ROBERT TRUJILLO: I'm Still A METALLICA Fan

New METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) recently told Canada's Chart Attack that it was somewhat of a relief to have joined the group after all the songwriting and recording sessions for "St. Anger" had already been completed. "I had my hands full with trying to learn these 11 songs AND the 40 ...

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DARK MOOR Announce New Drummer, Prepare To Record

Madrid, Spain-based power metallers DARK MOOR have announced the addition of drummer Andy C. to the group's ranks. Andy is 25 years old and has previously played in several Spanish bands, including WORMED. DARK MOOR's self-titled fourth full-length album will be recorded during August at New Sin StudiosItaly with producer Luigi Stefanini. The new album ...

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PROGPOWER EUROPE: Lineup Complete

ELEGY, AT VANCE and EVERGREY are the latest acts to have been confirmed for ProgPower Europe festival, a two-day event set to take place October 4-5 at JC Siwa in Baarlo, Holland. EVERGREY will headline the festival on Sunday, October 5. The complete lineup for ProgPower Europe is as follows: EVERGREY (SWE) VANDENPLAS (GER) AT ...

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CHARON: New Album Details Revealed

Finland's CHARON have set "Dead Man Walking" as the title for their forthcoming fourth full-length album, due on September 1 through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Downhearted" was recorded at BRR Studios in the group's hometown of Raahe and was mixed at Helsinki's Finnvox Studios. The album includes a guest appearance on backing ...

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BLUDGEON To Release Live DVD

Chicago-based metallers BLUDGEON will release a live DVD/CD, entitled "Crucified Live", on September 22 through MANOWAR's label imprint, Magic Circle Music. The DVD/CD package is "nothing short of a mind-numbing experience for any fan of heavy metal!" according to an official press release. "Watch out for yourself as BLUDGEON is unleashed, for the first time, ...

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NECROPHOBIC: Mexican Tour Postponed

Swedish death metallers NECROPHOBIC have been forced to postpone their previously announced shows in Mexico. "We're sad to have to say that our shows in Mexico will be postponed," the band write on their web site. "The shows were supposed to be held [Friday] (25/7) in Monterrey, 26/7 in Mexico City and 27/7 in Leon. ...

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BLAZED: Demo Tracks Posted Online

BLAZED, the Long Island, New York-based band fronted by Jesse Blaze, son of '80s rocker Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER fame and MTV VJ (click here for more info), have posted five songs from their recently completed demo at their official web site. The songs available for download are as follows: 01.

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DEVOLVED Complete Pre-Production For New Album

Australia's premier tech-metal band DEVOLVED have almost completed pre-production for the follow-up to 2001's "Technologies". 12 songs are set for inclusion on the as-yet-untitled album, two of which will be limited-edition bonus tracks. Among the studio working titles slated to be included on the effort are "Biotics", "Hybrid of Symmetry", "Vex", and "Prototype". Also likely ...

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Former METAL CHURCH Singer Joins BASTARDSUN

Former METAL CHURCH frontman David Wayne has disbanded REVEREND in order to pursue the vocalist position in BASTARDSUN, the British metal group featuring Stuart Anstis, the main songwriter on CRADLE OF FILTH's "Dusk ... And Her Embrace" (1996) and "Cruelty And The Beast" (1998) CDs. BASTARDSUN's debut album was originally due to be released earlier ...

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