ANDREW W.K. Addresses The OBITUARY Connection

ANDREW W.K. was recently asked by a fan if having drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy of the legendary death metal band OBITUARY backing him up brings in fans who otherwise wouldn't be listening to the music he plays. "It's cool that you're asking that now because I've been thinking about OBITUARY a lot lately," Andrew responded ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: 'The Anthology' Out Now

Sanctuary Records have just released a new DIAMOND HEAD compilation album, "Am I Evil? - The Anthology", a two-CD retrospective that covers the group's entire career, with all tracks having been remastered. "Am I Evil? - The Anthology" track listing: Disc 1: 01. Am I Evil? 02. Lightning To The Nation 03. The Prince 04. ...

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ISENGARD Part Ways With Bassist

Swedish power metallers ISENGARD have parted ways with longtime bassist Janne "Goat" Tillman. Goat, who is said to have left the band for family reasons, was one of the founders of ISENGARD and "will be missed as an great musician and a great bandmember," according to a post on the group's web site. "After all ...

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SINERGY Frontwoman To Guest On THE WICKED Album

SINERGY frontwoman Kimberly Goss has recorded a guest appearance for the sophomore CD from THE WICKED, a Finnish band consisting of FINNTROLL and MOONSORROW members. "The session was a lot of fun, and I got to use my voice in ways I'm not typically used to doing," Goss said. "The music is pretty much what ...

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GAMMA RAY, BLIND GUARDIAN Singers To Guest On New ANGRA CD

GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen and BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kürsch are among the guests confirmed to appear on ANGRA's much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's "Rebirth", tentatively due this summer through SPV Records (NTS Records in France). According to an official press release from NTS, the as-yet-untitled effort "is a conceptual one. It tells a very interesting [story] ...

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METALLICA, JANE'S ADDICTION Nominated For 2004 PRISM AWARDS

METALLICA and JANE'S ADDICTION are among the artists that have been nominated for 2004 Prism Awards, which are given annually to actors, musicians and comic-book artists who accurately depict the dangers of drug, alcohol and tobacco use, according to MTV.com. The awards, now in their eighth year, are presented by the Entertainment Industries Council Inc. ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: European Tour Cancelled?

According to Irish concert promoter Emerald Promotions, NUCLEAR ASSAULT have been forced to cancel their previously announced European tour "due to the guitarist leaving" [presumably referring to Erik Burke — Ed.]. No further information is available at this time. NUCLEAR ASSAULTBurke, vocalist/guitarist John Connelly, bassist Danny Lilker and drummer Glenn Evans ...

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