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CRYSTAL BALL To Issue Nuclear Blast Debut In June

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL are hard at work on their latest full-length effort, entitled Virtual Empire, with producer Tommy Newton (i.e. HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, VICTORY, ELEGY, ARK, TEN, etc.) at Area 51 Studios near Hannover, Germany. Currently in the mixing stage, the follow-up to 2000's Hard Impact is tentatively scheduled to be released through the ...

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THE CROWN Announce Tentative US Dates

Sweden's THE CROWN, featuring former AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg, have announced the tentative dates for their upcoming US headlining tour, which will also include an appearance by Victory Records recording artists DARKEST HOUR and Prosthetic Records' ALL THAT REMAINS (featuring former members of SHADOWS FALL). The unconfirmed details are as follows: Apr. 05 ...

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RATT Win Court Battle Over Name Ownership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RATT lead guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer won the battle over ownership of the name "RATT" in a landslide court victory in the Lost Angeles Superior Court on February 6, 2002. Judge David Workman dismissed former lead singer Stephen Pearcy's claims for trademark infringement, unfair competition, defamation, misappropriation of corporate ...

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Renegade - HAMMERFALL

Widely credited for having spearheaded the current traditional metal resurgence in Europe, Sweden's HAMMERFALL have always fallen a bit short of the mark to these ears, boasting a sound that is neither innovative nor particularly convincing, with many of their songs coming across like poor second-rate imitations of early HELLOWEEN.

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Nov 02, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 5th, and subsequently denied (falsely) by none other than Mayorga himself (see news for October 9th, 2001), SOULFLY have enlisted former skinsman Roy Mayorga to replace the recently-departed Joe Nunez. The newly revamped group are currently at Phoenix, Arizona's (Brill Street) Chaton Studios recording their third ...

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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 Aug 27, 2001 - update 1

Based on recent “off the record” statements made by drummer Michel Langevin (aka Away), the current incarnation of VOIVOD—which includes Langevin, guitarist Denis D'Amour (aka Piggy), and returning frontman Denis Belanger (aka Snake)—will take up to a year composing material for the group's upcoming studio album and will likely complete most of the initial ...

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Archive News Aug 14, 2001

Amid industry rumblings indicating that over half a million finished CDs of POWERMAN 5000's Anyone For Doomsday? CD had to be destroyed as the band were sent back into the studio to write more material with “outside writers” to be included on the revised version of the album when it appears in early 2002, ...

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Archive News Jul 24, 2001

SEPULTURA have issued an official statement regarding the article that appeared in this week's issue of the Brazilian magazine Veja, in which the story's author, Sergio Martins, all but dismissed the group as a band on its 'last legs' following SEPULTURA's recent split with longtime label Roadrunner Records (as reported here yesterday). Here ...

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Archive News Jul 11, 2001

ANTHRAX have announced plans to record a live album at the October 3rd Chicago stop on their upcoming US tour as the support act for JUDAS PRIEST for a late November release through Beyond/BMG Records. According to guitarist Scott Ian, “We've heard your prayers and are answering them. So many of you have ...

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Archive News May 30, 2001

The 'I'm-talking-out-of-my-ass' quote of the day once again belongs to SLIPKNOT percussionist The Clown (aka Shawn Crahan), who inadvertently implied in a BBC interview that the third SLIPKNOT CD would not come out for another ten years: 'What people need to understand is we are always about ten years ahead of ourselves. I'm already thinking ...

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Archive News May 14, 2001

In a recent interview with the UK's Kerrang! magazine, POWERMAN 5000 vocalist Spider talked about the musical and lyrical content of the group's forthcoming studio album, provisionally titled Anyone For Doomsday?, which is tentatively scheduled for a July 17th release through Dreamworks Records. Here are a few select quotes from the article:

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Archive News Mar 27, 2001 - update 2

Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE will perform the following gigs in the USA during April:

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April 21 - Baltimore MD @ Hal Daddy's&nbsp (w/PESSIMIST)

April 26 - Pittsburgh PA @ Millvale Theater (w/PESSIMIST)

April 27 - Lorain OH @ The Flying Machine (Deathfest)

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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.


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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 20, 2001 - update 1

Contrary to previous reports indicating that ex-UNDER / VICE six-stringer and former MACHINE HEAD guitar tech Jack Cargile had landed the SKINLAB guitarist slot left vacant by the recently-departed Scott Sergeant, it now appears that SKINLAB are in fact still searching for a permanent replacement. Interested parties can write to: skinlabguitarsearch@hotmail.com.


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Archive News Mar 16, 2001 - update 2

SATANIC SLAUGHTER have been confirmed for the Dist 2001 Festival, taking place July 20th and July 21st in Sweden. The band will also be performing at the Party.San Open Air Festival, which is scheduled to take place August 9-11 in Germany.


Japan's SIGH have completed work on their new album, Imaginary Sonicscape, for release ...

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Archive News Mar 08, 2001 - update 1

Texas' progressive metal gods WATCHTOWER will be releasing a CD of 'unreleased demos' through Monster Records. The album will include amazing unheard recordings from 'the boss tapes', the 'control demos', as well as unreleased material from before Energetic Disassembly was even a concept, or title, for the first WATCHTOWER release. All contributions for this project ...

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