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DEVILDRIVER Offered OPETH North American Tour

DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by ex-COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have been offered a rotating support slot with Portugal's MOONSPELL on the upcoming OPETH North American tour, a spokesperson for OPETH's management (the U.K.-based Northern Music) has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. If DEVILDRIVER turn down the offer, Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will end up opening the ...

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FEAR FACTORY Begin Mixing New Album In Vancouver

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers has made his way to Vancouver, British Columbia to begin mixing the group's new album, "Archetype" with Greg Reely (MACHINE HEAD, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEVILDRIVER). Drummer Raymond Herrera and vocalist Burton C. Bell are expected to join him shortly. Check out a bunch of new pictures taken in the ...

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DEZ FAFARA: 'I Had To Get Away From COAL CHAMBER'

Former COAL CHAMBER/current DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Farafa recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the breakup of his previous band and his decision to go in a heavier, more aggressive direction with his new outfit. "COAL CHAMBER were a democracy where everybody ran the business together, and it just didn't work," he said. "They didn't want ...

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DEVILDRIVER: Video Posted Online

DEVILDRIVER's video for the track "I Could Care Less" has been posted online at this location (Quicktime required). The clip was directed by P.R. Brown (JERRY CANTRELL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and was shot on October 5. "I Could Care Less" is the first single off the group's self-titled debut album, out now on Roadrunner ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman Checks In From The Road

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "How's everybody doing? We just did three shows, and then a day off. The first show in Columbus, OH was off the hook. It was good to see people pittin', and everyone hanging out afterwards talking to the ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MORBID ANGEL: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been released for the upcoming SUPERJOINT RITUAL North American tour. As previously reported, MORBID ANGEL will join the trek as main support beginning on November 3 in State College, Pennsylvania. DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, are expected to fill the opening slot on the entire ...

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GRIMFIST Added To 'Blackest Of The Black' Show In London

GRIMFIST, the Norwegian band featuring ex-IMMORTAL drummer Horgh, are the final act to have been announced for the "Blackest Of The Black" show at London, England's The Forum on November 22. Other bands appearing on the bill are headliners DANZIG, MARDUK, ZYKLON, ORANGE GOBLIN and MELDRUM. As previously reported, the U.S. installment of the "Blackest ...

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MORBID ANGEL To Join SUPERJOINT RITUAL Tour In November

MORBID ANGEL are tentatively scheduled to join the upcoming SUPERJOINT RITUAL North American tour as main support beginning on November 1 in Baltimore, Maryland. DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, are expected to fill the opening slot on the entire trek, which is slated to kick off on October ...

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DEVILDRIVER Film Video For 'I Could Care Less'

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, shot a video for the track "I Could Care Less" with director P.R. Brown (JERRY CANTRELL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) on Sunday (October 5). "I Could Care Less" is the first single off the group's self-titled debut album, due on October 28 ...

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DEVILDRIVER Announce Track Listing For Debut Album

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have set the track listing for their self-titled debut album, due on October 28 through Roadrunner Records. The band, whose sound is being described as "much heavier" than that of COAL CHAMBER and featuring "more technical" musicianship than that found ...

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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour Postponed, U.K. Date Announced

The "Blackest Of The Black" tour, which was set to feature appearances by DANZIG, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, DEVILDRIVER and MORBID ANGEL, has been postponed, according to a message on the tour's web site. "Due to the sudden and unexpected departure of DANZIG/Blackest Of The Black booking agent Jamie Adler from The Agency Group, The U.S. tour ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Open For DANZIG In Europe

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has confirmed in an online posting that Glenn Danzig "himself has offered [DEVILDRIVER] the European dates" on the upcoming "Blackest Of The Black" tour. Although the official "Blackest Of The Black" web site indicates that the European trek will consist of a sole London date, it now appears that ...

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'MTV2 Headbanger's Ball' CD Track Listing Announced

The complete track listing has been announced for the first-ever "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album, due on October 7 through Roadrunner Records. The "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album will feature 40 tracks on 2 CDs for the cost of just one. The first disc will feature "unit movers" from the hard rock scene, the big names who've ...

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IMPELLITTERI Announce New Singer

IMPELLITTERI have announced the addition of ex-SPEAK NO EVIL singer Curtis Skelton to the group's ranks. The band are still finishing up work on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "System X", tentatively due in early 2004. The CD, which is currently being recorded with producer Greg Reely (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD), will apparently mark a ...

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DEZ FAFARA To SEVENDUST Drummer: 'Please Grow Up'

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has responded to SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose's revelation that the new SEVENDUST single, "Enemy", was inspired by Rose's hatred for the former COAL CHAMBER singer. Writing to DEVILDRIVER's official web site, Fafara says, "With all my focus being on my new project, DEVILDRIVER, I hate to take the time ...

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BEHEMOTH Added To SIX FEET UNDER North American Tour

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have been added to the forthcoming "Un-Natural Born Killers Tour 2003", featuring SIX FEET UNDER, SKINLESS and BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. As a result, BEHEMOTH are no longer part of the "Blackest Of The Black" tour lineup, which is currently believed to include DANZIG, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MORBID ANGEL and DEVILDRIVER. As previously ...

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SEVENDUST Drummer Says He Hates Ex-COAL CHAMBER Singer More Than SADDAM HUSSEIN

SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose has admitted to MTV.com that the group's current single, "Enemy", is a diatribe directed toward ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, who is currently in the band DEVILDRIVER. "Enemy" was written and largely sung by Rose, whose wife is former COAL CHAMBER bassist Rayna Foss-Rose. The song, a full-on character assassination, features ...

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DANZIG To Play One-Off 'Blackest Of The Black' Show In London

DANZIG will stage a one-off "Blackest Of The Black" concert in London, England in November. The show, which will take place immediately following DANZIG's North American "Blackest Of The Black" tour with SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MORBID ANGEL, DEVILDRIVER and BEHEMOTH, will feature a different lineup to the one presented in the U.S. More information, including the ...

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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour: More Details Revealed

The fall 2003 edition of the "Blackest Of The Black" tour will feature headliners DANZIG alongside SUPERJOINT RITUAL, DEVILDRIVER, MORBID ANGEL, and BEHEMOTH, according to an online posting by DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara. SEPULTURA, whose latest CD, "Roorback", will receive its long-awaited U.S. release on August 26, are also said to be in talks to ...

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DANZIG To Headline KOMP 92.3 END OF SUMMER Bash

DANZIG have been confirmed as the headliner of this year's KOMP 92.3 End of Summer Bash on Saturday, September 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, click here. As previously reported, DANZIG have finished writing nine songs for their forthcoming album and will complete six more before heading into the studio to ...

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DANZIG Finish Writing Nine Songs For New CD

DANZIG have finished writing nine songs for their forthcoming album and will complete six more before heading into the studio to begin recording the as-yet-untitled follow-up 2002's "777: I Luciferi". 11 tracks will likely appear on the new CD, with the rest possibly used for B-sides. A late 2003/early 2004 release through Spitfire Records is ...

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