THIN LIZZY: Another 'Greatest Hits' Collection On The Way

Universal Records will be releasing another THIN LIZZY "Greatest Hits" collection on June 7. A two-CD set, the collection will include "previously unreleased" versions of "Cowboy Song" and "The Boys Are Back In Town", both of which are said to have been taken from the "The Boys Are Back In Town" (Australia) video/DVD/CD. THIN LIZZY ...

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Former DOWNTHESUN Bassist Launches THE HELL PIGS

Former DOWNTHESUN bassist/founding member Lance "Kuk" Collier has reportedly formed a new project dubbed THE HELL PIGS. Described as "southern rock-meets-hardcore with a twist," the group's debut record will be released through Kuk's own Kansas City, MO-based label Pure American Filthy Music. A temporary web site can currently be seen at www.thehellpigs.com. With ...

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BURST: Summer European Festival Appearances Announced

Relapse Records recording artists BURST have announced several European summer festival appearances "to in some small way make up for the chaotic winter period with its unfortunate tour cancellations," according to an official press release from the band. The Swedish group are continuing to tour in support of their most recent album, "Prey On Life". ...

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Former LIZZY BORDEN Guitarist Dies In Head-On Collision

Former LIZZY BORDEN guitarist Alex Nelson died in a head-on collision the afternoon of May 17, 2004. According to publicist Nancy B. Sayle, Alex "joined LIZZY BORDEN, after replacing Tony Matuzak, on guitar before the recording of 'The Murderess Metal Roadshow'. Alex maintained his place in the band and went on to tour with LIZZY ...

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THE DUSKFALL Add Session Guitarist

Luleå, Sweden-based metallers THE DUSKFALL have announced the addition of session guitarist Antti Lindholm (from Finland's LAMBS) to the group's ranks. Lindholm joins THE DUSKFALL as a temporary replacement for Joachim Lindbäck, who left the group in March. As previously reported, THE DUSKFALL have pulled out of their previously announced appearance at Germany's Summer Breeze ...

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DESTRUCTION Replace MARDUK At Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have replaced MARDUK on the bill of the Rock Hard festival, set to take place on May 28-30 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. As previously reported, MARDUK were forced to drop off the bill following the departure of bassist B.War. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include MACHINE HEAD, STRATOVARIUS, ...

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FIREWIND Begin Work On New Album

FIREWIND, the Greek/American melodic metal band led by DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., are currently in the studio writing and recording their third, as-yet-untitled album, tentatively due before the end of the year. "So far we got 6 or 7 songs down and they sound very good," Gus writes on the group's web site. "As ...

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