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Former FATES WARNING Guitarist Inks Label Deal

DRAGONSPOON, the new project of former FATES WARNING guitarist Frank Aresti, have inked a deal with Hook N Mouth Records and will issue their debut full-length CD in September. According to an official press release, “DRAGONSPOON ventures into the world of industrial music with Frank's unique style of heavy guitar riffing, and a dark, sophisticated ...

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W.A.S.P. To Release "Dying For The World" On June 11th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: W.A.S.P. STRIKES BACK ON JUNE 11TH WITH "DYING FOR THE WORLD" ON SANCTUARY/METAL-IS RECORDS On June 11th, shock rock innovators W.A.S.P. will release their most inspired effort to date. On the heels of 2001's critically acclaimed Unholy Terror (heralded as an "…excuse to flay your carcass more ruthlessly than anyone else can…" ...

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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS To Partake In AOL Chat

USAToday.com will host an online live chat with W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless on April 18th at 8:00 PM USA Eastern time to discuss the band's involvement with the upcoming VH1 PMRC docu-drama Warning: Parental Advisory and the current state of music. Log onto http://talk.usatoday.com for details. ...

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WARLORD Begin Mixing “Rising Out Of The Ashes”, In-Store Appearance Announced

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), will begin mixing their long-awaited comeback CD, entitled Rising Out Of The Ashes, on April 8th at Carriage House Studios in Connecticut. Helming the sessions will be Phil Magnotti. Rising ...

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New ENGINE MP3 Available For Download

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), have made available for download the track "Realize", taken from the group's forthcoming Superholic CD, at this location. Superholic is scheduled to be released on May 21st through Metal ...

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Former DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Prepares New CHROMA KEY CD

CHROMA KEY, featuring former DREAM THEATER and current FATES WARNING keyboardist Kevin Moore, is in the process of recording a new album, which Moore has described as “more of a strictly 'solo' effort, since [producer/collaborator] Steve [Tushar] is in L.A. and I am here in Costa Rica. However I am beginning to work with several ...

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WARLORD Secure Management, Ink Record Deal

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), have signed with manager Fabrizio Giruzzi, whose list of clients includes ANGRA, LABYRINTH, and VISION DIVINE, and have inked an international record deal with Drakkar Records/BMG Entertainment, Atrheia Records/Edel Distribution. ...

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ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING Bassist Joins SEVEN WITCHES

SEVEN WITCHES, featuring ex-CRIMSON GLORY vocalist Wade Black and SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, have announced the addition of bassist Joey Vera (i.e. ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ENGINE) to the group's ranks. Joey will reportedly join the group on their upcoming European tour with ANNIHILATOR and will also play on the next SEVEN WITCHES CD. Joey, ...

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ENGINE Track To Be Featured Miller Genuine Draft Download

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), will have their track "Mine", from their forthcoming sophomore album Superholic, featured as one of the Miller Genuine Draft's exclusive downloads along with seven artists of various genres. MGD's Blind Date ...

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KALMAH Set To "Return" With Sophomore CD In Late April

Finland's KALMAH will issue their sophomore CD, entitled They Will Return, in the US on April 30th. Already out in the group's home country, the highly-anticipated follow-up to last year's Swamplord contains the following track listing: 01. Hollowheart 02. Swamphell 03. Principle Hero 04. Human Fates 05. They Will Return 06. Kill the Idealist 07. ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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Former TWISTED SISTER Frontman Becomes Official Promo Voice Of MSNBC

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider is now the official promo voice of MSNBC. The raspy-voiced Snider has been doing voiceovers for the likes of Brian Williams, Ashleigh Banfield and Alan Keyes since last winter, according to an article published in the New York Observer. The Long Island-based vocalist, of course, very publicly fought with ...

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WARLORD Confirmed For Wacken, Continue Work On Comeback CD

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. Also freshly confirmed for the event are IMMORTAL ...

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ANDY "Undie" SNEAP Shoots From The Hip!

It's been quite some time since we last got an official update from former SABBAT guitarist and acclaimed producer Andy Undie Sneap, so in the interest of making up for lost time, we will let this English fool fill us in what he's been up to. And while at it, we'll even let him have ...

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ANGEL WITCH Split????

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH appear to have split up following guitarist/mainman Kevin Heybourne's decision to relocate to the US. Here is an official statement on the matter from bassist Richie Wicks and guitarist Keith Herzberg (as posted at www.angel-witch.com): It is with great sadness that we (Keith and Richie) announce the news first ...

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WARLORD Is Coming!

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), will begin the recording sessions for their comeback CD on February 1st at a California studio. A summer release is expected. ...

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Former MEGADETH Drummer Returns With "Life After Deth"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEGA-DRUMMER NICK MENZA SET TO RELEASE SOLO PROJECT ON FEBRUARY 15TH ON MENZANATIONS RECORDS With Life After Deth, Nick Menza lets loose razor-sharp and aggressive songs on an unsuspecting public. Produced by Nick Menza and co-produced by Max Norman (i.e. MEGADETH, OZZY, SAVATAGE, FATES WARNING, LOUDNESS), Life After Deth was ten years ...

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FATES WARNING: Possible DVD, Covers/Rare CD On The Way

FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos has posted the following update on the band's activities via the group's official message board on December 30th: “Hi everybody, “Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year. “Looks like the plan is for FATES to start writing for the next record in mid to late '02 ...

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FATES WARNING Axeman Contributes To The KNOT!

FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos has completed recording solos for three tracks—two electric and one acoustic—that will be included on the upcoming GORDIAN KNOT release, tentatively entitled Emergent. As previously reported, GORDIAN KNOT is a prog supergroup featuring former CYNIC members Sean Malone (bass), Jason Gobel (guitar), and Sean Reinert, along with former GENESIS guitarist ...

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Jason Newsted: The Guitar World Interview!

The February 2002 issue of Guitar World magazine features an interview with former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, in which the four-stringer speaks at great length about the events that led to his decision earlier this year to leave the aforementioned act. Here are some of the article's highlights (all quotes by Newsted): "[METALLICA frontman] James ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 21, 2001

According to a report published in yesterday's edition of The New York Post, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst “lied when he said he visited a dying Australian girl injured in a mosh pit at his concert. Durst told Access Hollywood he visited Jessica Michalik on her deathbed and kept in touch with ...

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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Archive News Nov 14, 2001

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, entered the studio on Monday, November 12th to finish up work on their long-awaited debut album, which is scheduled to emerge in early 2002 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Regular studio updates, posted by Dizzy, ...

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Archive News Nov 02, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 5th, and subsequently denied (falsely) by none other than Mayorga himself (see news for October 9th, 2001), SOULFLY have enlisted former skinsman Roy Mayorga to replace the recently-departed Joe Nunez. The newly revamped group are currently at Phoenix, Arizona's (Brill Street) Chaton Studios recording their third ...

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Archive News Oct 30, 2001

ANTHRAX are rumored to be making an appearance on the Late Night With Jay Leno show this Wednesday, October 31st. In other ANTHRAX-related news, check out this humorous article from Lincoln Journal Star about an ANTHRAX fan whose “ANTHRAX” license plates have gotten him a heap of negative reactions from irate motorists ...

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