DAVE GROHL Explains TOM ARAYA's Absence From PROBOT CD

FOO FIGHTERS frontman/ex-NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about his "metal" side-project PROBOT project and the reason SLAYER vocalist Tom Araya ended up not contributing to the final CD. "I tried to get Tom on the record — he was the last piece of the puzzle," Grohl said. "The list of ...

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CONSPIRACY A.D.: Video Available For Download

Italian metallers CONSPIRACY A.D. have posted their recently completed video for the track "Bloody Revenge" at this location (.zip file, approx. 10 MB). "Bloody Revenge" comes off the group's forthcoming debut full-length album, "Humanity = Destruction ...The End Is Near", tentatively due in early February through Crash Music Inc. CONSPIRACY A.D.'s last release ...

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MISERY INDEX To Film New Video

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), Matt Byers (drums) and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), will be filming a video for the track "The Great Depression" on January 31 at the Ottobar in Baltimore, according to a posting on the ...

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PAIN CONFESSOR Enter Studio To Record New Single

Finnish melodic metallers PAIN CONFESSOR entered Studio Sound Supreme on Thursday (January 8) to begin recording a two-song single, to be released sometime next month. "Drum and bass parts have been recorded for both songs," the band write on their web site. "Next in line are the rhythm guitars, lead guitars, vocals and keyboard orchestration ...

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KROKUS To Tour The U.S. In The Spring

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS are tentatively planning on embarking on a U.S. tour between March and April 11. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, KROKUS recently finished production on their double live album, "Fire & Gasoline". A DVD, entitled "Live at Montreux", will be included with the album as ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Support U.D.O. In May

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL will support U.D.O. at the following shows in May: May 20 – Pratteln, SWI @ Z7 May 21 – Chiasso, SWI @ Palapenze May 22 – Wörgl, AUT @ KOMMA May 24 – Budapest, HUN @ Petofi Hall CRYSTAL BALL's fourth full-length album, "Hellvetia", was released in November through Nuclear ...

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BLAZE Guitarist Discusses Upcoming CD

BLAZE guitarist Steve Wray has posted the following message to the band's official discussion forum: " [BLAZE's forthcoming third album] 'Blood & Belief' is a 10-track album which at this point certainly seems to have a theme or feel if you like. It's not a concept album. If anything this album is all about honesty ...

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THE DATSUNS Comment On Collaboration With Ex-LED ZEPPELIN Bassist

New Zealand-based quartet THE DATSUNS are currently recording their second album with producer John Paul Jones (ex-LED ZEPPELIN bassist) for a tentative late May release through Hellsquad/V2 Records. According to The New Zealand Herald, the recordings are taking place at Jacob's Studio, a residential farm in Surrey, about 50 minutes from London's Waterloo Station, where ...

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RAUNCHY Working On New Video

BLABBERMOUTH.NET-approved Danish metallers RAUNCHY are in the process of filming a video for the track "Watch Out" with Danish director Anders Morgenthaler (KASHMIR, JUNIOR SENIOR, THE BREAKERS, SUPERHEROES). "So far we can reveal that the video is a 100% animated," the band write on their web site. "So expect something different BUT yet brutal." "Watch ...

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