DEVILDRIVER's FAFARA Completes Vocal Tracks For Debut CD

DEVILDRIVER vocalist Dez Fafara (COAL CHAMBER) has issued the following update via the Roadrunner Records web site: "Today is Tuesday, July 8th...as of today, I am officially done singing songs [for the DEVILDRIVER debut CD]. There are 12 tracks for the album, along with an extra track entitled 'Digging Up The Corpses'. The extra track ...

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Former PITCHSHIFTER Members To Appear At Music Institute

Former PITCHSHIFTER members Mark Clayden (bass) and Jason Bowld (drums) will be appearing at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music on August 12 as part of the summer series of lectures in modern music. Says Mark, "It's awesome to be able to go to colleges and teach kids about modern music. Music was so stuffy ...

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SOULGRIND To Be Joined By SINERGY Axeman At Helsinki Gig

Finland's SOULGRIND, who feature in their ranks former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), will be joined by SINERGY/ex-STONE guitarist for their appearance at Tavastia club in Helsinki on Saturday, July 12. The gig will be part of this weekend's Tuska festival, which will feature more than 40 bands performing on three stages ...

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TWISTED SISTER, TOMMY LEE Confirmed For Hungary's POWERFEST

TWISTED SISTER and former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer TOMMY LEE have been added to the list of artists set to perform at Powerfest, a weekend-long festival that blends the best in music, motor sports, and entertainment. The three-day event will make its debut on August 1-3 in Budapest, Hungary. Each morning will blast off with a ...

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LORD BELIAL Part Ways With Guitarist

Sweden's LORD BELIAL have reportedly parted ways with guitarist Niclas "Pepa" Andersson. No official announcement has yet been made regarding his departure. Niclas' decision to leave the group comes several weeks after the departure of drummer Michael Backelin. Michael, whose exit from the band has yet to be officially explained, has since been replaced by ...

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SEPULTURA's GREEN Explains ROADRUNNER Departure

Australia's Beat magazine spoke with Derrick Green of SEPULTURA about their new album, "Roorback", the group's first since leaving Roadrunner Records to move to SPV/Steamhammer. "The contract with Roadrunner was pretty much up," Green said. "We had an option to do one more album, and we decided that we didn't want to stay there any ...

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BRAINSTORM Enter German Chart At No. 73!

German power merchants BRAINSTORM have entered the German Media Control chart at No. 73 with their new album, "Soul Temptation". The follow-up to 2001's "Metus Mortis" was recorded at House of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany. BRAINSTORM will embark on a full-length European tour, dubbed "Tempting Europe", in the fall. ...

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