New MEGADETH Music Posted Online!

Megadeth.com is currently hosting a clip of "new MEGADETH music" along with an audio message from Dave Mustaine. Check it out here. As previously reported, Mustaine is currently collaborating with one-time MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland on new MEGADETH material which he plans to release later in the year through the Sanctuary ...

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JAG PANZER Select Producer For Upcoming CD

Colorado power metallers JAG PANZER have begun the songwriting process for their new album, tentatively due in September through Century Media Records. "After the brief detour of producing ourselves ('Decade of the Nail Spike Bat') we're back [working] with [producer] Jim Morris for the next studio album," guitarist Mark Briody revealed in an online posting. ...

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VINNIE PAUL: PHILIP ANSELMO Stabbed Us In The Back

DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul spoke to Music Mania Magazine Thursday (Jan. 29) about the breakup of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN's forthcoming debut CD, "New Found Power". Asked if there is any possibility of a PANTERA reunion at some point in the future, Vinnie said, "I don't think so. It would have been real easy for [former ...

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VINTERSORG: 'My Mind Is Boiling With Creativity'

VINTERSORG/BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) recently paid Metal Reference a visit in order to clarify his intentions with his many musical projects. The following are some of the highlights of that interview: Metal Reference: [The new VINTERSORG album] "The Focusing Blur" is seemingly a concept album. In your own words: "...As always ...

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'Heavy Metal Parking Lot' Hits The Road

Jeffrey Lee Puckett of The Courier-Journal reports that "Heavy Metal Parking Lot", a 16-minute documentary filmed in 1986 that has become a grassroots cult classic, is the basis of a new half-hour series that debuted last weekend but makes its big splash this Sunday (Feb 1) with a 19-hour marathon starting at 8 a.m. The ...

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MASTERPLAN Honored With European Border Breakers Award

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, were honored with a European Border Breakers Award at this year's MIDEM convention in Cannes, France. The European Border Breakers Awards are a European Commission initiative which reward ten artists or groups (and their record ...

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KOTIPELTO Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

KOTIPELTO, the Finnish band led by former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto, has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX BAL-SAGOTH BRAINSTORM BÖHSE ONKELZ CANNIBAL ...

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Former COAL CHAMBER Bassist To Guest In New CYPRESS HILL Video

Former COAL CHAMBER bassist Nadja Peulen will be appearing in the CYPRESS HILL video for the song "What's Your Number". This will mark Nadja's second appearance in a CYPRESS HILL video, having previously guested in the band's clip for "Rocksuperstar". The video for "What's Your Number" was "shot early on this week and I am ...

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