Former SOULFLY Members Join Forces In ABLOOM

Former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums) have rejoined forces in ABLOOM, the California-based group formerly known as MOTHRA. The band, whose lineup is rounded out by guitarist Levon Sultanian and vocalist Jason Radford (both of ONESIDEZERO), played two shows (in San Diego and Santa Barbara) last weekend ...

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Ex-BLOOD FEAST Guitarist To Record Full-Length CD With WITHOUT END

WITHOUT END, the new band featuring former BLOOD FEAST guitarist Adam Tranquilli, will be entering Big Blue Meanie Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey to record a full-length album, tentatively slated for release in the spring. After hearing WITHOUT END, fans will be able to "tell who in BLOOD FEAST was the [musical] driving force," according ...

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KERRY KING Talks About METALLICA, Next SLAYER CD

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King gave a lengthy interview to Metal Edge magazine in which he discussed a number of topics, including the progress of the songwriting sessions for SLAYER's next album and METALLICA's evolution from an underground thrash phenomenon to one of the most commercially successful heavy rock bands in the world. The following are ...

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AMEN's 'Death Before Musick' To Surface In March

AMEN have set "Death Before Musick" as the title for their new album, tentatively due in March through SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian's EatUrMusic label. "[Daron]'s a music guy," AMEN frontman Casey Chaos told Rolling Stone. "We were getting ready to do a tour of the U.K. and Daron was like 'What's going ...

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NIGHTWISH Keyboardist: New Songs 'Sound Like Crap'

NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen has posted another entry to the band's studio diary on their official web site. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH have begun the final preparations for the recording of the follow-up to 2002's double platinum (in Finland) "Century Child" effort, tentatively due in June 2004 through Spinefarm Records. The following is Holopainen's latest ...

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INFECTIOUS GROOVES: Studio Update

INFECTIOUS GROOVES, the funkadelic side project of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir, have posted the following update on the songwriting/recording sessions for their new album: "INFECTIOUS GROOVES has been writing songs for the new CD and will start pre-production tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday. Saturday and Sunday we'll all be busy working on STudio and Saturday ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Postpones European Tour (Again)

OZZY OSBOURNE has been forced to postpone a six-week string of European tour dates set to begin next week due to side effects of medication he was taking to control a tremor, MTV.com reports. Osbourne's personal physician, Dr. Allan H. Ropper, chief of neurology at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, had been treating the singer ...

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GODHEAD Pull Out Of PARADISE LOST's European Tour

GODHEAD have been forced to drop off the forthcoming PARADISE LOST European tour in order to allow their drummer Ken Jay (ex-STATIC-X) sufficient time to recover from an undisclosed illness. The following is the official statement on the matter from GODHEAD's management: "Unfortunately, it is with great regret I must announce that GODHEAD will not ...

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