DEATH Tribute Album Update: CHIMAIRA Added, Web Site Launched

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday, February 28th, the first recording session for the 'Within The Mind' project was completed at ...

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It's Official: JERRY CANTRELL, BILLY DUFFY Form New Band

Jerry Cantrell's manager Bill Siddons has confirmed to Launch that the former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist has formed a new band with former THE CULT axeman Billy Duffy (as first reported here Feb. 29). Siddons, however, was unable to confirm that ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE vocalist John Corabi had also been jamming with the two ...

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DANNY LILKER's OVERLORD EXTERMINATOR: Music Posted Online

Two full-length MP3s from the debut OVERLORD EXTERMINATOR CD, entitled "Crucify Everyone", have been uploaded at this location. OVERLORD EXTERMINATOR is the new "black metal" band featuring Danny Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, THE RAVENOUS, ex-BRUTAL TRUTH, ANTHRAX), Lee (COMMIT SUICIDE) on bass and Adam Bonacci (WITHERED EARTH) on vocals. The songs available for download ...

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CONTRIVE To Record New EP

Melbourne, Australia's CONTRIVE are currently writing new tracks for an upcoming EP due out mid this year. It will also feature a cover from Australian metal legends ARMOURED ANGEL ('89/'90 era). After a huge year of shows including supports with SEPULTURA, SOILWORK and SKINLAB, CONTRIVE make a return to the stage this Friday, March 5 ...

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HORTUS ANIMAE Record DEAD CAN DANCE Cover Featuring LIV KRISTINE

HORTUS ANIMAE, the prog-black metal project of ANCIENT drummer Diego "GroM" Meraviglia, have finished recording a cover of DEAD CAN DANCE's "Summoning of the Muse" for the upcoming DEAD CAN DANCE double-CD tribute album, "The Lotuseaters". The band will shortly enter Alpha-Omega Studios in Como, Italy to mix and master the track, which features a ...

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STRATOVARIUS Keyboardist Pisses On TIMO TOLKKI: Photos Available

Finland's Sonera Plaza has posted several photos of STRATOVARIUS performing at Spain's Piorno Rock festival on Saturday, including pictures of keyboardist Jens Johansson pissing (literally!) on guitarist Timo Tolkki during the opening notes of the song "Forever" (no, we're not kidding). Check them out here. STRATOVARIUS' set list for the Piorno Rock performance: ...

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LULLACRY: New Studio Photos Posted Online

LULLACRY have posted several photos from their recent recording sessions at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland. Check them out here. As previously reported, LULLACRY have finished recording several new tracks for inclusion on an upcoming single or EP, due later in the year through Spinefarm Records. Produced by Kippo and main songwriter Sami ...

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HELL ON EARTH Dropped From SUN N' STEEL METALFEST Bill

Industrial rock band HELL ON EARTH have been dropped from the bill of Florida's Sun n' Steel Metalfest after "Baptists were calling [the promoter] and complaining about [the band] performing at the show," according to a post on the group's web site. In response to the cancellation, band leader Billy Tourtelot said, "It's a sad ...

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DESTINY To Film Video This Week

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY will shoot a video clip for the track "In the Shadow of the Rainbow" later this week. "In the Shadow of the Rainbow" comes off the group's new album, "Future of the Past", due on March 15 through GMR Music Group. The CD was recorded at the band's own DRS ...

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