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WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit Album: Complete Track Listing Announced

SLAYER's Tom Araya, SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister and CLUTCH's Neil Fallon are the among the artists confirmed to appear on Rise Above, an album benefiting the convicted killers known as the West Memphis Three. Due on October 8th through Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 label via Sanctuary Records, the LP was spearheaded by Rollins and ...

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SLAYER Cause Mayhem At London In-Store Signing

SLAYER caused mayhem during their in-store signing session at HMV's Oxford Street store in London, England on Tuesday, July 16th, according to Kerrang!. A spokesperson for HMV's press department told the magazine, "It was total pandemonium, people arrived for SLAYER as soon as the doors opened at 9:30 AM, by lunch there was a queue ...

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MANMADEGOD Complete Work On Debut CD

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have tentatively set Million Dollar Gun as the title of their forthcoming American Recordings debut, which is due to be released in January 2003. Produced by Brian Dobbs (i.e. ECHOBRAIN) and executive-produced by Rick Rubin (i.e. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, ...

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Former NAPALM DEATH Drummer To Form "Grind" Project

Former NAPALM DEATH drummer Mick Harris is reportedly looking to start a grind project in the vein of CELTIC FROST, SIEGE, INTENSE DEGREE, SLAYER, DISCHARGE, etc. A full-length album will tentatively be recorded early next year for a mid-2003 release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. ...

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VANDEN PLAS Deny STAR ONE Tour Rumors, Plot Headlining Trek

Despite widespread rumors to the contrary, Germany's VANDEN PLAS will not be supporting Arjen Lucassen's STAR ONE project during the latter's European tour in September/October. "It is true that there have been talks about this," acknowledges a message on VANDEN PLAS' web site, "but finally there was no chance to make it happen. VANDEN PLAS ...

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SLAYER: Live At Finland's PROVINSSI 2002

A video recording of SLAYER performing the tracks "Disciple" and "War Ensemble" at Seinäjoki, Finland's Provinssi 2002 festival on June 15th, along with an interview with guitarist Kerry King, can be viewed in streaming video at this location. You can also download MP3 files of the tracks "Bloodline" and "Postmortem", recorded during the ...

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SLAYER Announce London In-Store

SLAYER will be conducting an in-store signing session at HMV's Oxford Street store in London, England on Tuesday, July 16th at 5:30 PM. On July 15th, SLAYER will release a collector's edition of their latest CD, God Hates Us All, and a new DVD. The collector's edition of GHUA will include the original banned sleeve ...

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SLAYER, SOULFLY, IN FLAMES: Additional Dates Announced

A couple of additional dates—including a Los Angeles-area concert on August 6th—have been announced for the forthcoming SLAYER/SOULFLY/IN FLAMES North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early August. So far the following shows have been confirmed: Aug. 03 – San Jose, CA @ Event Center at San Jose State University Aug. 06 ...

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Norway's SLAYER Magazine To Unleash Issue #17

Norway's Slayer magazine is currently preparing its 17th issue (dubbed "Witching Metal") containing 68 pages in the familiar Slayer vein, featuring interviews with Jon Nødtveidt of DISSECTION (the first interview after his arrest!), EXODUS, CANDLEMASS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, OCCULT, RAZOR, THE CROWN, MERCILESS, BLACK WIDOW (the ancient UK prog band), MANINNYA BLADE, OMEN, FRANK GOSDZIK (a.k.a. ...

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SYMPHONY X Pull Out Of Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

SYMPHONY X have pulled out of their scheduled appearance at Germany's Bang Your Head festival after frontman Russell Allen was found to be suffering from stomach/intestinal bleeding, thus necessitating immediate medical treatment. Taking their place at the event will be German hard rockers BONFIRE. The complete list of artists currently set to appear at Bang ...

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Greece's ROCKWAVE FESTIVAL Cancelled!

