ANDREW W.K. Sings With FEAR FACTORY

Andrew W.K. had the "honor" of singing with FEAR FACTORY during their New York City concert at the Roseland Ballroom Wednesday night (Oct. 13), according to a posting on the singer's web site. "Andrew helped sing the song 'Edgecrusher' from the band's 'Obsolete' album," the posting continues. "It was really fun to sing ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED are the latest band confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN SHALL BURN. More information (in German) ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Schedules Italian Appearances

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will be appearing in Italy in November for six very special events sponsored by Italy's top music distributors Casale Bauer and Mogar. Marty will be performing some of his latest music, answering questions, signing autographs, taking pictures and more. For more details, check Crate and Ibanez web sites or contact ...

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IRON MAIDEN Can Save Your Life

In a recent interview with Kerrang.com, stand-up comedian Steve Hughes, a metal fanatic whose shows spin around the subject, explained why heavy metal was important to him. "My friends in Sweden are total IRON MAIDEN fanatics," he stated. "They've got every MAIDEN record that was released in every country. That's dedication. Masterful. So they went ...

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AC/DC In Studio January 2005

According to the Australia's Beat Magazine, AC/DC will not be performing at the Big Day Out festival because they "will be in the studio in January." The Big Day Out festival is Australia's premiere rock music festival, drawing tens of thousands of people annually. This year it takes place across the country on January 21, ...

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ENTOMBED: Two DVD Releases On The Way

ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid recently spoke to the U.K.'s Live 4 Metal webzine about the delayed U.S. release of the group's "Inferno" album and the band's Threeman Recordings label, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Live 4 Metal: For those unfamiliar the ENTOMBED label Threeman Recordings, here's your chance for ...

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