MERLIN Drummer Killed In Car Accident

Nick Byckoff, drummer for Russia's "most aggressive and brutal" death metal band MERLIN, was reportedly killed in a car accident on Sunday, July 13. An official statement from the group is expected shortly. MERLIN are currently recording their third album for Great White North Records, entitled "Brutal Constructor". The studio sessions should resume within the ...

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DISTURBED Singer Talks About His Label Imprint

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about his Warner Bros.-backed label imprint, Intoxication Records. "[The label] is mine and [DISTURBED guitarist] Danny [Donegan]'s, who I invited in on it with me," Draiman revealed. "I value his judgment and his ear for music is fantastic. He's my songwriting partner, and there's nobody ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Create Horror Comic

Rob Zombie has signed on with comic-book companies MVCreations and CrossGen Entertainment to create the six-issue comic series "Rob Zombie's Spook Show International". According to a press release, the first story "begins as the evil Zombie is freed from his eternal slumber." The second "is based on the chilling back stories behind the Zombie hit ...

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PAM's Family Begs: Don't Go Back To Wife-Beater TOMMY LEE

Now that Pam Anderson's engagement to Kid Rock appears to be over, Pam's family is warning her against hooking up again with ex-husband Tommy Lee, insiders tell Star magazine. "Get back with him and he'll make your life misery all over again. Don't do it, Pam!" she's been told by her family members, say sources. ...

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HATESPHERE Announce New Drummer

Danish death-thrashers HATESPHERE have announced the addition of drummer Anders Gyldenøhr to the group's ranks. "Anders is 200% into the band, and he's kickin' it — bigtime!" the group write on their official web site. "Anders will have his HATESPHERE debut show at the Nuclear Storm Festival in Czech Republic the 19th of July, with ...

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ROCK CITY MORGUE To Tour Spain

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, the band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult, ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, and ex-THE B MOVIE RATS drummer Andy Baker, will embark on a 10-date tour of Spain in late September. Prior to the Spanish trek, the band will play a host of East Coast ...

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