IMMOLATION Drummer Joins Melodic Black Metallers REQUIEM AETERNAM

Melodic black metal band REQUIEM AETERNAM, originally from Uruguay but currently based in New York, have announced that drummer Alex Hernández, known for his work in IMMOLATION, has joined the group to lay down the drum tracks for their upcoming album, "Philosopher". "His huge talent and wide experience, gained in more than a decade of ...

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DOKKEN: More 'Hell To Pay' Details Revealed

MelodicRock.com recently caught up with DOKKEN guitarist Jon Levin (ex-WARLOCK) for a quick update on the band's upcoming album, "Hell To Pay". "Jon is extremely happy with the result, as is Don apparently," according to a post on the site. "He says 'Hell To Pay' is much closer to what DOKKEN used to be and ...

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GODSMACK Drummer: Next Album Will Be 'Really Heavy'

GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin has told Syracuse's The Post-Standard that the band's next album will be "really heavy." Larkin knows that because two songs are written, and the band-only jam sessions that GODSMACK records while on tour to enhance the writing process are in gear. "We'll probably call the disc 'Four', so fans know [the ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE, BLAZE To Team Up For European Tour

CIRCLE II CIRCLE and BLAZE will be teaming up for a European double-headliner tour beginning in late June. Special guests on the trek will be Germany's PERZONAL WAR. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 25 – Balingen, GER - Bang Your Head Festival (BLAZE only) Jun. 25 – Dessel, BEL – Graspop (CIIC only) CIRCLE ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Record New Material, Announce More Tour Dates

LIFE OF AGONY have entered the studio to record four songs to be included on the group's first album of new material since 1997's "Soul Searching Sun", tentatively due late 2004/early 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label. The songs being tracked during the recording session this week are "Love To Let U Down", "The Day He ...

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SUBWAY TO SALLY Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Germany's SUBWAY TO SALLY have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. For Nuclear Blast president Markus Staiger, a fan and a friend of the band for many years, this worldwide signing is said to be "like a dream come true." Hailing from the German town of Potsdam, SUBWAY TO SALLY are known for their ...

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Ex-VIRGIN STEELE Guitarist JACK STARR: New Vocalist Needed

Former VIRGIN STEELE guitarist Jack Starr has launched a search for a vocalist for his band GUARDIANS OF THE FLAME. All applicants should submit their demo material to: Magic Circle Music PO Box 7214 Auburn, NY 13022 USA As previously reported, Jack Starr recently inked a deal with Magic Circle Music, the label founded by ...

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MNEMIC Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Roskilde Festival, scheduled to take place July 1-4 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also set to appear are KORN, MESHUGGAH, HATEBREED and ILL NIÑO, among others. More confirmations will be ...

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