ALICE COOPER: New Drummer Announced

24-year-old drummer Tommy Clufetos (TED NUGENT) will replace Eric Singer (who has gone on to rejoin KISS) on the ALICE COOPER 2004 world tour beginning in early June. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 04 - Dublin, IRE @ Olympia Theatre Jun. 06 - Bologna, ITA @ L'Arena Parco Nord Jun. 11 - Essen, GER ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Release 'Inferno' In June

MOTÖRHEAD have reportedly set "Inferno" as the title of their new album, due in North America on June 22 through the Sanctuary subsidiary Metal-Is Records (the album will arrive in Europe on June 21 via SPV/Steamhammer Records). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Terminal Show" (featuring a guest appearance by Steve Vai), "Smiling ...

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SKINLAB Part Ways With Drummer And Guitarist, Seek Replacements

SKINLAB bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel has issued the following update on the band's activities: "Hey there everyone. Sorry it's been awhile since the last official update. Even though we've been laying low since the completion of the Jagermusic tour with SLAYER, HATEBREED and our labelmates ARCH ENEMY, there has been a lot going on in the ...

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VALUME NOB: Audio Samples Posted Online

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have uploaded several tracks from their recently completed CD, "The Most High", at their official web site. Check out the songs "Friends For Life", "Brutal Attack", "You Instead Of Me" and "War of Faith" at this location. The group, who ...

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HATE ETERNAL To Record New Album This Summer

HATE ETERNAL guitarist Erik Rutan has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Hello, my evil friends. Rutan here. I apologize for the lack of updates on our site but we've been touring forever. We finished the ARCH ENEMY tour, the HATEBREED tour, and then the DEICIDE/KRISIUN tour and our headliner in Europe ...

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HATEBREED To Play Summer Dates With SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST

HATEBREED have announced that they will be playing a bunch of dates with SLAYER and JUDAS PRIEST on "off" days during this year's Ozzfest tour. Club dates with DEVILDRIVER are also a possibility. HATEBREED are in the middle of the "Headbanger's Ball Tour" with DAMAGEPLAN, DROWNING POOL and UNEARTH. The group's next live appearance will ...

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HALLOWS EVE: Reunion Update

Steve Cannon, editor-in-chief of the world's oldest and longest running Internet-based music magazine Vibrations of Doom, has sent us the following update on the reunion of classic '80s thrashers HALLOWS EVE: "For all of you who are wondering, the new HALLOWS EVE lineup looks like this: Returning to the fold, of course, are Tommy Stewart ...

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ICED EARTH: Tour Kick-Off Setlist Revealed

ICED EARTH kicked off their North American headlining tour Sunday night (April 18) in Cleveland, Ohio. The following was the group's setlist for the inaugural performance: 01. Star Spangled Banner 02. Declaration Day 03. Burning Times 04. Angels Holocaust 05. Vengeance Is Mine 06. Violate 07. Melancholy 08. Green Face 09. Red Baron 10. When ...

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ANTHRAX Playing Longer Sets On Japanese Tour

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted another installment of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail". An excerpt: "The Tokyo shows were great. The venue, On Air East was killer and both nights were packed. We changed the set after the first show and played six different songs the second night. 'Death Rider' is killing. ...

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