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THE BLACK LEAGUE Name Upcoming Album

Finland's THE BLACK LEAGUE, the band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva, have set "Man's Ruin Revisited" as the title for their forthcoming album, tentatively due in late summer/early fall. The band are scheduled to begin recording the effort in April at an as-yet-undisclosed studio. Among the tracks set to appear on "Man's Ruin Revisited" ...

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DEFECATION: 'Intention Surpassed' Details Unveiled

DEFECATION, the legendary extreme act founded by NAPALM DEATH/ex-RIGHTEOUS PIGS guitarist Mitch Harris and ex-NAPALM DEATH drummer Mick Harris, will release their comeback effort, "Intention Surpassed", through Nuclear Blast Records in January. The follow-up to 1989's "Purity Dilution", which apparently doesn't include contributions from Mick, will contain the following track listing: 01. Continuum 02. Worldy ...

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HELLOWEEN's MARK CROSS: 'My Heart Is Bleeding'

HELLOWEEN drummer Mark Cross (ex-METALIUM), whose bout with mononucleosis has prevented him from appearing on the band's forthcoming studio album (the drum tracks on the CD are being recorded by MOTÖRHEAD's Mikkey Dee), has posted the following message via his official web site: "How tricky life can be! I cannot believe that a thing like ...

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TED NUGENT Pens Love Letter To America

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Just in time for Turkey Day, bow-hunting enthusiast Ted Nugent has penned a love letter to America in today's Wall Street Journal. "America is alive and prospering," notes the rocker, whose biggest hit was "Cat Scratch Fever". "America isn't at any crossroads as ...

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DIO: More DVD Details Revealed

More information has been made available regarding DIO's upcoming live DVD, which is scheduled to be shot during the band's performance at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Friday, Dec. 13. According to Spitfire Records, the as-yet-untitled DVD will be directed by Ken Botelho for Century Productions and will surface next April through ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Frontman To Unveil Autobiography

MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister will publish his long-awaited autobiography, White Line Fever, via Simon & Schuster in late October/early November. The 320-page book will be unveiled via several book signings in Europe, including an appearance at HMV on Oxford Street in London, England on October 18th. ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Ripped Off By Former Assistant

A former management assistant to MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister has been charged with ripping off the rock'n'roll legend, according to Allstar. Alex Guerrero is facing multiple counts of forgery and grand theft to the tune of just over $30,000. He's been released on a $15,000 bond and has his first court appearance set for October 9th. ...

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DIO To Issue Special Tour Edition Of 'Killing The Dragon'

DIO will be releasing an updated version of his Killing the Dragon CD, entitled Killing the Dragon: Tour Edition, on October 22nd through Spitfire Records. Included on the CD will be the following bonus items not found on the original version: 01. Ronnie James Dio (with DEEP PURPLE) - Fever Dreams (live) 02. Ronnie James ...

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DIO featuring DEEP PURPLE

On September 30th, Spitfire Records will release a limited tour edition of DIO's latest album, Killing The Dragon, containing two tracks featuring a guest appearance by members of DEEP PURPLE. The songs "Fever Dreams" and "Rainbow In The Dark" were both recorded live at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Holland on the DIO/DEEP PURPLE Concerto tour. ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Utilize RHAPSODY Drummer During Brazilian Tour

BLIND GUARDIAN are utilizing the services of RHAPSODY drummer Alex Holzwarth for the duration of their Brazilian tour due to a tendon infection suffered by regular BG skinsman Thomas Stauch which is preventing him from performing live for the next few weeks. The following is a statement issued by Stauch to the Brazilian fans explaining ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Goes Disco!

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash joined disco legends CHIC and NILE RODGERS onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California on June 29th for a rendition of CHIC's timeless smash "Le Freak". The performance took place as part of K-BIG 104's celebration of the Saturday Night Fever 25th Anniversary, dubbed Disco Fever. ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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PANTERA Side Project And Special Guests Get Fired Up On New Year's Eve!

