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Metal News for May 14, 2002

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9 news articles posted on this day.

Taylor Finds Closure

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor is finishing up work on the debut album form his side project band Closure. The album’s expected to be released early in 2003, and is said to be more melodic than Slipknot.

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Powerman 5000 Gets Bassist

Powerman 5000 have finally brought in a new bassist to replace Dorian Heartsong, who’s joined Flying Tigers. The new man is Sigve, but is now known as ‘Siggy’. The band – who also have Adrian on drums – aim to start work on a revamped version of the ‘Anyone For Doomsday’ album very soon.

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Gravity Kills (Your Hand)

Gravity Kills keyboard player Doug Firley injured his hand in Allentown, Pennsylvania, when he dropped a keyboard on it. As a result the band have cancelled a number of shows on their current American tour.

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Cazares Teams Up W/ Singer

Former Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares has recruited singer Jason Jones for his new, as yet unnamed band. The pair are now working on songs for an album. So far there’s no news on any other members of the group.

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Kittie Added To UK Ozzfest

Canadian band Kittie are the latest band to be added to the line-up for the UK Ozzfest, which happens at Donington on May 25.

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Kwelheskse Demo Out

Belgian Black Metal band Kwelhekse's new demo is out now in limited edition. It contains 2 rehearsal track and 2 live tracks recorded in Breendonck, Belgium. Contact goatlord_666_@hotmail.com for interest or details.

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Summary/Misc

Daily Interviews

In addition to a load of new reviews this month (not listed because they're too many and only updated monthly), Metal-Rules has a bunch of new interviews:

  • Sentenced vocalist Ville Laihiala and Drummer Vesa Ranta (May 2002)
  • Peter Tägtgren of Pain (May 2002)
  • Interview with Dimension Zero lead singer, Jocke Göthberg (May 2002)
  • Interview with Winds keyboardist Andy Winter (April 2002)
  • Interview with Stefan Zell of Wolverine (April 2002)
  • Interview With Onward Guitarist Toby Knapp (April 2002)
  • An interview with Zet (of Ram-Zet) at Finnvox Studios (April 2002)
  • Interview with White Skull guitarist Tony Mad Fonto (April 2002)
  • MusicLoversAuction: Dan Shapiro Industry Profile (April 2002)
  • Kayos Productions, Carole Kaye: Metal Queen Explains the Publicity World (April 2002)
  • Interview with Imagika drummer Henry Moreno (April 2002)
  • Kreator's Millie at Club Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland in January (April 2002)
  • Shawn Drover of Eidolon (April 2002)
  • Andreas Katsambas, President of The End Records (April 2002)
  • Interview with Denis Gulbey of Sentinel Steel (April 2002)
  • Bodyguard Records' Gene Foley (April 2002)

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Daily Reviews

Blistering.com strikes again with a few misc reviews:

And The PRP has a couple more:

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Shadows Fall Do MTV, Tour

Shadows Fall are this week's featured artist on MTV's "You Hear It First." The segment was taped at the band's performance at the Century Media Records showcase at South By Southwest in Austin, TX on March 15 and will air at the following times on Wednesday (May 15) and Thursday (May 16):

MTV
12:50am, 1:50am, 3:50am, 5:50am, 7:50am, 10:50am, 12:50pm, 1:50pm, 5:50pm

MTV2
1:15am, 3:15am, 5:15am, 7:15am, 11:15am, 1:15pm, 5:15pm, 6:15pm

(All times listed Eastern Standard Time)

Shadows Fall are putting the finishing touches on their third album, The Art Of Balance, which will be in stores late Summer or early Fall. The Massachusetts-based quintet will be debuting material from the new album on
their upcoming White Trash Thrash Metal Comeback Tour with Lamb Of God, Darkest Hour and Unearth. Dates and venues are listed below: More...

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