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ANTHRAX Debut At No. 122 With 'We've Come For You All'

ANTHRAX's "We've Come For You All" has shifted 9,819 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release to debut at No. 122 on The Billboard 200 chart. "That's more than I thought it would do after five years away," ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian said in a posting on the band's official web site. ...

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ZYKLON Set Release Date For 'Aeon'

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have set a September 8 European release date through Candlelight Records for their sophomore full-length effort, "Aeon". The follow-up to 2001's "World Ov Worms" was recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström. The complete ...

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P.O.D. Begin Work On New Album

P.O.D. have entered a Los Angeles studio with producer Howard Benson (MOTÖRHEAD, COLD, REVEILLE, SEPULTURA) studio to begin work on the band's third album, due on Nov. 4 through Atlantic Records. The forthcoming album will be the group's first since the departure of guitarist Marcos Curiel, who has been replaced with former LIVING SACRIFICE axeman ...

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WARRANT Guitarist To Join SUKI JONES For East Coast Dates

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have now recruited WARRANT guitarist Erik Turner as a temporary replacement for Brent Muscat (FASTER PUSSYCAT). Turner will be joining the group on their upcoming East Coast ...

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ANTHRAX: European Dates Announced

ANTHRAX have announced the details of their forthcoming European tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 05 - Budapest, HUN @ Summer Rocks Festival Jun. 07 - Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Amphietheater, Rock Hard Jun. 08 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival Jun. 09 - Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller Jun. 11 - Helsinki, ...

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SUKI JONES Enlist BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Guitarist For East Coast Tour

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have recruited guitarist Michael Thomas (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, ENGINES OF AGGRESSION) as a temporary replacement for Brent Muscat (FASTER PUSSYCAT). Thomas will be joining the group on their ...

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Krux - KRUX

The memories of a rotund Swede charging around stages in a monk's cassock will forever go down as one of the most enduring and amusing images in metal. Indeed, it's fair to say that exuberant frontman Messiah Marcolin was significantly instrumental in attaining legendary status for doom overlords CANDLEMASS back in the eighties. Oft overlooked, ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer To Appear In ROLLING STONE Magazine

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler was reportedly interviewed for the next issue of Rolling Stone magazine. In other news, Adler is a confirmed special guest on the POISON/VINCE NEIL summer tour at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, Texas on July 19. Also on the Adler front, Steven has apparently expressed an ...

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AEROSMITH To Begin Recording Blues Album

AEROSMITH will likely enter the studio sometime in the next two or three weeks to begin recording their much-discussed blues album for Columbia, guitarist Joe Perry told Billboard.com. Among the songs being worked up by the band are BLIND WILLIE MCTELL's "Broke Down Engine", LITTLE WALTER's "Temperature", and "I'm Ready", the latter of which was ...

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GODSMACK: Live Dates Announced

GODSMACK will play a few festival dates in late April/early May before embarking on a headline tour starting May 22 in Mansfield, Massachusetts. A full tour itinerary hasn't been revealed at press time, and is expected on Wednesday (April 9). GODSMACK appearances (subject to change): Apr. 25 - Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Apr. 26 ...

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AMORPHIS: Changing The Face Of Modern Metal

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS have set a May 20 release date through EMI subsidiary Virgin Records for their sixth studio album, "Far From The Sun". The album's first single, "Day Of Your Beliefs", will surface later this month. "Far From The Sun" marks the beginning of a new era for the band, who have opted to ...

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AMORPHIS Ink Deal With EMI RECORDS

AMORPHIS have inked a deal with EMI Records for the release of their new CD, "Far From The Sun", due in Finland in May. The album's first single, "Day Of Your Beliefs", will surface in early April. The complete track listing for "Far From The Sun" is as follows: 01. Day Of Your Beliefs 02. ...

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END OF GREEN To Release 'Last Night On Earth' In May

German "suicide rockers" END OF GREEN have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Last Night On Earth". The follow-up to last year's "Songs For A Dying World" was produced and mixed by Marc Martin and Mitch Meister and is slated for a May 26 release through Silverdust Records. Commented the band in an official ...

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Second Lawsuit Filed In GREAT WHITE Concert Tragedy

A second lawsuit was filed today in connection with the GREAT WHITE concert tragedy fire in Rhode Island — this one on behalf of a young girl who lost her 27-year-old mother in the blaze which took 99 lives, according to The Providence Journal. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Zoe Jean Kingsley, the 6-year-old ...

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MENIKETTI: 'Live In Japan' Track Listing Unveiled

MENIKETTI, the band led by Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti, will release their live album, "Live In Japan", on March 26. The CD, which was recorded on Jan. 31 on the group's Japanese tour, will include the following track listing: 01. No Lies 02. Angel On My Shoulder 03. Storm 04. Take It Like A Man ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Hits The Road

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN guitarist Jeff Scott Soto has posted the following message to his official web site, www.jeffscottsoto.com: "Hey all, Jeff here...I wish 2 send u all a message of thanks 4 all the support & positive feedback from the 'Prism' [solo] album. It has been the most enthusiasm I've ...

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SOULGRIND Add Helsinki Date

Finland's SOULGRIND, who feature in their ranks former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), have added a Helsinki date to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 22 – Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi (w/ GLOOMY GRIM, BARATHRUM) Mar. 17 – Helsinki, FIN @ On The Rocks (w/ BENDOVER) Mar. 28 – ...

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Finnish 'All-Star' Cover Band Announce Helsinki Gig

Finland's CRAZY TRAIN OF MIKA JÄRVINEN, a cover band composed of vocalist Mika Järvinen (FIVE FIFTEEN), guitarist Roope Latvala (SINERGY, ex-STONE), guitarist Jiri Jalkanen (ex-STONE), bassist Lauri Porra (SINERGY) and drummer Mika Karppinen (a.k.a. Gas Lipstick, H.I.M.), will be performing '80s metal classics at On The Rocks in Helsinki on Thursday, Feb. 20. ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Dirt': Truth Or Fiction?

MÖTLEY CRÜE's acclaimed 2001 autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", has been widely hailed as perhaps the greatest rock 'n' roll bio of all time — a stunningly "honest" account that sees the four members of the group openly delving into the dirtiest, squishiest and most disgusting details of the ...

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AMORPHIS Prepare To Mix New Album

Finland's AMORPHIS are scheduled to commence the mixing process for their as-yet-untitled new album on Feb. 4 at Finnvox studios with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, SENTENCED). A late spring release through an as-yet-undetermined label is expected. The sextet, who are currently unsigned following a lengthy stint with Relapse Records, tracked 15 songs during the ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams With TRIBE OF JUDAH, METAL SHOP

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony dropped in at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California Monday night [Jan. 20] to check out ex-VAN HALEN singer Gary Cherone's new band, TRIBE OF JUDAH. At the end of their set, "Michael jumped up on stage, hijacked TRIBE OF JUDAH bassist] Pat Badger's bass and the boys tore ...

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