Former FIREWIND Singer Joins Forces With VAINGLORY Guitarist

Former FIREWIND/KENZINER vocalist Stephen Fredrick has completed work on new CD with guitarist Corbin King (VAINGLORY, CORBIN KING), drummer Stian Kristoffersen (PAGAN'S MIND, FIREWIND) and bassist James Martin (ZANISTER). Producer David T. Chastain comments: "Corbin and Stephen basically live in the same part of Atlanta and I had to get them into a band together ...

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EVERGREY To Film Live DVD

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY will be filming a hometown show in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 9 for an upcoming DVD. "We will for sure make this is a night to remember," says bassist Michael Håkansson in a posting on the group's web site. "It will be the most glorious thing in EVERGREY history and ...

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KAMELOT: New Album Nearing Completion

KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site: "We are nearing the end of our visit to Germany and we are very, very pleased with the sessions. [Vocalist Roy] Khan has once again surpassed himself and the vocals are killer! Guitars are quite killer if I do ...

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DEF LEPPARD, PANTERA Reach New Multi-Platinum Heights

DEF LEPPARD's breakthrough 1983 album, "Pyromania", has been certified at the RIAA's (Recording Industry Association of America) diamond level (10 million copies shipped) last month, according to Billboard.com. Produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange, "Pyromania" benefited greatly from MTV's relentless airing of the album's first two singles, "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages". The U.K. group ...

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RAMMSTEIN To Film Video For 'Amerika'

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN are preparing to shoot a video for the track "Amerika" off their upcoming "Reise Reise" album. Directing the clip will be Jörn Heitmann, who has previously worked with RAMMSTEIN on the videos for "Sonne" and "Ich Will". "Reise Reise" is scheduled for release on November 2 through Universal Records. The follow-up ...

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Norwegian Church Draws Black Metal Fans

Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten is reporting that the restored stave church (photo) in Fantoft in Bergen, Norway has become a pilgrimage site for European black metal music fans who want to visit the site of the church-burning that Varg Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnack) of the one-man band BURZUM was suspected of carrying ...

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NEVERMORE: 'I, Voyager' Video Posted Online

NEVERMORE's video for the track "I, Voyager", off their most recent album, "Enemies Of Reality", has been posted online at Launch.com. Check it out here. The clip was directed by Kevin Leonard, who has previously worked with HATE ETERNAL and HIMSA, among others. As previously reported, NEVERMORE are scheduled to follow up ...

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THE DARKNESS: Wheels Stolen From JUSTIN HAWKINS' Jag

Britain's The Sun is reporting that THE DARKNESS frontman Justin Hawkins awoke on Wednesday morning (August 4) to see his Jaguar XK8 up on bricks, the wheels and tires stolen. "I suppose bricks are perfectly adequate if you just want to park but the wheels are rather essential for driving," he joked. "I can't help ...

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