RIOT Singer Joins THE LIZARDS

RIOT vocalist Mike Demeo has joined THE LIZARDS, the band featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH fame. THE LIZARDS will be performing with MOUNTAIN, CANNED HEAT and VANILLA FUDGE on July 27 at the Orange County Fairgrounds indoor arena in Middletown, NY (ticket info: 718-824-6480). THE LIZARDS will also be performing with VANILLA FUDGE ...

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SHADOWCAST In Pre-Production For New Album

SHADOWCAST bandleader mC is currently pre-producing the keyboard tracks for the Austrian pop-metal band's as-yet-untitled third release. "So far everything sounds astonishing and although there are more keyboards in the new tracks, they are not too dominant," the group write in a press release. "Stefan Fiori (GRAVEWORM) will be handling (screamed) vocal duties after having ...

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KATAFALK Guitarist Stars In TV Commercial: Video Available

Guitarist Chris of Dutch death/thrashers KATAFALK recently starred in a TV commercial for Internet company Chello, broadcasted on Dutch MTV, TMF and Nickelodeon. The clip features the Dutch axeman smashing a guitar into the computer of an unsuspecting computer "nerd" to the sounds of the KATAFALK track "Cannonfodder". An MPG file of the clip (as ...

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TUSKA 2004 Photos Posted Online

Finnish music web site Mesta has uploaded a bunch of pictures from this past weekend's Tuska 2004 festival in Helsinki, Finland. 25,500 metalheads attended the three-day festival, which included performances by DIO, IN FLAMES, NIGHTWISH, DEATH ANGEL and DARK TRANQUILLITY, among others. Additional photos of IN FLAMES, DISMEMBER and DARK TRANQUILLITY ...

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