WILL HAVEN: Why We Cancelled Tour

WILL HAVEN have posted the following message regarding their recent tour cancellation via their official web site at www.willhaven.com: "Hello everyone, quick post to tell everyone that we are fine and well. We really want to apologize for canceling the tour. We had some big problems come up so we had to regretfully ...

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Former FLYBANGER Bassist Joins LOCO

LOCO have officially recruited ex-FLYBANGER/JAR bass player Tom MacDonald to replace guitarist Brent Bednar, who left the group last month. Tom is no stranger to LOCO, having been close friends with the band over the last few years. Band drummer Anton had the following to say: "We did the few week stint with Tom and ...

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THRESHOLD Complete Work On "Critical Mass"

UK progressive metallers THRESHOLD have completed work on their new album, entitled Critical Mass, for an early September release. The artwork is currently being completed by Thomas Ewerhard who was also responsible for the band's two previous studio album sleeves, and a multimedia section is also being put together for a limited-edition release of the ...

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SHAMAN Announce Hometown Gig

Brazil's SHAMAN, featuring former ANGRA members Andre Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (drums), have announced a hometown show at Via Funchal in São Paulo, Brazil on September 14th. As previously reported, SHAMAN's debut album, entitled Ritual, is due to be released through Italy's Lucretia Records in July. ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Issue "Toxicity" Outtakes

SYSTEM OF A DOWN are planning on issuing the previously-leaked, unreleased Toxicity outtakes which were the subject of much online speculation last month. "We are gonna release some of them, mixed the way we would actually put them on an album," bassist Shavo Odadjian told MTV. "But we're gonna do it in a ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS: More Important Than THE PRESIDENT?

The following item originally appeared in today's edition of The New York Post: If Israel goes ahead and bans CNN from its airwaves, viewers there won't be missing out on much. Just before 7:00 PM the other night, Fox News Channel was carrying a live speech about education by President Bush, a fairly important subject ...

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MANMADEGOD Announce Upcoming Gigs

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have lined up the following gigs during July/August: Jul. 05 – Concord, CA @ Bourbon Street Aug. 02 - Concord, CA @ Bourbon Street As previously reported, MANMADEGOD recently completed their debut CD for American Recordings at Los Angeles' Ocean ...

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GRAVE Drummer Sits Out European Tour

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE utilized the services of COERCION drummer Pelle Ekegren during their most recent European tour after regular skinsman Jensa Paulsson was forced to stay home due to unspecified "family issues". It is not presently clear if Ekegren will join the group on a permanent basis or if Paulsson will return for ...

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