ICED EARTH Bassist Explains Lineup Changes

ICED EARTH bassist James MacDonough has posted a message on the ICED EARTH fan message board Iced-Realm.de regarding the recent departures of drummer Richard Christy and guitarist Ralph Santolla: "Ok, just so you can stop freaking out and saying all kinds of outlandish things this statement should be sufficient for the situation. "All of us ...

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TEATRE Recording Fourth Album

Swedish death/thrash metal band TAETRE are currently busy recording their fourth full-length album, entitled "Psychopath", at Los Angered Recording in Angered, Sweden with producer Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND). The follow-up to 2002's "Divine Misanthropic Madness" will be the first to feature the group's new lineup: DR Lindblood (guitar & vocals), D.K. (bass & vocals), Danyael ...

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ARCH ENEMY Guitarist Comments On KREATOR Guest Appearance

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has commented on his guest appearance on the new KREATOR album. Amott has recorded a solo for the song "Murder Fantasies", to be included on KREATOR's upcoming CD, tentatively due in January 2005 through SPV Records. Says Amott: "This is something I was really happy to do. I get offered ...

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NEVERMORE: U.K. Tour Cancelled

Seattle-based power metallers NEVERMORE have been forced to cancel their previously announced U.K. tour with NOCTURNAL RITES "due to conflicting schedules," according to a posting on the band's web site. The band are hoping to reschedule the dates later in the year. ...

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LARS ULRICH: 'I've Always Felt Like Hugging DAVE MUSTAINE'

METALLICA's Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield recently conducted separate interviews with CHUD.com about the making of their $4.3-million documentary "Some Kind of Monster". Several excerpts from the interviews follow: On the sequence when former METALLICA guitarist Dave Mustaine joins Ulrich for a one-on-one therapy session: Lars Ulrich: "That interaction was emotional on many different levels. ...

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