SKINLAB Added To DEATH ANGEL Club Dates

SKINLAB have been added to the upcoming DEATH ANGEL club appearances at The Boardwalk in Sacramento on Friday, July 5th and at The Pound in San Francisco on Saturday, July 6th. As previously reported, DEATH ANGEL's first two live shows since last year's Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert will serve as warm-up dates for ...

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FIREBIRD Acquire New Line-Up, Prepare Next CD

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have landed a new bassist and drummer in the shape of Roger Nilsson (THE QUILL/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS) and George Atlagic (THE QUILL), respectively. Atlagic is no stranger to the FIREBIRD camp, having filled in for previous drummer Ludwig Witt during the group's last European tour after ...

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RAVEN Likely To Cancel WACKEN OPEN AIR Appearance

Veteran British metallers RAVEN will likely cancel their appearance at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival in early August due to continued medical complications experienced by guitarist Mark Gallagher as a result of leg injuries he sustained (shattered ankle on one leg, most of the flesh ripped off the other) when a "20-foot wall" fell on ...

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SUPERFIX To Hold Drummer, Guitarist Auditions

SUPERFIX, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former DRAIN STH drummer Martina Axen (who handles lead vocals in the new group) and bassist Anna Kjellberg, are holding open auditions for a drummer and guitarist on June 22nd and June 23rd in Hollywood, California. All interested parties should e-mail their biographies and photos to: [email protected] Any other ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Joins SAMMY HAGAR For Jam At Illinois Gig

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony showed completely unannounced at the Tinley Park, Illinois stop of the Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll tour on Saturday, June 1st and joined the Red Rocker on stage to bash out several VAN HALEN songs including "Top Of the World", "Why Can't This ...

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NIGHTWISH Top Finnish Album, Single Charts

NIGHTWISH entered the official Finnish Album chart at position #1 with their latest CD, Century Child. The group's current single, "Ever Dream", remains at the top of the Single chart in the band's home country, where the aforementioned full-length effort was certified gold within two hours of its release. ...

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KATAKLYSM Finalize Track Listing For "Shadows & Dust"

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM entered Montreal's Victor Studios this past Saturday (June 1st) with producer J-F Dagenais to begin recording their brand new album, entitled Shadows & Dust, for a November 4th release through Nuclear Blast Records. Due to be mixed at ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Remillard's studio Wildsound, the album will contain the following track ...

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