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Report: Death Metal Comes Alive

Sean Piccoli of Sun-Sentinel.com reports that Brian Woody was by his own account a kid in a foul mood — an uprooted child of divorce living with his mother and sharing a bedroom with his brother. One day in those cramped environs he noticed a cassette tape lying on his brother's bed. He put it ...

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SLAYER: 'Apocalypse' Packaging Previewed

SLAYER fan site SlayerSaves.com has posted a "sneak peek" at the packaging for the group's "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" box set, which is set to be officially released tomorrow (Nov. 25) through American Recordings/Ume. Check it out here. As previously reported, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every SLAYER album since 1986, ...

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Thrash Documentary To Be Made Available On DVD

"Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, is scheduled to be completed in early 2004. An expanded DVD version with "tons" of bonus footage is in the works for late 2004. As previously reported, METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, VOIVOD, KREATOR, ...

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SLAYER To Sign Copies Of Box Set At San Francisco In-Store

SLAYER will be signing copies of their long-awaited "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" box set on Monday night (November 24) at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) at Tower Records in San Francisco. Here's the store info: Tower Records/Video 2525 Jones Street San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 885-0500 As previously reported, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every ...

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Newspaper: MÖTLEY CRÜE To Headline SWEDEN ROCK 2004

The Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet is reporting in its Nov. 16 print edition that MÖTLEY CRÜE will be headlining next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival (as first predicted here last week), set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The article goes on to state that the event organizers are ...

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CELTIC FROST Members To Guest On HATESEX EP

Martin Ain and Erol Unala of Swiss metal legends CELTIC FROST will be making a guest appearance on the upcoming EP from Los Angeles-based goth/death rock band HATESEX. Ain has reportedly contributed vocals to HATESEX's gothic/industrial version of the SLAYER classic "Black Magic", to be released before the end of the year. HATESEX is the ...

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'Howard Stern' Producer: Did SLAYER Predict Events Of 9/11?

KC (Kyle Casey) Armstrong, associate producer for the "Howard Stern Show", made an appearance on today's show to explain his theory that the long-running heavy metal band SLAYER predicted the tragic events of September 11, 2001 on their "God Hates Us All" album, which was released that fateful day. According to a synopsis of today's ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Debut To Be Mixed By ANDY WALLACE

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have officially selected Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SEPULTURA, SLAYER) to mix their debut album, tentatively due in ...

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ARCH ENEMY's MIKE AMOTT: 'Heavy Metal Fans Are Such Bitches'

ARCH ENEMY founder/guitarist Mike Amott recently told Canada's Chart Attack that some fans take their favorite bands so seriously, they end up becoming a bigger pain in the ass than self-important journalists and their mocking questions. "Heavy metal fans are such bitches," he half-joked. "I hate our fans sometimes! They're so adamant about what they ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE In Talks To Play SWEDEN ROCK Festival?

MÖTLEY CRÜE are strongly rumored to be in talks with the organizers of Sweden Rock festival about making an appearance at next year's event, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The first few confirmations for the festival will be announced at the Sweden Rock 2004 kick-off party at Draken in Stockholm ...

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THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY Sign With AMERICAN RECORDS

Sweden's THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY, the band fronted by former REFUSED screamer Dennis Lyxzen, have inked a deal with American Records. Rick Rubin (AUDIOSLAVE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) will produce the group's third full-length album, tentatively due early next year. "I think they're a great live band — they have ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Headline SWEDEN ROCK 2004?

JUDAS PRIEST are rumored to be in talks to headline next year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The first few confirmations for the event will be announced at the Sweden Rock 2004 kick-off party at Draken in Stockholm on November 28. DORO is headlining ...

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SLIPKNOT Re-Launch Web Site

SLIPKNOT have re-launched their official web site. Check it out here. The band are currently working on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Iowa" in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin (AUDIOSLAVE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SLAYER). An early 2004 release through Roadrunner Records is expected. ...

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KREATOR, EXODUS Confirmed For 'Get Thrashed' Documentary

KREATOR and EXODUS are the latest bands confirmed to appear in "Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene. As previously reported, METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, VOIVOD, DISTURBED, SLIPKNOT, KITTIE, DEATH ANGEL and MESHUGGAH are among the other bands covered in ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR: Our New Album Will Surprise People

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the group's as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due in early 2004. The Des Moines, Iowa, metal outfit are currently working on the set in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin (AUDIOSLAVE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SLAYER). "This album is either going ...

