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SYSTEM OF A DOWN End RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Chart Reign

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have ended RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' seven-week reign atop Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. SOAD's "Aerials" has taken the top spot away from the PEPPERS' "By the Way", giving the Armenian-American outfit its first-ever No. 1 hit. "By the Way" does top the Modern Rock Tracks chart for the 14th consecutive ...

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WILD DOGS Reform, Plan Fall Dates

Portland, Oregon's WILD DOGS are back on the active list and are planning their first series of live shows this fall. Presently consisting of Jeff Mark (guitars), Dann Kurth (bass), Tom Moller (drums) and Matthew McCourt (vocals), the group are scheduled to issue in December a 17-song CD entitled Beyond The Reign Of Terror containing ...

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REIGN OF TERROR To Issue 'Conquer And Divide' In October

REIGN OF TERROR, featuring guitar hero Joe Stump, ex-LOUDNESS/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Michael Vescera, and ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson, will issue their new album, entitled Conquer And Divide, on October 23rd in Japan through Avalon Marquee Records. A mid-to-late November release in the rest of the world is expected. According to Stump's official web site, ...

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BLAZE To Appear At UK's METAL MANIA Festival

Britain's BLAZE, featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have reportedly been confirmed for the Metal Mania festival, which is scheduled to take place at the Newcastle University on Saturday, September 7th. Other artists scheduled to appear at the event include TYGERS OF PAN TANG, BLITZKRIEG, EARTHROD, NUFUTURECOWBOYS, ALIVE UNDEAD (tribute to SLAYER's Reign In ...

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DESTRUCTION: New Album Will Be "Big Improvement"

The current line-up of DESTRUCTION—bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, guitarist Mike Sifringer and drummer Marc Reign—are hard at work on the material for their next studio album, which is tentatively due to be recorded at the end of the year for an April 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to a statement posted at the ...

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D.R.I. Tribute CD: Full Details Unveiled

MR. BUNGLE, 40 GRIT and RATOS DE PORAO are among the artists confirmed to appear on the forthcoming D.R.I. tribute CD, entitled We Don't Need Society, due for release later in the year. The full track listing for the album will be as follows (in no particular order): 01. 40 GRIT - "Nursing Home Blues" ...

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OMEN To Issue "Eternal Black Dawn" In Summer

Here's an update from OMEN guitarist Kenny Powell, as posted at the group's official web site: “We have just returned for playing 2 sold out shows in Athens, Greece and I must honestly say that it was the best time I have ever had in my life as far as music goes. The new material ...

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ACID BATH To Issue Posthumous Video

Long-defunct New Orleans outfit ACID BATH will be issuing a three-hour home video, entitled Double Live Bootleg, in VHS and DVD format on May 28th through Rotten Records. According to an official Rotten newsletter, Double Live Bootleg is “an authentic official bootleg in the truest sense of the word.” ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: Use Once And Destroy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PHILIP ANSELMO'S SUPERJOINT RITUAL UNLEASH MENACING DEBUT "USE ONCE AND DESTROY" THROUGH SANCTUARY RECORDS ON MAY 21ST! Whenever New Orleans native Philip Anselmo commits to a venture, he does it in two fashions: viciously and to the extreme! From fronting the world-renowned Metal titan PANTERA to running his own underground Metal label ...

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ANGRA To Issue Live Video Of Rio De Janeiro Performance

ANGRA will shortly make available via their official web site a live video in VHS format of the group's December 16th performance in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Entitled Live in Rio de Janeiro 2001, the 80-minute video will be sold for $15 dollars to ANGRA Fan Club members and $18 to non-members (including shipping charges). ...

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VADER Begin Recording New CD, Announce Title Change

Polish death metal veterans VADER have changed the title of their forthcoming album from Epitaph to Revelations. The band's first CD with ex-HUNTER four-stringer Simon (who replaced Shambo last year), Revelations is currently being recorded at Red Studio (the same studio where the group's Litany and Reign Forever World CDs were recorded) with producer with ...

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Former AMEN Guitarist Officially Joins BLUEBIRD

Former AMEN guitarist Paul Fig has officially joined Los Angeles rock act BLUEBIRD, with whom he recently completed several “amazing” west coast dates alongside NEBULA and DEAD MEADOW. The group are presently in the studio working on their as-yet-untitled sophomore full-length CD, which is scheduled to be released during the summer through Dim Mak Records. ...