Greece's much-anticipated Rockwave Festival, previously scheduled to be held on July 1-3 at the Athens Horse Training Park (KEIPP) in Athens, has been officially cancelled. The event, which was set to include appearances by SLAYER, DREAM THEATER, HALFORD, IN FLAMES, JAG PANZER, MOTÖRHEAD, NEVERMORE, OPETH, PARADISE LOST, and RUNNING WILD, was called off due to ...

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DORO Added To Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

DORO has replaced MAGNUM on the bill of this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 28th and 29th in Balingen, Germany. MAGNUM had reportedly cancelled their appearance due to the failing health of guitarist Tony Clarkin. The complete list of artists currently set to appear at the event ...

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MANMADEGOD Announce Upcoming Gigs

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have lined up the following gigs during July/August: Jul. 05 – Concord, CA @ Bourbon Street Aug. 02 - Concord, CA @ Bourbon Street As previously reported, MANMADEGOD recently completed their debut CD for American Recordings at Los Angeles' Ocean ...

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ASTRIAAL Enter Studios To Begin Work On "Renascent Misanthropy"

Australia's ASTRIAAL entered Sunshine Studios in Brisbane on Monday, June 17th to begin recording their debut full-length effort, entitled Renascent Misanthropy. Engineered by Lachlan Mitchell (ex-NAZXUL), the follow-up to 2000's Summoning the Essence of Ancient Wisdom EP will contain "eight tracks of blasting misanthropik violence," according to the group's official web site. In other news, ...

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ROBERT FLYNN: "KERRY KING's Eaten So Many Cheeseburgers His Brain's Starting To Clog Up"

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has slammed SLAYER guitarist Kerry King over the latter's incessant public criticisms of MACHINE HEAD's recent recorded output during various interviews conducted by King over the last several months. In the latest diary entry posted at the group's official web site (www.machinehead1.com), Flynn makes it clear that whatever ...

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PUSHED Announce San Diego Gig

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, will perform at The Brick by Brick in San Diego on Saturday, June 22nd. ...

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SLAYER, SOULFLY, IN FLAMES: More Dates Announced

More dates are trickling in for the forthcoming SLAYER/SOULFLY/IN FLAMES US tour, which is tentatively scheduled to kick off in early August. So far the following shows have been confirmed, according to Ticketmaster: Aug. 03 – San Jose, CA @ Event Center at San Jose State University Aug. 05 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: "Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Miserable"

In the new issue of Sweden's premiere metal publication, Close-Up Magazine, journalist Martin Carlsson speaks at length with vocalist Phil Anselmo on a number of topics, including his numerous side projects, PANTERA and Anselmo's past and present drug use. The interview was conducted over the phone on May 4th, while the singer was staying at ...

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IN FLAMES: Full Album Details Revealed

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set Reroute To Remain as the title of their forthcoming studio CD, which was recently completed at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO, MESHUGGAH). Due to be released through Nuclear Blast Records on September 2nd in Europe and September 3rd in the ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Sued By Former Business Associate

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich is being sued for an undetermined sum for breach of contract by the former co-founder of The Music Company, the ill-fated label imprint the pair formed in 1996. Tim Duffy sued Ulrich in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, May 24th, claiming the drummer forced him from his role as the ...

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BANG YOUR HEAD Festival: Final Running Order Announced

The final running order for this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in Balingen, Germany on June 28th and 29th is as follows: Friday, June 28th: RIVAL MÄGO DE OZ RHAPSODY JAG PANZER SYMPHONY X CANDLEMASS OVERKILL GAMMA RAY FOZZY NIGHTWISH SAXON Saturday, June 29th: S.A. ADAMS TANKARD VANDEN PLAS ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Cancels Irish OZZFEST Appearance

OZZY OSBOURNE cancelled his performance at Ozzfest in Ireland on Saturday due to a throat infection. OSBOURNE had played at Castle Donington in the UK the night before and was apparently not feeling well enough the next day to perform. The rest of the bands on the Ozzfest bill—including TOOL, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and ...

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