GODSMACK's LARKIN Explains How He Joined The Band

HipOnline.com caught up with GODSMACK's new drummer Shannon Larkin, who explained how he hooked up with the group. "I've known [GODSMACK frontman] Sully [Erna] as a friend since 1988," Larkin explained. "I joined a band called AMEN from L.A. and he called me two weeks after I joined the band and told me he that ...

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DYING FETUS Finalize Track Listing For 'Stop At Nothing'

DYING FETUS have set a May 13 release date for their next studio album, titled "Stop At Nothing". The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Schematics 02. One Shot, One Kill 03. Institutions of Deceit 04. Abandon All Hope 05. Forced Elimination 06. Stop At Nothing 07. Onslaught of Malice 08. ...

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DEFENESTRATION To Record Sophomore Album

British female-fronted act DEFENESTRATION will enter New Rising Studios before the end of April to record their sophomore album, due later in the year through Dreamcatcher Records. According to the band's record label, the group's new songs "show a very confident and mature band that have progressed 100% since their debut album 'One Inch God'." ...

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GENE SIMMONS, PAUL STANLEY To Guest On VH1's 'Icon' Special

KISS bassist Gene Simmons and guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley were recently interviewed for a huge VH1 10-hour special airing in July called "The 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons". They were interviewed in full makeup and answered questions about being icons, their influence on other pop culture icons and offered comments on other icons, some of which ...

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STRATOVARIUS Cancel Asian Dates

STRATOVARIUS have cancelled all dates in Taiwan and Southeast Asia due to the growing threat of the S.A.R.S. virus. The following is the group's official statement on the matter: "We are very sorry that we had to make the decision to cancel all our shows after the tour in Japan. This is due to the ...

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BIOHAZARD: Japanese, East Coast Dates Announced

BIOHAZARD will be embarking on a Japanese tour in late May, to be followed by the Jailhouse Rock U.S. tour, also featuring HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, THROWDOWN and FULL BLOWN CHAOS. The dates are as follows: May 28 – Osaka, JAP @ TBA (BIOHAZARD only) May 29 – Tokyo, JAP @ TBA (BIOHAZARD only) May 30 ...

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MUDVAYNE Line Up Headlining Shows

MUDVAYNE have announced several headlining dates in late April/early May. They are as follows: Apr. 27 - Fargo, ND @ Playmaker's Pavillion Apr. 28 - Lincoln, NE @ Royal Grove Apr. 30 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's Entertainment Center May 01 - Perrysburgh, OH @ The Mission MUDVAYNE will embark on the Summer Sanitarium ...

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CELTIC FROST: New Song Posted Online!

Reunited Swiss avant-garde metallers CELTIC FROST have made available for exclusive use via www.celticfrost.com one of the demos for the new album currently in the works. The song is called "Ground", written in 2002/2003, and is said to be "a mere pre-production demo," recorded earlier this year at the band's rehearsal space in ...

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KATAKLYSM Added To THE HAUNTED U.S. Tour

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been added to the forthcoming U.S. tour featuring THE HAUNTED, SHAI HULUD, and BLEEDING THROUGH. Prior to joining the THE HAUNTED tour, the group will perform several solo headlining dates as well as a few gigs with DARKEST HOUR. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 08 – TBA - South ...

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