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THE KOVENANT's Trip From Hell To Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

THE KOVENANT bassist/vocalist Lex Icon has posted the following account of the band's "Spinal Tap"-ish trip to Abtsgmünd, Germany last month for this year's edition of the Summer Breeze festival: "(Time) 06:30 - 21.08.03: (Location) Small Town 2 hours north of Oslo - Hamar "We start driving towards the airport. People are very tired from ...

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Former BRICK BATH Vocalist Admits to Heroin Addiction

Former BRICK BATH singer Joseph McCaw has issued the following statement explaining his departure from the group: "I am writing this letter to clear the air about the exact reason I dropped out of BRICK BATH last year. I know there were press releases stating that it was due to illness, but this was only ...

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Satire: GREAT WHITE Concert Blacks Out Eastern Seaboard

Satirical "news" site News Hax is reporting that "a faulty electrical display during the second set of a GREAT WHITE concert in upstate New York is being blamed for one of the largest blackouts in U.S. history Thursday (August 14), as power grids up and down the Northeast shorted out in a chain reaction from ...

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INTENSE Complete Work On 'Second Sight'

British power metallers INTENSE have completed work on their debut album, "Second Sight", due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. The follow-up to the 1998 mini-album "Dark Season" was produced by THRESHOLD guitarist Karl Groom at his Thin Ice Studios, and is said to be the group's "freshest, most potent offering to date." ...

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MNEMIC Tap FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY Man To Remix Album Cut

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have tapped legendary FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY man Rhys Fulber (FEAR FACTORY, PARADISE LOST) to remix their track "BloodStained" for inclusion on a special edition of their forthcoming debut album, "Mechanical Spin Phenomena", and on an exclusive club ...

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SEVENDUST Tap MARVELOUS 3 Frontman To Produce New CD

SEVENDUST have tapped Butch Walker to produce the group's follow-up to 2001's "Animosity", tentatively due before the end of the year through TVT Records. The band, who are scheduled to begin recording the effort at the end of May at Walker's Ruby Red Studios in Atlanta, have 20 demos to choose from for the as-yet-untitled ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Frontman Discusses New Album, Absence Of Spacesuits

POWERMAN 5000's forthcoming album, "Transform", will include a bonus Enhanced CD portion containing videos for the tracks "Free" and "Action", as well as other undisclosed extras. "Transform", due on May 20 through DreamWorks Records, is the fourth album from the platinum Los Angeles-based quintet. Its arrival finds frontman Spider One characteristically reflective, in this case ...

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BIOHAZARD Tap AMONG THIEVES Man As Permanent Live Guitarist

BIOHAZARD have tapped Scott Roberts (AMONG THIEVES, THE SPUDMONSTERS) as the group's permanent live guitarist due to the continuing health problems of regular axeman Carmine Vincent, who will continue writing music with the band. BIOHAZARD's latest effort, "Kill Or Be Killed", will surface in America through Sanctuary Records on Mar. 18. The European release through ...

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'Spinal Tap' Joins National Film Registry

"This Is Spinal Tap", the 1984 Rob Reiner spoof rockumentary, was recently nominated, along with 22 other films, to be preserved by the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. Also selected for the honor was the 1991 John Singleton gangster film "Boyz N the Hood", which co-starred Ice Cube. The 2003 slate, chosen ...

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Ex-DEATH Bassist Joins INFINITY MINUS ONE

Former DEATH bassist Kelly Conlon has joined Boston-based progressive rock/metal act INFINITY MINUS ONE. The group, who recently released a full-length CD titled "Tales from the Mobius Strip", combine "elements of classical music, film scores, and video games within a rock context," according to an official press release. "Formed at the famous Berklee College of ...

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ANTHRAX Soundtrack Cut Makes Its Way Online

A full-length MP3 of the ANTHRAX-penned track "Love Siege", which appears on the soundtrack to director John Carpenter's Ghost Of Mars, can be downloaded from Carpenter's official web site at this location. According to the official web site of ex-ANTHRAX guitarist Paul Crook, "the song was written and recorded live in the studio ...

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MEMENTO Tap ALICE IN CHAINS Producer For Debut CD

Australia's MEMENTO are due to shortly enter the studio in Los Angeles, California with producer Toby Wright (i.e. ALICE IN CHAINS, SOULFLY, SEVENDUST, KORN) to begin recording their debut album for Columbia/Sony Records, due at the end of the year. For more information on the group, visit their official web site at this ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: "Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Miserable"

In the new issue of Sweden's premiere metal publication, Close-Up Magazine, journalist Martin Carlsson speaks at length with vocalist Phil Anselmo on a number of topics, including his numerous side projects, PANTERA and Anselmo's past and present drug use. The interview was conducted over the phone on May 4th, while the singer was staying at ...

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Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by MTV.com. While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alcoholism and “other ...

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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 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 Aug 07, 2001

MACHINE HEAD's Supercharger CD has been pushed back to an October release through Roadrunner Records via distribution from Universal. It is believed that the label's recently-completed joint-venture agreement with the Island Def Jam Music Group is largely to blame for this most recent delay, which has resulted in several other releases getting pushed back, ...

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Archive News Jul 10, 2001 - update 1

An ardent and vocal MACHINE HEAD supporter during the group's early years, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has revealed to Sweden's Close-Up magazine that he has found MACHINE HEAD's latter-day recorded output less than inspiring, particularly as compared to newer acts such as SLIPKNOT and longtime King faves PANTERA. Here is Kerry's statement about MACHINE ...

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Archive News Jul 10, 2001 - update 2

Sweden's CLAWFINGER have lined up a few German and Austrian headlining shows during September/October. The dates are as follows:

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Sept. 29 - Berlin, GER @ Knaack

Sept. 30 - Köln, GER @ Prime Club

Oct. 01 - Hamburg, GER @ Schlachthof

Oct. 03 - Frankfurt, ...

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Archive News Jun 13, 2001

According to reliable but unofficial sources, former C.O.C. and current LEADFOOT members Karl Agell (vocals) and Phil Swisher (bass) have joined forces with ex-C.O.C. drummer and current BROWN guitarist/vocalist Reed Mullin in a brand new, as-yet-unnamed project that may also feature in its ranks C.O.C. guitarist Woody Weatherman. It is unclear at this time what ...

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