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HAMMERFALL To Commence Recording Fourth CD

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are due to begin recording their fourth full-length album this week at Holland's Wisseloord studios, where they will track the drums before moving over to BLIND GUARDIAN's Twilight facility in Germany on May 13th to record the bass. The band will then head over to HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in ...

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HAMMERFALL Outline Recording Schedule For Fourth CD

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are scheduled to enter Holland's Wisseloord studios with producer Charlie Bauernfeind (i.e. BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE) in early May to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album for a late 2002 release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to guitarist Oscar Dronjak, we will record the drums in Holland, bass in Germany and ...

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HAMMERFALL Complete Work On "The Templar Renegade Crusades" DVD

HAMMERFALL's long-awaited second DVD/VHS release, entitled The Templar Renegade Crusades (not The Second Crusade as Nuclear Blast Records erroneously reported earlier this month), will run two and a half hours, and will include highlights from the last three years on it: the presentation of the band's first-ever gold album award, live outtakes, backstage sequences and ...

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HAMMERFALL Complete DVD, Prepare To Record New CD

HAMMERFALL will enter Holland's Wisseloord Studios with producer Charlie Bauernfeind (i.e. BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE) in April to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album for a late 2002 release through Nuclear Blast Records. In the meantime, the band have just completed work on their second DVD/VHS, entitled The Second Crusade, containing two and ...

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DEADSY Drummer Lands An Angel

The following item comes to us courtesy of www.deadsy.net: Just two months after splitting from her husband, gross-out comedian Tom Green, Drew Barrymore has moved on and found a new man, according to sources. Hot Stuff hears that the Charlie's Angels star has been dating 26-year-old musician Alec Piro for the past two ...

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RAGE Travel To Minsk To Film Upcoming Video Clip

Beginning on March 17th, German power metallers RAGE will spend two weeks filming a video clip for an as-yet-unspecified track off the group's upcoming Unity CD in Minsk, Belarus with director Jankovski. RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski had previously worked with Jankovski during the production of MIND ODYSSEY's "Schizophenia" clip. As previously reported, RAGE are currently ...

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ANTHRAX VH1 Special Delayed, New Album Nearing Completion

The air date for ANTHRAX's VH1 Behind The Music documentary has been pushed back a month to Sunday, March 10th, presumably due to delays in production. ANTHRAX will also appear on Headbanger's Ball Uncensored the same weekend. In other news, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante recently commented on the group's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled new CD, which is ...

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RAGE Complete New Album, Plan Festival Appearances

German power metallers RAGE have lined up the following live appearances during the coming months: Apr. 19 Moscow, RUS @ USH "Druzhba" Apr. 20 - St. Petersburg, RUS @ Sport Hall Ubileinyi May 10-11 (near) Lisbon, POR @ Seixal Attack Festival Jun. 07-08 Slvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival As previously reported, RAGE are currently ...

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BILLY MILANO Threatens S.O.D. Bandmates With "Beatdown"

Quote of the day: [ANTHRAX drummer] Charlie [Benante] and [ANTHRAX guitarist] Scott [Ian] got a beatdown coming maybe I'll just choke them a little until they cry. Or maybe they'll get caught in the mosh. Milano mosh, that is. S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano on his estranged bandmates in the wake of the recent ANTHRAX Behind ...

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ANTHRAX: "Behind The Music" War Of Words Continues

In the continuing saga that is Billy Milano/Danny Lilker vs. Scott Ian/Charlie Benante over the upcoming VH1 Behind The Music special on ANTHRAX (read our original report on the subject here), S.O.D. frontman Milano has posted yet another message on the Metal Maniacs magazine message board under the heading “The Truth Behind My ...

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NEW END ORIGINAL Part With Drummer, Bassist

NEW END ORIGINAL, featuring former FAR/current ONELINEDRAWING frontman Jonah Matranga, have parted ways with drummer Charlie Walker (ex-CHAMBERLAIN/SPLIT LIP) and bassist Scott Winegard (ex-TEXAS IS THE REASON). According to an official statement from Matranga, “for different personal reasons, independently from one another, Charlie and Scott decided that they didn't want to be in a band ...

