Is Rock Dead?

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News has issued the following report: "Is rock dead? Not quite. But judging from its performance on the charts — and compared to its biggest bands and trends from a few years ago — it's wheezing. Cast your eye down 2004's Top 10-selling album list and you won't ...

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MORDRED To Play Reunion Show In New York City

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area funk-metallers MORDRED have announced that they will be playing a live show in New York City to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of their original lineup. The show, which is scheduled for April 22 at Don Hill's, will have the "explosive" support from New York City's own ARSON CLASS and SHOWGUN. ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR: New Audio Samples Posted Online

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), have posted audio samples from their recently completed full-length CD, "Catalyst of Amalgamation", at this location. Commented Chief: "We are very excited about the release of this CD. It contains the heart, sweat, soul and commitment ...

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VANDEN PLAS Announce New Album Title

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have posted the following message on their official web site: "The name for the new VANDEN PLAS album has been chosen: It will be a concept album called 'Christ 0' ('Christ Zero'). It's a modern adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' book 'Monte Cristo'. The band is also working on a rock ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Complete Seven Songs For New Album

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have completed work on seven tracks for their sophomore album. "Only three more tunes to compose and then we will talk ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Co-Headline England's READING/LEEDS Festivals

NME.com is reporting that IRON MAIDEN are amongst the big names who are set to headline this year's Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals in the U.K. Other headliners are FOO FIGHTERS and PIXIES. This year's Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals will see a headline appearance from Dave Grohl's band, who are putting the ...

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FEAR FACTORY Guitarist To Use DIMEBAG's Signature KRANKENSTEIN Head

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers has announced that he has signed a deal with Krank Amplification. He will reportedly be first artist to use and abuse Dimebag's prototype signature head called the "Krankenstein". Commented Christian: "I was at the NAMM show, which is the biggest Guitar Center you have ever seen in your life, ...

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