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Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Guitarist Announces US Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will embark on the first of several tours in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation in late August/early September. According to Skolnick, "this has been the subject of much planning and organizing which continues as we speak. ...

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SABATON To Issue "Metalizer" In The Fall

Sweden's SABATON will issue their new album, entitled Metalizer, via Underground Symphony Records later this fall. The album will feature eleven tracks in the standard issue, while the special digipak release will include a bonus track. The cover artwork for the album was conceived by world-famous artist Ken Kelly, who painted several classic album covers, ...

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DEICIDE European Tour Dates Unveiled

DEICIDE, MYSTIC CIRCLE, ANTAEUS, and CENTINEX will be teaming up for a European tour in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 06 - UK Bradford, UK - Rio Nov. 07 - London, UK - Mean Fiddler Nov. 08 - Helmond, NETH - Plato Nov. 09 - Trier, GER - Exil * Nov. 10 - ...

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KISS To Issue "The Very Best Of..." In August

KISS will be issuing a "greatest hits"-style compilation CD, entitled The Very Best Of KISS, via Mercury/UTV Records on August 27th. The album, which "collects the original versions of all of their biggest hits on one 21-track album," will contain the following track listing: 01. Strutter (original version from Kiss, 1974) 02. Deuce (from Kiss, ...

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UPDATE: PRONG To Rejoin DANZIG Tour In Cincinnati

Despite previous reports to the contrary, PRONG will be finishing off the remainder of the DANZIG North American tour beginning with tomorrow night's performance at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio, the band's manager, Paul D. Spriggs of Novi Entertainment L.L.C., has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although PRONG had taken several days off following Friday night's show in ...

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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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KULT OV AZAZEL Acquire Second Guitarist, Record BEHERIT Cover

South Florida black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have added guitarist Nocturath to the group's line-up. The band, who are currently working on the material their next studio opus, entitled Occulus Infernum, for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Arctic Music, recently finished recording a cover of BEHERIT's "Black Arts" for an upcoming BEHERIT tribute CD ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Unmasked In SLITHERYN's "Lost" Video

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor appears sans his trademark mask in the video for the track "Lost" from the Chicago quintet SLITHERYN, whose four-track EP Taylor produced at the end of last year. The video for the song, which features Corey's distinctive vocals during the chorus, can be viewed via SLITHERYN's official web site at

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SHADOWS FALL Complete Work On "The Art Of Balance"

Massachusetts-based quintet SHADOWS FALL, featuring new drummer Jason Bittner (formerly of STIGMATA and CRISIS), have completed work on their third full-length album, entitled The Art Of Balance, for a September 17th release through Century Media Records. Recorded at Planet Z studios with producer Zeuss (i.e. GOD FORBID, HATEBREED), The Art Of Balance will contain the ...

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SCAR CULTURE Line Up Dates With MORTICIAN

SCAR CULTURE have lined up the following gigs with MORTICIAN during September/October: Sep. 18 - The Spotlight – Woodbridge, VA Sep. 19 - Hoopla – Virginia Beach, VA Sep. 20 - Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC Sep. 21 - Brass Mug – Tampa, FL Sep. 30 - Big Fish Pub – Tempe, AZ Oct. 01 ...

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INFERNAL To Record Mini-CD, Prepare Full-Length Album

Sweden's INFERNAL, featuring former DARK FUNERAL guitarist Blackmoon, will enter the studio in late May to record a mini-CD entitled Summon Forth The Beast. Among the cuts set to be included on the CD are an as-yet-undisclosed album track, an exclusive non-album track and the covers "Bleed For The Devil" (MORBID ANGEL) and "Of Doom" ...

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MALEVOLENCE Hard At Work On Third Album

Portugal's extreme metal blasters MALEVOLENCE are currently in pre-production for their as-yet-untitled third album, which is expected to surface through Maquiavel Music Entertainment later in the year. Among the tracks set to appear on the forthcoming CD are "Angel Deconstruction", "Disobedience" and "Flesh Destroyer". ...

