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PUSHED Announce Hollywood Gig

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have announced a headlining show at Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood, California on March 11. The band recently teamed up with entertainment attorney Kevin Anderson who is aggressively shopping a management and major label deal for the group, according to ...

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One Kill Wonder - THE HAUNTED

"The only pressure we feel comes from within ourselves," is the standard musician's answer to an equally cliché question. In a rare moment of sincerity, THE HAUNTED guitarist Patrik Jensen has admitted that the pressure of following up 1999's "The Haunted Made Me Do It" has at times been overwhelming. That's understandable, not to mention ...

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M.O.D. Finalize Track Listing For 'Rebel You Love to Hate'

M.O.D., the band led by former S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano, have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Rebel You Love to Hate", for a June release through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed by Milano and Dan Korneff at Watermusic in Hoboken, New Jersey and mastered on Feb. 5 at Masterdisk in ...

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SLAYER: 'War At The Warfield' DVD Pushed Back

SLAYER's upcoming live DVD, titled "War At The Warfield", has been pushed back to a Feb. 25 release through UMVD (Universal Music & Video Distribution). As previously reported, "War At The Warfield" was recorded at San Francisco's The Warfield on Dec. 7, 2001 during the band's "God Hates The World" tour and marks one of ...

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SLIPKNOT To Enter Studio In March

SLIPKNOT have begun writing the songs for the follow-up to 2001's "Iowa" and plan to hit a studio with producer Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SLAYER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN) sometime in March. A late fall release through Roadrunner Records is expected. "Things are going really well right now," Taylor told MTV. "We're writing ...

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SLAYER: 'War At The Warfield' DVD Track Listing Unveiled

SLAYER's upcoming live DVD, titled "War At The Warfield", will contain the following track listing: 01. Disciple 02. War Ensemble 03. Stain of Mind 04. New Faith 05. Postmortem 06. Raining Blood 07. Hell Awaits 08. Here Comes the Pain 09. Die by the Sword 10. Dittohead 11. Bloodline 12. God Send Death 13. Dead ...

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PHILM Announce Additional Date

PHILM, the new band featuring SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, CIVIL DEFIANCE/KKLEQ MUZZIL guitarist/vocalist Gerry Paul Nestler, and KKLEQ MUZZIL bassist Juan Antonio Perez, have added a date in Lombardo's hometown of Victorville, California at the end of February. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Feb. 19 - San Pedro, CA @ Sacred Grounds Feb. ...

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Hate Crew Deathroll - CHILDREN OF BODOM

CHILDREN OF BODOM are one of those bands who are able to polarize random listeners instantly, with their melodic death metal framework somehow melded tight around guitar/keyboard harmonies and showboating that Yngwie Malmsteen and Jens Johansson made famous a good 15 years ago. Over the course of three studio albums, the Finnish quintet have continually ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO's New Project Launch Official Web Site

PHILM, the new band featuring SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, CIVIL DEFIANCE/KKLEQ MUZZIL guitarist/vocalist Gerry Paul Nestler, and KKLEQ MUZZIL bassist Juan Antonio Perez, have launched their official web site at this location. Described as "a potent combination of Lombardo's signature drumming morphed into a new, somewhat hardcore & edgy, and sometimes ambient, modern ...

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SYSTEMATIC Set Release Date For 'Pleasure To Burn'

SYSTEMATIC have set an Apr. 15 release date through Elektra Records for their sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn". The album — the group's first to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John Mark Bechtel (a.k.a. Johnny Chow) — was produced by Howard Benson, who has previously worked with P.O.D., MOTÖRHEAD, ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Split With WARNER BROS.?

JANE'S ADDICTION have parted ways with Warner Bros. Records and are close to inking a new deal with a West Coast-based major label, according to Hits Daily Double. The band, who are now being officially managed by Sanctuary Artist Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER), recently completed work on their new studio ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Manager Joins SANCTUARY

JANE'S ADDICTION manager Adam Schneider has officially joined the Sanctuary Artist Management division of The Sanctuary Group, the company's Chief Executive Officer, Merck Mercuriadis, has announced. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Business School, Schneider worked for Bill Graham from 1988-1994, most notably on the Lollapalooza Festival, and produced the same year's JANE'S ADDICTION ...

