DAMAGEPLAN's DIMEBAG Talks Guitar

DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell (ex-PANTERA) recently spoke to Guitar.com about his current guitar set-up and the recording process for the band's debut album, "New Found Power". The following are some of the highlights of that interview: Guitar.com: So tell me about your latest guitar arsenal. Do you have any new gear? Dimebag: "We're ...

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SLIT: New Song Available For Free Download

Maltese metal band SLIT have uploaded a new track, entitled "Stone Cold.Shine", at their newly revamped web site. Download it here. The tune comes off the group's recently completed five-song promotional EP, "Cronaca Nera", which will be used towards a full-length album, tentatively due later in the year. SLIT have previously toured with ...

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UNLEASHED: Live Video Posted Online

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have uploaded a live performance clip of the track "Never Ending Hate", recorded during the 1994 "Full Of Hate" Easter Festival tour. Check it out here (Windows Media, 12.5 MB). As previously reported, UNLEASHED's seventh studio album, "Sworn Allegiance", is scheduled for release on July 26 through Century ...

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DROWNING POOL, FLAW, DROPBOX Announce U.S. Tour Dates

DROWNING POOL, FLAW and DROPBOX have lined up the following dates during June/July: Jun. 19 - Liberty Memorial Park - Kansas City, KS Jun. 28 - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI Jun. 30 - Remington Nite Club - Springfield, MO Jul. 02 - Bricktown Brewery - Oklahoma City, OK Jul. 03 -Javelina Harley Davidson - Boerne, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Contraband' First-Week Sales Approaching 250K

According to Hits Daily Double, VELVET REVOLVER's "Contraband" remains on track to snag the top slot on The Billboard 200 chart from USHER, whose "Confessions" just finished its ninth winning week. As the sales reports are tallied, it continues to look like VELVET REVOLVER will debut at No. 1 on first-week sales approaching 250,000, putting ...

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GRIMFIST Part Ways With Drummer HORGH, Seek Replacement

Norway's GRIMFIST have officially parted ways with drummer Horgh (ex-IMMORTAL). "Due to his position in HYPOCRISY, [Horgh] is not able to provide GRIMFIST the priority needed, and therefore Frediablo and Ole have decided to start the search for a new skinsman," the band write in a statement. "As a result, GRIMFIST will not be performing ...

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