Former ANTHRAX Frontman To Release Collection Of Early Solo Material

Former ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna will be releasing a collection of previously recorded material, entitled "Artifacts I", via his official web site. Says Belladonna: "This is the first of a two-volume set containing material recorded in 1993. (And if you liked the 'Belladonna' album, you'll love this collection. These are the original recordings.) The artists ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist In Physical Therapy

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist/band leader Geoff Thorpe is now in physical therapy and showing definite signs of improvement after undergoing back surgery earlier in the year. At this point, Thorpe's plans are to return to the band by the end of 2004. "Geoff and the band were deeply disappointed that they were unable to tour in ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE: Live Album Delayed

IMPALED NAZARENE singer Mika Luttinen has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Here is the update about our live album and let me tell you, somebody out there seem to be against this album a lot. "Original plan (as it was announced here earlier) was to record three shows in Italy. ...

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TOOL Bassist To Perform With ISIS

According to Toolband.com, TOOL bassist Justin Chancellor will be sitting in with Boston indie-metal behemoths ISIS during a couple of live performances in California. Chancellor will play on "Altered Course", the track he guested on on ISIS' latest CD, "Panopticon", available now on Ipecac Records. First up is a show at Glass House ...

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FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING Expand Lineup

German death metallers FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING have expanded their lineup to include new singer Sam Anetzberger (LEGACY). "For a long time we thought of using a separate singer/frontman only doing the vocals in order to be more variable on the stage and to have a mixture of two different lung soundings," the band said in ...

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TOMMY LEE Moved To Tears By Autobiography's Success

According to the New York Daily News, former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was getting all choked up the other day when he was told that his autobiography, "Tommyland", had just made The New York Times best-seller list — at No. 16. During a private book-signing at Simon & Schuster's midtown offices, Publisher Judith Curr ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Drummer To Form New 'Full-On Metal' Band

Chris Kontos (drums, ex-MACHINE HEAD, ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT), Sean Smithson (guitar, ex-SACRILEGE B.C., GRINCH) and Sean McGrath (guitar, IMPALED) are in the process of forming a "full-on metal" band in the vein of EXODUS, THE HAUNTED, PANTERA, SHADOWS FALL and MEGADETH, according to a recent online posting by Smithson. The as-yet-unnamed group, who already have a ...

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THE HAUNTED, TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, INSISION: Complete Itinerary Released

The complete itinerary has been released for the forthcoming "Close-Up Made Us Do It" Scandinavian tour featuring THE HAUNTED, TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER and INSISION. The trek, which is being presented by the Swedish rock/metal magazine Close-Up, will visit the following cities/countries during January/February: Jan. 26 - Uppsala, SWE @ Grand Jan. 27 - Gävle, SWE ...

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EDGUY: 'Hall Of Flames' Track Listing Revealed

German power metallers EDGUY will be issuing a "best of" collection, entitled "Hall of Flames", on December 6 via AFM Records. The double album contains all of the group's "hits," chosen personally by the band, and digitally remastered (CD 1), as well as lots of rare and previously unreleased material (CD 2). Additionally, there will ...

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