January 11th, 2002

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January Update -- StreetWise C & C

What's Up StreetWise,

Hope all of you had a safe and Happy Holiday's. Here is what's going on in the
wide world of StreetWise C & C throughout the month of January. Read on & ROCK


New Teams:

Something BIG is coming...STAY TUNED!!!


Hot Band:

DEPSWA - In Swahili, DEPSWA means "Deep behind the moon." In South America, it
is a name for the tribal healer, the medicine man. Soon the world will know a
new meaning! Depswa weaves a musical tapestry unlike anything you've experienced

The band formed in the early 90's in Modesto, California, as the progressive
instrumental trio Carcinogen. After several years, the original bassist was
replaced with fellow Modesto native, Ryan Burchfield. Around that time, the band
began to trade in progressive 6 minute instrumental jams, for cutting-edge
structured hard rock songs, with guitarist Penick assuming vocal duties. The
trio relocated to Los Angeles, where they recruited Sacramento native Dan
Noonan, (who had previously done stints in early incarnations of Static-X and
Spineshank) to fill the vacant second guitar slot.

As for now, the band continues to captivate audiences up and down the West Coast
with their live performances, having shared stages with the likes of Disturbed,
Chimaira, Spineshank, Sw1tched, Danzig, Kottonmouth Kings, No One, Ill Nino, and
more, while writing and playing the music that they love, and preparing their
plan to bring their music to the masses.

"We want to be able to make a living playing music, doing something we love. And
to be able to intensify the content of emotions in our music. And hopefully, be
able to better describe our emotions musically. We don't need to be rich, or
sell 5 million records. We just want to be able to share our music with people."

What will the future bring for Depswa? Only time will tell. But maybe, a more
appropriate question may be what will Depswa bring for the future.

Click here to hear what the hype is all about:


Use It Or Lose It:

HOTWIRE - Four friends from Newbery Park, CA decided to form Hotwire after
having done their time touring the country in Hardcore Bands; Insurgence,
Eyelid, and Countervail. Combining the Heaviness of Hardcore with the on the
edge intensity of Punk formed the foundation for Hotwire's sound. Having just
completed recording their RCA debut with Dave Jerden (Alice in Chains, Jane's
Addiction) and Mudrock (Godsmack, Chimaira) Hotwire is ready to take METAL back
to its PUNK roots!

Well StreetWise...do you want to "Use It Or Lose It"?

Click here to vote:


In Other StreetWise / Velvet Hammer News:

HEADSPACE - The band wrapped up the recording of their debut album before the
holidays which will be mixed at the end of this month...this record is going to
be GROUNDBREAKING!!! Their street team will be opening very soon...so keep
checkin back to www.streetwise.com for the latest!!!

TAPROOT - will be launching a new website soon, but in the meantime check out
their temporary site at www.taprootmusic.com to see daily exclusive photos and
to hear the studio journal! The band will begin recording the new record in
mind February...IT'S ON!!!

SYSTEM OF A DOWN - The band's own Shavo Odadjian recently directed the video for
"Toxicity" and is currently editing the footage. Listen and call to get your
requests in for "Toxicity" on your local radio stations. THIS VIDEO IS FU**ING

The guys will be heading out to New Zealand and Australia for the 'Big Day Out'
festivals later this month, then off to Europe in March with a short stint in
the states during February...check out the tour dates section on


That's the news. Be prepared for StreetWise 2002...WORLD DOMINATION!!!

StreetWise Concepts & Culture 2002
"Bringing You The Sickest New Shit First"
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Rumors have begun to circulate regarding the lineup for this years impending Ozzfest trek, it seems as though Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society have been confirmed for the outing so far, while other acts being heavily eyed to appear include Drowning Pool, Filter, Methods Of Mayhem, SOiL and Down. This information is preliminary at best however and more official info is expected in the coming months.

Tinjen To Change
SW1TCHED have posted an mp3 online of a remix of their track, "Exterminate", done by Tinjen, you can check it out here ( http://www.mp3.com/sw1tched ). The bands forthcoming full-length Immortal/Virgin debut, "Subject To Change", is due out on February 26th.

Resident Plague
Slipknot's recently re-recorded new version of their track, "My Plague", has been re-titled, "My Plague" (New Abuse Mix), and is expected to be used as the next single from their latest outing, "IOWA". The track is also tentatively set to show up on the upcoming soundtrack to the movie adaptation of the video game series, "Resident Evil", with which Marilyn Manson is said to be involved. The film and soundtrack are both planned to be released in the spring.

Jager Comes Around
Ill Ni�o are tentatively set to shoot a video for their latest single, "What Comes Around", in the near future. In the meantime, the band are expected to hit the road on the Jagermeister Music Tour beginning in early March through till late April alongside Drowning Pool and Coal Chamber, dates and venues are expected to be announced shortly.

Johnny's Sickness
According to the bands official website, http://www.disturbed1.com , Disturbed are currently getting back to work on writing new material for their next outing at their own studio and are expecting to officially begin tracking it with producer Johnny K. (Machine Head, SOiL) in March. A release in the summer through Reprise is expected. In the meantime, the bands forthcoming DVD debut is still in the works and is presently eyeing a Spring release.

According to the bands official website, www.biohazard.com, Biohazard have been forced to cancel the first three dates of their Tour Against Terrorism due to a foot ailment suffered by band guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei. The trek is now set to resume on January 12th in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Ape Dos Warner?
Glassjaw are heavily expected to sign a new recording contract with Warner Bros. later this week. The group are currently tracking their forthcoming new CD for the label in Los Angeles, CA with producer Ross Robinson (Korn, At The Drive-In) and are expecting to release it around the summer through I AM/Warner.

