VITAL REMAINS To Headline MILWAUKEE METALFEST, Debut New Lineup

VITAL REMAINS will be making their first live appearance in over two years at the Milwaukee Metalfest on July 26 at the U.S. Cellular Arena. This will also mark the group's first public performance with their revitalized line-up featuring the legendary Glen Benton (DEICIDE) on vocals and Tim Yeung (ex-HATE ETERNAL, NILE) on drums. Benton ...

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TOOL Singer's Mother Passes Away At Age 59

Judith Marie Keenan/Garrison (view photo here), mother of TOOL/A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan, passed away earlier today at the age of 59. Our condolences go out to Maynard and the rest of the Keenan/Garrison family. A PERFECT CIRCLE will appear on the Lollapalooza main stage in Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego, ...

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VINNIE VINCENT INVASION's Self-Titled ReIssue Pushed Back Two Weeks

Due to technical difficulties, the re-issue of VINNIE VINCENT INVASION's self-titled debut will be pushed back two weeks. This is Capitol Records' official word on the delay: "We want to make sure these records will have the appropriate quality they deserve. We can promise that the VINNIE VINCENT INVASION records will sound and look better ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY Guitarist Launches New Project

Former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader is presently collaborating with Lucas Banker (formerly of ex-LIFE OF AGONY singer Keith Caputo's band) on a new project. In this venture, Logan is returning to his heavier roots, and at the same time, incorporating what he has learned from his early days as a guitarist to present. Logan ...

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SIX FEET UNDER: New Album Complete

SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes has posted the following studio update to the group's official web site: "Well, well… Hello again, everyone out there! The new CD, 'Bringer Of Blood', is finally fully mastered and complete. I am proud to say everything worked out great from beginning to end. It's by far our most ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN's 'Live' Drops Down To No. 42 On German Chart

BLIND GUARDIAN's brand new live album, entitled simply "Live", has dropped down to the No. 42 slot on the German Media Control chart in its third week of release. The two-disc collection contains 20 songs recorded last year on the band's world tour. As previously reported, BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomas Stauch has now officially returned ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Confirmed For Slovenia's ROCK OTOCEC Festival

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR are the latest act to have been confirmed for the Rock Otocec festival, a three-day event set to take place July 4-6 in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are APOCALYPTICA and PAUL DI'ANNO along with a host of local artists. For more information, visit

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TOMMY LEE And PAMELA ANDERSON Back Together?

Pamela Anderson tells Us Weekly after being asked if her wedding with Kid Rock was still on: "Assume what you want about a wedding, but 'assuming' is making an ass out of you and me." The actress attended the party at L.A.'s Playboy mansion the other night for Spike TV without Rock, and explained, "I'm ...

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PROBOT: A Tribute To Underground Metal

Former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl has confirmed to MTV.com that his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT will finally surface in early fall on Southern Lord Recordings. "It's not unlike [SANTANA's 'Supernatural'] record in that it really kick ass, but it's not the kind of thing that you'd expect," Grohl said of the album. "There's a ...

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