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ADDICTION CREW: New Album Due In September

ADDICTION CREW, the Italian band formerly known as ADDICTION, have set a September 20 European release date through Earache Records for their new album, "Break In Life". The group, who were recently joined by two new members (Marta Innox on vocals/emcee and Ale Lera on drums & grooves), have finished filming a video for the ...

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SILVER Sign With MTM MUSIC

SILVER, the band featuring singer Gary Barden (MSG, STATETROOPER, PRAYING MANTIS), guitarist Michael Voss (DEMON DRIVE, CASANOVA, MAD MAX, ex-BONFIRE), and keyboard player Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, GARY MOORE), have inked a deal with MTM Music. The group are currently working on the follow-up to their debut album, "Dream Machines" (2002), for ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: 'DAVID ELLEFSON Is Suing Me And MEGADETH'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here is what I have been saying in the interviews, what happened chronologically that caused the demise of the band, why [drummer] Nick [Menza] was fired, [guitarist] Marty [Friedman] quitting, records turning out the way they did, and finally me ...

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CHRIS HEAVEN To Contribute DEEP PURPLE Cover To BLACKMORE Tribute CD

Italian hard rock vocalist Chris Heaven (EDGE OF TIME, REDLYNX) is recording a cover of DEEP PURPLE's "Soldier of Fortune" for an upcoming tribute to Ritchie Blackmore being released through Finland's Lion Music. Joining Heaven on guitars will be Max Arminchiardi. In other news, Heaven and fellow original STATE OF GRACE member Luca Polich (guitar) ...

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Former LOK Members Return With New Band

Former LOK members Martin Westerstrand (vocals) and Daniel Cordero (bass) have joined forces with drummer Ian-Paolo Lira and celloist Max Flövik in a new band called RALLYPACK. The band are currently finishing up the recording of their debut album and have signed a management deal with Jonas Curling, who was previously head of promotions at ...

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THE KILL: Former FORTE Members Sign Distribution Deal With HELLION RECORDS

THE KILL, the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based band featuring former FORTE members Richard Sharp (guitar), Greg Nicholson (bass) and Kevin Valliquette (vocals), have signed a distribution deal with Hellion Records. The group, whose lineup also includes former members of THE DREAM KINGS, recently completed work on their self-financed full-length CD, titled "The Kill". THE KILL describe ...

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Prophecy - SOULFLY

The metal world was shocked last year when SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera effectively fired his entire band, but then again, SOULFLY had never been what one could call a stable entity. Unlike Cavalera's previous band, SEPULTURA, SOULFLY has been squarely his sole vision, with any other musicians seeming more or less like hired hands. This ...

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Death Before Musick - AMEN

There are numerous things to like about AMEN cornerstone Casey Chaos, who has become something of a flawed icon on European shores. For those not so familiar with the Furby-like Californian punk rocker, everything from his astute anti-authoritarian lyrics (a la Jello Biafra) to the fact that he was prepared to max out his credit ...

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HEARSE Set U.S. Release Date For Second Album

HEARSE, the Swedish band featuring former ARCH ENEMY/NONEXIST vocalist Johan Liiva, have set an April 6 U.S. release date through Candlelight Records for their second full-length album, "Armageddon Mon Amour". Recorded at Basement Audio System in Stockholm, the follow-up to 2003's "Dominion Reptillian" "showcases the band's refreshing hybrid of musical styles — an embodiment of ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Drummer To Perform At Swedish Eurovision Song Contest!

MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee will perform live at the "Swedish Eurovision Song Contest" in Gothenburg on Saturday, February 28. He will join Swedish Euro-pop superstar E-TYPE, who is competing with a brand new song, "Paradise", produced by highly respected pop/rock producer Max Martin (BACKSTREET BOYS, BRITNEY SPEARS, BON JOVI, PAIN). "Mikkey Dee played on my ...

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ADDICTION CREW Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

ADDICTION CREW, the Italian band formerly known as ADDICTION, have inked a worldwide deal with Earache Records. The group's new album, "Break In Life", will be released before the summer. ADDICTION CREW, who were recently joined by two new members (Marta Innox on vocals/emcee and Ale Lera on drums & grooves), are currently filming a ...

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SKINDRED Begin Demoing New Material

SKINDRED, the Welsh band featuring former members of DUB WAR, are starting to demo "some killer new tracks in their new rehearsal space/recording studio," according to a post on the band's web site. There is currently no date set for the band to go into the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Babylon". ...

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SOULFLY's CAVALERA Working On Group's First DVD

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has revealed to Germany's Metal-Online.com that he is currently working on the group's first-ever DVD. The as-yet-untitled disc, which is not expected to surface before 2005, will reportedly contain all the SOULFLY promotional videos that have been done so far as well as some jam sessions that were filmed during the ...

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THE HAUNTED Win Swedish 'Grammy' For 'Best Hard Rock'

THE HAUNTED have won a Swedish "Grammy" award in the "Best Hard Rock" category for their 2003 release "One Kill Wonder". The highly acclaimed thrashers, who were recently rejoined by original vocalist Peter Dolving, beat out the likes of OPETH, MUSTASCH, EVERGREY and BACKYARD BABIES to win the award, which was presented to the group ...

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DAVE GROHL To Guest On New TROUBLE Album?

Former NIRVANA drummer (and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman) Dave Grohl will reportedly be making a guest appearance behind the kit on the forthcoming TROUBLE album, "Seven", tentatively due later in the year. Grohl, a longtime TROUBLE fan, will be returning the favor to TROUBLE frontman Eric Wagner, who recently recorded a guest appearance on one ...

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SKYLARK To Release New Album In May

After a break of more than two years, Italian symphonic power metalers SKYLARK are finally ready to publish their new album. The group have inked a deal with the Italian label Scarlet Records and will release their new CD, "Wings", in May. The new record was mastered at the Sterling Sound studios in New York ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: New 1970 Audience Tape Unearthed

Led-Zeppelin.com reports: "Easily one of the most exciting new tapes unearthed ever features [LED ZEPPELIN's] last concert of 1970 — the 2 1/2 hour evening performance at Madison Square Garden (9/19/70). Not only is it likely the best show of the tour, it contains an unusual setlist with some surprises including a thunderous rendition of ...

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