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AGGRESSION CORE Part With Founding Member

AGGRESSION CORE, the Washington-based band that features in its ranks former NEVERMORE and current ANNIHILATOR guitarist Curran Murphy, have parted ways with "founding member, chief songwriter, and drummer" Dale Puckett. "After the completion of their sophomore CD, Victim or Enemy, Dale was ousted just days before their US tour was to begin earlier this summer ...

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TRIBE OF JUDAH To Issue Debut Through SPITIRE RECORDS

Boston's TRIBE OF JUDAH, who feature in their ranks former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone, Steve Ferlazzo on synths/programming, Leo Mellache on guitar, Tim Bissonette on guitar, Pat Badger (ex-EXTREME) on bass, and Mike Mangini (ex-EXTREME/ANNIHILATOR) on drums, will release their debut album, entitled Exit Elvis, on October 22nd through Spitfire Records. TRIBE OF JUDAH's ...

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ANNIHILATOR Live Video Posted Online

Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR have made six live tracks available for viewing in streaming video via their official site at this location. The featured songs — "Murder", "Ultramotion", "The Box", "Denied", "The Blackest Day" and "King Of The Kill" — were recorded in London on May 13th. ...

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ANNIHILATOR Guitarist Collapses Following ROCK MACHINA Performance

ANNIHILATOR guitarist Jeff Waters reportedly collapsed from dehydration following the group's July 27th set at Spain's Rock Machina festival, where Waters playing double-duty by also appearing with the headliners SAVATAGE. After a brief stint at a local hospital, the guitarist was back on his feet and performing with SAVATAGE on the remaining dates of their ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Tribute CD: "A Tribute To The Priest"

On September 9th, Nuclear Blast Records will be issuing a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album, entitled A Tribute To The Priest. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows (in no particular order): 01. ANNIHILATOR - "Hell Bent For Leather" 02. PRIMAL FEAR - "Metal Gods" 03. WITCHERY - "Riding On The ...

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MERENDINE ATOMICHE To Utilize ENTOMBED Producer For Forthcoming CD

Italy's MERENDINE ATOMICHE will enter Stockholm, Sweden's Sunlight Studios with producer Tomas Skogsberg (i.e. ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, HELLACOPTERS) in August to record their upcoming full-length CD, entitled Walk Across Fire, for a late 2002 release through France's Deadsun Records. The follow-up to the The Holy Metal mini-CD will reportedly include guest appearances from ANNIHILATOR guitarist Jeff ...

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NEVERMORE Hire TESTAMENT Axeman For Upcoming Tour

TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD axeman Steve Smyth will reportedly be filling the vacant second guitarist slot in NEVERMORE during the latter's upcoming European tour and Vans Warped dates. Smyth will be replacing Curran Murphy, who resigned from his position as NEVERMORE's touring guitarist in order to join Canada's ANNIHILATOR and continue work on his own AGGRESSION CORE project. ...

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PURE SWEET HELL MP3 Up For Grabs

PURE SWEET HELL, the side project of NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have posted an MP3 of the track "Sentinels" at this location. "Sentinels" comes off the group's recent six-song demo, which features Williams on drums and vocals, and Christ Eichhorn on guitar, bass and keyboards. Longtime friends and bandmates since Williams' pre-NEVERMORE days ...

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ANNIHILATOR To Record DVD, CD On European Tour

Veteran Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR are reportedly planning on filming a DVD in addition to the recording of a live album on the group's current European headlining tour. The projected DVD release will reportedly include live footage filmed during the same show as the live CD, plus approximately 60 minutes' worth of additional material (i.e. family ...

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MEDICATION To Appear At Spain's ROCK MACHINA Festival

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have reportedly been confirmed for the Rock Machina festival, which is scheduled to take place on July 27th in Spain. The full line-up ...

