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MESHUGGAH To Open For TOOL In The Fall

MESHUGGAH have reportedly been invited by TOOL to fill the support-act slot on the next leg of the latter's current North American tour beginning on or around September 29th. An official announcement on the matter — including exact dates and venues — is expected shortly. MESHUGGAH had previously supported TOOL during a portion of the ...

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Nothing - MESHUGGAH

While MESHUGGAH have morphed from angular, frenetic death metal to something a more polyrhythmic, less chaotic sort of death metal band, they've picked up a lot of fans along the way. History has borne out that Sweden has one of the most prolific music scenes out there (helped, in no small part, by governmental support ...

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MESHUGGAH Showcase "Ballsier" Sound On "Nothing"

MESHUGGAH guitarist Mårten Hagström recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's decision to create a "ballsier" sound with their latest effort, Nothing, in the stores today through Nuclear Blast Records. "We started playing eight-string guitars (instead of the usual six). It allowed us to go lower sonically and attain bass sounds on guitars," the guitarist ...

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OZZFEST 2002 Live CD: Track Listing Revealed

The running order for the Ozzfest 2002 Live CD has been finalized and a release date has been set for September 3rd through Columbia Records. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. OZZY OSBOURNE - War Pigs (BLACK SABBATH cover) 02. SYSTEM OF A DOWN - Needles 03. ROB ZOMBIE - ...

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RAISED FIST Complete Work On "Dedication"

Swedish hardcore act RAISED FIST have completed work on their new album, entitled Dedication, with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STUCK MOJO, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) for a late 2002 release through Burning Heart Records. According to an official press release, "this is real hardcore spiced up with metal and grind parts that will make your ...

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DOWN's PHILIP ANSELMO Scratches Eye, Band Cancel Montreal Gig

DOWN cancelled their scheduled non-Ozzfest appearance at Montreal's Parc Jean Drapeau last night after frontman Phil Anselmo scratched his cornea at the previous night's show in Clifton Park, New York (allegedly as a result of hitting the mic while headbanging), thus forcing him to wear an eye-patch until his eye has healed. Guitarist Pepper Keenan ...

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NEUROTICA Jump To OZZFEST 2002 Main Stage

Florida rockers NEUROTICA will move up to the main Ozzfest 2002 stage beginning with the August 3rd date at the Polaris Amphitheatre in Columbus, Ohio. The band will kick things off at 5:00 PM. Audience reaction to NEUROTICA's blistering set has been so intense that a few weeks ago tour organizers bumped up the band's ...

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MESHUGGAH Guitarist Speaks Out On OZZFEST 2002 Experience

MESHUGGAH guitarist Mårten Hagström recently spoke to MTV.com about the experience of playing the second stage at this year's Ozzfest and the unusual amount of support the band have received from other artists and musicians—a list that includes TOOL, SLAYER and SYSTEM OF A DOWN, among others. "I heard that Jack Osbourne really wanted us ...

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DOWN: More OZZFEST "Off" Dates Announced

DOWN have announced a couple of additions to their upcoming Ozzfest "off" dates itinerary. Confirmed non-Ozzfest appearances are as follows: Jul. 09 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall Jul. 14 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Jul. 21 - Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach* Jul. 27 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sun ...

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SATARIEL Acquire New Management, Commence Work On Next CD

Sweden's SATARIEL have secured new management in the shape of Metal Fortress and are currently writing material for their third album, tentatively titled Hydra. As they did on last year's Phobos & Deimos, SATARIEL will be utilizing the services of producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. STUCK MOJO, MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, ...

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MESHUGGAH Complete Work On "Nothing", August Release Expected

MESHUGGAH have completed work on their long-awaited new CD, entitled Nothing, for an August release through Nuclear Blast Records. The group's first disc of new material since 1998's Chaosphere was produced by the band at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden, and at their home studio just outside Stockholm. According to MESHUGGAH's webmaster, "the track known ...

