FEAR FACTORY's HERRERA: We're Better Off Without DINO CAZARES

FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera has vowed to carry on with the group without co-founder Dino Cazares, saying that the guitarist "limited [FEAR FACTORY] more than progressed it" by refusing to allow new, fresh ideas to be introduced into the band's sound over the course of the group's 12-year existence. "One of the problems that ...

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NIGHTWISH: DVD Contents Revealed

Finland's NIGHTWISH have finalized the contents of their upcoming DVD, "End Of Innocence", due on May 26 through Spinefarm. According to www.nightwish.com, the DVD will contain the following: 1. "End Of Innocence" documentary - The history of NIGHTWISH by Tuomas and Jukka - Total running time around 150 minutes! - Features shitloads of ...

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METALLICA: San Quentin State Prison Set List Revealed!

METALLICA performed for over an hour at San Quentin State Prison on Thursday (May 1) in front of an audience composed entirely of inmates and prison workers. The special concert was arranged with the help of the prison officials in exchange for METALLICA using the prison grounds the previous day (April 30) to film the ...

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FATES WARNING Enlist SPOCK'S BEARD Drummer For Upcoming Tour

FATES WARNING have enlisted SPOCK'S BEARD drummer Nick D'Virgilio to join them on their upcoming summer tour with DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRŸCHE after regular FATES drummer Mark Zonder was forced to bow out of the trek due to "personal commitments," according to FW guitarist Jim Matheos. "Ray, Joey, Frank, and I are excited to be ...

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SOULFLY Joined By Former Drummer At Chicago Gig

SOULFLY were joined on stage by former member Joe Nunez during the extended "drum jam" portion of their headlining set at the House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois Thursday night (May 1). According to an onlooker, "Joe and [SOULFLY drummer] Roy [Mayorga] both commanded the beat high atop the stage on Roy's kit, while Max ...

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ICED EARTH Drummer Appears On 'The Howard Stern Show'

On April 23, ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy appeared on "The Howard Stern Show" in Las Vegas where he played a hand of blackjack to win a date with porn star Nikki Norwood. Says Christy: "Unfortunately, I busted and didn't get to go on the date, but the experience alone was amazing." The episode should ...

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Former LIFE OF AGONY Drummer To Perform With SUPERMASSIV

SUPERMASSIV, the New York-based band featuring ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, will be performing live on Friday, June 6 at L'Amour in Brooklyn, New York. More dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, SUPERMASSIV will have the song "Fake" included as a bonus track on the forthcoming LIFE OF AGONY double ...

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GUANO APES In Milan, Italy: Photos Available

Germany's GUANO APES performed live in Milan, Italy Thursday night (May 1). Check out the pictures here. GUANO APES' latest album, "Walking On A Thin Line", entered the German Media Control charts at position #1. The band's previous CD, "Don't Give Me Names", achieved the same feat three years ago. The band have ...

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