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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Oct 25, 2001

Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM have finally broken their silence regarding the recent reports of vocalist Maniac's departure and rumors of a possible split. According to the band's official web site, “MAYHEM is NOT breaking up, nor is Maniac leaving.” Commented guitarist Blasphemer (aka Rune Erickson): 'Maniac felt tired and fed up ...

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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 15, 2001 - update 1

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy is presently recovering at his parents' home in Lakeland, Florida after undergoing surgery on September 17th to remove a pituitary tumor the size of two golf balls from his head, with which he was diagnosed in early September. In a lengthy telephone conversation with BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Murphy revealed that approximately ...

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Archive News Oct 09, 2001

Drummer Roy Mayorga has dismissed as “false” the reports of him rejoining SOULFLY in time for the recording of the group's third full-length CD, which is due in mid-2002 (as posted here last Friday). Directly contradicting statements made by SOULFLY manager Gloria Cavalera last week, Mayorga offered in an e-mail to BLABBERMOUTH.NET simply ...

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Archive News Oct 08, 2001

The reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will be performing a headlining show at Slim's in San Francisco on December 14th. Support will come from SKINLAB. Other opening acts will be announced shortly.


Former DARK ANGEL/DREAMS OF DAMNATION guitarist Jim Durkin has joined the reunited Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX. ...

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Archive News Sep 05, 2001

SLIPKNOT's Iowa has sold a total of 254,000 copies in its first week of release in the US, entering next week's Billboard Top 200 Pop Album chart at #3, behind AALIYAH's self-titled effort and MARY J. BLIGE's No More Drama CD. Although this is clearly a hugely impressive chart showing, it is a disappointment ...

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Archive News Sep 03, 2001

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett got up on stage to jam with METALLICA cover band CREEPING DEATH at Metallibash 2001, a METALLICA fan gathering which was held at San Francisco's Maritime Hall on Saturday, September 1st. According to reports, Ulrich and Hammett appeared at the event about 1 ½ hours into ...

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Archive News Aug 30, 2001

According to early reports from national retail accounts, SLIPKNOT's Iowa opus will have shifted between 350,000 and 400,000 copies during its first week of release, virtually ensuring it the #1 slot on the Billboard Pop Album chart when the final numbers are released in the middle of next week. Meanwhile, Iowa's closest competitor, MARY ...

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Archive News Aug 20, 2001

Sweden's high-tech thrashers MESHUGGAH have been confirmed as the support band for TOOL's upcoming headlining US tour, beginning with the September 6th show in St. Paul, Minnesota. Here are the announced dates for the trek:

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Sept. 06 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

Sept. 07 - Madison, ...

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Archive News Aug 06, 2001 - update 1

BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne went into the studio last Thursday, August 2nd, to add his vocals the track “Iron Head” for the forthcoming, as-yet-untitled follow-up to ROB ZOMBIE's 1998 Hellbilly Deluxe CD, which is due to be released through Geffen Records on October 30th. As previously reported, the CD will also include contributions ...

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Archive News Jul 20, 2001

METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield has entered an undisclosed rehabilitation facility for “alcoholism and other addictions”, according to a message posted by the band on their official web site yesterday. Here is the group's statement in its entirety:

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“To Our Friends:

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“We would like you ...

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Archive News Jun 16, 2001

PITCHSHIFTER are continuing work on the material for their forthcoming studio album, which is tentatively due to be recorded later in the year and released in early 2002 through an as-yet-unspecified label. According to guitarist Jim Davies, 'we have 12 new tunes right now. We've mixed seven of them to demo standard so far and ...

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Archive News May 30, 2001

The 'I'm-talking-out-of-my-ass' quote of the day once again belongs to SLIPKNOT percussionist The Clown (aka Shawn Crahan), who inadvertently implied in a BBC interview that the third SLIPKNOT CD would not come out for another ten years: 'What people need to understand is we are always about ten years ahead of ourselves. I'm already thinking ...

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Archive News May 17, 2001

Producer Mudrock (i.e. GODSMACK, POWERMAN 5000) is the leading candidate to mix the forthcoming MACHINE HEAD CD, entitled Supercharger, which is tentatively scheduled to be released on August 20th in Europe and August 21st in the US. MACHINE HEAD has completed all the album recordings and is presently finalizing its mixing plans, with producer Johnny ...

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Archive News Apr 07, 2001

More information has surfaced about METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's unexpected appearance at the GODSMACK concert at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Wednesday night (April 4th). According to an eyewitness account posted on Encyclopedia Metallica, “At the end [of the regular set], when GODSMACK left, all the fans were still on their feet, requesting an ...

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Archive News Mar 25, 2001

SLIPKNOT have been forced to push back the mixing sessions for their upcoming studio effort, rumored to be titled Iowa, by a full week due to producer/mixer Andy Wallace running behind schedule while mixing the debut effort from PUDDLE OF MUDD, one of the first groups signed to Fred Durst's Flaweless Records label. SLIPKNOT will ...

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Archive News Mar 17, 2001 - update 2

Guitar aficionados and METALLICA fans will be interested to know that ESP Guitars is releasing several new Kirk Hammett models:

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KH-2 Relic - The KH-2 is an exact reproduction of Kirk Hammett's main stage guitar. Every detail was considered, including the wear and tear resulting from years of extensive touring. Production in 2001 will ...

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Archive News Mar 11, 2001 - update 1

CONTROL DENIED are presently recording a double-album at Morrisound Studios in Tampa with producer Jim Morris. The as-yet-untitled effort will be released later in the year.


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ENTOMBED have entered Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden to record their seventh studio album, tentatively titled Morning Star. 12 songs are being recorded with producers Nico Elgstrand and ...

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Archive News Mar 08, 2001 - update 3

INTERNAL BLEEDING's fourth full-length album, Hatefuel, will be recorded in June of this year and released through Olympic Recordings around September/October. To tide the band's fans over until then, Olympic Recordings will be issuing a CD containing INTERNAL BLEEDING's Invocation of Evil and Perpetual Degradation demos, as well as a few songs from the band's ...

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Archive News Mar 04, 2001 - update 2

In a very revealing interview published in the April edition of Playboy magazine, members of METALLICA offered a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the band, including the reasons behind bassist Jason Newsted's eventual departure from the group (the interview itself was done in November 2000—two months before Newsted's exit).

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According to Playboy ...

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