MELVINS To Celebrate 20th Anniversary With Book, Tour

MELVINS will celebrate their 20th anniversary this winter with the publication of a very special coffee table book called "Neither Here, Nor There" on March 2. According to an official press release, "Neither Here, Nor There" is "an amazing retrospective highlighting artwork from [MELVINS'] releases, ruminations from the band and their friends and [including] a ...

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GRIFFIN: Cover Songs Available For Download

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have posted their cover versions of OZZY OSBOURNE's "Crazy Train" and JUDAS PRIEST's "Hell Bent For Leather" at their official web site. The songs, which were laid down in late 2003, will only be available for download for 48 hours. GRIFFIN's third full-length album, "No Holds Barred", was recorded ...

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LABRAT Drummer Undergoes Surgery, Band Cancel Shows

LABRAT were forced to cancel two of their recent shows with AKERCOCKE and SIKTH after drummer Nathan Perrier was rushed to Naas General Hospital in County Kildare, Southern Ireland for emergency surgery, according to Rock Sound magazine. Perrier reportedly underwent a three-hour operation to remove part of his lower intestine, which had become wedged through ...

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Former FIGHT Members Join LOLLIPOP LUST KILL

Guitarist Brian Tilse and bassist J.J. from Rob Halford's post-JUDAS PRIEST outfit FIGHT have officially joined LOLLIPOP LUST KILL. "They both bring a lot of experience and really were a perfect fit right from the beginning," LOLLIPOP LUST KILL guitarist Pill writes on the group's web site. "If you wonder why [singer] Evvy and [drummer] ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'From Wishes To Eternity' DVD Certified Gold In Germany

NIGHTWISH's first DVD, "From Wishes To Eternity", has been certified gold in Germany, according to a posting at the band's official web site. "This is the very first time band gets 'precious metal' outside Finland. NIGHTWISH would like to thank everybody who has bought the DVD. Thank You People!!! And now back to studio!!!" NIGHTWISH's ...

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Former HADES Guitarist Completes Solo CD

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has completed work on his first solo album. "I finished mixing my first solo CD last week at Crystal Studios and it's already in production," Lorenzo said in a press release. "I'll have finished copies with artwork the end of next week. I'm taking advance orders now through my site ...

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SOULGRIND To Enter Studio In May

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), will enter the studio on May 28 to begin recording their new album, "Omnino Veritas", tentatively due in early November through France's Holy Records. A limited-edition version (2,000 copies) of the new album will include an extra CD featuring the following: ...

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DESTINY Explain Album Delay

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY have issued a statement explaining the delay in the release of their new album, "Future Of The Past". The CD, due on March 5 through GMR Music Group, was recorded at the band's own DRS Studios and features a guest appearance by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson. "The reason ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: New Song Available For Download

A brand new CANNIBAL CORPSE track, titled "Cyanide Assassin", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Cyanide Assassin" comes off CANNIBAL CORPSE's forthcoming CD, "The Wretched Spawn", due on February 24 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Gore Obsessed", "The Wretched Spawn" was recorded at Sonic Ranch studios ...

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DISTURBED Singer Attends 'Torque' Premiere

DISTURBED singer David Draiman (along with "date" Heather) attended the world premiere of the new Warner Bros. film "Torque" at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California on Wednesday (Jan. 14). Check out pictures from Daily Celeb. DISTURBED are currently seeking a new bassist following the departure of Fuzz in early November. The group ...

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