EXODUS' GARY HOLT: Nothing Will Stop Us

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are forging ahead despite the departure this week of frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza. The band, who completed a short European tour in December, made a decision to fire Souza when it became apparent that he had no intention of touring extensively with the group, a prospect that didn't ...

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H.I.M. Set Release Date For 'Love Metal'

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have set an April 14 European release date through BMG Records for their new album, "Love Metal". The follow-up to 2001's "Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights" reportedly marks a return to a heavier sound for the group, who were criticized by some for pursuing an overly pop-flavored direction on their last ...

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RETURN TO THE SABBAT To Film Live DVD

Britain's RETURN TO THE SABBAT, the new band featuring former SKYCLAD frontman Martin Walkyier, will film their upcoming headline gig in London for release as part of a limited-edition DVD package later this year. Also set to appear at the March 22 show at The Garage are BAL-SAGOTH, BLOODSTREAM and MITHRAS. RETURN TO THE SABBAT ...

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CORPORATION 187 To Support ARCH ENEMY In Scandinavia

Swedish death/thrash metallers CORPORATION 187 will support ARCH ENEMY on their upcoming Scandinavian tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 26 - Stockholm, SWE @ Debaser Jan. 28 - Oslo, NOR @ John Dee Jan. 29 - Göteborg, SWE @ Musikens Hus Jan. 30 - Halmstad, SWE @ Diezel Jan. 31 - Helsingborg, SWE @ ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD Name New Album

PUDDLE OF MUDD have set "Life On Display" as the title for their sophomore full-length album, due in the spring through Interscope Records. "I heard eight of the tracks two nights ago, and they literally sent chills throughout my body, and my vision was impaired and kind of blurry for about 30 minutes straight," singer ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: European Tour Postponed?

According to Italian rock concert web site www.liveinitaly.com, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's previously-announced tour of Europe, which was set to kick off next week, has been postponed until March due to undisclosed "serious personal problems." MALMSTEEN's rescheduled Italian dates are as follows: Mar. 18 - Milano, ITA @ Alcatraz Mar. 19 - Firenze, ITA @ ...

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DIMENSION ZERO To Record 'This Is Hell' In February

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO — featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — have set "This Is Hell" as the title for their sophomore full-length effort, tentatively due in September/October through Regain Records. The CD — the ...

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Former KITTIE Guitarist To Issue Solo Debut

AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT, the solo project of former KITTIE guitarist Fallon Bowman, has set "District 6" as the title for its upcoming debut, due later in the year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. "District 6", which features an appearance by former KITTIE bassist Talena Atfield, will contain the following track listing (in no particular order): 01. Synergy ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's SIXX: In The Mourning

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "Last Tuesday, [wife] Donna and I received a very sad phone call. Rhyan's (Donna's son) father was found dead from a heart attack. How does one go about telling your child your Dad ...

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