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DAVE GROHL Nixes UNLEASHED Frontman For PROBOT Project Over Questionable Politics

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl contemplated approaching UNLEASHED frontman Johnny Hedlund to contribute lead vocals to one of the songs for his upcoming metal project, PROBOT, but changed his mind after learning of the Swedish death metal vocalist's rumored Nazi leanings, Grohl revealed in an interview with Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "I love UNLEASHED's music — ...

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LACUNA COIL's London Gig Gets Upgraded

Due to exceptional ticket demand, Italy's LACUNA COIL have had their forthcoming UK show moved from the Mean Fiddler to the London Astoria. The band are currently enjoying rave reviews for their new album Comalies and are looking forward to returning to the UK for a one-off show at the London Astoria on October 31st, ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Joins Cover Band

Former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Les Binks, who was in the band between 1977 and 1979 and who co-wrote the PRIEST classic "Beyond the Realms of Death", has reportedly joined a British cover band called THE SHAKERS, also featuring in its ranks ex-ALICE COOPER/THE ALMIGHTY guitarist Pete Friesen. Les played on the PRIEST albums Stained Class, ...

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Hell's Unleashed - UNLEASHED

Never known as one of the genre's more inventive outfits, Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED established a niche over the course of their previous five full-length albums that has ensured the group a die-hard and loyal following while simultaneously rendering much of their output virtually interchangeable. Despite a five-year break that followed the release of the ...

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DRAGONLORD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

San Francisco Bay Area's DRAGONLORD, featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA ...

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UNLEASHED Explain Absence Of VENOM Cover From New CD

Swedish death metal veterans UNLEASHED have issued the following official statement explaining the reasons for the exclusion of the group's cover-of-sorts of VENOM's "Black Metal"re-dubbed "Death Metal" and featuring different lyrics to the originalfrom the band's soon-to-be-issued (in the US) comeback release, entitled Hell's Unleashed: There have been questions of why the song 'Death Metal' ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG ...

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UNLEASHED Forced To Remove VENOM Cover From Comeback Release

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED were reportedly forced to remove their rendition of the VENOM classic "Black Metal"re-dubbed "Death Metal"from their comeback release, entitled Hell's Unleashed, due to the group's inability to secure permission to alter the original version in time to make the album's projected release date. Hell's Unleashed is due to be issued on ...

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The SLIPKNOT/STATIC-X Collaboration: "We Didn't Break Up"

SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, who recently decided to drop the band name THE REJECTS for their long-running side project, have issued the following statements explaining their decision to part ways with singer Dizzy and recruit vocalist Wednesday 13 of THE FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13: Joey Jordison: "Listen...... I don't ...

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UNLEASHED Cover VENOM Classic On Upcoming CD

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have covered the VENOM classic "Black Metal"—re-dubbed "Death Metal"—on their comeback release, entitled Hell's Unleashed, which is due to be issued on April 29th through Century Media Records. UNLEASHED have also tracked a version of MOTORHEAD's "Ace Of Spades" during the aforementioned recording sessions, although it's not presently unclear if this ...

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ARCH ENEMY's "Wages Of Sin" To Be Unleashed On March 18th!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ARCH ENEMY — Supreme Wages Of Sin to be released on March 18th, 2002! The wait is finally over, soon we are all to experience the frenetically anticipated release of ARCH ENEMY's finest album to date, Wages Of Sin in Europe and America! The Swedish Metal supergroup has become the leading band ...

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UNLEASHED Complete Work On 15-Song CD Of "Pure Hell"!

Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED have finally completed work on their brand new, as-yet-untitled opus, which is scheduled to be released in early 2002 through Century Media Records. According to a posting by mainman Johnny Hedlund and the rest of the band, “after 40 days (and nights) in the studio, the new UNLEASHED recording is ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 09, 2001

Former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske will make a guest appearance on several tracks on the upcoming album from ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch, it was announced yesterday. Although recent reports indicated that SYMPHONY X vocalist Russell Allen would be absent from the project's recording line-up following Grapow and ...

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Archive News Nov 07, 2001

More information has surfaced regarding the behind-the-scenes events leading up to the announced STUCK MOJO reunion show, which is scheduled to take place on New Year's Eve at an as-yet-undisclosed venue in Atlanta, Georgia. According to informed sources, STUCK MOJO will be joined by new bassist/vocalist Keith Watson (formerly of Charlotte, North ...

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Archive News Nov 01, 2001

Correction: ANTHRAX will now appear on the Late Night With Jay Leno show on Friday, November 2nd. Although details are sketchy at the moment, ANTHRAX's appearance is said to involve a previously-taped skit that will be aired via video. In related news, former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has just signed to Metal ...

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Archive News Oct 23, 2001

In light of the numerous tour cancellations that have been announced in the recent weeks, MACHINE HEAD have issued a statement assuring their European fans that they will, in fact, be going ahead with their scheduled European headlined tour as planned. The statement—the Robert Flynn-handwritten version of which can be viewed at ...

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Archive News Oct 12, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has sensationally announced that he would happily work with METALLICA again in the future, despite walking out on the group earlier this year. Newsted cited 'private and personal reasons, and the physical damage I have done to myself over the years while playing the music that I love' as ...

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Archive News Oct 10, 2001

UK's KILL II THIS have officially replaced recently-departed vocalist Matt Pollock with ex-PROFANE (Manchester) frontman Phil Bretnall. According to an official statement from the band, “after loads of auditioning, we easily picked out Phil as a strong contender, so we put him through some more gruelling auditions — the results of which are evident.. ...

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Archive News Oct 05, 2001

SOULFLY have replaced drummer Joe Nunez with returning skinsman Roy Mayorga, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. As first reported here three days ago, Nunez left, or was fired from (depending on whom you talk to), SOULFLY after insisting on re-negotiating his financial arrangement with the group, which is said to have barely allowed him the ...

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Archive News Aug 28, 2001

Here are the tentative dates for the forthcoming Roadrunner RoadRage tour, which is schedule to feature FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, CHIMAIRA and ILL NINO:

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Sept. 19 - Fargo, ND - Playmaker's Pavillion

Sept. 21 - Rockford, IL - Times Theater

Sept. 22 - Green Bay, WI ...

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Archive News Aug 27, 2001 - update 1

Based on recent “off the record” statements made by drummer Michel Langevin (aka Away), the current incarnation of VOIVOD—which includes Langevin, guitarist Denis D'Amour (aka Piggy), and returning frontman Denis Belanger (aka Snake)—will take up to a year composing material for the group's upcoming studio album and will likely complete most of the initial ...

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Archive News Jul 24, 2001

SEPULTURA have issued an official statement regarding the article that appeared in this week's issue of the Brazilian magazine Veja, in which the story's author, Sergio Martins, all but dismissed the group as a band on its 'last legs' following SEPULTURA's recent split with longtime label Roadrunner Records (as reported here yesterday). Here ...

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Archive News Jun 08, 2001

DESTRUCTION's brand new studio album, The Antichrist, will be released through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe on Monday, August 27th. The full track listing for the effort is as follows:

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01. Thrash Till Death

02. Nailed To The Cross

03. Dictators Of Cruelty

04. Strangulated Pride

05. Meet Your Destiny

06. Creations Of The ...

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Archive News Jun 01, 2001

SLAYER have finalized the track listing for their God Hates Us All opus, which is presently scheduled for a July 10th release through American/Sony Recordings. The songs set to appear on the final version are as follows:

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01. Darkness Of Christ

02. Disciple

03. God Send Death

04. New Faith

05. Bloodline

06. Threshold

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