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SLIPKNOT's SHAWN CRAHAN: 'COREY TAYLOR Is A Genius'

SLIPKNOT percussionist/mastermind Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown), who is believed to be recording material for a side project with producer Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SLAYER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN), recently spoke out in support of STONE SOUR and MURDERDOLLS, the SLIPKNOT offshoot bands featuring Crahan's cohorts Joey Jordison, Corey Taylor and Jim Root. "Joey ...

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SYSTEMATIC Set Tentative Track Listing For 'Pleasure To Burn'

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC have commenced the mixing process for their sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn", due in late spring through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John Mark Bechtel (a.k.a. Johnny Chow) — is being produced by Howard ...

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SINERGY Perform Special 'Covers' Gig In Helsinki

Finland's SINERGY performed a special "party gig" in Helsinki at On The Rocks on Dec. 18 featuring a variety covers from some of heavy metal's finest old-school bands. The group's complete set list for the evening was as follows: 01. W.A.S.P. - Animal (Fuck Like A Beast) 02. GUNS N' ROSES - My Michelle 03. ...

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SLIPKNOT's JOEY JORDISON Dreams Of SLAYER Gig

The surprising commercial success of SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor's STONE SOUR project has led to much speculation with regards to his status in SLIPKNOT and the possibility that he may leave the group to focus on STONE SOUR full-time (which Taylor has thus far denied). When recently asked by Australia's Metalshop if the rest of ...

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DEATHRIDE Name Debut, Prepare To Record

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have set "Swinging The Dead" as the title for their forthcoming debut album, tentatively due in July through Roadrunner Records. "We start preproduction [with producer Ross Hogarth] sometime around January 12th to the 15th," Fafara says in an official statement. "We will begin the ...

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SUM 41 Offered IRON MAIDEN World Tour

Pop punkers SUM 41 have been offered the opening slot on the upcoming IRON MAIDEN world tour. "IRON MAIDEN have contacted us and they want us on their world tour next year," SUM 41 bassist Cone "Jay" McCaslin told Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "It turns out that they're big SUM 41 fans." "We fell off our ...

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BLINK-182 Drummer Turns Down SLAYER Gig!

BLINK-182 drummer Travis Barker has turned down an opportunity to join SLAYER as a replacement for Dave Lombardo, the skinsman revealed to Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "I've never revealed this before, but a few months ago, I was offered the position as the replacement for Dave Lombardo in SLAYER," he told the magazine. "It would have ...

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SLIPKNOT To Begin Work On New CD In January

SLIPKNOT will begin work on the follow-up to their 2001 breakthrough album, "Iowa", in January. The as-yet-untitled CD, which will be produced by Rick Rubin (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), is tentatively scheduled to be recorded in the spring for a late summer/early fall release through Roadrunner Records. STONE SOUR, the ...

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DOWN Drop Off Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

DOWN are the latest act to have cancelled their participation in Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. No reason was given for the cancellation. The complete schedule for the event now looks as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ...

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NILE Pull Out Of BEAST FEAST 2002

NILE have cancelled their participation in Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. No reason was given for the cancellation. The complete schedule for the event now looks as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE SHADOWS FALL TODAY ...

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SLAYER Management Sold To SANCTUARY

Rick Sales has reportedly sold his management company — which represents the likes of SLAYER, (HED)P.E. and SYSTEMATIC, among others — to Sanctuary Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, JUDAS PRIEST) for an undisclosed sum, according to Hits Daily Double. Also said to have completed a similar arrangement was Adam Schneider, who represents Perry Farrell ...

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SLAYER Drummer Lines Up PHILM Gigs

PHILM, the new project featuring SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, vocalist/guitarist Gerry Nestler, and bassist Juan Perez (both from L.A.'s CIVIL DEFIANCE), have lined up the following gigs during February: Feb. 20 – Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory Feb. 21 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory The band, who were previously known as SHRINE OF COIL, ...

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