SEBASTIAN BACH Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach is the latest act confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! feastival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The ...

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KAMELOT Putting The Finishing Touches On 'The Black Halo'

Florida-based power metallers KAMELOT are putting the finishing touches on their new album, tentatively titled "The Black Halo". The follow-up to last year's "Epica" was produced by Sascha Paeth and Miro at Gate Studio in Germany and features guest appearances by Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Simone Simmons (EPICA) and others. Songtitles set to appear on the ...

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ARCH NEMESIS Announce New Guitarist

Norwegian metallers ARCH NEMESIS have announced the addition of guitarist Lars Solbakken to the group's ranks. "Solbakken has been brought in to replace Mr. Motvind on the rhythm guitar," ARCH NEMESIS write on their web site. "His first gig with the band will be at the Elements Of Metal Festival in December. We are still ...

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DARKSIDE To Enter Studio Next Week

Long-running Austrian death metallers DARKSIDE will enter X-Line Studios in Bratislava, Slovakia on October 4 to begin recording their new album, "Amber - Skeletal Journeys Through the Void". Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Pillars of ´Err", "Gods of Death", "The Myth of Reason", "Suite in Pain Major" and "Amber". The album will ...

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RE:IGNITION Performing First Label Showcase Gig

RE:IGNITION, the new band featuring SKINLAB mainman Steev Esquivel, are performing a showcase gig Thursday night (Sept. 30) at The Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. "We're very excited and nervous at the same time," Esquivel said. "This will be our first time showcasing for labels and industry peeps. If things go as ...

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AC/DC Fans Warned To Leave New Street Sign Alone

Australia's Herald Sun is reporting that extra security measures are planned to prevent fans from removing the ACDC Lane signs in Mebourne after they are installed Friday (Oct. 1). Lord Mayor John So will install the signs at what was Corporation Lane, off Flinders Lane in the block between Exhibition and Russell streets. Councillor Kimberley ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH Announce New Drummer

Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH have announced the addition of drummer KC Howard (ODIUS MORTEM) to the group's ranks. "Now that we are a complete force, we are gearing the band for shows and touring in the months ahead,' the group write on their web site. DECREPIT BIRTH's full-length debut, "...And Time Begins", ...

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