EXODUS Drummer: Too Many Drugs Took Focus Away From Music

EXODUS members Tom Hunting (drums) and Gary Holt (guitar) recently spoke to Get Ready To ROCK! about the band's comeback release, "Tempo of the Damned" and the 12-year absence from the recording studio that preceded it. Asked what took them so long to record a new studio album, Hunting said, "We were pretty much a ...

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FEAR FACTORY Frontman Makes Sacrifices For Revamped Band

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell spoke to "The Metal Show" this past Sunday (May 9) on Cleveland's 92.3 FM Xtreme Radio. Asked how the band ended breaking up and getting back together without founding guitarist Dino Cazares, Bell said, "Well, a lot of things had happened previous to that, so the band had dissolved ...

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RUPTURED: First Single Posted Online

United Arab Emirates metallers RUPTURED have just released their first "official" single, entitled "The Final Hour". Download the track at this location. RUPTURED are currently working on their debut full-length album, tentatively due in September. The band's lineup is as follows: Joe Akkawi (lead guitar), Basel Anabtawi (vocals), Zayd Rauf (rhythm guitar, backing ...

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KISS: VH1 Special To Air In June

According to KissKollector.com, VH1 is working on a new KISS special, "When Kiss Ruled The World". The one-hour show will air in June, to coincide with the kick-off of KISS' U.S. summer tour with POISON. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, plus original KISS roadie Peter "Moose" Oreckinto ('73-76), as well as KISS Kollector ...

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LILLIAN AXE Confirm Final Show With Singer RON TAYLOR

LILLIAN AXE have posted the following message on their official web site: "All you lucky German fans — start making your plans to see LILLIAN AXE play the Bang Your Head Festival on June 25th and 26th with the one and only Ron Taylor up front and center, for the last time. The AXE was ...

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PANTHEON I Complete Drum Tracks For New Album

PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349), guitarist John Espen Sagstad (ABIOTIC) and drummer Eirik Renton (SARKOM), have completed work on the drum tracks for their debut full-length album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The as-yet-untitled effort is expected to contain 10 brand-new songs. Audio samples of ...

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MASTERPLAN Singer JORN LANDE: Solo Album Charts In Norway, Sweden

MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) reached position No. 64 on the Norwegian charts with his third solo album, "Out to Every Nation" (AFM Records). The CD has also debuted on the Swedish charts at position No. 84. Joining Lande in the recording lineup for the new effort were bassist Magnus Rosèn (HAMMERFALL), guitarist Jørn ...

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