DAVID SHANKLE GROUP Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle, have parted ways with vocalist Trace Edward Zaber. Trace "has announced that he will take a leave of absence from his vocal duties with DAVID SHANKLE GROUP," reads a statement on the group's web site. "This announcement brings with it no bad ...

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SLAYER Drummer Completes 'Dawn Of The Dead' Recording Session

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo recently completed a one-day recording session for the soundtrack to the upcoming remake of the horror film classic "Dawn of the Dead". "It was absolutely amazing!" Dave said of working with Tyler Bates, composer of the Universal release. A blood-and-guts classic! Working with Tyler Bates was a great experience." The movie ...

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INFINITED HATE Sign With DISPLEASED RECORDS

Dutch "extreme death metal" act INFINITED HATE, featuring members of SINISTER and HOUWITSER, have inked a two-album deal with Displeased Records. The group will enter AM studios in Gouda, Holland shortly with producer Andre van de Ree to record their full-length debut, "Revel In Bloodshed", due later in the year. Artwork for the forthcoming album ...

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COLD Announce New Guitarist

COLD have announced the addition of guitarist Eddie Rendini (ex-DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM) to the group's ranks. Rendini joins the band as the replacement for Terry Balsamo, who recently left COLD to hook up with EVANESCENCE. "I just wanted to thank everyone for this amazing welcome into an amazing family!" Eddie said in a statement posted ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Webcast Scheduled For This Weekend

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), ex-HALFORD/DIESEL MACHINE guitarist Patrick Lachman (on lead vocals), and bassist Bob Zilla, will be participating in a live web broadcast from Dime's house this Sunday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m. (PST). Fans will be able to chat with the band ...

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WARRIOR: New Song Available For Download

A brand new WARRIOR track, titled "Salvation", has been made available for download from this location. "Salvation" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "The Wars Of Gods And Men", due on February 24 through Reality Entertainment. The CD, which features guest appearances by KROKUS vocalist Marc Storace and GODHEAD guitarist Mike Miller, contains ...

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UFO Set American Release Date For New Album

UFO have set a March 16 U.S. release date through SPV Records for their new album, "You Are Here". The CD will arrive in Europe one month earlier (February 16). The group's first effort to feature new guitarist Vinnie Moore, "You Are Here" (view cover here) was recorded near Hannover, Germany with producer ...

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WORLD BELOW: Debut Album To Surface Through DOOM SYMPHONY RECORDS

WORLD BELOW, the new band consisting of CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, CARNAL FORGE/ex-IN THY DREAMS drummer Stefan Westerberg, and ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, will release their debut album, "Sacrifices To The Moon", through Doom Symphony Records, a division of Italy's Underground Symphony. According to a posting on the band's web site, Doom Symphony is ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Perform On 'The Sharon Osbourne Show'

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will be making an appearance on "The Sharon Osbourne Show" on Monday, February ...

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