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THREAT SIGNAL Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

Drummer George Parfitt has left Canadian metallers THREAT SIGNAL in order to focus on his family life. A replacement drummer has already been found in the shape of Norm Killeen. As previously reported, THREAT SIGNAL frontman Jon Howard is rumored to be collaborating with FEAR FACTORY members Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar) and Raymond Herrera (drums) ...

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TANK: 'Live And Rare' Track Listing Revealed

Soundhouse Records, the new London-based label started by Cliff Evans, guitarist for the UK bands TANK and KILLERS, has set an October 15 release date for the new TANK collection entitled "Live and Rare". The CD will include nine tracks from the band's 1981 tour supporting MOTÖRHEAD, four 1981 studio demos (containing material that was ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Star Rocks Hall

Express & Star reports that LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant was one of a number of stars who came together at Town Hall in Birmingham, England last night to pay tribute to Midlands music legends. Plant graced the stage alongside funnyman Jasper Carrott and rocker Bev Bevan of '60s band THE MOVE at ...

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PRONG Mainman Discusses 'Power Of The Damager'

Alex Zander of MK magazine recently conducted an interview with PRONG mainman Tommy Victor. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: MK: How did [Monte Pittman, guitar] come into the whole picture? How did you cross paths with someone like Monte Pitman? Victor: Actually it was through Ivan de Prume who initially ...

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TANK: 'Live And Rare' Due This Month

Soundhouse Records, the new London-based label started by Cliff Evans, guitarist for the UK bands TANK and KILLERS, has set an October 15 release date for the new TANK collection entitled "Live and Rare". The CD is expected to include nine tracks from the band's 1981 tour supporting MOTÖRHEAD, four 1981 studio demos (containing material ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman Talks Horror Movies

Gore/splatter film fan site OhMyGore.com recently conducted an interview with CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth. An excerpt from the chat follows: OhMyGore.com: Are horror movies, and in particular Italian horror movies, an inspiration sources for CRADLE OF FILTH's imagery, video clip and gigs? Dani: "Horror movies feature quite prominently in the inspirational ...

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MINISTRY & CO-CONSPIRATORS To Release 'Cover Up' In April

Al Jourgensen's band MINISTRY may be releasing their final studio album — "The Last Sucker" — on September 18 on 13th Planet/Megaforce Records, but that doesn't mean Jourgensen is saying good-bye to the inside of a recording studio. As a matter of fact, Jourgensen plans to spend significantly more time in the studio doing what ...

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Some Enchanted Evening - BLUE ÖYSTER CULT

It's one of those moot points that'll get any music message board worth its salt into a good and ugly debate, but I hold fast to the idea that if BLUE ÖYSTER CULT had imploded like BLACK SABBATH Mark I did, at the end of the 1970's, we'd talk about the former with the same ...

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Bleed the Fifth - DIVINE HERESY

FEAR FACTORY and BRUJERIA co-founder Dino Cazares is about to kick the world's ass on his own terms as guitarist/bassist for an explosive vehicle called DIVINE HERESY. Enlisting the services of super drummer Tim Yeung (HATE ETERNAL, VITAL REMAINS), and versatile vocalist Tommy Vext, Cazares went about the business of making a debut album that ...

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CHRIS CORNELL: More Headlining Tour Dates Announced

Former AUDIOSLAVE/SOUNDGARDEN vocalist Chris Cornell has announced the following headlining dates: Sep. 15 - Carson, CA - Home Depot Center Sep. 25 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre Sep. 26 - Regina, Saskatchewan - Conexus Centre of the Arts Sep. 28 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Prairieland Park Sep. 29 - Edmonton, Alberta - River ...

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MINISTRY: 'End Of Days Countdown Video #3' Posted Online

MINISTRY has posted the "End of Days Countdown Video #3" on its YouTube channel. Watch the clip below. MINISTRY mastermind Al Jourgensen has revealed the band's lineup for its final tour, which is expected to kick off early next year. It is as follows: Al Jourgensen - Vocals Jimmy DeGrasso (MEGADETH, Y&T, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) - ...

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MINISTRY: More 'Cover Up' Album Details Revealed

According to MTV.com, MINISTRY has set "Cover Up" as the title of its upcoming CD of covers — some new, some old. The disc will feature numerous guests, including STATIC-X's Wayne Static (singing "I Want You [She's So Heavy]" by THE BEATLES); CHEAP TRICK's Robin Zander (singing GOLDEN EARRING's "Radar Love"); FEAR FACTORY's ...

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CLIFF BURTON Tribute Concert in Sweden Announced

NUTELLICA, GRAVEMACHINE, AGE OF FURY, FOUREVER, FAITH and ELOHIM have been confirmed for the tribute concert to late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton, "With Cliff In Our Mind" (poster), which will be held on September 29 at at the Gyllene Rasten restaurant/bar in Dörarp (outside Ljungby), Sweden. Tickets will be available through the Swedish/Nordic ...

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MINISTRY: 'End Of Days Countdown Video #2' Posted Online

MINISTRY has posted the "End of Days Countdown Video #2" on its YouTube channel. Watch the clip below. MINISTRY mastermind Al Jourgensen has revealed the band's lineup for its final tour, which is expected to kick off early next year. It is as follows: Al Jourgensen - Vocals Jimmy DeGrasso (MEGADETH, Y&T, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) - ...

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MINISTRY: New Song Available For Download

After 27 years, 11 studio albums, four Grammy nominations, and plenty of pain, MINISTRY mastermind and industrial metal pioneer Al Jourgensen will lay his longtime band to rest. Indeed, September 18's "The Last Sucker" will be MINISTRY's final all-new studio release and will be followed by a 2008 farewell tour, and plenty of free time ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Talks SOUNDGARDEN

Patrick Douglas of The Culture Shock recently conducted an interview with former AUDIOSLAVE/SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: The Culture Shock: I saw you with AUDIOSLAVE a couple of times and the last one was during the leg where you were incorporating some SOUNDGARDEN songs into it. ...

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MINISTRY's Final Release Will Be An All-Covers Record

MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen has revealed to Germany's Metal Hammer magazine that the group's previously announced "final" album, "The Last Sucker", will be followed by an all-covers release, tentatively due in 2008. According to Jourgensen, the as-yet-untitled effort will contain "a lot of different cover songs from various bands," some of which have ...

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'Death' Rapper NECRO Leaves SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND Tour

Rapper Ron Braunstein, better known by his stage name NECRO, has officially left the Sounds of the Underground tour. Commented NECRO: "I decided to leave the tour collectively with my manager and booking agent (both tour organizers) because we felt the tour's demographic was not receiving hip hop well. I was facing hostile, disrespectful crowds ...

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NEMHAIN Announces New Lineup, Schedules Tour Dates

NEMHAIN, the British band featuring ex-CRADLE OF FILTH/AT THE GATES drummer Adrian Erlandsson and his wife, fetish model Morrigan Hel (a.k.a. Amber England), has issued the following update: "Massive apologies to everyone who was expecting to see NEMHAIN play in Prague. We had to cancel the show at the last minute as we lost both ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY Jams With AC/DC Members In Poughkeepsie

Guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, DORO) has issued the following update: "I was invited up to play 'Highway To Hell' with Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams of AC/DC [on Saturday, July 21] at the Chance in Poughkeepsie. I was not planning on going anywhere tonite, but decided to head out at the last minute. ...

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