JANE'S ADDICTION Members Form New Band

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro has teamed up with Chris Chaney and Stephen Perkins, also of JANE'S ADDICTION, and former SKYCYCLE singer Steve Isaacs in a brand-new band. "[Steve] actually used to be an MTV VJ," Navarro told MTV.com. "He went by the name of Spooky around town. Long black hair and kind of that ...

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MISERY INDEX To Record New EP, Hit The Road

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP) and Kevin Talley (drums, ex-DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION, M.O.D.), have posted the following message on their web site: "Greetings! We are leaving to go to Atlanta to record (and play ...

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CELLOUT Singer To Participate In Swedish TV Program

Sweden's CELLOUT have been forced to turn down a number of festival gigs in June and July so that the group's singer, Percy Mejhagen (info), could participate in SVT's (Swedish national television) new production, called "Riket" (Swedish for "the Realm"). In the meantime, several new songs have been recorded and the rest of ...

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STRATOVARIUS Drummer To Guest On KALEDON CD

STRATOVARIUS' Jörg Michael will be recording the drum tracks for the third full-length album from Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON at the Alpha Omega studio in Como, Italy. "This is a very professional recording studio, and the sound engineer is the ANCIENT's manager," reads a post on the group's web site. "He is a very ...

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SOLDIER To Release New Album Later In The Year

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends SOLDIER will release their new album, "Sins Of The Warrior", on Heavy Metal Records later this year. The group are currently rehearsing for live shows to coincide with the release. A limited-edition red vinyl single, containing the track "Murderous Night" from the upcoming CD, backed with ...

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A String Quartet Covers METALLICA, KORN And TOOL And More

Steve Morse of the Boston Globe reports: "The terms 'string quartet' and 'heavy metal' aren't generally found in the same sentence, let alone the same universe. So how could any self-respecting music fan imagine string quartets doing instrumental tribute albums to such bands as METALLICA, TOOL, KORN, DISTURBED, and even the ultra-aggressive MUDVAYNE? "And how ...

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EXMORTEM Finish Mixing New Album

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have finished mixing their fifth album with producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark. A total of nine songs were recorded and mixed during the four-week session, including "Parasite Paradise", "Symbols Of Inhumanity", "Flesh Havoc", "The Human Rape Symphony" and "Fix Of Negativity". "This album will bring you a ...

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