PANTERA bassist Rex Brown, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams and SEVENDUST vocalist Lajon Witherspoon joined GASOLINE—the metallic southern rock side project of PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul—for a cover of PANTERA's “Walk” at GASOLINE's performance at Dallas' Bronco Bowl on December 31st. According to fans that ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Issue "Silent Night Fever", Offer MP3 Download!

Sweden's DIMENSION ZEROfeaturing IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strmblad, ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungstrm, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Gthberg and LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, have released their first full-length album, entitled Silent Night Fever, via Toys Factory Records in Japan on December 19th. The album will be released in Europe on January 21st via Regain Records, and ...

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Archive News Nov 15, 2001

The reunited CANDLEMASS—featuring bassist/mainman Leif Edling, vocalist Messiah Marcolin, guitarist Lars Johansson, guitarist Matts 'Mappe' Bjorkman, and drummer Jan Lindh—have officially been confirmed for next year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 7-8, 2002 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. As originally hinted here on September 26th ...

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Archive News Nov 09, 2001

Former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske will make a guest appearance on several tracks on the upcoming album from ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch, it was announced yesterday. Although recent reports indicated that SYMPHONY X vocalist Russell Allen would be absent from the project's recording line-up following Grapow and ...

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 2

Hate Breeds Suffering, the long-awaited second album from LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, and THE CROWN/ex-AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg, will be released early in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records. Described as “high-precision black grind”, the album was produced by Russ ...

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Archive News Oct 18, 2001

The official web site of the heavy metal band ANTHRAX at www.anthrax.com has reportedly received 8 million hits in the last two weeks, with 325,000 unique visitors connecting to the site in the wake of the recent anthrax bacteria terrorist scare that has sent fear and panic through the streets of America. ...

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Archive News Oct 15, 2001 - update 2

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has posted the following update on the group's recently cut-short US tour, reportedly as a result of “dismal” attendance: “As you have now heard, [stand-in vocalist] James Rivera [of HELSTAR] has delivered the goods like no other could have. The dude can not only sing his ass and ...

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Archive News Sep 25, 2001

Although nothing has been officially confirmed, sources close to the ENTOMBED camp have revealed that the group's much-publicized and –anticipated collaboration with a Swedish ballet ensemble at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm as part of a show called Unreal Estate, originally set to take place around February 2002, is unlikely to come to ...

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Archive News Sep 18, 2001

In what is yet another Roadrunner Records first, SLIPKNOT will be gracing the cover of the next issue of Rolling Stone magazine, which is due to hit the newsstands this Friday, September 21st.


ENTOMBED's brand new studio opus, entitled Morning Star, will be released through Koch Entertainment in the US ...

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Archive News Sep 03, 2001

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett got up on stage to jam with METALLICA cover band CREEPING DEATH at Metallibash 2001, a METALLICA fan gathering which was held at San Francisco's Maritime Hall on Saturday, September 1st. According to reports, Ulrich and Hammett appeared at the event about 1 ½ hours into ...

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Archive News Aug 08, 2001

As first reported here two days ago, GUNS N' ROSES are scheduled to release their New Year's Eve show at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas to the Japanese market on September 21st 21 on DVD and video. The recording reportedly runs 140 minutes and features a 20-track set list, including four new ...

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Archive News Jul 16, 2001 - update 1

A low-quality MP3 file of the track “Thorns On My Grave” from EMPEROR's Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise CD is now available for download via the Candlelight Records web site at this location. You can also check out the cover artwork for the album, which is due on October 8th, here.


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Archive News Jul 13, 2001

CRADLE OF FILTH have issued a statement slamming their US label, Spitfire Records, for not releasing an “enhanced” version of the group's current album, Bitter Suites To Succubi, and failing to inform the band of the change in plans. According to the statement, “the USA version of the BSTS CD should also ...

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