EPICA: New Single Details Revealed

Holland's EPICA (formerly SAHARA DUST), the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, have announced the details of their new single, "Feint", due on Thursday, January 8. The complete track listing for the single is as follows: 01. Feint 02. Feint (previously unreleased piano version) ...

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Report: RUSH Guitarist Considers Suit Alleging Police Brutality

RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson may sue Naples, Florida, authorities for police brutality following a New Year's Eve fight with cops at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel restaurant, a source close to the Canadian rocker told MTV.com. Lifeson, whose real name is Alex Zivojinovich, was arrested on six charges, including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting ...

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SOCIETY 1 Part Ways With Drummer

SOCIETY 1, the Californian band led by former porn director Matt Zane, have parted ways with drummer Dagon. The following is Dagon's official statement on the matter: "My involvement with SOCIETY 1 was an enlightening experience that has allowed me to grow as a visionary and an artist. The energy of our cohesive live performances ...

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LAMB OF GOD Singer Guests On BLOODSHOTEYE Track

LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe has contributed guest vocals on the track "F.U.B.A.R" by the Canadian band BLOODSHOTEYE. The song is set to be included on the band's upcoming debut CD, "Without Any Remorse", due later this month through the group's own label. Three full-length cuts, including the aforementioned "F.U.B.A.R", can be downloaded from ...

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HATESPHERE To Enter Studio In February

Danish death-thrashers HATESPHERE will enter Jailhouse Studios in February with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS) to record their new album, tentatively due in May through Italy's Scarlet Records. HATESPHERE's most recent mini-album, "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Black", contained three studio cuts and four live tracks and was the group's first ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Guitarist Welcomes Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for PRIMAL FEAR guitarist Stefan Leibing and his wife Monika on the birth of their son, Eric. The latest addition to the German "Metal Commando" arrived Monday (December 5) at 10:30 a.m. local time. As previously reported, PRIMAL FEAR's new album, "Devil's Ground" (view cover art here), is due ...

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AEROSMITH, GODSMACK 'Fan Management' Company Files For Bankruptcy

FansRULE, the official "fan management company" for AEROSMITH and GODSMACK (among others), has filed for Chapter 11, a procedure that allows a company to reorganize under the protection of the Federal Bankruptcy Court. FansRULE took this step so that "we could better serve and protect our commitments to fans, artists, artist management groups and employees," ...

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FINNISH METAL AWARDS 2003: Winners Announced

The 2003 installment of the Finnish Metal Music Awards (Sirkkelirock 2003) was held this past Saturday (January 3) at Tavastia Club in Helsinki. Voting was open to all the metal fans in Finland and was presented through the various media outlets that were working with the event's organizers. The winners are as follows: Finnish Band ...

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