Former MARILYN MANSON Guitarist Lands GUITAR PLAYER Cover

Former MARILYN MANSON guitarist John Lowery (a.k.a. John 5) has made it to the cover of the November 2004 issue of Guitar Player magazine. "This is the first time John has appeared on this magazine's cover," reads a posting on the guitarist's web site. "It's been something that John has always wanted and it finally ...

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DARKWELL: New Album Due In November

Austrian "gothic metal" band DARKWELL, featuring ex-ABIGOR and current SHADOWCAST drummer Moritz Neuner, have set a November 22 release date through Napalm Records for their second full-length album, "Metat[r]on". The follow-up to the "Conflict Of Interest" EP (2002), "Metat[r]on" was recorded at Mirror Production Studios in Innsbruck and marks the group's first recording with new ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Joins SKEW SISKIN On Stage At Berlin Gig

MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy joined SKEW SISKIN on stage for the song "Boogey Man" during their appearance at the "White Trash" party on September 5 at the Columbiahalle in Berlin, Germany. The special guest appearance marked the first time that Lemmy has performed a song with SKEW SISKIN in front of a live audience. SKEW SISKIN ...

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MORTICIAN, AKERCOCKE, VEHEMENCE: More Tour Dates Announced

More tour dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour featuring MORTICIAN, AKERCOCKE and VEHEMENCE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 22 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters Pub Sep. 23 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (w/ DIMENTIANON) Sep. 24 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room (w/ ORGANIC INFEST) ...

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ENTWINE To Support XANDRIA In Germany

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE have been confirmed as special support for XANDRIA on their upcoming tour of Germany. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 19 – Osnabrück, GER @ Lagerhalle Nov. 20 - Bad Salzungen, GER @ Kallewerk Nov. 21 - Münster-Dieburg, GER @ Live Arena Nov. 22 - Kassel, GER @ Musiktheater Nov. 23 - ...

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STATETROOPER's NWOBHM Roots Run Deep

STATETROOPER, the reunited British hard rock outfit fronted by former MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singer Gary Barden, have drafted Tony O'Hora on bass guitar, a man better known for his roles as frontman for outfits such as thrashers ONSLAUGHT, NWOBHM veterans PRAYING MANTIS, '80s rockers HIGHWIRE, his own HORA-KANE project, AOR band TORINO and even ...

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EXTOL: New Songtitles Announced

Norwegian progressive thrash/death metallers EXTOL have finished mixing their fourth full-length album, tentatively titiled "Gloriana", at Antfarm Studio in Denmark with Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MNEMIC) for an early 2005 release through Century Media Records. The end result is a 49-minute long effort containing 11 brand new songs that are being described ...

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UNEARTH: Invitation-Only Showcase Announced

"The Metal Show", as heard weekly on 92.3 FM WXTM in Cleveland, has announced another special edition of their "Metal Show Unleashed" sessions. Metal Blade recording artists and Ozzfest 2004 participants UNEARTH will be in for a special "Unleashed" session at the Lava Room Recording Studio in Cleveland on Thursday, September 30 at 2pm. This ...

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