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EAT THE DAY Land Vocalist

EAT THE DAY, the new group led by former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, have secured the services of an as-yet-undisclosed vocalist. "We found him," states a message posted on the band's official web site. "The job position has been filled. Big thanks go out to everyone who sent in demos, but we now must ...

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CKY Land Opening Slot On GUNS N' ROSES Tour!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, NY - Hot on the heals of their critically-acclaimed and commercially-embraced new album "Infiltrate. Destroy. Rebuild", Philly's punk/metal pioneers CKY have landed the intensely sought-after opening slot on GUNS N' ROSES' national tour. In addition, their album has been growing in sales each week and has re-entered Billboard's Top 200 ...

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JEFF PILSON: 'Things Are Heating Up In L/P Land'

L/P, the new group featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass/vocals), are in the final stages of negotiations for a U.S. record deal, having already secured a Japanese release via JVC Records. "Things are heating up in L/P land," Pilson writes on his official web site. "There are a couple labels ...

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DOKKEN Bassist Sits In With FIREHOUSE

Bassist Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ULI JON ROTH) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, on Friday night I was just settling down for the normal kind of weekend us rockstars have - you know, watching the cartoon channel and picking the green bits from inside the deepest recesses of my toenails ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Land Clothing Endorsement

PITCHSHIFTER have struck up a collaboration/endorsement deal with Wales-based "board" clothing company Underbelly Clothing. Underbelly had previously hooked up with PITCHSHIFTER on their recent UK headlining tour for the "P.S.I." album and are now supplying the guys with their threads on a more "permanent basis", according to the band's official web site. Commented bassist Mark ...

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EDENBRIDGE Cancel Brazilian Tour

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE have cancelled their Brazilian tour "due to the enormous devaluation of the Brazilian currency," according to the group's official web site. "I'm very sorry to say that the tour has been cancelled so few days before it should have started," said guitarist/keyboarder Lanvall. "Our record label Hellion Records did ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's EMI RECORDS Catalog To Be Reissued

EMI Records will reissue the QUEENSRŸCHE catalog in 2003 with bonus tracks, expanded packaging, unreleased photos, memorabilia and new liner notes. The albums planned for re-release are as follows: April 8, 2003: "Queensrÿche" EP "The Warning" "Rage For Order" "Operation: Mindcrime" May 6, 2003: "Empire" "Promised Land" "Hear In The Now Frontier" ...

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Former MORTA SKULD Members Resurface In MS2

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based MS2, featuring former members of the acclaimed death metal act MORTA SKULD, have completed work on a brand new three-song demo and are seeking a label deal with a view towards releasing the group's debut album next year. Consisting of Andrew Broas (vocals), Dave Gregor (guitar/vocals), Jason Hellman (bass samples/vocals), and Ed Wallner ...

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KATATONIA Commence Work On New Material

Sweden's KATATONIA are hard at work on material for their sixth full-length album, which is scheduled to be recorded this fall for an early 2003 release through Peaceville Records. "Our process of writing/pre-producing the new album has started to take off well now," guitarist Anders Nyström stated via the group's official web site. "This nocturnal ...

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CANDLEMASS Announce European Gigs

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—have announced additional European dates in October. They are as follows: Oct. 06 - Tilburg, NETH @ Club 013 Oct. 19 - Thessaloniki, GRE @ Club Hydrogios Oct. 20 - Athens, GRE @ Club ...

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PARAGON Begin Work On New Material, Land GAMMA RAY Tour

German melodic metallers PARAGON are writing songs for the follow-up to this year's critically-acclaimed Law Of The Blade CD for a tentative late 2003 release through Remedy Records/Zomba. According to bassist Jan Bünning, "we have about seven tiles in work already and one song, 'Eye of The Storm', is almost complete. We perhaps will record ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Helps Out California Parks

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield recently purchased a large plot of land in San Rafael, California, and he has donated 438 acres to the Marin County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services, according to MTV.com. Marin County will never exercise development rights on the land, according to Ron Miska, Assistant General Manager for the ...

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PURE SWEET HELL Land On MTV2

PURE SWEET HELL, the side project of NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have apparently made it to MTV2. Here's the band's official press release on the matter: "Iann Robinson, the lone Metal Crusader who does MTV News (you know the dude with the tattoos, sporting the mohawk), at the end of one of his news broadcasts ...

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To Serve Man - CATTLE DECAPITATION

What immediately strikes you about this Cali foursome's music is the total lack of effects. They definitely look like your typical goregrind band on the surface. But where IMPALED, SEPSISM, DISGORGE (both of them), COCK AND BALL TORTURE, REGURGITATE and zillions of others tailor their heaviness with severely downtuned guitars and/or heinously manipulated vocals, CATTLE ...

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ALL BORO KINGS Land On German Alternative Charts

ALL BORO KINGS, the new project consisting of Dave Neabore (DOG EAT DOG, bass/vocals), Dan Nastasi (ex-DOG EAT DOG/MUCKY PUP, guitar/vocals), Sean Kilkenny (DOG EAT DOG, guitar/vocals) and drummer John Milnes (ex-TRACY BONHAM/THE BLOODHOUND GANG), landed at position #16 on the German Alternative Single chart with "Blowin' Smoke" and #14 on the German Alternative Album ...

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SHAMAN Land ROADIE CREW Cover In First Post-Recording Interview

Brazil's SHAMAN, featuring former ANGRA members Andre Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (drums), are featured on the cover of the August edition of the Brazilian magazine Roadie Crew, accompanied by a six-page interview about the recording process of their debut album, Ritual, and the group's recent signing with Universal Music Brazil. To ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer Comments On New BILLY IDOL Keyboardist, Unreleased BALL Album

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current BILLY IDOL drummer Brian Tichy recently commented on the addition of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Derek Sherinian to IDOL's summer touring line-up. Said Tichy: "There's a new keyboardist in the mix... It's none other than...the keyboardist's keyboardist... the hardest working keyboardist in the music business... the keyboardist with the full ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Land New Frontman

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have replaced singer Jesse Leach with ex-BLOOD HAD BEEN SHED frontman Howard Jones, according to bassist Mike D'Antonio, who broke his silence on the situation in an interview with Australia's Metalshop. "[Jesse] strained his voice and he did it touring, and he has done it previously," Mike responded to a question ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION's Debut Album Banned In Germany!

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have reportedly had their debut album, To Serve Man, banned in Germany before the album has even been released. German Metal Blade Records distributor SPV is said to have refused to put the album in stores due to the brutal artwork, forcing the label to make the album available ...

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