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POWERMAN 5000 Frontman Discusses New Album, Absence Of Spacesuits

POWERMAN 5000's forthcoming album, "Transform", will include a bonus Enhanced CD portion containing videos for the tracks "Free" and "Action", as well as other undisclosed extras. "Transform", due on May 20 through DreamWorks Records, is the fourth album from the platinum Los Angeles-based quintet. Its arrival finds frontman Spider One characteristically reflective, in this case ...

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EAT THE DAY Re-Launch Vocalist Search

EAT THE DAY, the group led by former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, have reopened their vocalist search, according to the band's official web site (www.eattheday.com). The following is a statement from Borland and the rest of the band on the matter: "The search for a singer is still on. We are continuing ...

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VEX RED Part Ways With Singer, Band Future Uncertain

Ending weeks of speculation, VEX RED drummer Ben Calvert and bassist/programmer Keith Lambert have announced that lead singer Terry Abbott has left the band. Speaking to the fans on the group's official message board, Keith had this to say: "The reason I have been silent for so long is because I haven't known where we ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Guitarist Signs Deal With STILLBORN RECORDS

Stillborn Records, the label headed up by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, have inked a deal with AGNOSTIC FRONT guitarist Vinny Stigma. Also freshly signed to the label are Connecticut's WITH HONOR, who include in their ranks former members of HAMARTIA and IN PIECES. WITH HONOR's first release for Stillborn will be an EP that they ...

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EAT THE DAY Unveil New Vocalist

EAT THE DAY, the group led by former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, have recruited former STALKING TOM frontman Adam Yas as their new vocalist. "When we heard the MP3 he sent, we knew that we had found the missing link," Borland told Revolver magazine. "Every line he sings is a spike through your head." ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Manager Joins SANCTUARY

JANE'S ADDICTION manager Adam Schneider has officially joined the Sanctuary Artist Management division of The Sanctuary Group, the company's Chief Executive Officer, Merck Mercuriadis, has announced. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Business School, Schneider worked for Bill Graham from 1988-1994, most notably on the Lollapalooza Festival, and produced the same year's JANE'S ADDICTION ...

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SLAYER Management Sold To SANCTUARY

Rick Sales has reportedly sold his management company — which represents the likes of SLAYER, (HED)P.E. and SYSTEMATIC, among others — to Sanctuary Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, JUDAS PRIEST) for an undisclosed sum, according to Hits Daily Double. Also said to have completed a similar arrangement was Adam Schneider, who represents Perry Farrell ...

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TOOL Begin Work On New Material, Prepare To Release DVD

Despite having just completed the touring cycle for "Lateralus", the members of TOOL have already commenced the songwriting process for the group's next album in addition to continuing work on their upcoming DVD, due in early 2003. The following message was posted by the group's official webmasters at www.toolband.com. "After finishing about a year and ...

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SYSTEMATIC Name Sophomore CD

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC have set "Pleasure To Burn" as the title for their sophomore CD, due in early 2003 through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John Mark Bechtel (a.k.a. Johnny Chow) — is being produced by Howard ...

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SYSTEMATIC: Next CD Will Be 'Very Straightforward And Very Intense'

San Francisco Bay Area metal act SYSTEMATIC have finished recording the drums and arecurrently laying down guitar and bass tracks for their as-yet-untitled sophomore CD, due in early 2003 through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John Mark Bechtel (a.k.a. Johnny ...

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Former BLOODFEAST Guitarist Launches Label, Announces First Signings

Former BLOODFEAST guitarist Adam Tranquilli has announced the first two signings to his newly-launched label, dubbed Pseudoplasma Records: I SOCKET (featuring STEP KINGS guitarist/vocalist Fern) and FEAST ON REMAINS. I SOCKET's debut EP, titled "Signal To Noise", will surface at the end of the year while FEAST ON REMAINS' debut full-length CD, titled "Without End", ...

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Hang Out With MARILYN MANSON In New York City!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ATTENTION NEW YORK AREA MARILYN MANSON FANS! We are offering you a unique opportunity to hang out with MANSON at a party he is hosting which will be televised by Much Music. The party is taking place in New York City on Thursday, October 24, 2002 and you would need to be ...

