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Metal News for March 7, 2002

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Fear Factory Possibly Call it Quits

Fear Factory have split up following frontman Burton C. Bell's decision to leave the band, a source within the group has confirmed to Blabbermouth.net.

According to reports, Bell had become increasingly unhappy with Fear Factory's musical direction and no longer felt “angry” enough to sing in one of the world's most high-profile extreme metal bands. It is also believed that personal differences between guitarist/mainman Dino Cazares and Bell, brought on in part by the increasing pressure caused by the disappointing sales performance of the band's last effort, 2001's Digimortal, had contributed to the break-up.

Please Note: This information has not been confirmed by any source within RoadRunner Records. Their officials said only "no comment" when MetalUnderground inquired about the situation. Until the breakup is confirmed, we present this as FYI, not as fact.
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Kotipelto Signs to Century Media

Stratovarius frontman Timo Kotipelto has officially signed to Century Media Records for the release of his debut solo album, Waiting for the Dawn.

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Marduk's Drummer Departs

Stalwart Swedish black metallers Marduk have officially confirmed the departure of drummer Fredrik Andersson.

"Fredrik feels that his days as a full-time metal musician is over and wants to go on with his life and career and was therefore dismissed of his duties in the Marduk camp," said a statement on the Marduk website. "The break up was done with the best understanding from both parts and without any hard feelings. Marduk wishes Fredrik all the best for the future and good luck."

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