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CANDLEMASS Reunite, Prepare To Record New Studio Album

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have reconsidered their decision to split up and are headed into the studio to record a new album, tentatively due next summer. The band — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — are scheduled to begin recording the album ...

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MACHINE HEAD's FLYNN Slams ARCH ENEMY Singer: Your Band Will Pay For Your Big Fuckin' Mouth

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has slammed ARCH ENEMY singer Angela Gossow for stating in a recent interview that MACHINE HEAD "unprofessionally" handled ARCH ENEMY's last-minute cancellation of their spring 2004 U.S. tour with MACHINE HEAD. Speaking to Holland's Lords of Metal webzine, Gossow recently stated about the tour's cancellation, "I was surprised ...

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Bassist STEVE DIGIORGIO Joins SEBASTIAN BACH

Bassist extraordinaire Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, ex-DEATH, ICED EARTH) has officially joined former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach's touring band. "Yes it's true," Sebastian writes on his web site. "I am now finalizing the heaviest lineup I have ever played with on a stage at any time in my 20-year career. Joining the band on ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'I Never Said I Was Quitting VAN HALEN'

VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar has rejected Internet rumors that he is about to leave the band and re-focus all his time and effort on his solo career. Writing to his official web site, Sammy said, "Listen here, all these crazy rumors flying around cyberspace are that. Plain and simple, I never said I was ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Talks About New Album

BEHEMOTH frontman Nergal recently spoke to the U.K.'s Live 4 Metal webzine about the group's latest CD, "Demigod", and tours past and present. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Live 4 Metal: The album is out on Regain in Europe and will be out on Olympic in the U.S., as well as various ...

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KITTIE Frontwoman: 'Our Albums Speak For Themselves'

The Western Courier's "The Edge" recently spoke with KITTIE frontwoman Morgan Lander about the band's "Metal Movement Tour", its origins, and the current state of heavy metal. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Edge: You guys are on the "Metal Movement" tour right now with OTEP and CRISIS. How did the idea for this tour ...

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SLIPKNOT, CRADLE OF FILTH, CHIMAIRA Share Their Halloween Flick Picks

What will you be listening to/watching this Halloween? Several Roadrunner recording artists shared their Halloween 2004 picks: Corey Taylor, SLIPKNOT: "How much time you got? Mine would be a toss-up between the original 'Psycho' (1960) and probably 'Chainsaw'. But a classic, dude, is the first 'Halloween' (1978). It's so fuckin' brutally spooky. On a personal ...

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MAROON Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

East Germany's vegan straight-edge quintet MAROON has inked a deal with Century Media Records. MAROON have a reputation as one of Europe's busiest and energetic live bands, thanks to the numerous shows they played during the past six years of their existence (and more than 60 just between June and December this year!). For 2004's ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Frontman: 'Almost Every Interview I’ve Done In Last Four Years Was Censored'

Daniel P. Borbolla of APerfectCircle.org recently spoke to A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan about the group's decision to take a more politically active role with their upcoming album of covers, "eMOTIVe". Several excerpts from the interview follow: APerfectCircle.org: I've received many an email from people who are quite annoyed/disappointed that A ...

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'Battle For Ozzfest': More Details Revealed

According to DailyBreeze.com, "Battle for Ozzfest", premiering Monday (Oct. 25) on MTV, represents the Osbournes' attempt to steer Ozzy's career away from TV and back to music, where his long-term legacy lay. In "Battle for Ozzfest", eight metal bands selected from hundreds compete for a coveted main-stage slot on the entire Ozzfest tour ...

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MURDERDOLLS Frontman Signs Solo Deal With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Wednesday 13, of MURDERDOLLS fame, has signed to Roadrunner Records as a solo artist and will be unleashing "Transylvania 90210 – Songs of Death, Dying and the Dead" on the label in early 2005. The band, currently comprised of Wednesday on vocals/guitar, Ghastly on drums, Kid Kid on bass and Pig on guitar, will begin ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Frontman: It's Time To Recharge The Batteries

DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about the Norwegian black metal band's unprecedented commercial success and their participation in this year's Ozzfest festival. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Metal Edge: It must feel good to be considered the No. 1 black metal band in the world today. Shagrath: "Well, of ...

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NINE INCH NAILS Scrap Album Title

NINE INCH NAILS have scrapped "Bleedthrough" as the projected title of their new album. In a posting on the band's official web site, NIN mainman Trent Reznor writes, "'Bleedthrough' is no more. As the songs and concepts matured, the focus and theme of the album shifted somewhat — leaving me feeling that title was inappropriate. ...

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ENTOMBED: Two DVD Releases On The Way

ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid recently spoke to the U.K.'s Live 4 Metal webzine about the delayed U.S. release of the group's "Inferno" album and the band's Threeman Recordings label, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Live 4 Metal: For those unfamiliar the ENTOMBED label Threeman Recordings, here's your chance for ...

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MORTIIS Says He Wasn't Impressed By His U.K. Chart Success

Earache Records has posted an exclusive interview with Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Q: How has the press treated you this time around? Do you care at this point? Mortiis: "Yes, I care. It's been pretty good treatment this time. They've pretty much been forced into realizing that my ...

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AMEN: New Drummer Speaks Out

AMEN have announced the addition of drummer Joe Letz and guitarist Eric Amblur to the group's ranks. A brand-new posting from Letz on the band's official message board reads as follows: "Hello, everybody. For those who have, thank you for welcoming me. Yes, I am the new drummer for AMEN and my name is Joe ...

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