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Archive News Jun 26, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has posted a brief note on the official web site of his ECHOBRAIN project announcing the plans for his Chophouse Records label, which is scheduled to release the debut album from the above-mentioned act later in the year. The expanded note can be viewed in its entirety via Encyclopedia ...

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Archive News Jun 21, 2001

Rumors continue to abound regarding the possible sale of a 49% equity stake in Roadrunner Records (for a reported asking price of $30 million) and/or a joint venture between Roadrunner and a major label that would include the release of the forthcoming sophomore effort from SLIPKNOT, entitled Iowa, which is widely expected to shift in ...

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Archive News Jun 19, 2001

The official JUDAS PRIEST web site has posted a bunch of photos online that were taken at the group's concert in London, UK on Friday, June 15th. You can check them out here.


SLIPKNOT are tentatively scheduled to release a DVD through Roadrunner in November of this year. According to the label's official web ...

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Archive News Jun 09, 2001

According to guitarist Scott Ian, ANTHRAX plan on getting together June 13th to begin working on material for the group's next studio opus, which is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe and Beyond/BMG Records in the US. Ian also confirmed that talks are underway for ANTHRAX to possibly ...

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Archive News Jun 08, 2001

DESTRUCTION's brand new studio album, The Antichrist, will be released through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe on Monday, August 27th. The full track listing for the effort is as follows:

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01. Thrash Till Death

02. Nailed To The Cross

03. Dictators Of Cruelty

04. Strangulated Pride

05. Meet Your Destiny

06. Creations Of The ...

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Archive News Jun 02, 2001

All the shows for the upcoming Tattoo The Planet European tour—featuring PANTERA, SLAYER, CRADLE OF FILTH and STATIC-X—have been announced. The dates are as follows:

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Sept. 14 - Birmingham, UK @ NIA Academy

Sept. 15 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena

Sept. 16 - Glasgow, UK @ S.E.C.C.

Sept. 18 - Leuven, BEL @ ...

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Archive News May 31, 2001

S.O.D. are back on the bill for the upcoming Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy (who was recently diagnosed with cancer) after S.O.D. bassist Danny Lilker, who was previously scheduled to perform at this year's Milwaukee Metalfest on the same day, had managed to 'become available' to take part in ...

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Archive News May 30, 2001

The 'I'm-talking-out-of-my-ass' quote of the day once again belongs to SLIPKNOT percussionist The Clown (aka Shawn Crahan), who inadvertently implied in a BBC interview that the third SLIPKNOT CD would not come out for another ten years: 'What people need to understand is we are always about ten years ahead of ourselves. I'm already thinking ...

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Archive News May 26, 2001

Thrash Of The Titans publicist/co-organizer Jerry Allen has sent us the following update on the benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy (tentatively scheduled to take place on August 11th at San Francisco's Maritime Hall), who was recently diagnosed with cancer:

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'We are seeking a larger venue to accommodate the newly added headliners, ANTHRAX, ...

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Archive News May 25, 2001

ANTHRAX has been officially confirmed as the new headliner of the Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. ANTHRAX joins EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, HEATHEN, DEATH ANGEL and other artists that are tentatively scheduled to perform at the 1,700-capacity Maritime Hall in San Francisco on Saturday, August ...

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Archive News May 24, 2001

BLACK SABBATH previewed the brand new track 'Scary Dreams' in front of 2,600 fans at a charity homecoming gig at Birmingham Academy on Tuesday night, May 22nd. Described as a haunting, threatening-sounding cut with a hypnotic chorus not dissimilar to that of 'Electric Funeral', 'Scary Dreams' is reportedly a much superior offering to the pair ...

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Archive News May 22, 2001

According to event organizer Walter Morgan, the Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, is officially confirmed to be taking place on Saturday, August 11th at San Francisco's Maritime Hall (with an officially published capacity of 1,700, according to the venue's web site: www.maritimehall.com). The ...

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Archive News May 19, 2001

COAL CHAMBER have recruited Ross Hogarth to produce their forthcoming third full-length album, which is tentatively titled Dark Days and is scheduled for release on October 8th in Europe and October 9th in the US. Hogarth is a virtual unknown in metal circles, having primarily worked with pop and rock acts in the past, including ...

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Archive News May 18, 2001

According to Sharon Osbourne, wife/manager of BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne, the reunited BLACK SABBATH have penned a brand new track entitled 'Scary Dream', which she describes as 'haunting' and 'one of the best songs they've ever written'. Sharon recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the SABBATH re-reunion and the band's decision to regroup ...

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Archive News May 12, 2001

BIOHAZARD have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming Uncivilization opus, which has reportedly been pushed back to a September release through SPV/Steamhammer Records in Europe and Sanctuary Records in the US. Songs set to appear on the album are:

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01. Sellout

02. Population Control

03. Wide Awake

04. Getaway

05. Unified

06. Gone

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Archive News May 04, 2001

EXODUS and VIO-LENCE reunions are being mentioned as a possibility for a benefit concert that is currently being planned for TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. No date has been announced yet, but the show is most likely to occur in San Francisco, and if everything goes according to plan, the ...

