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PANTERA, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X Among Artists Featured On 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Soundtrack

PANTERA, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X and SOIL are among the artists featured on "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Album", the soundtrack to the upcoming remake of the classic '70s horror flick. Based loosely on true events that inspired the original "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", the new film centers around a group of friends whose free-spirited roadtrip ...

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IN FLAMES: Back In Recording Mode

Sweden's IN FLAMES have entered a rented house/converted studio in Denmark to record the follow-up to 2002's "Reroute To Remain", tentatively due in early 2004. The CD, which is being produced by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (ex-MISERY LOVES CO.), will surface through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe, with whom the ...

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DIVINE:DECAY: Video Posted Online

Finnish thrash/speed metallers DIVINE:DECAY have posted their video for the track "Silence Of Decades" at their official web site. "Silence Of Decades" comes off the group's recently released sophomore album, "Maximize The Misery", available through Osmose Productions. The follow-up to "Songs Of The Damned" was recorded and produced by Janne Joutsenniemi (of SUBURBANTRIBE ...

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KATAKLYSM Cancel Remainder Of North American Tour

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have announced that they have cancelled the remainder of their North American tour. The affected shows include those in Philadelphia, New York, Providence, Springfield and Quebec City. "The band has decided to return home a little earlier so they can use the extra time to work on their pre-production for their ...

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ROSTOK VAMPIRES: Demo Tracks Available For Download

Reunited '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, have made their new four-song demo, titled "In The Pitch", available for download. Check it out: 01. Going Underground (mp3, 2.75 MB) 02. Misery (mp3, 3.21 MB) 03. Shoot Dead (

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MOLLY HATCHET Drummer Diagnosed With Cancer

Original MOLLY HATCHET drummer Bruce Crump was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 oral cancer and is currently undergoing treatment at the Medical College of Virginia with a good prognosis. To help offset his insurmountable medical expenses, Crump's current band DADDY OH have scheduled a benefit show on November 2 at The Canal Club in Richmond, ...

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Retaliate - MISERY INDEX

Baltimore, Maryland — home to not really anything to speak of lately, save for a few gas-pumping citizens who became swiftly acquainted with their maker. Fellow citizens MISERY INDEX probably aren't about to hide in their car trunks and take pot shots at people, but their mission is almost as vicious. Blending bare-bones grindcore with ...

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A Tribute To The Four Horsemen - VARIOUS ARTISTS

Getting picked to feature on a tribute to San Franciscan legends METALLICA must prove something of a scramble to get the "good" tracks. In all honesty, it wouldn't be ideal to have to choose one of their, shall we say, more expansive songs, unless you have the power to recreate that "moment of magic" feeling ...

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SCARVE Name New CD

France's SCARVE have set "Irradiant" as the title for their third album, tentatively due in January 2004 through Listenable Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Luminiferous" was recorded at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) and features a guest appearance by DEFLESHED vocalist/bassist ...

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SEETHINGS: MP3 Samples Posted Online

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have posted MP3 clips of three songs from their debut album, "Parallels", due in Europe and Scandinavia on October 27 through Scarlet Records. Check them out: "Slow Healer" (mp3), "This Hole" (mp3), and "Tonight" (mp3). Division Records ...

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KATAKLYSM: More North American Dates Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have announced more dates as part of their "From Shadows to Dust" North American tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 11 - Calgary, AB @ The Machine * Sep. 12 - Edmonton, AB @ Stars * Sep. 13 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange * Sep. 16 - Thunder Bay, ...

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SCARVE Complete Work On New CD

France's SCARVE have completed the recording sessions for their third album at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.). The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "Luminiferous" is due in January 2004 through Listenable Records. According to a post on the band's web site, the ...

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PAIN: New Album Delayed Until 2004

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have pushed back the projected release date of their fourth full-length album to early 2004 through Stockholm Records. Among the tracks tentatively set to appear on the follow-up to 2002's "Nothing Remains The Same" are: 01. Tear It Up 02. Don't ...

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PSYCHOTOGEN Complete Work On Debut

PSYCHOTOGEN, the Baltimore, Maryland-based technical death metal band featuring former MISERY INDEX guitarist/vocalist Mike Harrison, will release their second full-length CD, titled "The Calculus of Evil", on August 25 through Crash Records. Mike was asked to step in when current DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN vocalist Greg Puciato backed out, leaving the group only a matter of ...

