BRAINSTORM Set Tentative Title For New Album

German power metallers BRAINSTORM have set "Liquid Monster" as the tentative title for the follow-up to their highly acclaimed 2003 effort, "Soul Temptation". Commented guitarist Torsten Ihlenfeld: "We are [about to finish] the main songwriting and pre-production process and I must say that the new material simply sounds amazing!" Added vocalist Andy B. Franck: "Yes, ...

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HANOI ROCKS Singer Slams MÖTLEY CRÜE, GENE SIMMONS

In a recent interview with RockUnited.com, HANOI ROCKS members Michael Monroe, Andy McCoy and new guitarist Stevie Klasson spoke about the group's latest single, upcoming album and other recent activities. Seveal excerpts from the interview follow: RockUnited.com: Michael, you recently did an interview with MetalSludge.com and it concerned a lot about (MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: New Guitarist Found?

Guitar shredder Ron Thal of the New York City-based alternative-rap-metal project BUMBLEFOOT has been asked to join GUNS N' ROSES as the replacement for Buckethead, according to a posting at www.bumblefoot.com. "Since, the rumors are already flyin', I might as well say," Ron writes on the site. "I was asked to join GUNS ...

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DIMMU BORGIR: 'Vredesbyrd' Video Clip In The Works

Swedish director Patric Ullaeus (LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES) of Revolver Film Company is working on a promotional clip for the DIMMU BORGIR track "Vredesbyrd", filmed at The Huntridge Theater in Las Vegas on July 30, 2004. "Vredesbyrd" comes off DIMMU BORGIR's most recent album, "Death Cult Armageddon" (2003), which has sold over 65,000 copies in ...

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WHITESNAKE: New Live Album To Arrive In 2005

According to MelodicRock.com, WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale told a Portuguese newspaper this week that the group's new double live CD will be released next year and will feature material from WHITESNAKE, DEEP PURPLE and COVERDALE/PAGE. In addition, the band plan to begin work on a new studio album in 2005. WHITESNAKE are in ...

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Benefit Concert For ENUFF Z'NUFF Drummer Announced

A benefit concert has been announced for ENUFF Z'NUFF drummer Ricky Parent, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. The show will take place on Sunday, October 17 at the Metro in Chicago and will feature performances by ENUFF Z'NUFF, D'MOLLS, LOVE HAMMERS and AMERICAN MOTHER LODE. Also set to appear are members of GUNS N' ...

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SOIL Guitarist Comments On Singer's Departure

SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass spoke with Electricbasement.com's Jeff Kerby about the recent departure of the group's vocalist, Ryan McCombs, "It wasn’t really a surprise at all, really," Glass said. "I think it was a case where it was basically time for us to move on. We had done some records, and they're good, but I ...

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Former RIPPING CORPSE Bassist Joins UNKNOWN CURE

Former RIPPING CORPSE bassist Dave Bizzigotti has joined the Tampa-based metal act UNKNOWN CURE. UNKNOWN CURE are a thrash/death band that has been part of the Florida "unholy metal underground" for over two years now, according to an official press release. UNKNOWN CURE will be making their live debut with Bizzigotti on October 9 at ...

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