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SLIPKNOT Cancel Australian Tour!

SLIPKNOT's Australian tour has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled, according to official sources. No reason has yet been given for the cancellation, but it appears that the group will not return Down Under until at least after the recording of their next studio album, which is unlikely to surface before mid-2003. SLIPKNOT's Australian ...

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JERRY CANTRELL To Issue "Degradation Trip" On May 14th

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will issue his long-awaited sophomore solo effort through Roadrunner Records on May 14th, the guitarist told WMRQ Radio 104 in Hartford, Connecticut. When asked if the label's success with SLIPKNOT and NICKELBACK influenced his decision to sign with Roadrunner, Cantrell stated: "Sure it did. I think they're doing some ...

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THE REJECTS Acquire New Drummer

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (on guitars), and STATIC-X/ex-DOPE guitarist Tripp Eisen, have acquired drummer Katie Scabs to replace former GENITORTURERS skinsman Racci Shay, who recently left the group. Expect a summer release for THE REJECTS upcoming debut album, which has already been recorded and is likely ...

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ONE MINUTE SILENCE Join SLIPKNOT UK Tour

ONE MINUTE SILENCE have been confirmed as main support for SLIPKNOT's forthcoming UK tour (also featuring IN FLAMES and AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE). The dates are as follows: Feb. 14 - Glasgow, UK @ SECC Feb. 15 - Manchester, UK @ Evening News Arena Feb. 16 - London, UK @ Docklands Arana Feb. 18 - Brighton, ...

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PAPA ROACH Pay Tribute To The 'KNOT On New CD

PAPA ROACH have written a song about SLIPKNOT's Sid Wilson, entitled Sid for their forthcoming CD, Lovehatetragedy, according to Kerrang! magazine. Frontman Coby Dick commented: "It's pretty wild and one of the heaviest songs we've written for the new album!" As previously reported, PAPA ROACH are presently completing work on Lovehatetragedy at a North ...

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SLIPKNOT: Behind The DVD

A SLIPKNOT DVD (also available in VHS format) entitled SLIPKNOT: Behind The Mask is currently being advertised via CDnow as having a March 5th release date. Pre-orders are currently being accepted at this location. Not much information is currently available about the actual content of the DVD, but a spokesperson for SLIPKNOT's record ...

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No WILL HAVEN For The 'KNOT!

Sacramento's WILL HAVEN will not be supporting SLIPKNOT on their forthcoming UK tour, despite recent rumors to the contrary. As previously reported, original support act DOWNTHESUN were forced to pull out of the tour after their label London/Sire Records went under, prompting rumors that WILL HAVEN would fill the vacant slot. However, it now appears ...

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SLIPKNOT Get "Evil" With "My Plague"!

A reworked version of SLIPKNOT's "My Plague", dubbed "My Plague (New Abuse Mix), will be released in February as the second single from the group's latest album, Iowa. The new version will also be featured in the film adaptation of the Resident Evil video game series, due on April 5th, as well as on its ...

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WILL HAVEN Replace DOWNTHESUN On SLIPKNOT Tour!

DOWNTHESUN have been forced to drop off SLIPKNOT's upcoming European tour following the collapse of London/Sire Records in the States, according to Metal Hammer magazine. The first signings to SLIPKNOT's Maggot Corps label will be replaced by Sacramento's WILL HAVEN on the upcoming trek, which will also include an appearance by Sweden's IN FLAMES during ...

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IN FLAMES To Start Work On New CD In Late February!

IN FLAMES will enter Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO) at the end of February to record their next CD, due out in the summer through Nuclear Blast Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's Clayman will reportedly be tracked and mixed over a month-and-a-half period, ...

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SLIPKNOT's Clown Gets Sentimental

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn “The Clown” Crahan has penned the following note “in response to the concern and love that SLIPKNOT's fans have shown toward his wife as she was battling Crohne's Disease (as reported by Kerrang! magazine): "I want to take the time to say to everyone, on a personal level, that everything in my ...