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HAMMERFALL: The Accident Aftermath

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "As those of you who have visited this site in the past two weeks know by now, I was involved in a pretty serious motorcycle accident almost two weeks ago. I am lucky to be alive, and even luckier that ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'OZZY's Legacy Is Now Incredibly Tarnished'

Ronnie James Dio recently spoke to Bob Ruggiero of the Houston Press about the man whom he replaced at the helm of BLACK SABBATH, Ozzy Osbourne. Calling Ozzy "a mumbling, semi-conscious reality sitcom star who shuffles around in his sweatpants scooping up dog shit and being dominated by his shrewish wife and spoiled-ass kids," Ruggiero ...

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TROUBLE: 'Unplugged' Details Revealed

Reunited doom legends TROUBLE have announced the track listing for their forthcoming "Unplugged" CD, which is currently being recorded at a Chicago-area studio. According to the band's official web site, www.newtrouble.com, "Unplugged" will contain acoustic versions of five classic TROUBLE numbers along with two brand new songs, at least one of which was ...

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'Montel': Is Heavy Metal To Blame?

A couple who filed a lawsuit against SLAYER in 2001 claiming the band and their record label were partially to blame for the 1995 ritual murder of their 15-year-old daughter were among the guests on the talk show "Montel" (hosted by Montel Williams) Monday (August 11). The episode, dubbed "Can Music Kill?", focused on several ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says PANTERA Would Eat METALLICA Alive

PANTERA/SUPERJOINT RITUAL singer Philip Anselmo has once again slammed METALLICA over their apparent refusal to take out more extreme metal bands on tour with them, saying that if Lars and Co. were to play a show with SUPERJOINT RITUAL or PANTERA, "we would crush 'em." Anselmo had previously challenged METALLICA to a road duel, head-to-head ...

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ENTOMBED's 'Inferno' To Receive U.S. Release In Early 2004

ENTOMBED have set an August 6 European release date through Music For Nations Records for their eighth full-length album, "Inferno". The follow-up to 2001's "Morning Star" was released in the U.S. in late June through Koch International, but was pulled from the shelves after it was determined that the label hadn't secured the proper rights ...

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SEETHINGS Set Release Date For 'Parallels'

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, will release their debut album, "Parallels", in Europe and Scandinavia on October 27 through Scarlet Records. Division Records will release the album in France and Switzerland. At this point, the group have no release dates for U.S. and Asia but hope to secure ...

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KATAKLYSM: North American Tour Dates Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have announced the details of their upcoming "From Shadows to Dust" North American tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 16 - Hamilton, ON - Underground Aug. 17 - Peterborough, ON - Lions Hall Aug. 18 - Barrie, ON - Off Duty Aug. 19 - North Bay, ON - Daily Grind ...

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KATAKLYSM To Film New Video In Las Vegas

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have hired L.A. director Joe Lynch (COAL CHAMBER, 311, GODHEAD, PETE YORN) to film the video for the band's new single, "As I Slither". The shoot will take place on August 31 at the Huntridge Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the band will perform as part of the Las Vegas ...

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DYING FETUS, SKINLESS, MISERY INDEX: The Final Itinerary

The final itinerary has been released for the forthcoming U.S. tour featuring DYING FETUS, SKINLESS, DIVINE EMPIRE and MISERY INDEX. The dates are as follows: Jul. 19 – Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners Jul. 20 – Farmingdale, NY @ Downtown Jul. 21 – Randolph, NJ @ Obsessions Jul. 22 - Wilkes Barre, PA @ Cafe ...

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KATAKLYSM To Enter Studio In November

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will enter Studio Victor in Montreal in November to begin recording their new album, "Serenity In Fire", for an early 2004 release through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be produced by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais (MISERY INDEX, MALEVOLENT CREATION) and will be mixed at Wildsound studio in St-Zenon, Quebec. KATAKLYSM ...

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PAM's Family Begs: Don't Go Back To Wife-Beater TOMMY LEE

Now that Pam Anderson's engagement to Kid Rock appears to be over, Pam's family is warning her against hooking up again with ex-husband Tommy Lee, insiders tell Star magazine. "Get back with him and he'll make your life misery all over again. Don't do it, Pam!" she's been told by her family members, say sources. ...

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MISERY INDEX Finalize Track Listing For 'Retaliate'

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Retaliate" (view cover artwork here), due on August 25 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album, which was recorded at Wild Studio in ...

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