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EMINENCE In Pre-Production For "Humanology"

Brazil's EMINENCE, featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, are currently in pre-production for their forthcoming CD, entitled Humanology, which is scheduled to be recorded shortly with veteran producer Neil Kernon (i.e. NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) at the helm. Among the cuts set to appear on the upcoming album are the following: 01. Overload 02. ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

ARCH ENEMY are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Waldrock festival, which is scheduled to take place in Burgum, Holland on Saturday, June 22nd. The complete list of artists currently set to appear at the event is as follows: MOTÖRHEAD KREATOR OVERKILL ARCH ENEMY WITHIN TEMPTATION D.R.I. AGNOSTIC FRONT DESTROYER 666 ...

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GRAVES To Issue Debut CD, Embark On US Tour

GRAVES, the new band of former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves, drummer Dr. Chud, guitarist Tom Logan, and ex-FAST TIMES bassist Graham Westfield, will issue their full-length debut, entitled The Web Of Dharma, on May 15th. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. One Million Light Years From Her 02. So Don't ...

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OVERKILL Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

OVERKILL are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Waldrock festival, which is scheduled to take place in Burgum, Holland on Saturday, June 22nd. Also set to appear at the event are MOTÖRHEAD, WITHIN TEMPTATION, D.R.I., AGNOSTIC FRONT, DESTROYER 666, TRISTANIA and IMMORTAL. More acts will be announced shortly. (Thanks:

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SUPERFIX Collaborate With SKID ROW Guitarist On Latest Demo

SUPERFIX, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former DRAIN STH drummer Martina Axen (who handles lead vocals in the new group) and bassist Anna Kjellberg, are collaborating with SKID ROW guitarist Dave Snake Sabo on the group's latest batch of demos, which are currently being tracked at a California studio with Sabo at the production helm. ...

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CATASTROPHIC To Premier New Material, Revisit Old Classic During European Tour

CATASTROPHIC, featuring former OBITUARY axeman Trevor Peres, will be performing several new songs plus an as-yet-undisclosed OBITUARY number during their upcoming appearances at Europe's No Mercy festivals alongside IMMORTAL, HYPOCRISY, VADER, DISBELIEF, DESTROYER 666, OBSCENITY and KATAKLYSM. According to Peres, CATASTROPHIC will be playing songs from last year's The Cleansing along with a few brand ...

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SUPERFIX Prepare To Record New Demo Amid Strong Label Interest

SUPERFIX, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former DRAIN STH drummer Martina Axen (who handles lead vocals in the new group) and bassist Anna Kjellberg, are preparing to enter the studio shortly to record a brand three-song new demo for shopping purposes. Hot on the heels of the band's impressive Steve Tushar-produced four-song effort, which has ...

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COL. PARKER Line Up Dates With BUDDY GUY

COL. PARKER, the Los Angeles-based band consisting of guitarist/vocalist Gilby Clarke (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), drummer Slim Jim Phantom (THE STRAY CATS), bassist Muddy Stardust (L.A. GUNS), and keyboardist Teddy Andreadis (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT), will be heading out in March for a series of gigs with legendary blues-man Buddy Guy. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 13 ...

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DESTRÖYER 666 Announce Release Date For "Cold Steel..." CD

Australia's DESTRÖYER 666 are holed up in a studio in Marseille, France with producer Terje Refsnes (i.e. ENSLAVED, GEHENNA, CARPATHIAN FOREST) recording their fourth studio album, entitled Cold Steel For An Iron Age, for an April 22nd release through Season Of Mist Records. In the meantime, you can catch the band performing live at the ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL Takes Shape

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TICKETS GO ON SALE FEBRUARY 2 FOR FOURTH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL WORCESTER, Mass. - MassConcerts is proud to announce that the fourth annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. Individual day tickets ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Prepare To "Kill", Embark On European Tour

Florida death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION are in the process of writing the material for their upcoming studio album, tentatively entitled The Will To Kill. In the meantime, the group have announced the dates for their upcoming European tour with IMPALED NAZARENE and CATASTROPHIC and the subsequent No Mercy Festivals 2002 (also featuring IMMORTAL, HYPOCRISY, VADER, ...

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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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