DAVID SHANKLE GROUP: New Singer Found?

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle, are reportedly working with singer Kyle Michaels (ALEX MASI, ANIMAL, RAVAGE) following the departure of vocalist Trace Edward Zaber earlier in the year. DAVID SHANKLE GROUP's debut album, "Ashes To Ashes", was released in June 2003 through MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music. The ...

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DARKTHRONE: 'Sardonic Wrath' Cover Art Posted Online

The young Italian artist Lorenzo Mariani (MARDUK, ABORYM) has released the drawing which will be featured as the cover art for the new DARKTHRONE album, "Sardonic Wrath", tentatively due in September. Check it out here. Commented DARKTHRONE guitarist/vocalist Nocturno Culto (a.k.a. Ted Skjellum). "Lorenzo Mariani convinced me on the cover artwork department. His ...

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DECEIVER To Release Debut Mini-CD

DECEIVER, the Swedish metal band featuring former members of MAZE OF TORMENT and XENOFANES, will release their self-titled debut mini-CD in the middle of July through the newly launched, Gothenburg-based label Iron Fist Productions. The album, which features five songs recorded at the Abyss studio with producer Tommy TÃĪgtgren, is sure to appeal to "fans ...

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SLAYER Parody Shirt Now Available

Click here to check out a "Slayer Player" parody t-shirt courtesy of Crack Smokin' Shirts. "You don't have to have the fastest double bass to wear this one, just a grin on your face and a blunt in your hand!" reads a posting on the Crack Smokin' Shirts web site. ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Present KEY FEST

Jordan Rudess, keyboardist for leading progressive rock band DREAM THEATER and solo artist on the Magna Carta roster, will be presenting Key Fest, a full day of keyboard appreciation on July 25 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, located at 11 City Place in White Plains, New York. Events: a Master Class. 1-4 p.m. ...

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'Locobazooka!' DVD Unleashed At World Premiere Party

3-D Entertainment, Inc. will celebrate the release of their "Locobazooka!" Festival DVD at Worcester, Massachusetts' Bijou Theater on Friday, July 9 with a private VIP reception at 7 p.m. followed by a 9 p.m. screening of the DVD featuring performances of STAIND, SHINEDOWN, POWERMAN 5000, REVIS, RA, and many regional bands on the rise. Proceeds ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Drummer Joins WINTERS BANE

Former HELLOWEEN/METALIUM drummer Mark Cross has joined WINTERS BANE and will be performing on the band's upcoming album, to be released later this year. "Mark's stellar drumming will add a new dimension to the WINTERS BANE sound, propelling their new songs to greater heights," according to an official press release. "With Mark Cross and vocalist ...

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