THE OLD DEAD TREE: Drummer Needed, Tour Planned

French gothic metallers THE OLD DEAD TREE are still on the lookout for a new drummer following the departure of Franck Métayer back in February. "In spite of the talent of the candidates we have auditioned to become THE OLD DEAD TREE's new drummer, the band still didn't find Franck's successor yet," the group write ...

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REQUIEM AETERNAM Complete Work On New Album

Melodic black metal band REQUIEM AETERNAM, originally from Uruguay but currently based in New York, have completed work on their new album, "Philosopher". "The recording quality, the sound as well as the performance, is a testament as to how far REQUIEM AETERNAM has moved on since the days of [1998's] 'Eternally Dying'," the band write ...

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Does ANDREW W.K. Own More Than One T-Shirt?

ANDREW W.K. recently answered a question via the "Q&A" section of his web site regarding his bathing habits and his seeming insistence on wearing the same t-shirt at every concert. A fan named "Echo" wrote in with the following: "My brother jumped on stage with you in Colorado, and said that you smelled pretty bad! ...

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INTO ETERNITY Gear Up For Fall Tour, Seek Touring Drummer

Canadian progressive death metal progenies INTO ETERNITY have been added to KATAKLYSM's October European tour with MYSTIC CIRCLE and GRAVEWORM. The band have just returned from Europe, where they gave remarkable performances at Italy's Gods Of Metal festival and Germany's Rock Hard festival, and on three dates with Sweden's NAGLFAR (where they received encore requests). ...

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UNDERCROFT Release Live Album, Plan Reissue

Hamburg-based Chilean death-thrashers UNDERCROFT recently released a live album called "BastardLiveHamburg" through the Chilean label Negative Entertainment. The disc contains the show they played at the "Fuck Christmas" festival, in Hamburg last December, as well as three new studio tracks and a video clip for the song "Evilusion". Check out the live version of the ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Drinking Again?

According to BostonHerald.com, Eddie Van Halen, who has set up camp in Boston while his band tours the East Coast, "made a couple of bizarre appearances at the Back Bay boite [last week], leaving patrons and employees wondering if Eddie's in Big Trouble. First off, the big-haired axeman wandered into the Newbury Street hotspot with ...

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ARMORED SAINT: New Album Due In 2005

ARMORED SAINT have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, kiddies, Phil & Gonzo have reformed their rock/blues band called YO DIDDLEY along with current members of LIFE AFTER DEATH, Ray 'Geezer' Burke & that illustrious vocalist Jack 'Lo' Emrick. They will be playing some blues standards ('Red House', 'Cross Roads', 'Couldn't ...

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