METALLICA Trick The Tricksters

When MADONNA fans tried to download new tracks from her "American Life" album, they were greeted with a nasty verbal message from Madge herself. METALLICA have taken a slightly different route, according to MuchMusic.com. Those seeking new tracks from the bands "St. Anger" release on peer-to-peer networks have ended up with incomplete tracks at best, ...

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AMORPHIS To Release New Single

Finland's AMORPHIS will release a single, "Evil Inside", on June 20. "Evil Inside" comes off the group's latest album, "Far From The Sun", available in Scandinavia since the end of May. AMORPHIS are scheduled to perform a string of Finnish festivals over the summer before embarking on a European tour later in the year. The ...

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TENET: Demo Recordings Posted Online!

Vancouver's TENET, the new band featuring STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/ex-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan, ex-FORBIDDEN/TESTAMENT guitarist Glen Alvelais, ex-GRIP INC. bassist Stuart Carruthers, and former SACRIFICE/current INTERZONE frontman Rob Urbinati, have posted three demo tracks at their official web site. The rough recordings, which are believed to feature only Simon and ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Host BLACK 'N BLUE Reunion

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will be hosting a reunion of the original BLACK 'N BLUE lineup — including current KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer — on Saturday, June 14 at Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon. The group will reportedly be reuniting to perform a benefit show to help raise support for Jeff Young, brother of bass ...

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KING DIAMOND Begin Mixing 'The Puppet Master'

King Diamond and Andy LaRocque are in the process of mixing the new KING DIAMOND album, "The Puppet Master", for a fall release through Metal Blade Records. "After the mixing is done we will have someone out to videotape me telling the story of 'The Puppet Master' for bonus material on the second disc," King ...

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MEMORY GARDEN Confirmed For Sweden's WRETSTOCK Festival

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, the band featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, have been confirmed for the Wretstock festival in Vretstorp, Sweden on Aug. 8-9. MEMORY GARDEN's forthcoming album, tentatively titled "Carnage Carnival", will be the group's first since their split with Metal Blade Records early last year. A late 2003 release through an ...

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AEROSMITH Contribute Song To 'Rugrats' Movie

AEROSMITH have contributed a song called "Lizard Love" to the third feature film based on the Nickelodeon series "Rugrats". The track will appear in "Rugrats Go Wild!" , which hits theatres Friday (June 13), and the video, featuring the band cavorting with the wisecracking toddlers, is being shown on Nickelodeon. ...

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Former ELVENKING Singer, STORMLORD Bassist Team Up In LEPRECHAUN

Former ELVENKING singer/composer Damnagoras has teamed up with STORMLORD bassist Francesco Bucci in a brand new "folk metal" project called LEPRECHAUN. The band, who are currently recording demos, play a musical style that is being described as "fast heavy metal [meets] Irish-like tunes and melodies (featuring violins and acoustic guitars)." The lyrics will deal with ...

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HAMMERFALL: Special Hometown Gig Planned

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site, www.hammerfall.net: "Back from South America since two weeks, and it was definitely the best experience so far for us down there! More people, more excitement more metal. It was tremendous! "More recently, I just got back from Sweden ...

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