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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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THE ROLLINS BAND To Perform BLACK FLAG Set In San Diego

THE ROLLINS BAND, the group fronted by punk rock icon Henry Rollins, will perform an all-BLACK FLAG set featuring special guests at The Casbah in San Diego, California on Thursday, Dec. 5. The concert promotes "Rise Above", a new benefit CD for the Free the West Memphis 3 Defense Fund, on which Rollins performs alongside ...

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IN FLAMES Confirmed For Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

IN FLAMES are the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The complete schedule for the event is as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE SHADOWS FALL TODAY IS THE DAY ...

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TOMAHAWK Complete Work On New CD

TOMAHAWK, the "all star" band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, ex-HELMET drummer Jon Stainer, former JESUS LIZARD guitarist Duane Denison, and ex-THE COWS/current MELVINS bassist Kevin Rutmanis, are putting the finishing touches to their sophomore effort for a tentative April 2003 release. In related news, Patton's FANTÔMAS project with SLAYER drummer Dave ...

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RUMBLEFISH Finish Recording Debut

Los Angeles-based RUMBLEFISH have finished recording their debut album, "Exit Highland", with producer Mudrock (GODSMACK, TRIK TURNER, POWERMAN 5000) for a March/April 2003 release through Roadrunner Records. The band, who recently signed a management deal with Bill Mcgathy/Cory Sheridan, will mix the album during December with Andy Wallace, who has previously worked with KORN, LIMP ...

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SLAYER Set Release Date For Live DVD

SLAYER have set Feb. 11, 2003 as the release date for their upcoming DVD, titled "War At The Warfield". Recorded at San Francisco's The Warfield on Dec. 7, 2001 during the band's "God Hates The World" tour, "War At The Warfield" marks one of the last live appearances with the group of drummer Paul Bostaph, ...

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SYSTEMATIC Name Sophomore CD

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC have set "Pleasure To Burn" as the title for their sophomore CD, due in early 2003 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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METAL BLADE RECORDS CEO To Participate In Online Chat

Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel will participate in a live chat via America Online on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 9:00 p.m. Metal Blade, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, has gained widespread notability as the launching pad for the careers of such bands as METALLICA, SLAYER and even GOO GOO DOLLS. To ...

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PUSHED Announce West Hollywood Gig

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have announced a show at the Whiskey A Go-Go in West Hollywood, California on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The band is scheduled to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. ...

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EXODUS To Open For SUM 41 In San Francisco

Veteran Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will be opening for pop-punkers SUM 41 at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on Sunday, Dec. 1. EXODUS, who are currently preparing to record their first studio album of new material since 1992's "Force Of Habit", were personally invited by the Canadian group to join them at the ...

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BLACK CLOUD Announce Set List For THRASHBACK FESTIVAL

BLACK CLOUD, the Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, and B.A.R.F. frontman Marc Vaillancourt, have announced the set list for their upcoming appearance at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec on Nov. ...

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SYSTEMATIC: Next CD Will Be 'Very Straightforward And Very Intense'

San Francisco Bay Area metal act SYSTEMATIC have finished recording the drums and arecurrently laying down guitar and bass tracks for their as-yet-untitled sophomore CD, due in early 2003 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 ...

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SHADOWS FALL Confirmed For BEAST FEAST 2002

SHADOWS FALL is the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The complete schedule for the event is as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ENEMY HATEBREED SHADOWS FALL TODAY IS THE DAY ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO To Perform With Side Project

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo will reportedly be performing with his side project PHILM at Club Ibiza in Whittier, California on Thursday, November 7. Formerly known as SHRINE OF COIL, PHILM include in their ranks vocalist/guitarist Gerry Nestler and bassist Juan Perez, both from L.A.'s CIVIL DEFIANCE. The band's music has previously been described by Lombardo ...

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LULLACRY Finish Tracking Vocals, Prepare To Mix New CD

Finland's LULLACRY have finished recording the vocals for their as-yet-untitled third album and are currently laying down lead guitar parts and keyboards, which will be completed over the course of the next month. Mixings sessions for the album's projected first single, "Don't Touch The Flame", will begin on November 13 at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki. ...

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BEAST FEAST 2002: Complete Schedule Announced

The organizers of Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan, have announced the complete schedule for the event. The details are as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTORHEAD ARCH ENEMY HATEBREED BURNT BY THE SUN BAT CAVE PULLING TEETH UNDOWN YELLOW ...

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PUSHED Complete Work On Debut EP

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have set "Iodine" as the name of their debut EP, which was recently recorded at Global Artists Studios (formerly Goldentrack Studios) in Escondido, California. Three new cuts appear on the effort alongside a remixed version of the track "Surface" from the ...

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Metal Stars To Honor Late DROWNING POOL Singer On Upcoming DVD

A tribute DVD to late DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams, titled Sinema, is scheduled for release on November 19th through Wind-Up. Sinema combines a history of the band with personal accounts of the much-loved singer. It features uncensored, behind-the-scenes footage of the bandmembers on tour and hanging out in their hometown of Dallas, according to ...

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Veteran Rock Photographer Launches Official Web Site

Veteran rock photographer Ross Halfin has launched his official web site at this location. In the business since the late 1970s, Halfin began his career at the now-defunct publication Sounds and its off-shoot magazine Kerrang! and has worked with virtually every major rock band in existence, including AC/DC, AEROSMITH, LED ZEPPELIN, METALLICA, IRON ...

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SLIPKNOT In Talks With RICK RUBIN To Produce Next CD

SLIPKNOT are in talks with Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER) to produce the band's next studio album, tentatively due in late 2003. It is not presently clear if Rubin has officially agreed to helm the project, which would mark the group's first studio collaboration with someone other than Ross ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Get Help From KORN, Ex-HELMET Guitarists On New CD

LIMP BIZKIT have received help from former HELMET singer/guitarist Page Hamilton and KORN's Brian "Head" Welch during the writing/recording sessions for the group's brand new CD, Less Is More, tentatively due in the spring through Flip/Interscope Records. However, it is presently unclear if Hamilton and Welch's contributions will make the final CD, which is currently ...

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MANMADEGOD Line Up West Coast Dates

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have lined up the following dates during October/November: Oct. 19 - Mt. View CA @ Shoreline Amp. (2nd Annual Silicon Valley Beer Fest) Nov. 07 - Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go Nov. 10 – Sacramento, CA @ ...

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