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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'FRED DURST Is An Innovator'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about how the lineup for this year's Summer Sanitarium Tour came together. "When Summer Sanitarium was conceived three years ago, the idea, in a nutshell, was to recreate all the shit we grew up on, which was Day On The Green and Texas Rockfests and ...

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EINHERJER: 'Blot' Mixing Sessions To Begin In A Few Days

Norway's EINHERJER will start the mixing process for their new album, "Blot", before the end of the month at Top Room Studio with Børge Finstad (ARCTURUS, MAYHEM, BORKNAGAR). As previously reported, "Blot", due on September 8 through Tabu Recordings, will "definitely be the longest EINHERJER album to date, featuring 12 songs plus an intro," according ...

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GOTHAM ROAD: New Music Posted Online

GOTHAM ROAD, the new band featuring frontman Michale Graves (MISFITS, GRAVES), guitarist Loki (ANGELSIN, GRAVES guitar tech), bassist JV Bastard (MISTER MONSTER), and drummer Paul Lifeless (A LIFELESS ALLIANCE, MISTER MONSTER), have posted MP3 clips of the tracks "Seasons Of The Witch" and "Bits Of Skin" at their official web site. Check them out at ...

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GOTHAM ROAD To Sell New Demo At Upcoming Shows

GOTHAM ROAD, the new band featuring frontman Michale Graves (MISFITS, GRAVES), guitarist Loki (ANGELSIN, GRAVES guitar tech), bassist JV Bastard (MISTER MONSTER), and drummer Paul Lifeless (A LIFELESS ALLIANCE, MISTER MONSTER), are in the process of mixing a six-song demo at Demolition Studios with engineer Harry Jack and expect to have it mastered and pressed ...

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EINHERJER Name New CD

Norway's EINHERJER have set "Blot" as the title for their for their upcoming album, due on September 8 through Tabu Recordings. According to the band's official web site, "This will definitely be the longest EINHERJER album to date, featuring 12 songs plus an intro. A total of over one hour of viking metal music." Among ...

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EINHERJER: In Recording Mode

Norway's EINHERJER have finished recording the drum tracks and are currently laying down rhythm guitars for their as-yet-untitled new album, due on September 8 through Tabu Recordings. According to the band's official web site, "This will definitely be the longest EINHERJER album to date, featuring 12 songs plus an intro. A total of over one ...

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EINHERJER Set Release Date For New CD

Norway's EINHERJER have set a September 8 release date through Tabu Recordings for their as-yet-untitled new album. Among the tracks set to appear on the follow-up to 2000's "Norwegian Native Art" are "Ware Her Venom", "Dead Knight's Rite", and "The Eternally Damned". The band were most recently releasing their recordings through their own label Native ...

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EINHERJER Sign With TABU RECORDINGS

EINHERJER have signed a deal with Norway's Tabu Recordings and are currently in the studio recording their as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due in September. Among the tracks set to appear on the follow-up to 2000's "Norwegian Native Art" are "Ware Her Venom", "Dead Knight's Rite", and "The Eternally Damned". The band have most recently released ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Slams Military's Use of Their Music

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich is furious at the news that the military is using their songs to "break down" Iraqi captives in Baghdad, according to the World Entertainment News Network. Interrogators are using the band's tracks, including "Enter Sandman", in the hope of extracting information about weapons of mass destruction — something which ...

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PROBOT Debut To Be Released Through SOUTHERN LORD RECORDS

PROBOT, the much-anticipated metal side project of former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, will issue their long-awaited debut album in late summer/early fall through Southern Lord Records. The CD, which has been in the works for much of the past three years, will include a dozen-or-so tracks featuring some of metal's ...

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GRAND MAGUS Announce Stockholm Gig

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, have lined up a Stockholm show on May 29 with ABRAMIS BRAMA and TERRA FIRMA. GRAND MAGUS have yet to announce the official release date through Rise Above Records for their sophomore album, "Monument". The complete track listing for "Monument" is as follows (not in ...

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E-FORCE Sign With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

E-FORCE, the Montreal-based band featuring former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, guitarist Bryan Donahue (formerly of HOMICIDE) and guitarist/drum programmer Dan Lauzon (formerly of ENTROPY), have reportedly inked a deal with French label Season Of Mist Records (MAYHEM, NECROPHAGIA, AGRESSOR, CARPATHIAN FOREST). The group's debut album is expected to surface later in the year. In related ...

