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Former SOUNDGARDEN Bandmates To Release Second HATER Album

HATER, the project featuring former SOUNDGARDEN bassist Ben Shepherd and ex-SOUNDGARDEN drummer Matt Cameron, will release their second album, entitled "The 2nd", on April 26 via Burn Burn Burn Records, according to Billboard.com. The material, which was recorded between the SOUNDGARDEN albums "Superunknown" (1994) and "Down on the Upside" (1996), was recently mixed by Shepherd. ...

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KORN Singer Says Band Have Finished Demoing 15 New Songs

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has reportedly told the Rocket 95.1 radio station in Huntsville, Alabama that the band have finished demoing 15 tracks for their new album. According to Jonathan, the recording process for the new CD is moving along steadily and they are still experimenting with the new songs. Among the producers KORN have ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: European Version Of 'World Play' To Feature Bonus Track

Frontiers Records has announced the release of SOUL SIRKUS' debut album, "World Play", in the European and Asian territories. The band — whose lineup includes Neal Schon (JOURNEY) on guitar, Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) on bass and Virgil Donati (STEVE VAI, RING OF FIRE) on drums ...

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KORN Singer Says New Album Will Be 'A Trip'

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has issued the following update on the recording process for the group's new studio album, tentatively due this summer: "Oh my God, I'm tired. We have been working very hard, have 13 songs demo'd, just got done workin' with Atticus Clark. Did some really different stuff with him. Dallas [Austin, TLC, ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: Tour Dates Announced

NINE INCH NAILS have announced the following dates via their official web site: Mar. 23 - Fresno, CA @ William Saroyan Mar. 24 - Reno, NV @ Reno Hilton Mar. 25 - Davis, CA @ Freeborn Hall at UC Davis Mar. 30 – London, UK @ Astoria Mar. 30 – London, UK @ Astoria May ...

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FU MANCHU Bassist Auctioning Drum Kit

FU MANCHU bassist Brad Davis is selling a drum kit on eBay. "It's the black and white Ludwig Vistalite drum kit we used in the 'Squash That Fly' video," Davis writes on the group's web site. The auction ends February 4 at 18:58:10 PST. More details about the kit, including photos, can be found on ...

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KORN Commence Work On New Album With TLC Producer

KORN have commenced work on their new studio album with producer Dallas Austin, who has previously worked with TLC, MADONNA and MICHAEL JACKSON, among others. "The writing is going really good, we have wrote [sic] at least five songs already," KORN frontman Jonathan Davis said in a Jan. 28 online posting. "It's really tight, heavy, ...

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EXODUS Bassist Joins VILE

EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson has joined Californian brutal death metallers VILE. Commented VILE guitarist Colin Davis: "Jack has agreed to be the bass player on the upcoming VILE release, 'The New Age of Chaos'. He will also do some touring with us as long as it does not interfere with his schedule with EXODUS. "Jack ...

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MC5: European Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming MC5 European tour, which is scheduled to begin February 19 in Barcelona. The group, which is currently being billed as DKT/MC5, consists of original members Michael Davis, Wayne Kramer and Dennis Thompson along with Gilby Clarke (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Lisa Kekaula (BELLRAYS, BASEMENT JAXX) and Handsome Dick ...

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It's Official: SPOCK'S BEARD Drummer To Join FATES WARNING On European Tour

As widely expected, legendary progressive metallers FATES WARNING have officially recruited SPOCK'S BEARD drummer Nick D'Virgilio to replace Mark Zonder on their upcoming European tour. Nick is a first-class drummer and toured with such artists as TEARS FOR FEARS, MIKE KENEALLY, JONATHAN BROOKE, ERIC BURDON, SPOCK'S BEARD, KEVIN GILBERT, DEBARGE and THE LEGENDS OF CLASSIC ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Joins MC5

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke has joined the legendary MC5 for their European tour. The group, which is currently being billed as DKT/MC5, consists of original members Michael Davis, Wayne Kramer and Dennis Thompson along with Lisa Kekaula (BELLRAYS, BASEMENT JAXX) and Handsome Dick Manitoba (DICTATORS). More information is available at

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KORN Frontman to Sign Autographs At NAMM

Jonathan Davis of KORN will be signing autographs at the Brady Drum Company booth (Hall D, Booth #3070) at the NAMM show on Saturday, January 22 beginning at 4:00 p.m. A rare public drum performance by Jonathan may also be on the cards. Davis, best known for his role as singer of multi-platinum selling band ...

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ADEMA: New Singer Announced; Album Details Revealed

ADEMA have announced the addition of REWIND YESTERDAY singer Luke Caraciolli to the group's ranks. The band are currently hard at work on their Earache Records debut, "Planets", tentatively due in early April. A single, entitled "Tornado", will precede the album during the coming weeks. 16 tracks will be included on the follow-up to 2003's ...

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Former MORGION Members Launch New Band

According to a posting at Doom-Metal.com, former MORGION members Rhett Davis and Justin Christain have joined forces with NEPENTHEAN founder Ron Slater in a new band called KEEN OF THE CROW. Songs have been crafted and recording and touring are planned for the relatively near future. Musically speaking, the sonic output from KEEN ...

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SLAYER Frontman TOM ARAYA Talks About DIMEBAG's Murder

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya recently spoke to KNAC.com 's Brian Davis about his upbringing and the murder of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, among other topics. An excerpt from the interview follows: KNAC.com: Jeff has his thing with war, and you have a kind of fascination with serial killers. What is it that ...

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KORN Contribute $20,000 To Tsunami Relief Fund

According to USA Today, KORN have contributed $20,000 to the disaster relief fund for the tsunami victims in Asia. In other news, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis reportedly told Hard 'N' Heavy magazine that a new song the band have written for their upcoming studio album contains a very long instrumental section, with Davis apparently comparing ...

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