VINTERSORG's FISSION: Music Available For Download

Napalm Records has set an August 23 release date for the debut album from FISSION, the collaboration between BORKNAGAR/VINTERSORG frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) and VINTERSORG live session drummer Benny "Hägge" Hägglund. According to Hedlund, FISSION's musical style can be described as "harsh and razor-sharp thrash metal, with a lot of melody and atmosphere. Some ...

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It's Official: Drummer NICK MENZA Rejoins MEGADETH

Drummer Nick Menza has officially rejoined MEGADETH, according to Nick's posting on the MEGADETH web site. "Yes, it's time to rock the globe once again," he writes. "After getting my head on straight and mending things up with the General [Mustaine], I'm very happy and excited to be back! I 'm very grateful to all ...

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NEVERMORE, NOCTURNAL RITES To Team Up For U.K. Tour

Seattle-based power metallers NEVERMORE will be teaming up with Sweden's NOCTURNAL RITES for a short U.K. tour in August. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 01 – Bradford, UK @ Rio Aug. 02 – London, UK @ The Underworld Aug. 03 -Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Aug. 04 -Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse Aug. 05 - ...

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VADER Finalize Track Listing For 'The Beast'

Polish death metal veterans VADER have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Beast", due on September 20 through Metal Blade Records. The first single, including two new songs, will be released on August 25 with the 4/2004 issue of Thrash 'em All magazine. A limited –edition version of the album will contain ...

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SLASH Sacrifices Snakes For Baby

Ireland Online is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash gave away his beloved snakes to save his baby from being eaten. The former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist — real name Saul Hudson — was repeatedly bitten on the face by his pet python and almost lost his cat to his anaconda, so reluctantly donated his ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: 'Nymphetamine' Release Date Set

Roadrunner Records has set a September 13 release date for the new CRADLE OF FILTH album, "Nymphetamine". The follow-up to last year's "Damnation and a Day", "Nymphetamine" (roughly translated as the druggish beast-like addiction to beautiful, classical women) was produced by ANTHRAX guitarist Rob Caggiano, who has previously worked with the group during the mixing ...

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