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DRY KILL LOGIC Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

New York-based DRY KILL LOGIC have parted ways with bassist Dave Kowatch and are currently seeking a replacement. "After 10 years with the band Dave Kowatch has decided to leave [DRY KILL LOGIC], and we wish him the best with all his future plans," vocalist Cliff Rigano said in an official statement. "That being said, ...

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FEAR FACTORY Begin Mixing New Album In Vancouver

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers has made his way to Vancouver, British Columbia to begin mixing the group's new album, "Archetype" with Greg Reely (MACHINE HEAD, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEVILDRIVER). Drummer Raymond Herrera and vocalist Burton C. Bell are expected to join him shortly. Check out a bunch of new pictures taken in the ...

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FEAR FACTORY: Studio Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos taken during the recording sessions for the new FEAR FACTORY album, "Archetype", have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, FEAR FACTORY have officially signed a new record deal with Liquid 8 (parent company of D3 Entertainment) in the U.S. and Roadrunner Records in Europe. "Archetype" is ...

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FEAR FACTORY: The Future Is Now

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has posted the following message on the band's newly re-launched official web site: "The past has been nothing more than a template, a blueprint for what the future holds in store for us. The evidence is apparent, archived for all to see, hear, and comprehend. Nothing has ...

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FEAR FACTORY Confirm New Record Deal, Bassist

FEAR FACTORY have officially signed a new record deal with D3 Entertainment in the U.S. (as first predicted here back in July) and Roadrunner Records in Europe. The group's new album, titled "Archetype", is currently being recorded at Rumbo Recorders in Los Angeles with engineer Ken Marshall (SKINNY PUPPY). An April 2004 release ...

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The Lost CLIFF BURTON Videotape — Found!

Video footage of late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton's headbanging 1982 performance with the heavy metal group TRAUMA, shot only 24 hours before Burton was discovered by METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, is finally being made available to METALLICA and Cliff fans everywhere. Don Wrege, director of "TRAUMA Live", explains how he ended up with this historic ...

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AC/DC Return To Their Roots

Australian Associated Press reports that when AC/DC played at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on their first tour outside Australia in 1976, lead singer Bon Scott took the train to the gig and had to buy a ticket to get into the venue after he couldn't get past bouncers. But when AC/DC on Tuesday night ...

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KORN, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X To Play Australia In February

KORN, FEAR FACTORY and STATIC-X will reportedly be playing together at the Sydney Superdome in Sydney, Australia on Friday, February 13, 2004. Additional dates for the package are expected to be confirmed in Victoria and Queensland around February 11-16. Tickets will be priced around $60-$70 and will go on sale on November 5. Although there ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Contribute New Song To 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Soundtrack

More information has surfaced about "Archetype", FEAR FACTORY's contribution to the forthcoming "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" soundtrack, due on November 4 through Nitrus Records. The track, which was composed by the group's bassist-turned-guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers and drummer Raymond Herrera and features lyrics written by frontman Burton C. Bell, was self-produced at the band's own recording ...

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AC/DC: London Show Confirmed

To celebrate the re-launch of the Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London, England, an extremely rare and exclusive appearance will take place by one of the greatest and most influential rock bands in the world: AC/DC. For ONE night only, on Tuesday 21st October, Carling will bring Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd and ...

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POISON Concert Leads Missouri Town Officials To Legislate Morality

Cliff Sain of Branson Daily News reports that a Branson, Missouri alderman on Monday (August 25) defended the city's right to legislate morality, prompting a resolution encouraging theaters to stick to family-oriented entertainment. The resolution, which only expresses the opinion of the board, was passed, but met with a mixed reaction from a crowd of ...

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Singer AMY LEE Helps Give EVANESCENCE Substance

Joel Francis of The Kansas City Star reports that EVANESCENCE singer "Amy Lee is a rare person in rock music: a woman fronting a hard-rock band, and a rising musician who cares more about her songs than her album sales. "Her band, EVANESCENCE, is an unusual rock band. In the age of homogeneous radio playlists, ...

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GODSMACK: North American Tour Dates Announced

GODSMACK will head back out this fall for a string of U.S. and Canadian shows that lead up to the November release of the band's first acoustic album. The as-yet-untitled acoustic album, which the group has been working on in Hawaii with producer David Bottrill, will feature stripped down versions of some of the group's ...

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AC/DC Bassist Covers VAN MORRISON Classic

Bosnian-American act EMIR & FROZEN CAMELS have posted their cover of the VAN MORRISON classic "Brown Eyed Girl" in Wave format at this location. The song, which comes off the act's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "San", reportedly features a guest appearance by AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams. A fall 2003 release is expected. ...

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METALLICA's Therapist Urged LARS ULRICH To Meet With DAVE MUSTAINE

METALLICA's "performance coach" Phil Towle, a 64-year-old former psychotherapist who was brought into the picture in January 2001 to help James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich repair their relationship with Jason Newsted, recently spoke to Classic Rock magazine about his work with the group to help them connect to each other, to their loved ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Sign New Record Deal, Album Due In Early 2004

The reformed FEAR FACTORY — now consisting of Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar/bass), Raymond Herrera (drums), and Burton C. Bell (vocals) — are strongly rumored to be on the verge of signing a new record deal with the Los Angeles-based D3 Entertainment (INSANE CLOWN POSSE, OL' DIRTY BASTARD, and MACK 10 offshoot group DA HOOD), BLABBERMOUTH.NET ...

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THE WILDHEARTS To Support MOTÖRHEAD In The U.K.

THE WILDHEARTS will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD on their U.K. tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 05 – Norwich, UK @ UEA Oct. 06 - Leas Cliff, UK @ Hall Folkestone Oct. 08 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Oct. 09 - Newcastle, UK @ City Hall Oct. 10 - Glasgow, UK @ ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER Recording Sophomore Album

40 BELOW SUMMER have entered Mirror Image Recordings in New York City with producer David Bendeth (VERTICAL HORIZON, CRASH TEST DUMMIES) to record their sophomore album, due in the fall through Razor & Tie Records (distributed through BMG). The band's manager, Bob McLynn of Crush Music Media, commented on the group's signing with Razor & ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Film Video For 'Mannequin'

CRADLE OF FILTH's U.S. record label, Red Ink/Epic Records, has commissioned a new conceptual video for the group's new album, "Damnation and a Day", this time for the sinister, romantic track "Mannequin". The clip, which will be helmed by celebrated video director Thomas Mignone (MUDVAYNE, SLIPKNOT, TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, etc.), begins shooting on ...

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FEAR FACTORY Frontman Relocates To New York

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell is reportedly in the process of relocating to New York from his native Los Angeles in order to focus all his time and energy on his new project ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS (formerly THE WATCHERS). In an April posting to the band's official web site, Burton talked about the ...

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Early BON SCOTT Recordings To See The Light Of Day

A retrospective CD by THE VALENTINES, one of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott's former bands, will be released on June 2 via Ascension Records. Titled "Peculiar Hole In The Sky", the album will feature the following track listing: 01. Peculiar Hole In The Sky 02. Love Makes Sweet Music 03. To Know You Is To ...

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