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'Rise Above' CD Samples Posted Online

Two tracks from Rise Above, the forthcoming West Memphis Three benefit album spearheaded by Henry Rollins, have been posted online at this location. The cuts available for listening are "Rise Above", featuring PUBLIC ENEMY's Chuck D and Henry Rollins, and "Thirsty & Miserable", featuring MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy. Rise Above is due for release on ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Issue Box Set

IRON MAIDEN will issue Eddie's Archive — a three double-CD set containing the band's earliest live recordings from 1979 through to their headlining performance at Donington in 1988 — on November 5th through Columbia Records. In addition to this, the compilation The Best Of The B'sides will be made available for the first time as ...

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BIOHAZARD Push Back New CD Release Date

BIOHAZARD have pushed back the release date of their forthcoming CD, Never Forgive Never Forget, to early 2003. The album will surface through Sanctuary Records in the U.S. and SPV/Steamhammer Records in Europe. In the meantime, you can download a live video of BIOHAZARD performing the upcoming album's projected title track at this ...

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ANTHRAX's Record Label Seeks Distribution Home

Despite rumors to the contrary, ANTHRAX's U.S. record label, Beyond Records, is not in talks with ADA for distribution following the breakdown of negotiations to sell the company to IRON MAIDEN manager Rod Smallwood's Sanctuary Music Group, according to Hits Daily Double. No further information is available at this time on who may end up ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, IRON MAIDEN, TESTAMENT Vocalists Among Frontmen Spotlighted In Singer Book

QUEENSRŸCHE's Geoff Tate, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy and JUDAS PRIEST's Tim "Ripper" Owens are some of the vocalists featured in the new book entitled Pro Secrets Of Heavy Rock Singing, which is being described in an official press release as "the first instructional singing book to address exclusively rock singing in the ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Launch U.S. Tour In October

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, featuring PANTERA/DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo, will be touring the U.S. between October 7th and October 21st, the group have confirmed via their official web site. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly SUPERJOINT RITUAL's first-ever DVD, entitled SUPERJOINT RITUAL — Live In Dallas, is due for release on September 24th through the ...

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KAMELOT Continue Work On 'Epica'

KAMELOT are continuing to mix their forthcoming Epica opus for a January release through Sanctuary/Noise Records. According to the group's official web site, the label "will release a limited edition digipak with a bonus track and more. The band is also planning to meet with promoters in the coming weeks for tour scheduling and we ...

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MEGADETH To Issue Posthumous Compilation CD

On September 10th, MEGADETH will issue a posthumous CD, entitled Still, Alive... And Well?, containing studio and live recordings spanning their entire career, including previously unreleased live performances of "Use The Man" and "Conjuring". The album will surface via Sanctuary Records. The title of the CD was chosen by frontman Dave Mustaine himself. "You may ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Commence Recording Sessions For New CD

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY went into the studio several weeks ago and recorded a brand new track, provisionally entitled "The Unholy", for inclusion on the band's upcoming album, tentatively due sometime in 2003. The recording in question was premiered last Friday via the Raleigh, North Carolina's radio station WKNC 88.1 FM, where bassist Mike Dean appeared ...

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GARY MOORE To Support ZZ TOP In Europe

Legendary guitarist GARY MOORE will be supporting ZZ TOP on a three-week European tour in early October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 01 – Helsinki, FIN @ Hartwall Arena Oct. 03 – Stockholm, SWE @ Hovet Oct. 05 – Alborg, DEN @ Alborg Arena Oct. 07 – Copenhagen, DEN @ Falkoner Oct. 14 – ...

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KAMELOT To Issue "Epica" In January/February

KAMELOT have set Epica as the title of their sixth full-length album, which is currently being recorded at Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany with producers Sascha Paeth and Miro for a January/February release through Noise/Sanctuary Records. According to an official press release, "the new songs contain the KAMELOT sound with an emphasis on a lyrical ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Singer Pushes Back Solo CD Release Date

Former HELLOWEEN frontman Michael Kiske has had the release date of his as-yet-untitled third solo album pushed back to January 2003 through Noise/Sanctuary Records. According to a spokesperson for the singer, "[Kiske] wants to use the time for composing some more songs, whether for this album or already the follow-up is not clear yet. The ...

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GAMMA RAY Set Tentative Release Date For Live CD

GAMMA RAY are tentatively due to issue a live album, entitled The Skeletons In the Closet, in March 2003 via Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records. According to the band's official web site, due to an overwhelming response to a call for the fans to pick the band's set list for their upcoming tour (during which the aforementioned release ...