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SAVATAGE's CHRIS CAFFERY Speaks Out On Guitarist Change

SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery has issued a personal statement regarding the recent departure of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost and recruitment of former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli to the group's ranks. Says Caffery: “I want to thank Jack for a great job and a fun 10 months on the road. You are a great guy ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Rejoins SAVATAGE

SAVATAGE have fired recently-recruited guitarist Jack Frost and have replaced him with returning axeman Al Pitrelli (ex-MEGADETH), according to a report posted at Brave Words. “[The SAVATAGE] guys lied to me,” Frost said. “You can't lie to the fans. “I loved playing in that band. I thought they were friends. We toured together, ...

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TRISTANIA Announce Upcoming Festival Appearances

Norway's TRISTANIA have been confirmed for the Rock Machina festival, which is scheduled to take place on July 27th in Spain. Also set to appear at the event are RAGE, ANNIHILATOR, SODOM, ELEGY, TRISTANIA, LOST IN TEARS, BLOOD, and RAWHEAD REXX. TRISTANIA will also be performing at the Waldrock festival in Burgum, Holland, on June ...

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ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING Bassist Joins SEVEN WITCHES

SEVEN WITCHES, featuring ex-CRIMSON GLORY vocalist Wade Black and SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, have announced the addition of bassist Joey Vera (i.e. ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ENGINE) to the group's ranks. Joey will reportedly join the group on their upcoming European tour with ANNIHILATOR and will also play on the next SEVEN WITCHES CD. Joey, ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Bassist Booted Over Side Project Involvement

Bassist Bill Mez has been asked to leave Sanctuary recording artists SEVEN WITCHES due to the four-stringer's touring commitments with his main project SINGLE BULLET THEORY. According to an official press release, the upcoming SEVEN WITCHES/ANNIHILATOR European tour falls within the same weeks as the next SBT tour and there was no way to reschedule ...

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ANNIHILATOR European Dates Announced

Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR have announced the dates for their upcoming European headlining tour. They are as follows: Apr. 30 – Wien, AUS @ Planet Music May 01 – Salzburg, AUS @ Rockhouse May 02 – Graz, AUS @ Orpheum May 03 – Wörgl, AUS @ Komma May 04 – Dornbirn, AUS @ Conrad Sohm May ...

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ANNIHILATOR Austrian Live Dates Confirmed

Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR have announced the dates for the Austrian portion of their forthcoming European tour. They are as follows: Apr. 30 – Wien, AUS @ Planet Music May 01 - Salzburg, AUS @ Rockhouse May 02 - Graz, AUS @ Orpheum May 03 - Wörgl, AUS @ Komma May 04 - Dornbirn, AUS @ ...

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NEVERMORE Drummer Forms Side Project, Main Band Remains Involved In Label Dispute

NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams has formed a side project called PURE SWEET HELL, a two-man metal band with “different influences” that also features in its ranks Christ Eichhorn, who plays guitar, bass and keyboards on the group's most recent six-song demo/CD (with Van handling the drums and vocals). Longtime friends and bandmates since Williams' pre-NEVERMORE ...

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REVEREND Pay Tribute To UFO

Seattle's REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH and current WAYNE frontman David Wayne, are presently laying down the basic tracks for their cover of UFO's Lights Out at ex-NEVERMORE/current ANNIHILATOR guitarist Curran Murphy's Smiley Sounds Studios. The finished track will appear on an upcoming UFO tribute CD, which is scheduled to be released through the Midwest ...

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ELEGY's Parry Speaks Out On "Pain", Records ZEPPELIN Cover

Dutch prog-metallers ELEGY are still hard at work on the material for the band's ninth CD, entitled Principles Of Pain, which is scheduled to be recorded during the next couple of months in Madrid, Spain for for release via Marquee Records in Japan and Asia in April, and Locomotive Music in the rest of the ...

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TWIN OBSCENITY Commence Writing Process For Next CD

Norway's TWIN OBSCENITY have begun work on the material for their upcoming studio album, which is scheduled to be recorded later in the year for an early 2003 release through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's Bloodstone will reportedly feature a musical direction that varies in style from the “faster melodic metal” that is ...

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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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