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DAMN13: New EP, Video Posted Online

DAMN13, the new project of MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE vocalist Adam Sewell, have made available for download the follow-up to their 1999 The Dynamite Gospel EP, entitled Riot Rock 666, at this location. The tracks featured are as follows: 01. Destroy A*Go Go 02. Broken Bones 03. I'll Give You Fire Also available for ...

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Metal Band Plays For Sheep, Has To Dodge Poop Piles

BRIDLINGTON, England (Wireless Flash) — Lots of bands pay their dues by playing crappy gigs, but how many have to worry about stepping in their audience's feces? That's the dilemma faced by British metal band TORSOHORSE, which has been forced to book bi-weekly sessions in a local sheep barn when they couldn't find a regular ...

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DOKKEN Split With Drummer Following Punch-Up

DOKKEN have reportedly parted ways with drummer Mick Brown following an alleged physical altercation between Brown and frontman Don Dokken several days prior to the completion of the band's Rock Fest 2002 tour. As a result, the group performed a show in Tucson, Arizona with L.A. GUNS bassist Adam Hamilton filling in on drums while ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX: 'I'm Just A Cockstar'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following update via the group's official web site: "[MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick] Mars called today. I told him my new band [which features Sixx, L.A. GUNS axeman Tracii Guns, ADEMA drummer Kris Kohl, L.A. GUNS bassist Adam Hamilton on guitar, and vocalist London—ed.] starts rehearsals on Monday ...

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SYSTEMATIC To Begin Recording Sophomore CD, Former Bassist Not A Member Of DOPESICK

SYSTEMATIC will begin recording their much-anticipated sophomore release on September 23rd in Los Angeles, according to the group's official web site. The album — the group's first to feature former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph — will be produced by Howard Benson, who had previously worked with P.O.D., MOTÖRHEAD, SEPULTURA and CRAZY TOWN, among others. An ...

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Former SYSTEMATIC Bassist Joins DOPESICK

Former SYSTEMATIC bassist Nick St. Denis has reportedly joined Bay Area metal act DOPESICK. The band, who also feature in their ranks original SKINLAB guitarist Adam Albright, performed their first show with St. Denis at famed Berkeley nightclub Blakes On Telegraph on Wednesday, August 28th. The group's next show will take place at Pine St. ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's '1000 Corpses' Finds Home At LIONS GATE FILMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles – Lions Gate Films has secured rights from Andy Gould of The Firm to musical superstar/filmmaker Rob Zombie's controversial horror film House of 1000 Corpses, it was announced today by Tom Ortenberg, president of Lions Gate Films Releasing. The film will be released theatrically in the first quarter of 2003. ...

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THOUGHT CRIME Take Home $10,000 Prize In VULTURES ROW Band Contest

Richmond, California's THOUGHT CRIME were the winners of the Vultures Row $10,000 band contest, which was held on Saturday, August 3rd on San Francisco's Treasure Island. Nine bands in total competed for the prize, including UNJUST, TRAGEDY ANDY and THE SICK, while MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB and DEATH ANGEL headlined the event. THOUGHT CRIME's next appearance ...

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MACHINE HEAD Bassist Joins VIO-LENCE For MILWAUKEE METALFEST Set

MACHINE HEAD bassist Adam Duce filled in for regular four-stringer Deen Dell during VIO-LENCE's five-song set at the Milwaukee Metalfest this past weekend. The group's entire set list was as follows: 01. Eternal Nightmare 02. Kill On Command 03. Calling In The Coroner 04. Phobophobia 05. T.D.S. (Take It As You Will) Dell was reportedly ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Return To Studio: The Official Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: POWERMAN 5000 HEADS BACK INTO THE STUDIO WITH NEW RHYTHM SECTION - BASSIST SIGGY SJURSEN AND DRUMMER ADRIAN OST JOIN PLATINUM ROCK BAND LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2002 — "We've had personnel changes before, but the group always survives," says POWERMAN 5000 leader Spider One. "I'm reminded of something Charles Bukowski once ...

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