COMMANDER: Promotional CD Available For Download

German death metallers COMMANDER have uploaded their entire promotional CD at their official web site. The songs available for download are "Cowards", "Salvation for a Dead World", "Drowned In Sorrow" and "Dead But Alive". COMMANDER will be teaming up with DISILLUSION and INTO DARKNESS for the three-date "Summer Death Tour" beginning on June ...

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HYPOCRISY: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of HYPOCRISY performing the track "Necronomicon" on their recent American tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE has been posted online at this location (courtesy of Evil Eye Productions). Upcoming HYPOCRISY shows: Jun. 12 – Moscow, RUS @ DKG Jun. 18-20 – Seinajoki, FIN @ Provinssirock Jun. 25-27 – Dessel, BEL @ Graspop ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Explains Absence From DOWNLOAD Festival

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has issued a videotaped message explaining his absence from the group's headlining performance at the Download festival on Sunday (June 6). A BLABBERMOUTH.NET transcript of the message follows: "We've been going pretty hard for most of the year, as you are aware, and we had to take a little bit of ...

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JAG PANZER: Studio Update

JAG PANZER guitarist Mark Briody has posted the following message in the "Forum" section of the band's official web site: "[The new studio album] 'Casting the Stones' is coming out GREAT! We're about 70% percent done. All drums and rhythm guitars are complete. Half the vocals and half the bass is done also. I'm very ...

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Bassist RUDY SARZO Explains How He Landed The DIO Gig

Former QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo has spoken to ElectricBasement.com about his recent experience as the touring bassist for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and his current gig with DIO. Asked how he hooked up with Ronnie James Dio, Sarzo replied, "What happened was someone gave me the heads-up that Ronnie was looking for a bass player early ...

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BATHORY Mastermind QUORTHON Dead At 39

BATHORY mastermind Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg was found dead in his apartment in Stockholm, Sweden on Monday, June 7, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The 39-year-old son of Black Mark Records owner Börje Forsberg, widely considered to be one of black metal's founding fathers, died of an apparent heart failure. More information as it becomes available. ...

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IN FLAMES/HAMMERFALL Producer 'Not A Fan' Of 'St. Anger' Production

DREAM EVIL guitarist Fredrik Nordström, who has produced albums from such acclaimed metal artists as IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR and THE HAUNTED, has spoken out about his dislike for the production on the latest METALLICA album, "St. Anger". Asked in an interview with "The Classic Metal Show" if he's heard the most recent METALLICA ...

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Spokesperson: 'JUDAS PRIEST Are Well And Truly Back!'

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi everyone - I've just got back from spending the first few days on the road with the band in Europe! The shows have been phenomenal!! The PRIEST are well and truly back!! "The 'Gods of Metal' festival ...

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Former LOK Members Return With New Band

Former LOK members Martin Westerstrand (vocals) and Daniel Cordero (bass) have joined forces with drummer Ian-Paolo Lira and celloist Max Flövik in a new band called RALLYPACK. The band are currently finishing up the recording of their debut album and have signed a management deal with Jonas Curling, who was previously head of promotions at ...

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