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THUNDERSTONE: New Audio Clips Posted Online

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have posted a few audio clips from their sophomore album, "The Burning", at their official web site. Check them out here. The follow-up to last year's "Thunderstone" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne and was mixed at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila ...

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ANTHRAX To Record Live Shows For Upcoming CD/DVD

ANTHRAX will record their upcoming shows in Chicago (Dec. 5), Flint (Dec. 6) and Cleveland (Dec. 7) for a live CD/DVD that will accompany the group's previously announced collection of Joey Belladonna/Neil Turbin-era songs sung by current vocalist John Bush. As previously reported, the studio portion of the set, dubbed "Metallum Maximus Aeternus", will be ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Record In The Spring

Finnish "new wave" death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM are busy writing and demoing new material for their sophomore album, tentatively due next summer. The follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, "Spirits and August Light", is scheduled to be recorded late spring 2004 with engineer Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland and will be ...

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FUELED II FIRE To Support ILL NINO In December

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have lined up the following dates during December: Dec. 11 - Back Room - Austin, TX (w/ ILL NINO) Dec. 12 - The Live Room - Abilene, TX (w/ ILL NINO) Dec. 13 - ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: Video Posted Online

Finnish melo-death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have uploaded their video for the song "Writhen" to their web site at this location. "Writhen" comes off the group's full-length debut, "Spirits and August Light", which was released earlier this year through England's Rage Of Achilles Records. The CD was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump studios ...

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ANTHRAX: More U.S. Dates Announced

ANTHRAX have announced the following dates in late November/early December: Nov. 29 - Leominster, MA @ Club Liquid (w/ DOGFIGHT, SLAVES ON DOPE) Dec. 01 - Toledo, OH @ Headliners Dec. 02 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theatre (w/ DYSTALIS, BLEDO) Dec. 03 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's Dec. 05 - Chicago, IL ...

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CORETEZ Reveal Band Lineup For Long Island Gig

CORETEZ, the new group featuring former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez (vocals) and Marc Rizzo (guitar, also in SOULFLY), have announced their band lineup for the group's live debut, which is scheduled to take place on November 13 at The Downtown Farmingdale, New York. Also performing on the bill will be BLOODSIMPLE (featuring VISION OF ...

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MANITOU To Begin Recording Debut Album

Finnish prog-metallers MANITOU will enter Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki at the end of the month to begin recording their debut full-length album, entitled "Mad Moon Rising". Mixing will be done by Nino Laurenne of THUNDERSTONE fame. The album will be released in the spring through the British label Rage Of Achilles. The tentative track ...

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CORETEZ To Make Live Debut In November

CORETEZ, the new band featuring former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez and Marc Rizzo (SOULFLY), will make their live debut on November 13 at The Downtown in Farmingdale, New York. Also performing on the bill will be BLOODSIMPLE (featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle ...

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IMPERANON Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Finland's IMPERANON have signed a multi-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group, whose members range in age from 17 to 24, are described in an official press release as "the future metal band from Finland! Fans [of] CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH and SONATA ARCTICA will very soon add [IMPERANON] to their list of favorite ...

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Former MEGADETH Bassist To Guest On New SOULFLY Album

Former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson has recorded the bass tracks for four songs on the forthcoming SOULFLY album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Roadrunner Records. Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55) is expected to handle the bass duties on the remaining cuts. Other musicians slated to join mainman Max Cavalera on the album include guitarist Marc ...

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SOULFLY To Perform At Arizona's WESTERN NAVAJO FAIR

The current lineup of SOULFY — mainman Max Cavalera, guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO), drummer Joe Nunez (STRIPPING THE PISTOL), and bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist) — will be performing at the Western Navajo Fair in Tuba City, Arizona on Saturday, October 18. The band are expected to play selections from their three albums ...

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SOULFLY Premiere New Material At D-LOW MEMORIAL Show

The current lineup of SOULFY — mainman Max Cavalera, guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO), drummer Joe Nunez (STRIPPING THE PISTOL), and bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist) — premiered two new songs during their appearance at the 7th Annual Memorial D-Low (Dana Wells) Show in Tempe, Arizona last Saturday (September 27). The tracks, tentatively titled ...