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KRISIUN: 'We Live For The Most Aggressive Death Metal'

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN have begun recording their new album at Bebop 2 Studios in São Paulo with producer Pierre Rémillard (CRYPTOPSY, KATAKLYSM, GORGUTS). The as-yet-untitled follow-up to "Ageless Venomous" will include two instrumentals and possibly a cover version of VENOM's "In League With Satan". Regarding the musical direction of the new album, guitarist Moysès ...

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GRAND MAGUS: 'Monument' Track Listing Unveiled

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "Monument", due in the spring through Rise Above Records. The complete track listing for "Monument" is as follows (not in final order): 01. Ulvaskall (Vargr) 02. Brotherhood of Sleep 03. Baptised in Fire 04. He Who ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Finish Tracking Debut

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have completed recording basic tracks for the group's debut CD, titled "A Beautiful Sickness". Vocals will be laid down by Forrest in late January, with the ...

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THE GREAT DECEIVER To Go 'Incognito' On Forthcoming CD

THE GREAT DECEIVER, featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN and the current LOCKUP frontman Tomas Lindberg, have reportedly set "Terror Incognito" as the title for the follow-up to their highly-acclaimed debut album, "A Venom Well Designed". The band plan to enter Dug-Out studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, MESHUGGAH, IN ...

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BLACK CLOUD Announce Set List For THRASHBACK FESTIVAL

BLACK CLOUD, the Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, and B.A.R.F. frontman Marc Vaillancourt, have announced the set list for their upcoming appearance at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec on Nov. ...

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DAVE GROHL Nixes UNLEASHED Frontman For PROBOT Project Over Questionable Politics

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl contemplated approaching UNLEASHED frontman Johnny Hedlund to contribute lead vocals to one of the songs for his upcoming metal project, PROBOT, but changed his mind after learning of the Swedish death metal vocalist's rumored Nazi leanings, Grohl revealed in an interview with Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "I love UNLEASHED's music — ...

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VENOM Drummer Joins NU-FUTURE COWBOYS

VENOM drummer Antton has joined a Newcastle, UK-based band called NU-FUTURE COWBOYS. Antton will remain a member of VENOM, who are currently on hiatus while frontman Cronos continues to recover from an injury sustained in a climbing accident earlier in the year. ...

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Former VOIVOD Bassist To Perform In All-Star Thrash Metal Tribute Band

Ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky) has teamed up with former and current members of OBLIVEON, CRYPTOPSY, MARTYR and GHOULUNATICS in an all-star thrash metal tribute band called BLACK CLOUD. The five-piece group is scheduled to make its live debut on November 9th at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. "My first manager, Maurice Richard, ...

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ENTOMBED Finalize Track Listing For "Sons Of Satan Praise The Lord"

ENTOMBED have finished mastering a double-CD collection of previously-recorded cover versions, entitled Sons Of Satan Praise The Lord, for a tentative September/October release through Music For Nations Records in Europe and Koch International in the USA. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: CD 1 01. Black Breath (REPULSION) 02. Albino Flogged ...

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ENEMYMAKER888 Confirmed For UK's BLOODSTOCK 2002 Festival

Britain's ENEMYMAKER888 (formerly RAINMAKER888) have been added to the line-up of performers scheduled to appear at this year's Bloodstock festival, which is scheduled to be held at the Assembly Rooms in Derby on Saturday, August 31st. Described as "a heavy mix of SABBATH, C.O.C., and NWOBHM," the band have previously supported the likes of ZAKK ...

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Former VENOM Guitarist Resurfaces In PASSION PLAY

Former VENOM guitarist Jim Clare (a.k.a. Jimi C.) has joined forces with TYGERS OF PAN TANG drummer Craig Ellis and bassist Willie Angus in a brand new project called PASSION PLAY, which is currently recording material for a late 2002 release. No further information is available at this time. ...

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Ex-TYGERS OF PAN TANG Singer Sells NEAT RECORDS To SANCTUARY

Former TYGERS OF PAN TANG frontman Jess Cox, who has spent the last several years as MD of Neat Records (incorporating Neat Metal Records & Eldethorn Records) has sold the label to Sanctuary Records. He will, however, continue with his label Edgy Records with releases through the rest of the year. Upcoming titles include: BLITZKRIEG ...

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Former VENOM/CARCASS Guitarist Launches House-Cleaning Sale

Guitarist Mike Hickey, known for his work with VENOM, CARCASS, CATHEDRAL and CRONOS, is selling a bunch of guitars to anyone willing to cough up the right amount of cash. Among the items for sale are the following: - 1948 Gibson L-7,sunburst,ohsc,near mint $3,000 - 1965 Gibson ES-330,sunburst,ossc & hsc, near-mint $2,000 - 1952 Gibson ...

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