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CARNAL FORGE Finalize Track Listing For 'The More You Suffer…'

Sweden's CARNAL FORGE have set "The More You Suffer…" as the title for their fourth full-length album, which was recently tracked at Studio Underground and Black Lounge studios for an early 2003 release through Century Media Records. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Divine Killing Breed Machine 02. Deep Rivers ...

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SLIPKNOT In Talks With RICK RUBIN To Produce Next CD

SLIPKNOT are in talks with Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER) to produce the band's next studio album, tentatively due in late 2003. It is not presently clear if Rubin has officially agreed to helm the project, which would mark the group's first studio collaboration with someone other than Ross ...

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Through The Storm - RIOT

Tipton/Downing. Murray/Smith. Shermann/Denner. You with me here? Let me add to that list the fourth-best metal guitar duo of all time: Reale/Flyntz. But like RIOT in general, they have yet to receive the same level of recognition as the others (except in Japan!). Despite this, RIOT continues to release album after album of quality metal, ...

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SKINLESS Part With Drummer, Seek Replacement

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have parted ways with drummer George Torres, who left the group "due to personal reasons," according to the band's official web site. "Bob Beaulac will continue to fulfill obligations of the band until a replacement is found. We thank Bob for always being there for SKINLESS and consistently demonstrating his ...

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MESHUGGAH Breaking New Ground With 'Nothing'

MESHUGGAH recently became the first band in the history of Nuclear Blast Records to crack the Billboard Top 200, landing at #165 with their latest effort, Nothing. They also secured spots on a few other Billboard charts including #30 on the Hard Music chart, #9 at the Core Hard Music stores and #6 on the ...

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AEROSMITH's TOM HAMILTON Speaks Out On Upcoming 'Blues' Album

AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton has told Billboard.com that the group's next studio album will be a back-to-basics affair that will challenge its members and, they hope, inspire longtime fans. "We're going to delve back into our musical roots and try recording some blues songs and maybe some blues-based rock riffs," said Hamilton. "So, everybody is ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Threatens Interviewer Over "Gay" Comment

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde snapped during an interview with St. Louis DJ Guy Favazz (of KSHE-95 Real Rock Radio) on Monday, August 19th after being asked about the rumors of baseball superstar Mike Piazza (Zakk's "best friend" and Godfather of one of his children) being gay. The following is Favazz's account of ...

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Ex-FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Produces New E-RACE Demo

Taft, California-based E-RACE (i.e. ELECTRONIC RACE) recently completed work on a new four-song demo, entitled The Electronic Race, with former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares in the producer's chair. The effort was tracked at Plan-A Studios in Los Angeles, California and was co-produced and engineered by PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC frontman Roman Marisak. At present, the ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Breaking New Records

GUNS N' ROSES, who opened their Chinese Democracy Tour in Hong Kong last week to rave reviews, broke both festival attendance records and venue capacities at whilst headlining Tokyo's Chiba Marine Stadium (35,000 plus) and Osaka's WTC Open-air stadium (25,000 plus) for Japan's Summer Sonic Festival, according to a statement posted on the group's official ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Speak Out On New Album, Dysfunctional Relationships

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has been busy working on the group's forthcoming studio CD with bandmates Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass) and "everything is going very well," according to a posting from Rockenfield on his official web site. "Michael, Eddie and myself have been working extremely hard, and things are sounding great!!!! [Vocalist] ...

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AMONG THIEVES To Enter Studio With MICHAEL BARBIERO

New York's AMONG THIEVES, featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and ex-AGNOSTIC FRONT drummer Will Shepler, will enter Water Music studio in Hoboken, New Jersey during September to record a three-song demo with legendary producer Michael Barbiero (i.e. METALLICA, GUNS 'N ROSES, BLUES TRAVELER, LIFE OF AGONY, LOSTPROPHETS). The cuts set to be ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Tribute CD: "A Tribute To The Priest"

On September 9th, Nuclear Blast Records will be issuing a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album, entitled A Tribute To The Priest. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows (in no particular order): 01. ANNIHILATOR - "Hell Bent For Leather" 02. PRIMAL FEAR - "Metal Gods" 03. WITCHERY - "Riding On The ...

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' ANTHONY KIEDIS Gives It Away

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Meet Ardasha Benjamin, the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' No. 1 fan. When the band played Ellis Island last week, Benjamin managed to get backstage and remind frontman Anthony Kiedis that they'd once met in Seattle. The next morning, the 18-year-old model/actress from Brooklyn ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Breaks Silence On Split With Wife

VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen has broken his silence over his recently-announced split with wife Valerie Bertinelli in the current issue of People magazine (dated July 22, 2002), which features a small photo of Bertinelli on the cover. "We're friends," the 47-year-old guitarist told the magazine. "We love each other. We're just separated. I ...

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RAYMOND HERRERA: Life After FEAR FACTORY

Ex-FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera has spoken to Britain's Rock Sound magazine about life after FEAR FACTORY. "I'm very excited about the future," the drummer told the magazine. "There are so many avenues I can go down now that I'm no longer concentrating on FEAR FACTORY." These avenues have resulted in a workload ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: The Toledo, Ohio Set List

JUDAS PRIEST performed the following set during their US tour-opening show on Friday, July 5th at The Hard Hat Concert Hall in Toledo, Ohio: 01. Bloodsuckers 02. Metal Gods 03. The Sentinel 04. Blood Stained 05. One on One 06. Victim of Changes 07. Devil's Child 08. Diamonds and Rust 09. Exciter 10. Hell is ...

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VIRGOS: "We Are Not Breaking Up"

Birmingham, Alabama's VIRGOS (formerly VIRGOS MERLOT) have issued a statement denying that they have split following the less-than-spectacular reception given to their recently-released second album, entitled The Path of Least Resistance. Here is the group's message in its entirety: "From the release of the record, to the great shows we played with CREED, and the ...

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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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