RAGING SPEEDHORN Guitarist Moonlights In Swedish Side-Projects

JUSTADELF VERSUS GROSS ALATISCH is a new Swedish all-star project featuring RAGING SPEEDHORN guitarist Gareth Smith (who's been living in Stockholm for the past couple of years), CULT OF LUNA guitarist Erik Olsson and drummer Marco Hildén (formerly of CULT OF LUNA). The music is described as a cross between NEUROSIS, MOGWAI and GODSPEED YOU ...

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SPASTIC INK To Release Sophomore Album In April

Acclaimed San Antonio, Texas-based prog/tech metal triumvirate SPASTIC INK, featuring guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek, bassist Pete Perez, and drummer Bobby Jarzombek, have signed a deal with Marquee Inc. for the release of their long-awaited sophomore album, "Ink Compatible". Marquee will handle Japan and most Southeast Asian territories while the rest of the world will be covered ...

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ANATHEMA Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

The U.K.'s ANATHEMA have been confirmed for the Gods of Metal Festival, scheduled to take place June 5-6 at l'Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. ALICE COOPER will top the bill on Sunday, June 6, while JUDAS PRIEST will headline the event on Saturday, June 5 — the same day that Finland's STRATOVARIUS are scheduled ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Film Video For 'Shut The Fuck Up'

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), filmed a video for the track "Shut The Fuck Up" on Monday (Feb. 9) with director Paul Brown. Described by Guns as "insane," the ...

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DAVE GROHL Responds To ZAKK WYLDE's Threat

Former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has responded to Zakk Wylde's infamous 2001 quote in which the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist threatened to "kick [Grohl's] ass" because he wrote this cheese-dick song for OZZ that Zakk had to play on during the recording sessions for OSBOURNE's "Down To Earth" CD. In the November 2001 ...

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DEICIDE's New Album To Be Released In Several Formats: Images Available

Earache Records are releasing DEICIDE's latest album, "Scars Of The Crucifix", in several formats, loaded with special material available nowhere else. The CD version of "Scars…" will come with a bonus DVD, containing an exclusive DEICIDE documentary shot by acclaimed U.K. director Pete Bridgewater (MORBID ANGEL, DECEMBER, THE HAUNTED). Entitled "Behind the Scars: Under the ...

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AMERICAN DOG Sign European Record Deal

Columbus, Ohio-based AMERICAN DOG, featuring former SALTY DOG bassist Michael Hannon, have signed a new European deal with Phoenix/Sony Records out of Hamburg, Germany. The biker-styled label is famous for handling the promotions of MOTÖRHEAD, DORO, ROSE TATTOO and MOLLY HATCHET. Longtime manager Tommy Floyd stated that "it was crucial that AMERICAN DOG work with ...

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PERZONAL WAR To Release New Album In April

German thrashers PERZONAL WAR will soon release their much-anticipated follow-up to 2002's "Different But The Same", entitled "Faces". The new record will be the first to feature new bass player Sven Krautkraemer, who replaces longtime member Frank Buchwalter. "Faces" was recorded once again at Gernhardt studios and produced by vocalist Metti Zimmerman and drummer Martin. ...

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OPETH Drummer To Guest On DEATH Tribute CD?

OPETH drummer Martin Lopez is the latest high-profile metal musician linked with the upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records. "At [Monday] night's OPETH concert in Tampa, drummer Martin Lopez expressed his interest in playing at least ...

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EDGUY EP Charts In Germany, Austria

EDGUY's brand-new EP, "King of Fools", has entered the German Media Control chart at No. 39. It has also debuted at No. 67 in Austria, according to a posting on the band's official web site. In addition to the title track (video), "King of Fools" contains a 15-minute "making of" video clip (for ...

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