SHADOWS FALL's BITTNER Named No. 1 'Up And Coming Drummer'

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has been officially named the #1 Up and Coming Drummer in Modern Drummer magazine's 2004 Readers' Poll. The Readers' Poll results will be in the July 2004 issue that should hit the stands later this month. SHADOWS FALL's highly anticipated fourth full-length album, "The War Within", is scheduled for an ...

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SLAVEMACHINE To Open For LACUNA COIL, Debut Album To Be Reissued

Reality Entertainment recording artists SLAVEMACHINE have secured the opening slot for Italy's LACUNA COIL at Planet Rock in Jacksonville, NC on May 22. Commented SLAVEMACHINE lead singer Ryan Taylor: "The new band is absolutely amazing. It's the strongest line-up to date. We've got Reality Entertainment re-releasing our first album, 'Disfigured Consciousness' in August, Jagermeister still ...

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Danish Bands To Wage 'Metal Battle'

Unsigned Danish metal bands TR3PLE P and KINK have announced plans to stage a "metal battle" in Vega (Copenhagen) on Friday, June 4. "The Metal Battle is inspired by the American rap battles, and is a way of competing against each other by each band constantly claiming the stage," the two groups explain in a ...

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CHEVELLE To Get 'More Aggressive' On New Album

Billboard.com is reporting that CHEVELLE have entered a Los Angeles studio with producer Michael Elvis Baskette to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in the fall through Epic Records. "I want to avoid being one of those bands that follows-up a successful album by watering down what they did before," guitarist/vocalist Pete Loeffler said ...

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EXODUS Drummer: Too Many Drugs Took Focus Away From Music

EXODUS members Tom Hunting (drums) and Gary Holt (guitar) recently spoke to Get Ready To ROCK! about the band's comeback release, "Tempo of the Damned" and the 12-year absence from the recording studio that preceded it. Asked what took them so long to record a new studio album, Hunting said, "We were pretty much a ...

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FEAR FACTORY Frontman Makes Sacrifices For Revamped Band

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell spoke to "The Metal Show" this past Sunday (May 9) on Cleveland's 92.3 FM Xtreme Radio. Asked how the band ended breaking up and getting back together without founding guitarist Dino Cazares, Bell said, "Well, a lot of things had happened previous to that, so the band had dissolved ...

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