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Former DEPSWA, Current <151> Members Join Forces In New Group

Former DEPSWA drummer Colin Torres and TRAK 13 vocalist Jeff Zazueta have joined forces with members of Southern California's in an as-yet-unnamed new project. The quintet will enter an Orange County studio this week to begin work on a three-song demo with manager/producer Thom Hazaert (CHIMAIRA, SW1TCHED, ERASE THE GREY, DEPSWA) at the helm. ...

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CHARGER Ink Deal With PEACEVILLE RECORDS

Britain's CHARGER have reportedly inked a deal with Peaceville Records for the release of their debut full-length album, which is currently being recorded at Mighty Atom Studios in Swansea, Wales with legendary producer Billy Anderson (CLUTCH, BRUTAL TRUTH, ORANGE GOBLIN, NEUROSIS, SLEEP). Currently untitled, the long-awaited follow-up to 2000's The Foul Year Of Our Lord ...

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CHARGER Commence Recording Full-Length Debut

Britain's CHARGER have begun recording their debut full-length album at Mighty Atom Studios in Swansea, Wales with legendary producer Billy Anderson (CLUTCH, BRUTAL TRUTH, ORANGE GOBLIN, NEUROSIS, SLEEP). Currently untitled, the long-awaited follow-up to 2000's The Foul Year Of Our Lord will be released in early spring 2003. ...

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THOR Announces North American Dates

The "mighty" THOR has announced the following North American dates in support of his brand new 12th studio album, entitled Triumphant: Sep. 19 - Thunder Bay, Ontario, CAN @ The Apollo Sep. 20 - Sault St. Marie, Ontario, CAN @ Foggy Notions Sep. 21 - Sudbury, Ontario, CAN @ The Townhouse Sep. 24 - Quebec ...

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MACABRE Want Your Children

On Wednesday, September 18th, MACABRE will be conducting a photo shoot for their debut recordings release of their acoustic campfire songs and are looking for children to sit around the campfire with Corporate Death (lead guitar/lead vocals) and Nefarious (bass/backing vocals). The campground is in Romeoville, Illinois and the shoot will take place one hour ...

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MORROWFEST Shows Raise £9,000 For Late IRON MONKEY Frontman

The Morrowfest shows — held last month in tribute to the late IRON MONKEY frontman Johnny Morrow — have raised £9,000 (approximately $14,000). Two shows were held in London and Nottingham and featured EYEHATEGOD, ORANGE GOBLIN, DUKES OF NOTHING, BLACKROCK, -(16)-, CHARGER, THE BLUEPRINT, DAILO, TAINT, MURDER ONE, HELVIS, BLACKEYE RIOT, MISTRESS, THE LAST DROP, ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN Part With Guitarist

British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN have parted ways with guitarist Pete O'Malley, who left the group in order to pursue other projects, including his artwork (which can be seen at this location). The band will continue as a four-piece and have no plans to seek a replacement for O'Malley. ORANGE GOBLIN's next show will ...

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AC/DC Frontman's "Helen Of Troy" Musical Gets Postponed

Helen of Troy, the much-anticipated collaboration between AC/DC singer Brian Johnson and the Sarasota Ballet has been postponed until November, with a production of Swan Lake replacing the show during its originally-announced late March slot. According to the Sarasota Herald Tribune, the ballet has cited fund-raising problems for the postponement of the $1.2 million production, ...

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SHIVA Ink Deal With CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records has signed Orange County, California-based SHIVA. Formed out of the ashes of cult atmospheric metalists MINDROT, SHIVA are said to be making "unconventional music for a conventional world, writing heavy, pulsating, ethereal songs that are unique to the current heavy music scene," according to an official press release. "This diversity has landed ...

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ENEMYMAKER888 Confirmed For UK's BLOODSTOCK 2002 Festival

Britain's ENEMYMAKER888 (formerly RAINMAKER888) have been added to the line-up of performers scheduled to appear at this year's Bloodstock festival, which is scheduled to be held at the Assembly Rooms in Derby on Saturday, August 31st. Described as "a heavy mix of SABBATH, C.O.C., and NWOBHM," the band have previously supported the likes of ZAKK ...

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LYZANXIA To Issue "Mindcrimes" In October

French thrashers LYZANXIA will release their third full-length CD, entitled Mindcrimes, in Japan on October 2nd through King Records. This version will include two bonus tracks: "COG" and "Endless Sphere". A European release through Trepan Records is expected a short time later. As previously reported, Mindcrimes was recorded at Backstage Studio in Lyon with producers ...

