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SHADOWS FALL, Ex-UNEARTH Members Join Forces In DEAD OF NIGHT

SHADOWS FALL guitarists Matt Bachand and Jon Donais have joined foces with former members of UNEARTH and SEEMLESS in a new band called DEAD OF NIGHT. Combining modern hard rock and metal with powerful vocals, huge driving guitars, and a massive rhythm section, DEAD OF NIGHT is poised to destroy the current stale world of ...

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JOSH FREESE To Release 'My New Friends' In April

Josh Freese — drummer for A PERFECT CIRCLE, DEVO, NINE INCH NAILS, WEEZER, THE VANDALS, GUNS N' ROSES, THE REPLACEMENTS and STING, among others — released "Since 1972" in 2009, which quickly became a widely discussed release as much for its unique marketing strategy as it was for the music itself with outlets worldwide reporting ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Bassist Talks About New Drummer, Carrying On Without THE REV (Video)

On January 22, Mistress Carrie of the Worcester/Boston, Massachusetts radio station WAAF conducted an interview with bassist Johnny Christ of Orange County, California's AVENGED SEVENFOLD when the band played at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts during the "Nightmare After Christmas" tour with STONE SOUR and HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD. You can now watch the chat below. ...

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LEMMY To Guest On NBC-TV's 'Last Call With Carson Daly'

MOTÖRHEAD frontman and rock icon Lemmy Kilmister will guest on the Monday, January 31 episode of NBC-TV's "Last Call With Carson Daly" (which will actually air the morning of Tuesday, February 1 at 1:35 a.m. EST). For five decades, Lemmy has been a pounding force in heavy metal, both onstage and afterhours. With a tolerance ...

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HAMMERFALL: Second In-Studio Fan Chat Now Online

Earlier today (Wednesday, January 26), guitarist Pontus Norgren and bassist Fredrik Larsson of the Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL hosted the second in a series of online chats with fans from the studio. They discussed their first-ever live performances, online gaming, UFC fighters using a HAMMERFALL tune as entrance music, and a host of other ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD: Lowell Footage Available

AVENGED SEVENFOLD kicked off the "Nightmare After Christmas" tour with STONE SOUR and HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD on Thursday (January 20) in Reading, Pennsylvania. The show marked AVENGED's live debut with Arin Ilejay, formerly the drummer for Los Angeles-based Christian rock group CONFIDE, who is sitting behind the kit for AVENGED's upcoming tour dates. Fan-filmed video footage ...

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TORTURE SQUAD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Brazilian metallers TORTURE SQUAD have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCU§ER ALBERLOUR'S APOCALYPTICA AS I LAY DYING AVANTASIA BATTLE ...

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HATE AMMO Preparing To Enter Studio

HATE AMMO — the Umeå, Sweden-based band featuring members of NAGLFAR, ASSAILANT, LIVE ELEPHANT, THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE and BONE GNAWER — has finished writing 10-11 songs for its sophomore album and is preparing to hit the studio to begin recording the effort for a late 2011 release. Bassist Olov Norberg left HATE AMMO ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of JUDAS PRIEST's 'Live In London'

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of JUDAS PRIEST's "Live In London" album with a special performance at Gillmanfest - Barquisimetal 2011 on March 26 in Venezuela. In addition to playing PRIEST classics, Ripper will perform solo material and will be joined ...

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EXES FOR EYES Signs With YEAR OF THE SUN RECORDS

EXES FOR EYES, the new project featuring vocalist "Big" James Arsenian from ENDAST and Dave Sheldon, former bassist of ANNIHILATOR and MAN WITH TARGET, has inked a deal with Year Of The Sun Records for the release of its upcoming debut album, "The Amsler Grid". A spring release is expected. "We've been eager to have ...

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Former CHASTAIN Singer LEATHER LEONE Added To KEEP IT TRUE XIV Festival

SLEDGE LEATHER, the new project featuring featuring former CHASTAIN singer Leather Leone, has been confirmed for the Keep It True XIV festival, set to take place April 29-30, 2011 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. Leather will be joined in the new band joined by MALIBU BARBI drummer Sandy Sledge, bassist Betze Stephens and guitarist Brent ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Talks To MUSIC RADAR About His New JACKSON Signature Guitar

Joe Bosso of MusicRadar.com conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that ran from January 13 to January 16 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell ...

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Former CANDLEMASS Singer To Perform With PROCESSION In Stockholm

Former CANDLEMASS frontman Messiah Marcolin will perform the band's classic song "Solitude" with Chilean doom metallers PROCESSION this coming Sunday, January 30 at Harry B James in Stockholm, Sweden. PROCESSION's new album, "Destroyers Of The Faith", was released in October. It was made available on vinyl via High Roller Records and as a digi-CD through ...

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HAMMERFALL: First In-Studio Fan Chat Now Online

Vocalist Joacim Cans and guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL took part in a live, in-studio chat with their fans this past Saturday, January 22. They discussed the band's "refreshed sound," favorite memories of Ronnie James Dio, musical influences, working with producer James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF, SIXX: A.M.), and a ...

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GLYDER: New Lineup Revealed

Guitarist Bat Kinane of Irish rockers GLYDER — who announced they last October that they were disbanding after six years together — has revealed the group's brand new lineup. It is as follows: Jackie Robinson - Vocals Bat Kinane - Guitar, Vocals Peter Fisher - Guitar Graham McClatchie - Bass Des McEvoy - Drums Commented ...

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KORN Begins Work On New Material

Bob Zerull of Zoiks! Online recently conducted an interview with KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Zoiks! Online: What I liked most about your last album was it was a return to your roots, but at the same time it was still new and fresh. ...

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TIM ' RIPPER' OWENS To Guest On 'The Jimmy Star Show'

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will be a featured guest on "The Jimmy Star Show" hosted by King of Cool, Jimmy Star, along with his Cool Crowd of co-hosts, to discuss his latest projects, career, music, and the entertainment industries at large. "The Jimmy Star Show" ...

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BIG NOIZE: New Video Interview

Stew Herrera of the Southern California rock station 95.5 KLOS recently conducted an interview with BIG NOIZE — the band featuring vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), bassist Phil Soussan (OZZY OSBOURNE), guitarist Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT) and drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH). You can now watch the ...

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'God Hates OZZY OSBOURNE'

Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket Ozzy Osbourne's January 22 concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. What will presumably one of WBC's standard "peaceful sidewalk demonstrations" is meant to inform you that "God hates Ozzy Osbourne." In fact, WBC claims, "[Ozzy] promotes all the filth and rebellion ...

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MALISON ROGUE Signs With INNER WOUND RECORDINGS

Inner Wound Recordings has announced the signing of the Swedish heavy metal band MALISON ROGUE. Due in Europe on March 25, the group's self-titled debut album was produced by Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION, TREAT) and was mastered by Micke Lind (DIO, CANDLEMASS, TALISMAN). The MALISON ROGUE sound can be described as a mix between ...

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