SINERGY Bail On The KING, Plan US Tour In Late Spring

Finland's SINERGY will not be supporting KING DIAMOND on the latter act's upcoming North American tour (which is still pending, as of this writing), but will most likely be making their US live debut in late spring as the opening act for another, as-yet-undisclosed headliner, the group have just announced via their official web site. ...

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JASON NEWSTED: I Will Sit Down With HETFIELD To "Clear Air"

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich called former bassist Jason Newsted last week and suggested that the departed four-stringer meet face-to-face with frontman James Hetfield so that the former bandmates could clear the air surrounding Jason's departure, according to Allstar. "Lars called last week and said that we [James and Jason] should really have a meeting together ...

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GRASPOP METAL MEETING 2002 Line-Up Announced

The following acts have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Graspop Metal Meeting 2002 festival, which scheduled to take place on July 5-6 in Dessel, Belgium: AFTER FOREVER CANNIBAL CORPSE D.R.I. IN EXTREMO KREATOR MY DYING BRIDE SAXON SKARHEAD SLAPSHOT TRISTANIA ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Frontman Collaborates On Oi Tribute CD

AGNOSTIC FRONT frontman Roger Miret has collaborated with Dutch journalist and noted hardcore expert Onno Cromag on The Worldwide Tribute To The Real Oi Vol. 2, a self-explanatory compilation that is due to be issued shortly through I Scream Records in Europe and Triple Crown in the US. The full track listing for the collection ...

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Mayorga Quits MEDICATION, Re-Joins SOULFLY Full-Time

Drummer Roy Mayorga has officially re-joined SOULFLY on a full-time basis and is no longer a member of MEDICATION, the skinsman has announced. As previously reported, Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, will ...

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KAMELOT European Tour Recap

KAMELOT guitarist/mainman Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message after the completion of the group's recent European tour with AXXIS: "Hello Knights! We are back at home after 14 hours of flights and high security and I am reflecting on the last 4 weeks. I will try to have a more detailed journal soon but ...

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Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Axeman Announces Upcoming Gigs

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has lined up the following live appearances during the coming weeks: JOE DENINZON AND STRATOSPHEERIUS Feb. 14 – New York, NY @ Tobacco Road Feb. 21 – Washington, D.C. @ Bohemian Caverns Feb. 22 – Baltimore, MD @ Café Tatoo ROB EVAN w/ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Feb. 15 – New York, ...

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NILE To Enter Studio In Early March, July Release Expected

Acclaimed death metallers NILE will enter Soundlab Studios in Columbia, South Carolina on March 4th to record their third full-length CD, tentatively titled In Their Darkened Shrines. Eight tracks have been written so far for the album, which is set to feature nearly an hour's worth of music. Among the song titles set to appear ...

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