THE BLACK LEAGUE Lens Video For "Rex Talionis"

Finland's THE BLACK LEAGUE, featuring former SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva, have shot a clip for the track Rex Talionis off their most recent Utopia A.D. CD and are scheduled to make it available via Spinefram Records' upcoming DVD collection, which is tentatively due in February. According to guitarist Alexi Ranta, the video contains live material ...

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ASTRIAAL: New Album, 7" Appearances Planned

Australia's ASTRIAAL are currently writing the material for their forthcoming full-length CD, which is tentatively scheduled to be recorded in the winter, with Lachlan Mitchell engineering. In other news, ASTRIAAL are due to have their Summoning the Essence of Ancient Wisdom effort released on vinyl with four extra tracks via Norway's Mester Productions in early ...

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Former MEGADETH Drummer Returns With "Life After Deth"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEGA-DRUMMER NICK MENZA SET TO RELEASE SOLO PROJECT ON FEBRUARY 15TH ON MENZANATIONS RECORDS With Life After Deth, Nick Menza lets loose razor-sharp and aggressive songs on an unsuspecting public. Produced by Nick Menza and co-produced by Max Norman (i.e. MEGADETH, OZZY, SAVATAGE, FATES WARNING, LOUDNESS), Life After Deth was ten years ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Perform Live At NAMM

Los Angeles-based prog metal/fusion trio COSMOSQUAD will be making a couple of live appearances at this year's NAMM show which is taking places at the Convention Center in Anaheim, CA January 17 - 20. COSMOSQUAD are scheduled to play at 12 noon and 4 PM on Friday, January 18th and again the following day at ...

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Former HANOI ROCKS Frontman Debuts New Band In Helsinki

Former HANOI ROCKS frontman MICHAEL MONROE debuted his new band at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday, January 12th and reportedly went down a storm with the capacity crowd. The MICHAEL MONROE group at Tavastia consisted of the following musicians: Michael Monroe lead vocals Kari "Lacu" Lahtinen drums Timpa Laine bass Costello guitar Pink Gibson ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Duo Announce Name, Singer For New Project

Former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch have set MASTERPLAN as the name of their new band and have selected ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current ARK vocalist Jorn Lande to front the much-talked-about group. According to Roland, Jorn was selected in part because his approach is much more in the classic Dio/Coverdale vein than the operatic ...

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BILLY MILANO Threatens S.O.D. Bandmates With "Beatdown"

Quote of the day: [ANTHRAX drummer] Charlie [Benante] and [ANTHRAX guitarist] Scott [Ian] got a beatdown coming maybe I'll just choke them a little until they cry. Or maybe they'll get caught in the mosh. Milano mosh, that is. S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano on his estranged bandmates in the wake of the recent ANTHRAX Behind ...

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