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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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TWO HIT CREEPER Land VANS WARPED TOUR Dates

Los Angeles-based TWO HIT CREEPER will be appearing on the Vans Warped Tour from July 2nd through July 14th on the Criterion Records stage. The dates are as follows: Jul. 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ Peoria Sports Complex Jul. 03 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre Lot Jul. 05 - Las Vegas, NV @ ...

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LULLACRY Land New Vocalist, Prepare To Record Third CD

Finland's LULLACRY have found a new vocalist to fill their ranks following the recent departure of former singer Tanya. The similarly-named Tanja "proved herself to be more than a fitting replacement for her predecessor, showcasing the requirements and abilities needed to take the band to the next level in their career," according to an official ...

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THRESHOLD Complete Work On "Critical Mass"

UK progressive metallers THRESHOLD have completed work on their new album, entitled Critical Mass, for an early September release. The artwork is currently being completed by Thomas Ewerhard who was also responsible for the band's two previous studio album sleeves, and a multimedia section is also being put together for a limited-edition release of the ...

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ROCK FEST 2002 Tour Gets Expanded

The first leg of the Rock Fest 2002 tour, featuring DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and L.A. GUNS, has been expanded to include a few more dates. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jun. 20 – Fargo, ND @ Red River Valley Fair Jun. 21 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ Hitters Sports Park Jun. 22 ...

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TOMAHAWK Land Entire TOOL Tour

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, will be opening for TOOL on the latter band's entire North American tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 11 - Bakersfield, CA ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: "Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Miserable"

In the new issue of Sweden's premiere metal publication, Close-Up Magazine, journalist Martin Carlsson speaks at length with vocalist Phil Anselmo on a number of topics, including his numerous side projects, PANTERA and Anselmo's past and present drug use. The interview was conducted over the phone on May 4th, while the singer was staying at ...

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EDGUY Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary With Special Gig

German melodic metallers EDGUY celebrated their 10-year anniversary by playing a very special show at Stadthalle in Offenbach, Germany on May 31st. Also appearing on the bill were German thrashers KREATOR. EDGUY's complete set list for the show was as follows: 01. Intro 02. Wake up the King 03. Tears of a Mandrake 04. Painting ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Rejoined By Guitarist, Prepare To Record New CD

Finland's TO/DIE/FOR have been rejoined by guitarist J.P. Sutela land are due to enter Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland on October 5th to begin recording their new album, entitled Jaded, for a tentative January 2003 release through Spinefarm Records. In the meantime, the group will perform one new, as-yet-undisclosed track at their upcoming European summer ...

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WARMACHINE To Perform Live On CKMS' "Space In Your Face"

Up-and-coming Canadian metal act WARMACHINE will be performing a live concert broadcast on CKMS' metal radio show Space In Your Face on Thursday, June 27th from 10:00 PM - Midnight Eastern Time (originating from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario on 100.3 FM). The performance will also be broadcast over the Internet. For more information on how to tune ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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The Cold White Light - SENTENCED

Listening to the latest effort from Finnish “suicide kings” SENTENCED, it's hard to imagine that this is the same band that nine years ago released one of the more memorable slices of melodic technical death metal in the shape of their North From Here CD. Having since switched direction in favor of a sound that ...

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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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