DEVILDRIVER Enter Studio To Record New Album

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, are scheduled to enter Sonic Ranch studio in Tornillo, Texas today (Nov. 15) with producer Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH) to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due in April/May 2005 via Roadrunner Records. The as-yet-untitled effort will be ...

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ARTILLERY Schedule Copenhagen Concert

Legendary Danish thrashers ARTILLERY have announced a one-off performance at The Rock in Copenhagen on December 16. Joining guitarists Michael and Morten Stützer and vocalist Flemming Rönsdorf will be HATESPHERE drummer Anders Gyldenøhr and bassist Mikael Ehlert. In a recent interview with Denmark's Antenna webzine, Michael Stützer spoke about the group's current ...

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SOIL Announce New Singer

Chicago's SOIL have announced the addition of DIESEL MACHINE frontman AJ Cavalier to the group's ranks. "AJ originally hails from NY and was recommended by some very close friends," the band write on their web site. "Once he came to rehearsal to jam and lay down some rough demos with us, we knew he was ...

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ULI JON ROTH Jams With DEEP PURPLE In Cardiff

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth joined DEEP PURPLE on stage at Cardiff International Arena in the U.K. Sunday night (Nov. 14) for the encore of "Black Night", according to the PURPLE fan site TheHighwayStar.com. As previously reported, former DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord joined the band on stage at the Wembley Arena in London on ...

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ANDREW W.K. To Perform At WSOU HOLIDAY BASH

ANDREW W.K. and his band will be playing live at the WSOU Holiday Bash on December 17 at the Rexplex in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Seton Hall's Pirate Radio's "(Not So) Silent Night" celebration to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation will also feature an appearance by FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES. As previously reported, W.K. recently entered the ...

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APOCALYPTICA: 'Bittersweet' Video Posted Online

H.I.M. fan site The Sacrament is currently hosting the video clip for APOCALYPTICA's new single, "Bittersweet". Download the video at TheSacrament.net. "Bittersweet" is the first single off APOCALYPTICA's forthcoming album, due early February 2005. The song is a dark ballad that features fellow Finns Lauri Ylönen from THE RASMUS and Ville Valo from ...

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COLD Frontman Explains Guitarist's Departure

COLD frontman Scooter Ward has responded to fan criticism regarding the departure of guitarist Eddie Rendini (ex-DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM). Writing to the group's official message board, Ward said, "Eddie wasn't the right musician for this band, no matter how fuckin cool he was. For [anyone] to say this isn't gonna be a COLD record is ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Perform On German TV Show

DEF LEPPARD will be performing on a German TV show called "50 Years Of Rock/Love Songs" on November 27. Also scheduled to appear on the show are ELTON JOHN, JOE COCKER, ROBIN GIBB, URIAH HEEP and EUROPE, among other artists. In the meantime, check out a recording of an interview singer Joe Elliott recently did ...

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