RONNIE JAMES DIO Explains Why WARREN DEMARTINI Wasn't Right For His Band

DIO mastermind Ronnie James Dio recently spoke to ElectricBasement.com about the group's numerous changes in the guitarist department since the release of their last album, "Killing The Dragon". While the CD featured Doug Aldrich (now in WHITESNAKE), an announcement was made earlier this year that ex-RATT axeman Warren DeMartini would be touring with the band ...

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URKRAFT to Enter Studio In January

Danish death thrashers URKRAFT have set "Eternal Cosmic Slaughter" as the title for their debut album, tentatively due in the spring through Germany's Voice Of Life Records. The band, whose music has been described as an "uncompromising mix of pure death metal, melodies, harsh vocals and enough power to open the gates of hell," will ...

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MASTODON Complete Work On First Video

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have completed work on their first music video — for the track "March of the Fire Ants" off their acclaimed release "Remission". The clip was shot in the band's hometown of Atlanta with director Chad Rullman (NEUROSIS) and is said to be a "surreal narrative" incorporating principal photography, and featuring ...

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INCANTATION To Tour South America In November

INCANTATION have announced plans to tour South America in November. The trek will mark the band's first trip to the continent since their highly successful "Blasphemy in Brazil" tour in 2001 and will be their most complete South American tour to date. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. The band are also said ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Perform For Charity

OZZY OSBOURNE is among the artists that will be performing on stage at London's Royal Albert Hall on October 15 for Fashion Rocks for The Prince's Trust. Other acts set to appear include BEYONCE, SHERYL CROW, KELIS, BRYAN ADAMS, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, and BRYAN FERRY. Supermodel, actress and singer Milla Jovovich will also be performing and ...

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ANTHRAX'S SCOTT IAN: 'We're Just Being Ourselves'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently told Chart Attack that unlike some of their peers, they've never felt the need to take themselves too seriously or pretend something they're not. "What we do musically we take seriously, but who we are as people, we don't need to put on a fake front to be perceived as ...

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EDGUY Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

German power metallers EDGUY have signed a long-term deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's first release for the label — an as-yet-untitled EP — will surface in early 2004, to be followed by the band's new full-length studio effort, "Hellfire Club" in March. Singer Tobias Sammet describes the album as the group's "most diverse ...

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AC/DC: London Show Confirmed

To celebrate the re-launch of the Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London, England, an extremely rare and exclusive appearance will take place by one of the greatest and most influential rock bands in the world: AC/DC. For ONE night only, on Tuesday 21st October, Carling will bring Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd and ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS: New Album 'Will Turn Some Heads'

ALL THAT REMAINS vocalist Phil LaBonte recently checked in with the following update on the group's forthcoming CD, "This Darkened Heart": "We are about half way through the recording process for the new disc. It's a very time consuming process, but we are very excited about the way things are turning out. I'm not gonna ...

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