Indiana Heavy Metal Singer Assigned To Afghanistan

Jonathan Bethely of Chronicle-Tribune.com is reporting that the Indiana-based "inspiration" heavy metal band RISE FROM RUIN are being forced to go on hiatus after their lead singer was called to active National Guard duty in Afghanistan. Jay Lakin will be among several Indiana National Guard soldiers who will be leaving for Afghanistan in the coming ...

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ODHINN: Recording Sessions Halted

The recording sessions for the upcoming ODHINN album, entitled "The Empty Book", have been halted after all material on the computers and all music got stolen during a recent break-in at the Epidemic studios. As a result, the band will be forced to track everything again from scratch. A late 2004 release through Imperial Dawn ...

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LIVING LOUD: Debut CD To Receive International Release

LIVING LOUD, the new "supergroup" consisting of Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP) on bass, Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, KANSAS, DIXIE DREGS) on guitar, Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums and Jimmy Barnes (COLD CHISEL) on vocals, will release their self-titled debut album (formerly known ...

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NOTRE DAME Filming Video For 'Munsters!'

NOTRE DAME, the Swedish band featuring drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, DREAM EVIL), are currently filming a video for the track "Munsters!" with director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Films (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, CHILDREN OF BODOM). "Munsters!" comes off the group's latest CD, "Demi Monde Bizarros", available now through Osmose Productions. ...

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MINISTRY: 'No W' Video Posted Online

MINISTRY's video for the track "No W" has been posted online at this location (courtesy of RollingStone.com). "No W" comes off the band's latest CD, "Houses of the Molé", available now on Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Animositisomina" was recorded at El Paso's Sonic Ranch studios and marks the group's first release ...

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SKINDRED To Support SEVENDUST, NONPOINT

SKINDRED, the Welsh band featuring former members of DUB WAR, will be supporting SEVENDUST and NONPOINT on a U.S. tour beginning in mid-July. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, SKINDRED recently recorded eight songs during a recording sessions in Florida, including four cuts that will appear on the upcoming re-release ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Embark On U.K. Headlining Tour

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will embark on a headlining tour of the U.K. in September/October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 30 – Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse Oct. 01 - TBC Oct. 02 - Bradford, UK @ Rio's Oct. 03 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 3 Oct. 05 - Norwich, UK @ Waterfront ...

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