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Update: GREAT WHITE Drummer Hurt In Car Crash

Timothy C. Barmann of The Providence Journal reports that GREAT WHITE drummer Derrick Pontier was involved in a head-on collision Saturday near Allentown, Pa., a few hours before the band was to perform in a charity concert there to benefit victims of The Station nightclub fire. Pontier, 36, of Huntington Beach, Calif., was driving in ...

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GREAT WHITE Drummer Involved In Three-Vehicle Accident

GREAT WHITE drummer Derrick Pontier was involved in a three-vehicle accident near Allentown, Pennsylvania Saturday (September 27), just hours before a scheduled evening concert, according to the Associated Press. Pontier was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and was released. GREAT WHITE were performing in West Warwick, R.I., in February when a pyrotechnics display ...

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TIAMAT's JOHAN EDLUND: 'I Worship The Devil, But I Believe In God'

TIAMAT frontman Johan Edlund explained his religious philosophy during a recent interview with Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "It feels like I worship the Devil, but believe in God," Edlund said. "When I laid down the vocals [for TIAMAT's new album] at home [in Hamburg, Germany], I did everything conceivable to get into the songs as much ...

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KORN Set Release Date For 'Take A Look In The Mirror'

KORN have set a November 18 release date through Epic Records for their sixth album, "Take a Look in the Mirror". The album's first single, "Right Now", is due to hit U.S. radio outlets in early October. The self-produced CD is the follow-up to the Grammy-winning 2002 album "Untouchables", which debuted at No. 2 on ...

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TIAMAT Film New Video

Sweden's TIAMAT have finished filming the promotional video for their new single "Cain" with Revolver Film Company's (www.revolver.se) award-winning director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, WITHIN TEMPTATION, PASSENGER). "Cain", due on September 29 through Century Media Records, will contain a radio edit of the album opener, the straight, up-tempo rocker "Love In Chains", and an exclusive ...

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KORN To Release 'Take A Look In The Mirror' In November

KORN plan to release their sixth album, "Take A Look In The Mirror", in November. "We've got that spark in us again," frontman Jonathan Davis told Rolling Stone. "This is a really aggressive record. More edgy. The last record we were experimenting. This album is back down to the basics and heavy grooves and getting ...

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TIAMAT: New Album Details Revealed

TIAMAT have finalized the track listing for their eighth studio album, "Prey", due on October 27 through Century Media Records. The self-produced CD, which is being described as one of mainman Johan Edlund's most personal recorded statements to date, was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Although it is not a concept ...

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OIL Announce New Bassist

Long Beach, California-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, have announced the addition of bassist Jonathan Thiemens to the group's ranks. "Jonathan has made a huge difference in our sound and [the fans] won't be disappointed," the band write on their official web site. OIL recently issued their first-ever live album, "Choice ...

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DEADSY: New Song Posted Online

DEADSY, the Los Angeles-based band featuring frontman P. Exeter Blue I (a.k.a. Elijah Blue, son of actress/singer Cher and Gregg Allman), have posted a demo snippet of the new track "Better Than You Know" in streaming audio format at their official web site. Check it out: Windows Media (56K, DSL/Cable),

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OZZFEST 2003 Kick-Off: The First Report

Hector Saldana of San Antonio Express-News has filed an early-afternoon report from the inaugural date of Ozzfest 2003, which kicked off this morning at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Selma, Texas. "By noon, nearly 7,000 fans had arrived, said a Verizon spokesperson," he writes. "But thousands had been there since the gates opened at 9 a.m. ...

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KORN Singer Gives 'Thumbs-Up' To ADEMA's New Album

KORN singer Jonathan Davis has reportedly given the "thumbs-up" to "Unstable", the forthcoming album by ADEMA, whose vocalist is his half-brother Marky Chavez. "Yeah, he likes it," Chavez said. "He really... My brother has been the type not to really comment on any work that we've done, and he really thought this record was a ...

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DAYS OF THE NEW Singer Enters Rehab

DAYS OF THE NEW frontman Travis Meeks is in the process of completing a month-long stint in a California rehabilitation center for treatment of a crystal methamphetamine addiction. Immediately following his July 1 release, he will return to his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where he is scheduled to play his first concert of the year ...

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DEADSY Name New Album

DEADSY, the Los Angeles-based band featuring frontman P. Exeter Blue I (a.k.a. Elijah Blue, son of actress/singer Cher and Gregg Allman), have reportedly set "Phantasmagore" as the title for their sophomore album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through Dreamworks Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. Comforter ...

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Former DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Announces Solo Dates

Former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian has announced the following tour dates during June: Jun. 09 - Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus Jun. 11 - Clifton, NJ @ Connections Jun. 12 - Somerville, MA @ Johnny D's Jun. 14 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights Jun. 16 - New York, ...

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OIL Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Long Beach, California-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, have parted ways with bassist Matthew Joy and are currently seeking a replacement. "Upcoming album release shows or any other concert bookings will not be affected," states a message on the band's official web site. "Our friend — and smokin' bass player — ...

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ADEMA To Issue 'Unstable' In August

ADEMA, the California-based group featuring Jonathan Davis' little half-brother Marky Chavez, have completed work on their second full-length album, "Unstable", due on Aug. 19 through Arista Records. In advance of the "Unstable" single, scheduled for radio adds on June 23, ADEMA will hit the road for six weeks of headlining U.S. dates. Shows kick off ...

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KORN Frontman To Play Crack Dealer In New Movie

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will star in a new film called "Seeing Other People", due next year. The movie is in production now, and Davis plays a crack dealer, the singer revealed in an online chat. "Seeing Other People" is being directed by Wallace Wolodarsky, and stars Alex Borstein (formerly of "Mad TV"), Josh Charles, ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Says He 'Loves' CRADLE OF FILTH

KORN vocalist Jonathan Davis says that he is looking forward to seeing second-stage headliners CRADLE OF FILTH at this year's Ozzfest. "I love that band," Davis said. "It's some English grind-core, death metal. It's just funny they all look like vampires, and I love their T-shirts. Like, they have nuns masturbating and 'Jesus Is A ...

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IRON MAIDEN: New Album Mastered

IRON MAIDEN have finished mastering the much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", due later in the year through Sony/Columbia Records. The following is producer Kevin Shirley's latest posting to his official web site: "Woah - New York is such a fun city and now I'm in 'clear air chop' on a very bumpy teeth-rattling ...

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KORN's SILVERIA Begins Laying Down Tracks For New Album

KORN's David Silveria is in the studio laying down drum tracks for the follow-up to "Untouchables", frontman Jonathan Davis revealed during an online chat with fans at the Korn.com web site. "We wanted to get back into the studio to do the album we wanted to do," Davis said. " 'Untouchables' was great, but it ...

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