HAMMERFALL Singer Sets U.S. Release Date For Solo Debut

HAMMERFALL singer Joacim Cans has set a May 11 North American release date through Sanctuary/Noise Records for his solo debut, "Beyond the Gates". Released under the moniker CANS, "Beyond the Gates" was recorded between November 2003 and February 2004 at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, Frankie's Hideaway in the U.S. and House of Music Studios ...

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MESHUGGAH: New EP To Arrive In June?

According to a source at Nuclear Blast Records, Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have set a tentative June 22 release date through Fractured Transmitter Records (the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann) for their new EP — a one-song effort clocking in at over 20 minutes. Johan Haake, brother of MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake, ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Says STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Ended With Backstage Brawl

Former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland has admitted to Launch that the group's breakup wasn't quite as amicable as previously reported. Weiland, who is currently fronting VELVET REVOVER, told Launch that he and guitarist Dean DeLeo nearly came to blows while on tour behind their final album, "Shangri-La Dee Da". "We had really imploded ...

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Screamo: Extreme Music For Extreme Times?

Jon Wiederhorn of MTV.com has penned an article on a brand-new heavy metal sub-genre dubbed "screamo," a style characterized by "aggressive, chaotic passages flush with larynx-shredding vocals" balanced "with swooping melodies and vocal harmonies." ATREYU, along with a host of other heartbroken, hate-filled noisemongers like BLEEDING THROUGH, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES, EVERY TIME I DIE, ...

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Are The OSBOURNES Related To SHAKESPEARE?

Poppy Brady of the U.K.'s Evening Mail is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne could be related to the famous playwright William Shakespeare. The tomb of Ralph Arden, Shakespeare's great great great great great grandfather lies inside the church of St Peter and Paul in Aston. Research carried out by Aston councillor Tony Kennedy has revealed that ...

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ELVENKING Schedule Record-Release Party

Italian "pagan metal" band ELVENKING will celebrate the release of their new album, "Wyrd", with a release party at the Velvet Rock Club in Aviano (PN), Italy on Friday, May 14. ELVENKING will perform a two-hour set consisting of new and older songs, with additional appearances scheduled from REVOLTONS and TYSTNADEN (both on Limb Music). ...

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MONSTROSITY: European Tour Cancelled

MONSTROSITY's European tour with DARK DISCIPLE has been officially cancelled. "Yesterday [May 4] was the last show, the bands are already on their ways back home," reads a statement from Metal Blade Records. "Turnouts have been too bad, losing money day by day is no fun for the bands and not for the tour agency." ...

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