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ANTHRAX's BENANTE To Fans: 'Please Don't Download Our Album'

In light of the unusually long lag between the projected European and American release dates of the band's new album, "We've Come For You All", ANTHRAX are understandably worried that the CD's availability on the Internet will cut into its initial sales and offer yet another blow to what has been a career filled with ...

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REVENGE OF THE TRIADS Cease To Exist

REVENGE OF THE TRIADS, the project featuring Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY), Charlie Clouser (NINE INCH NAILS), Troy Van Leeuwen (A PERFECT CIRCLE), and Eddie Nappi (HANDSOME), has officially disbanded. The group, who were working on their debut album at the time of their split, were signed to "a bullshit record label called LMC Records ...

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ORGY Drummer Joins SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY

ORGY drummer Bobby Hewitt has joined SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY. He is expected to remain a member of ORGY, who are believed to be working on the material for their third full-length effort, due sometime in 2003. The following is an update from SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater, as posted on the group's newly-relaunched official ...

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SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY Split With Label, Shop New Demo

SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY have parted ways with Reprise Records following the disappointing sales performance of their full-length debut, Sonic Jihad (2000), and are currently seeking a new record deal. A three-song demo was recently recorded and is presently being shopped to interested labels with a view towards releasing the group's second album sometime in 2003. ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman Reveals Inspiration For Son's Name

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recently explained to Australia's Undercover why he decided to name his son Griffin Parker Taylor. "Griffin we thought was a really good name and Parker is three different people," Corey said. "Peter Parker, obviously Spider-man. Dorothy Parker, an amazing writer and Charlie Parker. He's got a good legacy to live up ...

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HAMMERFALL Trio To Perform Acoustic Set In Paris

HAMMERFALL members Oscar Dronjak (guitar), Stefan Elmgren (guitar), and Joacim Cans (vocals) will perform a three-song acoustic set during an appearance at a listening session/promotional party for their new album, Crimson Thunder, to be attended by journalists and fans in Paris, France this coming weekend. In other news, contrary to previous reports, no DVD single ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: Live CD/DVD Track Listing Revealed

German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL has revealed the track listing for his upcoming double CD and DVD—entitled Knights Live and Knight Treasures (Live and More), respectively—which were recently mixed with engineer Charlie Bauerfeind at HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain. The songs set to be included on the CD are ...

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HELLOWEEN Prepare To Enter Studio

HELLOWEEN are completing work on new songs in Hamburg, Germany in preparation for the recording of their new album, which is scheduled to begin at the end of August in vocalist Andi Deris' Mi Sueono Studios in Tenerife, Spain. The as-yet-untitled disc will once again be produced by Charlie Bauerfeind, who also recorded the most ...

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THE WHO Frontman Makes Guest Appearance On New ANTHRAX CD!

THE WHO frontman Roger Daltrey has recorded a guest appearance on one track for the forthcoming ANTHRAX album We've Come For You All, according to ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante. "[Roger] sings on [the song] 'Taking The Music Back', [which is] one of my favorites [from the new album]," said Benante. "He put a 'Won't Get ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL To Mix Live CD/DVD At HELLOWEEN Singer's Studio

German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL will commence the mixing process for his upcoming double CD and DVD—entitled Knights Live and Knight Treasures (Live and More), respectively—on July 27th with engineer Charlie Bauerfeind at HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain. As previously reported, the CD and DVD are both due on ...

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TAPEWORM Continue Work On Perennially-Delayed CD

NINE INCH NAILS frontman Trent Reznor and TOOL/A PERFECT CIRCLE singer Maynard James Keenan recently hit Southern Tracks Recording Studios in Atlanta, Georgia (see photographic evidence here) to continue work on Reznor's pet project TAPEWORM, which also features NIN's Charlie Clouser and Danny Lohner. In the works for several years, TAPEWORM is essentially ...

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HAMMERFALL Unveil Complete Track Listing For New CD

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are currently finishing up the lead guitar tracks and vocals for their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length studio album at HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain. Ten songs are being recorded for the album, which is tentatively due to be released in late October through Nuclear Blast Records. The complete track ...

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ONWARD Replace REVEREND On ABRASIVE ROCK FEST Bill

Century Media recording artists ONWARD have replaced REVEREND on the bill of Abrasive Rock Fest, which is scheduled to take place on August 3rd in Olympia, Washington. The complete list of artists set to appear at the event is as follows: GRUNTRUCK FORCED ENTRY HIRAX ONWARD BRICK BATH THE SABIANS THE BRAINDEAD BONESCREW CHIEF CHARLIE ...

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HAMMERFALL's OSCAR DRONJAK: Working With Producer CHARLIE BAUERNFEIND Is "True Joy"

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are currently finishing up the rhythm guitar tracks and vocals for their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length studio album at HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain. According to guitarist Oscar Dronjak, "working with [producer] Charlie [Bauernfeind, i.e. BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE] is a true joy. He is attentive to your ...

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BRICK BATH Confirmed For ABRASIVE ROCK, MILWAUKEE METALFEST

Power-groove/thrash metalheads and Pavement/Crash Music Inc. recording artists BRICK BATH have just launched their official website at www.brickbath.com. The band will play at this year's Abrasive Rock Festival in Olympia, Washington on August 3rd alongside GRUNTRUCK, HIRAX, FORCED ENTRY, REVEREND, THE SABIANS, THE BRAINDEAD, BONESCREW, CHIEF, CHARLIE DROWN, RIVER RED, AGONY OF DECIT, ...

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HAMMERFALL Go Completely Digital On Forthcoming CD

HAMMERFALL's as-yet-untitled fourth full-length studio album, which is currently being recorded at HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain, is the group's first CD to be recorded completely digitally (i.e. there is no tape involved). "Renegade was done digitally, but still onto DA-88 tapes, so it doesn't quite qualify," stated guitarist Oscar ...

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S.O.D. Bassist DANNY LILKER: The Band Is Over

Despite S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano's well-publicized attempts to resurrect the group with an all-new line-up following the "firing" of guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante, there will be no further recordings or live appearances from the band, according to bassist Danny Lilker. "I spoke with Bill, and he is no longer going to attempt ...

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S.O.D.'s BILLY MILANO: "CHARLIE BENANTE And SCOTT IAN Are Fired!"

S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has issued a follow-up statement in response to the growing criticism over his decision to seek out replacements for guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante, both of whom are widely viewed as integral members of the group. "First off, as far as [former FEAR FACTORY drummer] Ray [Herrera] is concerned, ...

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S.O.D. Frontman Confirms Approaching FEAR FACTORY Duo

S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he has spoken to former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and drummer Raymond Herrera about the possibility of having them replace Scott Ian and Charlie Benante (both of ANTHRAX), respectively, in the current S.O.D. line-up. "I approached Ray and Dino four weeks ago [about joining S.O.D.]," ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Duo Approached To Join S.O.D.

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and drummer Raymond Herrera have been contacted by S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano about the possibility of replacing Scott Ian and Charlie Benante (both of ANTHRAX), respectively, in the current S.O.D. line-up, Herrera has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although initial discussions between Milano and the ex-FEAR FACTORY pair had taken place, ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Participate In Italy's GUITAR DAY

L.A. fusion metallers COSMOSQUAD have been invited to participate in Guitar Day, a one-day guitar extravaganza that will take place on June 13th at Club Alpheus in Rome, Italy. Guitar Day will mark the first ever overseas live appearance for the band whose new album, Squadrophenia, is out now in Europe and North America and ...

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