ILL NINO Drop Off SOULFLY Tour Following Post-Show Brawl

ILL NINO have reportedly dropped off the remaining dates on the SOULFLY U.S. tour following an altercation between current SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO) and ILL NINO frontman Cristian Machado after the two bands' joint appearance in Royal Oak, MI this past Sunday (Sept. 5). According to several eyewitness accounts, the fight erupted as ...

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THE CLAN DESTINED: Debut Demo Details Revealed

THE CLAN DESTINED, the new project featuring vocalist Martin Walkyier (ex-SKYCLAD, SABBAT) and bassist Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL), are preparing to enter the studio to record their first official demo, entitled "In The Big Ending…". This very limited-edition release, which will be made available solely via the group's official homepage, will contain the following cuts: 01. Swinging ...

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DEATHSTARS Begin Recording New Album

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have issued the following update on their recent activities: "We have had some really cool festival shows this summer, the Wave Gotik Treffen, the Zillo Festival and last but not least the Stockholm Pride which is undoubtedly the most bizarre show we ever did. Both the Wave Gotik Treffen and the Zillo Festival ...

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STRYPER Part Ways With Bassist TIMOTHY GAINES

Reunited Christian hard rockers STRYPER have officially parted ways with bassist Timothy Gaines. The group's statement on the matter is as follows: "After much prayer, deep consideration, conversations, and deliberation, it has been decided, by all four of the original members of STRYPER that bassist Timothy Gaines will not be performing with the band during ...

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KAI HANSEN To Perform HELLOWEEN Set With STORMWARRIOR

German power metallers STORMWARRIOR will be joined by former HELLOWEEN and current GAMMA RAY guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen for a special "Walls of Jericho" set during the "after-party" for the "34 000 Ton Metal Cruise" on September 25 at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm, Sweden. Also set to perform at the after-party is Finland's IMPALED NAZARENE. Tickets for ...

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MINISTRY's AL JOURGENSEN: America Needs Different Baggage

MINISTRY founder Al Jourgensen sounded off politically in a Q&A with Jeff Inman of Las Vegas City Life. "The whole left is more energized because we all can see what is happening," Jourgensen said. "This is an intense time in social history. We're at the beginning of, or potentially in the middle of, a change ...

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VEHEMENCE To Film New Video This Month

Arizona-based melodic death metallers VEHEMENCE will film their second music video, for the song "We Are All Dying", on September 14-15 in New York with "TRL"/MTV director Elliot Phear (SIMPLE PLAN, Steve-o from "Jackass"). "We Are All Dying" comes off the group's third studio album, "Helping The World To See", available now through Metal Blade ...

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Toronto's CRASH KELLY Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Toronto-based rockers CRASH KELLY have inked a deal with Liquor and Poker Music. The group' first CD for the label, "Penny Pills", will be released on January 25, 2005. Featuring a sound that is rooted firmly in the vintage style and sound of the late '70s and early '80s, CRASH KELLY is the brainchild of ...

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