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DARKEST HOUR: New Album Update

DARKEST HOUR have posted the following message on their official web site: "So we are off to Vancouver to start pre-production [for the new album]. We will be there for about five days before hitting the studio. We can't tell you how excited we are, it's been almost two years since we went to Sweden ...

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KORN Gave HEAD To God: The 'Official' T-Shirt Is Here

313 Merch, the online clothing company launched by former SNOT/AMEN bassist John "Tumor" Fahnestock, have released a brand new t-shirt design called "KORN Gave Head to God". The design, which pokes fun at guitarist Brian "Head" Welch's recent departure from KORN in order to dedicate is life to Christianity, can be viewed at

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Former KORN Guitarist HEAD: 'There's Happiness After The Anger'

Billboard.com is reporting that former KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch spoke to the Bakersfield, California station KRAB-FM on Sunday (Feb. 20) regarding his decision to leave the group, citing a recent religious awakening. "I had it in my heart to come here and explain to you," Welch said. "I'm good friends with KORN. I love ...

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Guitarist HEAD Quits KORN, Dedicates Life To Christianity

MTV.com is reporting that guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, a founding member of KORN, has left the band and has rededicated his life to Christianity, according to the group's management. "KORN has parted ways with guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch, who has chosen Jesus Christ as his savior, and will be dedicating his musical pursuits to that ...

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FU MANCHU To Play Free Show In Newport Beach

FU MANCHU will play a free show at the Orange County Museum of Art on March 3 beginning at 8:00 pm. This show is being sponsored by Vans shoes and there will be a showing of '70s/80's skateboard culture. The Orange County Museum of Art is located at 850 San Clemente Drive in Newport Beach, ...

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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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DIAMOND HEAD: New Album Details Revealed

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD have made their new album, "All Will Be Revealed", available for order online via their official web site. "All Will Be Revealed" was produced by Brian Tatler and Karl Wilcox and is available in a limited tour edition. The track listing is as ...

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AC/DC: More 'Family Jewels' Details Revealed

Billboard.com has revealed more details about AC/DC's upcoming "Family Jewels" DVD, due March 29 in North America via Epic. Disc one focuses on AC/DC's Bon Scott-led period from 1975-1980, featuring videos for "High Voltage", "Jailbreak", "Let There Be Rock", "Walk All Over You" and "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)", among others. ...

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QUEEN Guitarist Growing Excited For Tour

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that QUEEN guitarist Brian May says he's growing more "excited" about the upcoming tour with FREE/BAD COMPANY vocalist Paul Rodgers as its start date draws closer. May told Britain's Uncut magazine, "As the tour approaches, it feels like my whole body and soul have been tipped upside down. It's now ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: New Album Available For Purchase Online

NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are aware that some people have experienced difficulties in obtaining the new album at the gigs. To overcome this, we have obtained 200 copies of the tour edition of the CD. This is the same as the CD being sold ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Says Audience Reaction Matters Most

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER are nominated for three Grammy Awards this Sunday night, including Best Rock Album for "Contraband", Best Hard Rock Performance for "Slither", and Best Rock Song for "Fall to Pieces". But despite the nominations, the album sales figures, and the hit status of "Fall to Pieces", lead guitarist ...

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FU MANCHU To Record ADOLESCENTS Cover

FU MANCHU are heading into the studio very soon to record a cover version of the ADOLESCENTS song "Things Start Moving". While in the studio, FU MANCHU are going to try and record a few new songs as well. In other news, FU MANCHU are scheduled to play a show in Los Angeles in March ...

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Doom Legends DREAM DEATH To Release Collection Of Rare Demos

Pittsburgh, PA's DREAM DEATH, who gained popularity among the metal underground in the Eighties, have returned to release "Back from the Dead" on Psychodoomelic Records. "Back from the Dead", compiled and produced by Mike Smail (currently in PENANCE, INTERNAL VOID and PENTAGRAM) is the official release of the three DREAM DEATH demos recorded in the ...

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Stage Diver At CLUTCH Concert Faces Eight Years In Prison

The Associated Press is reporting that a man charged with injuring two women when he dived off the stage at a heavy metal concert said he never realized someone in the crowd could be hurt. Joseph Seink wept Monday (Feb. 7) while testifying in his trial on two counts of felonious assault. Authorities say two ...

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SLASH Tapped As Musical Director Of GRAMMY AWARDS All-Star Performance

Ken Ehrlich, executive producer in charge of the Grammy Awards for Cossette Productions, has asked VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash to be the musical director for an all-star live performance of THE BEATLES song "Across the Universe" during the 47th annual Grammy Awards celebration. VELVET REVOLVER, U2 lead singer Bono, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Check In From MEGADETH Tour

NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD have checked in from their current European tour with MEGADETH: "Great to see that you are all enjoying the shows with MEGADETH so far, keep your comments coming, and send in any pictures or reviews that you may have for inclusion on the site. "As some of you will be aware, ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Announce New Bassist

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have announced the addition of bassist Brian Whited (ex-AVERNUS, DEAD SERENADE) to the group's ranks. "Brian has played with us occasionally in the past, and fits in very well with us both musically and personally," the band write on their web site. "We're pleased to have him back with us now, ...

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RUSH Post Tsunami Benefit Performance Online

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that RUSH have posted their performance from last month's Canada For Asia tsunami benefit online. The official Rush.com web site has a link to the new version of their 1977 hit "Closer To The Heart", which features fellow Canadians Ed Robertson of BARENAKED LADIES and actor Mike Smith, who's best ...

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