Drummer BOBBY JARZOMBEK Talks About Landing ICED EARTH Gig

Former HALFORD and current ICED EARTH drummer Bobby Jarzombek recently spoke to Ferrante's Power Equipment about how he landed the ICED EARTH gig and his gear and technique. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Ferrante's Power Equipment: How did you get the Iced Earth gig? Did you have to audition? Bobby Jarzombek: "I got the ...

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LORDS OF THUNDER: AMORPHIS Members' Cover Band To Embark On Finnish Tour

LORDS OF THUNDER, the Finnish heavy metal/hard rock cover band featuring members of AMORPHIS and SUBURBAN TRIBE, will be embarking on a tour of Finland in late September. The group, which performs songs from such acts as WHITESNAKE, IRON MAIDEN and W.A.S.P., consists of the following musicians: Janne Joutsenniemi (SUBURBAN TRIBE) Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS) Santeri ...

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SCORPIONS To Perform Acoustic Set On 'Rockline'

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, October 20. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). In addition to taking questions from ...

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WINDIR Is Now History

Norwegian black metallers WINDIR have posted the following message on their official web site: "The farewell concert at Rockefeller in Oslo on] September 3rd, was a tremendous sucsess. There were about 1200 people at the concert, and WINDIR, with [late frontman] Valfar's brother Vegard Bakken as a special guest, performed a great show. "WINDIR would ...

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DEFTONES To Perform At 'mtvICON' Tribute To THE CURE

DEFTONES have been confirmed to perform at the taping of the "mtvICON" live tribute event featuring THE CURE on Friday (Sept. 17) at Old Billingsgate Market in London. The Sacramento band will join the likes of BLINK-182 and AFI at the show, which will will feature performances and testimonials from artists and celebrities who cite ...

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HAMMERFALL Begin Recording New Album

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "The first week of recording have gone extremely smoothly! [Drummer] Anders [Johansson] played very well — as usual — and [producer] Charlie [Bauernfeind] has managed to make the drum sound even better than on 'Crimson Thunder'! Magnus [Rosén] has recorded ...

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