M3 Drummer Comments On IOMMI/HUGHES Sessions

M3 drummer Jimmy Copley (ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK) has issued the following update regarding his recent collaboration with Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) and Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) on the "The 1996 DEP Sessions" CD: "I can't tell you how great it is to work with Tony and Glenn. I was blown away with ...

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GRAVE DIGGER: 'The Last Supper' Final Track Listing Revealed

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have announced more details about their new album, "The Last Supper", due on January 17, 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to last year's "Rheingold" was recorded at Principal studio in Münster, Germany and will have a running time of 53 minutes. The cover was designed by Gyula Havancsak ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says JOHN KERRY Will 'Ruin Our Country'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently spoke to Pit Magazine about the group's comeback effort, "The System Has Failed", and the upcoming presidential elections, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Pit Magazine: The cover painting [on the new album] is very striking. It marks the return of band mascot Vic Rattlehead ...

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ZAN CLAN: More WHITESNAKE Support Dates Announced

ZAN CLAN, the new group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, will be opening for WHITESNAKE in Karlstad (Arena) on November 19 and in Linköping (Cloetta Center) on November 20. ZAN CLAN had previously supported WHITESNAKE in Gothenburg and Stockholm. ZAN CLAN's lineup is completed by guitarist/producer/songwriter Chris Laney (SCRATCH, UNAMEUS, 17, GODSACHE), ...

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AJATTARA Enter Finnish Album Chart At No. 27

AJATTARA, the Finnish "black/dark metal" project featuring former AMORPHIS frontman Pasi Koskinen (a.k.a. Ruoja), entered the Finnish album chart at position No. 27 with their third album, "Tyhjyys" ("Emptiness"). View the whole chart here. Recordings for the CD took place at Savonlinna's Sundi Coop studio, where AJATTARA recorded their earlier releases, "Itse" (2001) ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Go On Hiatus

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION have announced plans to go on hiatus next year while bassist Nikki Sixx concentrates on the MÖTLEY CRÜE reunion tour. In an online posting, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION guitarist Tracii Guns (ex-L.A. GUNS) wrote, "So, what do Scot, London and I do for the next year. Well, Ill tell ya. We are gonna ...

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Another End Of The Road For VAN HALEN?

Andrew McNeice of MelodicRock.com reports: "The world of VAN HALEN is a fickle thing and the band have never been far from a headline. The guys are currently working their way through their last weeks of 2004 tour dates — shows that some never thought would happen. "But they did, after the feud ...

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THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT: We Are No Racists

Dutch brutal death metal band THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT have issued a statement defending themselves against accusations that they are "known racists." Specificially, the band are speaking out in response to the following article posted at the Metalheads Against Racism web site by its webmaster, Mike Meier: "The Dutch band THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT is ...

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