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MONSTER MAGNET Re-Name New Album, Switch Producers

MONSTER MAGNET have changed the tentative title for their forthcoming studio album to "Monolithic Babies" from the previously announced "Radiation Day". In addition, the band appear to have switched producers for the project, with the original choice of Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) having been jettisoned in favor of ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Add Second Guitarist

Legendary Swedish grincore merchants GENERAL SURGERY, featuring DISMEMBER singer Matti Kärki, have announced the addition of second guitarist Johan Wallin (REPUGNANT, SCURVY) to the group's ranks. The band will shortly film a video for the track "Lab Rat" (mp3) from their recently released split CD with THE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINERS on Razorback Records. ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS: New Collection Of Rarities, DVD On The Way

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, who feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, are compiling another collection of their singles and rare recordings, titled "Cream Of The Crap! Vol. 2". The set will reportedly contain 22 tracks recorded between 1995 and 2000 and is tentatively due in January 2004. In addition, the band ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'My Dad The Rock Star' Cartoon To Bow In September

Bill Brioux of the Toronto Sun reports that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is "the dude behind 'My Dad The Rock Star', one of several fall gems unveiled yesterday (August 12) in Toronto at a press conference for various Alliance Atlantis networks. " 'My Dad The Rock Star', featuring a platform-wearing, clown-faced guitar slasher named Rock ...

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BACKYARD BABIES To Begin Mixing In Late August

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES are on track to complete the recordings for their new album on Monday, July 28 and begin mixing the effort on August 24 in Los Angeles. The band, who are currently recording the follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good" at Stockholm's Polar studios with producer Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS ...

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JAMES HETFIELD's WAYLON JENNINGS Tribute To Surface In August

RCA's Waylon Jennings tribute album, "I've Always Been Crazy", featuring METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield on a solo cover of "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand", will be released Aug. 19 after being bumped from its original April date. Hetfield's contribution comes from Jennings' September 1978 release, "I've Always Been Crazy". ...

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Man, Teen Listened To SLIPKNOT Before Committing Murder

Felisa Cardona of San Bernardino County Sun reports that a pair of friends carried butcher knives and sang a song by the "death metal" band SLIPKNOT as they lured their friend to his death, police say. Prosecutors say Jason Lamar Harris, 20, and his 16-year-old friend, Amber Rose Riley, talked about killing Terry Ray Taylor ...

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GENERAL SURGERY: New Music On The Way

Legendary Swedish grincore merchants GENERAL SURGERY, featuring DISMEMBER singer Matti Kärki, are planning on issuing a split 7" with Spain's most-wanted horror-grinders MACHETAZO, and a split 12" with Japan's own toilet-flashers BUTCHER ABC. Both releases will surface through the newly-formed Escorbuto Recordings. In addition, plans exist for the group to release their split CD with ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Officially Select Producer For New CD

As first predicted here two weeks ago, Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have now officially selected Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, MONSTER MAGNET, KYUSS) to produce their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good". The band are expected to enter Stockholm's Polar Studios next month to begin recording the ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Select Producer For New CD

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have reportedly selected Joe Barresi (PENNYWISE, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SKUNK ANANSIE, KYUSS) to produce their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good". The band are expected to enter Stockholm's Polar Studios during the coming weeks to begin recording the CD for a late 2003 release through RCA/BMG Records. ...

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HEADSTRONG Split Up

Canada's HEADSTRONG have officially split up, citing their disillusionment with the record industry as one of the reasons for the group's break-up. The following is an excerpt from vocalist Matt Kinna's "parting words" message as posted on the group's official web site: "HEADSTRONG is dead. Long live the headstrong. "It's funny. I don't know if ...

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ALICE COOPER: Mega Box Set On The Way

Rhino Records is reportedly planning to release a 16-CD ALICE COOPER box set containing all of the rocker's official Warner Bros. albums, from "Pretties For You" to "Dada". The discs will all be re-mastered with bonus tracks and with extended packaging with rare photos and new liner notes. The complete list of albums set to ...