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SLIPKNOT's Taylor On BBC Radio One

Britain's BBC Radio One has posted an entire interview with SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor, conducted over the summer for a special documentary but ultimately shelved due to its length, for listening in streaming Real Audio at this location. The interview covers, among other subjects, Corey's childhood, teenage substance abuse, school life, the singer's ...

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Primitive - SOULFLY

Unlike the group's critically-acclaimed debut, which was a stylistically diverse offering that lacked focus, SOULFLY's sophomore release is a much more streamlined effort, featuring 12 songs that mostly revolve around the same mid-paced groove and a simplistic riffing style that has become Max Cavalera's trademark. There are still several experimental moments, of course, and as ...

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L.D. 50 - MUDVAYNE

One of the great things about SLIPKNOT's incredible commercial success thus far is that it's opened the door for other musically extreme acts to follow in their footsteps without having to rely on radio or MTV support to make their mark. Among the new bands leading this wave is Illinois' MUDVAYNE, a four-piece whose Epic ...

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Reinventing the Steel - PANTERA

Unsurprisingly, there is very little "reinventing" going on here—PANTERA are content to happily regurgitate every single good idea they've had since their much-acclaimed Vulgar Display of Power release (arguably their finest effort to date), and to their credit, they do it extremely well. On the first couple of listens, much of this come across as ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 29, 2001

Despite having just joined the ranks of Canada's ANNIHILATOR, former NEVERMORE axeman Curran Murphy has no intention of leaving his longtime outfit AGGRESSION CORE, which is currently in the process of recording its sophomore CD, according to a statement sent by the guitarist to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The upcoming CD, entitled Victim Or Enemy ...

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Archive News Nov 26, 2001

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be joining former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno on stage as a very special guest at the latter's headlining appearance at the Manifesto Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 11th. Kisser will reportedly perform with Di'Anno at the first show of the singer's three-night stint ...

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Archive News Nov 21, 2001

According to a report published in yesterday's edition of The New York Post, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst “lied when he said he visited a dying Australian girl injured in a mosh pit at his concert. Durst told Access Hollywood he visited Jessica Michalik on her deathbed and kept in touch with ...

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Archive News Nov 20, 2001

After a prolonged self-imposed absence, PRONG mastermind Tommy Victor is getting things back in gear with an eye toward releasing a new album in 2002. Currently based in Los Angeles, Victor has been quietly working on new demos over the past few months with the help of several musicians, including DIESEL ...

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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Archive News Nov 15, 2001

The reunited CANDLEMASS—featuring bassist/mainman Leif Edling, vocalist Messiah Marcolin, guitarist Lars Johansson, guitarist Matts 'Mappe' Bjorkman, and drummer Jan Lindh—have officially been confirmed for next year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 7-8, 2002 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. As originally hinted here on September 26th ...

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Archive News Nov 14, 2001

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, entered the studio on Monday, November 12th to finish up work on their long-awaited debut album, which is scheduled to emerge in early 2002 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Regular studio updates, posted by Dizzy, ...

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Archive News Nov 12, 2001

NEVERMORE have dismissed as “totally false” the statement issued by the group's record company, Century Media Records, on Thursday, October 8th that indicated that the band had withdrawn from the five-date east coast/midwest tour with OVERKILL (which was scheduled to run from November 25th through December 2nd) in order to begin work ...

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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 Nov 02, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 5th, and subsequently denied (falsely) by none other than Mayorga himself (see news for October 9th, 2001), SOULFLY have enlisted former skinsman Roy Mayorga to replace the recently-departed Joe Nunez. The newly revamped group are currently at Phoenix, Arizona's (Brill Street) Chaton Studios recording their third ...

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Archive News Nov 01, 2001

Correction: ANTHRAX will now appear on the Late Night With Jay Leno show on Friday, November 2nd. Although details are sketchy at the moment, ANTHRAX's appearance is said to involve a previously-taped skit that will be aired via video. In related news, former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has just signed to Metal ...

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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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