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PHANTOM-X: Demo Tracks Available For Download

PHANTOM-X, the new project featuring OMEN singer Kevin Goocher along with guitarist Russell D. Contreras (TYR), bassist Glenn Malicki (STRANGERS) and drummer Danny White (ASKA), have uploaded their three-song demo at their official web site. The demo, which was engineered and produced by Sterling Winfield (DAMAGEPLAN, KING DIAMOND, PANTERA), includes the tracks "Storms ...

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GODHEAD Frontman Records Song For Tsunami Relief Fund

GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller has written a song about the tsunami tragedy and is currently assembling a group of musicians to record the song, with all proceeds from the recording to be donated to the relief funds. Commented Miller: "In the days after the tsunami hit the coasts of Southeast Asia, I like most people ...

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SKINLESS Announce New Singer, Prepare To Hit The Road

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have announced the addition of singer Jason Keyser (DETRIMENT) to the group's ranks. Keyser, brother of SKINLESS bassist Joe Keyser, joins the band as the replacement for longtime vocalist Sherwood Webber, who left the group in November in order "to pursue other interests." A photo of SKINLESS' new lineup can ...

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DOMAIN: Korean Edition Of New Album To Feature Bonus Track

The Korean version of DOMAIN's upcoming CD, "Last Days Of Utopia", will feature the bonus track "Only You Can", guitarist Axel Ritt's very own interpretation of the main theme of famous Korean TV series "Winter Sonata". The group's Korean label, Melodic Heaven, will also re-release "One Million Lightyears From Home" (2001), "New Horizons" (EP, 2001), ...

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ALTARIA: Hard At Work On New Material

Bassist Marko Pukkila of the Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA has revealed in an online posting that he and drummer Tony Smedjebacka have been busy writing and pre-producing material for the third ALTARIA album. "So far we have come up with a few great tunes and it looks like the third, as-yet-untitled album will be heavier ...

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Graveyard Statue Honors Late RAMONES Legend

The Associated Press is reporting that late punk guitarist Johnny Ramone is being immortalized with a bronze statue at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Ramone, co-founder and guitarist of THE RAMONES, was 55 when he died of prostate cancer on Sept. 15, 2004, at his Los Angeles home. The statue is near the grave of bandmate ...

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GODHEAD: Special Hollywood Show Announced

GODHEAD will be appearing at the Whisky A Go Go on January 20, 2005. Support at the show will come from LOSER (featuring ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5) and THE DREAMING (featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall). GODHEAD are currently writing and recording their new album at frontman Jason Miller's Central Command Studios in ...

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THE RED DEATH Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has officially inked a worldwide deal with the upstate New York metal band THE RED DEATH. Having previously released a six-song EP with Crooked Halo Records, band's first full-length album is scheduled to hit stores in the spring/summer of 2005. THE RED DEATH just finished up recording at Indie Audio in Syracuse, ...

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SHADOWS FALL Drummer Reports From DIMEBAG's Funeral

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has issued the following report from the funeral services and public memorial for slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, which were held on Tuesday (Dec. 14) in Arlington, Texas: "I have just gotten to my computer today after returning home from Dimebag Darrell Abbott's funeral and I wanted to share ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Pays Tribute To DIMEBAG DARRELL

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "This is unbelievable. To sit here and talk about Darrell in the past tense seems so wrong, so unfair, so unjust, I don't even know what to say. My heart goes out to Vinnie, to their families, to ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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DROWNING POOL: Starting All Over

DROWNING POOL guitarist C.J. Pierce recently spoke to Carolyn Lamberson of The Register-Guard about rebuilding the band following the death of lead singer Dave Williams in August 2002 due to an undiagnosed heart condition. Regarding Williams' replacement, Jason "Gong" Jones, Pierce said, "He's a super nice guy, he's got a big heart. But ...

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ATOMIZER's HEALEY Co-Writes Song With PUNGENT STENCH

ATOMIZER bassist/vocalist Jason Healey has co-written a song with PUNGENT STENCH for an "ATOMIZER vs PUNGENT STENCH" seven-inch single that should emerge sometime next year. "It's not a typical ATOMIZER or PUNGENT track," Healey writes on ATOMIZER's web site. "[It's] very 'traditional' '80s black-thrash kinda stuff, but with a tongue-in-cheek kinda aura. The two tracks ...

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