AVIDOST Recording Debut Album With Veteran Producer NEIL KERNON

Veteran producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE, QUEENSRŸCHE) is currently working with an unsigned, female-fronted band called AVIDOST. Based out of Chicago, Illinois, the five-piece group "has a lot of different flavors to their music, from black metal, to progressive metal to well — lots of their own styles too," according to Kernon. Consisting ...

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ASGEIR MICKELSON: 'I'm NOT Going To Play For DIMMU BORGIR'

Drummer Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, SPIRAL ARCHITECT) has issued a statement denying that he has been hired to be the session drummer for DIMMU BORGIR during their upcoming live appearances. Mickelson was rumored to have joined the DIMMU ranks as a temporary replacement for Nick Barker, who was unceremoniously "removed" from the group's lineup in January. ...

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KORN Team Up With HOWARD STERN On New Single

KORN have posted a remixed version of their song "Y'All Want a Single", featuring a guest appearance by embattled shock jock Howard Stern, at their official web site. Download it here. Stern, whose radio show was pulled by Clear Channel off its stations last month because of indecency concerns, has hailed the video ...

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Ex-SAIGON KICK Singer To Form New Band

Former SAIGON KICK singer Matt Kramer has posted the following message on his official web site: "2004 seems to be bringing some interesting things to the table already. [My solo album] 'War & Peas' is about to be licensed in Germany with two deals on the table!! January was the NAMM show and it's been ...

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ICED EARTH Drummer To Land Job On 'The Howard Stern Show'?

ICED EARTH drummer Richard Christy (ex-DEATH, CONTROL DENIED) appears to be the favorite to land the job on "The Howard Stern Show" previously held by Stuttering John (who recently made the move to "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"). Christy, a self-professed "huge fan of Howard's show for years," has submitted several audition tapes for ...

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TENEBRE Part Ways With Singer

Sweden's TENEBRE have parted ways with vocalist Victor Fradera. Or so it would appear. "As of today, Victor sings no more in TENEBRE," the band write in a March 24 post on their web site. "After becoming a born-again Christian, Victor has decided not to spread the gospel of Darkness but instead singing in a ...

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UNJUST: Live Webcast Scheduled For This Weekend

UNJUST's performance at Imusicast (5429 Telegraph) in Oakland, California Saturday night (March 27) will be broadcast via the Internet at Imusicast.com. Also performing will be BROKEN DOLLS, SOCIETY'S EDGE, KID INNOCENCE and UNBOUND. The webcast is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. PST. The show is all ages and is being produced by ...

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LILLIAN AXE: Longtime Singer RON TAYLOR Leaves The Fold

LILLIAN AXE have officially parted ways with vocalist Ron Taylor. The following is guitarist Steve Blaze's statement on the matter: "Hello everyone. I would like to take this time to announce the truth about the rumors that Ron Taylor, vocalist for LILLIAN AXE, is leaving the band. "After 15 years of singing for LILLIAN AXE, ...

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