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Honour Valour Pride

There was a time when Britain's BOLT THROWER were looked upon as one of the country's finest extreme metal exports—a band that, along with NAPALM DEATH and CARCASS, appeared the most likely candidate to give the Yanks a run for their money as the second death metal wave swept the globe in the late '...
December 30, 2001
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Paul Bostaph Quits SLAYER Dave Lombardo Rejoins (At Least Temporarily)!

Original SLAYER drummer, Dave Lombardo, is confirmed to guest star with the band for the next leg of their God Hates Us All U.S. tour, beginning January 24th in New Haven, Connecticut. Due to a chronic elbow injury, Paul Bostaph, SLAYER drummer for the past several years, is leaving the band. Bostap...
December 21, 2001
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Anyone for Doomsday? (scrapped promo version)

POWERMAN 5000 is like a summer blockbuster movie: loud, flashy, full of effects and spectacle, but when you're done, you barely remember any of it. ... The band's third album (or fourth, if you count The Blood Splat Rating System, the indie release that later mutated into their Dreamworks debut,...
December 17, 2001
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Toxicity

The hardest thing for a band to do is follow up a successful debut album. Your whole career builds to that first release, you sometimes spend years honing those songs, and then after the initial success (if you're lucky, of course),you're expected to repeat the whole thing, usually in a fraction o...
December 17, 2001
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Supercharger

One of the year's most highly anticipated releases, MACHINE HEAD's Supercharger is a surprisingly diverse and defiantly "untrendy"-sounding effort that is likely to disappoint everyone who is expecting the Bay Area quartet to return to the ultra-testosterone-charged sounds of their first two albums...
December 17, 2001
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God Hates Us All

Never known for being particularly experimental in their songwriting approach, SLAYER have occasionally attempted to expand upon their sound to mixed results—the most obvious example being the group's 1988 offering, South Of Heaven, which is still regarded highly by most SLAYER followers but is rar...
December 17, 2001
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self-titled

At a time when most of the up-and-coming heavy rock acts appear to be derived from the KORN / LIMP BIZKIT school of songwriting, it is truly refreshing to come across a band that is modern sounding yet doesn't succumb to the idea that one must incoprorate hip hop infuences into its style in order .....
December 17, 2001
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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 ....
November 21, 2001
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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 throug...
November 12, 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
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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 SOULFL...
November 5, 2001
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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 s...
October 31, 2001
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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to...
October 29, 2001
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Archive News Oct 25, 2001

Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM have finally broken their silence regarding the recent reports of vocalist Maniac's departure and rumors of a possible split. According to the band's official web site, “MAYHEM is NOT breaking up, nor is Maniac leaving.” Commented guitarist Blasphemer (aka Run...
October 25, 2001
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Archive News Oct 15, 2001 - update 1

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy is presently recovering at his parents' home in Lakeland, Florida after undergoing surgery on September 17th to remove a pituitary tumor the size of two golf balls from his head, with which he was diagnosed in early September. In a lengthy tele...
October 15, 2001