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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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Sweden's INRAGE "Built To Destroy" In June

Sweden's INRAGE have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records and will issue their debut album, entitled Built To Destroy, on June 17th. Produced by Pelle Saether at Underground Studios (i.e. CARNAL FORGE, TERROR 2000) and Daniel Bergstrand at Dug-Out Studios (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, IN FLAMES, DARKANE), the album will contain the following ...

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UNLEASHED Explain Absence Of VENOM Cover From New CD

Swedish death metal veterans UNLEASHED have issued the following official statement explaining the reasons for the exclusion of the group's cover-of-sorts of VENOM's "Black Metal"re-dubbed "Death Metal" and featuring different lyrics to the originalfrom the band's soon-to-be-issued (in the US) comeback release, entitled Hell's Unleashed: There have been questions of why the song 'Death Metal' ...

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UNLEASHED Forced To Remove VENOM Cover From Comeback Release

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED were reportedly forced to remove their rendition of the VENOM classic "Black Metal"re-dubbed "Death Metal"from their comeback release, entitled Hell's Unleashed, due to the group's inability to secure permission to alter the original version in time to make the album's projected release date. Hell's Unleashed is due to be issued on ...

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THE GREAT DECEIVER Ink Deal With Peaceville Records

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Today Peaceville Records proudly announces the label's first new signing of 2002, Sweden's THE GREAT DECEIVER. Featuring vocalist Tomas Lindberg, guitarists Kristian Wahlin and Johan Osterberg, bassist Matti Lundell and drummer Hans Nilsson, the band have recently finished work on their label and full-length debut titled A Venom Well-Designed. About the signing, ...

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Former ANTHRAX Bassist Comments On “Behind The Music” Special

Former ANTHRAX and current S.O.D. bassist Danny Lilker has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET and asked us to publish the following statement regarding the way his contributions to ANTHRAX's early years were portrayed in the VH1 Behind The Music special on the group, which premiered last weekend: “I would just like it to be known that I was ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM G. FISCHER Speaks Out On PROBOT Project

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on his contribution to the upcoming PROBOT project, led by former NIRVANA and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, in the form of a track called "Big Sky", the final recordings for which were delivered over a year ago. According to Fischer, I haven't heard from ...

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UNLEASHED Cover VENOM Classic On Upcoming CD

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have covered the VENOM classic "Black Metal"—re-dubbed "Death Metal"—on their comeback release, entitled Hell's Unleashed, which is due to be issued on April 29th through Century Media Records. UNLEASHED have also tracked a version of MOTORHEAD's "Ace Of Spades" during the aforementioned recording sessions, although it's not presently unclear if this ...

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VENOM Frontman Out Of Commission After Climbing Accident

VENOM frontman Cronos (aka Conrad Lant) was recently injured in a climbing accident, which has left him with injuries to his neck, muscles and tendons. As a result, the bassist/vocalist will be able to perform only limited functions for what could be several months, thus effectively putting all future band activities on hold. Apparently, doctors ...

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PROBOT's Dave Grohl: Lemmy Is God!

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl (ex-NIRVANA) recently posted a message on the band's site describing the experience of working with MOTORHEAD mastermind Lemmy on a song called "Shake Your Blood", which will appear on an upcoming album by Grohl's metal side-project PROBOT. In his diary message, Grohl makes obvious his clear admiration for the rock'n'roll ...

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VOIVOD Jam Out On The PISTOLS At Debut Reunion Gig!

Three members of the current incarnation of VOIVODvocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (aka Denis D'Amour) and drummer Away (aka Michel Langevin)will perform a 30-minute set of SEX PISTOLS songs at Montreal's Foufounes Electrique on December 30th as part of a bill that will feature 10 local acts playing covers. VOIVOD will reportedly be ...

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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 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 03, 2001

Further to the news item we posted here yesterday about SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez's possible defection from the group's ranks over contractual issues, it now appears that the skinsman is keeping busy by playing in a local Chicago-area band called STRIPPING THE PISTOL, who are reportedly showcasing for a few major labels on Sunday, ...

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Archive News Sep 28, 2001

LIMP BIZKIT will be issuing a remix album entitled Remizkit, in the near future, featuring remixes by DJ Premiere, Timbaland, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst, LIMP BIZKIT's DJ Lethal, LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, P. Diddy, The Neptunes, William Orbit, Josh Abraham, and including appearances by BUBBA SPARXXX, 8 BALL, E40, and other “special ...

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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 Aug 20, 2001

Sweden's high-tech thrashers MESHUGGAH have been confirmed as the support band for TOOL's upcoming headlining US tour, beginning with the September 6th show in St. Paul, Minnesota. Here are the announced dates for the trek:

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Sept. 06 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

Sept. 07 - Madison, ...

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Archive News Aug 13, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 vocalist/mainman Spider One has confirmed that the group's previously announced headlining tour (which was also set to include SALIVA, MACHINE HEAD, STEREOMUD and HALFCOCKED) has been cancelled and that the release date of their Anyone For Doomsday? CD has been pushed back to early 2002, but has rejected any implication that the ...

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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 23, 2001 - update 2

ANOTHERDAY, the New York-based outfit that includes in its line-up former DRAIN STH guitarist Flavia Canel, is currently wrapping up work on a four-song demo.


Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX, who include in their ranks ENTOMBED bassist Jorgen Sandstrom, will be holding a release party for their upcoming album, entitled ...

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Archive News Jul 11, 2001

ANTHRAX have announced plans to record a live album at the October 3rd Chicago stop on their upcoming US tour as the support act for JUDAS PRIEST for a late November release through Beyond/BMG Records. According to guitarist Scott Ian, “We've heard your prayers and are answering them. So many of you have ...

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Archive News Jun 19, 2001

The official JUDAS PRIEST web site has posted a bunch of photos online that were taken at the group's concert in London, UK on Friday, June 15th. You can check them out here.


SLIPKNOT are tentatively scheduled to release a DVD through Roadrunner in November of this year. According to the label's official web ...

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Archive News Jun 03, 2001

For reasons that are not entirely clear right now, SLIPKNOT cancelled at the last minute their scheduled appearance as the headliner on the 'alternative' stage at the Rock Im Park in festival in Nurnberg, Germany on Friday, June 1st. More info on this as it becomes available.


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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 28, 2001

The classic TROUBLE line-up of vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Rick Wartell, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner has reunited and is in the process of demoing new material, according to several postings from Ron on Patrick Schlimm's excellent TROUBLE Heaven web site. TROUBLE entered the studio on May 21st to start ...

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