ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: Lineup Changes Suck

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site (as part of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail"): "Comrades, the emails have been pouring in and I'd like to thank you all very much for your words of support. Seriously, thank you so much. I read all the ...

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Report: Australian Recording Studio Used By Banned German Skinhead Group

Ian McPhedran of Australia's Herald Sun is reporting that a Melbourne recording studio is producing hate songs for a skinhead band that preaches white supremacist messages via "heavy metal" music. The modest St Andrews Studio (where groups such as MORTIFICATION, PEGAZUS and ABOMINATOR have previously recorded their albums) in Cheltenham is used by the banned ...

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SATYRICON: 'Volcano' U.S. Release Date Pushed Back A Week

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will issue their latest CD, "Volcano", in the U.S. on April 13 — one week later than the originally announced April 6 release date. The album will surface through the Sony Music imprint EatUrMusic, the label run by SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian. "Volcano" was SATYRICON's first release for ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Record SAMHAIN Cover

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site: "I guess this report is turning into a weekly affair as things here in the studio are moving at a great pace. It's all top drama, for sure. Things go good, things go bad. Pretty stressful being ...

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MOONSPELL To Film Polish Festival Appearance For Upcoming DVD

Portugal's MOONSPELL will film their appearance at the Metalmania festival in Katowice, Poland on March 13 for a possible DVD. The band are also currently working on re-scheduling the Spanish dates and are planning a South/Central American tour that will include Mexico, Brazil and Chile. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN Cancel U.K. Tour

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN have been forced to pull out of their planned U.K. tour "due to unavoidable recording commitments," according to a post on the group's web site. "The band are extremely sorry but the new recordings are taking longer than anyone thought and we are working to some pretty harsh deadlines. It looks as ...

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WAR & PEACE: Sound Samples Available Online

Former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson has posted several sound clips from the forthcoming WAR & PEACE album, "The Walls Have Eyes", due on April 19 through Z Records. As previously reported, the track listing will include an exclusive European bonus track — a version of DOKKEN's "Walk Away" performed with a string quartet. "The Walls ...

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DEAD KENNEDYS To Embark On U.K. Tour

The DEAD KENNEDYS will embark on a U.K. tour later this month. The nine-date trek will begin March 25 and coincides with the release of an archival DEAD KENNEDYS live recording from San Francisco in 1979 entitled "Live From The Deaf Club". The CD will be available in the U.S. on Manifesto Records March 9 ...

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