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UNIDA To Play Special Gig In Palm Springs

California's UNIDA, the band featuring former KYUSS vocalist John Garcia and bassist Scott Reeder, will perform live this Saturday, March 15 at the P'Nut Gallery located at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, California. This will reportedly be a very special show with a "huge" surprise to be seen, according to

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ROCK CITY MORGUE Add New Drummer

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, the band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult and ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, have added THE B MOVIE RATS drummer Andy Baker to their ranks. Baker "was recruited for his insane drumming, his ability to maintain the MORGUE nocturnal party schedule, and for being an ...

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DESTRUCTION Finalize Track Listing For 'Alive Devastation'

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have finalized the track listing to their upcoming live CD, "Alive Devastation", due in Japan in April/May through King Records. It is as follows: 01. Intro / Curse The Gods 02. Nailed To The Cross 03. Eternal Ban 04. Machinery Of Lies 05. Bullets From Hell 06. Tears Of Blood 07. Live ...

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MACHINE HEAD: In A 'Cover' Mood

MACHINE HEAD have announced plans to record three cover songs as selected by the members of the group's official forum at www.machinehead1.com. According to MH mainman Robert Flynn, "We have decided that we are going to record three cover songs of [the forum members'] choice, and then post them on 'The MH1 Board', ...

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OPETH Win Swedish GRAMMY!

OPETH have won a Swedish Grammy in the "Best Hard Rock" category for their "Deliverance" album at the 2003 Grammisgala, held last night (Feb. 18) in Stockholm, Sweden. Previous winners include THE HAUNTED (2000), BACKYARD BABIES (1998, 2001) and MISERY LOVES CO. (1997). The other nominees in the "Best Hard Rock" category were IN FLAMES, ...

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DAMNED NATION Land New Deal

Sweden's DAMNED NATION, featuring former SKINTRADE/JAGGED EDGE frontman Matti Alfonzetti, have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records and are currently finishing up work on their fourth album, "Sign Of Madness", for a fall release. According to the band, "the recording of the album started about a year ago but had to be cancelled due ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Release 'Best Of' Set

A brand new OZZY OSBOURNE compilation, titled "The Essential Ozzy Osbourne", is scheduled for release on Jan. 28 via Sony Music. A two-CD set, the collection reportedly features "digitally remastered" versions of the OZZY classics. There is no word yet if the compilation includes any songs from the "re-recorded" versions of OSBOURNE's early catalog that ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Prepare To Record New Album

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES are presently working on material for the follow-up to their third album, 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good". The band are talking to several potential producers for the project and are expecting to enter Stockholm's Polar Studios early next year to begin recording the CD for a late 2003 release. ...

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ENTOMBED To Release New Album In March

Sweden's ENTOMBED have set a tentative mid-March 2003 release date for their as-yet-untitled new effort, which is currently being recorded at a Stockholm studio with producer/FIRESIDE guitarist Pelle Gunnerfeldt. In other news, the band have inked a Scandinavian distribution deal with Playground for their own label, Threeman Records, and will release all ENTOMBED-related recordings through ...

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BLACK CLOUD Announce Set List For THRASHBACK FESTIVAL

BLACK CLOUD, the Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, and B.A.R.F. frontman Marc Vaillancourt, have announced the set list for their upcoming appearance at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec on Nov. ...

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ZEBULON Prepare To Record Sophomore Album

Sweden's ZEBULON, who feature in their ranks former members of early '90s death metal act DESULTORY, will commence the recording sessions for their sophomore full-length effort on November 22 at Stockholm's Sunlight Studios with veteran producer Tomas Skogsberg (ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, BACKYARD BABIES). The band are expected to complete the album by the end of this ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Guitarist Robbed And Assaulted

BACKYARD BABIES guitarist Dregen was robbed and assaulted in the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 15, according to the Swedish newspaper Expressen. Dregen and a friend had spent the night DJ-ing at the club Debaser in central Stockholm, Sweden and were on their way home when a car pulled up next to them at ...

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GHOULTOWN Announce US Tour

Former SOLITUDE AETURNUS bassist Lyle Steadham's new band GHOULTOWN (in which he plays bass and sings) will kick off a US tour in support of their latest release, Give 'Em More Rope, on July 17th. The trek, to consist of 35+ dates around the U.S., will be topped off with an appearance at Dragon*Con on ...

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