BLACK MAJESTY To Utilize Session Drummer For Upcoming Shows

Australian melodic heavy metal band BLACK MAJESTY will be utilizing the services of ABRAMELIN drummer Euan Heriot for their upcoming dates in July after regular skinsman Pavel Konvalinka was forced to return to the Czech Republic for family reasons. In other news, BLACK MAJESTY guitar players Stevie Janevski and Hanny Mohamed have scored endorsement deals ...

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SKINDRED Prepare To Enter Studio

SKINDRED, the Welsh band featuring former members of DUB WAR, will enter a Florida studio on May 20 to begin recording bonus tracks for the upcoming re-release of their debut album, "Babylon". The new version of the CD is scheduled for release on August 24 through Bieler Bros./Lava Records. In other news, SKINDRED have been ...

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ISENGARD Announce New Keyboardist

Swedish power metallers ISENGARD have announced the addition of keyboardist Peo Lövholm to the group's ranks. "Peo did the first job with ISENGARD during the recording of 'Crownless Majesty'," the group write on their web site. "He was the conductor for the choir we used and with his keyboard skills he is perfect for this ...

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AEROSMITH: Berklee Scholarship Created in STEVEN TYLER's Honor

Berklee College of Music has honored AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler by announcing an online scholarship program in his name. The Steven Tyler Online Scholarship Program is designed to provide gifted musicians throughout the world with unique opportunities to attend Berklee from anywhere, enabling them to interact with renowned faculty and world-class music instruction. More information ...

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DROWNING POOL Turned Away At Canadian Border

In what appears to be an alarming trend, DROWNING POOL are the latest act to have been turned away at the Canadian border, forcing the group to cancel shows. The Texas band were due to kick off a short run of dates with DAMAGEPLAN north of the border beginning on Tuesday (May 11), but were ...

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BLAZE: Dates In Czech, Slovak Republics Postponed

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have been forced to cancel their previously announced dates in the Czech and Slovak Republics "due to circumstances beyond our control," according to a posting on the group's web site. "Ticket holders should contact their ticket outlet for more information. We are sorry ...

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