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CANDLEMASS Mainman Inks Deal With Mascot Records For KRUX Project

CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling has inked a deal with Holland's Mascot Records for the rights to his latest project, KRUX, which is tentatively set to feature ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, ENTOMBED bassist Jörgen Sandstrom (on guitar), ARCH ENEMY/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott and ex-RED FUN vocalist Tomas Person. At the moment, Edling is recording rough ...

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SOULFLY Complete Mixing New CD

SOULFLY have completed the mixing process for their third full-length effort, entitled III, at Record Plant studios in Los Angeles with Terry Date (i.e. PANTERA, DEFTONES) at the helm. The track listing for the album is shaping up as follows: 01. Downstroy 02. Seek 'n' Strike 03. Enterfaith 04. One (feat. ILL NINO's Cristian Machado) ...

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THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL FESTIVAL

Sweden's THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND, featuring former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS bassist/vocalist Christian “Spice” Sjöstrand, have been tapped to replace Spice's previous group, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, as one of the headliners of this year's 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The full list of ...

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DYNAMO OPEN AIR 2002: "No Stars, Just Talent"

The organizers of the legendary Dutch metal festival Dynamo Open Air have finally confirmed via an official statement that plans are afoot for a one-day version of the festival to be held on Sunday, July 14th at sports park Boshoven in the town of Weert, situated 20 km south of Eindhoven. Around 16 bands will ...

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OPETH, HYPOCRISY, Others Join 2000 DECIBEL Line-Up

OPETH, HYPOCRISY, 2 TON PREDATOR, and THE PROJECT HATE are the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year's 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to be held on May 18th in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). The full list of artists set to appear at the event is as follows: 2 ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Announce Tribute Appearances, Land Swedish Grammy

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have just finished recording a version of THE RAMONES' "Pet Cemetery" with producer Pelle Gunnerfeldt (FIRESIDE) for the upcoming RAMONES tribute album The Song Ramones The Same. Other artists set to appear on the tribute CD are THE HIVES, THE HELLACOPTERS, SAHARA HOTNIGHTS and THE DICTATORS, among others. In other news, BACKYARD ...

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OPETH: Two Studio Albums On The Way!

Sweden's OPETH have confirmed via their official web site that the group are currently writing the material for not only one, but two full-length CDs that will receive a simultaneous release in late 2002 or early 2003. According to a statement from the band, “the plan is to release separate CDs at the same time, ...

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Archive News Nov 09, 2001

Former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske will make a guest appearance on several tracks on the upcoming album from ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch, it was announced yesterday. Although recent reports indicated that SYMPHONY X vocalist Russell Allen would be absent from the project's recording line-up following Grapow and ...

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Archive News Nov 06, 2001

Acclaimed rap/metal act STUCK MOJO will reunite for a New Year's Eve show in Atlanta—the first time the much-missed outfit will perform together on stage in a year and four months. According to guitarist Rich Ward, “I have spoken to [STUCK MOJO/420 MONKS frontman] Bonz and we have agreed to do ...

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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to have been jamming with ...

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Archive News Oct 10, 2001

UK's KILL II THIS have officially replaced recently-departed vocalist Matt Pollock with ex-PROFANE (Manchester) frontman Phil Bretnall. According to an official statement from the band, “after loads of auditioning, we easily picked out Phil as a strong contender, so we put him through some more gruelling auditions — the results of which are evident.. ...

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Archive News Sep 26, 2001

Rumors of an imminent reunion of the most celebrated line-up of Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS were given new life recently when former vocalist Messiah Marcolin took the stage with a CANDLEMASS cover band in Gothenburg, Sweden to perform five songs with the group while dressed in full monk regalia that had been become the singer's ...

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Archive News Sep 18, 2001

In what is yet another Roadrunner Records first, SLIPKNOT will be gracing the cover of the next issue of Rolling Stone magazine, which is due to hit the newsstands this Friday, September 21st.


ENTOMBED's brand new studio opus, entitled Morning Star, will be released through Koch Entertainment in the US ...

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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 08, 2001

DESTRUCTION's brand new studio album, The Antichrist, will be released through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe on Monday, August 27th. The full track listing for the effort is as follows:

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01. Thrash Till Death

02. Nailed To The Cross

03. Dictators Of Cruelty

04. Strangulated Pride

05. Meet Your Destiny

06. Creations Of The ...

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Archive News Jun 06, 2001

The following update on TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy's condition was posted on the group's official web site: 'Chuck Billy says 'Hello!' and wanted me to let you know he is doing well and adapting to the treatment for cancer. Though he's lost some of his hair, he has yet to feel the most common side-effects ...

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Archive News May 25, 2001

ANTHRAX has been officially confirmed as the new headliner of the Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. ANTHRAX joins EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, HEATHEN, DEATH ANGEL and other artists that are tentatively scheduled to perform at the 1,700-capacity Maritime Hall in San Francisco on Saturday, August ...

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Archive News May 03, 2001

MACHINE HEAD have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming Supercharger CD, which is due to be mixed shortly for a late summer release. Produced by Johnny K and recorded at Los Angeles Mad Dog and Indigo Ranch studios, Supercharger will contain the following songs (in no particular order):

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01. Bulldozer

02. White Knuckle ...

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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 Apr 10, 2001 - update 1

METALLICA and THE DEFTONES were among the winners at the first ESPN Action Sports &amp Music Awards, held on Saturday (April 7th) at the Universal Amphitheatre. METALLICA took home the 'Artist Contribution Award' for 'raising the enjoyment of action sports,” while THE DEFTONES were voted 'Artist of the Year' by BMX riders.

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Archive News Mar 14, 2001 - update 1

According to Jayne Andrews, Management Co-ordinator for JUDAS PRIEST, the reason Sad Wings Of Destiny and Rocka Rolla are not included in upcoming The Remasters series through the Sony / Columbia label is because the rights to the aforementioned releases are owned by Gull Records and the band 'get nothing from them'. JUDAS PRIEST are ...

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Archive News Mar 14, 2001 - update 2

VISION OF DISORDER recorded 15 new songs in total during the recording sessions for their upcoming new album From Bliss To Devastation. Of all the songs that were recorded, only a dozen are expected to show up on the release, which is due out through TVT Records on June 26th. The band is currently mixing ...

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Archive News Mar 10, 2001

Ex-WHITE LION / FREAK OF NATURE vocalist Mike Tramp has reportedly relocated to Tasmania, Australia and has just completed the recording of his new album, to be titled Don't Take My Rock N Roll. Self-produced and recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark (with the mix done in Los Angeles by WHITE LION / FREAK OF NATURE ...

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Archive News Mar 07, 2001 - update 2

PANTERA will reportedly be mounting a festival-sized summer tour that is also rumored to include SLAYER, STATIC-X, ROB HALFORD, C.O.C. and MORBID ANGEL, with other major acts to be announced when the complete bill is unveiled in early April.


THE TIME BOMBS is the name of the new band of Johnny Jetson and Stevie ...

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