RAGE Guitarist Undergoes Surgery

According to a posting on Victor Smolski's web site, the RAGE guitarist underwent "intensive tests" after he was taken ill shortly following the group's appearance at Italy's Gods of Metal festival was "operated on on Tuesday and is out of danger to life now. [However] it will take some more weeks until he will be ...

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ALTER BRIDGE: First Single Available Online

"Open Your Eyes", the first single from ALTER BRIDGE, the band formed by CREED guitarist Mark Tremonti, CREED drummer Scott Phillips and exiled CREED bassist Brian Marshall, can currently be previewed in streaming audio at VH1.com. "Open Your Eyes" comes off ALTER BRIDGE's debut album, "One Day Remains", due on August 10 through ...

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THREE INCHES OF BLOOD Name New CD

Canadian metallers THREE INCHES OF BLOOD have set "Advance and Vanquish" as the title of their Roadrunner Records debut, tentatively due in September/October. Recorded at a Chicago studio with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE), the album is slated to be mixed beginning in early July with Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Checks In From Europe

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, if it's Wednesday it must be Glasgow, and you know what that means. Tonight has been sold out for a while and will probably be the best show of ...

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HATESPHERE Record Soccer Team Tribute

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE recently entered the studio to record a tribute song for their local soccer team, AGF. "The local fan club is making this tribute CD with all kinds of bands and we are happy to be on it," the band write in a statement. "Our song is called 'Hvornår Er Det Søndag Igen?!', ...

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LOST HORIZON: SWEDEN ROCK Photos Posted Online

Several photos of LOST HORIZON performing at this year's Sweden Rock festival have been posted online at this location (courtesy of MetalPix.com). LOST HORIZON were recently rejoined by guitarist Wojtek Lisicki (a.k.a. Transcendental Protagonist). Lisicki originally left LOST HORIZON last July due to "personal reasons." The group's second full-length album, "A Flame To ...

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