ARCH ENEMY Pull Out of MACHINE HEAD Tour

ARCH ENEMY have officially dropped off the MACHINE HEAD U.S. tour and have returned home to Sweden, sources close to the MACHINE HEAD camp have confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The Swedish quintet were originally slated to start the tour with MACHINE HEAD on April 28 in Philadelphia but ended up postponing the kick-off date by a ...

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FUELED II FIRE Part Ways With Bassist

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have parted ways with bassist Hector G due to "personal reasons." Replacing him for the group's upcoming shows is Hector Camarena, who produced the last FUELED II FIRE recordings and who currently plays guitar ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Performs ZEPPELIN Cover On 'CMT Crossroads'

According to CMT.com, former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell performed an "enthusiastic" cover of LED ZEPPELIN's "Rock and Roll" at the conclusion of last week's taping of "CMT Crossroads", featuring country singer Wynonna and rock band HEART. The invitation-only concert, which took place Thursday night (April 29) in Nashville at Belmont University, ...

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AEROSMITH Singer To Appear In SONY Ad Campaign

AEROSMITH lead singer Steven Tyler will appear in a Sony broadcast advertising campaign premiering Monday May 3. The TV commercial, dubbed "Slo Mo", will begin airing between 9:30-10:00 p.m. during CBS' "Two and a Half Men". The TV spot will also run on network and cable channels through July. Starring alongside Tyler is the Cyber-shot® ...

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FATES WARNING Complete Drum Tracks For New CD

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has finished laying down drums for the group's new album at Carriage House studios in Stamford, Connecticut. Tentatively titled "FWX", the forthcoming CD "is going to be a great album," says Zonder. "Very powerful and strong. Next they will be doing guitars, bass, keys and vocals. This should be what ...

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APOCALYPSE RISING Completing Work On Debut Demo

APOCALYPSE RISING, the new "power metal/early '80s thrash" band featuring former MALEVOLENT CREATION drummer Alex Marquez and his former SOLSTICE bandmate/guitarist Dennis Munoz, are putting the finishing touches on their six-track demo. Songtitles set to appear on the CD are as follows: 01. One For Tomorrow 02. Death Blow 03. The Return 04. Live On ...

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Former AMARAN Drummer Joins CELLOUT

Former AMARAN drummer Robin Bergh has joined a brand-new Swedish band called CELLOUT. The group, whose musical style is described as "hard but still melodic metal" with loads of "dynamics," played their first show with Bergh at Pub Anchor in Stockholm Thursday night (April 29). For more information on CELLOUT, including samples of their music, ...

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