DEVILDRIVER Frontman Checks In From The Road

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "How's everybody doing? We just did three shows, and then a day off. The first show in Columbus, OH was off the hook. It was good to see people pittin', and everyone hanging out afterwards talking to the ...

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MÖRK GRYNING: KIMERA To Handle The Axe During Upcoming Tour

Swedish black metallers MÖRK GRYNING have announced that Kimera (real name Peter Nagy) will once again the handle the guitar during the band's upcoming tour. It will mark his first time playing the axe since the group's appearance at the Dragon's Blaze festival in Belgium last May. MÖRK GRYNING will be teaming up with GREEN ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist: 'The Intensity Level Is Peaking The Meter!'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will enter a Northern California studio with producer Brian Dobbs (MANMADEGOD, VOIVOD) on December 1 to begin recording their first CD since 1990's "Act III", tentatively due in the spring through Nuclear Blast Records. "We are still looking around for [a studio] that best suits us, but ...

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GODHATE: Album Release 'On Hold'

Swedish death metallers GODHATE (formerly THRONEAEON) have put the release of their self-titled debut "on hold" until they have secured a new record deal. The CD, which was recorded under the band's previous moniker, contains "furious, blasphemous and uncompromising death metal in the vein of SLAYER, DEICIDE and MORBID ANGEL with a touch of the ...

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THE CROWN Enter Studio To Re-Record 'Crowned In Terror'

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN are currently in the studio working on the vocals for the new version of "Crowned In Terror", tentatively due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The new CD will feature returning frontman Johan Lindstrand in place of Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES), who was responsible for the vocal tracks on ...

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COUNT RAVEN Confirmed For Germany's DOOM SHALL RISE II Festival

Reformed Swedish doom legends COUNT RAVEN have been confirmed for the only European two-day doom metal festival, dubbed Doom Shall Rise II, to be held April 2-3, 2004 in Göppingen, Germany. The compete lineup for the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): COUNT RAVEN (Sweden) DRECKSAU (Germany) MOURNING BELOVETH (Ireland) NORTHWINDS (France) ORODRUIN (USA) ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH: Back On The Road

Former VAN HALEN frontman Dave Lee Roth has announced the following dates during the coming months: Nov. 18 - Carling Apollo Hammersmith – London, UK Nov. 20 - Carling Apollo Manchester – Manchester, UK Nov. 21 - Clyde Auditorium (The Armadillo) – Glasgow, UK Nov. 23 - Civic Hall – Wolverhampton, UK Nov. 25 - ...

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URIAH HEEP/DEEP PURPLE Supergroup To Call Themselves THE RAGE

The new "supergroup" featuring members of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and OZZY OSBOURNE's former bass player Bob Daisley has reportedly been christened THE RAGE. The band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums, Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) and Don Airey (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Steve Morse (DEEP ...

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