MOTÖRHEAD's MIKKEY DEE: I Wanted To Play On New KING DIAMOND CD

Former KING DIAMOND and current MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee was in brief talks to make an appearance on the current KING DIAMOND album, Abigail II: The Revenge, but due to Mikkey' commitment to MOTÖRHEAD, his contributions never took place. “I was actually talking to King about playing on that album, because [bassist] Hal Patino is ...

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PARADISE LOST Announce CD, DVD Release Dates

PARADISE LOST will be making available several catalog items through Koch Records in the US during the coming months. The exact release dates are as follows: Draconian Times - June 11th (incl. two bonus tracks: "How Soon Is Now?" , "Fear") Believe in Nothing - August 13th (bonus tracks not yet finalized) Host - October ...

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ANDREW WK Lines Up Australian Dates

ANDREW WK (full name: Andrew Wilkes-Krier), whose backing band includes former OBITUARY drummer Donald “D.T.” Tardy, will play his first Australian shows next month. The confirmed dates are as follows: May 18 – Melbourne, AUST @ Hi Fi Bar May 19 – Sydney, AUST @ The Metro May 21 – Auckland, AUST @ The Powerstation ...

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THRONEAEON Live Dates Announced

Sweden's THRONEAEON have lined up the following gigs during the coming weeks: Apr. 30 - Västerås, SWE @ The Big Hit, Bankiren May 04 - Stockholm, SWE @ Alcazar May 10 – Norrköping, SWE @ Bergsbron May 11 – Visby, SWE @ Roxy May 17-18 – Turku, FIN @ West Coast Holocaust Vol 6.66 Jun. ...

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BALLISTIC Reunite With Drummer For Upcoming Dates

BALLISTIC, the new band of former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis (which was previously going under the moniker AFTERBURN), will be rejoined by drummer Michael Scott for the group's upcoming dates with JUDAS PRIEST and SAXON this summer. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. Scott originally left the group in ...

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ACID BATH To Issue Posthumous Video

Long-defunct New Orleans outfit ACID BATH will be issuing a three-hour home video, entitled Double Live Bootleg, in VHS and DVD format on May 28th through Rotten Records. According to an official Rotten newsletter, Double Live Bootleg is “an authentic official bootleg in the truest sense of the word.” ...

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Members of STORMLORD, BEHOLDER Thrash Out In OUTBREAK

Members of the Italian groups STORMLORD and BEHOLDER have joined forces in a new band called OUTBREAK, which reportedly plays “Bay Area-style thrash metal influenced by Swedish death metal”. The quintet, consisting of bassist Francesco Bucci (STORMLORD), guitarist Andrea Angelini, vocalist Patrick Wire (BEHOLDER), guitarist Mat Treasure (BEHOLDER), and drummer David Folchitto (STORMLORD), recently entered ...

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VANIZE Cancel Gigs Due To Illness

Germany's VANIZE, featuring Peter Dirkschneider, the 36-year-old younger brother of former ACCEPT/current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have cancelled their planned performances in Wuppertal on april 12th and Marbach on April 13th after drummer Pierre Fienhold became ill. The band hope to reschedule the dates for later in the year. ...

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