ICED EARTH Bassist Quits To Join MEGADETH

ICED EARTH bassist James MacDonough has officially left the band to join MEGADETH as their touring bassist. MacDonough's statement on the matter (as posted at Iced-Realm.de) is as follows: "A while back I had heard that MEGADETH might need a bassist, so I contacted them via email and much later got a response, ...

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DEVOLVED Complete Work On 'Vex' Video, Confirm MACHINE HEAD Support Slot

Australian tech-metallers DEVOLVED recently filmed a new music video for the track "Vex" from their upcoming album, "Calculated". The clip will begin airing on Australia's Channel V and Rage in the coming weeks. "Calculated" is scheduled for release in Australia on September 13 through Modern Music via Sony distribution. An international release date will be ...

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MEGADETH: Listen To Entire New Album Online

MEGADETH's entire new album, "The System Has Failed", can currently be streamed online at VH1.com. Listen to the CD at this location. "The System Has Failed", due on September 14 through Sanctuary Records, was recorded at Phase Four studios in Tempe, Arizona and features mainman Dave Mustaine alongside drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and bassist ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Air Times For New VH1 Reality Show Announced

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach's new VH1 reality show, "I Married Sebastian Bach", will premiere this Tuesday (Sept. 14) at 12:00 p.m. (noon). The air dates are as follows: Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. Commented Bach: "Yes it's true — VH1 ...

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MARDUK Completing Vocals For New CD

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have posted the following message on their official web site: "MARDUK is currently in the [Endarker] studio [in Norrköping, Sweden] recording the vocals and will soon begin mixing the new album. A listening session will be held in Hamburg on the 19th of September for a selected number of journalists from ...

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TOMMY LEE Collaborates With LIL JON

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has provided the grit for the "crunk rock" mix of the track "Roll Call" on LIL JON & THE EAST SIDE BOYZ' upcoming album, "Crunk Juice", due November 16 via TVT, according to Billboard.com. "Crunk Juice" is the follow-up to 2002's "Kings of Crunk", which peaked at No. 14 ...

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SAMAEL: 'Reign Of Light' Details Revealed

Swiss CD shop CeDe.ch has uploaded the album cover and complete track listing for the upcoming SAMAEL CD, "Reign of Light". Check it out here. "Reign of Light" track listing: 01. Moongate 02. Inch Allah 03. High Above 04. Reign of Light 05. On Earth 06. Telepath 07. Oriental Dawn 08. As the ...

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AMARAN Cancel PROGPOWER FESTIVAL Appearance

Swedish progressive metallers AMARAN have posted the following message on their web site: "I'm sorry to say but we have bad news for you. Due to circumstances beyond our control (mainly economical) we are forced to cancel our performance at this year's ProgPower and the gig at Loppen (Den). When you put your faith in ...

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