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AREA 54 Calls It Quits

British melodic metallers AREA 54 have decided to call it quits, just months after releasing their new album, "Bring out your Dead". Frontman Lakis Kyriacou has issued the following statement on the matter: "It's with a heavy heart that I must inform you that AREA 54 have decided to call it quits. After over a ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Signs With UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC

The members of ALTER BRIDGE have announced they have signed an agreement to release their next album on Universal Republic Records. This brand new album is scheduled to be released this fall. "We're very excited about beginning this chapter in our lives and career," commented Grammy Award-winning songwriter and guitarist Mark Tremonti. "Universal Republic is ...

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SLAYER Fan Dies After Bridge Dive At Swedish Festival

A 22-year-old man who jumped off a bridge during SLAYER's headlining show at the Metaltown festival in Gothenburg, Sweden died at a local hospital late Sunday night, reports GT. When paramedics found him unconscious after almost 15 minutes in the water, he was bleeding from his nose, mouth and ears. The Göta Älv bridge (

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UGLY Signs To ROCK RIDGE MUSIC

Detroit-based rock four-piece UGLY has signed with Rock Ridge Music to release its self-titled album on October 9. Born from the blue-collar smoke stacks of Detroit, Michigan, UGLY is stitched from the same thread as infamous Detroit rockers such as IGGY POP, ALICE COOPER, TED NUGENT and KID ROCK. Heavy, shredding guitar riffs combined with ...

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H.I.M.: New Song Available For Streaming

A brand new H.I.M. track, entitled "Passion's Killing Floor", is available for streaming at the H-I-M666.com web site (click on "Passion's Killing Floor" in the album track listing to start audio). "Passion's Killing Floor" will be included on the soundtrack album to Michael Bay's "Transformers", due on July 3 via Warner Bros. The ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarists Discuss 'Libertad'

Claire Davies of the U.K.'s Total Guitar magazine (web site) recently conducted an interview with VELVET REVOLVER's Slash and Dave Kushner. A couple of excerpts follow: Total Guitar: Your debut album "Contraband" was huge, so how does "Libertad" compare in sound and style – does it live up to your expectations? Slash: "We ...

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Former STATIC-X Guitarist Out On Parole

According to the web site of the New Jersey Department of Corrections, former STATIC-X and DOPE guitarist Tripp Eisen was paroled from the Mid-State Correctional Facility and was released from custody on April 17, 2007 after serving time for allegedly meeting and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in January 2005. Eisen (

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HARLOTS Sign With LIFEFORCE RECORDS

Lifeforce Records America has announced the signing of Ohio's HARLOTS. Formed in Ohio during the winter of 2002/2003, the band has released two full-length albums, "The Woman You Saw is the Great City that Rules Over the Kings of the Earth" (Feeling Faint Productions, 2004) and "This is the Second Death" (Corrosive Recordings, 2006) which ...

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H.I.M.: 'Venus Doom' Track Listing Revealed

According to a posting on the web site of the Los Angeles newspaper The Rockit, Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have finished mixing their sixth studio album, "Venus Doom", at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. Once again, the band entered the studio with producer/mixer Tim Palmer (TIN MACHINE, THE CURE, THE HOUSE OF LOVE, ...

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TED NUGENT: 'Love Grenade' Track Listing Revealed

Ted Nugent recently spent time at Jack Blades' Cock & Bottle Studio recording his new album, entitled "Love Grenade". According to MelodicRock.com, tracks for the album were initially rehearsed over a two-week period by the full band for the record, which includes bassist Barry Sparks, drummer Tommy Clufetos and, of course, Ted Nugent on guitars ...

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SIEGES EVEN: 'Paramount' Artwork Revealed

Reformed cult German progressive metal band SIEGES EVEN has revealed the cover artwork for its new album, "Paramount", due in September via Inside Out Music. The photo was taken by British artist David J. Nightingale, while Thomas Ewerhard was responsible for the actual cover design. "Paramount" track listing (not final sequence): 01. When ...

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WORLD UNDER BLOOD Joined By DECREPIT BIRTH Bassist

WORLD UNDER BLOOD, the melodic death metal side project of CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller, has announced the addition of bassist Risha Eryavec (DECREPIT BIRTH) to the group's ranks. The band's lineup is now as follows: Deron Miller (CKY): Guitar/Vocals Tim Yeung (DIVINE HERESY, VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL): Drums Risha Eryavec (DECREPIT BIRTH): Bass WORLD UNDER ...

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DIO Guitarist CRAIG GOLDY To Guest On XM's The Boneyard On Monday

DIO/HYDROGYN guitarist Craig Goldy will be a guest on Eddie Trunk's show on XM Satellite Radio Channel 41, The Boneyard, on June 11 betweeen 6:00 p.m. and 9;00 p.m. EST. Goldy will talk about DIO, HYDROGYN and his Destiny Bridge project for up-and-coming artists. Goldy recently stated regarding his decision to join West Virginia's HYDROGYN, ...

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DAN SWANÖ Talks About New NIGHTINGALE Album

CenZu of the Finnish Dan Swanö fan site www.swano.net recently conducted an interview with Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, SECOND SKY, BLOODBATH). A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow: Q: How have you been, you have had a busy year I've understood. Would you care to tell us a little ...

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KORN: New Album Preview

Todd Martens of Billboard.com reports: Veteran rock act KORN has settled on "Untitled" as the name of its next album, due July 31 via Virgin. The 12-track set will be KORN's first without longtime drummer David Silveria, who is on hiatus from the band, and its second without founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, ...

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TOM MORELLO Adds More Solo Dates To Schedule

Launch Radio Networks reports: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and ex-AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello has added a batch of late June tour dates with THRICE frontman Dustin Kensrue to his schedule. The trek begins on June 17 in Dallas, finishing up on June 27 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Morello is going out as his political folk alter ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN Guitarist Issues Tour Recap

RAGING SPEEDHORN guitarist Gareth Smith has issued the following update: "We came home from our three week tour of Europe just yesterday. Today I'm trying to come to terms with 'normal life' again..a life of showers, sofas, good food and unfortunately… work. Gotta pay the bills until next time. "I just want to say first ...

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DIO Guitarist To Guest On 'Raise The Horns' Tomorrow

On Saturday, May 26, "Raise the Horns" with Progmetal Angel will showcase Destroy All Records artists. Craig Goldy from DIO and HYDROGYN, Sean Peck from CAGE, Tommy from the band VITALY, Carlos from the Brazilian metal band RECKONING, and Jeff Westlake of HYDROGYN will all be interviewed on the program, which airs on

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