ROB ZOMBIE Guitarist, Drummer Launch SCUM OF THE EARTH

ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs and longtime ZOMBIE drummer John Tempesta have joined forces in new project called SCUM OF THE EARTH. The band — whose musical direction is said to be very similar to that of ZOMBIE — are presently shopping a rough four-song demo recorded at the guitarist's home studio in hopes of releasing ...

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EINHERJER: New Demo Track Posted Online

Norway's EINHERJER have completed work on a three-song CD for promotional purposes. The cuts featured on the demo are as follows: 01. The Eternally Damned 02. Ware Her Venom 03. Dead Knight's Rite A full-length MP3 of the track "The Eternally Damned" can be downloaded at this location. ...

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DIAMOND HEAD To Commence Work On New CD

Reunited NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD will be entering the studio at the end of October to start recording their first full album of new songs since 1993's Death & Progress CD. Included on the effort will be the two tracks performed during the band's recent live dates, "Shine On" and "Forever 16". Andrew Scarth, who ...

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VENOM Drummer Joins NU-FUTURE COWBOYS

VENOM drummer Antton has joined a Newcastle, UK-based band called NU-FUTURE COWBOYS. Antton will remain a member of VENOM, who are currently on hiatus while frontman Cronos continues to recover from an injury sustained in a climbing accident earlier in the year. ...

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SOULREAPER Set Release Date For 'Life Eraser'

SOULREAPER, featuring ex-DISSECTION members Johan Norman (guitar) and Tobias R. Kellgren (drums), have set March 3rd, 2003 as the release date for their second full-length album, entitled Life Eraser, through Hammerheart Records. A European tour in support of the album will kick off in April. In other news, SOULREAPER will release a 7" single, The ...

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$IGN OF 4 Line Up UK Dates

$IGN OF 4, featuring vocalist Phil Mogg (UFO), guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE), drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH), and bassist Chris Maloney (PRINCE, DWEEZIL ZAPPA), have announced two UK dates during November. They are as follows: Nov. 17 – Dudley, UK @ JB's Nov. 19 – London, UK @ The Marquee ...

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Ex-IRON MAIDEN Frontman Announces Solo Tour

Former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno has lined up the following European appearances during the coming weeks: Oct. 24 – Estragon - Bologna, ITA Oct. 25 - Transilvania Live - Milano, ITA Oct. 26 - Siddartha - Firenze, ITA Oct. 27 - Plan 9", Limena - Padova, ITA Nov. 01 - Drive Inn "La Herradura ...

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BALLISTIC Commence Work On New CD

BALLISTIC, the new band of former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis and JAG PANZER drummer Rikard Stjernquist, are very busy writing (and re-writing) material for the group's upcoming CD, which will reportedly be "much heavier and faster than before." Among the cuts set to appear on the as-yet-untitled effort are the following: ...

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