PENTAGRAM Announce New Lineup, Begin Work On New Material

Legendary doom metallers PENTAGRAM are currently working on material for their new album, tentatively due in early 2004. Joining vocalist Bobby Liebling in the new lineup are Kelly Carmichael (guitar, INTERNAL VOID), Adam S. Heinzmann (bass, INTERNAL VOID) and Mike Smail (drums, PENANCE). "We're working up some old stuff ['70s era songs], and also working ...

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STEVE VAI To Unveil 'Mystery Tracks'

Guitar mastermind Steve Vai will release "Mystery Tracks Archives Vol. 3", the second individual release from his limited edition box set, on September 23 through Favored Nations Records. Available only online through Vai.com, the 10-CD "Secret Jewel Box Set" is a collection of rarities, bonus tracks and film soundtrack pieces. "The Elusive Light And Sound ...

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MOLLY HATCHET Drummer Diagnosed With Cancer

Original MOLLY HATCHET drummer Bruce Crump was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 oral cancer and is currently undergoing treatment at the Medical College of Virginia with a good prognosis. To help offset his insurmountable medical expenses, Crump's current band DADDY OH have scheduled a benefit show on November 2 at The Canal Club in Richmond, ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN Change Title Of New CD

British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN have changed the title of their forthcoming fifth album to "Thieving From The House Of God" from the previously announced "Progress Stops Here". The CD was recorded at New Rising Studios in Peldon, Essex with legendary producer Billy Anderson (CLUTCH, BRUTAL TRUTH, NEUROSIS, SLEEP), who worked with the band on their ...

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UNHOLY GHOST To Record Debut Album In November

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), will enter D.O.W. (Diet Of Worms) studios in Seffner, Florida in November with producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (MORBID ANGEL), to record their debut album, "Torrential Reign", for an early 2004 release through Olympic/Century Media Records. ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY Guitarist Completes Work On New Demo

Guitarist/producer Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, MEDICATION) recently returned from Amsterdam, where he mixed his new demo with beatmaster extraordinaire JUNKIE XL. Says Logan, "The tracks sound unbelievable." Logan wrote the material for and produced the as-yet-unnamed project with Lucas Banker (formerly of LIFE OF AGONY singer Keith Caputo's solo band). In this venture, Logan ...

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25 Hurt In Dayton Rock Concert's Mosh Pits

About 25 people who attended an all-day rock concert were treated at a hospital for injuries, according to the Associated Press. Most of the injuries occurred in mosh pits near stages at the X-Fest concert, which was held Sunday (September 14) at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Injuries were caused by kickings, beatings and falls, with ...

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IRON MAIDEN's 'Dance Of Death' Certified Gold In Sweden

IRON MAIDEN's "Dance Of Death" has reportedly been certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. The CD, which was released internationally on September 8, debuted at No. 1 on the Swedish Album chart. IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's approach during the songwriting and recording ...

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GOREROTTED To Release Second Album In November

U.K. blood merchants GOREROTTED will release their second album, "Only Tools And Corpses", on November 3 through Metal Blade Records. To support the CD, the band will embark on a European tour with reunited Austrian extreme metallers PUNGENT STENCH. Tentative dates so far are as follows: Nov. 19 – TBA – AUT or GER Nov. ...

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