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Former FATES WARNING Guitarist Inks Label Deal

DRAGONSPOON, the new project of former FATES WARNING guitarist Frank Aresti, have inked a deal with Hook N Mouth Records and will issue their debut full-length CD in September. According to an official press release, “DRAGONSPOON ventures into the world of industrial music with Frank's unique style of heavy guitar riffing, and a dark, sophisticated ...

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ROSE TATTOO Line Up European Dates

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO have lined up a bunch of European dates ahead of the release date of their first real studio album in over 20 years, entitled Pain, which was recently recorded in Hamburg with former ACCEPT guitarist Hermann Frank acting as engineer and Rainer Hnsel in the role of producer. The dates ...

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ROSE TATTOO To Deliver "Pain" On Forthcoming CD

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO have set Pain as the title of their first “real” studio album in over 20 years, which is currently being recorded in Hamburg with former ACCEPT guitarist Hermann Frank acting as engineer and Rainer Hänsel in the role of producer. According to reports, former WHITESNAKE axeman Bernie Mardsen has been ...

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VOODOO GLOW SKULLS Ink Deal With Victory Records

California's VOODOO GLOW SKULLS have inked a deal with Victory Records. Commented vocalist Frank Casillas on the signing: “We are very excited about this! Victory is one of the few independent labels out there that still maintains punk/hardcore credibility.” The band has just entered the studio to begin work on the new CD for a ...

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PANTERA's ANSELMO: "Enough Is Enough"

PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has sensationally hinted to the Dutch Aardschok magazine that he may quit the Texas metal act before another studio album is recorded. In the March 2002 issue of the publication, Anselmo states that “PANTERA was my home for many, many years. I don't have a problem with anyone in the band. ...

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TESLA Begin Work On New CD, Line Up Acoustic Dates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TESLA WORKING ON SONGS FOR NEW STUDIO ALBUM SERIES OF ACOUSTIC CONCERTS SCHEDULED The hard-rocking, hard-working band TESLA has begun work on their next studio effort, writing songs for the past two months at guitarist Frank Hannon's studio in Northern California. This album will be the first studio release from the original ...

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ROSE TATTOO Get Heavyweight Assistance On Long-Awaited Studio Album

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO are currently recording their first “real” studio album in over 20 years in Hamburg with former ACCEPT guitarist Hermann Frank acting as engineer and Rainer Hänsel in the role of producer. According to reports, former WHITESNAKE axeman Bernie Mardsen has been enlisted to assist frontman Angry Anderson with writing the ...

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German Masseuse To Metal/Hard Rock Stars Writes Tell-All Book

Members of PANTERA, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, MACHINE HEAD, BIOHAZARD and TYPE O NEGATIVE have all served as one-time clients of sexy German masseuse to the stars Dot Stein, aka Dr. Dot, who is writing a tell-all book called Butt Naked And Backstage about her sessions with such celebrities as Bruce Willis, Mick Jagger, Sting, ...

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German Satanists Jailed For Murder!

The German couple (Manuela, 23, and Daniel Ruda, 26) who were accused of murdering a 33-year-old man beneath a banner reading "When Satan Lives" (as reported here on January 18th) were given prison sentences of 13 and 15 years respectively after admitting to killing the “friend” in their flat in Witten, in the ...

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"Queen Of The Damned" Track Listing Announced

The Queen Of The Damned soundtrack, which features material co-written by KORN frontman Jonathan Davis and former OINGO BOINGO keyboardist Richard Gibbs and is due to be issued through Warner Bros. Records on February 19th, will contain the following track listing: 01. Wayne Static of STATIC-X - "Not Meant For Me" 02. David Draiman of ...

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ANTHRAX: "Behind The Music" War Of Words Continues

In the continuing saga that is Billy Milano/Danny Lilker vs. Scott Ian/Charlie Benante over the upcoming VH1 Behind The Music special on ANTHRAX (read our original report on the subject here), S.O.D. frontman Milano has posted yet another message on the Metal Maniacs magazine message board under the heading “The Truth Behind My ...

