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JERRY CANTRELL's "Degradation" Track Listing Finalized!

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has finalized the track listing for Degradation Trip, the axeman's first solo CD under his deal with Roadrunner Records. Tentatively due to be issued on May 14th, Degradation Trip will include the following songs: 01. Psychotic Break (4:08) 02. Bargain Basement Howard Hughes (5:36) 03. Anger Rising (6:15) 04. ...

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ANGEL WITCH Split????

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH appear to have split up following guitarist/mainman Kevin Heybourne's decision to relocate to the US. Here is an official statement on the matter from bassist Richie Wicks and guitarist Keith Herzberg (as posted at www.angel-witch.com): It is with great sadness that we (Keith and Richie) announce the news first ...

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EXODUS Crush Sacramento (Again)

BLABBERMOUTH.NET would like to extend our condolences to EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting, whose dad sadly passed away after a lengthy bout with cancer. In other news, EXODUS performed a crushing set at The Roadhouse in Sacramento, California on Saturday, January 19th that consisted of the following tracks: 01. Deliver Us To Evil 02. 'Till ...

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JERRY CANTRELL To Issue "Degradation Trip" On May 14th

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will issue his long-awaited sophomore solo effort through Roadrunner Records on May 14th, the guitarist told WMRQ Radio 104 in Hartford, Connecticut. When asked if the label's success with SLIPKNOT and NICKELBACK influenced his decision to sign with Roadrunner, Cantrell stated: "Sure it did. I think they're doing some ...

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HATE ETERNAL Get Dimensional In February

HATE ETERNAL, featuring MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan and MORBID ANGEL fill-in bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson, will enter Dimension Sound Studios in Tampa, Florida in February to record their as-yet-untitled second album for a late spring/early summer release. This time the record will be officially issued under the logo of Earache Records, due to the success ...

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CHARON Climb Higher With "Little Angel"

Little Angel, the first single off CHARON's forthcoming third album, entitled Downhearted, has climbed back to position #5 on the official Finnish singles chart. Downhearted was mixed at Finnvox Studios mixing with Mikko Karmila, and is due to be released on February 4th. ...

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Ex-MORBID ANGEL Frontman To Appear As "Evil D" At NAMM!

Former MORBID ANGEL frontman/current GENITORTURERS bassist David Vincent (aka “Evil D”) will be making a special appearance at the Dean Guitars booth at this year's NAMM music retailers convention next week in Anaheim, California. The Evil D "Demonator" bass is now available in stores and was designed by Evil D and Dean Guitars' Ben Chafin. ...

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SILENCER To Appear At Milwaukee Metalfest

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in its ranks German guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (i.e. ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), will appear at this year's Milwaukee Metalfest XVI, which takes place on July 26th & 27th at the U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition, the band will be arranging some regional tour dates around the festival. ...

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Dirkschneider And Pesch Team Up On U.D.O. CD

Former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider has teamed up with Doro Pesch for a duet on a track called "Dancing With An Angel", which is set to appear on U.D.O.'s forthcoming CD, entitled Man And Machine. The effort is due to be released on March 25th. ...

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KONKHRA/DAEMON Update From Lundemark

KONKHRA/DAEMON mainman Anders Lundemark has offered the following update on the two bands' current status via KONKHRA's official web site at www.konkhra.com: [On KONKHRA] “Well, Johnny [Nielsen, drums] and Kim [Mathiesen, guitars] got back in the band, so now we are intact in our old line-up. We had some differences in the past ...

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ARCH ENEMY's "Wages Of Sin" To Be Unleashed On March 18th!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ARCH ENEMY — Supreme Wages Of Sin to be released on March 18th, 2002! The wait is finally over, soon we are all to experience the frenetically anticipated release of ARCH ENEMY's finest album to date, Wages Of Sin in Europe and America! The Swedish Metal supergroup has become the leading band ...

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VADER Set To Issue "Epitaph" In May

Polish death metal legends VADER are scheduled to enter Red Studio (the same studio where the group's Litany and Reign Forever World CDs were recorded) with producer with Piotr Lukaszewski during February to begin work on their upcoming CD, tentatively entitled Epitaph, for a May 26th release. The band's first CD with ex-HUNTER four-stringer Simon ...