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SNAKEPIT Magazine: An Old -School Metalhead's Delight!

Snakepit magazine has just come out with its 10th issue featuring 108 full-packed, pro-printed “pure metal” pages, including the following US metal and Euro-metal legends and hopefuls: RAZOR (8 pages, first interview with ex-vocalist Sheepdog in many, many years), OMEN (5 pages, about theír 80s heyday and their comeback), STEEL PROPHET, HALLOWS EVE (3 pages, ...

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VADER Set To Issue "Epitaph" In May

Polish death metal legends VADER are scheduled to enter Red Studio (the same studio where the group's Litany and Reign Forever World CDs were recorded) with producer with Piotr Lukaszewski during February to begin work on their upcoming CD, tentatively entitled Epitaph, for a May 26th release. The band's first CD with ex-HUNTER four-stringer Simon ...

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Supercharger - MACHINE HEAD

One of the year's most highly anticipated releases, MACHINE HEAD's Supercharger is a surprisingly diverse and defiantly "untrendy"-sounding effort that is likely to disappoint everyone who is expecting the Bay Area quartet to return to the ultra-testosterone-charged sounds of their first two albums, 1994's Burn My Eyes and 1997's The More Things Change.... While ...

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Trinity - KILL II THIS

Once hailed as one of the country's brightest nu-metal hopefuls, the UK's KILL II THIS were fully expected to deliver the album of their career on their third offering, the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Deviate CD (1998). Unfortunately, the band's latest release has fallen far short of this achievement. 

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Archive News Nov 29, 2001

Despite having just joined the ranks of Canada's ANNIHILATOR, former NEVERMORE axeman Curran Murphy has no intention of leaving his longtime outfit AGGRESSION CORE, which is currently in the process of recording its sophomore CD, according to a statement sent by the guitarist to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The upcoming CD, entitled Victim Or Enemy ...

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Archive News Nov 22, 2001

As a result of a tremendous increase in traffic since the anthrax terrorist attacks started, ANTHRAX (the band) have decided to move their official web site to http://www.anthraxtheband.com. According to a statement issued by anthraxheband.com webmaster Brent, “we've been getting immense numbers of hits (at times greater than starwars.com got to download ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 2

Kip Winger, he of WINGER fame, has placed “original and authentic WINGER/Kip Winger memorabilia” for sale via eBay. According to Winger's official web site, “this garage sale features clothing used in performances and photo shoots, and equipment used in the studio on his recent albums.” For more info, go to this location.

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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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 22, 2001 - update 1

Through no effort of their own—and as a result of a chain of events that they clearly had no control over—it appears that ANTHRAX the band has been getting an increased amount of coverage through media outlets that wouldn't have normally covered the group. Here is a sampling of recent online articles ...

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Archive News Oct 18, 2001

The official web site of the heavy metal band ANTHRAX at www.anthrax.com has reportedly received 8 million hits in the last two weeks, with 325,000 unique visitors connecting to the site in the wake of the recent anthrax bacteria terrorist scare that has sent fear and panic through the streets of America. ...

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Archive News Oct 10, 2001

UK's KILL II THIS have officially replaced recently-departed vocalist Matt Pollock with ex-PROFANE (Manchester) frontman Phil Bretnall. According to an official statement from the band, “after loads of auditioning, we easily picked out Phil as a strong contender, so we put him through some more gruelling auditions — the results of which are evident.. ...

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Archive News Oct 04, 2001

A minor riot erupted at the conclusion of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's headlining show in Porto Alegre, Brazil on Tuesday, October 2nd, causing the band to storm off the stage and leaving the group's equipment vulnerable to damage as a result of the angry crowd throwing objects in protest over the way the concert ended. Here ...

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Archive News Sep 25, 2001

Although nothing has been officially confirmed, sources close to the ENTOMBED camp have revealed that the group's much-publicized and –anticipated collaboration with a Swedish ballet ensemble at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm as part of a show called Unreal Estate, originally set to take place around February 2002, is unlikely to come to ...

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