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MUDVAYNE: New Album To Surface In The Fall

After opening for METALLICA on the band's Summer Sanitarium tour, MUDVAYNE spent the holidays recuperating before starting work on the quartet's third, as-yet-untitled, Epic Records release. Scheduled for this fall, the upcoming album follows the success of MUDVAYNE's first two albums — "L.D. 50" (2000) and "The End of All Things to Come" (2002) — ...

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KING DIAMOND Drummer Records Track For DEATH Tribute CD

KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson has recorded a guest appearance for the upcoming DEATH tribute CD, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Thompson is featured on a cover version of the track "Spirit Crusher", which originally appeared on the final DEATH studio album, "Sound Of Perseverance", released in ...

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NON-HUMAN LEVEL: DARKANE Guitarist's Solo Project To Begin Recording This Summer

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND/GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following update about NON-HUMAN LEVEL, the upcoming solo project of DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström: "I recently passed emails back and forth with Christofer about NON-HUMAN LEVEL. We are setting up to do drum tracks sometime this summer. Jay Van Poederooyen will be ...

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CHIMAIRA Book Studio Time For DEATH Tribute

CHIMAIRA will be entering Spider Studios on March 22 to record some music from the DEATH albums "Symbolic" and "Human" for the upcoming tribute CD "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Legendary guitarist James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) will be handling the production duties alongside CHIMAIRA. Commented CHIMAIRA ...

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L.A. GUNS To Film Live DVD This Weekend

L.A. GUNS will be filming a live DVD this Sunday, March 7 at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. The Key Club is located at 9039 Sunset Blvd. Upcoming L.A. GUNS shows: Mar. 07 - W. Hollywood, CA @ Key Club Mar. 11 - Medford, OR @ Vibes Mar. ...

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DEATH Tribute Album Update: CHIMAIRA Added, Web Site Launched

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday, February 28th, the first recording session for the 'Within The Mind' project was completed at ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION To Enter Studio This Weekend

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have posted the following message on their official web site: "CATTLE enter the studios this weekend in Burbank, CA with Bill Metoyer (SLAYER, W.A.S.P., SIX FEET UNDER) at the helm!!! We'll be recording all the drums starting this weekend and then heading down here in San Diego to the ...

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JAMES MURPHY: DEATH Tribute Album Update

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner" (web site), tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday [Feb. 21] I traveled to Orlando to Richard Christy's [ICED EARTH, ...

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KATAKLYSM, Ex-PESTILENCE, GORGUTS Members Confirmed For DEATH Tribute

Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM), Patrick Mameli (ex-PESTILENCE), and Luc Lemay (GORGUTS) and are he latest musicians confirmed to appear on the upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records. As previously reported, the project, which was conceived by CKY ...

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THE HAUNTED Singer To Guest On PREACHER EP

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving is in talks to record a guest vocal track on the upcoming EP from the Vancouver-based metal band PREACHER. The disc, which is tentatively due later in the year, will also include guest appearances by guitarist Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) and drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND, GOD AWAKENS ...

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JAMES MURPHY Discusses Upcoming DEATH Tribute CD

Former DEATH/TESTAMENT/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy has provided BLABBERMOUTH.NET with the following exclusive update on his current activities: "The DEATH tribute project I am working on organizing and will soon begin recording is officially titled: 'Within The Mind - An Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner'. I will begin pre-production rehearsals with primary drummer ...

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DEATH Tribute CD: More Guest Musicians Confirmed

More information has surfaced about the upcoming homage to the musical legacy of DEATH mainman Chuck Schuldiner. Set for release on Mascot Records in June, "Within The Mind" is a tribute to one of the most influential bands ever in the history of extreme metal. So far this is the confirmed list of musicians involved ...

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Bassist RUSSELL BERGQUIST Leaves ANNIHILATOR

Bassist Russell "The Woodsman" Bergquist has left Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR for "personal" reasons. "I would like to wish the rest of the guys the best of luck with the new album and thank everyone for the support over the five years I was in the band," Russell said in an official statement. Added ANNIHILATOR mainman ...

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SLIPKNOT Singer To Ring In 2004 With One-Off Cover Band

SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor will perform with a one-off side project called the DUM FUX on New Year's Eve at The House of Bricks in Des Moines, Iowa. Dizzy Draztik (Ryan McMurray, ex-leader of Des Moines punk band THE REJECTS) and other local friends will be joining in on the fun. SLOPSYCLE, THE NILLAS and ...

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BLEEDING THROUGH To Discuss Van Crash On 'Inside Edition'

BLEEDING THROUGH will be appearing on the nationally syndicated news program "Inside Edition" with Deborah Norville. Even though the band has toured with AFI and are in Spin magazine's "Next Big Things" and A.P.'s "100 Bands" issue, it's their near fatal van crash that has propelled them to national attention this week. The dramatic televised ...

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METALLICA To Ring In 2004 Via FOX TV Appearance

METALLICA will perform on Fox's second annual New Year's Eve show staged on the Las Vegas Strip and again hosted by "American Idol"'s Ryan Seacrest, according to the Daily Variety. The San Franciscian heavy metal quartet — along with other guest musical acts ASHANTI, WYCLEF JEAN, OUTKAST and KEITH URBAN — will perform in a ...

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CHASTAIN Complete Work On New Album

CHASTAIN have set "In An Outrage" as the title for their first CD since 1997's "In Dementia". Due in early 2004 through Leviathan Records, the band's eighth release features vocalist Kate French, guitarist David T. Chastain, and original VICIOUS RUMORS members Larry Howe (drums) and Dave Starr (bass). Among the songtitles set to appear on ...

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THREE INCHES OF BLOOD Secure U.S. Deal For Debut Album

Canadian metallers THREE INCHES OF BLOOD will release their full-length debut, "Battlecry Under a Winter Sun", in the U.S. on January 20 through Arena Rock Recording Co., distributed by ADA. "Good times were had for the month of October," the band write on their web site. "Our first U.K. tour was an unbelievable success. Huge ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS To Release New Solo Album

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has posted the following message on his web site: "Hello everyone. It's my birthday today and it's a great day to announce lots of big JR news. "As a lot of you know, on November the 11th, DREAM THEATER's 'Train of Thought' is coming out. The tour will begin in ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Studio Update!

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have finished laying down basic tracks for 14 songs with producer Josh Abraham and engineer Ryan Williams, according to ...

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DARKANE Guitarist Names Solo Project

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has set NON-HUMAN LEVEL as the name of his forthcoming solo project, which will feature appearances by MESHUGGAH bassist Gustaf Hielm, DARKANE drummer Peter Wildoer (on vocals!) and THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND/GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen. "[Christofer] came up with the name to describe all the craziness of what's ...

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TOMMY LEE To Guest On 'THE SHARON OSBOURNE SHOW': Date Announced

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be a special guest on Sharon Osbourne's new, nationally syndicated talk show, dubbed "The Sharon Osbourne Show", on Monday, September 22. Sharon will reportedly "get personal" with rocker Lee as he take her on a fast-paced tour of L.A. to reveal "5 Things You Didn't Know" about Tommy ...

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