FINNTROLL To Enter Studio In November, Demo Preview Posted Online

FINNTROLL will enter Sundicoop Studio in Savonlinna, Finland in November to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in the spring. "At this point we have 30 minutes of material," said keyboardist Trollhorn. The music is the best we've ever made, as usual. Combining the melodies of 'Jaktens Tid', the rawness and sheer maliciousness from ...

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Islamists Urge Malaysia To Stop LINKIN PARK Concert

Malaysia's Islamist opposition urged the government on Thursday to ban LINKIN PARK from performing in the capital, saying it could lead to moral decay, according to Reuters. The hip-hop hard-rock band is due to perform on October 15 in Kuala Lumpur, capital of the mostly Muslim country, as part of a three-nation Asian tour that ...

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New LIMP BIZKIT Guitarist Explains How He Landed Gig

LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Mike Smith recently spoke to Australia's The Daily Telegraph about the chain of events that led to his joining the group in April of this year. According to Smith, his destiny took its course when the now-defunct band SNOT were invited to tour on Ozzfest in 1998, which featured LIMP BIZKIT as ...

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VADER Singer's Solo Project To Record New Promo CD

PANZER X, the solo project of VADER vocalist/guitarist Peter, are tentatively scheduled to enter Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland in November/December to record a three-song demo. Although the band's lineup has yet to be solidified, the vocal duties will likely be handled by Grzegorz Kupczyk (CETI, TURBO). No further information is available at this time. ...

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LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, PASSENGER, POISONBLACK To Tour Europe

LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, PASSENGER and POISONBLACK will teaming up for a European club tour this winter. An as-yet-unannounced opener will kick off the proceedings, and will be followed by Finland's POISONBLACK, who feature in their ranks SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala on guitar and CHARON frontman J.P. Leppäluo. Sweden's PASSENGER will add a different favour: Anders ...

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DEVILDRIVER Announce Track Listing For Debut Album

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have set the track listing for their self-titled debut album, due on October 28 through Roadrunner Records. The band, whose sound is being described as "much heavier" than that of COAL CHAMBER and featuring "more technical" musicianship than that found ...

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MAX CAVALERA On SOULFLY Member Changes: 'It's No Big Deal'

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has broken his silence about the departures of bassist Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. "This is no big deal," Cavalera said in a statement. "SOULFLY is always evolving. I am always going to introduce new musicians to the fans. In fact there has never been the ...

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