CHARON Get "Downhearted" In Finland

Finland's CHARON will celebrate the January 28th release of their third album, entitled Downhearted, by playing the following gigs in their home country: Feb. 07 - Raahe, FIN @ Gina Feb. 15 - Turku, FIN @ Säätämö Feb. 16 - Evijärvi, FIN @ Ns-Talo Feb. 20 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia Feb. 21 - Kouvola, ...

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Former NAILBOMB/FUDGE TUNNEL Frontman Bounces Back With THEORY OF RUIN

San Francisco noisy three-piece THEORY OF RUIN, featuring former NAILBOMB/FUDGE TUNNEL guitarist/vocalist Alex Newport, are scheduled to enter Tiny Telephone Studios later this month to begin work on their debut full-length release, due out through Anaheim, California's Elastic Records in late spring. In the meantime, you can catch the band performing live at the following ...

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Dirkschneider And Pesch Team Up On U.D.O. CD

Former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider has teamed up with Doro Pesch for a duet on a track called "Dancing With An Angel", which is set to appear on U.D.O.'s forthcoming CD, entitled Man And Machine. The effort is due to be released on March 25th. ...

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IRON MAIDEN Announce Benefit Gigs For Former Drummer!

IRON MAIDEN will be performing two special benefit gigs at London's Brixton Academy on Wednesday, March 20th and Thursday, March 21st to help ex-drummer and bandmate Clive Burr, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis — a disease of unknown cause. These will be the only shows that the band will play anywhere in the world ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's Durst: "I Want Reznor To Produce Next CD"

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has reportedly contacted Trent Reznor's management to see if the NINE INCH NAILS mainman would be open to producing a few tracks on the next BIZKIT album, according to an interview with Durst published in the German Visions magazine (as reported by www.nineinchnails.net). Although there has been no official confirmation ...

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Jason Newsted: "METALLICA Has Two Control Freaks"

Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted on his former bandmates and his current situation (ECHOBRAIN), as quoted by MTV News: “METALLICA has two control freaks," he said, apparently referring to singer/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, "and it's very hard to get any kind of two cents in that monopoly. When it came time to do ...

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STUCK MOJO, SICK SPEED, FOZZY Tidbits

An eight-track demo version of STUCK MOJO's “Raise The Deadman”, recorded solely by guitarist Rich Ward during the songwriting sessions for the group's Declaration Of A Headhunter CD, can be downloaded from this location. In related news, FOZZY—who feature in their ranks Ward and ex-STUCK MOJO/current SICK SPEED drummer Bud Fontsere—have completed ...

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INCANTATION Postpone European Tour

INCANTATION were forced to postpone their scheduled European tour with INFERNAL POETRY and INIQUITY due to a “fairly serous, work-related back injury” that drummer Kyle Severn is suffering from, according to an official statement from the group. “We regret the postponement of the tour but there is no guarantee that he will be better before ...

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