Could ALICE IN CHAINS Ever Return?

Although ALICE IN CHAINS officially ceased to exist following the death of singer Layne Staley in April of 2002, guitarist Jerry Cantrell has recently jammed separately with drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez. Cantrell also told Launch that the idea of the band reforming with a new vocalist is not outside the realm of ...

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DAVID SHANKLE GROUP: New Singer Found?

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle, are reportedly working with singer Kyle Michaels (ALEX MASI, ANIMAL, RAVAGE) following the departure of vocalist Trace Edward Zaber earlier in the year. DAVID SHANKLE GROUP's debut album, "Ashes To Ashes", was released in June 2003 through MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music. The ...

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DARKTHRONE: 'Sardonic Wrath' Cover Art Posted Online

The young Italian artist Lorenzo Mariani (MARDUK, ABORYM) has released the drawing which will be featured as the cover art for the new DARKTHRONE album, "Sardonic Wrath", tentatively due in September. Check it out here. Commented DARKTHRONE guitarist/vocalist Nocturno Culto (a.k.a. Ted Skjellum). "Lorenzo Mariani convinced me on the cover artwork department. His ...

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DECEIVER To Release Debut Mini-CD

DECEIVER, the Swedish metal band featuring former members of MAZE OF TORMENT and XENOFANES, will release their self-titled debut mini-CD in the middle of July through the newly launched, Gothenburg-based label Iron Fist Productions. The album, which features five songs recorded at the Abyss studio with producer Tommy TÃĪgtgren, is sure to appeal to "fans ...

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SLAYER Parody Shirt Now Available

Click here to check out a "Slayer Player" parody t-shirt courtesy of Crack Smokin' Shirts. "You don't have to have the fastest double bass to wear this one, just a grin on your face and a blunt in your hand!" reads a posting on the Crack Smokin' Shirts web site. ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Present KEY FEST

Jordan Rudess, keyboardist for leading progressive rock band DREAM THEATER and solo artist on the Magna Carta roster, will be presenting Key Fest, a full day of keyboard appreciation on July 25 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, located at 11 City Place in White Plains, New York. Events: a Master Class. 1-4 p.m. ...

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