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MALEVOLENT CREATION Name New Album

Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION have set "Warkult" as the title for their ninth full-length album, tentatively due in June 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "The Will To Kill" will be recorded in February with producer Jean-Francois Degenais (KATAKLYSM, MISERY INDEX) and will coincide with the band's planned European summer ...

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BEYOND THE EMBRACE Name New Album

New Bedford, Massachusetts-based sextet BEYOND THE EMBRACE have set "Insect Song" as the title for their sophomore album, tentatively due in the spring through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Against The Elements" will be recorded during late December/early January with producer/UNEARTH guitarist Ken Susi. "Being a guitar player himself, we feel that if ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Bassist Gets 'Lynched'

LIZZY BORDEN/LEGACY bassist Marten Andersson will be joining DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB guitarist George Lynch on his upcoming U.S. tour. "Marten feels very honored and privileged to get this opportunity to join George on his tour, it will be a great time!" reads a post on Andersson's web site. Confirmed dates: Dec. 04 - Palo Alto, CA ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Talks About His Upcoming Solo Album

MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister recently spoke to Playlouder about his upcoming solo album, which is tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005. "I have to do it between MOTÖRHEAD and there isn't much in between MOTÖRHEAD," Lemmy laughed. "I've got five tracks so far. I've done two tracks with THE REVERED HORTON HEAT, two tracks with ...

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JEFF PILSON Jams At STATION FAMILY FUND Benefit

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following message on his web site: "I jammed at the Benefit for the Station Family Fund on Friday the 7th — what a blast! I played with Vinny Appice (still one of my dearest friends, along with wife Justine), Alan Krigger (also long-time friend and drummer for ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Guitarist Signs Endorsement Deal

GRAVE DIGGER guitarist Manni Schmidt has signed a new endorsement deal with the German amp company Earforce. He plays the "Booster", which he co-developed as well. On December 13-14, you can watch Manni presenting his new guitar, KXK M.S.II, and the latest Earforce amps at a workshop to be held at the Principal Studio in ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist Gets Informal Probation

Jeff Eckhoff of The Des Moines Register reports that authorities have agreed to drop drug possession charges against SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray in exchange for Gray's acknowledgement that he was on drugs when he was involved in a minor traffic accident (Story#1, Story#2) last summer in Des Moines. Court records show ...

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ZEKE Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Seattle's celebrated speed punk trio ZEKE have signed to Relapse Records. The high-powered group will release their much-anticipated new full length album in the spring. ZEKEBlind Marky Felchtone (guitar / vocals), Donny Paycheck (drums) and Diamond Jeff Matz (bass / vocals) — began their career in 1993 and are known for their vicious ...

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SLAYER: 'Soundtrack To The Apocalypse' Track Listing Revealed!

SLAYER have announced the complete track listing for their long-awaited "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" box set, due on November 25 through American Recordings/Ume. "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every SLAYER album since 1986, soundtrack cuts, Japan-only tracks, more than a dozen rarities, and a DVD of live performances spanning 20 years, all digitally ...

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STEVE VAI Says G3 Tour Is A Tribute To The Guitar

Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai recently spoke to the Reno Gazette-Journal about the G3 '03 tour, which features Vai alongside fellow axe shredders Yngwie Malmsteen and Joe Satriani. "It's a recognition of the guitar and a tribute to the guitar," said Vai. "We're all there because we love the instrument. You get to hear it being ...

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KERRY KING Talks About METALLICA, Next SLAYER CD

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King gave a lengthy interview to Metal Edge magazine in which he discussed a number of topics, including the progress of the songwriting sessions for SLAYER's next album and METALLICA's evolution from an underground thrash phenomenon to one of the most commercially successful heavy rock bands in the world. The following are ...

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Former ANNIHILATOR Drummer Sets The Record Straight About His Departure

Former ANNIHILATOR drummer Randy Black has issued a statement countering the band's official account of his departure from the group. In ANNIHILATOR's press release announcing their split with Black (dated October 9), mainman Jeff Waters claimed that "despite having guaranteed the band that he would be performing on their upcoming new release, and being scheduled ...

