CARNAL FORGE Members Form Side Project

CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, CARNAL FORGE drummer Stefan Westerberg, and ex-S.I.B./ TURABUS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson have joined forces in a new band called WORLD BELOW. Self-described as "slow, dark, atmospheric, psychedelic, mournful and utterly heavy," WORLD BELOW is said to be "a progressive doom-metal trip influenced by everything from PINK FLOYD via BLACK SABBATH ...

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KRITICKILL In Talks With 604 RECORDS

Killeen, Texas-based act KRITICKILL are reportedly negotiating a record deal with 604 Records, the label venture headed by NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger and his longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin. Consisting of Dave Irons (vocals), Todd Gardner (drums), Donny Morse (guitars), and Bryan Koestens (bass), KRITICKILL have been together since 1997 and have opened for such national ...

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RAGE Drummer Launches Rock Fusion Band

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current RAGE drummer Mike Terrana has teamed up with French musicians Cyril Achard (electric & acoustic guitar) and Ivan Rougny (electric bass) in a three-piece instrumental rock fusion band called TABOO VOODOO FUSION BAND. The new TABOO VOODOO CD, entitled "Something's Cooking", will be released on Lion Records in November. It ...

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SYMPHORCE: New MP3 Available For Download

German power metallers SYMPHORCE, featuring BRAINSTORM frontman Andy B. Franck, have made available for download the track "Slow Down", taken from their forthcoming "phorcefulAhead" CD, at this location. Due on November 18 through Metal Blade Records, "phorcefulAhead" will contain the following track listing: 01. Speak My Mind 02. Unbroken 03. Slow Down 04. ...

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DEFENESTRATION To Play First Shows With New Drummer

British female-fronted act DEFENESTRATION have lined up the following gigs during October/November: Oct. 27 – Redditch, UK - The Venue Oct. 31 - Milton Keynes, UK - Bar Central Nov. 07 – Cardiff, UK - Vision 2k These will be DEFENESTRATION's first gigs with new drummer Kieran Brain, who replaced Ben Gordelia earlier in the ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX To Host VH1's 'Graveside Groupies'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx will host VH1's "Graveside Groupies", a one-hour special that "takes a close look at what happens when musicians break on through to the other side, and how some fans continue to honor their memory," according to the channel's official web site. "We'll join handpicked fans as they embark on pilgrimages ...

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COSMOSQUAD Line Up Hollywood Appearance

Los Angeles-based instrumental trio COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman, drummer Shane Gaalaas, and bassist Barry Sparks, are celebrating the release of their new "Live at the Baked Potato" CD with a Tuesday, November 5 appearance at that very venue, located at 3878 Cahuenga Blvd W., North Hollywood, CA. In related news, Kollman and Gaalaas will ...

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AUDIOSLAVE: 'Cochise' Video Available For Download

AUDIOSLAVE's video for the track "Cochise", the first single off the group's self-titled debut, is available for download from Urban Chaos Videos at this location (look in the "downloads" section"). Also available for download from the same site are videos for HAMMERFALL's "Hearts On Fire" and NIRVANA's "You Know You're Right", among others. ...

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