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Former MEGADETH Bassist To Collaborate With DRY KILL LOGIC, WARMACHINE

Former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson spent the weekend of April 6-7 in New York assisting Roadrunner Records recording artists DRY KILL LOGIC with the songwriting process for the latter's sophomore full-length effort, which is tentatively due in late 2002. In other news, Ellefson will shortly collaborate with the Toronto, Canada-based four-piece WARMACHINE on the band's ...

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PARADISE LOST: “Evolve” DVD At A Glance

PARADISE LOST will shortly be releasing a DVD entitled Evolve through Music For Nations Records in Europe. Although the final track listing has yet to be officially confirmed, the DVD will likely include the following: Live in Stuttgart, Germany — from previously-released Harmony Breaks long-form video (all tracks except ones controlled by Peaceville Records): 01. ...

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ROYAL HUNT To Issue Japanese "Best Of" CD

ROYAL HUNT will issue a compilation CD entitled On The Mission 2002 The Very Best Of ROYAL HUNT via their Japanese label Teichiku Records on May 15th. The album will include the following track listing: 01. Flight 02. Land of Broken Hearts 03. Martial Arts 04. Clown in the Mirror 05. Epilogue 06. Time 07. ...

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FILTER Frontman Explains Meaning Behind Title Of Forthcoming CD

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick recently elaborated on his explanation for why he selected The Amalgamut as the title of the group's forthcoming studio CD, due through Reprise Records in July. According to Patrick, I called the record The Amalgamut because I took a trip across the country and started to realize that everything in America ...

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LAMB OF GOD Land Endorsement Deal With DC Shoes

Prosthetic Records recording artists LAMB OF GOD recently hooked up an endorsement deal with premier skateboard equipment manufacturer DC Shoes. DC Shoes' pro skater Danny Way, the reigning king of extreme skateboarding antics, looks to LAMB OF GOD and tracks from New American Gospel to provide the sonic backdrop for his unbelievable stunts, including launching ...

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SONATA ARCTICA To Issue First-Ever Live Album In July

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA will issue their first-ever live album, entitled Songs of Silence - Live in Tokyo, in Finland on July 1st. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Intro 02. Weballergy 03. Kingdom for a Heart 04. Sing in Silence 05. False News Travel Fast 06. Last Drop ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Announce Tribute Appearances, Land Swedish Grammy

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have just finished recording a version of THE RAMONES' "Pet Cemetery" with producer Pelle Gunnerfeldt (FIRESIDE) for the upcoming RAMONES tribute album The Song Ramones The Same. Other artists set to appear on the tribute CD are THE HIVES, THE HELLACOPTERS, SAHARA HOTNIGHTS and THE DICTATORS, among others. In other news, BACKYARD ...

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THE FALLEN Land Endorsement Deal, Prepare To Issue Sophomore CD

Metal Blade Records recording artists THE FALLEN are proud to announce their new allegiance with B.C. Rich Guitars, a company that needs no introduction within the music industry. THE FALLEN will exclusively play and endorse B.C. Rich guitars and basses, and will be featured in the new B.C. Rich 2002 catalog. Look for THE FALLEN's ...

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COAL CHAMBER: Soundtrack Bound!

COAL CHAMBER will be contributing two new songs to The Scorpion King and Resident Evil soundtracks—“Glow” for the former, which will land in stores on March 26th through Republic/Universal Records, and “Something” for the latter, which is due on March 12th through Roadrunner. Both tracks will also appear on the band's long-awaited third full-length CD, ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Land New Drummer, Continue Bassist Search

POWERMAN 5000 have acquired an as-yet-undisclosed new drummer as a replacement for Al Pahanish, who left the group in October to pursue other projects. Currently in the studio recording material for their forthcoming CD (following an aborted attempt, entitled Anyone For Doomsday?, that got pulled two weeks prior to its scheduled August 28th release), POWERMAN ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE And Family Land TV Show

OZZY OSBOURNE and his family will be the subject of a new TV series, The Osbournes, to debut on MTV on March 5th. The series is based on a six-month period during which Ozzy and family allowed MTV nearly unlimited access to their personal and professional lives. According to the network, the show deals with ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS Land In The Los Angeles Times!

THE IRON MAIDENS, L.A.'s all-girl tribute to IRON MAIDEN that features in its ranks PHANTOM BLUE drummer Linda McDonald and guitarist Josephine, were the subject of an article in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times. You can read the feature (which includes a talk with THE IRON MAIDENS vocalist Jenny "Bruce Chickinson" Warren) at ...

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ARCH ENEMY's "Wages Of Sin" To Be Unleashed On March 18th!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ARCH ENEMY — Supreme Wages Of Sin to be released on March 18th, 2002! The wait is finally over, soon we are all to experience the frenetically anticipated release of ARCH ENEMY's finest album to date, Wages Of Sin in Europe and America! The Swedish Metal supergroup has become the leading band ...

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CRYOGENIC Land New Vocalist

Australia's CRYOGENIC have recruited former HENRY'S ANGER singer Steve Simmons to fill the vacancy left by the departure of Sloane Maloney. Two showcase gigs are set for Sydney sometime in February. ...

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OMEN Re-Awaken To An "Eternal Black Dawn"!

Classic US metallers OMEN are currently in the studio recording their eagerly-anticipated follow-up to Reopening The Gates, entitled Eternal Black Dawn. The group's first CD with new vocalist Kevin Goocher, Eternal Black Dawn is tentatively scheduled to be mixed in January for a late spring release through an as-yet-undetermined record company. According to guitarist/founder Kenny ...

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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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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Nov 22, 2001

As a result of a tremendous increase in traffic since the anthrax terrorist attacks started, ANTHRAX (the band) have decided to move their official web site to http://www.anthraxtheband.com. According to a statement issued by anthraxheband.com webmaster Brent, “we've been getting immense numbers of hits (at times greater than starwars.com got to download ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 1

The recently-reunited classic CANDLEMASS line-up—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will perform a five-song set at the Christmas bash, dubbed Black Lucia, of Sweden's premiere metal magazine, Close-Up (www.closeupmagazine.net), at Wildside (Daily's) in Stockholm, Sweden on December 13th. The event ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 2

Kip Winger, he of WINGER fame, has placed “original and authentic WINGER/Kip Winger memorabilia” for sale via eBay. According to Winger's official web site, “this garage sale features clothing used in performances and photo shoots, and equipment used in the studio on his recent albums.” For more info, go to this location.

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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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 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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