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KATAKLYSM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR GAMMA ...

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AUDIOSLAVE, MUDVAYNE Debut In BILLBOARD's Top 20

AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut, featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members, has entered The Billboard 200 Pop Album chart at position No. 7 after selling 162,000 copies in its first week. SOUNDGARDEN's final studio release for A&M, 1996's "Down on the Upside", opened at No. 2 on sales of 176,000 units, ...

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When word first surfaced about the teaming of ex-SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell with the remnants of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE — guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford, and drummer Brad Wilk — it seemed that there were two immediate reactions among fans of both bands: either this was the most ill-conceived collaboration ever, or a ...

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ARTENSION To Issue 'New Discovery' In January

ARTENSION, the symphonic/neoclassic power prog "supergroup" featuring in its ranks Vitalij Kuprij (RING OF FIRE) on keyboards, Kevin Chown (MAGNITUDE 9, TILES) on bass, Mike Terrana (RAGE, AXEL RUDI PELL) on drums, John West (ROYAL HUNT) on vocals, and Roger Staffelbach on guitar, will issue their sixth studio album, titled "New Discovery", on Jan. 27, ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer Offers Studio Update

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "I just wanted to let you guys know what has been going on lately. We have been working 12 hours a day and things are moving along. We have 17 drum ...

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AUDIOSLAVE To Headline K-ROCK'S CLAUS-FEST 2002

AUDIOSLAVE, the new group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), will be headlining K-Rock's Claus-Fest 2002 at the Nassau Coliseum on Thursday, Dec. 12. Also set to appear at the event are KELLY & OZZY OSBOURNE, QUEENS OF THE ...

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AUDIOSLAVE'S CORNELL, MORELLO Speak Out On Band Chemistry

Former SOUNDGARDEN and current AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell is confident that fans of his previous group will find plenty on AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut to keep them happy. "I don't think that fans of RAGE [AGAINST THE MACHINE] or SOUNDGARDEN will be disappointed," Cornell told Kerrang! magazine recently. "The album was written in the first three ...

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RAGE's Back Catalog To Be Reissued

RAGE's G.U.N. Records back catalog will reportedly be reissued in the form of two boxed sets. According to the group's official web site, "the band was not participated at this decision and was not informed by G.U.N. Records" of their plans to re-release the recordings. ...

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RAGE Drummer Launches Rock Fusion Band

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current RAGE drummer Mike Terrana has teamed up with French musicians Cyril Achard (electric & acoustic guitar) and Ivan Rougny (electric bass) in a three-piece instrumental rock fusion band called TABOO VOODOO FUSION BAND. The new TABOO VOODOO CD, entitled "Something's Cooking", will be released on Lion Records in November. It ...

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SYMPHORCE: New MP3 Available For Download

German power metallers SYMPHORCE, featuring BRAINSTORM frontman Andy B. Franck, have made available for download the track "Slow Down", taken from their forthcoming "phorcefulAhead" CD, at this location. Due on November 18 through Metal Blade Records, "phorcefulAhead" will contain the following track listing: 01. Speak My Mind 02. Unbroken 03. Slow Down 04. ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Collaborate With DMX!

AUDIOSLAVE, the new group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), have written and recorded a pair of songs with rapper DMX, according to Billboard.com. One of the two collaborations with DMX is a pairing of the rapper and all ...

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SPINESHANK Prepare To Enter Studio

SPINESHANK will enter Hollywood's Henson Studios (formerly the legendary A&M Studios) on Monday, October 28 to begin recording their new CD, "Violent Mood Swings", with producer Gggarth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE). An early 2003 release through Roadrunner Records is expected. ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Cough Up Cash For Rights To Name

The following article comes to us courtesy of NME.com: AUDIOSLAVE, the supergroup featuring former members of SOUNDGARDEN and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, have handed over $30,000 just to share their name with an unsigned Liverpool, UK band. AUDIOSLAVE were formed in 2001 with ex-SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell on vocals and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members ...

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AUDIOSLAVE's TOM MORELLO: Material For Second CD Already Written

Despite the fact that AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut has yet to see the light of day, the band are already thinking about a follow-up. "There's almost another album's worth of stuff [already done]," Morello told MTV.com. "The most difficult part of the process was narrowing down the [tunes for the first] record because the other songs ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Album Cover Posted Online

The cover artwork for AUDIOSLAVE's much-anticipated self-titled debut, due on November 19 through Epic Records, has been posted online at this location. AUDIOSLAVE features in its ranks ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar). ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist Posts Audio Message

Former RAGE AGAINST and current AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello has posted an audio message online. The 62-second message, in which Morello describes AUDIOSLAVE's video for first single, "Cochise", as "absolutely insane" and praises the new Michael Moore film, "Bowling for Columbine", as "one of the best movies I've ever seen", can be heard at the ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's EMI RECORDS Catalog To Be Reissued

EMI Records will reissue the QUEENSRŸCHE catalog in 2003 with bonus tracks, expanded packaging, unreleased photos, memorabilia and new liner notes. The albums planned for re-release are as follows: April 8, 2003: "Queensrÿche" EP "The Warning" "Rage For Order" "Operation: Mindcrime" May 6, 2003: "Empire" "Promised Land" "Hear In The Now Frontier" ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Video Teaser Posted Online

AUDIOSLAVE, the new group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), have posted a "teaser" for the upcoming video for the first single off their self-titled debut album, "Cochise", at this location. ...

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AUDIOSLAVE To Appear On 'Letterman'

AUDIOSLAVE, the new group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), are scheduled to perform live on The Late Show With David Letterman on November 20th. The band's much-anticipated self-titled debut is due on November 19th through Epic Records. ...

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AUDIOSLAVE's TOM MORELLO: 'We Are United In Our Rock Power'

Former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and current AUDIOSLAVE guitarist has admitted that the newly-formed supergroup had almost been called off due in part to Morello and the rest of his former RATM bandmates having a separate management deal from the band's frontman, ex-SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell. "Well, there was a tremendous amount of drama and ...

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SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM Make Live Debut

SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE), Kelly Gray (guitars, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), Damon Johnson (guitars, BROTHER CANE), Roman Glick (bass, BROTHER CANE) and Scotty Heard (vocals, SWEATY NIPPLES), made their live debut on Friday, Oct. 11, at The Church in Nashville, Tennessee as part of the Nashville New Music Conference. In related news, Rockenfield ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer Offers Update On New Album

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's forthcoming album, Violent Mood Swings, which they will shortly begin recording with producer Gggarth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE): "Hi everybody! I'm writing to let you all know what the deal is and why this ...

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HALFORD Manager Speaks Out On SOYOROCK Cancellation

HALFORD frontman Rob Halford's longtime personal manager John Baxter has confirmed the reports of a cancellation of Korea's Soyorock (a.k.a. World Rock) festival (as reported here last week), which was scheduled for October 12-13 and was set to include appearances by HALFORD, DIO, GAMMA RAY and RAGE, among others. "Quickly, I want to express our ...

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