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SLAYER: 'Soundtrack To The Apocalypse' Track Listing Revealed!

SLAYER have announced the complete track listing for their long-awaited "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" box set, due on November 25 through American Recordings/Ume. "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every SLAYER album since 1986, soundtrack cuts, Japan-only tracks, more than a dozen rarities, and a DVD of live performances spanning 20 years, all digitally ...

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GODHATE: Album Release 'On Hold'

Swedish death metallers GODHATE (formerly THRONEAEON) have put the release of their self-titled debut "on hold" until they have secured a new record deal. The CD, which was recorded under the band's previous moniker, contains "furious, blasphemous and uncompromising death metal in the vein of SLAYER, DEICIDE and MORBID ANGEL with a touch of the ...

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GRIP INC. To Get 'Incorporated' In Early 2004

GRIP INC., the band featuring SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo and ex-DESPAIR guitarist/acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta, have set "Incorporated" as the title for their fourth full-length album, due in early 2004 through SPV Records in Europe and JVC Records in Japan (the band have yet to secure a North American deal for the CD). The follow-up ...

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KERRY KING Talks About METALLICA, Next SLAYER CD

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King gave a lengthy interview to Metal Edge magazine in which he discussed a number of topics, including the progress of the songwriting sessions for SLAYER's next album and METALLICA's evolution from an underground thrash phenomenon to one of the most commercially successful heavy rock bands in the world. The following are ...

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SLAYER's KERRY KING Talks About Upcoming Box Set

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King recently spoke to Guitar.com about the group's long-awaited box set, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse", due on November 25 through American Recordings/Ume. "There's tons of stuff on there," he said. "The problem was that we had too much stuff. I've got five big Tupperware boxes — the big storage boxes that you ...

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DEF JAM Hasn't Slowed ROADRUNNER's Indie Spirit

Tamara Conniff of the Hollywood Reporter reports that it's been 2-1/2 years since the Island Def Jam Music Group acquired a 50% stake in Roadrunner Records. However, the longtime rock-metal independent label still feels like an indie despite its major label parent, president Jonas Nachsin says. "In terms of the Roadrunner's indie spirit, I don't ...

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PUSHED's JON DETTE: We Have Not Broken Up!

Despite previous reports to the contrary, Southern California's PUSHED have not broken up, according to the band's drummer, Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT). "We've replaced guitarist Joe [Johnson] and bassist Greg [Christian, ex-TESTAMENT]," Dette told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "The new guitar player is Peter Scheithauer (ex-KILLING MACHINE, STREAM, BELLADONNA). Juan Garcia [AGENT STEEL] is most likely going to ...

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ARCH ENEMY Announce U.K. Dates

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY have announced brand-new tour dates in the U.K. leading up to the Christmas K! Fest. Special guests at the gigs will be U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE. The dates are as follows: Dec. 16 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts Dec. 17 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit Dec. 18 – Birmingham, ...

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IN BATTLE To Record New Album In March

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have resurfaced with a new lineup and material for a new album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Joining original members John Frölén (guitar) and John Odhinn Sandin (vocals) in the new formation are Hasse Karlsson (a.k.a. Diabolical, guitar), Nils Fjällström (a.k.a. Aeon, drums) and Chastaintment ...

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SLAYER: 'Soundtrack' Box Set Contents Revealed

SLAYER's long-awaited four-disc box set, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" (American Recordings/UMe), will finally be released on November 25. A three-CD/one-DVD box set regular edition and four-CD/one-DVD specially packaged "ammo box" for the deluxe version, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every SLAYER album since 1986, soundtrack cuts, Japan-only tracks, more than a dozen rarities, ...

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MASTODON Complete Work On First Video

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have completed work on their first music video — for the track "March of the Fire Ants" off their acclaimed release "Remission". The clip was shot in the band's hometown of Atlanta with director Chad Rullman (NEUROSIS) and is said to be a "surreal narrative" incorporating principal photography, and featuring ...

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