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*NSYNC's Role Goes Pop
Not only were *NSYNC booed when they accepted the American Music Award for Favourite Pop/Rock Group last night, but the group has also been dropped from the upcoming Star Wars prequel. On the suggestion of director George Lucas' 13-year-old avid *NSYNC fan daughter, all five guys had been cast in split-second non-speaking parts as Jedi Knights that were offed in an attack. Here's what *NSYNC's Joey Fatone had to say about being scrapped from the film: "People made a big deal about it. We're not going to be in it and I'm not going to comment on it anymore". At least George has salvaged a wee bit of integrity. Meanwhile, when the band accepted the Fave Pop/Rock Group AMA last night to boos instead of cheers, Justin Timberlake quipped, "Oh, quit booing. U2's gonna get Grammys." Let's hope so.

LIMP BIZKIT's Durst: "I Want Reznor To Produce Next CD" - Jan. 10, 2002

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has reportedly contacted Trent Reznor's management to see if the NINE INCH NAILS mainman would be open to producing a few tracks on the next BIZKIT album, according to an interview with Durst published in the German Visions magazine (as reported by www.nineinchnails.net). Although there has been no official confirmation of the report, a collaboration between Reznor and Durst would undoubtedly raise more than a few eyebrows, considering the pair's high-profile press war a couple of year ago. However, many people believe that a reconciliation may be possible, particularly in light of Reznor's decision to allow LIMP BIZKIT to use some of his lyrics on the group's last album, 2000's Chocolate Starfish & The Hotdog Flavored Water, a move that Trent justified at the time by saying that it would be petty to stop the release of their album. More recently, Reznor told Launch that it was never his intention to attack Durst's band in the first place. "I made no bones in the press about my displeasure with LIMP BIZKIT, and I've kind of rethought that," he said. "I mean, one time I was getting barbed in an interview by somebody, prompted to say bad things [about LIMP BIZKIT], and I said, 'Look, I said what I have to say. I don't need to be the bitter guy pointing the finger at the successful band with zero integrity...I really don't want to do it.'"
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George heads out to London to bring you this British Metal Special.

Playlist for Saturday, January 12:
Ozzy Osbourne: "Gets Me Through"
Iron Maiden: "The Wicker Man"
Judas Priest: "Another Thing Coming"
Motorhead: "Ace Of Spades"
Venom: "Blood Lust"
Bolt Thrower: "Cenotaph"
My Dying Bride: "For You"
Napalm Death: "Suffer The Children"
Cradle Of Filth: "Her Ghost In The Fog"
Carcass: "No Love Lost"
Anathema: "Hope"

* Playlist subject to change


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Mindless System Indulgence
Mindless Self Indulgence are now expected to release their long awaited new album during this coming spring / summer through an as of yet unannounced Warner Bros. imprint label headed up by No Name kingpin Steve Richards. More info is expected shortly. In other news, recent rumors heavily suggest that the band will be appearing on the upcoming System Of A Down, Clutch U.S. Tour, which is due to kick off in mid-February. The band are expected to join the bill by request of System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian, who is said to enjoy the band immensely. In the meantime, the band are expected to release both a maxi-single for the tracks "2 Hookers And An 8 Ball/Ultrasex" and an album from their side project, The Left Rights, in the coming months through Uppity Cracker.

Jerry Runs
Roadrunner Records have now confirmed that Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains fame will be releasing his new solo album through the label in May. The effort is expected to be a collection of around 14 songs of the 25 which he initially tracked for a double album he planned to release dubbed, "Degradation Trip" Vol. 1 And 2. At present no title has been chosen for the forthcoming new effort, though rumors suggest that the full double album may be released some time later down the line through the label as well.

Seek And Soul
Soulfly are nearly done tracking their forthcoming new album, which is as of yet untitled. Currently the band have around 10 tracks done with a handful of b-sides completed as well. Tracks tentatively set to show up on the album include:
"Seek And Strike"
"Last Of The Mohicans"
"Soulfly III"
While b-sides include:
"I Will Destroy" (Pailhead Cover)
"One Nation" (Sacred Reich Cover)
And a cover of a Chico Science track. At present no announcement has been made as to who will mix the album, though a May release through Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam is being eyed. In related news, more dates have been added to the bands upcoming trek Static-X, SOiL and Onesidezero, they are as follows:
February 12th Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
February 14th Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
February 15th Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
February 17th Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
February 19th Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

Papa Roach have set, "Lovehatetragedy", as the title to their forthcoming new album, which they are currently working on in Los Angeles, CA with producer Brendan O'Brien. The effort is due out in June through Dreamworks and tracks tentatively set to show up include:
"Explosive Energy Movement"
"Time And Time Again"
"The Heart Of Darkness"
"Born With Nothing, Die With Everything"
"Black Clouds"
"Code Of Energy"
"Decompression Period"
"She Loves Me Not"
The band also plan to include a reworked version of their older track, "Walking Through Barbwire", on the effort as well. The cut was previously recorded on a demo the band had done back when they were still independent.

Through The Scorpion
FLAW have confirmed that the track, "Whole", will be used as the second single from their latest release, "Through The Eyes". The song is set to impact at radio in February. In other news, their track, "Only The Strong", is now set to show up on the forthcoming soundtrack to, "The Scorpion King", which is now due in stores on March 26th through Universal.