Bassist JOEY VERA Reports On ANTHRAX European Tour

Bassist Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, ARMORED SAINT, SEVEN WITCHES) has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey y'all, I know it’s been some time since my last update but I've been away as you know. Seems like I just got back from the ANTHRAX European tour yesterday. These past two weeks have flown ...

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SUN CAGED Announce New Keyboardist

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED have announced the addition of keyboardist Rene Kroon to the group's ranks. "Rene is a very good player with a lot of technical abilities, and he managed to figure out the audition songs with no errors," the band write on their web site. "Also his sounds came very close to ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: New Album To Feature ARCH ENEMY Bassist

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY, ex-CARCASS) has posted the following studio report on the band's web site: "We are back home from our recording session at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. We were in the studio for 8 days and we got all basic stuff down for 12 songs + some additional instrumental ...

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RAMMSTEIN: Single Details Revealed

According to RAMMSTEIN fan site Herzeleid.com, the new RAMMSTEIN single, "Mein Teil", has just been released in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in two versions — jewel-case and limited-edition digipak. The only difference is the case; the jewel case is plastic, and the digipak is made mostly of paperboard. A third version will be ...

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NOTRE DAME Working On DVD

Following the completion of a video for the song "Munsters", NOTRE DAME mainman Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI) is currently working on a DVD to accompany the group's live album, "Creepshow, Freekshow, Peepshow". In an interview with Rockers Digest, which covers his bands NOTRE DAME, DREAM EVIL and K2, Snowy said, "The ...

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GRIFFIN: Singer PETE BECK Rejoins The Fold

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have been rejoined by singer Pete Beck. "I got ill, and didn't think I was going to get well for a long time, and I didn't want to keep the guys waiting for me so I quit," Pete explained in a posting on the group's web site. "I got well very ...

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MNEMIC Joined By FEAR FACTORY Singer At Germany's EARTHSHAKER Festival: Photos Available

Denmark's modern thrashers MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, were joined by FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell for a special cover version of FEAR FACTORY's "Self Bias Resistor" during MNEMIC's appearance at the Earthshaker festival this past weekend in Geiselwind, Germany. Check put pictures at

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DEICIDE Drop Off Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Floridian death metallers DEICIDE have cancelled their scheduled appearance at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival due to "family reasons," according to a posting at the festival's web site. Replacing DEICIDE on the bill will be legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED. Wacken Open Air festival is set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' To Receive Major-Label Release In The U.S.

Finland's NIGHTWISH are in final negotiations with an as-yet-undisclosed major label for the North American release of the band's latest album, "Once". A U.S. release date for the CD has yet to be announced. The follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once" topped the pan-European album chart last week for the second time since the album's ...

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