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MORTAL SIN: New Live Photos Posted Online

HailMetal.com has uploaded several photos and a review of reunited Australian metal band MORTAL SIN performing live at The Corner Hotel, Richmond in Melbourne, Australia last Friday (June 11). Check it out here. As previously reported, MORTAL SIN will release a DVD of their first show back on the road (March 5, 2004 ...

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PRIMORDIAL Singer Leads BATHORY Tribute At Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS Festival

PRIMORDIAL's Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill fronted a special tribute to BATHORY's Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg at Ireland's Day of Darkness festival on Saturday, June 12. Nemtheanga was joined for the impromptu performance by a host of artists from Ireland's tight-knit black metal scene. The hastily assembled tribute was conceived just 24 hours before the event, with the ...

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POISON Frontman To Perform At COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION Festival

Bret Michaels of POISON fame and occasional country crooner, will perform at CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair Sunday night (June 13) at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee with Capitol Nashville artist Chris Cagle. "This is what CMA Music Festival is all about," said CMA Executive Director Ed Benson. "Exciting and fresh musical collaborations." "The fact that ...

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UFO: Rescheduled U.S. Dates Announced

UFO have announced the rescheduled dates for their U.S. tour. They are as follows: Sep. 22 - Baltimore MD - Thunderdome Sep. 23 - Glenside PA - Keswick Sep. 25 - Hampton Beach NH - Hampton Beach Casino Sep. 26 - Sayerville NJ - Starland Ballroom Sep. 28 - Pittsburgh PA - The Rex Theater ...

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THE HAUNTED Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have signed a worldwide, multi-album deal with Century Media Records. The band has already completed work on their highly anticipated, as-yet-untitled, fourth album which will be released this fall. Commented guitarist Anders Björler: "We are happy to have chosen Century Media for the next couple of albums. Century Media is a ...

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Veteran Rock Drummer CARL PALMER Jams With MOTÖRHEAD Offspring

Tryst Williams of The Western Mail is reporting that veteran rock drummer Carl Palmer (ELP) treated students at a school in South Wales to a percussion lecture and workshop during a recent visit. Teacher Richard Thomas, who helped arrange the visit to Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School, Beddau, near Pontypridd, said, "The day was superb, Carl ...

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AGENT STEEL: 'Kicking It' In Amsterdam

AGENT STEEL guitarist Juan Garcia has issued the following update: "Greetings metalheads? Juan from AGENT STEEL here kickin' it in my second fave city in the world Amsterdam of course. I attended the Rock Hard Festival this past weekend and let me tell you MACHINE HEAD kicked some serious ass....good to see Phil Demmel from ...

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KILL II THIS Enter Studio To Record Their Final Album

Britain's KILL II THIS are currently recording their fifth — and final — album, "Requiem", tentatively due in September. Commented mainman/guitarist Mark Mynett: "Basically, everyone in the band is moving on, in one way or another. Speaking for myself, I want to move away from writing in the style and genre of KILL II THIS, ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Lines Up Acoustic Shows

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell has taken up residency at the Finn McCool's bar in Santa Monica, Ca., where he regularly plays acoustic shows with P.J. Smith to jam and try out new material. Vivian and P.J. usually play there every Thursday evening, but it's possible they skip a week every now and then, according ...

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LAST CRACK: Interview To Air On Madison's WJJO 94.1 FM

Reunited Midwest hard rockers LAST CRACK will be doing an hour-long interview and premiering songs from their latest demo on WJJO 94.1 FM (Madison, WI) on Sunday, June 13 at 9:00 p.m. with rock journalist Susan Masino. You can call in with your questions at 608-321-0941 the night of the show. In other news, LAST ...

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Watch THE JACK Cover AC/DC's 'Long Way To The Top'

"It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)" is the lead track from the new Australian film "Thunderstruck" performed by THE JACK — an Australian supergroup of sorts made up of Phil Jameson (GRINSPOON), Janet English (SPIDERBAIT), Davie Lane (YOU AM I), Kemstar (1200 TECHNIQUES), Travis Demsey (ex-LIVING END) and ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer Makes Surprise Appearance At LONDON GUITAR SHOW

IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson made a surprise guest appearance with MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and guitarist Phil Hilborne at the London Guitar Show this past weekend, according to MaidenFans.com. The special performance, which took place on Sunday, May 9, at The Wembley Conference Centre, featured Dickinson singing lead on several classic rock covers, including ...

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TRENT REZNOR: TAPEWORM Is Dead

NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor has officially confirmed in an online posting that the much-hyped TAPEWORM project — which was to feature contributions from A PERFECT CIRCLE/TOOL frontman Maynard Keenan and PANTERA's Phil Anselmo, among others — will probably never see the light of day. Asked by a fan for an update on the ...

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RUSH Drummer Inks Endorsement Deal With SABIAN Cymbals

Sabian, the world's leading cymbal manufacturer, has added legendary drummer Neil Peart of RUSH to its stellar line-up of artists who play Sabian cymbals, according to an official press release. Aside from switching exclusively to Sabian, Peart has also created his own signature line of Sabian cymbals, titled Paragon, that has led the company to ...

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Swedish Thrashers DENATA Split Up

Swedish thrashers DENATA have officially split up after releasing three full-length albums. "April 25 the day we never thought would come… but it did," the band write on their web site. "The lack of inspiration has been overwhelm[ing] the last months and our motto has always been to do what we do because it's fun. ...

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MACHINE HEAD's PHIL DEMMEL: 'I'm Living Large'

MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel has told the Contra Costa Times that touring with a bunch of family men in their 30s is much different than it was a decade-and-a-half ago when he first hit the road as a member of the legendary Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE. "Everybody's married, nobody does drugs, we only drink ...

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MORTAL SIN Seek Management, Record Deal

Reunited Australian metal band MORTAL SIN are on a worldwide search for management. The band are happy to take care of their affairs in Australia, but need European or American representation and/or distribution for the band's upcoming DVD release and recording of the next album. The group would also be interested in hearing from prospective ...

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