Former MEGADETH Frontman Breaks Silence

A year after the band's surprising breakup at the end of a respectable 20-year career that yielded several platinum and gold albums, former MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has broken his silence and addressed his fans via a posting to the band's official web site, www.megadeth.com. Mustaine's message reads as follows: "Droogies, well it ...

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DEE SNIDER's Son Launches Music Career With BLAZE

Jesse Blaze, son of '80s rocker Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER fame, has launched a "melodic yet percussive heavy metal band" called BLAZE (not to be confused with the Blaze Bayley-fronted British band of the same name). The group, which is completed by Billy (bass), Chris (drums), and Omar (guitar), has posted a four-song demo ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Embark On World Tour In September

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has revealed in a "Q&A" session posted on his official web site that the group will embark on a world tour in September in support of their upcoming CD and has described the band's forthcoming summer tour with LYNYRD SKYNYRD as "one of those fun things." "I understand we'll be ...

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HASTE Push Back Release Date Of 'The Mercury Lift'

Birmingham, Alabama's HASTE have pushed back the projected release date for their third full-length release, "The Mercury Lift", to July 1 through Century Media Records. "The Mercury Lift" features guest appearances by LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe and CODESEVEN frontman Jeff Jenkins, and is described by HASTE frontman Kelly Reaves as "both heavier and ...

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DEATHRIDE: Slideshow Posted Online

Santa Barbara, California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have released a slideshow for both dialup and broadband connections. You can view it here. DEATHRIDE are currently recording their debut album, tentatively titled "Thirteen", with producer Ross Hogarth (COAL CHAMBER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, FASTER PUSSYCAT). It is due in July ...

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HELLION: Hard At Work On New Songs

Veteran California metallers HELLION are continuing to write new material for the follow-up to "Will Not Go Quietly", which was released earlier this year through Germany's Massacre Records. Working song titles include "Two Fires", "The Big One", "All Systems Go", and "Thunder". In other news, "We were going to do the Headbangers Open Air Festival ...

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CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER: First Two Albums To Be Reissued

Speedcore pioneers CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER will have their first two albums — "Convicted" (1986) and "Money Talks" (1987) — reissued by Relapse Records on June 17. Both re-issues will include bonus tracks. CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER had previously announced plans to reunite and begin work on material for a proposed fifth album. However, it is not ...

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DIO: Anthology Track Listing Unveiled

The complete track listing has been released for "Stand Up And Shout: The Dio Anthology", a two-disc collection of classic tracks spanning singer Ronnie James Dio's entire career as a Warner Bros. Records recording artist. Described as "the only anthology to include songs from Dio's eras with BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, ELF and DIO," "Stand Up ...

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