THE ALMIGHTY Members Launch New Project

THE ALMIGHTY guitarist Nick Parsons and bass player Gav Gray have teamed up with drummer Ronnie McLean in a new band called RUNT. The group, who are currently unsigned, have been gigging in their hometown of Newcastle, England and have a demo available for sale. Photos taken at a recent RUNT gig can be viewed ...

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IRON MAIDEN/DREAM THEATER Producer To Pen 'Tell-All' Book

Veteran producer Kevin Shirley has announced a deal with a London-based publisher for a "tall-all" book that will shed the light on "the fun shenanigans that have occurred during the making of a few of those albums on my discography!" Shirley writes on his official web site. "Expect the dirt on [IRON] MAIDEN, THE BLACK ...

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INVOCATOR Announce Danish Tour

Reunited Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have announced the details of their upcoming winter tour in support of their latest CD, "Through The Flesh To The Soul", due in early October through Italy's Scarlet Records. The confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 31 - Multihus Tobaksfabrikken - Esbjerg, DEN Nov. 01 - Metalfestival - Ålborg, DEN Nov. ...

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CHAOSBREED: Demo Tracks Posted Online

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have posted full-length MP3s of the three tracks that compose their recently-competed "Unleashed Carnage" demo. The three songs available for download ...

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SLIPKNOT To Regroup In August, Early 2004 Release Expected

SLIPKNOT are due to regroup in August to continue work on their third album with producer Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER), according to NME.com. A release through Roadrunner Records is penciled for early 2004. In related news, MURDERDOLLS, who feature SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, will play an ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM To Issue Live CD/DVD

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM are presently compiling footage for their first-ever live CD/DVD, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004. According to drummer Craig Nielsen, the band are working hard to obtain the rights from former record labels to include those songs on the album and are also in the process of booking the shows to record ...

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THE HELLIONS To Perform At WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit

THE HELLIONSCasey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, SPEEDEALER, BURDEN BROTHERS), Dave Woodard (PORNLAB, BILLYCLUB, REO SPEEDEALER), Mike T (KILL CREEPS, PUNCTURE), Mark Baker (ARMSTRONG, ROLLER), and Mike Todd (FAITH BOMB) — are scheduled to play a Free The West Memphis Three benefit on Tuesday, June 3 at The Canyon Club in Dallas, Texas. ...

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BALD DAISY Announce New Drummer

BALD DAISY, the Sarasota, Florida-based group led by former NEUROTICA guitarist Shawn Bowen, have rounded out their lineup with the addition of professional female drummer Ecco. Ecco has played with many artists in Florida and Chicago, most notably ME'SHELL NDEGEOCELLO, and ELLIOT EASTON (THE CARS). BALD DAISY, whose music music is being described as "ambient ...

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