LULLACRY: New Single Streamed Online

Finland's hard rockin' quintet LULLACRY have posted their new single, "Fire Within", in streaming Real Audio format at this location. "Fire Within" is the title track of LULLACRY's new EP, available now at the band's remaining U.S. shows with NIGHTWISH, the Century Media web site, and at select record stores. The CD, which ...

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CYBERYA Part Ways With Singer

German metallers CYBERYA have parted ways with singer Paul Dahlmann. A replacement vocalist has yet to be announced. The band, who split with Breaker Records (the label owned by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider) earlier in the year, recently announced the addition of drummer Stefan Jung to the group's ranks. "At the moment we are ...

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RAGE Guitarist Completes Work On New Solo CD

RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski has completed work on his new solo CD, "Majesty & Passion". "It was a real challenge to get a sound after mixing [that] came close to Victor's expectation," reads a posting on Smolski's web site. "Imagine, more then 20 well known international guests were co-operating on 'Majesty & Passion'. With the ...

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SLIPKNOT To Release New DVD Next Year

SLIPKNOT will be releasing their third DVD sometime next year, a representative at Roadrunner Records has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "The exact timing and content [of the DVD] has yet to be determined," the representative said. SLIPKNOT's first full-length DVD, "Disasterpieces", was released in November 2002. The double-disc DVD contained more than two hours of footage, ...

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Report: Loud Music Can Cause Lung Collapse

Amy Norton of Reuters Health reports: Blasting music can be hard on the ears and the neighbors, and now researchers say it can also pack enough punch to collapse a lung. Reporting in the medical journal Thorax, they describe the cases of four young men who suffered a lung collapse — technically called pneumothorax — ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist Embraces 'Emo-Metal' Tag

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE bassist Mike D'Antonio recently spoke to The Winnipeg Sun about a new breed of beast on the scene: emo-metal. "I feel a lot of bands don't know if they're happy, sad or what — they just go out and put on the metal face," he said. "We don't go out and pretend to ...

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BLAZE: Lineup Changes Force Show Cancellations

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have cancelled several European gigs in early September "due to late changes in the band line up resulting in insufficient time to prepare for these shows," according to a posting on the group's web site. The affected dates are as follows: Sep. 04 ...

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W.A.S.P.: 'Neon God Part 2' Due Later This Month

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless is quite possibly the busiest man in hard rock currently. Having just completed a nationwide and European tour in support of the first act of the band's 2004 two-part conceptual opus, "The Neon God", W.A.S.P. is planning yet another run around the world to support the forthcoming conclusion of said epic, ...

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