KRUX Announce One-Off Gig

KRUX, the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, plus ENTOMBED members Peter Stjärnvind (drums), and Jörgen Sandstrom (guitar), will perform a one-off show at Kägelbanan in Stockholm, Sweden on May 18. The gig, which will likely be the group's last for quite some time, will be recorded for a ...

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HEADSTRONG Split Up

Canada's HEADSTRONG have officially split up, citing their disillusionment with the record industry as one of the reasons for the group's break-up. The following is an excerpt from vocalist Matt Kinna's "parting words" message as posted on the group's official web site: "HEADSTRONG is dead. Long live the headstrong. "It's funny. I don't know if ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Name New Album

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have set "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate" as the title for their forthcoming third album, due later in the year through ENTOMBED's Threeman Records. "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate" was recorded at Soundlab Studios (where the band's last CD, "When We Are Done, Your ...

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COAL CHAMBER Finishing Up Work On B-Sides/Rarities Album

COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara is scheduled to hit the studio later this week to record vocals for an unfinished track from the "Chamber Music" sessions. The song in question will be included on the group's upcoming B-sides/rarities album, "Giving The Devil His Due", slated for release on June 17 through Roadrunner Records. Fafara's side ...

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TAPROOT Line Up U.K. Dates

Michigan-based nu-metallers TAPROOT will be following up their appearance at the forthcoming Download Festival with a number of U.K. dates. You can catch the band at: Jun. 01 – Liverpool, UK @ University Jun. 03 – Oxford, UK @ Zodiac Jun. 04 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: Long Island In-Store Announced

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde will be making an in-store appearance at Slipped Disc Records in Valley Stream, New York on Sunday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's March 29 show in Ventura, California was filmed for the group's upcoming live DVD, "Broozed, Boozed & Broken-Boned", tentatively due in June. While ...

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SPEEDEALER Announce U.S. Tour

The reformed SPEEDEALER, now featuring bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS), will embark on a three-week tour of the U.S. during June/July. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 26 - San Antonio, TX @ Sin 13 Jun. 27 – Austin, TX @ 710 Jun. 28 – Dallas, TX @ ...

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STATUS QUO 'Forced' Into Re-Recording Old Classics

STATUS QUO were reportedly forced by their record label to re-record their old classics and lay down several covers as part of a "new" album collection dubbed "Rocking All Over The Riffs". "It is something we got talked into," lead singer Francis Rossi told Undercover News. "If it means they'll let us make real albums ...

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MTV's 'mtvICON' METALLICA Special: More Spoken Tributes Announced

According to MTV.com, the upcoming MTV "mtvICON" special dedicated to METALLICA will feature spoken tributes from members of AEROSMITH, STAIND, LINKIN PARK and BLINK-182, as well as from Lisa Marie Presley, Lara Flynn Boyle, Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Sean Penn and Jim Breuer. KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SUM 41 and AVRIL LAVIGNE will perform musical tributes ...

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