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SOCIETY 1 Ink Deal With EARACHE RECORDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Earache Records is proud to announce its newest worldwide signing: SOCIETY 1. Fronted by Hollywood extremist, Matt Zane, SOCIETY 1 are at the forefront of the new breed of L.A. metal bands. With a pounding industrial pulse, ballistic guitars and Matt Zane's unparallelled rage, SOCIETY 1 have inspired comparisons to MARILYN MANSON, ...

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INME Push Back Release Date Of Debut CD

INME, widely hailed as one of the most exciting of the current crop of UK rock bands, have pushed back the release date of their debut album, Overgrown Eden, to early 2003. The group's debut single, "UnderDose", entered the UK chart at #66, while their second single, "Firefly", is expected to impact the chart considerably ...

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TRIBE OF JUDAH To Issue Debut Through SPITIRE RECORDS

Boston's TRIBE OF JUDAH, who feature in their ranks former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone, Steve Ferlazzo on synths/programming, Leo Mellache on guitar, Tim Bissonette on guitar, Pat Badger (ex-EXTREME) on bass, and Mike Mangini (ex-EXTREME/ANNIHILATOR) on drums, will release their debut album, entitled Exit Elvis, on October 22nd through Spitfire Records. TRIBE OF JUDAH's ...

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DAVE WILLIAMS Autopsy "Inconclusive"

An autopsy conducted Thursday morning on the body of deceased DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams proved inconclusive, according to a Prince William County police spokesperson. A cause of death is expected to be determined from toxicology tests, which generally take four to six weeks. A public service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Issue DVD/VHS In Late September

MARILYN MANSON will be issuing his long-awaited DVD/VHS, entitled Guns, God And Government, on September 24th via Eagle Vision Entertainment. It reportedly contains MANSON performances taped in Los Angeles, Japan, Russia, and Europe. The DVD version also features behind-the-scenes footage of MANSON on the streets of Tokyo, Berlin, Moscow, Rome, London, Wichita (Kansas), and New ...

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ONWARD Frontman To Make Guest Appearance On Forthcoming NEW EDEN CD

NEW EDEN's forthcoming full-length CD, entitled Stagnant Progression, will include a guest appearance on "ambient voices" by ONWARD frontman Mike Grant (who previously spent time in an early incarnation of NEW EDEN). Featured in the lead vocalist role on the album will be ex-STEEL PROPHET frontman Rick Mythiasin, who has just completed laying down his ...

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SINERGY Joined By THE IRON MAIDENS Bassist

Finland's SINERGY have recruited bassist Melanie Sisneros to permanently replace Marco Hietala, who left the group earlier year to join NIGHTWISH on a full-time basis. "Sisneros [is] no stranger to playing in metal bands," reads a statement on SINERGY's official web site. "She's been playing bass for over 11 years and has lots ...

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SOULBENDER: Demo Track Listing Unveiled

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, are currently shopping a recently-completed seven-song CD/demo to various labels in hopes of securing a record contract and issuing the group's debut album in late 2002 or early 2003. The full track ...

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NEW EDEN Contribute New Track To German Sampler

NEW EDEN's "Threshold of Tolerance", taken from the group's forthcoming Stagnant Progression CD, will be featured on the Metal Crusade CD sampler, published annually by German magazine Heavy Oder Was?. 40,000 copies of the sampler will be released. In other news, NEW EDEN guitarist Horacio will make a special guest appearance at the upcoming STEEL ...

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DANIEL CAVANAGH To Rejoin ANATHEMA?

Guitarist Daniel "Danny" Cavanagh has decided to rejoin Britain's ANATHEMA, and is hoping to bring his brother Jamie, the group's original bassist, back into the band's ranks with him. After careful consideration, based on the truth, my deepest feelings and the wishes of our mum Helen, I have decided to change my mind about leaving ...

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NIGHTWISH Vocalist To Exit Band To Focus On Music Studies

Vocalist Tarja Turunen will leave Finland's NIGHTWISH in the fall to focus on her classical singing studies in Germany, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. NIGHTWISH will reportedly promote the release of their forthcoming Century Child CD with a host of European mini-tours and festival appearances during the summer, but will go separate ways once Turunen's ...

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DANIEL CAVANAGH Leaves ANATHEMA!

Daniel "Danny" Cavanagh has left Britain's ANATHEMA, according to a statement from the guitarist posted at the group's official web site. I have left ANATHEMA for various reasons, the statement from Cavanagh reads. The best reason is because I now play songs with Duncan Patterson and Michael Moss in ANTIMATTER. This is a good situation ...

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Former MEGADETH Drummer To Appear At L.A. METAL HELLFEST

Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza will appear as a presenter at the second annual L.A. Metal Hellfest festival, which is scheduled to be held on March 23rd at Ibiza Restaurant in Whittier, California. Menza will reportedly introduce the band CAGE and will conduct a meet-and-greet session with the fans. The drummer will also have his ...

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SHEAVY Complete Work On "Synchronized"

St. John's, Newfoundland stoner rockers SHEAVY have completed work on their new album, entitled Synchronized, at GAM Studios in Belgium with producer Mike Butcher (who had previously worked with BLACK SABBATH on their Sabotage and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath LPs, among others), and are scheduled to issue the effort in late spring/early summer through Rise Above ...

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ANATHEMA Cancel Single Plans, To Issue Live DVD In April

Britain's ANATHEMA have cancelled plans to issue the track Pressure as the first single off their critically-acclaimed album A Fine Day to Exit after MTV and various radio stations refused to rally their support behind the release. According to an official statement by Music For Nations Records press officer Doug Wright, Pressure was withdrawn as ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS: Rocking Out In Huntington Beach

THE IRON MAIDENS, L.A.'s all-girl tribute to IRON MAIDEN that features in its ranks PHANTOM BLUE drummer Linda McDonald and guitarist Josephine, will perform at Kozmos (formerly The Lotus Lounge) in Huntington Beach, California on Saturday, April 13th. Also appearing at the show will be PROTOTYPE, NEW EDEN and the debut of HANGAR 18: A ...

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ANGEL WITCH Split????

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH appear to have split up following guitarist/mainman Kevin Heybourne's decision to relocate to the US. Here is an official statement on the matter from bassist Richie Wicks and guitarist Keith Herzberg (as posted at www.angel-witch.com): It is with great sadness that we (Keith and Richie) announce the news first ...

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HEADSTRONG Go Country Crossing With FU MANCHU

RCA recording artists HEADSTRONG will be supporting FU MANCHU on the latter band's upcoming US headlining tour, which is scheduled to begin at the end of January. The dates are as follows: Jan. 29 Troubador - Los Angeles, CA Jan. 30 - Justice League - San Francisco, CA Feb. 01 - Berbati's Pan - Portland, ...

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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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