NEEDLEMOUTH Demo To be Produced By SPINESHANK Guitarist

NEEDLEMOUTH, the new band featuring former members of VYNEGAR, 20 DEAD FLOWER CHILDREN and SHIVA (pre-EYES OF FIRE) will begin recording their first four-song demo at the end of June with producer Mike Sarkisyan (SPINESHANK guitarist). The NEEDLEMOUTH web site should be up and running sometime soon. A small sample of what is to come ...

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VICIOUS ART: Ex-DARK FUNERAL Members Sign With THREEMAN RECORDINGS

VICIOUS ART, the new Swedish death/thrash band featuring former DARK FUNERAL members Matias Mäkelä and Robert Lundin, have inked a deal with ENTOMBED's Threeman Recordings. The band, who were recently joined by Jörgen Sandström (THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) on bass, are currently working on their debut album, tentatively due in October. More information will ...

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DARKEST HOUR To Play Benefit Show In July

DARKEST HOUR will be playing a special show on July 2 at the Black Cat in Washington D.C. Also appearing on the bill will be MAJORITY RULE and THE ROUTNIERS. "Not only is [DARKEST HOUR] playing with some killer bands but this is a great benefit show as well," the band write on their web ...

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ZYKLON Focus On Writing New Material

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), have posted the following message on their official web site: "Soooo... [Drummer] Trym has just completed a month-long US tour with SATYRICON as a replacement for Frost. ZYKLON actually performed one show in north of Norway with Frost while he was away. ...

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SATYRICON To Embark On U.S. Headlining Tour This Summer

SATYRICON frontman Satyr has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls! Thank you for the ride. To hell and back. [The U.S. tour with MORBID ANGEL] was the tour where too much went wrong and somehow we still prevailed. We had no chance of winning, but ...

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METALLICA: The World's Smelliest Band?

METALLICA have been awarded the dubious title of the world's smelliest band by Swedish showbiz expert Mikael Jagerbrand. The Swedish tabloid writer ranked the top ten smelly stars for the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, basing it on interviews in the press where other celebrities talked about their co-stars' hygiene. METALLICA came in ninth overall, with Hollywood ...

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KISS: Sydney Show Filmed For Upcoming DVD?

According to KissFanShop.de, KISS are rumored to have had their concert in Sydney, Australia professionally filmed, possibly for a future DVD release. The show, which took place on May 18 at the Enmore Theatre, included a rendition of "Goin' Blind". KISS will launch their Japanese tour on May 27 in Tokyo. They will then hit ...

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SLASH Defuses 'Fuck AXL ROSE!' Chant VELVET REVOLVER's Chicago Gig

Jeff Vrabel of the Chicago Sun-Times reviewed VELVET REVOLVER's sold-out concert at The Riviera in Chicago, Illinois Wednesday night (May 19). "Not surprisingly, VELVET REVOLVER sounds exactly like what would happen if one melded parts of GUNS [N' ROSES] with parts of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS," he wrote. "Liberated from [Axl] Rose's penchant for bombastic excess, ...

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