DAMNNATION: First Single Available For Download

Israeli prog/power/thrash metal band DAMNNATION have made their first single, "Fix the Fix", available for download at this location. The band, who are currently unsigned, recently completed work on a full-length album at Real Sounds Studio in Israel. Mastering duties were handled by SALEM's Ze`ev Tananbaum (NAIL WITHIN, AZAZEL, ARALLU). (Thanks:

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STEVE VAI To Tour Australia In July

Steve Vai and his band — Billy Sheehan (bass), Tony MacAlpine (guitar and keyboards), Jeremy Colson (drums) and Dave Weiner (guitar) — will be touring Australia in late July. The tour will kick off in Perth on July 22 and visit Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Prior to the Australian tour, Vai will embark on ...

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PLANET X Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Progressive instrumentalists PLANET X have parted ways with longtime guitarist Tony MacAlpine. MacAlpine played on the band's first three albums, "Universe" (2000), "Live in Oz" (2002) and "Moon Babies" (2002). Keyboardist Derek Sherinian (ex-DREAM THEATER, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and drummer Virgil Donati have already announced Tony's replacement — T.J. Helmerich. The trio have been working on ...

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VOND Reissue Set For U.S. Release

Norway's VOND, the side-project of the artist more popularly known as MORTIIS, will have their "rare and controversial" recording, "Selvmord", released in the U.S. on May 18 through Candlelight Records. Issued to limited release in 1997 (under the guise of "Slipp Sorgen Los"), "Selvmord" is a four-song, 50-minute ambient adventure that showcased for the first ...

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PRAYING MANTIS: 'Best Of' CD To Surface Next Month

Frontiers Records have secured the rights for the European release of PRAYING MANTIS "The Best of Praying Mantis" album for a June 17 release. The album encompasses all classic of a more than 20 years long career for one of the prime movers of the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) scene, including such ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Play Legendary NYC Club CBGB: Photos Available

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), played a special gig at the legendary New York City club CBGB on Wednesday (May 5) as part of their "Honeymoon From Hell" U.S. ...

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