TYRANNY Sign With FIREBOX RECORDS

Finnish death/doom metallers TYRANNY have signed a deal with Firebox Records. The group's debut "mini-CD", featuring 44 minutes of music, will be released in December. More information will be made available soon. ...

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RELEVANT FEW To Release Sophomore Album

RELEVANT FEW, the Swedish grindcore band featuring bassist Robert Hakemo (GARDENIAN, ex-GOOSEFLESH), will release their sophomore album, "The Art Of Today", on November 24 through Sweden's No Tolerance Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Who Are Those Of Leadership?" features original drummer Daniel Moilanen (RUNEMAGICK, ex-LORD BELIAL), who has since left the group. Download two MP3s ...

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CHAOSBREED: Live Video Available For Download

A video of CHAOSBREED performing the track "Rotting Alive" live at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on August 15 can be downloaded from this location. CHAOSBREED feature in their ranks drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's LAIHO Explains Guitarist's Departure

CHILDREN OF BODOM mainman Alexi Laiho recently spoke to Outburn magazine about the departure of rhythm guitarist Alexander "Aku" Kuoppa and the impact it's had on the band's morale. "I gotta be honest, it did affect us a lot," he said. "He was an important part of the band, just like every other member. He ...

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Y&T: Rarities Collection Due In Late November

Y&T are putting the finishing touches on their CD of previously unreleased material, titled "Unearthed", tentatively due in late November. The disc will reportedly contain unreleased Y&T cuts from the past — songs that were recorded for a particular record but never made it on vinyl or CD — including a track with unfinished lyrics ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Guitarist Grows Monster Pumpkins

Former FAITH NO MORE guitarist Jim Martin, who has reinvented himself as a pumpkin grower, won for the heaviest pumpkin grown in California at the 30th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, which was held on October 13 in Half Moon Bay, California. Martin took fourth place overall with his 1,064-pound pumpkin (photo), ...

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CORNERSTONE Part Ways With Japanese Record Label

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have parted ways with their Japanese record label, Marquee/Avalon. They are in talks with several other companies in the hope that their recently completed third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", will get a Japanese release. Says Doogie, "We had ...

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MATT SORUM Speaks Out On SCOTT WEILAND's Latest Arrest

VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) says that the band are fully behind their lead singer, Scott Weiland (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS), who has once again run afoul of the law. Weiland was arrested on Monday morning (October 27) in Hollywood when he crashed his BMW into several parked cars. Although he tried to ...

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DEF LEPPARD Joined By BRIAN MAY For Rendition Of QUEEN Classic

DEF LEPPARD were joined by QUEEN's Brian May for a "rocking" version of the QUEEN classic "Tie Your Mother Down" during the finale of the band's performance at the London Apollo Hammersmith on Friday (October 31). In addition drummer Rick Allen's 40th birthday was celebrated on stage during the gig when Rick's mother surprised him ...

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