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ANTHRAX: “Behind The Music” Lies A Very Ugly Mess Indeed!

A minor controversy has erupted over the upcoming VH1 Behind The Music special on ANTHRAX, the interviews and background information for which are currently being collected and prepared for a tentative February/March air date. It appears that former ANTHRAX bassist and founding member Danny Lilker is being “blown off” (to use his own words) by ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Add New Vocalist

Los Angeles thrash metal act DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring former DARK ANGEL/current HIRAX axeman Jim Durkin, have added a new lead vocalist: Loana dP Valencia. Comented Durkin: "What can I say? We've been friends for a few years and I never even knew she sang. After hearing her at an impromptu jam session with us, ...

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RAGE Set To Issue "Unity" During May!

Germany's RAGE are scheduled to enter Twilight Hall Studio during January with producer Charlie Bauerfeind to begin recording their brand new CD, entitled Unity. Tentatively due for release in May, Unity will feature the following track listing: 01. All I Want 02. Insanity 03. Down 04. Set This World On Fire 05. Seven Deadly Sins ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN's

BLIND GUARDIAN's recently-issued "And Then There Was Silence" CD single, the first single to be issued through Century Media Records in more than a decade of operation in North America, debuted on the US Soundscan singles sales chart at #171, with top 40 debuts in Cleveland, Seattle and Denver all without the benefit of commercial ...

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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 27, 2001

Former CELTIC FROST guitarist/vocalist Tom G. Warrior (aka Thomas Gabriel Fischer) has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute the reports of am imminent reunion of the band's classic line-up of Fischer, bassist Martin Eric Ain and drummer Reed St. Mark, the rumors of which gained fervor in the past week following the publication ...

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Archive News Nov 13, 2001

STUCK MOJO will be supported by 420 MONKS, the band led by MOJO frontman Bonz, at the former group's upcoming reunion gig at The Cotton Club in Atlanta, Georgia on New Year's Eve. In related news, SICK SPEED, the post-MOJO band of guitarist Rich Ward and drummer Bud Fontsere, will play their ...

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Archive News Oct 11, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 2nd, Roadrunner Records have now officially confirmed the departure of drummer Joe Nunez from SOULFLY and have hinted at the possibility of original drummer Roy Mayorga returning to the fold, a move that was denied by Mayorga in a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET (as reported here on Tuesday, ...

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Archive News Oct 05, 2001

SOULFLY have replaced drummer Joe Nunez with returning skinsman Roy Mayorga, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. As first reported here three days ago, Nunez left, or was fired from (depending on whom you talk to), SOULFLY after insisting on re-negotiating his financial arrangement with the group, which is said to have barely allowed him the ...

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Archive News Sep 10, 2001 - update 1

CRADLE OF FILTH have turned down a slot on the coveted Black Christmas US arena tour (featuring OZZY OSBOURNE and ROB ZOMBIE, among others), because they will be “in the studio busy on the new album for next year”, according to the group's official web site. The statement goes on to say that “it ...

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Archive News Sep 06, 2001

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) has publicly spoken out about his now-aborted project with IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson, which was recently shelved under somewhat acrimonious circumstances following Dickinson's decision to pull out of the planned collaboration between the pair. According to Lucassen, “Right after the release of the last AYREON album, ...

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Archive News Aug 24, 2001

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the group's upcoming, as-yet-untitled studio album—the band's first for Beyond/BMG Records—and the preparation for the recording of a live album, which is scheduled to take place in Chicago on October 3rd: “Work on the record has been ...

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Archive News Aug 14, 2001

Amid industry rumblings indicating that over half a million finished CDs of POWERMAN 5000's Anyone For Doomsday? CD had to be destroyed as the band were sent back into the studio to write more material with “outside writers” to be included on the revised version of the album when it appears in early 2002, ...

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