RAM To Headline HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival Warm-Up Party

RAM, the Swedish "traditional" heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (bass, ex-FROZEN EYES) and Morgan Pettersson (drums, ex-B-THONG), have been confirmed to headline the Headbangers Open Air festival warm-up party on July 8 in Itzehoe, Germany. Other acts set to perform include the traditional heavy metal act METAL INQUISITOR and old-school thrashers WITCHBURNER. More information ...

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SKYCLAD: New Album Delayed

SKYCLAD have posted the following update on their official web site: "We are sorry to announce that the release of the band's latest album, 'A Semblance of Normality', has been put back until September. This is due to restructuring taking place at Dreamcatcher [Records], who are to promote and distribute the album along with Demolition ...

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IRONHORSE Sign New Record Deal

IRONHORSE, the band featuring '80s vocal legend Ron Keel, have signed with Compendia Music Group/VTone Records. The group's new CD, entitled "Bring It On", is slated for release on September 7. "Bring It On" will be an "enhanced" CD, with 12 audio tracks plus music videos and video footage that can be viewed on a ...

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P.O.D., BLINDSIDE Seek Audience Members For FUSE TV Appearance

P.O.D. and BLINDSIDE are looking for audience members to join them during their appearance on "IMX", Fuse's daily live show, on Tuesday, May 25. If you're between the ages of 15-25, based in the NYC area, and available on May 25 between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., send an e-mail to [email protected] The Fuse studio ...

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GRIFFIN Announce New Singer

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have announced the addition of female singer Ida Hawkland to the group's ranks. "We are happy to announce that the auditions are over, and that we have found a killer front figure to replace Pete [Beck]!!" the band write on the web site. "First of all, we would like to thank ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Bassist Comments On ALEX NELSON's Passing

LIZZY BORDEN bassist Marten Andersson has posted the following message on his web site regarding the recent passing of ex-LIZZY BORDEN guitarist Alex Nelson: "Thanks for all the emails regarding Alex. I have been getting a ton of emails from all over the world. I knew the guy would be missed but I had no ...

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DESTRUCTION Drummer Arrested In Italy

DESTRUCTION drummer Marc Reign was arrested in Italy Sunday (May 24) following the band's performance in Brescia. The following statement on the matter was posted on the group's official web site: "After the fantastic gig in Brescia, Italy, the band had massive problems to leave the country by plane from the Milano airport. What happened ...

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FALCONER Part Ways With Guitarist, Bassist

Sweden's FALCONER have parted ways with second guitarist Anders Johansson and bassist Peder Johansson. "A big discussion took place after the gig in Motala (Swe) as we started to talk about the future of FALCONER," mainman Stefan Weinerhall writes in an official press release. "Two camps quickly formed about the issue. The talk started to ...

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