Review: METALLICA Played With Energy To Spare At Tour Kick-Off

Michael Senft of The Arizona Republic has reviewed METALLICA's U.S. tour-opening performance at America West Arena in Phoenix Tuesday night (March 2). "Conspicuously scarce [in the group's set] were tracks from the quartet's new album, 'St. Anger'," he wrote. "Perhaps the band realizes that its newer material does not measure up to past efforts, because ...

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Former PROTECTOR Singer To Launch New 'Old-School Thrash' Project

PSYCHOMANTHIUM, the "old-school speed/thrash metal" band featuring vocalist Martin Missy from the cult German speed-thrashers PROTECTOR, Brian "Hobbs" Hobbie on bass (ex-INTERNAL BLEEDING, currently in CATASTROPHIC), plus Derek "Derekonomicon" Schilling on guitar and Ant Ichrist on drums (both from ARKHAM 13), will be releasing their debut CD through Poland's Still Dead Productions. Titled "Death Attack" ...

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Review: METALLICA Dress Rehearsal Features EMMA THOMPSON On Drums

Jim Harrington of the Alameda Times-Star has "reviewed" Friday's (Feb. 27) dress rehearsal performance for METALLICA's lengthy national tour, which kicked off last night in Phoenix. "Although the performance was every bit as good as what will be witnessed across the country, a few intimate moments helped separate the occasion from just another night on ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER's Mother: CONTROL DENIED Album To Made Available For Free Download

Jane Schuldiner, mother of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, has issued another statement in response to continuing reports that the now-defunct Hammerheart Records (currently operating under the name Karmageddon Media) will be releasing the unfinished sophomore album from CONTROL DENIED this spring. As previously reported, Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 ...

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THE HAUNTED Announce 'Album Title' Competition Winner

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have announced the winner of their "Album Title" competition. "The winning contribution is 'Subliminal Messages of Suicide Promotion' and was submitted by Conner Tadena," the band write on their web site. "He will receive some HAUNTED goodies in the mail. Unfortunately, the winning title will not be used as the title ...

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