HALFORD Announce New Guitarist!

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford introduced the new HALFORD guitarist, Chad Tarrington, at the meet-and-greet prior to the group's show last night in Anaheim, California. Rob chose yesterday to introduce Chad because he wanted the fans to be the first to take photos of the new HALFORD line-up: Rob, Chad, Mike Chlasciak (guitar), Ray ...

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KORN Drummer Lands Signature Drumstick

KORN drummer David Silveria has designed a signature drumstick for Vater Percussion. The David Silveria DSK model offers "[a] very fast and beefy taper . . . that is perfect for an aggressive drumming style," according to the manufacturer. Vater also recently introduced SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose's taper-less Alien Freak signature stick. For more information, ...

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HASTE Name New Album

Birmingham, Alabama's HASTE have set "The Mercury Lift" as the title for their forthcoming third full-length release, tentatively due in May through Century Media Records. According to the label, "The title was derived from an incident that occurred at the Univ. of Alabama as one of their labs was handling mercury improperly. Suddenly the lab ...

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Ex-MARILYN MANSON Bassist Joins A PERFECT CIRCLE?

Former MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez is strongly rumored to have joined A PERFECT CIRCLE as a replacement for Paz Lenchantin. Lenchantin is believed to have left the group last year in order to become a full-time member of ZWAN, the band led by ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan. A PERFECT CIRCLE are currently working ...

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INCUBUS Sue To Break Free From Record Contract

INCUBUS have filed a lawsuit against Sony Corp. in an attempt to break free from their contract that requires the group to make four more albums with the company's Epic Records label, according to Billboard.com. The band are asking a judge to rule that California's labor law allows them to stop recording for Sony and ...

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MOONSPELL In Pre-Production For New CD

Portugal's MOONSPELL are currently in pre-production for their new album at their own Inferno studios with producer Waldemar Sorychta (who has worked with the band on the "Wolfheart", "Irreligious" and "Sin" albums). The band, who are hoping to record the forthcoming CD at Finnvox studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa, are describing the ...

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MEDICATION's BLUNT Speaks Out On Tour Cancellation, Future Plans

MEDICATION guitarist Blunt (ex-ADAYINTHELIFE) has addressed the reasons for the cancellation of the group's European tour and the band's current status in the following message posted on the group's official web site: "Hello everyone, "I feel I should say something about what is going on. I must say I am heartbroken about the fact we ...

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PRIMAL FEAR To Mix DVD, Record Classic Metal Covers

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR are scheduled to enter the studio next week to mix the audio tracks for their upcoming DVD, "The History Of Fear", due later in the year. During the same sessions, the group will record cover versions of IRON MAIDEN's "Two Minutes To Midnight" and BLACK SABBATH's "Die Young" for inclusion ...

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SKINDRED Sign New Deal, Revamp Lineup

Welsh crew SKINDRED have reportedly been dropped by BMG/RCA Records and have inked a new U.S. deal with Bieler Bros./ MCA Records. In addition, guitarist Jeff Rose and drummer Ginger Ford have left the band to pursue opportunities in music production, according to Amplify This. They have since been replaced by Mikey Dee and Dirty ...

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