Members Of STATETROOPER Form New Label

When the members of STATETROOPER decided to be their own label, they planned that it would be for more than simply to release STATETROOPER albums. In 1987 vocalist Gary Barden (ex-MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) disbanded the group, a decision based more on his disappointment with the way the industry had dealt with the band's career (both ...

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MARSHALL LAW Demo New Songs, Ex-PARADISE LOST Drummer Assists

Birmingham, England-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW have demoed up the following tracks for inclusion on a new studio album, tentatively due later this year: 01. Retribution 02. Bloodlines 03. Axis Of Power 04. What Lies Behind 05. Why Do Men Die 06. Nothing Lasts Forever 07. Faith Divides 08. Waiting For The Sign 09. ...

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TIMO KOTIPELTO Jams With IRON MAIDEN Tribute Band: Photos Posted Online

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto joined the Italian IRON MAIDEN tribute band THE CLAIRVOYANTS onstage at the Buddha Café Merone on Friday, May 7 during the Flash and Metal Shock Anniversary Party. Kotipelto and THE CLAIRVOYANTS performed several MAIDEN classics before running through a couple of numbers from Kotipelto's career. An audience of nearly 500 "screaming" ...

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VH1 Counts Down '100 Most Metal Moments' In Five-Night Special

MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless, POISON's Bret Michaels, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, ANTHRAX, L.A. GUNS, KISS, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, Ronnie James Dio and FASTER PUSSYCAT are among the artists featured in "100 Most Metal Moments", a VH1 special focusing on the "entertaining (and sometimes shocking) moments" that defined heavy metal music's heyday. ...

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LOSA Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Dallas-based metalcore outfit LOSA have officially signed with Metal Blade Records. The band are currently focusing on writing material for their new album and will be taking a break from playing live shows to focus all of their time and energy on writing the best album possible. However, LOSA might book a show or two ...

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INSISION Part Ways With Drummer, Guitarist Forced To Sit Out Tour

Stockholm, Sweden-based brutal death metallers INSISION have amicably parted ways with drummer Thomas Daun. "[The] main reason [for his departure] was the lack of dedication and interest in [the band]," the group write on their web site. "We thank him for the years and good luck in the future." In other news, INSISION guitarist Toob ...

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SHADOWS FALL's BITTNER Named No. 1 'Up And Coming Drummer'

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has been officially named the #1 Up and Coming Drummer in Modern Drummer magazine's 2004 Readers' Poll. The Readers' Poll results will be in the July 2004 issue that should hit the stands later this month. SHADOWS FALL's highly anticipated fourth full-length album, "The War Within", is scheduled for an ...

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SLAVEMACHINE To Open For LACUNA COIL, Debut Album To Be Reissued

Reality Entertainment recording artists SLAVEMACHINE have secured the opening slot for Italy's LACUNA COIL at Planet Rock in Jacksonville, NC on May 22. Commented SLAVEMACHINE lead singer Ryan Taylor: "The new band is absolutely amazing. It's the strongest line-up to date. We've got Reality Entertainment re-releasing our first album, 'Disfigured Consciousness' in August, Jagermeister still ...

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