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Former DYING FETUS Drummer Makes SLAYER Short List, Announcement Expected In Coming Weeks

Former DYING FETUS/SUFFOCATION/M.O.D. and current MISERY INDEX drummer Kevin Talley is reportedly one of three sticksmen that have been re-called by SLAYER's management for a second audition to fill the slot left vacant by the recent departure of Paul Bostaph (now in SYSTEMATIC). Although no officia...
March 6, 2002

MISERY INDEX To Record Split 7", Embark On Mini-Tour

MISERY INDEX, who feature in their ranks former members of DYING FETUS and PESSIMIST, will be recording three songs this weekend for an upcoming split 7"/CD release on Willowtip Records with Pittsburgh's COMMIT SUICIDE. In other news, MISERY INDEX will be performing the following gigs during the com...
February 28, 2002

ABSU Drummer Among Leading Candidates To Join SLAYER

ABSU percussionist Proscriptor (a.k.a. Russ R. Givens) is a strong candidate to fill the vacant SLAYER drummer slot following the departure of Paul Bostaph, who left the group last December due to a chronic elbow injury. Although the drummer has yet to be officially offered the position, Givens repo...
February 16, 2002


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TICKETS GO ON SALE FEBRUARY 2 FOR FOURTH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL WORCESTER, Mass. - MassConcerts is proud to announce that the fourth annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., on Friday, April 5 an...
January 29, 2002

TROUBLE Pound Chicago Into Submission!

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—performed an eight-song reunion set at Night Cap in Chicago (5007 W. Irving Park Road) on Saturday, January 26th, before PA problems abruptly ended the show ¼ of th...
January 28, 2002

SKINLESS, Others Confirmed For April's Ohio Death Fest

New York death metallers SKINLESS have been confirmed for this year's Ohio Death Fest, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th at The Flying Machine in Lorian, Ohio. Two-day passes are available for $30 from the band at: [email protected] The full line-u...
January 14, 2002


Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED have just entered CCR Studios to record two new tracks for a four-way split CD with DROWNING, MISERY INDEX, and BRODEQUIN. Set to be issued through Bones Brigade Records, the CD will include a new ABORTED song called “Genetic Murder Concept” and the band's cover...
December 26, 2001

Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart): ... KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...
November 30, 2001

Archive News Nov 23, 2001

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR will be recording a live CD and DVD on their upcoming European tour, according to an official statement posted at the group's web site. The album will reportedly include 24 songs from all periods of KREATOR's history, while the DVD will contain one professionally-...
November 23, 2001

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

Archive News Oct 18, 2001

The official web site of the heavy metal band ANTHRAX at has reportedly received 8 million hits in the last two weeks, with 325,000 unique visitors connecting to the site in the wake of the recent anthrax bacteria terrorist scare that has sent fear and panic through the streets of...
October 18, 2001

Archive News Oct 12, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has sensationally announced that he would happily work with METALLICA again in the future, despite walking out on the group earlier this year. Newsted cited 'private and personal reasons, and the physical damage I have done to myself over the years while playi...
October 12, 2001

Archive News Oct 02, 2001

Drummer Joe Nunez is strongly rumored to have left SOULFLY after a disagreement with band manager Gloria Cavalera over the financial terms of his most recent arrangement with the group. According to a source close to Nunez, the skinsman had signed a contract with SOULFLY that had barely enabled him...
October 2, 2001

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 disa...
September 5, 2001

Archive News Aug 27, 2001 - update 2

The UK's KILL II THIS have been dropped by Visible Noise Records and have parted ways with singer Matt Pollock. In an e-mail sent by Visible Noise MD Julie Weir to Steve Braund of Amplify This web 'zine, it was revealed that the budget required for the recording of a new album could not ...
August 27, 2001