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Natural Born Chaos

Arguably one of the year's most anticipated “underground” metal releases, SOILWORK's Natural Born Chaos has turned out to be a boldly experimental effort for the Swedish outfit, with the group stripping away some of the unadulterated aggression that characterized their earlier releases in favor of a...
February 16, 2002
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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy f...
February 9, 2002
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SOILWORK's "Black Star Deceiver" Available For Online Listening

SOILWORK's “Black Star Deceiver”, taken from the group's upcoming Natural Born Chaos CD and featuring a guest appearance from STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mastermind Devin Townsend (who co-produced the record),can be heard in streaming Real Audio at this location. ...
February 2, 2002
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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Axeman Rocks Out On Three Fronts

TENET, the new project featuring STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/ex-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan, GRIP INC. bassist Stuart Carruthers, and former SACRIFICE/current INTERZONE frontman Rob Urbinati, have finished demoing the material for the group's upcoming debut CD and are...
January 23, 2002
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SOILWORK: "Chaos" European Tentative Release Date Set

SOILWORK's upcoming fourth full-length album, Natural Born Chaos, is tentatively scheduled to be released in Europe on March 20th via Nuclear Blast Records. Natural Born Chaos was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producers Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Fredrik Nordstr...
January 6, 2002
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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, GRIP INC., ex-SACRIFICE Men To Collaborate On New CD

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/ex-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan, GRIP INC. bassist Stuart Carruthers, and former SACRIFICE/current INTERZONE frontman Rob Urbinati are rumored to be joining forces in a new “death metal-type” project called TENET, which is scheduled to record...
January 2, 2002
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SOILWORK Get "Chaotic" In March, Pursue Side Projects

SOILWORK's upcoming fourth full-length album will be entitled Natural Born Chaos, and it will feature the following track listing: 01. Follow The Hollow 02. As We Speak 03. The Flameout 04. Natural Born Chaos 05. Mindfields 06. The Bringer 07. Blackstar Deceiver (feat. Devin Townsend) 08. Mercury Sh...
January 1, 2002
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SOILWORK Complete Work On "Best Album We Ever Did"!

SOILWORK have completed mixing their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album with producers Devin Townsend and Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden for a March release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to guitarist Peter Wichers, the new CD consists of 10 tracks and is “...
December 27, 2001
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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Record New Album!

Contrary to recent public statements made by Devin Townsend, it now appears that he will in fact be releasing a new STRAPPING YOUNG LAD CD sometime next year. According to an official statement posted by Devin's wife/manager Tracy at Townsend's web site (www.hevydevy.com),seeing Devin had previousl...
December 21, 2001
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Physicist

While there's no doubt about the fact that Vancouver-based whiz-kid Devin Townsend is among the most uniquely talented and musically proficient artists in the heavy rock genre today, the singer/guitarist's penchant for jumping around between different projects and the resultant lack of consistency h...
December 17, 2001
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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...
December 3, 2001
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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....
November 29, 2001
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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, includi...
November 20, 2001
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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 2

Kip Winger, he of WINGER fame, has placed “original and authentic WINGER/Kip Winger memorabilia” for sale via eBay. According to Winger's official web site, “this garage sale features clothing used in performances and photo shoots, and equipment used in the studio on his recent albums.” For more in...
November 19, 2001
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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...
November 9, 2001