SLAYER's TOM ARAYA: DAVE MUSTAINE Is "Wrong Person" To Unite Metal Community

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya has slammed MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine over the latter's desperate attempts at regaining the momentum lost during the band's ultimately unsuccessful forays into a more commercial songwriting approach. In an interview with Canada's Jam! Showbiz, Araya stated that "MEGADETHtried [moving into the mainstream] and weren't very successful. Rather than sticking to ...

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GAMMA RAY Axeman Contemplates HELLOWEEN Gig

GAMMA RAY guitarist Henjo Richter has been holding discussions with HELLOWEEN mainman Michael Weikath about joining the latter act as a replacement for the departed Roland Grapow, Weikath has revealed in a brand new interview posted at www.helloween.org. According to Michael, We intend to start recordings [for the new HELLOWEEN studio album] in ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: Change Of Venue/Date For New York Stop On Upcoming Tour

Contrary to a previous report, the original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)will NOT be playing at L'Amour in Brooklyn, New York on April 27th, and will instead be performing a New York City show at an as-yet-undisclosed venue (possibly CBGBs) on a soon-to-be-announced date. ...

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Brazilian THRASH OF THE TITANS Tentative Line-Up Announced

SEPULTURA, MACHINE HEAD and TESTAMENT are among the acts that are tentatively scheduled to perform at a huge metal festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 20th in front of an anticipated audience of 20,000. Provisionally dubbed Thrash Of The Titans, the concert will feature appearances from a total of 14 bands on two different ...

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URIAH HEEP: New Studio, Live Albums On The Way

URIAH HEEP will perform a one-off show at London's Astoria on March 23rd prior to entering the studio to begin work on a new album, due later in the year. In other news, URIAH HEEP will release a CD/DVD entitled The Magician's Birthday Party at the end of the month. Filmed and recorded at the ...

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LILLIAN AXE To Issue First-Ever Live Album

LILLIAN AXE will record their first-ever official live album in their nearly 20-year history at a club show in Houston, Texas on May 4th. Tentatively due to be released in the fall, the live album may be issued as a two-CD set, with the first disc containing the live recording and the second disc comprising ...

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WESTWORLD Prepare For "Act III"

New York's WESTWORLD, featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell and RIOT guitarist Mark Reale, have set Act III as the title of their forthcoming third full-length album, which is currently being recorded for a late spring release through Z Records. ...

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