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JUDAS PRIEST Re-Masters On The Way, HALFORD Speaks Out

The third and final phase of the JUDAS PRIEST re-masters is scheduled to be released in early March (March 4th in Germany). There will be only two unreleased studio songs on them—"All Fired Up" (Turbo) and "Living Bad Dreams" (Painkiller)—30-seconds sound excerpts in Real Audio of which can be heard at this and ...

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EYES ADRIFT Embark On Low-Key US Tour

EYES ADRIFT, a new group featuring former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, THE MEAT PUPPETS guitarist/vocalist Curt Kirkwood and SUBLIME drummer Bud Gaugh, began a brief 12-day tour on Friday, January 25th at the I-Spy club in Novoselic's hometown of Seattle. Described as a country-tinged rock not unlike Kirkwood's work in THE MEAT PUPPETS, EYES ADRIFT ...

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GLUECIFER Ink Deal With SPV, Issue New CD

Norwegian rock'n'rollers GLUECIFER have signed a deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records and will issue their long-awaited new album, entitled Basement Apes, on April 8th. Produced by Kre Christoffer Vestrheim of the Norwegian band LOKOMOTIV, the new album will contain the following tracks: 01. Reversed 02. Brutus 03. Losing End 04. Easy Living 05. Little Man 06. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: "Demolition" In Los Angeles

Here is JUDAS PRIEST's set list from their Friday, January 18th performance at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California (second show of their US headlining tour): 01. Metal Gods 02. Heading Out to the Highway 03. Touch of Evil 04. Bloodstained 05. Victim of Changes 06. One on One 07. Running Wild 08. Diamonds ...

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ANTHRAX: PRIEST Tour Set List Revealed

ANTHRAX's set list at the group's first show as the support act on JUDAS PRIEST's headlining US tour on Thursday, January 17th at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada consisted of the following tracks: 01. Among The Living 02. Got The Time 03. Fueled 04. Room For One More 05. Antisocial 06. Superhero ...

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ANTHRAX: "Behind The Music" War Of Words Continues

In the continuing saga that is Billy Milano/Danny Lilker vs. Scott Ian/Charlie Benante over the upcoming VH1 Behind The Music special on ANTHRAX (read our original report on the subject here), S.O.D. frontman Milano has posted yet another message on the Metal Maniacs magazine message board under the heading “The Truth Behind My ...

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GHOULTOWN To "Give 'Em More Rope" In April

Former SOLITUDE AETURNUS bassist Lyle Steadham's new band GHOULTOWN (in which he plays bass and sings) will enter an Austin, Texas studio on January 25th to begin recording their new album, entitled Give 'Em More Rope, for an April release. Among the tracks that are set to appear on the forthcoming CD are the following: ...

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MARDUK Box Set Postponed, US Tour Finalized

The release of MARDUK's forthcoming Blackcrowned box set has been delayed because of printing problems. A new release date has been set for February 18th. In other news, here are the dates for MARDUK's upcoming US tour with AMON AMARTH and DIABOLIC: Jan. 11 - The Lab - St. Paul, MN Jan. 12 - Riley's ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Brixton DVD Set List Revealed!

Here is the final set list performed by JUDAS PRIEST at their December 19th gig at London's Brixton Academy: 01. Metal Gods 02. Heading Out to the Highway 03. Grinder 04. Touch Of Evil 05. Bloodstained 06. Victim Of Changes 07. The Sentinel 08. One On One 09. Running Wild 10. The Ripper 11. Diamonds ...

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RAGE Set To Issue "Unity" During May!

Germany's RAGE are scheduled to enter Twilight Hall Studio during January with producer Charlie Bauerfeind to begin recording their brand new CD, entitled Unity. Tentatively due for release in May, Unity will feature the following track listing: 01. All I Want 02. Insanity 03. Down 04. Set This World On Fire 05. Seven Deadly Sins ...

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THANATOS Recruit New Basist, Record Mini Album!

Veteran Dutch death metal act THANATOS have recruited bassist Marco de Bruin and will enter a Rotterdam recording studio in the first week of January to record three new tracksDevour the Living, Rites of Retaliation and L'AldilaBeyond Terroras well as a new version of Angelic Encounters. These four songs, plus an extra CD-Rom track (the ...

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GLUECIFER Complete Work On New Album, March Release Expected!

