MANNHAI: New Album Samples Available For Download

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, who feature in their ranks former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have uploaded several audio samples from their third CD, "The Exploder", to their official web site. Check them out here. As previously reported, the follow-up to 2002's "Evil Under the Sun" was mixed at ...

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ULI JON ROTH: U.S. Touring Plans 'Unclear'

The following message was posted on legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's (ex-SCORPIONS) official web site: "It is currently still unclear precisely when U.J.R. will begin touring the US this year. There have been some rumours that Uli would be part of the UFO tour, which was being envisaged at the time. Accordingly, some over-eager promoters ...

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SAVATAGE Singer, MORBID ANGEL Producer Launch New Project

Vocalist Damond Jiniya (SAVATAGE, DIET OF WORMS) and producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (LOVER OF SIN, DIET OF WORMS) have formed a brand-new project called THE NEGLECTED. The group's debut CD, "The Neglected", was written and recorded in February at D.O.W. studios in Mango, Florida. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. ...

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Guitarist JOHN 5 Talks About His Departure From MARILYN MANSON

Former MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 has issued a statement attributing his departure from the group to his desire to "pursue other opportunities." The versatile guitarist/songwriter, also known for his work with KD Lang, David Lee Roth and Rob Halford, has just completed a 12-song instrumental solo album, "Vertigo", which is scheduled for release in ...

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INCANTATION Confirmed For Ohio's METAL NATION FESTIVAL 2004

Pennsylvania-based death metallers INCANTATION have been confirmed for the Metal Nation Festival 2004, set to take place June 18-19 at Jesters Pub in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Other groups scheduled to appear at the event include FUNERUS, ESTUARY, GRAND BELIAL'S KEY, AZRAEL, TEARABYTE, THE ACCURSED, SUMMON, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, COMMAND PRESENCE and 137. For more information, ...

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