CHARON Name New Guitarist

Finnish goth-metallers CHARON have selected FOR MY PAIN… guitarist Lauri Tuohimaa as the permanent replacement for of Jasse Von Hast, who left the group last November. Tuohimaa has spent the last few months playing with CHARON as a session guitarist during their winter live dates. CHARON have several gigs lined up in Finland during the ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Slither' To Become Available As A Digital Download

VELVET REVOLVER's first single, "Slither", will be available as a 99-cent digital download from various online outlets (including iTunes, Napster, Real, and Walmart.com) beginning on Tuesday, April 20. "Slither" comes off the group's much-anticipated debut, "Contraband", due on June 8 through RCA Records. For the "Slither" video, VELVET REVOLVER — lead vocalist Scott Weiland, guitarist ...

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ULI JON ROTH: 'Requiem For An Angel' Sessions Underway

The following message was posted on legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's (ex-SCORPIONS) official web site: "The SKY ORCHESTRA string players have just spent several days at Skylight Manor Studios. Several new pieces which are part of 'Requiem For An Angel' were recorded under Uli's direction. Everyone involved was very pleased with the results and there ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: 'The Devil's Rejects' Casting News

Rob Zombie is continuing work on "The Devil's Rejects", the much-anticipated sequel to the his directorial debut, "House of 1000 Corpses", tentatively due later in the year. According to a posting on Rob's web site, "Ken ('Dawn of the Dead') Foree has signed on the play Charlie Altamont a.k.a. Captain Spaulding's pimp brother. If that ...

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BLOOD DUSTER To Film Melbourne Show For Upcoming DVD

Australian grindcore band BLOOD DUSTER will be filming their April 23 performance in Melbourne for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due before the end of the year. In other news, BLOOD DUSTER will be releasing a new single, entitled "sixsixsixteen", on May 3. "The single will be coming out with two covers," the band write on ...

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Arrests Made In Theft Of Hard Rock Memorabilia

A former radio station employee, his girlfriend and her brother were arrested Friday, accused of breaking into the radio station and stealing $30,000 of music and sports memorabilia, including autographed guitars from KORN, DEF LEPPARD and KISS, as well as drum heads from METALLICA, LINKIN PARK and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, according to Tampa Bay ...

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GRAVE To Begin Recording New Album

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE will enter Abyss studio on Sunday, April 18 to begin recording their sixth full-length album, tentatively titled "Fiendish Regression". The follow-up to 2002's "Back From the Grave" will be recorded and produced by Tommy and Peter Tägtgren. Nine new songs and two bonus tracks will be laid down during the ...

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