DEEP PURPLE Become One Of The First Rock Bands To Play China

Veteran British rockers DEEP PURPLE became one of the first hard rock bands to grace the stage in China when they performed in Beijing Wednesday (March 31), according to JapanToday.com. Chinese officials have long frowned upon the rock-and-roll genre, fearful that electrified songs of protests and struggle could topple a political regime. But DEEP PURPLE, ...

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UNDERTOW Announce New Drummer

Germany's UNDERTOW have announced the addition of drummer Rainer Pflanz to the group's lineup. Pflanz will make his live debut with the group on April 23 at B-Hof in Würzburg, to be followed by a support slot on several dates on the upcoming CROWBAR/KATAKLYSM European tour. The band will enter the studio in early 2005 ...

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Exclusive: New DIMMU BORGIR Drummer Speaks Out!

DIMMU BORGIR's session drummer Reno Kiilerich has spoken exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET about landing a job with what is arguably the most commercially successful black metal band in the world. Kiilerich, who hails from Denmark, was previously a member of several acclaimed death metal groups, including PANZERCHRIST, EXMORTEM and VILE. His first rehearsal session with DIMMU ...

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