Norwegian rock'n'rollers GLUECIFER have completed work on their as-yet-untitled new album, which is tentatively scheduled for an early March release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Produced by Kåre Vestrheim of the Norwegian band LOKOMOTIV and mixed by Ulf Holand (i.e. MOTORPSYCHO) at his Lydlab Studios, the album will feature 11 or 12 of the following 18 ...

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JUDAS PRIEST and HALFORD Plot Their Attack!

JUDAS PRIEST performed an extended set at London's Brixton Academy last night for the filming of an upcoming DVD, which is tentatively scheduled to be issued in late 2002. Among the tracks that PRIEST were scheduled to play were the following: 01. Metal Gods 02. Heading Out To The Highway 03. Grinder 04. Touch Of ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Vocalist Enters Tenth Dimension!

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE vocalist Blaze Bayley, will release its sophomore album, entitled Tenth Dimension, in the UK on February 4th. Tenth Dimension will receive a continental European release on January 21st through SPV/Steamhammer Records. A two-CD digipack version of the album, featuring the album, a 28-page booklet and a bonus CD ...

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Machine - STATIC-X

With Wayne Static's stand-up hair and exaggerated, one-dimensional vocal growl, STATIC-X has been in danger of becoming a cartoon metal band for some time — this despite the fact that the band's 1998 debut, Wisconsin Death Trip, was a propulsive, heavy affair in the vein of classic WHITE ZOMBIE. On the band's long-awaited second effort, ...

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We Have Come for Your Parents - AMEN

Having found the group's I Am/Roadrunner Records debut to be a rather average exercise in post-punk aggression with little in the way of quality songwriting, I had extremely low expectations for AMEN's sophomore effort, a release that vocalist Casey Chaos has very ambitiously dubbed "the most violent album in major label history". Produced, once again, ...

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Don't Give Me Names - GUANO APES

Although they've had limited commercial success Stateside, Germany's GUANO APES have been a huge hit in Europe, and in particular their homeland, where this album entered the pop charts at #1 the week of its release in early May (the group's last album, Proud Like A God shifted some 650,000 units in Germany alone!).

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Renegade - HAMMERFALL

Widely credited for having spearheaded the current traditional metal resurgence in Europe, Sweden's HAMMERFALL have always fallen a bit short of the mark to these ears, boasting a sound that is neither innovative nor particularly convincing, with many of their songs coming across like poor second-rate imitations of early HELLOWEEN.

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Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by MTV.com. While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alcoholism and “other ...

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Archive News Nov 23, 2001

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR will be recording a live CD and DVD on their upcoming European tour, according to an official statement posted at the group's web site. The album will reportedly include 24 songs from all periods of KREATOR's history, while the DVD will contain one professionally-recorded, full-length live concert, as ...

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Archive News Nov 12, 2001

NEVERMORE have dismissed as “totally false” the statement issued by the group's record company, Century Media Records, on Thursday, October 8th that indicated that the band had withdrawn from the five-date east coast/midwest tour with OVERKILL (which was scheduled to run from November 25th through December 2nd) in order to begin work ...

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Archive News Nov 07, 2001

More information has surfaced regarding the behind-the-scenes events leading up to the announced STUCK MOJO reunion show, which is scheduled to take place on New Year's Eve at an as-yet-undisclosed venue in Atlanta, Georgia. According to informed sources, STUCK MOJO will be joined by new bassist/vocalist Keith Watson (formerly of Charlotte, North ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Nov 02, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 5th, and subsequently denied (falsely) by none other than Mayorga himself (see news for October 9th, 2001), SOULFLY have enlisted former skinsman Roy Mayorga to replace the recently-departed Joe Nunez. The newly revamped group are currently at Phoenix, Arizona's (Brill Street) Chaton Studios recording their third ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News Oct 30, 2001

ANTHRAX are rumored to be making an appearance on the Late Night With Jay Leno show this Wednesday, October 31st. In other ANTHRAX-related news, check out this humorous article from Lincoln Journal Star about an ANTHRAX fan whose “ANTHRAX” license plates have gotten him a heap of negative reactions from irate motorists ...

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 2

Hate Breeds Suffering, the long-awaited second album from LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, and THE CROWN/ex-AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg, will be released early in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records. Described as “high-precision black grind”, the album was produced by Russ ...

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