NEVERMORE: U.K. Tour Cancelled

Seattle-based power metallers NEVERMORE have been forced to cancel their previously announced U.K. tour with NOCTURNAL RITES "due to conflicting schedules," according to a posting on the band's web site. The band are hoping to reschedule the dates later in the year. ...

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LARS ULRICH: 'I've Always Felt Like Hugging DAVE MUSTAINE'

METALLICA's Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield recently conducted separate interviews with CHUD.com about the making of their $4.3-million documentary "Some Kind of Monster". Several excerpts from the interviews follow: On the sequence when former METALLICA guitarist Dave Mustaine joins Ulrich for a one-on-one therapy session: Lars Ulrich: "That interaction was emotional on many different levels. ...

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ECLIPSE ETERNAL Sign With GALY RECORDS

Canadian epic black metal band ECLIPSE ETERNAL have signed a deal with Galy Records. The band's debut album, "Reign of the Unholy Blackened Empire", was produced by Glen Drover (EIDOLON) and mastered by Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND). An October release is expected. Download a rough-mix MP3 of the track "Storming the Pearly Gates" at

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FEARSCAPE Complete Work On Debut Album

Australian Christian metallers FEARSCAPE have finished recording nine tracks at Hammer of God studio for their first full-length album, "Sleeping In Light", due later in the year through Rowe Productions. The band spent five "grueling" days working eight in the morning until well past midnight every night, according to a posting on the group's web ...

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AC/DC Street Proposal Gets Council Support

Australia's The Age is reporting that Melbourne City Council Thursday night (July 8) supported a proposal to change the name of "Corporation Lane" in Melbourne's central business district to "ACDC Lane" as a tribute to Australia's most successful band. A council report said AC/DC had "strong links with Melbourne", including the 1975 film ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Ordered Into Drug Rehab

VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland (ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) has been sentenced to a six-month stint in a drug program after pleading no contest to driving under the influence in Los Angeles, according to Reuters. In addition, Weiland was placed on probation and ordered to repay the owner of a parked vehicle he rammed shortly before ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: 'DAVID ELLEFSON Is Suing Me And MEGADETH'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here is what I have been saying in the interviews, what happened chronologically that caused the demise of the band, why [drummer] Nick [Menza] was fired, [guitarist] Marty [Friedman] quitting, records turning out the way they did, and finally me ...

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