KONKHRA: Not Christian Enough!

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have posted the following update via their official web site: "Happy new year. We are ready to film the video for 'Warmonger' [off the upcoming 'Reality Check' CD]. The song is about a German soldier freezing to death, and since it's cold as fuck and there's snow, we'll be filming it ...

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COSMOSQUAD Announce Hollywood Gig

L.A.'s COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, $IGN OF 4) and rhythm section Shane Gaalaas and Barry Sparks (ULI JON ROTH, MSG, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be co-headlining "21st Century Schizoid Night! - A Celebration of Guitar, Bass & Drums" at the Sixteen-Fifty www.sixteen-fifty.com in Hollywood CA on January 16 alongside MCGILL-MANRING-STEVENS, featuring Grammy-nominated bassist ...

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VINCE NEIL On 'The Surreal Life': 'I'd Never Do It Again'

Entertainment Weekly asked MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil why he agreed to do "The Surreal Life", which airs tonight on the WB. "I was a bit curious," he said. "It's kind of one of those once-in-a-lifetime things, you know. I'd never do it again." The reality series, which follows seven bigger-than-life celebrities — including Neil ...

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SUSPERIA Set Title For Upcoming CD, Confirm NUCLEAR BLAST Split

Norway's SUSPERIA have set "Unlimited" as the title for their upcoming third full-length album, tentatively due in the fall through an as-yet-undetermined label. The group, who recently parted ways with Nuclear Blast Records, are "currently in heavy negotiations with several record labels all over the world and whom the future partner will be, will be ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION To Headline Indiana's ABYSS FEST

Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION have been confirmed to headline Abyss Fest, a 12-band festival set to take place Feb. 15 at Emerson Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana. The complete list of artists scheduled to perform at the event is as follows: MALEVOLENT CREATION - 10:40-11:50 DEAD TO FALL - 9:20-10:10 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ...

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STEVE VAI To Issue Collection Of Rarities

STEVE VAI is in the process of finalizing the licensing agreements for the next installments of "The Secret Jewel Box Set - Archives Vol. 3 and Vol. 4". These two discs compile all the music Steve has contributed to other projects and records, and include the often-elusive bonus tracks appearing on Japanese releases. Also included ...

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Former FATES WARNING Singer Inks Solo Deal!

Former FATES WARNING vocalist John Arch has inked a solo deal with Metal Blade Records. The singer's first release through the label will be a 20-minute EP, "A Twist Of Fate", featuring FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera and DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy. A late 2003 release is expected. ...

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