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MY RUIN's TAIRRIE B: "DINO CAZARES Is A Worthless Piece Of Shit!"

MY RUIN frontwoman Tairrie B, who was previously involved in a romantic relationship with former FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell, has issued a public statement in response to the recent news of FEAR FACTORY's break-up, focusing, in particular, on her well-publicized hatred for ex-FF axeman Dino Cazares. Here is her statement in its entirety: ...

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EXCLUSIVE: DINO CAZARES Speaks Out On FEAR FACTORY Split

Since FEAR FACTORY officially called it quits in early March, very little has been heard from the band themselves, with the four members of the group choosing to each deal with the break-up of this long-running group by immersing themselves in new projects rather than speaking out publicly on what was, by all accounts, a ...

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MANOWAR Single Continues To Climb European Charts

MANOWAR's new single, "Warriors Of The World United", has risen to position #15 on the German single charts during its third week of release, thus breaking the group's own record (set a week earlier) for the highest-ever single chart position for a Nuclear Blast recording artist. The single has also reached position #2 in the ...

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SOILENT GREEN: Recovering!

SOILENT GREEN vocalist Benjamin Falgoust has posted the following message via the group's official web site: "It has been quite an interesting last 5 months. I am sure some of you know about the December 4th, 2001 accident in Washington State during the Extreme Music for Extreme People tour. When we rolled our van and ...

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EMBRAZE Halt Band Activities, Pursue Side Projects

Finland's EMBRAZE have decided to put all band activities on hold for an indefinite period of time due to the group's long-term discontent with their record company, Mastervox Records, and the continuous delays in the release of the band's recently-completed third album, entitled Katharsis. Although the members of EMBRAZE will spend the next few months ...

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SEVENDUST: TV Appearances, US Tour Dates Announced

SEVENDUST will perform their new single "Live Again" on CBS's Late Show With David Letterman this Thursday, March 28th, and on NBC's Last Call With Carson Daly next Wednesday, April 3rd. In other news, SEVENDUST are due to headline the fourth Cutty Whiskey Rock the Boat tour, which kicks off on April 3rd and is ...

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PANTERA's PHILIP ANSELMO Denies Break-Up Rumors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ANSELMO DENIES BREAK-UP RUMORS Philip Anselmo issued an unequivocal "F*ck no" to the recent rumors that PANTERA are breaking up. It seemed the rumors kicked up during a press junket for Anselmo and fellow PANTERA bandmember Rex Brown's side project, the band DOWN. "Side projects always start rumors," stated a spokesperson for ...

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Former AMEN Guitarist Officially Joins BLUEBIRD

Former AMEN guitarist Paul Fig has officially joined Los Angeles rock act BLUEBIRD, with whom he recently completed several “amazing” west coast dates alongside NEBULA and DEAD MEADOW. The group are presently in the studio working on their as-yet-untitled sophomore full-length CD, which is scheduled to be released during the summer through Dim Mak Records. ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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TO/DIE/FOR: Is It All Over?

Someone claiming to be Jape Perätalo, the frontman of the acclaimed Finnish act TO/DIE/FOR, has posted a message via the group's official message board announcing the band's imminent split due to “business” reasons and vowing to carry on in a as-yet-unnamed new project together with NEW DAWN FOUNDATION members Juppe and Santtu. After the above-mentioned ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY: Breaking Barriers On "Assembly"

THEATRE OF TRAGEDY drummer Hein Frode Hansen recently commented on the making of the group's upcoming Assembly CD, which is scheduled to be released on March 4th in Europe and April 16th in the US. "While working on our last two records, we have made demos of the keyboards and programming in a studio of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: "Demolition" In Los Angeles

Here is JUDAS PRIEST's set list from their Friday, January 18th performance at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California (second show of their US headlining tour): 01. Metal Gods 02. Heading Out to the Highway 03. Touch of Evil 04. Bloodstained 05. Victim of Changes 06. One on One 07. Running Wild 08. Diamonds ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Brixton DVD Set List Revealed!

Here is the final set list performed by JUDAS PRIEST at their December 19th gig at London's Brixton Academy: 01. Metal Gods 02. Heading Out to the Highway 03. Grinder 04. Touch Of Evil 05. Bloodstained 06. Victim Of Changes 07. The Sentinel 08. One On One 09. Running Wild 10. The Ripper 11. Diamonds ...

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DUST TO DUST Part Ways With Sanctuary Records!

DUST TO DUST have parted ways with Sanctuary Records and plan to record and shop a new album within the next couple of months, according to a statement posted at the group's official web site. This may seem as a shock to most who have followed the band from their recent signing about a year ...

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JUDAS PRIEST and HALFORD Plot Their Attack!

JUDAS PRIEST performed an extended set at London's Brixton Academy last night for the filming of an upcoming DVD, which is tentatively scheduled to be issued in late 2002. Among the tracks that PRIEST were scheduled to play were the following: 01. Metal Gods 02. Heading Out To The Highway 03. Grinder 04. Touch Of ...

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Morning Star - ENTOMBED

In spite of my reservations about ENTOMBED's last offering, 2000's Uprising, it's difficult not to have a great deal of respect for the five Swedes that continue to churn out their own brand of death-ish rock'n'roll roughly a decade and a half after their inception. Seemingly oblivious to the outside trends, ENTOMBED have clearly ...

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self-titled - FULL DEVIL JACKET

At a time when most of the up-and-coming heavy rock acts appear to be derived from the KORN / LIMP BIZKIT school of songwriting, it is truly refreshing to come across a band that is modern sounding yet doesn't succumb to the idea that one must incoprorate hip hop infuences into its style in order ...

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Ad Astra - SPIRITUAL BEGGARS

Led by former CARCASS / current ARCH ENEMY six-stringer Mike Amott, Sweden's SPIRITUAL BEGGARS have been making critically-acclaimed, SABBATH-inspired "stoner rock" albums for about half a decade so far, and their songwriting skills are rapidly improving with each successive release, as clearly evidenced by their third—and finest—full-length CD to date. Much to the band's credit, ...

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Archive News Dec 06, 2001

The “MAJOR announcement” regarding the band's guitarist search that LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst had promised to make via his appearance by phone on yesterday's Total Request Live had turned out to be not much of an announcement at all. Besides plugging the group's new remix album, entitled New Old Songs, Durst ...

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Archive News Nov 29, 2001

Despite having just joined the ranks of Canada's ANNIHILATOR, former NEVERMORE axeman Curran Murphy has no intention of leaving his longtime outfit AGGRESSION CORE, which is currently in the process of recording its sophomore CD, according to a statement sent by the guitarist to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The upcoming CD, entitled Victim Or Enemy ...

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Archive News Nov 23, 2001

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR will be recording a live CD and DVD on their upcoming European tour, according to an official statement posted at the group's web site. The album will reportedly include 24 songs from all periods of KREATOR's history, while the DVD will contain one professionally-recorded, full-length live concert, as ...

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Archive News Nov 08, 2001

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has posted the following update on the band's activities at the group's official web site at www.ravenlunatics.com: “Hi!! It's been a while. Sorry to have been out of it for a while, but a lot has been happening behind the scenes... [Guitarist] Mark [Gallagher] &amp I were over ...

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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 01, 2001

Correction: ANTHRAX will now appear on the Late Night With Jay Leno show on Friday, November 2nd. Although details are sketchy at the moment, ANTHRAX's appearance is said to involve a previously-taped skit that will be aired via video. In related news, former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has just signed to Metal ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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