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DRAGONFORCE Ink Deal With Sanctuary/Noise

Britain's DRAGONFORCE, the London-based modern catchy speed power metal band, have signed with Sanctuary/Noise Records. After one year and a half of negotiations, touring with HALFORD, STRATOVARIUS and headlining their own shows across England, DRAGONFORCE have taken another step forward signing with Sanctuary Group, which currently includes artists such as MEGADETH, GAMMA RAY, HALFORD, KAMELOT ...

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KAMELOT Initial Pre-Production Sessions For Next CD Completed

An update from the KAMELOT camp: “[KAMELOT frontman] Khan [has returned] to Norway after a fantastic writing session in Florida. Two weeks of brainstorming and artful creations that will lead to the next KAMELOT epic were made on the small island of Anna Maria, Florida. The next step is for [KAMELOT guitarist] Thomas Youngblood to ...

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KAMELOT Commence Work On Follow-Up To "Karma"

KAMELOT have resumed the writing process for their as-yet-untitled new studio album, which will reportedly be the band's first concept release to date. Singer/songwriter Khan will be making a trip to Florida in March for the first of several meetings and writing sessions. The follow-up to last year's phenomenal Karma effort, KAMELOT's next CD “will ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, ANGRA Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA III

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ATLANTA'S PROGPOWER USA III ANNOUNCES DATES AND LINEUP FOR 2002 FESTIVAL ATLANTA - ProgPower USA III, Atlanta's third annual progressive and power metal festival, has been announced for Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at Earthlink Live. Confirmed bands include a number of artists making their first US appearances, including Germany's ...

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ELEGY Complete Work On "Principles Of Pain"

Holland's ELEGY have completed work on their ninth studio CD, entitled Principles of Pain, at Madrid's Sonora Studios for an April 29th Japanese release through Maquee Records and a May release through Locomotive Music in the rest of the world. Produced by frontman Ian Parry, the album's full track listing is as follows: 01. Under ...

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KAMELOT European Tour Recap

KAMELOT guitarist/mainman Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message after the completion of the group's recent European tour with AXXIS: "Hello Knights! We are back at home after 14 hours of flights and high security and I am reflecting on the last 4 weeks. I will try to have a more detailed journal soon but ...

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KAMELOT Drummer Sits Out First Nine European Gigs

RHAPSODY drummer Alex Holzwarth will sit behind the kit with Florida's KAMELOT for the first nine shows of the latter band's Karma 2002 European tour with AXXIS. Due to unspecified scheduling conflicts, regular KAMELOT skinsman Casey Grillo will not be able to join the tour until the January 26th show at Hafenbahn in Offenbach, Germany. ...

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ELEGY's Parry Speaks Out On "Pain", Records ZEPPELIN Cover

Dutch prog-metallers ELEGY are still hard at work on the material for the band's ninth CD, entitled Principles Of Pain, which is scheduled to be recorded during the next couple of months in Madrid, Spain for for release via Marquee Records in Japan and Asia in April, and Locomotive Music in the rest of the ...

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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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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News Oct 25, 2001

Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM have finally broken their silence regarding the recent reports of vocalist Maniac's departure and rumors of a possible split. According to the band's official web site, “MAYHEM is NOT breaking up, nor is Maniac leaving.” Commented guitarist Blasphemer (aka Rune Erickson): 'Maniac felt tired and fed up ...

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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 16, 2001

CANDLEMASS bassist/mainman Leif Edling has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the Swedish doomsters' most celebrated line-up—including Edling and vocalist Messiah Marcolin—have been officially approached by the organizers of the Sweden Rock Festival (Michael Ivarsson) to appear at next year's installment of the event, which is scheduled to take place on June 7-8, 2002 ...

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Archive News Oct 02, 2001

Drummer Joe Nunez is strongly rumored to have left SOULFLY after a disagreement with band manager Gloria Cavalera over the financial terms of his most recent arrangement with the group. According to a source close to Nunez, the skinsman had signed a contract with SOULFLY that had barely enabled him to survive during the ...

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Archive News Sep 28, 2001

LIMP BIZKIT will be issuing a remix album entitled Remizkit, in the near future, featuring remixes by DJ Premiere, Timbaland, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst, LIMP BIZKIT's DJ Lethal, LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, P. Diddy, The Neptunes, William Orbit, Josh Abraham, and including appearances by BUBBA SPARXXX, 8 BALL, E40, and other “special ...

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Archive News Jul 25, 2001

According to buddyhead.com, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl, former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins, L7's Donita Sparks, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Josh Homme and THE TRAVELING WILBURYS drummer Jim Keltner got together at Los Angeles' Conway Studios on Monday, July 16th to record several as-yet-undisclosed tunes that may or ...

