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THE PROJECT HATE Members To Resurrect DEADMARCH Project

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, are contemplating re-doing the vocals on the unreleased album (recorded in 1998) from TPH guitarist Lord K's (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) previous band, DEADMARCH and making it available to the public. "I'm still very fond of this album, and having Jörgen do the ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Split With MASSACRE, Seek New Record Deal

THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have parted ways with Massacre Records and are presently seeking a new deal. According to guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson), "we do not want to make the same mistake again and sign a deal too fast this time as those two years ...

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IRON SAVIOR Postpone German Gigs Due To Drummer's Injury

German power metallers IRON SAVIOR were forced to postpone their previously-announced Mega-Metal-Party shows in September after it was determined that drummer Thomas Nack would require a longer-than-expected recovery period due to a recent hand injury. The new dates are as follows: Nov. 08 – Krefeld, GER @ Kulturfabrik Nov. 22 – Hamburg, GER @ Grünspan ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's '1000 Corpses' Finds Home At LIONS GATE FILMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles – Lions Gate Films has secured rights from Andy Gould of The Firm to musical superstar/filmmaker Rob Zombie's controversial horror film House of 1000 Corpses, it was announced today by Tom Ortenberg, president of Lions Gate Films Releasing. The film will be released theatrically in the first quarter of 2003. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Targeted By PETA Over "Hell Bent For Leather"

JUDAS PRIEST have become the latest targets of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), according to EntertainmentIdaho.com. PETA fired off a letter to band members last week, asking that they change their 1978 album Hell Bent for Leather to Hell Bent for Pleather. "Actually, I'm a big JUDAS PRIEST fan," spokeswoman Lisa Franzetta ...

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ABSU's PROSCRIPTOR MCGOVERN Suffers Serious Hand Injury

On June 23rd, ABSU drummer/vocalist Proscriptor McGovern was involved in serious hand/wrist injury, which has forced him to quit playing drums for at least a couple of months. His orthopedic surgeon says that the scaphoid bone in his wrist has been completely shattered and will take reconstructive surgery to mend it back together. This means ...

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NO ONE Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

Chicago's NO ONE are continuing to demo new material with producer Johnny K. prior to the recording of the band's second album, due in early 2003. The group's final show before entering the studio to track the new CD will take place on Sunday, September 29th at Oasis 160 in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Also appearing ...

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ABIGOR Cancel SKELETON BASH FESTIVAL Appearance

Austrian black metal outfit ABIGOR have been forced to cancel their appearance at the Skeleton Bash Festival in Innsbruck, Austria on July 27th after guitarist Peter K. was injured in an accident. As a result, the recording of the group's new album, Warmachine (Angel's Fall), has been delayed indefinitely. Following the release of Warmachine sometime ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Goes Disco!

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash joined disco legends CHIC and NILE RODGERS onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California on June 29th for a rendition of CHIC's timeless smash "Le Freak". The performance took place as part of K-BIG 104's celebration of the Saturday Night Fever 25th Anniversary, dubbed Disco Fever. ...

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DISTURBED To Film Clip For "Prayer" Title Cut

DISTURBED will shoot a video for "Prayer", the first single from the band's upcoming sophomore album of the same name, with directors the Brothers Strause in Los Angeles later this month. DISTURBED frontman David Draiman recently told MTV.com that he was inspired to write the song by two recent tragedies in his life — the ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Enter Studio To Record New CD

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, have entered the studio with producer Chips K. (i.e. THE NOMADS, SATOR, THE TURPENTINES) to record their as-yet-untitled new CD, due later in the year. According to drummer Robert Eriksson, "a total of 20 brand new killer ...

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DISTURBED To Issue DVD In June

DISTURBED will release their first DVD on June 4th. Entitled M.O.L., it will feature live footage recorded from several stops on last year's Music As a Weapon tour. Also included will be interviews and the unedited videos from the group's double-platinum debut album, The Sickness, including "Down With the Sickness", "Stupify", and "Voices". DISTURBED are ...

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JUSTIN BROADRICK: GODFLESH Was Not GODFLESH Anymore

GODFLESH leader Justin Broadrick has issued a statement explaining why he chose to disband the industrial pioneers he founded in 1988. The full statement is as follows: "GODFLESH (1988-2002) - MISSION IS TERMINATED - "On April 10th 2002, I disbanded GODFLESH. This was something I had painfully been pondering since GC Greens' departure from the ...

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KORN To Headline DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY PICNIC

KORN will headline New York rock station WXRK K-Rock's Dysfunctional Family Picnic Episode IV. Also set to appear at the festival, scheduled for June 8th at Jones Beach in Wantagh, Long Island, are P.O.D., INCUBUS, PAPA ROACH, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, JIMMY EAT WORLD, THE STROKES, HOOBASTANK and 3RD STRIKE. In related news, the final ...

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DISTURBED: "Believe" Track Listing Unveiled

DISTURBED are currently ensconced at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago with producer Johnny K (who also produced DISTURBED's multi-platinum debut, 2000's Sickness) laying down tracks for their sophomore effort, Believe, due out in the fall. “We're just going according to the old adage, if it ain't broke, don't fix it,” frontman David Draiman told Rolling Stone ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Online Chat Scheduled For Tomorrow

JUDAS PRIEST will chat live on USA Today.com on Friday, February 8th, at 2:00 PM Eastern. Vocalist Ripper Owens and guitarist K.K. Downing are scheduled to participate. To access the JUDAS PRIEST live chat and to submit questions, click here. The general live chat section of USA Today.com can be accessed at

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman To Help Unveil Eddie Action Figure

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will reportedly join McFarlane Toys founder Todd McFarlane on Tuesday, February 12th at the American International Toy Fair in New York City (Toy District and at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center) to unveil McFarlane's new action figure of the band's mascot, Eddie. Plans call for a media event from ...

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DISTURBED Commence Work On Sophomore CD, Plan DVD

DISTURBED have commenced the writing process for their sophomore effort and expect to enter Groovemaster Studios with producer Johnny K during March to begin recording the CD for a late 2002 release through Giant/Warner Bros. Records. In other news, the band are presently working on their first-ever DVD, which they hope to issue in the ...

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Scars - SOIL

It doesn't seem all that long ago that Chicago's SOIL were struggling to get themselves heard amid a sea of LIMP BIZKIT and KORN wannabes whose musical output was deemed far more “marketable” than the southern rock-tinged sounds practiced by the Illinois quintet. All that changed when a radio programmer in Orlando, Florida, ...

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Demolition - JUDAS PRIEST

To most longtime JUDAS PRIEST fans, the band's 1997 offering, Jugulator, was a competent comeback effort that fell slightly short of greatness but bode well for the future, thanks to a barrage of excellent riffs and a superb vocal performance from Tim “Ripper” Owens, who was widely hailed as a more than worthy successor ...

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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 Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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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):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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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. The upcoming CD, entitled Victim Or Enemy ...

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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 the project's recording line-up following Grapow and ...

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