GWAR's URUNGUS Records Guest Appearance For BALLISTIC's Debut

Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus of GWAR) has laid down a "hellish" vocal spot on a track called "The Dissection" for the forthcoming self-titled debut album from BALLISTIC, due in July through New York-based AR Records in the U.S. and Metal Blade Records in Europe. BALLISTIC, who feature in their ranks former DEUCE / TENSION ...

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CHARON Set Release Date For New Single

Finland's CHARON have set a May 16 release date through Spinefarm Records for their new single, "In Trust Of No One". CHARON have spent the past few months recording their fourth full-length album at BRR Studios in their hometown of Raahe and are currently mixing the effort at Helsinki's Finnvox Studios. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members To Guest On MARK LANEGAN's Solo Album

Former GUNS N' ROSES members Duff McKagan (bass) and Izzy Stradlin (guitar) are among the featured guests on the upcoming solo album from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE/ex-SCREAMING TREES singer Mark Lanegan. The record, titled "Bubblegum", was produced by Chris Goss (MASTERS OF REALITY) and is set to surface this fall through Beggar's Banquet Records. ...

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KING DIAMOND Guitarist To Appear On EIDOLON CD

KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque (a.k.a. Anders Allhage) has laid down two solos for the forthcoming EIDOLON album, "Apostles of Defiance". "We have known this for a while, but we really didn't want to release this info until it was a done deal," EIDOLON drummer Shawn Drover said in an official statement. "Now, I 'm ...

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Former SNOT/AMEN Bassist Joins LO-PRO

Former SNOT/AMEN bassist Jon "Tumor" Fahnestock has joined LO-PRO, the new project featuring former members of ULTRASPANK and GODSMACK. LO-PRO recently completed tracking their upcoming debut release for STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis' new Geffen/Interscope imprint label, tentatively dubbed A.D.D. The as-yet-untitled album was recorded with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, TRUST COMPANY) and a mixer ...

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HALFORD: First Rescheduled THE METAL GODS Dates Announced

The first few dates have been confirmed for a "scaled-down" version of The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour, to be headlined by HALFORD and scheduled to kick off in early June. As previously reported, the original multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH was called off ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Denies KELLY Was Dropped Due To Low Record Sales

Sharon Osbourne has refuted press reports that Kelly Osbourne was dropped by Epic Records after her debut album, "Shut Up", sold fewer than 150,000 copies. According to the family's spokesperson, Sharon and Sony (Epic's parent company) mutually agreed that Kelly would jump ship after Tommy Mottola stepped down as Sony boss in January. It was ...

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