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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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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 26, 2001

The Brazilian online magazine Cidade Internet has conducted an interview with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser about the group's recent split with Roadrunner Records and the controversial Veja article (the Brazilian weekly mag equivalent of Time/Newsweek), in which the story's author, Sergio Martins, all but dismissed the group as a band on its 'last legs' ...

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Archive News Jul 16, 2001 - update 2

Unconfirmed reports indicate that IRON MAIDEN's representatives have finally completed their seemingly endless negotiations with McFarlane Toys (Todd McFarlane's toy company) to allow McFarlane to produce a line of Eddie figures, which are tentatively scheduled to be made available in 2002. According to sources, the toys are going to be the traditional McFarlane figures ...

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Archive News Jun 26, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has posted a brief note on the official web site of his ECHOBRAIN project announcing the plans for his Chophouse Records label, which is scheduled to release the debut album from the above-mentioned act later in the year. The expanded note can be viewed in its entirety via Encyclopedia ...

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Archive News Jun 17, 2001

Devin Townsend (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) fans anxiously anticipating the release of the Vancouver whiz-kid's TERRIA project can download two of the album tracks — 'Mountain' and 'Canada' — via the multi-talented artist's MP3.com web site at this location.&nbsp


The July issue of Rolling Stone magazine confirms that EMINEM's collaboration track of 'The Way ...

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Archive News Jun 02, 2001

All the shows for the upcoming Tattoo The Planet European tour—featuring PANTERA, SLAYER, CRADLE OF FILTH and STATIC-X—have been announced. The dates are as follows:

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Sept. 14 - Birmingham, UK @ NIA Academy

Sept. 15 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena

Sept. 16 - Glasgow, UK @ S.E.C.C.

Sept. 18 - Leuven, BEL @ ...

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Archive News May 26, 2001

Thrash Of The Titans publicist/co-organizer Jerry Allen has sent us the following update on the benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy (tentatively scheduled to take place on August 11th at San Francisco's Maritime Hall), who was recently diagnosed with cancer:

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'We are seeking a larger venue to accommodate the newly added headliners, ANTHRAX, ...

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Archive News May 20, 2001

SLIPKNOT reportedly performed four new songs (among them 'People=Sh.t', 'Disaster Piece' and 'Heretic Song') during the opening gig of their current European tour in Lisbon, Portugal on Thursday, May 17th. In addition, all but three of the members debuted new masks at the show (same characters, but different design), which was attended by an estimated ...

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Archive News May 05, 2001

More information has surfaced regarding the upcoming benefit show for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. According to benefit organizer and Chuck's roommate Walter Morgan, the following artists/musicians have agreed to take part in the event, which will be tentatively taking place in San Francisco, California during the first week of ...

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Archive News Apr 25, 2001

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has responded to mounting criticism over his less-than-complimentary comments about the alleged MOTLEY CRUE split and the behind-the-scenes circumstances that led to ANTHRAX getting thrown off the Maximum Rock tour (also featuring the CRUE and MEGADETH) last summer.

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Here is Mustaine's response in its entirety:

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'First, let me say ...

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Archive News Apr 11, 2001 - update 2

BLUE OYSTER CULT's upcoming album will carry the title Curse Of The Hidden Mirror. According to the group's official web site, the band did not choose any of the fan suggestions that were collected earlier this year on that and the bocfanclub site, but rather drew from the earliest days of before-they-were-BOC. Curse Of The ...

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Archive News Mar 21, 2001 - update 1

Ultra-talented Canadian madman Devin Townsend (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, OCEAN MACHINE, PHYSICIST) has posted the following update on the progress of his TERRIA project, which is presently being recorded in Vancouver and is tentatively scheduled for release in the fall.

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'Update time! Man, it's been kind of stupid around here in terms ...

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Archive News Mar 19, 2001

In what has to be one of the more bizarre pairings we have heard about in quite some time, Sweden's ENTOMBED have apparently agreed to put on a string of performances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm as part of a show called Unreal Estate, with the band doing a 45-minute set of brand ...

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Archive News Mar 13, 2001 - update 2

The fourth installment of the Fuck The Commerce festival will be taking place between May 24th and May 26th in Neiden, Holland. The following bands are confirmed so far:

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CRYPTOPSY (Can)

EXHUMED (US)

REGURGITATE (Swe)

C.S.S.O. (Jap)

SKINLESS (US)

DEFLESHED (Swe)

DESASTER (Ger)

CENTINEX (Swe)

HOUWITSER (NL)

GROINCHURN (RSA)

BELPHEGOR (A)

CRIPPLE BASTARDS (Ita)

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Archive News Mar 02, 2001 - update 2

V.O.D. (VISION OF DISORDER) will release their new studio album, From Bliss To Devastation, through TVT Records on June 26th. All the tracking&nbsp for the album was recently completed at Machine Shop Studios (home of producer 'Machine') in Hoboken, New Jersey.


EMPEROR have announced the title of their forthcoming studio album: PROMETHEUS - ...

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