SATYRICON To Audition Drummers For Upcoming U.S. Tour

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have posted the following message on their web site: "We will be headlining [Wacken Open Air] Saturday the 7th of August doing a special set where we will perform DARKTHRONE songs with their singer the last 30 minutes of our show. Anyone who knows their black metal is aware of DARKTHRONE's ...

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APPICE, BAIN Rejoin WWIII, Live Dates Planned Later This Summer

Original WWIII members Vinny Appice (drums, ex-BLACK SABBATH, DIO) and Jimmy Bain (bass, ex-RAINBOW, DIO) have joined forces with WWIII mastermind/singer Mandy Lion and lead guitarist Moni Scaria to form the newest incarnation of the group, according to a posting on Mandy's web site. Live dates are currently in the works for later this summer. ...

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ALICE COOPER Keeps His Snake In Good Hands

Duncan Forgan of Scotsman.com is reporting that the current reptile of choice for ALICE COOPER's live European show is a boa constrictor named Lady Macbeth, who lives in East Lothian, Scotland. The 12-foot long snake, whose owner Murray Bain hails from Longniddry, has been part of Cooper's entourage on four European tours ...

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ADAGIO Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

French progressive metallers ADAGIO have officially parted ways with singer David Readman (PINK CREAM 69). "This decision has nothing to do with our personal feelings with David," the band write on their web site. "We've been great friends, we had a lot of fun together but it was clear that a longer collaboration with Bottom ...

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INCANTATION: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new INCANTATION track, entitled "Decimate Christendom", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Decimate Christendom" is the title track of the Pennsylvanian death/grind band's upcoming album, scheduled for release on August 30 through Listenable Records. The album will be issued as a limited edition CD in a slipcase with ...

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Former SAIGON KICK Members To Collaborate On Movie Soundtrack

Former SAIGON KICK bandmates Matt Kramer (vocals) and Phil Varone (drums) are talking about collaborating on several tracks for the soundtrack to a movie Varone is currently making about his "crazy excessive rock 'n' roll life," according to a posting on Kramer's web site. Matt's solo cut "War & Peas" will also be featured on ...

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THREE INCHES OF BLOOD: 'Advance And Vanquish' Details Revealed

Roadrunner Records has set a September 28 release date for the new album from Canadian metallers THREE INCHES OF BLOOD, entitled "Advance and Vanquish". Recorded at a Chicago studio with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE), the CD was mixed by Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH). The band laid down 15 ...

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ALICE COOPER Stars In STAPLES Commercial

Alice Cooper will star in Staples, Inc.'s newest back-to-school commercial campaign. The commercial, created by Minneapolis-based Martin||Williams Advertising, humorously utilizes Cooper's legendary anthem "School's Out" to support the company's 2004 back-to-school brand position as a one-stop, in-stock shopping destination for everything on school lists. The 30-second spot, entitled "Alice," is currently airing in select markets, ...

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