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Metal News for April 17, 2002

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Hetfield Guests on Gov't Mule Track

Metallica frontman James Hetfield and Primus bassist Les Claypool make guest appearances on Gov'T Mule's track "Drivin' Rain", which is set to be included on the forthcoming NASCAR-sponsored compilation, entitled Crank It Up, which will be released through MCA Records on May 21st. Hetfield, a longtime fan of Gov'T Mule who had previously interviewed the group for a guitar magazine, reportedly contributes vocals to the aforementioned cut.

James' appearance on the track was reportedly confirmed by MCA Records and eMule, the official Gov'T Mule e-mail list.

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Daily Reviews

Blistering.com has three new reviews:

  • Iron Maiden - Rock In Rio
  • Five Pointe O - Untitled
  • Angel Dust - Of Human Bondage

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Anthrax is Coming For You All

Anthrax have set We've Come For You All as the title of their forthcoming ninth studio CD, which is scheduled to surface this summer through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe and Sanctuary Records in the US.

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Ablaze My Sorrow Working on New Material

Ablaze My Sorrow are hard at work preparing their new studio album. The new album Anger, Hate, Fury is due to be released on the 10th of June.

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Hypocrisy, Soilwork, Scar Culture Dates Confirmed

Click more for the dates that have thus far been confirmed for the upcoming US tour featuring Hypocrisy, Soilwork, Scar Culture, and Killswitch Engage. More...

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Konkhra Enter Recording Studio

Denmark's Konkhra commenced the recording sessions for their brand new album on April 8th at Starstruck studio for a late 2002 release through an as-yet-undetermined label.

Konkhra will premiere 5-6 new songs during their performance at a Turkish metal festival on June 29th. Also set to appear at the event are Blind Guardian, Rotting Christ, and Autumn Blaze, among others.

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Zane to work with December Wolves

Earache Records has just upped the ante on extremity by commissioning legendary metalhead porn king Matt Zane to direct the new December Wolves video. Zane, who has made a name for himself across the globe with such films as "Backstage Sluts" and "Cherry Poppers," will be directing a clip for the song "Porn Again Christian", a track from December Wolves' upcoming album, Blasterpiece Theatre.

Read the full article at Digitalmetal.

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