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DRAGONFORCE Push Back Album Release Date

British "melodic speed power metal" act DRAGONFORCE have pushed back the projected release date of their debut album, entitled Valley of the Damned, to January 2003 through Sanctuary/Noise Records. DRAGONFORCE are currently completing work on the CD at England's Thin Ice studios with Karl Groom (producer/guitarist of THRESHOLD). ...

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SCARS: Album Details Revealed

SCARS, the new three-piece act featuring Gary Moore (guitar), Cass Lewis (bass, ex-SKUNK ANANSIE) and Darrin Mooney (drums, ex-PRIMAL SCREAM), will release their debut album through Sanctuary Records on the following dates: Europe: August 26th UK: September 2nd Japan: September 4th USA: September 10th The complete track listing for the Chris Tsangarides-produced album is as ...

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SLAYER, (HED)P.E. Management Company To Be Sold?

Rick Sales is rumored to be selling his management company—which represents the likes of SLAYER, (HED)P.E. and SYSTEMATIC, among others—to Sanctuary Management (i.e. IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES) for an undisclosed sum, according to Hits Daily Double. No further information is available at this time. ...

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BIOHAZARD Cancel European Tour

BIOHAZARD have cancelled plans to tour Europe later this month as a result of guitarist Carmello Vincent Matteliano's recent emergency surgery. Although Carmello is expected to make a full recovery, he is unable to travel for the next few weeks, hence the group's decision to withdraw from all of their previously-scheduled shows. As previously reported, ...

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IRON FIRE Announce New Bassist

Danish power metallers IRON FIRE have recruited bassist Jose Cruz as the replacement for Jakob Lykkebo, who left the group earlier in the year. Spanish-born Jose originally auditioned for the guitarist position, but accepted the offer to join the band as their new bass guitarist instead. As previously reported, IRON FIRE, who issued two full-length ...

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BIOHAZARD Push Up Album Release Date

BIOHAZARD have pushed up the projected release date for their forthcoming studio album, entitled Never Forgive, Never Forget, to September 24th through Sanctuary Records. In other news, BIOHAZARD are helping organize a benefit called America's Ride for the families of victims of the September 11th, 2001 tragedy. For more information, click here. ...

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WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit Album: Complete Track Listing Announced

SLAYER's Tom Araya, SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister and CLUTCH's Neil Fallon are the among the artists confirmed to appear on Rise Above, an album benefiting the convicted killers known as the West Memphis Three. Due on October 8th through Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 label via Sanctuary Records, the LP was spearheaded by Rollins and ...

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BIOHAZARD Set Title For Forthcoming CD

BIOHAZARD have set Never Forgive, Never Forget as the tentative title of their forthcoming CD, which is currently being recorded for an October release through Sanctuary Records. In other news, BIOHAZARD began filming a DVD while on tour in Europe over the summer. If all goes well, the finished product will surface in the stores ...

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IRON FIRE Acquire New Guitarist

Danish power metallers IRON FIRE have announced the addition of ex-CORPUS MORTALE guitarist Soren Jensen to the group's line-up. As previously reported, IRON FIRE are looking for a new bass player following the departure of Jakob Lykkebo earlier in the year. For more information, send an e-mail to: steve@ironfire.com. The group, who issued two full-length ...

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ANTHRAX Part With SANCTUARY RECORDS, Pursue Other Options

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the band have ended their brief association with Sanctuary Records before they'd released even a single album through the label. However, the group are currently involved in negotiations with another record company and things are "working out just fine", said Ian. Although speculation has run rampant ...

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IRON FIRE Seek New Bassist

Danish power metallers IRON FIRE are looking for a new bass player following the departure of Jakob Lykkebo earlier in the year. For more information, send an e-mail to: steve@ironfire.com. The group, who issued two full-length albums through the Sanctuary/Noise label, recently completed work on an album-length CD/demo, which they're using to procure a new ...

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MANMADEGOD Complete Work On Debut CD

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have tentatively set Million Dollar Gun as the title of their forthcoming American Recordings debut, which is due to be released in January 2003. Produced by Brian Dobbs (i.e. ECHOBRAIN) and executive-produced by Rick Rubin (i.e. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, ...

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ANTHRAX: Rumors Of Tour With HALFORD "Totally False"

Despite widespread rumors to the contrary, there are currently no plans for ANTHRAX to team up with HALFORD for a North American tour in the fall, according to ANTHRAX's webmaster, who added that "it would be a cool tour, though…" As previously reported, ANTHRAX's ninth studio album, entitled We've Come For You All, is scheduled ...

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