DEFTONES Hard At Work On New CD

DEFTONES are currently in the studio writing and recording material for their fourth album, tentatively entitled Lovers. Following the completion of the recording, plans exist for the band to take part in this year's Pledge Of Allegiance package, which is due to begin in the fall. ...

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VOIVOD Autograph-Signing Session Scheduled As Part Of WEEKEND EXTREME

VOIVOD vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), and drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), will be partaking in an autograph-signing session at Cafe Chaos, located at 1635 St-Denis Street in Montreal, Quebec on Sunday, June 2nd between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM. The autograph-signing session will take place as part of the ...

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DEF LEPPARD Launch Auction For Raven Drum Foundation

A message from DEF LEPPARD: "The second defleppard.com-related) auction features another item from Rick Allen's collection: Rick's Adrenalize bass drum, which was used on hundreds of dates throughout the band's 1992/1993 world tour. The drum features custom artwork on the side (the red and yellow triangular DEF LEPPARD logo) and still has the original drum ...

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ISIS Complete Work On "Oceanic"

Boston's ISIS have finished recording their Ipecac Records debut, entitled Oceanic, with producer Matt Bayles (i.e. MASTODON, BURNT BY THE SUN). The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. The Beginning and the End 02. The Other 03. False Light 04. Carry 05. Maritime 06. Weight 07. From Sinking 08. Hymn Oceanic ...

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COSMIC SPHERE: The New Scandinavian Metal Sensation

COSMIC SPHERE is the name of a new Finnish/Swedish metal act featuring guitarist Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), guitarist Antti Wirman (WARMEN, CRAYDAWN), bassist Tapio Oksanen (CRAYDAWN) and drummer Kristian Enqvist (ex-RISING FAITH). Playing a musical style described as "heavy, energetic and melodic metal in the vein of IN FLAMES/SOILWORK," the band are currently writing songs ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Sued By Former Producer For Back Royalties

Veteran producer Tom Werman is suing MÖTLEY CRÜE and their record company for back royalties. According to the papers filed in California Superior Court in Los Angeles, MÖTLEY CRÜE and Beyond Music have "deliberately, persistently, and repeatedly breached" Werman's agreement with the band by purposely withholding financial statements and monies owed him for his work ...

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Former VOIVOD Bassist Speaks Out On Reunion With SNAKE

Ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), who left the band back in 1991 under acrimonious circumstances, recently took time out to answer several questions for BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the group's recently-launched reunion with original vocalist Denis "Snake" Belanger (which Jean-Yves is not part of) and his current activities in the music world and elsewhere. Read on: ...

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