DOWNTHESUN Officially Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Roadrunner Records have officially announced the signing of Kansas City's DOWNTHESUN. "Roadrunner has always signed the greatest bands," commented bassist Lance "Kuk" Collier. "Stuff that we grew up on, to some of the more recent bands." It was SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan that first caught wind of DOWNTHESUN, and he didn't have to look ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's "Attack": More Details Revealed

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has written around 19 songs for his forthcoming album, entitled Attack, which is currently being produced by MALMSTEEN and engineered by Tom Fletcher in Miami, Florida. However, only 14 tracks are expected to make the final CD, which is unlikely to surface before September. Says YNGWIE: "There are quite a few different sounding ...

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STORMHAMMER Delay "Cyber Mortis" Recording Sessions

STORMHAMMER have been forced to delay the progress of the recording sessions for their forthcoming Cyber Mortis CD after bassist Horst injured his left hand in a bike accident. As a result, it is unclear if the group will be able to make the album's planned fall release date. Among the tracks that are set ...

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New SHADOWS FALL Track To Appear On "Plea For Peace" Compilation

SHADOWS FALL will be featured on the upcoming Plea For Peace compilation alongside some of the biggest metal, hardcore, punk, emo and indie rock bands today, including ANTI FLAG, FINCH, POISON THE WELL, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, SNAPCASE, GOD FORBID, CURLUPANDIE, OPEN HAND, CAVE IN, EIGHTEEN VISIONS, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, THE MOVIELIFE, DILLINGER FOUR, PIEBALD, ULTIMATE FAKEBOOK, ...

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VISION OF DISORDER Duo Seek Musicians For Side Project

VISION OF DISORDER (V.O.D.) vocalist Tim Williams and guitarist Mike Kennedy have used the group's recent downtime to work on a new project, the name for which has not yet been divulged, according to Beneath The Green. An album's worth of material has already been written (including the only known song title so far, "Cruel ...

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SYMPHONY X Pull Out Of Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

SYMPHONY X have pulled out of their scheduled appearance at Germany's Bang Your Head festival after frontman Russell Allen was found to be suffering from stomach/intestinal bleeding, thus necessitating immediate medical treatment. Taking their place at the event will be German hard rockers BONFIRE. The complete list of artists currently set to appear at Bang ...

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STRATOVARIUS Begin Tracking Vocals, Announce Upcoming Tour

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto has commenced the vocal-tracking process for the group's brand new CD, entitled Elements Part I. "I have to say that it's good to be behind the microphone again," Timo wrote on his official web site. "The last months I've been mostly giving interviews for my solo album and not singing that ...

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TOOL Guitarist's THE VERVE Contribution

TOOL guitarist Adam Jones makes an appearance on the VERVE REMIXED project on the TRICKY remix of BILLIE HOLIDAY's "Strange Fruit". Although Adam is credited on the album, TOOL management reportedly didn't want to have the TOOL brand name associated with the record and insisted that the original credit of "TRICKY AND TOOL" be changed ...

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