HAMMERFALL: Album Recordings Nearing Completion

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posed the following message on the group's official web site: "As I write this, we have only half a day of recording left, doing the backing vocals. For the past seven weeks, we have been hard at work on this, our fifth studio effort, and it's wonderful to be finished! ...

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RED SOX Players Join GODSMACK On Stage

Several members of the Red Sox team, fresh from their ALCS win against archrivals the New York Yankees, joined GODSMACK onstage at a private party near Fenway Park Thursday (Oct. 21) to celebrate. Ball players Johnny Damon, Mark Bellhorn, Kevin Millar, Dave McCarty and others helped sing the finale "I Stand Alone". "For us, it's ...

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CLOUDSCAPE Scrap Album Artwork

Swedish melodic metallers CLOUDSCAPE have scrapped Conny Myrberg's album artwork originally created for the group's self-titled debut album. "Due to different reasons [the band] couldn't use Conny's picture," reads a posting on the group's web site. "CLOUDSCAPE is really sad about this situation but looks forward to Mattias Norén's [ProgArt] cover. Mattias has been very ...

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Former TESTAMENT Guitarist To Tour With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick will be performing with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (East) at the following dates in November/December: Nov. 11 - Charleston WV @ Municipal Aud Theater Nov. 12 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater Nov. 13 - Ft Wayne IN @ Allen County War Memorial Nov. 14 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Center ...

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ANGEL DUST: New Lineup Revealed

RUNNING WILD guitarist Bernd Aufermann has posted the following message on his web site: "It's been a long time since you heard from me. During the last months I went through heavy seas with my family. My dad (you are the greatest) was found having a brain tumor. Out of nothing, out of the best ...

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AXL ROSE Featured In 'GTA: San Andreas' Video Game?

In addition to featuring GUNS N' ROSES's "Welcome To The Jungle" as one of the tracks, it appears Axl Rose's voice can be heard as one of the DJs in the forthcoming video game "GTA: San Andreas". Axl apparently does the voice of Tommy "The Nightmare" Smith, the K-DST DJ. Listen for yourself at

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'Battle For Ozzfest': More Details Revealed

According to DailyBreeze.com, "Battle for Ozzfest", premiering Monday (Oct. 25) on MTV, represents the Osbournes' attempt to steer Ozzy's career away from TV and back to music, where his long-term legacy lay. In "Battle for Ozzfest", eight metal bands selected from hundreds compete for a coveted main-stage slot on the entire Ozzfest tour ...

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