SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TOM MORELLO Join Project To Aid Sudanese

AUDIOSLAVE/ex-RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello's political folk alter ego THE NIGHTWATCHMAN and SYSTEM OF A DOWN are among the artists contributing songs to "Genocide in Sudan", a benefit CD for the United Nations Refugee Agency and UNICEF to help build awareness of the humanitarian crisis in Sudan. The album is scheduled for release ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Pays Tribute To Country Music's 'Outlaw' Movement

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield performed a "mesmerizing metal version" of Waylon Jennings' "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand" during the "CMT Outlaws" concert taping Tuesday night (Sept. 7) at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. In addition, Hetfield dueted on "Mama Said" with original member of the "Wanted: The Outlaws" album, Jessi ...

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Report: Heavy Metal Music Causes Dogs To Howl And Growl

Reuters is reporting that heavy metal music causes dogs to howl and growl while classical music calms them down, according to research at the University of Belfast into the effect of different types of music on 50 canines. "Piano music with twittering birds and murmuring water apparently has a soothing effect on dogs," said a ...

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KATATONIA Side-Project DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE Split Up

DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, the Swedish side-project of KATATONIA guitarist Anders Nyström (a.k.a. Blakkheim), have officially split up. Nyström's statement on the matter is as follows: "Blakkheim has decided to put his solo project, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, to rest. Despite the commencement of a combined composing/recording process of a fifth album last year, the utterly slow progress along ...

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2TON PREDATOR Complete Work On New Album

Sweden's 2TON PREDATOR have completed work on their fourth full-length album at Antfarm Studios in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, ILLDISPOSED, MNEMIC, CATARACT). Two MP3 clips ("Diabolic" and "The Butchers Bill") from the upcoming CD are currently available for download at the band's official web site. The group, who were ...

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