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Former ILL NINO Guitarist To Record With SOULFLY

Former ILL NINO and current CORETEZ guitarist Marc Rizzo has confirmed that he will be the featured second guitarist on the next SOULFLY album, tentatively due in the summer 2004 through Roadrunner Records. Rizzo completed three gigs with the group last week as the replacement for Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT), who — along with drummer Roy ...

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MAX CAVALERA On SOULFLY Member Changes: 'It's No Big Deal'

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has broken his silence about the departures of bassist Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. "This is no big deal," Cavalera said in a statement. "SOULFLY is always evolving. I am always going to introduce new musicians to the fans. In fact there has never been the ...

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BIOHAZARD Drummer To Guest On CORETEZ EP

BIOHAZARD/AMONG THIEVES drummer Danny Schuler is currently laying down the drums for the forthcoming EP from CORETEZ, the new project featuring former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez (guitar) and Marc Rizzo (percussion). In other CORETEZ news, the song "Five Months" will be appearing on the upcoming "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" soundtrack along with songs from PANTERA, ...

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SOULFLY Frontman And Manager Are 'Very Loving People': New Bassist

Bobby Burns (PRIMER 55, BEAUTIFUL) has confirmed via on online posting that he is currently rehearsing with SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera as the group's temporary bassist following the sudden departure of Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. The revamped band, who are completed by guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO) and drummer ...

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Update: SOULFLY's New (Temporary?) Lineup Revealed

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera will be joined by guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO), drummer Joe Nunez (who played on the group's "Primitive" release and subsequent world tour), and bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist) at the group's live appearances in California and Arizona, scheduled to take place later this week. It is not presently clear ...

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Former ILL NINO Members Join Forces In CORETEZ

Former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez (guitar) and Marc Rizzo (percussion) have joined forces in CORETEZ, a new project that is currently "experimenting and demoing songs" at Hell studios in New Jersey with producer Adam Hornyak. CORETEZ's music is "a mix with the new and the old," according to a post on the group's newly ...

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'MTV2 Headbanger's Ball' CD Track Listing Announced

The complete track listing has been announced for the first-ever "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album, due on October 7 through Roadrunner Records. The "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album will feature 40 tracks on 2 CDs for the cost of just one. The first disc will feature "unit movers" from the hard rock scene, the big names who've ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Guitarist Says His 'Dictatorship' Comment Was A Misquote

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Ahrue Luster (currently in ILL NINO) has released a statement in response to MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain's post regarding Luster's previous characterization of the decision-making process in MH as "a Robb Flynn dictatorship." Speaking to Metal Hammer magazine for its current issue, Luster said, "I've known [the ILL NINO] guys ...

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THUNDERSTONE Begin Mixing Sophomore Album

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have commenced the mixing process for their sophomore album, "The Burning", at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM). The follow-up to last year's "Thunderstone" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne and will include the following cuts, among others: 01. Until We ...

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AHRUE LUSTER: 'MACHINE HEAD Is A ROBB FLYNN Dictatorship!'

Former MACHINE HEAD and current ILL NINO guitarist Ahrue Luster recently spoke to Metal Hammer magazine about adjusting to his new gig after leaving his previous band. "I've known [the ILL NINO] guys a long time," said Luster. "MACHINE HEAD did two tours with them, and I actually had more fun hanging out with them ...

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Freddy Vs. Jason - VARIOUS ARTISTS

The soundtrack album is such a tired marketing ploy these days that it takes a lot for one to be truly interesting or exciting. Of course, even the term "soundtrack" is usually a misnomer: most of the songs you hear on these albums have little or nothing to do with the movie, and are frequently ...

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ILL NINO Finalize Track Listing For 'Confession'

ILL NINO have finalized the track listing for their sophomore effort, "Confession", due on September 30 through Roadrunner Records. "Confession" was produced by Bob Marlette and ILL NINO drummer Dave Chavarri and was mixed by Michael Barbiero (METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, LOSTPROPHETS, SNAPCASE). The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Te ...

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