ABATTOIR Frontman Joins DREAMS OF DAMNATION

Los Angeles-based thrashers DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring former DARK ANGEL axeman Jim Durkin, have announced the addition of rhythm guitarist Steve Gaines (ABATTOIR, PAGAN WAR MACHINE) into the band. The new, five-piece lineup debuted at the Metal For Cancer benefit on March 1. Steve Gaines shared his thoughts on joining D.O.D.: "I am honored and ...

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PITCHSHIFTER's Live CD Takes A Detour

Britain's PITCHSHIFTER have issued an apology to their fans who tried to buy their new live album, "Bootlegged, Distorted, Remixed & Uploaded", on the day of release. Due to very unexpected circumstances, instead of arriving in the shops on time, the CDs took a swift detour into the offices of HM Custom & Excise. Commented ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Frontman To Reissue Solo Album

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Al Atkins will re-release his 1994 solo album, "Heavy Thoughts", on May 5 through Market Square Records. Worldwide distribution will be handled by Koch International. Atkins' last solo album, "Victim Of Changes", was released through Neat Records in 1998, and featured several classic PRIEST songs written by Al, such as "Never ...

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CENTINEX Name Upcoming CD, Prepare To Enter Studio

Sweden's CENTINEX have set "Decadence - Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos" as the title for their next full-length album. The CD will include nine tracks, one being an instrumental piece written and performed by Peter Pettersson from Swedish goth/industrial act ARCANA. The album will be recorded and mixed at Black Lounge Studios between June 23 and ...

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SETH To Reissue First Mini-CD, Early Demo

French black metal band SETH have announced plans to reissue their first mini-CD, "By Fire, Power Shall Be", along with their very first demo "Apocalyptic Desires". These two efforts, originally released in 1997 and 1996 respectively, were sold out for a long time and are considered to be sought-after items by many. This "exceptional" new ...

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FINNTROLL Guitarist Passes Away At Age 25

FINNTROLL/IMPALED NAZARENE guitarist Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta died this morning in Finland at the age of 25. A message posted on FINNTROLL's official web site states simply, "Our dear friend and guitar player passed away on Sunday morning. This is a extremely heavy blow for us and everyone who ever knew this man. We hope that ...

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MEGADETH Fan Defaces Brooklyn Church, Eludes Arrest

A swastika-scrawling sicko struck a popular Brooklyn church for the third time in 18 months early Friday (March 14), sparking new outrage among parishioners, according to the New York Post. At the Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church in Marine Park, a 21/2-foot swastika was painted on a window in red paint accompanied by lyrics to ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist, Wife Give Video Tour Of ZENSPA

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx and wife Donna D'Errico (of "Baywatch" fame) recently gave a private tour to the TV show "Extra" of ZenSpa, Donna's new spa in southern California. Check out the video here. Among the services being offered by ZenSpa is the so-called "Classical Rock Massage," which is being described as ...

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THE DEFACED: Video Posted Online

Sweden's THE DEFACED, the band featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have posted a video for the track "Once In Between" online at this location. "Once In Between" comes off the group's forthcoming "Karma In Black" CD, due in the U.S. on March 25 and in Europe on April ...

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