SLAYER Frontman TOM ARAYA Talks About DIMEBAG's Murder

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya recently spoke to KNAC.com 's Brian Davis about his upbringing and the murder of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, among other topics. An excerpt from the interview follows: KNAC.com: Jeff has his thing with war, and you have a kind of fascination with serial killers. What is it that ...

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VEHEMENCE Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Arizona-based death metallers VEHEMENCE have parted ways with longtime vocalist/lyricist Nathan Gearhart due to "family obligations," according to a press release. "[Nathan] will be missed, but at the same time we are excited to have some new blood in the band," the group said in a statement. "We are currently looking for someone who will ...

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KAYSER: Former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Frontman Signs New Record Deal

KAYSER, the new Swedish band featuring Spice (ex-SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), Mattias Svensson (THE DEFACED), Bob Ruben (ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND) and Fredrik Finnander (ex-AEON), have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records. The band's sound is best described as "a mutation of BLACK SABBATH/MEGADETH/SLAYER with dips from different good bowls of classic and modern metal," according ...

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TERROR 2000 To Release New Album In June

TERROR 2000, the Swedish thrash metal band featuring Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK), Klas Ideberg (DARKANE), Nick Sword (EL MAGO), Erik Thyselius (CONSTRUCDEAD) and Dan Svensson (HATELIGHT), will enter the studio in March to record their third album, tentatively due in June via Italy's Scarlet Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Faster Disaster" will contain "the most ...

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H.I.M. Frontman VILLE VALO To Release Solo Album?

H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo will reportedly record a solo album this year that is expected to be released before the new H.I.M. CD. The solo effort will apparently be inspired by "country" music and Ville's recent work on APOCALYPTICA's "Bittersweet" video, and will include the songs "Under the Rose", "Face of God" and "Have No ...

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SEPULTURA To Film Live DVD In March

SEPULTURA's official web site has been updated with the following message: "SEPULTURA guys are taking a rest with their families right now, but next week they'll get back to São Paulo and back in the studio to finish writing the new album, which they plan to release in 2005. "A lot of plans for the ...

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'Be Cool' Flick Starring AEROSMITH Singer Coming To Theaters In March

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler plays himself in "Be Cool", the hotly anticipated sequel to "Get Shorty", directed by F. Gary Gray. The flick features Uma Thurman and John Travolta, along with Christina Milian, Cedric the Entertainer, Harvey Keitel, Danny DeVito, Vince Vaughn, and Andre Benjamin (better known as OUTKAST's Andre 3000). Fans at the AEROSMITH ...

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