PANTHEON I: EP Samples Available For Download

PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349), guitarist John Espen Sagstad (ABIOTIC) and drummer Eirik Renton (SARKOM), have uploaded audio samples of their upcoming EP at their official web site. Check out the songs "Is This A Prophecy?" and "Transparent" at this location. As previously reported, a release ...

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SCAR CULTURE Hard At Work On New Material

The Brooklyn-based SCAR CULTURE have been busy writing the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, "Inscribe". The as-yet-untitled CD will be the group's first to feature new vocalist Roman Garbacik. Guitarist John Conley commented: "Sorry it's been so long since the last update but we've been extremely busy getting the new material in shape. I ...

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TUNGSTEN Working On New Album

TUNGSTEN drummer/engineer Mark Talamo has been hard at work crafting songs for the group's next album. So far he has written and completed 11 tracks which "will take TUNGSTEN into the future," according to an official band update. "Mark has really surprised me with these tunes," said TUNGSTEN guitarist/vocalist Al Hodge. "They have a sort ...

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DEICIDE: More European Tour Dates Added

More dates have been added to DEICIDE's upcoming European headlining tour. Support at all shows will come from AKERCOCKE, MYSTIC CIRCLE and IN AETERNUM. The trek is shaping up as follows: Jun. 05 - Nijmegen, NETH @ Dynamo Festival Jun. 08 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler Jun. 09 - Newport, UK @ Tj’s Jun. ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Drummer Lines Up Clinics

DAVID LEE ROTH drummer Ray Luzier has lined up the following drum clinics courtesy of Sabian, OCDP, Remo, Pro-Mark and DW: Tuesday, Apr. 27 - Musicians Institute (PIT) 1655 McCadden Place Hollywood, CA 800-255-7529 12:00 p.m. Sunday, May 2 - Robin's Drumworks 512 S. Pacific Coast Highway Redondo Beach, CA 310-792-7529 1:30 p.m. Monday, May ...

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SLIPKNOT's 'Vol. 3': The First Review

MTV.com has posted the first in-depth review of the new SLIPKNOT album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Tapes)", due on May 25 through Roadrunner Records. An excerpt: "With 'Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Tapes)', SLIPKNOT have retained the ferocity, but their musicianship is tighter and their sound is far more expansive. The album incorporates melodic vocals, experimental ...

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Guitarist JOHN SLATER To Sit Out BLAZE's European Tour

BLAZE guitarist John Slater will be sitting out the band's upcoming European tour for "personal reasons," according to a posting on the band's official web site. Filling in for him on the trek will be DORO axeman Oliver Palotai. The following is Slater's official statement on the matter: "As you may have heard by now, ...

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DARGAARD: New Music Available For Download

DARGAARD, the Austrian duo founded by Tharen (ABIGOR, AMESTIGON, HEIDENREICH, DOMINION), have uploaded an MP3 of the track "Bearer of the Flame" at their official web site. Download it from this location. "Bearer of the Flame" comes off the group's fourth album, "Rise and Fall", available now through Napalm Records. Clocking in at ...

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