CIRCLE II CIRCLE Announce New Lineup

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have announced the details of their new lineup. Commented Stevens: "Zak says, We have been very careful to select only the best musicians for the new band. All of these guys came highly recommended by a very good friend of ours, John ...

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SLIPKNOT To Launch Two-Pronged Radio Campaign

SLIPKNOT have announced plans to follow up a Top 5 single, entitled "Duality", with their own brand of duality: a radio campaign that takes two versions, "Vermilion" and "Vermilion Pt. 2", to SLIPKNOT fans simultaneously. The two versions of "Vermilion" are songs that represent the expression of the myriad of artistic and technical strengths this ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Hopes New Album Will Be Completed This Fall

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson recently told Canada's Chart Attack that the group's long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy" is nearing completion. "I would imagine they would start mastering it some time in October, November, somewhere in there," Stinson said. "I just wanted to make sure I got my two cents in so I couldn't ...

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THROCULT: New Video Posted Online

Denver, Colorado-based black/death metal band THROCULT have uploaded their video for the song "Through Fog of War" at their official web site. The "zero-budget" video was shot at the group's rehearsal space and was produced and edited by Ivan Alcala (THROCULT guitarist/vocalist). The "Through Fog of War" comes off the group's upcoming CD, ...

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ILLDISPOSED Drop Off DEATH ANGEL Tour

Danish death metallers ILLDISPOSED have dropped off the upcoming DEATH ANGEL European headlining tour "due to financial problems with the promoter, Metallysee agency," according to an official statement from the band. A new European tour will be announced soon. ILLDISPOSED's new album, "1-800 Vindication", is scheduled for release on October 4 through Roadrunner Records Europe. ...

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JAMES HETFIELD: Don't Tread On My Private Property

Marin Independent Journal is reporting that hikers, bikers, joggers and others who try to reach Loma Alta preserve in Marin County, CA must trespass on private land owned by METALLICA lead singer James Hetfield. Many people ignore or jump over the gates blocking the private property, said Ron Miska, manager of the Marin Open Space ...

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DOHENY: 'Drive Me' Video Posted Online

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have posted their "home movie" for the track "Drive Me" at this location. In other news, Morrison has posted the following message on the band's official "blog": "So we need some extra ...

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WOLVERINE Part Ways With Guitarist

Sweden's WOLVERINE have parted ways with guitarist Per Broddesson. "Per had been a member of the band since 2000 and he will of course be missed," the group write on their web site. "The decision to part ways was however mutual and there are no hard feelings involved in this split. The split took place ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: Debut Album To Receive U.S. Release

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have secured a North American distribution deal with Olympic Recordings/Century Media Records for their debut album, "The Morning Never Came". The U.S. version of the CD, which was issued in Europe last November through Firebox Records, will include an as-yet-undisclosed cover song as a bonus track. An early ...

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