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JÄGERMEISTER Sponsors OZZFEST For The Fourth Consecutive Year

Continuing what has become one of the best pairings in hard rock history, Jägermeister Liqueur will once again sponsor Ozzfest, the most successful summer fest of all time! The hard-rocking liqueur has been sponsoring up-and-coming bands for the past eight years, and this year's Ozzfest is full of Jägermeister bands who have made a name ...

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SOILWORK To Tour Australia

Sweden's SOILWORK have lined up an Australian tour in September. Support at all dates will come from FRANKENBOK. The details are as follows: Sep. 11 – The Arena – Brisbane, AUS Sep. 12 – The Hi Fi Bar – Melbourne, AUS Sep. 13 – The Gaelic Club – Sydney, AUS Sep. 14 – The Uni ...

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CHIMAIRA Confirmed For OZZFEST's Second Stage

CHIMAIRA have been added to the lineup of bands performing on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest. The group will join the trek on July 31 and will have a rotating slot with all of the other bands on the second stage with the exception of VOIVOD and CRADLE OF FILTH. Prior to their ...

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SOILWORK Announce New Drummer

Sweden's SOILWORK have recruited drummer Richard Evensand (EBONY TEARS, DOG FACED GODS, SORCERER) to replace Henry Ranta, who quit the group last week in order to dedicate more time to his personal life. Check out pictures of Evensand at this location. Richard made his live debut with the group at this past weekend's ...

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SPINESHANK Cancel European Tour

SPINESHANK have been forced to pull out of their European tour with CHIMAIRA after a bereavement in one member's family. A statement issued by their record label, Roadrunner, reads as follows: "One of the members of SPINESHANK is currently suffering bereavement due to the loss of a close family member, thus necessitating the cancellation of ...

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CHIMAIRA's Video Set Goes Up In Flames

Cleveland, Ohio's CHIMAIRA met with misfortune earlier this week when the Los Angeles studio where they were about to shoot the video for their upcoming single "Down Again" caught fire. The video was to feature the band playing inside a giant mass of gauze, but before shooting could begin, the gauze ignited and the flames ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL: Lineup Announced!

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MESHUGGAH, THE HAUNTED, SUFFOCATION and LAMB OF GOD are among the artists scheduled to appear at this year's New England Metal And Hardcore Festival, set to take place on May 16-17 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. The compete lineup for the fesatival is as follows: Friday, May 16 (3:00 p.m. doors): OPETH ...

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CHIMAIRA Hire COLIN RICHARDSON To Mix New Album

CHIMAIRA have hired veteran producer Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, NAPALM DEATH) to mix their new album, "The Impossibility of Reason". A tentative April 29 release through Roadrunner Records is expected. The following 14 tracks were laid down during the recording sessions for the album: 01. Cleansation 02. The Impossibility Of Reason 03. Pictures ...

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CHIMAIRA Set Release Date For Sophomore CD

CHIMAIRA have set Apr. 15, 2003 as the tentative release date through Roadrunner Records of the group's sophomore album, "The Impossibility Of Reason". The band are set to begin recording the CD at Cleveland's Spider Studios on Nov. 25 with SW1TCHED's Ben Schigel at the production helm. ...

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CHIMAIRA Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

CHIMAIRA will start recording their new album, "The Impossibility Of Reason" on Nov. 25 at Spider Studios in Cleveland, Ohio with producer/frontman of SW1TCHED, Ben Schigel. Ben was responsible for producing the band's EP, "This Present Darkness", three years ago. Commented CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter: "Working with Ben is what this band needs. We get ...

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SLAYER Guitarist Reveals His Favorite New Band

In this month's issue of Guitar World magazine, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King offered this ringing endorsement of his "favorite new band," Cleveland's CHIMAIRA: "They are my favorite new band, they're entertaining, which a lot of bands aren't. To me there's more than just standing on stage and playing your instrument. That's boring — you've gotta ...

