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DAVE GROHL Nixes UNLEASHED Frontman For PROBOT Project Over Questionable Politics

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl contemplated approaching UNLEASHED frontman Johnny Hedlund to contribute lead vocals to one of the songs for his upcoming metal project, PROBOT, but changed his mind after learning of the Swedish death metal vocalist's rumored Nazi leanings, Grohl revealed in an interview with Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "I love UNLEASHED's music — ...

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Depopulate - VILE

They're called VILE. They've got song titles such as "Butchered" and "Path To Incineration" that, once you've obtained a lyric sheet and can comprehend what they're trying to get at lyrically, would undoubtedly favor ripping off societies head and shitting down inside its neck. So, why then, with all things considered, do this Californian quartet ...

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Former VOIVOD Bassist To Perform In All-Star Thrash Metal Tribute Band

Ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky) has teamed up with former and current members of OBLIVEON, CRYPTOPSY, MARTYR and GHOULUNATICS in an all-star thrash metal tribute band called BLACK CLOUD. The five-piece group is scheduled to make its live debut on November 9th at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. "My first manager, Maurice Richard, ...

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SATYRICON: "Volcano" Details Unveiled

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have finalized the track listing for Volcano, their long-awaited new studio album, which is presently due to be released on September 2nd through Capitol Records in Scandinavia and Nuclear Blast Records in other parts of the world. It is as follows: 01. With Ravenous Hunger 02. Angstridden 03. Fuel For Hatred ...

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Ten Horns – Ten Diadems - SATYRICON

Radical, twisted, vicious, and progressive, SATYRICON celebrates over 10 years of operation with this elaborately packaged 10-song collection. While a career retrospective usually works better when the songs run in chronological sequence, Ten Horns – Ten Diadems messes all that up by fusing the futuristic hyperblast of 1999's "Supersonic Journey" up against 1993's "Taakeslottet". And ...

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CATHEDRAL Complete Work On New Album

CATHEDRAL have completed work on their latest album, entitled ether Songs Of Praise (according to the band's official web site) or Seventh Coming (as reported by Terrorizer magazine), for an October release through Dream Catcher Records. "We've finished mixing and I think it's turned out really good," frontman Lee Dorrian told Terrorizer. "The songs are ...

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Former NAPALM DEATH Drummer To Form "Grind" Project

Former NAPALM DEATH drummer Mick Harris is reportedly looking to start a grind project in the vein of CELTIC FROST, SIEGE, INTENSE DEGREE, SLAYER, DISCHARGE, etc. A full-length album will tentatively be recorded early next year for a mid-2003 release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. ...

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EMBLAZE Line Up Gigs, Prepare To Record Debut CD

Israeli thrash/death metallers EMBLAZE will support the "legendary" SALEM at the latter's record-release show on July 8th at the Barbie club in Tel Aviv. Around 600-800 fans are expected to attend. EMBLAZE will also share the stage with Israeli "brutal death metal lords" LEHAVOTH on June 26th at the City Hall venue in Haifa. As ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: "Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Miserable"

In the new issue of Sweden's premiere metal publication, Close-Up Magazine, journalist Martin Carlsson speaks at length with vocalist Phil Anselmo on a number of topics, including his numerous side projects, PANTERA and Anselmo's past and present drug use. The interview was conducted over the phone on May 4th, while the singer was staying at ...

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EMBLAZE Enlist SODOM Producer For Upcoming Debut

Israeli thrash-death metallers EMBLAZE will shortly enter Germany's Spiderhouse studios with producer Harris Johns (i.e. KREATOR, SODOM, CELTIC FROST) to record their debut full-length effort, entitled Dirty Coloured Knife, which will be released through an as-yet-undetermined label later in the year. As previously reported, the title track, "Dirty Coloured Knife", will feature guest appearances by ...

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SINISTER Plan Cover CD, Perform Impromptu Athens Gig

Dutch death metallers SINISTER will soon enter the studio to record Creators Of Brutality, an album's worth of classic death metal covers from the 80s and 90s. Included will be renditions of cuts from PUNGENT STENCH, INFERNAL MAJESTY, CELTIC FROST, KREATOR, DEATH, and others. Recordings will start this summer for a late 2002 release. In ...

