MORTICIAN Announce New Drummer

New York-based death metallers MORTICIAN have announced the addition of drummer Sam Inzerra to the group's ranks. The band will be touring Europe in the fall as part of the "Bonded By Metal Over Europe 2003" tour, also featuring EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, AGENT STEEL, GOD DETHRONED, GRAVE, CALLENISH CIRCLE and OCCULT. "Bonded By Metal Over ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist: Just Don't Call It A Comeback

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently told Canada's Chart Attack that he's slightly miffed that their latest album, "We've Come For You All", is being touted as their "comeback album" when they never left in the first place. "We didn't have a studio album for five years, so they put a 'comeback album' spin on it?" ...

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BBC News: Rock Is Back!

Stephen Dowling of BBC News Online reports that "as THE DARKNESS, METALLICA and LINKIN PARK toast Kerrang! Awards success, rock music is enjoying rude health at the expense of pop and dance. What has happened to bring rock back into favour? "When clubbing became the musical culture of choice in the mid-90s, dance purists claimed ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer Wants To Avoid Being Labeled a Nostalgia Act

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson recently admitted to The Arizona Republic that the band skirt dangerously close to the nostalgia circuit. "In the States, most of the audience comes to the show expecting nostalgia," said Dickinson, 45. "Only about half of the crowd is familiar with our newest work. We have a difficult balancing act ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Promote New LYNCH MOB CD In Japan

LYNCH MOB guitarist George Lynch will promote the Japanese release of the group's "REvolution" CD (due in stores on August 27) by doing a few clinics and making several in-store appearances. In addition, he will be filming a DVD for Young Guitar magazine. Lynch's schedule is as follows: Sep. 17 – Osaka, JAP @ Guitar ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Singer Bounces Back With LISA THE WOLF

LISA THE WOLF, the Florida-based band featuring Mike Browning (ex-MORBID ANGEL, NOCTURNUS, ACHERON) on drums/vocals, have completed a two-song demo with engineer/producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL) at Erik's Mana Recording in Tampa. The two cuts — "From The Graves" and "I Am The Wolf" — have been made available for download at

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TUNGSTEN Offer 49 Songs For Free Download

TUNGSTEN, a long-running metal trio based out of Chalmette, Louisiana (seven miles outside of New Orleans) is bucking the system by allowing fans to grab their new album entitled "The Abuse" for free, along with other songs from previous albums, with a total of 49 songs up for grabs. "The RIAA is trying to take ...

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HELMET Reunite, Plan New Album

Guitarist/vocalist Page Hamilton has teamed up with ex-ORANGE 9MM guitarist Chris Traynor and ROB ZOMBIE members Blasko (bass) and John Tempesta (drums) in an all-new version of HELMET, the acclaimed alt-rock outfit that is widely credited for the the jagged riffing and stop-start rhythms utilized by many "nü-metal" bands, including LIMP BIZKIT, DISTURBED and CHEVELLE. ...

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