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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 16, 2001

In the current issue of Billboard magazine, SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (aka Clown #6) explains the reasons behind the group's decision to partner themselves with SYSTEM OF A DOWN for the upcoming The Pledge Of Allegiance Festival, which is presently scheduled to kick off October 1st at Las Vegas' Thomas &amp Mack Center. According to ...

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Archive News May 08, 2001

More words of wisdom from METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's upcoming studio album, which is currently being composed at METALLICA's Northern California rehearsal pad:

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'Here we are about five hours into our day and coming up with some sick ugly new f.cked-up jams. Me, Kirk, ...

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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 May 03, 2001

MACHINE HEAD have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming Supercharger CD, which is due to be mixed shortly for a late summer release. Produced by Johnny K and recorded at Los Angeles Mad Dog and Indigo Ranch studios, Supercharger will contain the following songs (in no particular order):

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01. Bulldozer

02. White Knuckle ...

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Archive News May 01, 2001 - update 1

The full track listing for JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming Demolition opus can finally be revealed. The song titles are as follows (in no particular order):

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01. Machine Man

02. One On One

03. Hell Is Home

04. Feed On Me

05. Jekyll &amp Hyde

06. Devil Digger

07. Close To You

08. Subterfuge

09. Metal ...

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Archive News May 01, 2001 - update 2

The full track listing for JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming Demolition opus can finally be revealed. The song titles are as follows (in no particular order):

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01. Machine Man

02. One On One

03. Hell Is Home

04. Feed On Me

05. Jekyll &amp Hyde

06. Devil Digger

07. Close To You

08. Subterfuge

09. Metal ...

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Archive News Apr 29, 2001

According to an article published in The New York Post, METHODS OF MAYHEM are involved in a legal battle over their name with a Swedish company, who claims that Lee and co. stole their moniker from a disc of sound samples created in 1995, which the Swedes have copyrighted. Both Tommy Lee and his label ...

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Archive News Apr 28, 2001 - update 1

The members of TESTAMENT — including the cancer-stricken vocalist Chuck Billy — were spotted at THE HAUNTED's show at Slim's in San Francisco on Thursday, April 26th. Billy, who was was reportedly in very good spirits, made it clear to everyone that TESTAMENT would continue and that he was confident he would beat the cancer ...

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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 17, 2001

BIOHAZARD and GRAVITY KILLS have both officially signed with Sanctuary Records, according to informed sources.

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BIOHAZARD's upcoming album, Uncivilization, is presently scheduled for a June 25th European release through SPV / Steamhammer Records, and it is expected that Sanctuary will attempt to issue the CD in the US as close to that date as ...

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Archive News Apr 13, 2001 - update 1

SLAYER are currently in the studio mixing their upcoming album, tentatively titled Soundtracks Of The Apocalypse, and are scheduled to complete the mixing process on April 20th, according to the group's publicist. The Matt Hyde-produced CD is due for release through American / Columbia Records on July 3rd.


Japan's LOUDNESS will reportedly be issuing ...

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Archive News Apr 11, 2001 - update 1

METALLICA are preparing to begin work on their next studio album and will not necessarily be taking time out to find a new bass player before recording the upcoming opus, which is not due until sometime in 2002.

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'Obviously before we play any shows, we're gonna need someone playing bass,' ...

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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 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 Apr 07, 2001

More information has surfaced about METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's unexpected appearance at the GODSMACK concert at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Wednesday night (April 4th). According to an eyewitness account posted on Encyclopedia Metallica, “At the end [of the regular set], when GODSMACK left, all the fans were still on their feet, requesting an ...

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Archive News Apr 06, 2001 - update 1

In an online chat with Australia's Radio Undercover, KISS' Gene Simmons revealed that KISS would be performing at Moscow's Red Square for the first time in front of 200,000 people later in the year. According to Simmons, “we're just going there by ourselves and the government is already making some noise over there about the ...

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Archive News Apr 03, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted made his first 'official' public appearance since leaving the group on Sunday, April 1st when he took the stage at Ashkenaz in Berkeley, California with the MOSS BROTHERS, 12-year-old Reuben and 15-year-old Evan, to perform a number of songs from the MOSS BROTHERS debut CD and the upcoming follow-up effort, ...

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Archive News Apr 02, 2001

SEPULTURA have announced the dates for their upcoming European headlining tour, the group's first in support of their just-released Nation CD. Here is how the schedule is shaping up right now:

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May 01 - Berlin, GER @ Columbia-halle&nbsp

May 02 - Hamburg, GER @ Docks Konzerte&nbsp

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Archive News Mar 24, 2001 - update 1

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will be performing an entire set with the MOSS BROTHERS at Ashkenaz, San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, California on Sunday, April 1st at 2:00 PM, according to the official web site for the MOSS BROTHERS. Newsted played bass on the MOSS BROTHERS' second CD, to be released next month, and ...

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Archive News Mar 22, 2001 - update 2

For anyone that's interested, photos taken at the so-called 'St. Patrick's Day Jam', featuring former FLOODGATE / EXHORDER vocalist Kyle Thomas, CROWBAR / DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein, and ex-CROWBAR drummer Craig Nunenmacher, which took place at Pat's Pub in Fat City, Lousiana on Saturday, March 17th, have been posted at this location.


H2O's ...

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Archive News Mar 21, 2001 - update 1

Ultra-talented Canadian madman Devin Townsend (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, OCEAN MACHINE, PHYSICIST) has posted the following update on the progress of his TERRIA project, which is presently being recorded in Vancouver and is tentatively scheduled for release in the fall.

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'Update time! Man, it's been kind of stupid around here in terms ...

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Archive News Mar 20, 2001 - update 2

Germany's DESTRUCTION are continuing their world tour in support of the All Hell Breaks Loose release while preparing to return to The Abyss Studio in Sweden to begin recording the album's follow-up (which will tentatively take place during April). DESTRUCTION were also recently confirmed as the main support act on the upcoming DIMMU BORGIR European ...

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Archive News Mar 19, 2001

In what has to be one of the more bizarre pairings we have heard about in quite some time, Sweden's ENTOMBED have apparently agreed to put on a string of performances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm as part of a show called Unreal Estate, with the band doing a 45-minute set of brand ...

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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 13, 2001 - update 1

New York's reunited MERAUDER (featuring ex-ILL NINO vocalist Jorge Rosado) have entered Billy Milano's Big Blue Meanie Studio in New Jersey to record their long-awaited third album, tentatively titled Spiritual Assassins. According to guitarist Anthony, the musical direction of the new material represents a bit of a departure for the band, with some of the ...

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Archive News Mar 13, 2001 - update 2

The fourth installment of the Fuck The Commerce festival will be taking place between May 24th and May 26th in Neiden, Holland. The following bands are confirmed so far:

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CRYPTOPSY (Can)

EXHUMED (US)

REGURGITATE (Swe)

C.S.S.O. (Jap)

SKINLESS (US)

DEFLESHED (Swe)

DESASTER (Ger)

CENTINEX (Swe)

HOUWITSER (NL)

GROINCHURN (RSA)

BELPHEGOR (A)

CRIPPLE BASTARDS (Ita)

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Archive News Mar 08, 2001 - update 2

TAPROOT are tentatively set to take some time off in April/May to continue writing new material for their next album, which they hope to begin recording shortly after their Ozzfest stint ends later in the summer. Among the tracks set to appear on TAPROOT's sophomore offering for Velvet Hammer / Atlantic Records is 'Poem To ...

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