vocalist Elijah Blue Allman (the son of actress Cher), will play the House Of Blues in Orange County, California on Thursday, June 28th. HATE DEPT. will be the support act at the show. Currently signed to KORN's Elementree imprint (via Dreamworks Records) after failed stints with Elektra and ...

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Archive News Jun 05, 2001

NOTHINGFACE bassist Bill Gaal has spoken out about the reasons for his return to the band following the departure of ex-THE DEADLIGHTS four-stringer Jerry Montano, who was recently asked to leave the group and has since returned to his native California to form a new project. According to Gaal, 'there are a few reasons why ...

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Archive News May 29, 2001

On the eve of the group's European tour, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed that the band will be using a new intro for their live show and will be eliminating a lot of songs that have been heard over the last few tours. 'We are going to try to never, ever play a cover ...

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Archive News May 28, 2001

The classic TROUBLE line-up of vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Rick Wartell, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner has reunited and is in the process of demoing new material, according to several postings from Ron on Patrick Schlimm's excellent TROUBLE Heaven web site. TROUBLE entered the studio on May 21st to start ...

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Archive News May 26, 2001

Thrash Of The Titans publicist/co-organizer Jerry Allen has sent us the following update on the benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy (tentatively scheduled to take place on August 11th at San Francisco's Maritime Hall), who was recently diagnosed with cancer:

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'We are seeking a larger venue to accommodate the newly added headliners, ANTHRAX, ...

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Archive News May 23, 2001

Popular '80s Bay Area metal band DEATH ANGEL will reunite for a one-off performance at the Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. As previously reported, Thrash Of The Titans will be taking place on Saturday, August 11th at San Francisco's Maritime Hall, and it ...

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Archive News May 19, 2001

COAL CHAMBER have recruited Ross Hogarth to produce their forthcoming third full-length album, which is tentatively titled Dark Days and is scheduled for release on October 8th in Europe and October 9th in the US. Hogarth is a virtual unknown in metal circles, having primarily worked with pop and rock acts in the past, including ...

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Archive News May 18, 2001

According to Sharon Osbourne, wife/manager of BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne, the reunited BLACK SABBATH have penned a brand new track entitled 'Scary Dream', which she describes as 'haunting' and 'one of the best songs they've ever written'. Sharon recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the SABBATH re-reunion and the band's decision to regroup ...

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Archive News May 16, 2001

In the current issue of Billboard magazine, SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (aka Clown #6) explains the reasons behind the group's decision to partner themselves with SYSTEM OF A DOWN for the upcoming The Pledge Of Allegiance Festival, which is presently scheduled to kick off October 1st at Las Vegas' Thomas &amp Mack Center. According to ...

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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 May 04, 2001

EXODUS and VIO-LENCE reunions are being mentioned as a possibility for a benefit concert that is currently being planned for TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. No date has been announced yet, but the show is most likely to occur in San Francisco, and if everything goes according to plan, the ...

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Archive News May 03, 2001

MACHINE HEAD have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming Supercharger CD, which is due to be mixed shortly for a late summer release. Produced by Johnny K and recorded at Los Angeles Mad Dog and Indigo Ranch studios, Supercharger will contain the following songs (in no particular order):

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01. Bulldozer

02. White Knuckle ...

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Archive News May 01, 2001 - update 1

The full track listing for JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming Demolition opus can finally be revealed. The song titles are as follows (in no particular order):

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01. Machine Man

02. One On One

03. Hell Is Home

04. Feed On Me

05. Jekyll &amp Hyde

06. Devil Digger

07. Close To You

08. Subterfuge

09. Metal ...

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Archive News May 01, 2001 - update 2

The full track listing for JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming Demolition opus can finally be revealed. The song titles are as follows (in no particular order):

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01. Machine Man

02. One On One

03. Hell Is Home

04. Feed On Me

05. Jekyll &amp Hyde

06. Devil Digger

07. Close To You

08. Subterfuge

09. Metal ...

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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 26, 2001

ANTHRAX have signed a US record deal with Beyond/BMG Records. According to guitarist Scott Ian, 'the deal's done. Amazing. It only took, like, 15 months. Now we just have to hope they don't go out of business like Ignition [Records did]. We're going to get to work, finally, after [drummer] Charlie [Benante] gets back from ...

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Archive News Apr 25, 2001

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has responded to mounting criticism over his less-than-complimentary comments about the alleged MOTLEY CRUE split and the behind-the-scenes circumstances that led to ANTHRAX getting thrown off the Maximum Rock tour (also featuring the CRUE and MEGADETH) last summer.

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Here is Mustaine's response in its entirety:

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'First, let me say ...

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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 13, 2001 - update 1

SLAYER are currently in the studio mixing their upcoming album, tentatively titled Soundtracks Of The Apocalypse, and are scheduled to complete the mixing process on April 20th, according to the group's publicist. The Matt Hyde-produced CD is due for release through American / Columbia Records on July 3rd.


Japan's LOUDNESS will reportedly be issuing ...

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Archive News Apr 11, 2001 - update 1

METALLICA are preparing to begin work on their next studio album and will not necessarily be taking time out to find a new bass player before recording the upcoming opus, which is not due until sometime in 2002.

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'Obviously before we play any shows, we're gonna need someone playing bass,' ...

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Archive News Apr 10, 2001 - update 1

METALLICA and THE DEFTONES were among the winners at the first ESPN Action Sports &amp Music Awards, held on Saturday (April 7th) at the Universal Amphitheatre. METALLICA took home the 'Artist Contribution Award' for 'raising the enjoyment of action sports,” while THE DEFTONES were voted 'Artist of the Year' by BMX riders.

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Archive News Apr 08, 2001 - update 1

Unofficial sources indicate that COAL CHAMBER have opted to once again drop former SAIGON KICK guitarist Jason Bieler from their list of candidates for the producer job for their forthcoming third full-length effort, which is presently still untitled. According to reports, the group and Bieler failed to come to an agreement with respect to the ...

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