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TIAMAT Finalize Album, Single Track Listing

Sweden's TIAMAT have set the final track listing for their upcoming Judas Christ CD, which is scheduled to be issued in Europe on February 18th through Century Media Records. It is as follows: (spinae) 01. The Return Of The Son Of Nothing 02. So Much For Suicide 03. Vote For Love 04. The Truth´s For ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Add New Vocalist

Los Angeles thrash metal act DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring former DARK ANGEL/current HIRAX axeman Jim Durkin, have added a new lead vocalist: Loana dP Valencia. Comented Durkin: "What can I say? We've been friends for a few years and I never even knew she sang. After hearing her at an impromptu jam session with us, ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To See Light Of Day In Early February!

The long-awaited collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, dubbed HTP (HUGHES TURNER PROJECT), will issue its debut CD in Japan on February 6th. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Devil's Road 02. You Can't Stop Rock'N'Roll 03. Missed Your Name ...

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DANZIG Ink Deal With Spitfire Records!

DANZIG have reportedly inked a multi-album deal with Spitfire Records. The first album to be released under the agreement will be the group's long-awaited Danzig 7: Kiss The Skull CD, which is tentatively scheduled to be issued during the spring. As previously reported, the provisional track listing for Danzig 7: Kiss The Skull is as ...

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U.D.O. Confirm Track Listing For "Man And Machine"!

Germany's U.D.O., led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have finalized the track listing for their brand new album, entitled Man And Machine, which is due to be issued in Europe on March 25th. The tracks set to appear on the CD are as follows: 01. Man And Machine 02. Private Eye 03. The Dawn ...

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HATE ETERNAL Cancel Chile, Prepare New Album!

HATE ETERNAL, featuring MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan and MORBID ANGEL fill-in bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson, have cancelled their rescheduled Chile date, which was to take place in late December, due to unspecified problems with the concert promoter. In other news, the band are currently in the process of writing and arranging the next HATE ETERNAL ...

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Inscribe - SCAR CULTURE

Formerly known as SCRAPE (not to be confused with SKRAPE), New York death metallers SCAR CULTURE are a fairly derivative-sounding yet ferociously powerful act whose approach brings to mind all the best elements of DEICIDE, MORBID ANGEL and NAPALM DEATH, all rolled into one face-rippingly heavy package that is as aggressive as they ...

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Physicist - PHYSICIST (Devin Townsend)

While there's no doubt about the fact that Vancouver-based whiz-kid Devin Townsend is among the most uniquely talented and musically proficient artists in the heavy rock genre today, the singer/guitarist's penchant for jumping around between different projects and the resultant lack of consistency have clearly stood in the way of his making a significant commercial ...

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Ad Astra - SPIRITUAL BEGGARS

Led by former CARCASS / current ARCH ENEMY six-stringer Mike Amott, Sweden's SPIRITUAL BEGGARS have been making critically-acclaimed, SABBATH-inspired "stoner rock" albums for about half a decade so far, and their songwriting skills are rapidly improving with each successive release, as clearly evidenced by their third—and finest—full-length CD to date. Much to the band's credit, ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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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 28, 2001

SOULFLY are scheduled to perform at Salon 21 in Mexico City, Mexico on December 15th. Additional South American dates, including a possible Santiago, Chile gig on December 13th, will be announced shortly.


An MP3 file of the track “The Storm”, taken from KING DIAMOND's upcoming Abigail Part ...

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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-recorded, full-length live concert, as ...

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Archive News Nov 20, 2001

After a prolonged self-imposed absence, PRONG mastermind Tommy Victor is getting things back in gear with an eye toward releasing a new album in 2002. Currently based in Los Angeles, Victor has been quietly working on new demos over the past few months with the help of several musicians, including DIESEL ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 1

The recently-reunited classic CANDLEMASS line-up—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will perform a five-song set at the Christmas bash, dubbed Black Lucia, of Sweden's premiere metal magazine, Close-Up (www.closeupmagazine.net), at Wildside (Daily's) in Stockholm, Sweden on December 13th. The event ...

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