ELVENKING Explain Singer's Departure

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING have issued the following statement regarding the departure of singer Damnagoras from the group's ranks: "I know that it is a shocking news for all of you as well as it was for us! "The reason behind Damna's departure is unfortunately health... He's not so well, and singing is a ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Frontman Reveals Details About Forthcoming CD

GUNS N' ROSES' forthcoming album, Chinese Democracy, will contain 18 songs and will be accompanied by a bonus CD that will include 10 extra tracks, frontman Axl Rose told the audience during the band's reportedly impressive performance at Docklands Arena in London last night. According to the singer, most of the new songs that have ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: 'I Was Never A Metalhead'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has admitted in a recent interview that he was never into metal music and he cited ULTRAVOX and THOMPSON TWINS as two of his primary influences during the band's formative years — a far cry from the traditional metal movement that QUEENSRŸCHE was instrumental in launching in the years that followed. ...

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VAN HALEN Singer Trio To Share Stage In Boston

Former VAN HALEN frontman Gary Cherone will reportedly join fellow ex-VH singer Sammy Hagar and VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony for an encore rendition of one of VAN HALEN's Sammy-era tunes (likely to be "Dreams") during the August 28th stop of the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll tour (also featuring fellow ex-VH singer Dave ...

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SATYRICON: 'Volcano' Release Details Announced

Norway's SATYRICON will issue their new studio album, Volcano, on Monday, September 2nd via Capitol Records in most Nordic territories. The album will surface in the rest of Europe in mid-October, according to the band's official web site, while an American release date is still pending. In other news, SATYRICON have completed shooting a video ...

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PUSHED Nearly Done With EP, Line Up Invite-Only NAMM Appearance

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, are in the process of finishing work on their four-song EP at Global Artists studios (formerly Goldentrack studios) in Escondido, California. In other news, PUSHED are apparently set to perform at a special event at the NAMM headquarters in Carlsbad, California ...

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KINGDOM COME Finalize Track Listing For 'Independent'

Germany's KINGDOM COME, led by frontman Lenny Wolf, have set the track listing for their forthcoming CD, Independent, due on October 14th via new label UlfTone Music. It is as follows: 01. I Can Feel It 02. Mother 03. Tears 04. Didn't Understand 05. Forever 06. Need A Free Mind 07. America 08. Religion Needs ...

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