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SEPTIC FLESH Complete Work On "Sumerian Daemons"

Greece's SEPTIC FLESH have completed work on their new album, entitled Sumerian Daemons, with producer Fredrik Nordström (i.e. HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR, etc.) at Gothenburg's Studio Fredman for an October release through Hammerheart Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the 13-song effort are the following: 01. Red Code Cult 02. ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Continues Work On Solo Debut

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin is continuing to lay down vocals to his long-awaited solo offering, entitled Threatcon Delta, at California's Jet City Studios for a late 2002 release through Metal Mayhem Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the forthcoming CD are the following: 01. Blue Screen of Death 02. Welcome to the ...

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LYZANXIA Complete Work On "Mindcrimes"

French thrashers LYZANXIA have completed work on their third full-length CD, entitled Mindcrimes, at Backstage Studio in Lyon with producers Fredrik Nordström (i.e. HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR, etc.) and Don Romano 666. Mixed by Nordström and Patrick J at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, the album's full track listing is as follows: ...

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Former VENOM/CARCASS Guitarist Launches House-Cleaning Sale

Guitarist Mike Hickey, known for his work with VENOM, CARCASS, CATHEDRAL and CRONOS, is selling a bunch of guitars to anyone willing to cough up the right amount of cash. Among the items for sale are the following: - 1948 Gibson L-7,sunburst,ohsc,near mint $3,000 - 1965 Gibson ES-330,sunburst,ossc & hsc, near-mint $2,000 - 1952 Gibson ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: New Guitarist Found?

LIMP BIZKIT have finalized a new guitarist to replace Wes Borland, according to Shoutweb. Although no official announcement has yet been made, recent unconfirmed reports suggest that former SNOT guitarist Mike Smith has been selected as Borland's replacement. Smith had previously worked with SNOT (as a replacement for Sonny Mayo in 1998), theSTART ...

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FILTER Looking For Extras To Appear In New Video

FILTER will shoot a video for the track "Where Do We Go From Here", the first single from the group's upcoming The Amalgamut CD, on Saturday, April 27th, and they are looking for authentic FILTER fans to participate all ethnicities are welcome as long as you are hip, cool and way into FILTER, according to ...

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DUKES OF NOTHING Embark On European Tour

Britain's DUKES OF NOTHING, featuring former and current members of IRON MONKEY, ORANGE GOBLIN and ACRIMONY, have lined up the following dates during April/May: Apr. 22 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tut's Apr. 23 – Leicester, UK @ Charlotte Apr. 24 – Leeds, UK @ Bassment Apr. 25 – Sheffield, UK @ Uni Apr. 26 ...

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TIAMAT Drummer Gets Busy With Side Projects

TIAMAT drummer Lars Skld has finished mixing the new DOUBLEPARK album entitled Orange Drive to Seer Street, which is due to be released shortly. Skld also makes an appearance on the new SAFARI SEASON CD, entitled The Sound Of The Sun. DOUBLE PARK's Orange Drive to Seer Street is a solo effort from singer Johan ...

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BUSH Get HELMET Assistance During US Tour

BUSH are currently touring the States with HELMET/ORANGE 9MM guitarist Chris Traynor filling in for Nigel Pulsford, who decided to stay home with his pregnant wife. Meanwhile, frontman Gavin Rossdale recently filmed an episode of The Chris Isaak Show and is reportedly planning a solo album. ...

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ELEGY Complete Work On "Principles Of Pain"

Holland's ELEGY have completed work on their ninth studio CD, entitled Principles of Pain, at Madrid's Sonora Studios for an April 29th Japanese release through Maquee Records and a May release through Locomotive Music in the rest of the world. Produced by frontman Ian Parry, the album's full track listing is as follows: 01. Under ...

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New BLUE MURDER Album On The Way?

Legendary THIN LIZZY/ex-WHITESNAKE axeman John Sykes has been quietly recording a new BLUE MURDER CD (the group's third) with the help of Los Angeles-based drummer Aaron Fat Beat Rossi, according to a statement on Rossi's homepage at this location. John spotted me playing at the Key Club in Hollywood with my fellow band ...

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MISDEMEANOR Set Release Date For Debut CD

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR will release their long-awaited self-titled debut CD through ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid's Muse Entity label (via an affiliation with GMR Music) on April 8th. In the meantime, you can download clips of three cuts from the album—“Parashoot”, “Let Me Know” and “The Beer Hunter”—from this location. MISDEMEANOR will support ...

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