Drumming Up The World's Fastest Drummer

Folks in Nashville, Tennessee, will soon march to the beat of a different drummer — about 1100 drum beats per minute, according to NCBuy.com. The city is hosting the National Association of Music Merchants' International Fastest Drummer Contest, July 18-20, which is looking for the fastest hands and feet in the drum business. Judges will ...

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OPETH's ÅKERFELDT Explains Finnish Festival Cancellations

OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt has issued a statement clarifying the group's reasons for canceling their previously announced appearances at Finland's Tuska and Illosaarirock festivals, scheduled to take place July 11 and July 12, respectively. The statement reads as follows: "Dear friends, "We are extremely sorry that we had to cancel the two festivals in Finland. ...

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SATYRICON: 'Volcano' Vinyl Edition Available

SATYRICON's latest album, "Volcano", winner of each and every prize it was nominated for in their native country — Osloprisen, two Alarm Awards and a Norwegian Grammy — is now available on see-through vinyl. The gatefold-sleeved double album includes two exclusive bonus tracks from the original recording sessions, "Live Through Me" and "Existential Fear-questions", the ...

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SEVENDUST Name New Album

SEVENDUST have set "Seasons" as the title for their fourth full-length studio album, tentatively due in October through TVT Records. The band have recorded 16 tracks during the sessions for the upcoming CD at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71). Around 12-13 songs will end up on the final CD, which ...

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SENTENCED Added To Finland's TUSKA METAL FESTIVAL

SENTENCED have replaced OPETH at this year's edition of Finland's Tuska festival, set to take place July 11-13 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki. As previously reported, OPETH were forced to cancel their appearance at Tuska due to "logistical and financial" difficulties connected with the group's upcoming U.S. tour with PORCUPINE TREE, ...

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LOCKUP To Issue Live Album Later in The Year

LOCKUP, the grindcore band featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, and DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, will issue an as-yet-untitled live album later in the year through NAPALM DEATH's Feto Records. In addition to the live CD, which was recorded during the ...

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INCANTATION Release Statement Regarding Australian Car Crash

INCANTATION have posted a message on their official web site offering more details about the car accident in Australia last week that caused the cancellation of the band's gig at Forest Inn in Bexley. The group's statement reads as follows: "As some people may have already heard, on Friday June 28th 2003, Kyle, John and ...

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