MAYHEM Begin Writing New Material

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have commenced the songwriting process for their next album, tentatively due in October/November 2005 through Season Of Mist. The band, who will be taking part in this fall's edition of the "Blackest of the Black" tour alongside DANZIG, DOYLE (featuring ex-MISFITS guitarist Doyle), DEVILDRIVER, DEATH ANGEL and EYES OF FIRE, will ...

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DISSECTION Name New Single

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION, featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt, have set "Maha Kali" as the title of their upcoming single. "Maha Kali", described by the band as "a hymn to the wrathful black hindu goddess of Mahapralaya, the great dissolution of cosmos, Jai Maha Kali," will initially only be available directly from DISSECTION via their ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Host MTV Tribute To THE CURE

MARILYN MANSON will host a live tribute to THE CURE on September 17. The show — part of MTV's "Icon" series — will feature performances and testimonials from artists and celebrities who cite THE CURE as a significant influence upon their work. It will be held at Old Billingsgate Market in London, and screened in ...

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HELMET's PAGE HAMILTON Talks Biking Accident

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton has spoken to Launch Radio Networks about the biking accident which resulted in a broken collarbone and a postponement in the band's album and tour. Says Hamilton: "I was up in Oregon with my family, and coming down the mountain. I just kinda came around a corner too fast and there ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist To Perform With Heavy Metal Tribute Band

METAL MONARCHS, the heavy metal tribute band based around HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak, will make a live appearance on Saturday (August 28) at the season-ending party at the Metallterrassen club in Gothenburg, Sweden. A number of local metal musicians will be DJing at this special event. As previously reported, HAMMERFALL will enter Lundgaard Studios in ...

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THE CLAN DESTINED: Former SKYCLAD, IMMORTAL Members Launch New Project

THE CLAN DESTINED, the new project featuring vocalist Martin Walkyier (ex-SKYCLAD, SABBAT) and bassist Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL), have announced the details of the group's lineup. Joining Walkyier and Iscariah in the new formation are Lee Cassidy (guitar), Kara Sutra (vocals), Emily Dolan Davies (drums), and Tony Wildwood (guitar). The band are currently working very hard to ...

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JAG PANZER Guitarist Launches Web Site

JAG PANZER guitarist Chris Broderick has launched his official web site at this location. As previously reported, Chris's instructional DVD is scheduled for a September release. The DVD was delayed due to Chris preparing for a classical guitar recital. The intent of Broderick's video, which will feature outtakes, bonus material and plenty of ...

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