ULI JON ROTH: Touring Keyboardist And Rhythm Guitarist Announced

According to a posting on his official web site, legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) will be joined by keyboardist Oliver Palotai and rhythm guitarist John Boswell on his upcoming North American tour with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG). Rehearsals will take place in Los Angeles just prior to the tour, which is scheduled to kick ...

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MANIFEST Finalize Track Listing For Debut Album

Norwegian noise-thrashers MANIFEST have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Half Past Violence". The CD was recorded at Godt Selskap Studio (NECROPHAGIA, THE APPARATUS) in Trondheim, Norway and will be released independently "since no record companies have shown any interest in working with us," the band write on their web site. "Hopefully we ...

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AMORAL Complete Work On Bonus Track

Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL have recorded a bonus track for the upcoming Spikefarm Records release of the group's debut album, "Wound Creations". "The label asked for something extra, so we thought we'd finally do 'Metamorphosis' justice and record it properly for once and for all," the band write on their web site, referring to ...

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HELMET Announce First Tour In Seven Years

As HELMET get ready to release their first album of new material in seven years — "Size Matters", due September 14 on Interscope Records — the band have announced a return to the road beginning September 17 in Atlanta. This five-week club swing marks their first trek in seven years and they’ll return to some ...

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PIG DESTROYER: 'Piss Angel' Video To Premiere On 'Headbanger's Ball'

PIG DESTROYER's video for the song "Piss Angel" will premiere on this weekend's edition of "Headbangers Ball". "Headbanger's Ball" airs Saturdays from 10-12 p.m. EST on MTV2. Taken from the band's critically acclaimed album "Prowler in the Yard", the "Piss Angel" video was directed by Kenneth Thibault and Nathaniel Baruch. The video revolves around a ...

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KITTIE Drummer To Undergo Extensive Tests, Band Cancel Tour

Canadian metal quartet KITTIE have officially cancelled the remaining dates on their North American headlining tour. As reported yesterday, due to severe dehydration and exhaustion, KITTIE drummer Mercedes Lander was hospitalized on Wednesday (August 11) in Cleveland, Ohio, where the band were scheduled to perform that night. Mercedes' condition recurred earlier today (August 13), and ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Says His Drumming Is The Best It's Ever Been

In a recent question-and-answer session with Rolling Stone magazine, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich spoke about his upbringing, the group's decreased alcohol intake and Axl Rose, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Q: How many beats per minute can you play on your double kick drum? Lars Ulrich: "I don't know, but drumming-wise, ...

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