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Joey Ramone: Solo CD, RNR Hall Of Fame Induction Ahead

Joey Ramone's posthumous debut solo album, entitled Don't Worry About Me, is due out on February 19th via Sanctuary Records. Among the musicians performing on the CD are Andy Shernoff (DICTATORS, who also co-wrote the track "Stop Thinking About It"), drummer Frank Funaro (ex-DICTATORS, ex-DEL-LORDS, current member of CRACKER), as well as drummer Marky Ramone. ...

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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 SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 2

Hate Breeds Suffering, the long-awaited second album from LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, and THE CROWN/ex-AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg, will be released early in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records. Described as “high-precision black grind”, the album was produced by Russ ...

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Archive News Oct 19, 2001

HATEBREED have issued an official statement regarding the recent cancellation of their involvement with the God Hates The World Tour, headlined by SLAYER, in order to concentrate on finishing up their major label debut, entitled Perseverance: “First off all, we as a band would like to sincerely apologize to everyone ...

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Archive News Oct 11, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 2nd, Roadrunner Records have now officially confirmed the departure of drummer Joe Nunez from SOULFLY and have hinted at the possibility of original drummer Roy Mayorga returning to the fold, a move that was denied by Mayorga in a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET (as reported here on Tuesday, ...

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Archive News Oct 09, 2001

Drummer Roy Mayorga has dismissed as “false” the reports of him rejoining SOULFLY in time for the recording of the group's third full-length CD, which is due in mid-2002 (as posted here last Friday). Directly contradicting statements made by SOULFLY manager Gloria Cavalera last week, Mayorga offered in an e-mail to BLABBERMOUTH.NET simply ...

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Archive News Sep 12, 2001

'Our hearts go out to everyone... The skyline will never be the same again.

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'I guess you never know where you will be when the most profound event of your life will take place. I'll keep this short as it's going to be a while before I process all this information, ...

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Archive News Sep 06, 2001

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) has publicly spoken out about his now-aborted project with IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson, which was recently shelved under somewhat acrimonious circumstances following Dickinson's decision to pull out of the planned collaboration between the pair. According to Lucassen, “Right after the release of the last AYREON album, ...

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Archive News Sep 04, 2001

A riot was started following a presumed cancellation of a SYSTEM OF A DOWN scheduled free show in Los Angeles, California on Monday, September 3rd, with fans reportedly rushing barricades, looting and destroying all of the band's equipment and attacking security guards. Set up as a “thank you” to their hometown fans, the gig— ...

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Archive News Sep 03, 2001

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett got up on stage to jam with METALLICA cover band CREEPING DEATH at Metallibash 2001, a METALLICA fan gathering which was held at San Francisco's Maritime Hall on Saturday, September 1st. According to reports, Ulrich and Hammett appeared at the event about 1 ½ hours into ...

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Archive News Aug 28, 2001

Here are the tentative dates for the forthcoming Roadrunner RoadRage tour, which is schedule to feature FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, CHIMAIRA and ILL NINO:

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Sept. 19 - Fargo, ND - Playmaker's Pavillion

Sept. 21 - Rockford, IL - Times Theater

Sept. 22 - Green Bay, WI ...

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Archive News Aug 17, 2001

Former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he is currently working on a brand new project called E-FORCE (as first reported here on August 7th), in which he is accompanied by guitarist Bryan Donahue (formerly of HOMICIDE) and guitarist/drum programmer Dan Lauzon (formerly of ENTROPY). According to Forrest, the band has ...

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Archive News Aug 09, 2001

According to the UK web site of Roadrunner Records, the European release date of the forthcoming MACHINE HEAD CD, entitled Supercharger, has been set for Monday October 1st. The US release will presumably follow on Tuesday, October 2nd (as is customary with most of the label's high-profile releases), although this has yet to be ...

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Archive News Aug 03, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted was interviewed by San Francisco Chronicle for an article that was published in the paper's July 31st edition, the online version of which is available for viewing at this location. Although the story's focus was primarily on the 38-year-old Newsted's brand new ECHOBRAIN project (also featuring guitarist-vocalist Dylan ...

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Archive News Jul 25, 2001

According to buddyhead.com, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl, former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins, L7's Donita Sparks, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Josh Homme and THE TRAVELING WILBURYS drummer Jim Keltner got together at Los Angeles' Conway Studios on Monday, July 16th to record several as-yet-undisclosed tunes that may or ...

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