VIRGIN STEELE Perform Special Acoustic Show

VIRGIN STEELE singer David DeFeis and guitarist Edward Pursino performed a special set consisting of acoustic interpretations of the VIRGIN STEELE catalogue New Year's Eve at DeFeis' residence on Long Island, New York. A "review" of the show, which was described as "a very intimate, private showcase," has been posted online at this ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Drummer Records Guest Appearance

Former HELLOWEEN/METALIUM drummer Mark Cross has recorded a guest appearance on an album from an "up-and-coming" Greek artist named Mike K. The recordings took place at Sierra Studios in Athens, Greece between December 19 and 23, and "the results are outstanding," according to a posting on Cross' web site. "The musical style covers heavy rock, ...

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SPEEDEALER: New Tour Dates Announced

The reformed SPEEDEALER have lined up the following dates in February: Feb. 06 – Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Feb. 07 – Austin, TX - Emo's Feb. 08 - New Orleans, LA - Dixie Tavern Feb. 10 - Birmingham AL - The Nick Feb. 11 – Atlanta, GA - Star Bar Feb. 12 - Chapel Hill, ...

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VILE Confirm Lineup For Upcoming Tour

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have announced that the group's lineup for their upcoming North American tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY and EXHUMED will include original members Colin Davis (guitar) and Matt Faivre (bass) as well as ORIGIN vocalist James Lee, Denmark's Reno Kiilerich (FROZEN SUN, PANZERCHRIST, 12 GAUGE, EXMORTEM, KOBEAST) on drums and new ...

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THE HAUNTED Singer: Expect A 'Meaner' Attitude On New Album

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving recently took time out to answer a few questions on the band's official forum. The following are some of his responses pertaining to the progress of the songwriting sessions for the group's new studio album and the band's future plans: On the new material: Peter Dolving: "The new songs? Jeez, ...

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SYSTEMATIC Report On New Year's Eve Gig With METALLICA

SYSTEMATIC vocalist/guitarist Tim Narducci has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Just thought I'd drop a line and say hey. The New Year's show with METALLICA was an absolute honor and a blast! The show was at the Joint in the Hard Rock hotel (for those of you unaware) an awesome ...

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LORD BELIAL To Mix New Album This Month

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL are scheduled to mix their new album, "The Seal Of Belial", at Los Angered Recording studios in Gothenburg, Sweden between Monday, January 12 and Thursday, January 15. As previously reported, the self-produced effort was engineered by Nicklas Rudolfsson and Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND), and is due to be mixed ...

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CHIMAIRA Split With Drummer, Replace Him With SOILWORK's EVENSAND

CHIMAIRA have parted ways with drummer Andy Herrick and have replaced him with SOILWORK skinsman Richard Evensand. CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter called into "The Metal Show" in Cleveland Sunday night (January 4) and discussed the circumstances behind the lineup change. The following are several excerpts from that interview: On Andy's departure: Mark: "The other evening ...

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