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The Forever Endeavor - ENFORSAKEN

These days it's getting harder to distinguish between what is, in essence, pure heavy metal and the melodic end of death metal/extreme metal/whatever hook you want to hang it on. Which, in the name of progression, can only be positive for those in the latter categories like Chicago's ENFORSAKEN. However, if it's "songs" you're looking ...

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TOMMY LEE DJs, Parties In Miami

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was a guest DJ at Wet Grooves 2004 at the Shelborne Hotel pool in South Beach, Miami on Monday (March 8). Check out pictures from LFI. Lee and rumored fling, supermodel Naomi Campbell, were also on hand for 2004 Miami Winter Music Conference - Debi Nova at ...

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SLIPKNOT Reveal New Album Title

SLIPKNOT have set "Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses" as the title of their long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", due on May 25 through Roadrunner Records. The first track released will be "Pulse of the Maggots", which will be made available for download on the group's web site on March 30. "It's got the feel of ...

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Soundtrack To Your Escape - IN FLAMES

Is it just a failure on our part to grasp the evolving essence of this Swedish phenomenon, or are IN FLAMES simply not as groundbreaking as they're made out to be? Without a doubt, around the time of their epic for the new millennium, "Clayman", they were something to behold beyond the norm — a ...

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ADDICTION CREW Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

ADDICTION CREW, the Italian band formerly known as ADDICTION, have inked a worldwide deal with Earache Records. The group's new album, "Break In Life", will be released before the summer. ADDICTION CREW, who were recently joined by two new members (Marta Innox on vocals/emcee and Ale Lera on drums & grooves), are currently filming a ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Singer MIKE MUIR: Post-Surgery Update

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We want to wish everyone a great new year, the strength and determination to fulfill your goals, and the health to be able to enjoy your accomplishments. Also, I would like to personally thank all the people that sent ...

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Tempo of the Damned - EXODUS

By the time EXODUS split up in the early '90s, they had all but lost their steam, their latter-day recorded output serving as little more than a painful reminder of the fact that the band would never recapture the magic that had made their first couple of efforts such classics in the thrash metal genre. ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: Safe And Sound In California

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have posted the following message on their official web site: "Hello people, just a quick note to explain our absence. The INFECTIOUS GROOVES record is going great and work on the Studio has been continuing at the same time and moving right along. We have a bunch of photos, recaps, etc we were ...

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INFECTIOUS GROOVES: Studio Update

INFECTIOUS GROOVES, the funkadelic side project of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir, have posted the following update on the songwriting/recording sessions for their new album: "INFECTIOUS GROOVES has been writing songs for the new CD and will start pre-production tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday. Saturday and Sunday we'll all be busy working on STudio and Saturday ...

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SHANE GAALAAS To Release Solo Debut

Canadian drummer/percussionist Shane Gaalaas, whose stellar resume includes a hard rock "who's who" in addition his own band ventures, COSMOSQUAD and DIESEL MACHINE, is stepping out from behind his kit and stepping up to the plate in a big way with his first solo album, "Primer". Written, performed, and recorded entirely by Gaalaas himself who, ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: Next Year Will be 'The Year Of The Cycos'

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have posted the following update on their official web site: "What up Cycos and Cycettes? "We've been getting alot of emails in the last couple of days with more questions about updates etc. "The band and friends have been working on several projects, sorting out various opportunities, and trying to deal with various ...

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INFECTIOUS GROOVES Begin Work On New Album

INFECTIOUS GROOVES, the funkadelic side project of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir, have started writing songs for their new CD. The band, whose current lineup consist of Muir (vocals), Dean Pleasants (guitar, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES), Ron Brunner Jr. (drums, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) and Steve Brunner (bass, SUIDICAL TENDENCIES), are currently working with a couple different singers and ...

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KORN To Release 'Take A Look In The Mirror' In November

KORN plan to release their sixth album, "Take A Look In The Mirror", in November. "We've got that spark in us again," frontman Jonathan Davis told Rolling Stone. "This is a really aggressive record. More edgy. The last record we were experimenting. This album is back down to the basics and heavy grooves and getting ...

