Update: GREAT WHITE Drummer Hurt In Car Crash

Timothy C. Barmann of The Providence Journal reports that GREAT WHITE drummer Derrick Pontier was involved in a head-on collision Saturday near Allentown, Pa., a few hours before the band was to perform in a charity concert there to benefit victims of The Station nightclub fire. Pontier, 36, of Huntington Beach, Calif., was driving in ...

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METALLICA's 'Frantic' Debuts At No. 16 On U.K. Singles Chart

The second single off METALLICA's "St. Anger" CD, "Frantic", has entered the U.K. singles chart at No. 16. Meanwhile, EVANESCENCE's "Going Under", the follow-up to the smash hit "Bring Me To Life", has come in at No. 8. NICKELBACK have entered the albums chart at No.5 with "The Long Road", while LIMP BIZKIT's long-awaited comeback, ...

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THE DUSKFALL Complete Work On Sophomore Album

Luleå, Sweden-based metallers THE DUSKFALL have completed work on their sophomore CD, "Source", tentatively due in November through Greece's Black Lotus Records. "The recordings resulted in 9 tracks and the bandmembers are more than pleased with this beast," reads a post on the group's web site. The album was recorded at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, ...

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KATAKLYSM Cancel Remainder Of North American Tour

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have announced that they have cancelled the remainder of their North American tour. The affected shows include those in Philadelphia, New York, Providence, Springfield and Quebec City. "The band has decided to return home a little earlier so they can use the extra time to work on their pre-production for their ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Fan Favorite To Become 'Welsh Hero'

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell has shot up the list of candidates to be named greatest Welsh hero following an Internet campaign by fans of the band, the BBC reports. Campbell, originally from Pontypridd, is now fifth in the list of nominees on the Welsh Heroes web site after the official MOTÖRHEAD site put a link ...

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LORD BELIAL Announce New Guitarist

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL have announced the addition of guitarist Hjalmar Nielsen to the group's ranks. Nielsen replaces Niclas "Pepa" Andersson, who left the band in early July for reasons that have yet to be disclosed. Niclas' decision to exit the group came several weeks after the departure of drummer Michael Backelin, who has ...

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STRATOVARIUS: New Mp3 Clip Posted Online

A second MP3 clip from the forthcoming STRATOVARIUS album, "Elements Pt. 2", has been posted online at the group's official web site. The track "I'm Still Alive" is track No. 3 on the upcoming CD, due on October 27 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album, which will once again feature artwork by Derek ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER Sign Deal With ROADRUNNER RECORDS U.K.

New Jersey's 40 BELOW SUMMER have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records U.K. for the release of their sophomore album, "The Mourning After". The follow-up to 2001's "Invitation To The Dance" will be released on October 27 through Roadrunner and one day later in the U.S. through Razor & Tie Records. A video for the ...

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