GRIMFIST: New Lineup Revealed

GRIMFIST guitarist Ole Walaunet has issued the following update on the Norwegian band's upcoming activities: "As some of you've noticed, we're confirmed for the Inferno kick-off show in London on the 27th of January. "With regards to the line-up... In early January, Dustin Pearl is coming over from California to join GRIMFIST! An awesome drummer ...

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MNEMIC: New Album To Receive Japanese Release

Danish modern thrash metallers MNEMIC will have their latest album, "The Audio Injected Soul", released in Japan on February 2, 2005 via Soundholic Records. The follow-up to last year's "Mechanical Spin Phenomena" was recorded at AntFarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen. In other news, MNEMIC guitarists Micea Gabriel Eftemie and Rune Stigart ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the new band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ACCEPT, CHILDREN OF BODOM, OVERKILL, AMON AMARTH, THE HAUNTED, MASTERPLAN, ...

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TED NUGENT To Tour With Country Star TOBY KEITH

Billboard.com is reporting that Ted Nugent will join country star Toby Keith for about 20 arena dates in the first quarter of 2005. The pair first worked together on a USO tour last summer, according to Keith's manager, T.K. Kimbrell. "Ted loves country music, and on this USO tour, Toby's band backed him up and ...

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MURDERDOLLS: Debut Album Certified Silver In U.K.

The MURDERDOLLS' debut album, "Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls" has been certified silver in the U.K. for shipments in excess of 60,000 copies, according to the band's label, Roadrunner Records. Released in 2003, "Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls" was produced and recorded at SR Audio in Des Moines, Iowa. MURDERDOLLS is the band ...

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Manager: MÖTLEY CRÜE Reunion Talk Is 'Premature'

MÖTLEY CRÜE's manager at Tenth Street Entertainment has told Billboard.com that talk that the group will be announcing a tour Monday (Dec. 6) at a press event on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, Calif., is premature. "Anyone showing up at the Whisky on Monday will be with a bunch of other people holding a seance trying ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer Completes Work On Autobiography

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi's authorized autobiography is finished, and is reportedly being bid over by several publishers. Expect a summer 2005 release date. In April 2005, co-author Jake Brown will begin work with HANOI ROCKS members Michael Monroe and Andy McCoy on the band's authorized autobiography. In other rock biography news, the Brown-authored ...

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THE HAUNTED To Guest On MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball' This Weekend

Swedish thrash titans THE HAUNTED will be the featured guests on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, December 4. The group are currently wrapping up the "Devastation Across The Nation Tour" alongside DAMAGEPLAN and SHADOWS FALL. Look for them to make their U.S. return in the spring. Their new video, "All Against All", was shot by ...

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