FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING Expand Lineup

German death metallers FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING have expanded their lineup to include new singer Sam Anetzberger (LEGACY). "For a long time we thought of using a separate singer/frontman only doing the vocals in order to be more variable on the stage and to have a mixture of two different lung soundings," the band said in ...

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TOMMY LEE Moved To Tears By Autobiography's Success

According to the New York Daily News, former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was getting all choked up the other day when he was told that his autobiography, "Tommyland", had just made The New York Times best-seller list — at No. 16. During a private book-signing at Simon & Schuster's midtown offices, Publisher Judith Curr ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Drummer To Form New 'Full-On Metal' Band

Chris Kontos (drums, ex-MACHINE HEAD, ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT), Sean Smithson (guitar, ex-SACRILEGE B.C., GRINCH) and Sean McGrath (guitar, IMPALED) are in the process of forming a "full-on metal" band in the vein of EXODUS, THE HAUNTED, PANTERA, SHADOWS FALL and MEGADETH, according to a recent online posting by Smithson. The as-yet-unnamed group, who already have a ...

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THE HAUNTED, TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, INSISION: Complete Itinerary Released

The complete itinerary has been released for the forthcoming "Close-Up Made Us Do It" Scandinavian tour featuring THE HAUNTED, TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER and INSISION. The trek, which is being presented by the Swedish rock/metal magazine Close-Up, will visit the following cities/countries during January/February: Jan. 26 - Uppsala, SWE @ Grand Jan. 27 - Gävle, SWE ...

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EDGUY: 'Hall Of Flames' Track Listing Revealed

German power metallers EDGUY will be issuing a "best of" collection, entitled "Hall of Flames", on December 6 via AFM Records. The double album contains all of the group's "hits," chosen personally by the band, and digitally remastered (CD 1), as well as lots of rare and previously unreleased material (CD 2). Additionally, there will ...

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RAGE Drummer To Release Solo Album

RAGE drummer Mike Terrana has announced plans to release a new solo album, entitled "Man of the World". The CD is comprised of 11 tracks in the "instrumental rock fusion" vein, including six studio tracks and four live songs recorded in Moscow at the Premier Drum Day Festival 2003. Track 11 is a live bonus ...

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SIRENIA Announce Session Guitarist For Upcoming Tour

SIRENIA, the Norwegian gothic metal band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, have announced the addition of session guitarist Bjørnar Landa for their upcoming European tour with TIAMAT, PAIN and THEATRE OF TRAGEDY. Landa joins the group as the temporary replacemen for guitarist/"clean" vocalist Kristian Gundersen, who left the band this past summer due to ...

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HAMMERFALL: In Mixing Mode

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The last weekend of October saw us host a listening session for the journalists in Studio Lundgård. Close to 40 people from all over the world were present to listen to the material we have spent the past two months ...

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HYPOCRISY Finish Laying Down Drums For New Album

Drummer Horgh (ex-IMMORTAL) of HYPOCRISY has posted the following update at the band's official web site: "I want to share some info about what's going on in the HYPOCRISY camp with you. As I write this, I have recorded the drums for the next HYPO album and I'm back in Bergen, Norway, where I live. ...

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