THE SCORPIONS To Kick Off Tour Of Eastern Europe

THE SCORPIONS kick off an extended tour of Russia and Eastern Europe next Monday (September 30th). The 21-show outing starts off in Ekaterinburg, Russia, and includes stops in the Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania before closing on November 8th in Riga, Latvia. Lead guitarist Matthias Jabs recently talked about the tour: "There's only so many adventures ...

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THE HAUNTED Invite Fans To Participate In Making Of DVD

Swedish high-energy thrashers THE HAUNTED, who are currently at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden working on their third full-length album (rumored to be titled One Kill Wonder), are having the entire recording process documented by a film crew for an upcoming DVD release. Included on the DVD will be a Q&A session with the band ...

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AMONG THIEVES: New Demo Posted Online

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, have posted their recently-completed three-song demo via their official web site at this location. Produced by Michael Barbiero (METALLICA, GUNS N ROSES, LOSTPROPHETS, etc.), the recording includes a guest appearance by TYPE O ...

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AGGRESSION CORE Part With Founding Member

AGGRESSION CORE, the Washington-based band that features in its ranks former NEVERMORE and current ANNIHILATOR guitarist Curran Murphy, have parted ways with "founding member, chief songwriter, and drummer" Dale Puckett. "After the completion of their sophomore CD, Victim or Enemy, Dale was ousted just days before their US tour was to begin earlier this summer ...

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Former BUCKCHERRY Frontman Unveils New Band

SHOTSFIRED, the new band led by former BUCKCHERRY frontman Joshua Todd, made their live debut at the Cat Club in Hollywood, California on Sunday, September 22nd. No information is currently available regarding the band's future recording plans or the identities of the other members of the group. ...

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GORDIAN KNOT: New MP3 Posted Online

GORDIAN KNOT, a prog supergroup featuring former CYNIC members Sean Malone (bass), Jason Gobel (guitar), and Sean Reinert, along with former GENESIS guitarist Steve Hackett, have posted a full-length MP3 of the track "Muttersprache", taken from the group's forthcoming Emergent CD, at this location. ...

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THE DICTATORS Part Ways With Guitarist

Legendary New York band THE DICTATORS have parted ways with guitarist Scott "Top Ten" Kempner. Kempner is said to have left the group and relocated to the West Coast to pursue a singer/songwriter career, according to the band's official web site. "We're not replacing [Top Ten]," said the band in an official statement. "We're now ...

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PEARL JAM Pen Song About Death of ALICE IN CHAINS Frontman

PEARL JAM have apparently written a song about the death of ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, according to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine. The as-yet-untitled track will however not be included on the band's forthcoming studio album, Riot Act, due in November through Epic Records. Frontman Eddie Vedder even went as far as to say ...

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