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GOD FORBID Pull Off Midwest Tour, Plot Next CD

The following is an update from GOD FORBID guitarist Doc Coyle: "GOD FORBID unfortunately had to pull out of its mini-Midwest tour with SHADOWS FALL and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE to concentrate on writing the follow-up to our debut, Determination. GOD FORBID apologizes to anyone who was looking forward to seeing us on this tour, and will ...

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IN FLAMES: Full Album Details Revealed

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set Reroute To Remain as the title of their forthcoming studio CD, which was recently completed at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO, MESHUGGAH). Due to be released through Nuclear Blast Records on September 2nd in Europe and September 3rd in the ...

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Former DARKANE Frontman Resurfaces In SEETHINGS

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band of former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have made available for download four songs from their recently-completed full-length album via this location. The tracks featured are as follows: 01. Ascending 02. Slow Healer 04. Navian 04. Illuminate Me SEETHINGS' as-yet-unreleased debut was recorded at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden ...

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IN FLAMES Set Release Date For New CD, Experience "Star Wars" Magic

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set September 3rd as the tentative release date for their as-yet-untitled new album, which was recently completed at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO). In other news, IN FLAMES got to experience the surreal on their recent North American tour with ...

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THYRFING Set Release Date For "Vansinnesvisor"

Sweden's THYRFING will issue the long-awaited follow-up to 2000's Urkraft CD, entitled Vansinnesvisor, on July 15th. As previously reported, Vansinnesvisor (Swedish for "tunes of lunacy") was recorded at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARKANE, STUCK MOJO), and it contains nine songs, the music for which is being ...

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MESHUGGAH Demo Track To Appear On OZZFEST Sampler CD

Sweden's MESHUGGAH officially began tracking their fourth full-length album, Nothing, on May 16th for a tentative August 6th release through Nuclear Blast Records. Meanwhile, Swedish metal journalist Martin Carlsson has received a brand new song called "Closed Eye Visuals", which will appear exclusively on an Ozzfest sampler CD to be given out in the US ...

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MESHUGGAH: A Whole Lot Of "Nothing"

MESHUGGAH are tentatively scheduled to release their fourth full-length album, entitled Nothing, on August 6th through Nuclear Blast Records. The group's first disc of new material since 1998's Chaosphere, Nothing is currently being produced by the band at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden, and at their home studio just outside Stockholm. The full track listing ...

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Sweden's INRAGE "Built To Destroy" In June

Sweden's INRAGE have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records and will issue their debut album, entitled Built To Destroy, on June 17th. Produced by Pelle Saether at Underground Studios (i.e. CARNAL FORGE, TERROR 2000) and Daniel Bergstrand at Dug-Out Studios (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, IN FLAMES, DARKANE), the album will contain the following ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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CLAWFINGER Continue Work On New CD, Add New Family Member

Swedish rap-metallers CLAWFINGER have finished writing 10 new songs and have another 3-4 that are half ready, according to the latest posting by band vocalist Zak Tell, “but we need at least 10 more songs before we have enough material to choose from in order to make sure that it's a top quality album that ...

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LOCH VOSTOK To Begin Work On Debut CD

Swedish “jazz metallers” LOCH VOSTOK, featuring former members of MAYADOME, will enter DugOut studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO, DRAGONLORD, etc.) on May 31st to record their debut album, entitled Dark Logic, for an as-yet-undisclosed record label. 13 tracks will be recorded, out of which eight ...

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OZZFEST 2002: Line-Up, Dates Announced!

The confirmed acts for Ozzfest 2002 are as follows: Main Stage: OZZY OSBOURNE SYSTEM OF A DOWN RAGE/CORNELL (currently unnamed) P.O.D. DROWNING POOL ADEMA BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Second/Third Stage: ROB ZOMBIE MESHUGGAH APEX THEORY LOSTPROPHETS PULSE ULTRA NEUROTICA Also performing at select dates will be: FLAW, MUSHROOMHEAD, 3RD STRIKE, OTEP, SEETHER, GLASSJAW, THE USED, SOIL, ...

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IN FLAMES Tracking Drums For Next CD

IN FLAMES have just entered Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO) and are presently laying down the drums tracks for their next CD, due out in the summer through Nuclear Blast Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's Clayman will reportedly be tracked and mixed over ...

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