FOR MY PAIN: MP3 Samples Posted Online

FOR MY PAIN, the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLECTION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have posted several MP3 clips ...

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DREAM THEATER's PORTNOY: More Drum Clinics Announced

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has announced the following drum clinics during May/June: Monday, May 19 – 7:00 p.m. Daddy's Junky Music, Inc. 2413 Brewerton Rd. Mattydale, NY (Syracuse) 315-454-9625 Tuesday, May 20 – 7:00 p.m. Daddy's Junky Music, Inc. 1770 Central Ave. Colonie, NY (Albany) 518-452-9431 Wednesday, May 21 – 7:00 p.m. Daddy's Junky ...

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IRON MAIDEN: New Album Mastered

IRON MAIDEN have finished mastering the much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", due later in the year through Sony/Columbia Records. The following is producer Kevin Shirley's latest posting to his official web site: "Woah - New York is such a fun city and now I'm in 'clear air chop' on a very bumpy teeth-rattling ...

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DOKKEN Bassist To Tour With TED NUGENT

Acclaimed bassist Barry Sparks (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DOKKEN, MSG) will be joining TED NUGENT on his upcoming North American tour as a replacement for Marco Mendoza, who has prior European touring commitments with WHITESNAKE. As previously reported, TED NUGENT will team up with ZZ TOP for the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers tour, set to begin ...

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DOWNSET Cancel European Tour

DOWNSET, the Los Angeles-based rap-metallers, have been forced to cancel their European tour, according to Kerrang!. Frontman Rey Oropeza is suffering from strep throat and doctors have ordered him to rest for at least four to six weeks. Oropeza's throat infection occurred after the recording of their new album, "Universal". Guitarist Ares says: "The new ...

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KORN's SILVERIA Begins Laying Down Tracks For New Album

KORN's David Silveria is in the studio laying down drum tracks for the follow-up to "Untouchables", frontman Jonathan Davis revealed during an online chat with fans at the Korn.com web site. "We wanted to get back into the studio to do the album we wanted to do," Davis said. " 'Untouchables' was great, but it ...

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