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Archive News Jun 29, 2001

UNJUST frontman Paul Mendoza has recorded guest vocals for the track "Anthem For A Fallen Star" from SKINLAB's much-anticipated third full-length effort, entitled tHEreVOLTINGROOM>>dISTURBING tHE aRT oF eXPRESSION, which is currently being recorded at Trident Studios in San Francisco with producers Steve Evetts (i.e. SEPULTURA, EARTH CRISIS) and Juan Urteaga (i.e. ...

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Archive News Jun 25, 2001 - update 2

CORPORATE AVENGER, who feature in their ranks former MIND FUNK vocalist Pat Dubar, have lined up a host of live shows in support of their upcoming Koch Records debut. The dates are as follows:

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July 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Sanctuary

July 17 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain ...

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Archive News Jun 15, 2001

A huge 'thumbs down' goes out to PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul, who had the audacity—during a USA Today online chat that took place yesterday—to dismiss as 'fake' the controversial Phil Anselmo interview that was originally posted on the KNAC.com site last week, only to be taken down a couple of days later after the singer's ...

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Archive News Jun 06, 2001

The following update on TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy's condition was posted on the group's official web site: 'Chuck Billy says 'Hello!' and wanted me to let you know he is doing well and adapting to the treatment for cancer. Though he's lost some of his hair, he has yet to feel the most common side-effects ...

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Archive News Jun 05, 2001

NOTHINGFACE bassist Bill Gaal has spoken out about the reasons for his return to the band following the departure of ex-THE DEADLIGHTS four-stringer Jerry Montano, who was recently asked to leave the group and has since returned to his native California to form a new project. According to Gaal, 'there are a few reasons why ...

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Archive News May 28, 2001

The classic TROUBLE line-up of vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Rick Wartell, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner has reunited and is in the process of demoing new material, according to several postings from Ron on Patrick Schlimm's excellent TROUBLE Heaven web site. TROUBLE entered the studio on May 21st to start ...

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Archive News May 12, 2001

BIOHAZARD have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming Uncivilization opus, which has reportedly been pushed back to a September release through SPV/Steamhammer Records in Europe and Sanctuary Records in the US. Songs set to appear on the album are:

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01. Sellout

02. Population Control

03. Wide Awake

04. Getaway

05. Unified

06. Gone

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Archive News May 01, 2001 - update 1

The full track listing for JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming Demolition opus can finally be revealed. The song titles are as follows (in no particular order):

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01. Machine Man

02. One On One

03. Hell Is Home

04. Feed On Me

05. Jekyll &amp Hyde

06. Devil Digger

07. Close To You

08. Subterfuge

09. Metal ...

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Archive News May 01, 2001 - update 2

The full track listing for JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming Demolition opus can finally be revealed. The song titles are as follows (in no particular order):

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01. Machine Man

02. One On One

03. Hell Is Home

04. Feed On Me

05. Jekyll &amp Hyde

06. Devil Digger

07. Close To You

08. Subterfuge

09. Metal ...

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Archive News Apr 28, 2001 - update 2

SHELTER have announced the dates for their forthcoming European tour, which is scheduled to start in Germany at the end of May. Here is how the tour is shaping up so far:

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May 23 - Schweinfurt, GER @ Spring Festival

May 25 - Stenungsund, SWE @ Ungdomscaféet

May 26 - Bergen, N @ TBA

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Archive News Apr 18, 2001 - update 1

The reformed Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED will play the With Full Force Festival at Airport Roitzschjora (near Leipzig, Germany) on June 24th. Also confirmed to perform at the festival (which takes place over a three-day period between the 22nd and 24th of June) are JUDAS PRIEST, SOULFLY, CRADLE OF FILTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MOTORHEAD and ...

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Archive News Apr 14, 2001

German progresive metallers VANDEN PLAS have confirmed their appearance at the ProgPower Europe 2001 Festival, which is due to take place on October 5th and 6th in Baarlo, Netherlands.


After releasing five albums through Atlantic Records, BAD RELIGION has reportedly re-signed with Epitaph Records, the label owned by Brett Gurewitz, a founding member of ...

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Archive News Apr 10, 2001 - update 2

Finnish rock gods and BLABBERMOUTH.NET faves H.I.M. are tentatively scheduled to release their third full-length album in late August. Meanwhile, the group's recent one-song collaboration with producer Kevin Shirley (i.e. IRON MAIDEN, DREAM THEATER) will reportedly be titled “Keep On Pretending” and is due to be released as a single in May.


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Archive News Mar 27, 2001 - update 2

Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE will perform the following gigs in the USA during April:

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April 21 - Baltimore MD @ Hal Daddy's&nbsp (w/PESSIMIST)

April 26 - Pittsburgh PA @ Millvale Theater (w/PESSIMIST)

April 27 - Lorain OH @ The Flying Machine (Deathfest)

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