RAVEN To Open For BUDGIE In Virginia

Long-running British metallers RAVEN will be opening for BUDGIE on March 24 at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia. RAVEN's next performance will take place this Friday (March 12) at the March Metal Meltdown VI festival in Irvington, New Jersey. As previously reported, RAVEN are continuing to compile footage for their first-ever DVD, tentatively due later in ...

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IRON MAIDEN Light Designer MARTIN BRENNAN Interviewed

The Spanish IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenZone.com has posted a brand-new interview with MAIDEN's longtime light designer Martin Brennan. Asked what the process is for the light design of the MAIDEN shows, Brennan said, "I know how MAIDEN should look, and how the audience expect to see the band. Then, I am told the dates, ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN On MEGADETH Reunion: 'Never Say Never'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently spoke to Australia's Guitar magazine about the possibility of him collaborating with Dave Mustaine again in the not-too-distant future. Asked what the latest word is on a potential MEGADETH reunion with him on guitar, Marty said, "There really is no word on that. I don't have any interest in ...

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SLIPKNOT: New Audio Interviews Posted Online

Holland's FaceCulture recently spoke to SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray and percussionist Chris Fehn in the Jolly Carlton Hotel in Amsterdam for almost half an hour each. The first audio clips from their respective interviews can now be heard online at this location. As reported here yesterday, SLIPKNOT have set "Vol. 3: The Subliminal ...

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It's Official: COLD Part Ways With GEFFEN RECORDS

COLD frontman Scooter Ward has confirmed in an online posting that the band have parted ways with Geffen Records. "Geffen and COLD had a disagreement on how to promote our band," he wrote on the group's official message board. "They wouldn't do what we wanted, so we asked if they would let us go. We ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: Lineup Changes Suck

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site (as part of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail"): "Comrades, the emails have been pouring in and I'd like to thank you all very much for your words of support. Seriously, thank you so much. I read all the ...

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Report: Australian Recording Studio Used By Banned German Skinhead Group

Ian McPhedran of Australia's Herald Sun is reporting that a Melbourne recording studio is producing hate songs for a skinhead band that preaches white supremacist messages via "heavy metal" music. The modest St Andrews Studio (where groups such as MORTIFICATION, PEGAZUS and ABOMINATOR have previously recorded their albums) in Cheltenham is used by the banned ...

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SATYRICON: 'Volcano' U.S. Release Date Pushed Back A Week

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will issue their latest CD, "Volcano", in the U.S. on April 13 — one week later than the originally announced April 6 release date. The album will surface through the Sony Music imprint EatUrMusic, the label run by SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian. "Volcano" was SATYRICON's first release for ...

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