Guitarist JOHN SLATER To Sit Out BLAZE's European Tour

BLAZE guitarist John Slater will be sitting out the band's upcoming European tour for "personal reasons," according to a posting on the band's official web site. Filling in for him on the trek will be DORO axeman Oliver Palotai. The following is Slater's official statement on the matter: "As you may have heard by now, ...

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DARGAARD: New Music Available For Download

DARGAARD, the Austrian duo founded by Tharen (ABIGOR, AMESTIGON, HEIDENREICH, DOMINION), have uploaded an MP3 of the track "Bearer of the Flame" at their official web site. Download it from this location. "Bearer of the Flame" comes off the group's fourth album, "Rise and Fall", available now through Napalm Records. Clocking in at ...

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GODSMACK Drummer Is Open To Doing Acoustic Tour

Despite the commercial success of their recently released acoustic EP, "The Other Side" (the CD has sold 207,000 copies in the United States so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan), GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin told Billboard.com that fans shouldn't expect an unplugged set during any of the band's upcoming headlining shows or their opening dates for ...

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INDREAD COLD: New Video Posted Online

INDREAD COLD, the Polish band consisting of former members of DARZAMAT, MASTIPHAL, ECLIPSE and CHORT, have uploaded their video for the song "No Dreams Undreamt" at this location (15.1 MB). "No Dreams Undreamt" comes off the group's debut album, "Underaba", which will soon be released through BlackDoom Records, the British label co-founded by ...

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SLIPKNOT Record New CD At 'The Haunted House'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recently told The Grand Rapids Press that the band had a series of "unusual" experiences while living at the Harry Houdini Mansion in Laurel Canyon, Calif., with producer Rick Rubin to lay down tracks for the upcoming "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)". "Oh, it's haunted," Taylor said. "You can put the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Photos Posted Online

JUDAS PRIEST's official web site has uploaded two photos taken during a photo session the band (minus drummer Scot Travis) did last Friday (April 16) for the U.S. magazine Guitar World. Check them out: Photo#1, Photo#2 (photos by Ross Halfin). JUDAS PRIEST are currently recording their first studio album with frontman ...

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