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METALLICA Drummer Explains Label Switch

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has spoken to Billboard magazine about the group's switch from longtime home Elektra to sister label Warner Bros. "The fact that we can start a relationship with Warner Bros. 20-plus years into our career and be considered a priority there, that's a great thing," he said. Ulrich told Billboard that METALLICA's ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Sign European Deal With SPV RECORDS

DRY KILL LOGIC have signed a European deal with SPV Records for their new album, "The Dead & Dreaming". The upcoming CD will be issued via a partnership between SPV and a new joint venture formed by DKL's own label Psychodrama and longtime DKL producers Scrap 60. "Having finished the record before having a record ...

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Did METALLICA Use Strong-Arm Tactics To Land At WARNER BROS.?

Hits Daily Double reports: "Amid ongoing Atlantic-Elektra roster cuts, money-minting rockers METALLICA choose to leave, causing a stir by opting out of the new WMG East Coast order and heading for Tom Whalley's Warner Bros. How did they pull it off? Buzzers buzzing that the band’s tactics involved telling Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Lyor Cohen ...

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FEAR FACTORY Frontman Makes Sacrifices For Revamped Band

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell spoke to "The Metal Show" this past Sunday (May 9) on Cleveland's 92.3 FM Xtreme Radio. Asked how the band ended breaking up and getting back together without founding guitarist Dino Cazares, Bell said, "Well, a lot of things had happened previous to that, so the band had dissolved ...

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FEAR FACTORY Singer: Making The New Album Was Therapeutic

FEAR FACTORY vocalist Burton C. Bell has told Canada's Chart magazine that the group's new album, "Archetype", "basically wrote itself" once they worked through the emotional and financial turmoil that followed the departure of a founding member (Dino Cazares) and split with longtime record label (Roadrunner). "It was a therapeutic album for us, ...

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Bassist RUDY SARZO Joins DIO

Bassist Rudy Sarzo has officially joined DIO as the group's new bassist. Rudy is known for his work in QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE and OZZY OSBOURNE, and most recently, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. Rudy joins the band in time for DIO's European tour, which begins July 16 in Moscow. "Thanks to Jeff Pilson [ex-DOKKEN] for stepping in to ...

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METALLICA: Unauthorized Biography Due Next Month

METALLICA's unauthorized biography, "Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica" (view cover here), will be published by Omnibus Press on April 10. The book, McIver's sixth, is the result of over five years of research and contains unpublished material from around 75 interviews which the author, Joel McIver, carried out in order to ...

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THE WICKED Hard At Work On Sophomore Album

THE WICKED, the Finnish band consisting of FINNTROLL and MOONSORROW members, are currently recording their second album at Jive Studio in Helsinki. The follow-up to 2002's "…For Theirs Is The Flesh" "takes the listeners to a journey through industrial as well as classical soundscapes, flavouring it with a disturbing horror movie feeling," according to an ...

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SINERGY Frontwoman To Guest On THE WICKED Album

SINERGY frontwoman Kimberly Goss has recorded a guest appearance for the sophomore CD from THE WICKED, a Finnish band consisting of FINNTROLL and MOONSORROW members. "The session was a lot of fun, and I got to use my voice in ways I'm not typically used to doing," Goss said. "The music is pretty much what ...

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THEATRES DES VAMPIRES Complete Work On 'Nightbreed of Macabria'

Italian melodic black metal band THEATRES DES VAMPIRES have completed work on their new album, "Nightbreed of Macabria", due in Europe in May through PlasticHead/Blackend Records. A U.S. release through Candlelight is expected in September. According to an official press release, "some songs [on] the album will be the soundtrack of the upcoming movie 'Edge ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: New Band To Launch This Summer

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins has told Lawrence.com that he is currently in the process of putting together a new band, with tentative plans to launch it later in the year. "I have another project planned for this summer, and all the people are in place and everyone's on board," he said. "I've just got ...

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FEAR FACTORY Singer Discusses 'Cyberwaste' Video

FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell has spoken to Australia's Undercover News about the filming of the group's new video, "Cyberwaste", which is scheduled to take place this weekend in Perth. "We are going to do it in a big derelict building that we found on the beach in Perth," he said. "We are going ...

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FEAR FACTORY: New Tour Report Posted Online

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has posted the following tour report on the band's official web site: "Aussie, aussie, aussie! OI, OI, OI!!! "The Big Day Out in Melbourne had the biggest turn-out on record. The grounds were teaming with people, like army ants en masse. It was really something to see. We went ...

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FEAR FACTORY: A Letter From Vocalist BURTON C. BELL

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell recently wrote the following letter to the Roadrunner Street Team giving them a little update on what's going on in the FEAR FACTORY camp: "The FF crew is heading out to Australia to prepare for some shows with KORN and to shoot a video for 'Cyberwaste'. We are going ...

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METALLICA 'Myths' To Be Addressed In Upcoming Biography

The career of the seventh-biggest recording act on the planet will be chronicled in April 2004 in "Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica", a weighty 472-page hardback by writer Joel McIver. Published by the industry heavyweight Omnibus Press, the book, McIver's sixth, is the result of over five years of research and contains unpublished ...

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