Drummer: VAN HALEN To Begin Work On New Album

VAN HALEN drummer has tried to put rumors of the band's demise to rest, denying that internal tensions have taken their toll. Speaking to the Wichita Eagle, Alex said, "Our disagreements are about our music." The band plan to take a break after the tour and then enter the studio to begin work on a ...

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SLAYER Frontman Talks About 'Wall Of Blood', Show Cancellations

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya has spoken to Rolling Stone magazine about the "Wall of Blood" concert effect, where the band, their instruments, and the stage are drenched by a downpour of "blood" during their song "Raining Blood". The band first introduced the "Wall of Blood" at the Civic Center in Augusta, Maine, for the taping ...

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STILLBORN Sign With PAGAN RECORDS

Polish underground death metallers STILLBORN have inked a deal with Pagan Records. The group's already-completed debut album, "Satanas el Grande", is scheduled for release this winter. "Satanas el Grande" track listing: 01. Pactum Inferni 02. Massacre 03. Satanas el Grande 04. Anti-God, Anti-Human 05. Execrable Lord Pretender 06. Thousand Faced Bitch 07. March of Armageddon ...

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TAPROOT: 'Getting Back To A More Live, Raw Feel'

TAPROOT drummer Jarrod Montague has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "Well, I've been so busy with my stuff that I didn't have a chance to update you guys, but drum and bass trax are DONE! We moved into the studio on Oct. 17 and started going to work the next ...

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DEICIDE: Part Of European Tour Postponed; Lineup Changes Explained

Contrary to reports from the Portuguese date of DEICIDE's European tour, DEICIDE have not cancelled the rest of the trek but have instead postponed part of the tour in order to accodmodate drummer Steve Asheim, whose father has just died. The group's booking agent, Adam Elfin of First Contact Agency, has sent BLABBERMOUTH.NET the following ...

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METALLICA: 'Some Kind Of Monster' DVD Details Revealed

According to a posting at METALLICA's official web site, the DVD version of the band's $4.3-million documentary, "Some Kind of Monster", will be jampacked with seven hours of bonus features. The two-DVD set, due on January 25, 2005, will include the following: * 40 additional scenes * Exclusive intimate interviews with METALLICA about the film ...

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Bassist STEVE DIGIORGIO Joins SEBASTIAN BACH

Bassist extraordinaire Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, ex-DEATH, ICED EARTH) has officially joined former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach's touring band. "Yes it's true," Sebastian writes on his web site. "I am now finalizing the heaviest lineup I have ever played with on a stage at any time in my 20-year career. Joining the band on ...

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