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REVEREND Line Up Headlining Dates In August

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH and current WAYNE frontman David Wayne, RIOT bassist Pete Perez, and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, have lined up the following gigs during August: Aug. 03 - Olympia, WA @ Abrasive Rock Aug. 05 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ TBA Aug. 06 - Los Angelos, CA @ ...

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WESTWORLD Change Title, Cover To Upcoming CD

WESTWORLD, featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell and RIOT guitarist Mark Reale, have decided to change the title and cover artwork for their forthcoming third studio album. The album has now been renamed Cyberdreams and will be released on July 29th through Z Records. ...

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KREATOR Set Title For Live CD, Make Guest Appearances

KREATOR have set Live Kreation (Revisioned Glory) as the title to their forthcoming live CD, which is due to be released later in the year. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. The Patriarch 02. Violent Revolution 03. Reconquering The Throne 04. Extreme Aggression 05. People Of The Lie 06. All ...

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REVEREND Confirmed For Washington's ABRASIVE ROCK FESTIVAL

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH and current WAYNE frontman David Wayne, RIOT bassist Pete Perez, and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, have been confirmed for this year's Abrasive Rock Festival, which is due to be held on August 3rd in Olympia, Washington. Other artists set to perform at the event include HIRAX, FORCED ...

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RIOT Set "Through The Storm" As Title Of Forthcoming CD

Veteran heavy rockers RIOT have set Through The Storm as the title of their forthcoming CD, which is due in late spring, presumably through Metal Blade Records. Among the song titles set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following: 01. Hold On 02. Play For Life 03. Turn The Tables 04. Essential Enemies ...

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RIOT Bassist To Join REVEREND For San Antonio Appearance

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH and current WAYNE frontman David Wayne, will be joined by RIOT bassist Pete Perez for the group's first gig with new guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara (from the Texas-based BYFIST) on April 17th at the White Rabbit in San Antonio, Texas. REVEREND's set at the event will reportedly cover ...

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TNT Ink Deal With Z Records

The reunited classic line-up of TNTvocalist Tony Harnell, guitarist Ronni Le Tekro, bassist Morty Black and drummer Diesel Dahlhave inked a deal with Z Records and will begin work on new material in May. According to Harnell, It's great to have finally worked out a plan for TNT. Ronni and I have been talking along ...

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GRAND ALCHEMIST Ink Deal With SOUND RIOT

Norway's GRAND ALCHEMIST have signed to Sound Riot Records and will issue their new full-length CD, tentatively titled Intervening Coma-Celebration, in June/July. A 11-song effort, the album will be recorded in late March/April at Elg Studios and will be mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Studios (i.e. DIMMU BORGIR, TIDFALL, ARCTURUS, BORKNAGAR, MACTATUS, etc.) in ...

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WESTWORLD Prepare For "Act III"

New York's WESTWORLD, featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell and RIOT guitarist Mark Reale, have set Act III as the title of their forthcoming third full-length album, which is currently being recorded for a late spring release through Z Records. ...

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PANTERA Side Project And Special Guests Get Fired Up On New Year's Eve!

PANTERA bassist Rex Brown, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams and SEVENDUST vocalist Lajon Witherspoon joined GASOLINE—the metallic southern rock side project of PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul—for a cover of PANTERA's “Walk” at GASOLINE's performance at Dallas' Bronco Bowl on December 31st. According to fans that ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News Oct 26, 2001

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have officially confirmed the departure of drummer Sven Vormann, a move that was first reported here back on October 22nd. A replacement skinsman has already been found, but his identity has yet to be revealed. More details will be forthcoming in the next few days.


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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 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 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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Archive News Sep 07, 2001

It's official!!! As first reported here on June 30th (another BLABBERMOUTH.NET worldwide exclusive that we have to pat ourselves on the back for), VOIVOD have finally confirmed the return of original vocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger) and addition of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted to the group's current recording line-up, which is completed by ...

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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 04, 2001

A riot was started following a presumed cancellation of a SYSTEM OF A DOWN scheduled free show in Los Angeles, California on Monday, September 3rd, with fans reportedly rushing barricades, looting and destroying all of the band's equipment and attacking security guards. Set up as a “thank you” to their hometown fans, the gig— ...

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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 23, 2001

The revamped SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger (formerly of SOLINGER), have nearly completed work on their upcoming CD, tentatively titled Thick Is The Skin, which is due to be released through an as-yet-undetermined label later in the year. Apparently, several songs have yet to be mixed and other packaging-related issues have to ...

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Archive News Aug 22, 2001

As exclusively reported here yesterday, HELLOWEEN have now officially confirmed the departures of lead guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch from the group's ranks. In a posting on the message board of HELLOWEEN's official web site last night, webmaster Tony offered the following statement on the matter: “Well…not much to tell you ...

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Archive News Aug 21, 2001

SLIPKNOT have reportedly been confirmed to play this year's Halloween show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City for the second year in a row. At the present time, no support acts have yet been announced, but MUDVAYNE and TYPE O NEGATIVE are rumored to be taking part in the night's festivities. In ...

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