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'Spinal Tap' Joins National Film Registry

"This Is Spinal Tap", the 1984 Rob Reiner spoof rockumentary, was recently nominated, along with 22 other films, to be preserved by the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. Also selected for the honor was the 1991 John Singleton gangster film "Boyz N the Hood", which co-starred Ice Cube. The 2003 slate, chosen ...

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Ex-DEATH Bassist Joins INFINITY MINUS ONE

Former DEATH bassist Kelly Conlon has joined Boston-based progressive rock/metal act INFINITY MINUS ONE. The group, who recently released a full-length CD titled "Tales from the Mobius Strip", combine "elements of classical music, film scores, and video games within a rock context," according to an official press release. "Formed at the famous Berklee College of ...

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ANTHRAX Soundtrack Cut Makes Its Way Online

A full-length MP3 of the ANTHRAX-penned track "Love Siege", which appears on the soundtrack to director John Carpenter's Ghost Of Mars, can be downloaded from Carpenter's official web site at this location. According to the official web site of ex-ANTHRAX guitarist Paul Crook, "the song was written and recorded live in the studio ...

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MEMENTO Tap ALICE IN CHAINS Producer For Debut CD

Australia's MEMENTO are due to shortly enter the studio in Los Angeles, California with producer Toby Wright (i.e. ALICE IN CHAINS, SOULFLY, SEVENDUST, KORN) to begin recording their debut album for Columbia/Sony Records, due at the end of the year. For more information on the group, visit their official web site at this ...

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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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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 Oct 26, 2001

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have officially confirmed the departure of drummer Sven Vormann, a move that was first reported here back on October 22nd. A replacement skinsman has already been found, but his identity has yet to be revealed. More details will be forthcoming in the next few days.


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Archive News Sep 18, 2001

In what is yet another Roadrunner Records first, SLIPKNOT will be gracing the cover of the next issue of Rolling Stone magazine, which is due to hit the newsstands this Friday, September 21st.


ENTOMBED's brand new studio opus, entitled Morning Star, will be released through Koch Entertainment in the US ...

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Archive News Aug 07, 2001

MACHINE HEAD's Supercharger CD has been pushed back to an October release through Roadrunner Records via distribution from Universal. It is believed that the label's recently-completed joint-venture agreement with the Island Def Jam Music Group is largely to blame for this most recent delay, which has resulted in several other releases getting pushed back, ...

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Archive News Jul 10, 2001 - update 1

An ardent and vocal MACHINE HEAD supporter during the group's early years, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has revealed to Sweden's Close-Up magazine that he has found MACHINE HEAD's latter-day recorded output less than inspiring, particularly as compared to newer acts such as SLIPKNOT and longtime King faves PANTERA. Here is Kerry's statement about MACHINE ...

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Archive News Jul 10, 2001 - update 2

Sweden's CLAWFINGER have lined up a few German and Austrian headlining shows during September/October. The dates are as follows:

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Sept. 29 - Berlin, GER @ Knaack

Sept. 30 - Köln, GER @ Prime Club

Oct. 01 - Hamburg, GER @ Schlachthof

Oct. 03 - Frankfurt, ...

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Archive News Jun 13, 2001

According to reliable but unofficial sources, former C.O.C. and current LEADFOOT members Karl Agell (vocals) and Phil Swisher (bass) have joined forces with ex-C.O.C. drummer and current BROWN guitarist/vocalist Reed Mullin in a brand new, as-yet-unnamed project that may also feature in its ranks C.O.C. guitarist Woody Weatherman. It is unclear at this time what ...

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Archive News Jun 06, 2001

The following update on TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy's condition was posted on the group's official web site: 'Chuck Billy says 'Hello!' and wanted me to let you know he is doing well and adapting to the treatment for cancer. Though he's lost some of his hair, he has yet to feel the most common side-effects ...

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Archive News May 04, 2001

EXODUS and VIO-LENCE reunions are being mentioned as a possibility for a benefit concert that is currently being planned for TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. No date has been announced yet, but the show is most likely to occur in San Francisco, and if everything goes according to plan, the ...

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Archive News May 03, 2001

MACHINE HEAD have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming Supercharger CD, which is due to be mixed shortly for a late summer release. Produced by Johnny K and recorded at Los Angeles Mad Dog and Indigo Ranch studios, Supercharger will contain the following songs (in no particular order):

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01. Bulldozer

02. White Knuckle ...

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Archive News Apr 13, 2001 - update 1

SLAYER are currently in the studio mixing their upcoming album, tentatively titled Soundtracks Of The Apocalypse, and are scheduled to complete the mixing process on April 20th, according to the group's publicist. The Matt Hyde-produced CD is due for release through American / Columbia Records on July 3rd.


Japan's LOUDNESS will reportedly be issuing ...

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Archive News Apr 05, 2001 - update 1

Sweden's IN FLAMES has cancelled their previously announced US tour with CLUTCH. No reason was given for the cancellation.


North Carolina's BROWN, the new group founded by former C.O.C. drummer Reed Mullin (who plays guitar and sings lead in the new band) and producer John Custer (i.e. C.O.C., DAG, CRY OF LOVE), are taking ...

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Archive News Mar 18, 2001 - update 1

MACHINE HEAD have entered Mad Dog Studios in Los Angeles with producer Johnny K (DISTURBED, NO ONE, SOIL) to begin recording their fourth full-length album, entitled Supercharger. The band will spend two weeks at Mad Dog Studios laying down the basic tracks (drums, bass, some rhythm guitars) before heading to the Indigo Ranch Studio in ...

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Archive News Mar 05, 2001 - update 1

SEVENDUST are in Orlando, FL writing new material for their third album, which they are tentatively scheduled to begin recording in mid-April with producer Ben Grosse (i.e. FILTER, SIMON SAYS). Presently untitled, the album will be released through TVT Records in the fall, and it will reportedly contain material that will be softer and less ...

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