DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Guests On CASH CASIA CD

DEF LEPPARD/ex-WHITESNAKE guitarist Vivian Campbell makes a guest appearance on the seven-song CD from New York-based female singer/songwriter CASH CASIA, entitled "From the Mouth of Babes". Campbell's contribution comes in the form of a guitar lead in the CD's closing cut, "Without Love", according to CASIA's web site. A 41-second audio sample of ...

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NIGHTWISH Donate $13,000 To Tsunami Relief Fund

Finland's NIGHTWISH have posted the following statement on their web site: "Since NIGHTWISH is having a break from touring at the moment we do not have any chance to participate in any of the Asia-charity concerts organized in January. This is something we really would have wanted to take part in. So now we did ...

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CHTON To Open For MAYHEM In Norway

CHTON, the Norwegian death metal band featuring Kenneth of KEEP OF KALESSIN and Torstein of MANES, will open for MAYHEM on January 15 at Studentersamfundet in Trondheim, Norway. Also set to appear are MINAS TIRITH and THE APPARATUS. Harald of BLOODTHORN will replace Kenneth on bass during CHTON's performance since it is "impossible for Kenneth ...

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ROYAL HUNT Announce New Guitarist

Denmark's ROYAL HUNT have announced the addition of guitarist Marcus Jidell (JEKYLL & HYDE, THE RING) to the group's ranks. "Armed to the teeth with every guitar model ever produced, [Marcus] left his native Sweden to fill the upcoming ROYAL HUNT album with everything from monster riffs to 12–finger tapping (yes, he does sound like ...

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EVERGREY: Live CD/DVD Details Revealed

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY will release their new live CD, "A Night To Remember", on March 15 via InsideOut Music, according to an online posting by the band's frontman, Tom Englund. The band's forthcoming double DVD, which features their 19-song live performance in their hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, was filmed with 15 high-definition cameras ...

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KULT OV AZAZEL Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Floridian black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have posted the following message on their official web site: "In one month we will enter Mana Studio in Tampa, FL to start recording the next album 'The World, The Flesh & The Devil'. Due to personal obligations, Nocturath [guitar, backing vocals] has decided to leave the band but ...

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Finnish DIMEBAG DARRELL Tribute Concert: More Details Revealed

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN have revealed more information about the upcoming "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) tribute concert that is scheduled to be held January 15 at VR Makasiinit in Helsinki. According to a posting on HEVEIN's web site, at least 25 classic PANTERA songs will be played in memory of Dimebag by dozens of ...

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