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Reunited Death Metallers BRUTALITY To Record New Album

Reunited Tampa death metallers BRUTALITY have worked out their differences with Poland's Still Dead Productions and are scheduled to enter the studio during October/November to record their as-yet-untitled new album for an early 2004 release. The group's recording lineup will consist of the following: Scott Reigel - Lead Vocals Jeff Acres - Bass/Vocals Mausolus Arguelles ...

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ANNIHILATOR Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR have parted ways with drummer Randy Black (PRIMAL FEAR) and have rejoined forces with former skinsman Mike Mangini (EXTREME, STEVE VAI). "Despite having guaranteed the band that he would be performing on their upcoming new release, and being scheduled to record drum tracks in 5 weeks, last-minute 'requests' made it ...

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SLAYER: 'Soundtrack' Box Set Contents Revealed

SLAYER's long-awaited four-disc box set, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" (American Recordings/UMe), will finally be released on November 25. A three-CD/one-DVD box set regular edition and four-CD/one-DVD specially packaged "ammo box" for the deluxe version, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every SLAYER album since 1986, soundtrack cuts, Japan-only tracks, more than a dozen rarities, ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN To Embark On First-Ever European Tour

Guitarist Jeff Kollman, much sought-after collaborator and producer for rock luminaries such as Glenn Hughes ("Songs In The Key of Rock"), UFO's Phil Mogg ($IGN OF 4's "Dancing with St. Peter"), and the just released HTP album featuring Hughes and Joe Lynn Turner, is once again spreading his wings as a solo artist and has ...

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PANTERA, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X Among Artists Featured On 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Soundtrack

PANTERA, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X and SOIL are among the artists featured on "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Album", the soundtrack to the upcoming remake of the classic '70s horror flick. Based loosely on true events that inspired the original "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", the new film centers around a group of friends whose free-spirited roadtrip ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman To Perform At SCHWARZENEGGER Rally

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider will perform the group's '80s smash song "We're Not Gonna Take It" at an Arnold Schwarzenegger rally on Sunday (October 5) in Sacramento. Schwarzenegger's campaign made the announcement Tuesday (September 30) that the song was selected to be the California gubernatorial candidate's official campaign anthem. "It is a fabulous song, ...

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DECONSTRUCT To Open For DEF LEPPARD In California

DECONSTRUCT, the Sacramento, California-based band featuring HEATHEN/ANGEL WITCH drummer Darren Minter, will be opening for DEF LEPPARD at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Southern California next Friday (October 3). This will mark the first Los Angeles-area appearance for the band. However, the group will return to L.A. for an industry showcase at the Whisky in ...

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IRONFIRE Split In Two

Danish metallers IRONFIRE have split in two "due to overwhelming musical differences," according to a post on the band's web site. "[Vocalist] Martin [Steene] and [guitarist] Mads [Andersen] will continue IRONFIRE as you know it. And [guitarist] Jeff [Lukka], [bassist] Jose [Cruz] and [drummer] Steve [Mason] are pursuing new musical pastures. "Unable to get out ...

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WAR & PEACE: New Music Posted Online

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted three songs from the forthcoming WAR & PEACE CD, titled "The Walls Have Eyes", at this location. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Calling 02. Reflections 03. No One Is Listening 04. Rock And Roll Breakdown 05. The Walls Have Eyes ...

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Money Talks - CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER

Following the reissue of the Californian speedcore merchants benchmark debut album "Convicted", there is some debate over whether that or follow-up "Money Talks" is the better of the two. Beyond the sonic rage factor to be taken into consideration, the artwork is certainly superior on 1987's "Money Talks". Drawn by Jeff Harp from the equally ...

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BLACK SABBATH's 'Never Say Die!': The SABBATH Book That Leaves No Stone Unturned

Rockdetector (www.rockdetector.com), the world's biggest rock & metal database (having just clocked up over 21,000 artists...) has just published the 400-page BLACK SABBATH biography "Never Say Die!" Written by editor Garry Sharpe-Young, the man behind the acclaimed OZZY OSBOURNE band biography of last year, "Never Say Die!" documents by way of exclusive interviews ...

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