MORDRED End Reunion Bid, Vow To Carry On Under New Name

The reunited San Francisco Bay Area funk-metallers MORDRED, featuring vocalist Scott Holderby, bassist Art Libbon, guitarist James Sanguinetti, DJ/keboardist Aaron Pause Vaughn, and drummer Gannon Hall, will change their name and pursue a style of music that bears little resemblance to their past efforts, according to an announcement made by the group at their final ...

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THE BLOOD BROTHERS Prepare To Commence Tracking New CD

Seattle's THE BLOOD BROTHERS will begin recording their debut CD for I Am/ARTISTdirect Records with producer Ross Robinson (i.e. SLIPKNOT, AMEN) on April 4th, according to the web site of Robinson's management company, Freeze Management. A late summer release is expected. Reportedly discovered by AMEN frontman Casey Chaos, THE BLOOD BROTHERS are a five-piece band ...

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THE MELVINS Line Up Australian Club Gigs

THE MELVINS will play three headlining shows in Australia while on tour with TOOL. The band will reportedly play at a small, as-yet-undetermined club in Sydney on April 25th and at Cherry Club in Melbourne on April 27th and 28th. ...

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KORN Toys To Be Made Available In April

Rotocast statues of all five members of KORNprototype versions of which can be seen in the May issue of Toyfare magazinewere reportedly produced by the toy company Stronghold Group and will be available for purchase in April. ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Honor The Kangaroos At Australian Gig

DEEP PURPLE will be flying to Australia in April to perform a one-off show for the Australian football team The Kangaroos in Melbourne, according to Undercover News. The band will reportedly play at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Friday, April 26th with JIMMY BARNES, DIESEL and WARPED as support. The upcoming show will mark ...

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KISS To Salute "American Bandstand"

KISS are among the first artists to sign on to celebrate the 50th anniversary of American Bandstand on the TV special American Bandstand's 50thA Celebration, to be hosted by Dick Clark. KISS will reportedly appear to talk about how the TV show impacted their careers and lives. The show, which will alternate between performances and ...

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DRAGONFORCE Ink Deal With Sanctuary/Noise

Britain's DRAGONFORCE, the London-based modern catchy speed power metal band, have signed with Sanctuary/Noise Records. After one year and a half of negotiations, touring with HALFORD, STRATOVARIUS and headlining their own shows across England, DRAGONFORCE have taken another step forward signing with Sanctuary Group, which currently includes artists such as MEGADETH, GAMMA RAY, HALFORD, KAMELOT ...

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ANDREW WK Lands A New HOLE

The following item comes to us courtesy of the March 29th edition of The New York Post: Things are looking up for buzzed-about rocker ANDREW WK [aka Andrew Wilkes-Krier]. The long-haired hedonist behind head-banging odes to excess like 'Party 'Til You Puke' is selling out shows, getting gushed about in glossy magazines, and sporting some ...

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