DREAM THEATER, JOE SATRIANI To Embark On Joint US Tour

DREAM THEATER and JOE SATRIANI will co-headline a US summer tour throughout August/September with an as-yet-unannounced very special guest as the third act on the bill. SATRIANI will close the show all shows west of the Mississippi, and DREAM THEATER will close the show all shows east of the Mississippi. Dates and confirmation of the ...

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GODFLESH Cancel North American Tour

GODFLESH have cancelled their previously-announced North American tour with HIGH ON FIRE and HALO tour due to frontman Justin Broadrick's failing health, according to a spokesperson for the band's US label Koch Records. More information will be made available shortly. ...

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CANDLEMASS Mainman Inks Deal With Mascot Records For KRUX Project

CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling has inked a deal with Holland's Mascot Records for the rights to his latest project, KRUX, which is tentatively set to feature ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, ENTOMBED bassist Jörgen Sandstrom (on guitar), ARCH ENEMY/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott and ex-RED FUN vocalist Tomas Person. At the moment, Edling is recording rough ...

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INTENSE Record New Demo, Plan Debut Album

UK power metal band INTENSE have recorded a new four-track demo at New Rising studios in Essex, and are presently shopping the CD to interested labels. The tracks included are as follows: 01. Skull of Sidon 02. Seeds of Betrayal 03. Only When I Bleed 04. Path of the Dark Once a record deal has ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Sing, Play Guitar On PAPA WHEELIE's Debut

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will follow up his touring activities with ECHOBRAIN with the release of the debut CD from PAPA WHEELIE, entitled Unipsycho, through Newsted's own Chophouse Records. Featuring Jason on guitar/lead vocals, Steven Wiig on drums and Joe Ledesma on bass, PAPA WHEELIE's Unipsycho reportedly follows a "punk/stoner" musical direction and will ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Members Plan Next Move

Former FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell is reportedly collaborating with ex-FEAR FACTORY keyboardist John Bechdel (i.e. PRONG, KILLING JOKE, REVOLTING COCKS, MURDER INC.) on an “alternative/stoner rock” project at Bechdel's home studio in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, former FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera is said to be keeping busy working on “electronica”-styled music for possible inclusion ...

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