SLUDGE: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new SLUDGE track, entitled "Blind Man", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Blind Man" comes off the Swiss extreme metallers' third full-length album, "Yellow Acid Rain", due in November via Denmark's Mighty Music. Described as "a mix of ENTOMBED, CELTIC FROST, CARCASS and the early material of SAMAEL," ...

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KOTIPELTO: Touring Lineup Announced

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto has announced the touring lineup for his KOTIPELTO project. Joining Timo on the road in South America and Finland will be Mirka Rantanen (drums), Lauri Porra (bass), Tuomas Wainola (guitars) and Jens Johansson (keyboards, STRATOVARIUS). The keyboard duties for KOTIPELTO's European summer festival appearances were handled by CHILDREN OF BODOM's Janne ...

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IRON MAIDEN Bassist Talks About His Technique And Influences

IRON MAIDEN founding member Steve Harris is featured in the "Legends of Rock Bass" issue of Bass Player magazine. The focus of the interview is mainly on Steve's technique and influences. A couple of excerpts follow: Bass Player: Is there any particular reason why you’ve never done bass solos onstage? Steve Harris: "Because they're bloody ...

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AMERICAN HEARTBREAK To Support NEW YORK DOLLS In San Francisco

San Francisco-based rockers AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, featuring ex-JETBOY guitarist Billy Rowe and former EXODUS bassist Mike Butler, will be opening for the NEW YORK DOLLS at SF's famed Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 3rd. The DOLLS have added former JETBOY bassist Sam Yaffa (recently seen gigging with JOAN JETT, also formerly with HANOI ROCKS) to the ...

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SEX PISTOLS Frontman Is Wild For Bugs

According to Britain's the Sun newspaper, SEX PISTOLS frontman John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) has signed up to front a wildlife show all about insects. Lydon is already presenting two wildlife shows for Five about gorillas and sharks. Now he will be revealing his love of creepy-crawlies in a Discovery Channel documentary. During filming for ...

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MINDGRINDER To Enter Studio In November

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator, will enter Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, WINDIR) in Norway in November to record their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 via Nocturnal Art Productions. MINDGRINDER issued their debut album, "MindTech", in April through Nocturnal Art Productions. The CD was recorded in December 2002 ...

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MARILYN MANSON Visits RADIO 1: Audio Available

MARILYN MANSON visited BBC Radio 1's Jo Whiley on Wednesday (Sept. 22) in London to discuss his new "best of" album, "Lest We Forget", his friendship with Sharon Osbourne, reality TV, Michael Moore and DEPECHE MODE. Manson said of reality television and its negative influence on music: "It's a very fine line between being a ...

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BABOON RISING Sign With STATUE RECORDS

Virginia-based metal band BABOON RISING have inked a deal with Statue Records. The group's latest album, "Megland", is available through the label at this location. BABOON RISING formed in 1987 as a satirical underground rock and metal band and has since grown into a speed metal band with a touch of death metal ...

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