STORMWIND Add Keyboardist

Sweden's STORMWIND, the band featuring former CANDLEMASS singer Thomas Vikstrom and guitarist Thomas Wolf, have acquired a new keyboardist in the shape of Joachim Broden. Broden replaces Kaspar Dahlqvist, who left the group earlier this month in order to devote himself 100% to his family and DIONYSUS. STORMWIND have just issued their sixth album, "Rising ...

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ANKLA Announce Puerto Rico Gig

Los Angeles-based ANKLA, featuring guitarist Ramon Ortiz (PUYA), Brazilian vocalist Ikaro Stafford, L.A local J.J. McNeal on bass, and drummer Aaron Rossi (STRIFE, SHELTER, MEDICATION), will be playing at The Zone in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Friday, May 23. ...

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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK: Set Times Announced

The complete running order and set times have been announced for the "Blackest Of The Black" tour — a phenomenal multi-genre bill which includes Poland's BEHEMOTH, Italy's LACUNA COIL, NILE from the U.S., Sweden's OPETH, the U.S.' SUPERJOINT RITUAL, and headliners DANZIG. The following information applies to the two shows taking place on Friday, May ...

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MOTOGRATER Finalize Track Listing For Full-Length Debut

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have finalized the track listing for their self-titled debut, due on May 27 through No Name/Elektra Records. The album, which was mixed by producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles, will contain the following cuts: 01. Suffocate 02. Down 03. ...

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OSBOURNE Family Spokesperson: OZZY's Son Realized He Needed Help

According to Osbourne family publicist Lisa Vega, Jack Osbourne entered a Los Angeles-area rehabilitation center for treatment of drug and alcohol abuse last week after confiding in both parents, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, that he needed help. "Not very many 17-year-olds have the wherewithal to realize that they have a problem, nor do they have ...

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LINKIN PARK To Film Video For 'Faint'

LINKIN PARK are set to film a video for "Faint", the upcoming second single from "Meteora". "Video shoots are always super-long days, but the result makes up for the work that goes into it," drummer Rob Bourdon wrote in a recent online post. The band finished their Projekt Revolution tour in Rapids City, South Dakota ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Records KIM CARNES Cover For Upcoming Solo CD

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has recorded a cover of Kim Carnes' 1981 #1 hit "Bette Davis Eyes" for possible inclusion on her upcoming solo debut, "America's Sweetheart". Love is recording "America's Sweetheart" in France with producer Jim Barber for an expected fall release. A number of tracks on the CD were reportedly co-written with ...

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TWISTED SISTER: New 'Make-Up' Photos Posted Online!

TWISTED SISTER's official web site has posted several high-resolution photos of the group performing in full make-up (everyone except bassist Mark "The Animal" Mendoza) at Tuxedo Junction in Danbury, Connecticut this past Sunday (April 25). Check them out here. In other news, TWISTED SISTER held a press conference this morning on the USS ...

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