DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Lines Up Acoustic Shows

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell has taken up residency at the Finn McCool's bar in Santa Monica, Ca., where he regularly plays acoustic shows with P.J. Smith to jam and try out new material. Vivian and P.J. usually play there every Thursday evening, but it's possible they skip a week every now and then, according ...

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NEVERMORE Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Seattle-based power metallers NEVERMORE have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. The following bands are currently scheduled to appear at the festival (in alphabetical order): CANNIBAL CORPSE CRADLE OF FILTH EXODUS FEAR FACTORY FINNTROLL HATEBREED MONSTER MAGNET MORTUARY I.O.D MY DYING ...

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CANCER: New Live Video Posted Online

A live video of reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER performing the track "Without Cause" (from 1995's "Black Faith") live at the Frontline in Gent, Belgium on April 4, 2004 has been posted online at this location (Quicktime required, 23 MB). CANCER have just issued their comeback EP, "Corporation$", through Copro Records. The group's ...

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SUFFER Announce New Drummer

Louisiana-based black metallers SUFFER have new added drummer Dan Flarry (ex-13SOUTH) to the band's line-up following the departure of Tomas Viator (ex-DISINCARNATE). The group's debut CD, entitled "When Darkness Falls", will be released this Tuesday (June 1) on Northern Blaze Records. Two tracks from the CD — "Plague Of The Whore" and "Shell Of An ...

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SEVEN WITCHES In The Studio: Video Footage Available

ThatsSoMetal.com has uploaded video footage of guitarist Jack Frost (ex-SAVATAGE) and his band SEVEN WITCHES recording their new CD, entitled "Year of the Witch". You will get to hear them recording a couple tracks from the record along with some in studio antics and a report on what the near future holds for the WITCHES. ...

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DREAM THEATER: DVD Reissue Delayed

The release date of DREAM THEATER's upcoming DVD reissue of their first two home videos, "Dream Theater - Images And Words: Live In Tokyo" (1993) and "Dream Theater: 5 Years in a Livetime" (1998) has been pushed back to July 13 from the originally announced June 29 date due to "manufacturing delays," according to a ...

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AMON AMARTH Complete Drum Tracks For New CD

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have finished recording the drums for their upcoming album, "Fate of Norns", "and at the moment the guitars are being put on tape," according to a posting by vocalist Johan Hegg on the group's web site. "Next week we'll start recording the bass and vocals. Everything is running according to plan, and ...

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