MTV: JERRY CANTRELL To Jam With ALICE IN CHAINS Bandmates

Since moving from Seattle to Los Angeles eight months ago, former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has re-established lines of communication with former CHAINS bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney, and plans to jam with them later this month, according to MTV.com. "We don't have any expectations," he stressed. "We're gonna get in ...

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SLAYER Set For OZZFEST 2004?

SLAYER are strongly rumored to be close to landing a slot on the main stage at this year's Ozzfest, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. As previously reported, OZZY OSBOURNE will once again be headlining the annual traveling festival while SLIPKNOT and HATEBREED are said to be "all but confirmed" to co-headline the festival's second stage. ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Release 'Souvenir' EP In March

In recognition of their most successful tour and critically acclaimed No. 1 international album, IRON MAIDEN will thank their fans by releasing a very special CD on March 29. "No More Lies", the seven-minute epic from the "Dance Of Death" album, will open the specially formatted and unique "Collectors' EP" CD. Packaged in a silver ...

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IRON SAVIOR To Release New Album In May

German power metallers IRON SAVIOR are scheduled to release their new album, "Metalizer", in May through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Condition Red", which is currently being recorded at Karo studios in Brackel, Germany, will feature songwriting contributions from new bassist Yenz Leonhardt, who joined the band in December. ...

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VANDENBERG: Compilation CD To Receive European Release

Long-defunct Dutch hard rock outfit VANDENBERG, led by one-time WHITESNAKE guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, will be issuing a compilation CD, "The Definitive Vandenberg", on February 27 through Warner Music in Europe. "The Definitive Vandenberg" track listing: Disc 1: 01. Burning Heart 2004 (symphonic version) 02. Your Love Is In Vain 03. Wait 04. Too Late 05. ...

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IMPIOUS Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Swedish death/thrashers IMPIOUS have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The group plan on entering the studio this summer to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due in October. "We saw the band live when they toured with NECROPHOBIC in early 2003 and they kicked MAJOR ASS!" a spokesperson for Metal Blade Records Europe ...

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OCCULT: New Song Available For Download

A brand new OCCULT track, titled "Nocturnal Predator", has been posted online at this location. "Nocturnal Predator" comes off the Dutch thrashers' fifth studio album, "Elegy For The Weak", due on March 8 through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). The follow-up to 2001's "Rage To Revenge" was produced by Andy Classen (DEW-SCENTED, ...

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ANTHRAX To Tour Japan, Australia In April

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"): "[Fiancée] Pearl and I went to our friends Mia and Dave's wedding. It was a killer wedding. It was a rock wedding. Mia's dad is Steven Tyler and Dave plays ...

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STRYPER Singer: God Brought Us Back Together On Reunion Tour

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has posted the following message on his official web site: "Hello everyone. I thank you all again for your undying patience with me regarding updates and newsletters. I get so caught up in day-to-day events that before I know it, two to three months have gone by. Amazing, where does the ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Announces New Solo Band

Former ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin has announced the lineup for his new solo band, which is currently rehearsing for upcoming West Coast live dates. Joining Turbin in the new group are Izzy Diaz on drums, Steve Ornest on lead guitar, Dario Seixas on bass guitar, and Vernon Anderson on lead guitar. Check out a photo ...

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