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Founding ROUGH SILK Guitarist Dies

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Unfortunately I have some very sad news. Hilmer Staacke, the original guitar player of ROUGH SILK died yesterday He had asthma from birth and unfortunately didn't survive the last episode. I don't know any ...

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ROSE HILL DRIVE Sign With MEGAFORCE RECORDS

Boulder, Colorado's ROSE HILL DRIVE have inked a deal with Megaforce Records. The band will release their first self-titled EP on June 6 Megaforce/Sci Fidelity, to be followed by a full-length studio album on August 22. ROSE HILL DRIVE's accomplishments in the music world are as stellar and intense as their performances. ROSE HILL DRIVE ...

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CAMP FREDDY Perform At NYC's Times Square: Video Available

A video clip of CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" group featuring guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) alongside VELVET REVOLVER members Matt Sorum (drums), Scott Weiland (vocals) and Duff McKagan (bass), performing a cover of CHEAP TRICK's "Surrender" at an exclusive General Motors event on April 11 at Hard Rock Cafe ...

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CATHEDRAL: European Festival Appearances Announced

Mighty doom icons CATHEDRAL have confirmed the following European festival appearances: Apr. 15 - Oslo, NOR @ Inferno Festival Jun. 08 - Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival Jun. 09 - Donington, UK @ Download Festival Aug. 15 - Budapest, HUN @ Sziget Festival CATHEDRAL's new album, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", was released in ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN: New Live And Studio Albums On The Way

Guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY, UFO) and his band COSMOSQUAD will be appearing at the Baked Potato, 3878 Cahuenga Blvd. W. in Universal City, CA this Saturday, April 1 for a double header. The first set kicks off at 9.30pm. States Kollman: "We'll be recording for a solo live album, with our good friend ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Guitarist Throws 40th Birthday Bash: Photos Available

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell celebrated his 40th birthday at a private party in Los Angeles Saturday night (March 18). Attending the event were a number of well-known musicians from the hard rock/heavy metal world, including Lemmy and Mikkey Dee (MOTÖRHEAD), Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), C.C. Deville (POISON), Warren DeMartini (RATT) ...

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DIABOLIC INTENT Complete Work On Third Album: Audio Available

Florida extreme metal three-piece DIABOLIC INTENT have finished recording their third album at Dark Angel Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa. Entitled "The Cold Path of Man", the new CD is said to be "uninfluenced by American mixing and recording techniques" and "offers a new diverse sound for extreme metal," according to a press release. "The ...

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The Garden of Unearthly Delights - CATHEDRAL

Some things in life, you can depend on. A CATHEDRAL album is usually one of them. Dave Patchett art, Lee Dorrian's mad warble, delightfully silly movie samples, and most importantly, lurching, fetid SAB grooves grinding in first gear across the English countryside in varying degrees of doominess. Though they set an early benchmark for harrowing ...

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VALUME NOB In Talks With DEMOLITION RECORDS

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, are in talks with England's Demolition Records about the release of their already-completed full-length debut, entitled "Residue and Bones". If all goes well, the album could be released as early as March. The upcoming CD will include a track entitled "The 8 ...

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RATT Guitarist Performs With CAMP FREDDY IN Las Vegas

RATT guitarist Warren DiMartini joined CAMP FREDDY onstage at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday (Dec. 4) for a rendition of RATT's "Round and Round", with Mark McGrath (SUGAR RAY) handling lead vocals. Commented CAMP FREDDY guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION): "Warren and I actually figured out the harmony solo parts and it ...

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CATHEDRAL: European Tour Postponed

According to a posting on the Nuclear Blast web site, CATHEDRAL have postponed their previously announced European tour until February. Support on the trek will come from GRAND MAGUS and ELECTRIC WIZARD. CATHEDRAL's schedule currently only contains the following U.K. dates with CRADLE OF FILTH: Dec. 01 – Southampton, UK - Guild Hall Dec. 02 ...

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METALJAM 2005 Details Announced

The third-annual MetalJam, "MetalJam 2005", will take place on Saturday, October 22 at Hogue Barmichaels in Newport Beach, CA. MetalJam 2005 features local musicians jamming together to benefit Cure Autism Now, a non-profit organization of parents, clinicians and leading scientists committed to accelerating the pace of biomedical research in autism through raising money for research ...

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CATHEDRAL: No Bonus Track On Japanese Release

Contrary to previous reports, the Japanese version of the new CATHEDRAL album, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights" — which is scheduled for release on October 26 — will NOT include a bonus track. The CD will be issued in North America in January. More details about the Japanese version of the CD can be found ...

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CATHEDRAL To Support CRADLE OF FILTH On U.K. Tour

British doomsters CATHEDRAL have been confirmed as the main support act for CRADLE OF FILTH on their upcoming U.K. tour. The dates are as follows: Dec. 01 – Southampton, UK - Guild Hall Dec. 02 - Norwich, UK - UEA Dec. 03 - London, UK - The Forum Dec. 05 - Cardiff, UK - University ...

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