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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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CHIMAIRA Prepare New CD, Pursue Side Projects

Cleveland, Ohio's CHIMAIRA have set The Impossibility Of Reason as the tentative title of their upcoming CD, which is scheduled to be recorded in the fall for an early 2003 release through Roadrunner Records. Among the tracks set to be included on the effort are the following: 01. Cleansation 02. Awakening 03. The Dehumanizing Process ...

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DROWNING POOL Singer Found Dead

DROWNING POOL singer Dave Williams was found dead on the band's tour bus Wednesday afternoon (August 14th), according to a spokesperson for the group. He was 30 years old. The Dallas quartet was on tour with Ozzfest when Williams' body was discovered. Ozzfest had played the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, on Tuesday. ...

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UPDATE: PRONG To Rejoin DANZIG Tour In Cincinnati

Despite previous reports to the contrary, PRONG will be finishing off the remainder of the DANZIG North American tour beginning with tomorrow night's performance at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio, the band's manager, Paul D. Spriggs of Novi Entertainment L.L.C., has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although PRONG had taken several days off following Friday night's show in ...

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PRONG Kicked Off DANZIG Tour, CHIMAIRA Added

CHIMAIRA have been added to the ongoing DANZIG US tour starting with tomorrow's date at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio. According to an official statement from the group, "the former direct support band [i.e. PRONG] was kicked off the tour, and we were asked to pick up the slot. After this tour ends we will be ...

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UNJUST Get Added To CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS

UNJUST have been added to the California Music Awards on April 27th in Oakland, CA. The band join PAPA ROACH, SAMMY HAGAR, SMASH MOUTH, BOB WEIR, JOE SATRIANI, THE K.G.B. & MIXMASTER MIKE as performers. UNJUST recently won the California Music Awards Rising Star Showcase, sponsored by Live 105 and Guitar Center, to win ...

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MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC Dates Announced

The Gods Of War tour, featuring MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC and HAVOCHATE, will hit the following North American cities during the coming weeks: Apr. 27 - The Trocadero Theater - Philadelphia, PA Apr. 28 - M (formerly The Metropol) - Pittsburgh, PA Apr. 29 - Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH May 01 - The Emerson ...

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HEMLOCK Dates Announced

Las Vegas' HEMLOCK, whose Pigeon Holed CD was produced by SOULFLY guitarist Mike Doling (ex-SNOT), have lined up the following gigs during coming weeks: Apr. 05 - Bull Pen - Bakersfield CA Apr. 06 - The Fort - Taft, CA Apr. 11 - The Palace - Hollywood, CA (Jagermeister Tour) Apr. 12 - Cajun House ...

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Archive News Nov 12, 2001

NEVERMORE have dismissed as “totally false” the statement issued by the group's record company, Century Media Records, on Thursday, October 8th that indicated that the band had withdrawn from the five-date east coast/midwest tour with OVERKILL (which was scheduled to run from November 25th through December 2nd) in order to begin work ...

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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to have been jamming with ...

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Archive News Oct 26, 2001

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have officially confirmed the departure of drummer Sven Vormann, a move that was first reported here back on October 22nd. A replacement skinsman has already been found, but his identity has yet to be revealed. More details will be forthcoming in the next few days.


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Archive News Sep 07, 2001

It's official!!! As first reported here on June 30th (another BLABBERMOUTH.NET worldwide exclusive that we have to pat ourselves on the back for), VOIVOD have finally confirmed the return of original vocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger) and addition of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted to the group's current recording line-up, which is completed by ...

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Archive News Aug 28, 2001

Here are the tentative dates for the forthcoming Roadrunner RoadRage tour, which is schedule to feature FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, CHIMAIRA and ILL NINO:

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Sept. 19 - Fargo, ND - Playmaker's Pavillion

Sept. 21 - Rockford, IL - Times Theater

Sept. 22 - Green Bay, WI ...

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Archive News Aug 23, 2001

The revamped SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger (formerly of SOLINGER), have nearly completed work on their upcoming CD, tentatively titled Thick Is The Skin, which is due to be released through an as-yet-undetermined label later in the year. Apparently, several songs have yet to be mixed and other packaging-related issues have to ...

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