MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Fan Favorite To Become 'Welsh Hero'

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell has shot up the list of candidates to be named greatest Welsh hero following an Internet campaign by fans of the band, the BBC reports. Campbell, originally from Pontypridd, is now fifth in the list of nominees on the Welsh Heroes web site after the official MOTÖRHEAD site put a link ...

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LORD BELIAL Announce New Guitarist

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL have announced the addition of guitarist Hjalmar Nielsen to the group's ranks. Nielsen replaces Niclas "Pepa" Andersson, who left the band in early July for reasons that have yet to be disclosed. Niclas' decision to exit the group came several weeks after the departure of drummer Michael Backelin, who has ...

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STRATOVARIUS: New Mp3 Clip Posted Online

A second MP3 clip from the forthcoming STRATOVARIUS album, "Elements Pt. 2", has been posted online at the group's official web site. The track "I'm Still Alive" is track No. 3 on the upcoming CD, due on October 27 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album, which will once again feature artwork by Derek ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER Sign Deal With ROADRUNNER RECORDS U.K.

New Jersey's 40 BELOW SUMMER have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records U.K. for the release of their sophomore album, "The Mourning After". The follow-up to 2001's "Invitation To The Dance" will be released on October 27 through Roadrunner and one day later in the U.S. through Razor & Tie Records. A video for the ...

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AFTER ALL To Support OVERKILL, SEVEN WITCHES In Europe

Belgium's AFTER ALL have been added to a number of dates on the forthcoming OVERKILL/SEVEN WITCHES European tour beginning on November 16 in Bordeaux, France. Prior to touring with OVERKILL, AFTER ALL will play two live dates in Holland and Belgium as special guests of legendary U.S. speed metal band AGENT STEEL. In addition, they ...

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GREAT WHITE Drummer Involved In Three-Vehicle Accident

GREAT WHITE drummer Derrick Pontier was involved in a three-vehicle accident near Allentown, Pennsylvania Saturday (September 27), just hours before a scheduled evening concert, according to the Associated Press. Pontier was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and was released. GREAT WHITE were performing in West Warwick, R.I., in February when a pyrotechnics display ...

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NINE INCH NAILS' DANNY LOHNER Comments On TAPEWORM Project

NINE INCH NAILS' Danny Lohner recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his TAPEWORM project, the semi-mythical supergroup that has, in five or so years since its inception, featured contributions from NIN mastermind Trent Reznor, A PERFECT CIRCLE/TOOL frontman Maynard Keenan and PANTERA's Phil Anselmo. Lohner insists that TAPEWORM remains a separate entity from his other ...

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