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CELTIC FROST Prepare To Record New CD

CELTIC FROST are currently writing and developing material for a new album in Zurich, Switzerland. This is the culmination of a process initially set in motion during the compilation of the official CELTIC FROST re-issue CDs in late summer 1999. The re-issue project reflected the first time the various former members of the band worked ...

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SAVATAGE's CHRIS CAFFERY Speaks Out On Guitarist Change

SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery has issued a personal statement regarding the recent departure of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost and recruitment of former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli to the group's ranks. Says Caffery: “I want to thank Jack for a great job and a fun 10 months on the road. You are a great guy ...

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SAVATAGE Announce PITRELLI's Return To Group's Ranks

SAVATAGE have officially rejoined forces with former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli. As a result of this develoment, the group will no longer be requiring the services of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost, who filled in for Pitrelli during the latter's tenure with Mustaine and co. "Me and the boys have remained friends in the past ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Rejoins SAVATAGE

SAVATAGE have fired recently-recruited guitarist Jack Frost and have replaced him with returning axeman Al Pitrelli (ex-MEGADETH), according to a report posted at Brave Words. “[The SAVATAGE] guys lied to me,” Frost said. “You can't lie to the fans. “I loved playing in that band. I thought they were friends. We toured together, ...

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THE GATHERING To Issue “Limited Edition” CD In June

Holland's THE GATHERING will release a limited-edition “anniversary” CD in June celebrating the group's 12½ years of existence. The as-yet-untitled effort will be issued through the group's own Psychonaut Records. Commented drummer Hans Rutten: “The band started in autumn 1989. Bart, me and [guitarist] Rene [Rutten] cycled to a crappy rehearsal room a bit outside ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM GABRIEL FISCHER: Signing With Noise/Sanctuary Is Not An Option

In a recent posting at www.celticfrost.com, CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer rejected outright the possiblity of the group re-signing with Noise/Sanctuary Records for their upcoming comeback release, which is tentatively due in early 2003. According to Fischer, “the recent acquisition of Noise Records by Rod Smallwood's Sanctuary Group has made any future ...

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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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CELTIC FROST's TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Speaks Out On Fate Of Band's Unreleased 1992 Demos

CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on the possibility of the group's unreleased 1992 demos—recorded during the pre-production sessions for the aborted Under Apollyon's Sun CD—ever being issued on CD and made available to the record-buying public. According to Fischer, “the first 1992 demo was canned by the band, rather immediately after the ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM G. FISCHER Speaks Out On PROBOT Project

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on his contribution to the upcoming PROBOT project, led by former NIRVANA and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, in the form of a track called "Big Sky", the final recordings for which were delivered over a year ago. According to Fischer, I haven't heard from ...

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CELTIC FROST Mainman Pays Tribute To Late EXODUS Frontman

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Fischer (aka Tom Warrior) has issued the following statement as a tribute to the late EXODUS frontman Paul Baloff, who recently passed away after suffering a massive stroke: I knew Paul in person, he made it a point to come to visit us at our hotel in Oakland when we ...

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CELTIC FROST Reunion Official, New CD On The Way

Despite former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Fischer's previous statements to the contrary, the much-rumored reunion of the Swiss avant-garde metal act is very much in the planning stages and the group's comeback album should surface before the end of the year or in early 2003. Fischer recently spoke to Metaluk.com about the upcoming ...

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PROBOT's Dave Grohl: Lemmy Is God!

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl (ex-NIRVANA) recently posted a message on the band's site describing the experience of working with MOTORHEAD mastermind Lemmy on a song called "Shake Your Blood", which will appear on an upcoming album by Grohl's metal side-project PROBOT. In his diary message, Grohl makes obvious his clear admiration for the rock'n'roll ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Frontman Lines Up Projects Galore!

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin is in Italy at the moment completing work on the new THE CAGE CD, tentatively entitled Poison Roses, which is due to be released in the spring. Martin will then fly to New York to sing on the new RONDINELLI CD (also featuring former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE ...

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