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SCARS ON BROADWAY's DARON MALAKIAN Has His 'Say'

The Pulse of Radio reports that SCARS ON BROADWAY, the new band from SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan, had the biggest new song at rock radio last week with "They Say", the first single from the group's self-titled debut album. Malakian told The Pulse of Radio that the song ...

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BATTLELORE Utilizing Session Drummer For Summer Dates

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE has issued the following update: "Henri [Vahvanen, drums] is going on vacation, and won't be able to play all of BATTLELORE's shows this summer. But no worries, we have a great session drummer all trained and ready to kick some asses with us! Timo [Honkanen, bass] and Maria's [keyboards] bandmate ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Singer Comments On INKED Magazine Cover Story

IN THIS MOMENT vocalist Maria Brink is featured on the cover of Inked magazine's music issue, which can currently be found on newsstands. The singer opened her heart and soul to the magazine, which resulted in a massive six-page feature. The in-depth article covers her life story, including her troubled past and how she overcame ...

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BLUE YSTER CULT Drumming Legend ALBERT BOUCHARD: New Interview, Performance Footage

Ken of MetalFanzine.net conducted an interview with drumming legend Albert Bouchard from BLUE YSTER CULT last Saturday night, April 26 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Watch the 30-minute chat below. Also available is video footage of Albert singing original BLUE YSTER CULT classics "Dominance & Submission" and "Godzilla" with his latest project, the nine-piece ...

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BATTLELORE: 'Bigger And Better Than Ever Before'

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE recently entered Sound Supreme Studios in Hmeenlinna, Finland, with producer Janne Saksa to begin recording its fifth album, tentatively titled "The Last Alliance". Regarding the group's new material, keyboardist Maria said, "[the new tracks will] be bigger and better than ever before. We have put a lot of thought into ...

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'Hottest Chicks In Metal' Revealed

For those who like their women heavily tattooed and pierced with a loud Gibson guitar in their hands, Revolver magazine has once again revealed the "The Hottest Chicks in Metal" in its June 2008 issue, on sale Tuesday, April 22. They've all posed for new photos shot especially for the magazine. Led by TV fixture ...

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IN THIS MOMENT To Play Free Show In Austin

California-based female-fronted band IN THIS MOMENT will play a free, Monster Energy-sponsored concert on Saturday, March 15 at Red 7 (Patio Stage) in Austin, Texas (during the South by Southwest music and media conference). The Monster Energy "day party" will take place between 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and will also feature AT ALL COST, ...

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Former DRAIN STH Bassist Joins OPIATE FOR THE MASSES

Former DRAIN STH bassist Anna K. (full name: Anna Kjellberg) has joined the Los Angeles-based rock/metal band OPIATE FOR THE MASSES. "Together with Jimmy Kaufman, Ronny Underwood and Seven Antonopoulos, I have spent the last half of 2007 finishing up the new album, 'Manifesto', to be released early this summer by Century Media Records," says ...

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Former DRAIN STH Drummer Doesn't Rule Out Reunion

Autona magazine recently conducted an interview with former DRAIN STH drummer Martina Axén, who more recently spent time as the lead singer for SUPERFIX (the aborted project also featuring former DRAIN STH bassist Anna Kjellberg) and SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY. The question-and-answer session follows: Autona: You recorded two excellent albums [with DRAIN STH] and ...

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Former DRAIN STH Drummer Releases New Solo Track

Former DRAIN STH drummer Martina Axén, who more recently spent time as the lead singer for SUPERFIX (the aborted project also featuring former DRAIN STH bassist Anna Kjellberg) and SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, has posted the demo version of a new solo track, "Ghost of Me", on her MySpace page. The song, which features a guest ...

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IN THIS MOMENT To Play Free Live Interactive Show

Currently touring the U.S. with OZZY OSBOURNE and ROB ZOMBIE, Los Angeles-based up-and-coming metal act IN THIS MOMENT will perform a free live interactive show at DeepRockDrive this Sunday, November 25, 2007. You can watch it from anywhere in the world right on your computer, so don't miss the chance to see frontlady Maria Brink ...

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OPETH To Begin Recording New Album Tomorrow

OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt has issued the following update: "On October 28 at 9:20 AM my wife gave birth to our second daughter, Mirjam Ebba Maria Åkerfeldt. She is so beautiful, just looking at her brings me to tears! Who'd known that I, a bum from the Stockholm suburbs would be the father of two ...

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GOD FORBID: European Tour Video Report Posted Online

New Jersey metallers GOD FORBID have posted a four-minute "behind-the-scenes" report from the band's European tour with DEVILDRIVER. Watch it below. As previously reported, GOD FORBID will support UNEARTH at two East Coast dates in December. The band has also scheduled a headlining show in West Springfield, Virginia. The details are as follows: Dec. 05 ...

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GOD FORBID Announces East Coast Shows with UNEARTH

New Jersey metallers GOD FORBID will support UNEARTH at two East Coast dates in December. The band has also scheduled a headlining show in West Springfield, Virginia. The details are as follows: Dec. 05 - Jaxx – West Springfield, VA Dec. 07 - Mainstage - Pompton Lakes, NJ (w/ UNEARTH) Dec. 08 - The Living ...

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LILLIAN AXE: First Two Albums To Be Reissued

Metal Mind Productions will re-release the first two albums by LILLIAN AXE"Lillian Axe" and "Love and War" — on November 19 in Europe (January 22 in the U.S. via MVD). "Lillian Axe" — the debut album from 1988 — includes 10 electrifying compositions, showcasing a variety of emotions, gathered in heavy rocking tracks ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: Video Interview, Acoustic Performance Available

A five-minute IN THIS MOMENT EPK (Electronic Press Kit) featuring interview footage and clips from an acoustic performance that took place at the Capitol Records building in Hollywood, California can be viewed below. Video footage of IN THIS MOMENT performing the song "Daddy’s Fallen Angel" at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, New York during the ...

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LILLIAN AXE: New Audio Interview Posted Online

The latest episode of "Talking Metal" features an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with Steve Blaze of LILLIAN AXE. The episode also features an interview Strigl and co-host John Ostronomy conducted with ROXBURY members Paris Bierk, W. Cody, The Mayor, and Corey. Topics include IRON MAIDEN, ODIN, RUSH, VAN HALEN, and MTV "Cribs". The 90-minute ...

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LILLIAN AXE To Support ALICE COOPER In October

LILLIAN AXE will support ALICE COOPER on four dates in October. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Sep. 29 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA Oct. 01 - Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA Oct. 02 - HOB 5th Ave Stage - San Diego, CA Oct. 04 - Launch Pad ...

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Signed METALLICA Guitar Auctioned For VH1 Save The Music Foundation

A Gibson guitar signed by METALLICA was among the items auctioned on Thursday, September 20 as part of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation 10th anniversary gala, which celebrated ten years of successfully restoring music education programs in public schools across the country. The event, hosted by Maria Menounos, featured performances by John Mayer, Jon ...

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