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Archive News Apr 26, 2001

ANTHRAX have signed a US record deal with Beyond/BMG Records. According to guitarist Scott Ian, 'the deal's done. Amazing. It only took, like, 15 months. Now we just have to hope they don't go out of business like Ignition [Records did]. We're going to get to work, finally, after [drummer] Charlie [Benante] gets back from ...

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Archive News Apr 25, 2001

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has responded to mounting criticism over his less-than-complimentary comments about the alleged MOTLEY CRUE split and the behind-the-scenes circumstances that led to ANTHRAX getting thrown off the Maximum Rock tour (also featuring the CRUE and MEGADETH) last summer.

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Here is Mustaine's response in its entirety:

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'First, let me say ...

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Archive News Apr 24, 2001 - update 1

HALFORD guitarist Patrick Lachman has commented on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the group's sophomore full-length studio CD, which is expected to be recorded before the end of 2001. Accoding to Lachman, 'the writing sessions are underway. Rob [Halford], [guitarist] Mike Chlasciak and yours truly got together and began a solid week-long session ...

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Archive News Apr 16, 2001

In the June 2001 issue of Guitar World magazine, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine reveals the 'real' reason ANTHRAX was thrown off last summer's Maximum Rock tour, which was headlined by MOTLEY CRUE and also featured MEGADETH on the bill.

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According to Mustaine, 'when we first starting seeing low ticket sales and the tour began ...

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Archive News Apr 10, 2001 - update 1

METALLICA and THE DEFTONES were among the winners at the first ESPN Action Sports &amp Music Awards, held on Saturday (April 7th) at the Universal Amphitheatre. METALLICA took home the 'Artist Contribution Award' for 'raising the enjoyment of action sports,” while THE DEFTONES were voted 'Artist of the Year' by BMX riders.

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Archive News Apr 09, 2001

As reported yesterday, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN was forced to perform at The Docks in Toronto on Friday, April 6th with a reduced, three-piece band after it was discovered that proper visas and work permits had not been secured for his entire group by the time they got to the Canadian border. Yngwie, drummer John Macaluso, and ...

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Archive News Apr 08, 2001 - update 1

Unofficial sources indicate that COAL CHAMBER have opted to once again drop former SAIGON KICK guitarist Jason Bieler from their list of candidates for the producer job for their forthcoming third full-length effort, which is presently still untitled. According to reports, the group and Bieler failed to come to an agreement with respect to the ...

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Archive News Mar 20, 2001 - update 1

Contrary to previous reports indicating that ex-UNDER / VICE six-stringer and former MACHINE HEAD guitar tech Jack Cargile had landed the SKINLAB guitarist slot left vacant by the recently-departed Scott Sergeant, it now appears that SKINLAB are in fact still searching for a permanent replacement. Interested parties can write to: skinlabguitarsearch@hotmail.com.


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Archive News Mar 17, 2001 - update 2

Guitar aficionados and METALLICA fans will be interested to know that ESP Guitars is releasing several new Kirk Hammett models:

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KH-2 Relic - The KH-2 is an exact reproduction of Kirk Hammett's main stage guitar. Every detail was considered, including the wear and tear resulting from years of extensive touring. Production in 2001 will ...

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Archive News Mar 12, 2001 - update 2

Colorado's JAG PANZER are due to release their newest studio effort, Mechanized Warfare, through Century Media Records during the summer. The group have once again worked with producer Jim Morris. Tentative song titles include: 'The Tarmac' and 'Froze In Fear'.


DIO will be joining forces with RATT and ALICE COOPER for a European tour.

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Archive News Mar 06, 2001 - update 2

Here is a list of the upcoming COLD in-store performances:

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March 18th at 3pm at:

Tower WOW Long Beach

6310 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. Long Beach, CA 90803 (562)598-5001

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March 27th at 4pm at:

Homer's

11th and Howard St.

Omaha, NE (402)346-0264

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March 28th at 5pm at:

Down In The Valley

8024 ...

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Archive News Mar 02, 2001 - update 3

Talk about a bitter split. Having disbanded late last year after getting dropped by the Elektra label, the members of California's THE DEADLIGHTS have wasted little time in slamming each other in various postings on the Internet, with guitarist Billy Roan claiming, among other things, that he was ripped off monetarily and had his jaw ...

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Archive News Mar 02, 2001 - update 2

V.O.D. (VISION OF DISORDER) will release their new studio album, From Bliss To Devastation, through TVT Records on June 26th. All the tracking&nbsp for the album was recently completed at Machine Shop Studios (home of producer 'Machine') in Hoboken, New Jersey.


EMPEROR have announced the title of their forthcoming studio album: PROMETHEUS - ...

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