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THE HAUNTED Singer To Guest On PREACHER EP

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving is in talks to record a guest vocal track on the upcoming EP from the Vancouver-based metal band PREACHER. The disc, which is tentatively due later in the year, will also include guest appearances by guitarist Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) and drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND, GOD AWAKENS ...

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VENOM's CRONOS: 'DAVE GROHL's Not A Rock-Star Dick'

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently spoke to Rock Sound magazine about his involvement with the PROBOT project, the one-off metal album put together by ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl. "Fuck, [Dave] is a totally down-to-earth guy, not a rock-star dick or nothing!" Cronos said. "We were hanging out an and having beers ...

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INFINITED HATE Sign With DISPLEASED RECORDS

Dutch "extreme death metal" act INFINITED HATE, featuring members of SINISTER and HOUWITSER, have inked a two-album deal with Displeased Records. The group will enter AM studios in Gouda, Holland shortly with producer Andre van de Ree to record their full-length debut, "Revel In Bloodshed", due later in the year. Artwork for the forthcoming album ...

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TWISTED SISTER's SNIDER Speaks: Audio Available

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has posted another "audio" installment of his regular online update, "Dee Speaks", at this location. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the band's current status, the group's plans to re-record their entire "Stay Hungry" album to mark its 20-year anniversary, Dee's VAN HELSING'S CURSE ...

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FEAR FACTORY: New Tour Report Posted Online

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has posted the following tour report on the band's official web site: "Aussie, aussie, aussie! OI, OI, OI!!! "The Big Day Out in Melbourne had the biggest turn-out on record. The grounds were teaming with people, like army ants en masse. It was really something to see. We went ...

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DEATH BY DAWN: New Photos Posted Online

A bunch of recent live and rehearsal photos of DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX/BOLT THROWER frontman Martin Van Drunen, have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, a recently recorded DEATH BY DAWN demo track, entitled "Legal Usury", has been posted online in MP3 format ...

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SAMMY HAGAR, AEROSMITH To Perform In 'CMT Crossroads' Episode

According to CMT.com, former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar and AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and will join country singer Toby Keith as the performers in a "CMT Crossroads" episode, which airs live on Saturday (Jan. 31). Keith will also be joined by Willie Nelson, members of RUN DMC and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, ...

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EROTIC LIQUID CULTURE Ink Deal With VIASTAR HOLDINGS

EROTIC LIQUID CULTURE, the melodic hard rock group featuring vocalist David Van Landing (ex-MSG) plus former CRIMSON GLORY members Jon Drenning (lead guitar), Jeff Lords (bass) and Ravi Jakohtia (drums), has inked a deal with Viastar Holdings Inc. Viastar acquired Quadra Records, which released the group's self-titled debut album in the U.K. in 1996, as ...

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NAMM 2004: Even More Photos Posted Online

Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH, Dan Donegan of DISTURBED, DOPE, DROWNING POOL, KORN, Paul Stanley of KISS, SLAYER, SLIPKNOT, STATIC-X, SLAVES ON DOPE and Michael Anthony of VAN HALEN were on hand for the NAMM convention on Saturday (January 17) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Check out pictures from Wire Image. ...

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Bassist RUSSELL BERGQUIST Leaves ANNIHILATOR

Bassist Russell "The Woodsman" Bergquist has left Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR for "personal" reasons. "I would like to wish the rest of the guys the best of luck with the new album and thank everyone for the support over the five years I was in the band," Russell said in an official statement. Added ANNIHILATOR mainman ...

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ATTACKER Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE II Festival

Reunited New Jersey metal legends ATTACKER have been confirmed for this year's Keep It True II festival, set to be held on April 10 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The complete list of bands scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: MANILLA ROAD HALLOWEEN BLITZKRIEG CLOVEN HOOF ATTACKER WIZARD ELIXIR MAJESTY DARK QUARTERER ...

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BLO.TORCH To Take Part In Battle Of The Bands

Dutch death metallers BLO.TORCH have been selected to participate in the prestigious "Grote Prijs Van Zuid-Holland" competition, an annual event for regional bands in all genres. This event is an initiative of "De Zuid-Hollandse Popunie", an organization which promotes music from the Zuid (Holland) region, BLO.TORCH are the featured "Band of the Month" on the ...

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DEATH BY DAWN: More Live Dates Announced

DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX/BOLT THROWER frontman Martin Van Drunen, have lined up the following dates: Jan. 24 – Nordhoff –Neuenkirchen, GER May 14 – Talentschuppen – Steinfurt, GER (w/ CONTRADICTION) As previously reported, a recently recorded DEATH BY DAWN demo track, entitled "Legal Usury", has been posted online ...

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Report: DAVID LEE ROTH To Get His Own Vegas Show

The adult revue "X" co-producer Angela Sampras tells The Las Vegas Sun that she and partner Bobby Boling are not looking to incorporate former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth into their existing show, as the paper had earlier reported. "We are creating a whole new show for David," Sampras said. And regarding Roth's poorly ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Reunion Not On The Horizon

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar was featured in the "At Home" section of the Friday, December 26, 2003 edition of the USA Today national newspaper. Asked about a VAN HALEN reunion, Hagar said it's not on the horizon, but he reiterated a posting he made to his web site about a recent dinner in ...

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SUN CAGED Announce New Drummer

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED, who feature in their ranks STAR ONE keyboardist Joost van den Broek, have announced the addition of drummer Roel Van Helden to the group's ranks. The 23-year-olf Van Helden, a student at the academy of music in Tilburg, Netherlands, joins the band as the replacement for Dennis Leeflang, who left ...

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AYREON: More Guest Musicians Announced

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), have invited the following guest instrumentalists to contribute to the group's new album, "The Human Equation", due in May 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label: Oliver Wakeman on keyboards: "Arjen has played guitar on some of Oliver's work, and they've been good friends ever since," reads ...

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