FINNTROLL Frontman Steps Aside (Temporarily)

FINNTROLL frontman Katla has been forced to step aside temporarily from the vocalist duties in the band due to a growing tumor in his vocal cords. Here is the singer's official statement on the matter: Due to a tumor in my vocal cords I was not able to sing at all during the autumn. I ...

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MARDUK Officially Cancel North American Tour!

Sweden's MARDUK have been forced to cancel their North American tour with AMON AMARTH and DIABOLIC—a trek that was originally due to start on January 11th in St. Paul, Minnesota—as a result of their inability to receive the proper paperwork from the American Embassy in order to enable them to enter the country. Here is ...

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EXODUS, EDGUY, THE CROWN, WITCHFYNDE Join Metal Meltdown IV Line-Up

The reunited San Francisco thrashers EXODUS, German power metallers EDGUY, Sweden's THE CROWN (featuring former AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg) and reformed NWOBHM legengs WITCHFYNDE (in their original incarnation) have been added to the list of artists appearing at the Metal Meltdown IV festival, which is scheduled to take place at the Convention Hall ...

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MARILYN MANSON Subject Of "Driven" Episode

MARILYN MANSON will be featured on the show Driven, premiering February 12 at 9:00 PM (EST)/8:00 PM (CST) on VH1. Although the entire show chronicles MARILYN MANSON, it should be noted that neither Manson (the man) nor the band was involved in any part of the making of this episode. ...

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H.I.M. To Issue Latest CD In UK, Compete For Echo Award

Finland's H.I.M. will issue their latest CD, entitled Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights, in the UK on February 25th. To promote the album's release, the group will play a couple of gigs in the London area—on February 28th at the Barfly Club in Camden and on March 1st with THE MISSION UK at the Astoria. ...

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EXPLORER'S CLUB Lines Up Top-Notch Musicians For Latest CD

DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung, vocalist James LaBrie and former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman are three of the stellar musicians making an appearance on MAGELLAN keyboardist Trent Gardner's EXPLORER'S CLUB 2 Raising The Mammoth CD, which is scheduled to be released through Magna Carta Records on April 23rd. The full list of guest instrumentalists appearing ...

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RONDINELLI To Confess Sins In May

RONDINELLI, who include in their ranks former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE OYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ex-SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, former SABBATH frontman Tony Martin and guitarist Teddy Rondinelli, will issue their sophomore album, entitled Our Cross — Our Sins, through MTM Records in May. Featuring a musical direction that is said to be ...

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