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THE UNNATURAL BORN KILLERS TOUR 2003: Tour Dates Announced

Most of the dates for the forthcoming "The Unnatural Born Killers Tour 2003", featuring headliners SIX FEET UNDER with openers SKINLESS, BEHEMOTH, and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have been officially announced. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 16 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug Oct. 17 - Orlando, FL @ Back Booth Oct. ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Singer Addresses Social Issues With 'Bringer Of Blood'

September 23 will see the release of SIX FEET UNDER's most ambitious release to date, the ferocious "Bringer Of Blood" (through Metal Blade Records). The disc, rampant with an infectious blend of jackhammer grooves and pure aggressive immensity, fuses the band's attraction to dark fantasy as well as significant social commentary. Vocalist Chris Barnes expresses ...

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Report: Old Bands Draw New Generation To Concerts

David Hinckley of the New York Daily News reports that this summer's top concert performers include such veteran acts as KISS, IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, and DEF LEPPARD. "While they can still draw 5,000-15,000 fans a night, that number includes more than the now-middle-aged fans who remember when music could be found in the grooves of ...

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Vocalist JOHAN LIIVA Exits NONEXIST

Sweden's NONEXIST, featuring ANDROMEDA guitarist Johan Reinholdz, have parted ways with vocalist Johan Liiva (HEARSE, ex-ARCH ENEMY). "Liiva said that his full-time job and involvement with HEARSE made it difficult to find energy for NONEXIST as well," Reinholdz explained to Digital Metal. "I understand his situation and reasons and there are no hard ...

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STATIC-X Guitarist Comments On New Album

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen commented in a recent online posting on the group's forthcoming third album, "Shadow Zone", due on October 7 through Warner Bros Records. "All of us worked hard on the album and we are anxious to get it out!" he said. "We experimented on some cool things and got to mess around ...

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MEVADIO Sign With DRUG[S] RECORDS

Danish metallers MEVADIO have inked a deal with Drug[s] Records and have completed work on their debut album, "Hands Down", due in Denmark in September (a few weeks later internationally). "Hands Down" was recorded at Antfarm studio (THE HAUNTED, RAUNCHY) and features a musical style described in an official press release as "modern metal with ...

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Captain Dog Rides Again - BLIND DOG

Just who Captain Dog is and what his purpose is in life remains unclear, you would think, to all but the three desperadoes who make up this Swedish outfit. But then again — and at the risk of doling out every stoner rock cliché in the book — who gives a flying fuck when you ...

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SLIPKNOT's THE CLOWN Launches Side Project

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan has teamed up with vocalist Brandon Darner and guitarist/bassist Stevan Robinson in a new band called TO MY SURPRISE (formerly THE ORNGE). The project, whose musical direction is being described as "a hybrid of folk, '70s rock fuzz and schizophrenic grooves . . . [not a million miles removed from] ...

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SKEW SISKIN Announce New Drummer

Germany's SKEW SISKIN have acquired a new drummer by the name of Damien. "He's a real crazy bird and we feel that we made an excellent choice," the band said in an official statement. "His drum skills match what SKEW SISKIN's rhythms are about: Keith Moon meets Phil Rudd! A steady 4/4 rhythm with a ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS To Release Live DVD And CD

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, the band featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, have recorded material on their recent "Monstergroove 2003" European tour for an upcoming live DVD and CD. "The DVD and CD will be from two separate shows, so there's quite a lot of work to be done with ...

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STATIC-X Name New Album, Confirm Drummer's Departure

STATIC-X have set "Shadow Zone" as the title of their upcoming third full-length album, currently being recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Josh Abraham (STAIND, LIMP BIZKIT, UNWRITTEN LAW). The follow-up to 2001's "Machine" reveals the next step in the evolution of STATIC-X. Says founder/frontman Wayne Static, "I hate it when bands keep ...

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SPINESHANK: New Live Photos Posted Online

SPINESHANK performed a headlining set at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, California on May 21. Check out live pictures here. SPINESHANK will release their new album, "Self-Destructive Pattern", on July 15 through Roadrunner Records. "Self Destructive Pattern" was produced by Garth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE, KITTIE) and was mixed by Jay ...

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Former SKID ROW Drummer's Father Passes Away

Former SKID ROW drummer Rob Affuso lost his beloved father Bob Affuso, who unfortunately passed away last week. "Bob was a really cool guy who was always in a great mood and I will always remember his radiant smile and infectious laughter backstage or in the bus while we were on tour in SKID ROW," ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Name New Album

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have set "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate" as the title for their forthcoming third album, due later in the year through ENTOMBED's Threeman Records. "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate" was recorded at Soundlab Studios (where the band's last CD, "When We Are Done, Your ...

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