BODY COUNT Guitarist Passes Away

BODY COUNT guitarist D-Roc (real name Dennis Miles) passed away Tuesday morning (August 17) at the City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, California after a battle with mycosis fungoides, which attacks the lymph nodes and the skin. The band will reportedly go ahead with their previously announced appearances in Boston and New York with ...

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SHADOWS FALL To Embark On New Headlining Tour

The Massachusetts-based thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL will soon embark on a headlining tour with ALL THAT REMAINS, CANDIRIA and FULL BLOWN CHAOS. The trek, dubbed "The War Within" tour, is set to begin September 16 and run through October 2. The group will also play a special one off show supporting JUDAS PRIEST at ...

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DEVOLVED: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new DEVOLVED track, entitled "Fractured", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Fractured" comes off the Australian tech-metallers' new album, "Calculated", which is now due for release in Australia on September 13 through Modern Music via Sony distribution. An international release date will be announced soon. The follow-up to ...

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SOULPREACHER Record New Demo, Seek Record Deal

Raleigh, North Carolina-based doom metallers SOULPREACHER have re-emerged after a lengthy hiatus with a new line-up featuring Trent Giardino (formerly of SHADOWLORE) and Chris Hill (formerly of SORROW BEQUEST) on guitar. The latest demo, "Lost Words" (recorded July 2004) can be downloaded in its entirety from the group's newly re-launched web site. SOULPREACHER, ...

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RESISTANCE To Release Full-Length Debut

Southern California's "pure American metal" band RESISTANCE will release their full-length debut, entitled "Lies in Black", on September 11. The quintet, who have previously shared the stage with such bands as EXODUS, AGENT STEEL, HELLOWEEN, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, JAG PANZER and PRONG, will hold an official CD-release party on September 11 at Friar Tucks in Pomona, ...

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ABATTOIR Frontman To Release Solo Album

Thrash metal veteran Steve Gaines (ABATTOIR, BLOODLUST, PAGAN WAR MACHINE, DREAMS OF DAMNATION) will be releasing a solo project CD, entitled "Anger As Art", in late August 2004. According to Gaines, the recording will be "exactly what you would expect from me, if you are familiar with the work I have done through the years. ...

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ZO2 In Talks With Major Label

Brooklyn, NY-based trio ZO2, who recently came off a support slot on the KISS/POISON "Rock the Nation" U.S. tour, are rumored to be negotiating a deal with Atlantic Records. The band, who are currently promoting their debut album, "Tuesdays & Thursdays", released independently on their own Splivey Cool Entertainment Inc. label, are also said to ...

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BACKYARD BABIES To Support VELVET REVOLVER In Europe

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES will support VELVET REVOLVER at the following European dates: Aug. 22 – Cologne, GER @ E-Werk Aug. 25 – Munich, GER @ Eiserhalle Aug. 31 – Glasgow, UK @ Academy Sep. 02 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Sep. 07 – Paris, FRA @ Bataclan Sep. 09 – Barcelona, SPA @ Razzamatazz Sep. ...

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MARILYN MANSON Gets Alienated In 'Area-51' Video Game

MARILYN MANSON recently spoke to MTV.com about lending his voice to the character Edgar in the upcoming video game "Area-51", due in early 2005. Edgar is described as an ambivalent narrator of sorts who guides players through a conspiracy theorist's dream game. "The thing about 'Area-51' that was interesting to me was that I'd be ...

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