TROUBLE: 'Unplugged' Details Revealed

Reunited doom legends TROUBLE have announced the track listing for their forthcoming "Unplugged" CD, which is currently being recorded at a Chicago-area studio. According to the band's official web site, www.newtrouble.com, "Unplugged" will contain acoustic versions of five classic TROUBLE numbers along with two brand new songs, at least one of which was ...

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GRIMFIST: MP3 Clips Available For Download

GRIMFIST, the Norwegian band featuring ex-IMMORTAL drummer Horgh, have posted one-minute MP3 samples of all 10 tracks from their forthcoming debut album, "Ghouls of Grandeur", at this location. "Ghouls of Grandeur", due in the U.S. on September 23 through Candlelight Records, was recorded at Sweden's Abyss Studios with producer Peter Tägtgren (MARDUK, HYPOCRISY, ...

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IMPELLITTERI: New Album To Sound Like SLIPKNOT?

IMPELLITTERI's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "System X", which is currently being recorded with producer Greg Reely (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD), will apparently mark a significant musical departure from the band's previous neo-classical offerings. Says mainman Chris Impellitteri, "The record at this point is the best record IMPELLITTERI have done. We sound completely fresh and energetic. ...

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Former HALFORD Guitarist To Co-Host Radio Show

Former HALFORD guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak will co-host WDHA's "Metal Mania" show on Friday, August 15 at 11:00 p.m. Metal Mike promises an hour full of absolute metal as well as an interview segment with the latest news and craziest road stories from the guitarist. Asked about the DJ opportunity, Metal Mike replied, "Well, I ...

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HATE ETERNAL: Rescheduled European Tour Dates Announced

HATE ETERNAL's rescheduled European tour will tentatively kick off on January 10 in Trier, Germany and will conclude in early February. Also appearing on the bill will be DYING FETUS, DEEDS OF FLESH and PREJUDICE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 10 - Trier, GER @ Exil Jan. 11 - Paris, FRA @ ...

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MESHUGGAH Drop Off Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Summer Breeze festival in Abtsgmünd, Germany. "Drummer Tomas [Haake] still has problems with tendinitis and needs to fully rehabilitate from this," reads a post on the Nuclear Blast Records web site. "Doing the show would definitely put further strain on him, ...

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GODSMACK To Release All-Acoustic Album In November

GODSMACK will release an all-acoustic record on November 18 featuring stripped-down versions of hits like "Voodoo" and "Serenity" as well as new tracks, according to MTV.com. "We decided to do an acoustic record because we have always messed around with acoustic versions of our music and gotten great reactions to it," frontman Sully Erna said ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Audio History Posted Online

A 50-minute audio documentary of the history of NAPALM DEATH — as told in their own words by former drummer Mick Harris and bassist Shane Embury — has been posted online at this location. As previously reported, NAPALM DEATH's upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2", is due before the end ...

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EMO MOWERY Joins LEASH LAW

LEASH LAW, the new Florida-based group featuring former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, ROB ROCK guitarist Rick Renstrom, ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, and ROB ROCK bassist Stephen Elder, have announced the addition of guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS) to the group's ranks. Emo's "monster seven-string rhythms add even more to this modern classic," ...

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'Montel': Is Heavy Metal To Blame?

A couple who filed a lawsuit against SLAYER in 2001 claiming the band and their record label were partially to blame for the 1995 ritual murder of their 15-year-old daughter were among the guests on the talk show "Montel" (hosted by Montel Williams) Monday (August 11). The episode, dubbed "Can Music Kill?", focused on several ...

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