GRAVE DIGGER Commence Work On New CD, Publish Autobiography

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER are currently finishing up pre-production for their forthcoming CD, which will be recorded between October and December at Principal Studios near Muenster, Germany. The Resetti Brothers and GRAVE DIGGER frontman Chris Boltendahl will assume the production duties during the sessions. According to an official statement, "all music is written and ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Kick Off North American Tour In October

GUNS N' ROSES will kick off a 40-plus date North American arena tour in late October in the Northeastern U.S., according to Billboard Bulletin. So far, no dates have yet been announced, although rumors suggest that an October 22nd date at Chicago's Allstate Arena is in the works. Reports that the band is asking for ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Seeks Vocalist, Drummer

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares is looking for a singer and drummer to join his as-yet-unnamed new band. Interested parties can send material to: Roadrunner Records, Inc. ATTN: Kevin Estrada 9229 Sunset Blvd Suite 705 Los Angeles, CA 90069 In related news, Cazares' ASESINO project, which also features its ranks STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos, ...

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SUFFOCATION Drummer Speaks Out On Reunion, Future Plans

SUFFOCATION drummer Mike Smith has denied former bassist Chris Richards' assertions that the legendary death metal act's planned reunion is purely money-motivated and has indicated that a new album from the group may surface sometime next year, provided the quintet's upcoming tour and subsequent songwriting sessions prove to be a success. In the following exclusive ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Promoter Is To Blame For Australian Tour Cancellation

Sweden's DARK FUNERAL have rejected accusations by an Australian promoter that their "unprofessionalism" has resulted in their proposed Australasian tour being cancelled and have blamed the promoter's own unethical behavior for the tour's failure to materialize. "Well, what can I say????" bassist/vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula began when contacted by BLABBERMOUTH.NET for a comment on the ...

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Former VOIVOD Bassist To Perform In All-Star Thrash Metal Tribute Band

Ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky) has teamed up with former and current members of OBLIVEON, CRYPTOPSY, MARTYR and GHOULUNATICS in an all-star thrash metal tribute band called BLACK CLOUD. The five-piece group is scheduled to make its live debut on November 9th at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. "My first manager, Maurice Richard, ...

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HAMMERFALL Trio To Perform Acoustic Set In Paris

HAMMERFALL members Oscar Dronjak (guitar), Stefan Elmgren (guitar), and Joacim Cans (vocals) will perform a three-song acoustic set during an appearance at a listening session/promotional party for their new album, Crimson Thunder, to be attended by journalists and fans in Paris, France this coming weekend. In other news, contrary to previous reports, no DVD single ...

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KAMELOT Continue Work On 'Epica'

KAMELOT are continuing to mix their forthcoming Epica opus for a January release through Sanctuary/Noise Records. According to the group's official web site, the label "will release a limited edition digipak with a bonus track and more. The band is also planning to meet with promoters in the coming weeks for tour scheduling and we ...

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