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STAIND Frontman Goes Country On 'Town Line' Solo Debut

Country music comes naturally for Aaron Lewis. It's something the STAIND frontman grew up with. It's something that he comes back to. It's something that inspires him. It's something that's in his blood. Hints of that are present in the stripped honesty and acoustic melodies of STAIND hits such as "Outside", "It's Been Awhile" and ...

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SEVENTH VOID: New Video Interview

Sonic Shocks recently conducted an interview with SEVENTH VOID — the new band featuring TYPE O NEGATIVE guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. SEVENTH VOID had its debut album, "Heaven Is Gone", released in Europe on November 26 via Napalm Records. The ...

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STAIND Frontman Interviewed By WAAF's MISTRESS CARRIE (Video)

Mistress Carrie of the Worcester/Boston, Massachusetts radio station WAAF conducted an interview with STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis at "The Hill-Man Morning Show"'s 20th-anniversary bash at Ned Devine's at Faneuil Hall in Boston on September 21. You can now watch the chat below. Lewis was out in the Middle East for a week in September, performing ...

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Update On KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE DVDs (Video)

A video update from Danish singer King Diamond regarding the long-awaited KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE DVDs, as well as KING DIAMOND's future plans, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed by Germany's Rock Hard magazine on September 27, 2010 in King's homebase of Frisco, Texas. The MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND DVDs will ...

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KATATONIA: New Video Interview

Hank Pearl of TheDailyRock.com conducted an interview with guitarist Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström and vocalist Jonas Renkse of Sweden's KATATONIA before the band's September 17, 2010 performance at Reggie's Rock Club in Chicago, Illinois. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. KATATONIA kicked off its North American tour — dubbed "Night ...

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LORDI Drummer Gets The Ax For Unmasking Himself

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI have released the following statement: "It is our unfortunate task to inform that Kita [drums] is no longer a member of LORDI. "Kita has made a decision to pursue his own career publicly as himself, without his alter ego Kita. This is in direct conflict with one of the cornerstones ...

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ARSON ANTHEM: New Song To Be Premiered On FULL METAL JACKIE's Radio Show

ARSON ANTHEM — the project featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) on guitar, Mike IX Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo (PONYKILLER) on bass — will release its full-length debut, "Insecurity Notoriety", on October 12 via Anselmo's Housecore Records. The CD's title track, "Insecurity Notoriety", ...

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SEVENTH VOID Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

SEVENTH VOID — the new band featuring TYPE O NEGATIVE guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly — has inked a deal with Napalm Records. The group's debut album, "Heaven Is Gone", will be made available in Europe at the end of November. Commented Johnny Kelly: "It's been a long time coming! I'm thrilled that ...

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STAIND Vocalist Headed To Middle East

According to The Pulse of Radio, STAIND vocalist Aaron Lewis will kick off a solo acoustic tour on October 7 in Boston, but before that Lewis is leaving this weekend for another trip much further away. "I go over to the conflict in the Middle East very soon, and I'll be over there for a ...

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STAIND Frontman Unveils Solo Acoustic Dates

According to The Pulse of Radio, STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis has announced the dates and venues for his fall solo acoustic tour, which will begin on October 7 in Boston and end four weeks later on November 2 in Abilene, Texas. Unlike previous solo excursions by Lewis, he'll hit theaters and clubs this time instead ...

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TKO Booking Agency Founder Succumbs To Cancer

The Kirby Organization (TKO) has announced the passing of their founder and chairman, Dave Kirby, who succumbed Saturday to a prolonged battle with prostate cancer. Dave was diagnosed in 2009, and upon receiving the news that his condition was inoperable and terminal, elected to take a backseat in the control of the company in order ...

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WITCHERY: 'Conqueror's Return' Video Released

"Conqueror's Return", the new video from Swedish metallers WITCHERY, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Witchkrieg", which sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 84 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the ...

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DEMONICA Performs Live For The First Time; Video Available

DEMONICA — the new project featuring MERCYFUL FATE guitarist Hank Shermann — made its "official" live debut on August 6, 2010 at Lakei in Helmond, The Netherlands. The band also played a "secret" show the night before in Copenhegen, Denmark. Video footage of both performances can be viewed below. More clips from the Helmond concert ...

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ARSON ANTHEM To Release 'Insecurity Notoriety' In October

ARSON ANTHEM — the project featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) on guitar, Mike IX Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo (PONYKILLER) on bass — will release its full-length debut, "Insecurity Notoriety", on October 12 via Anselmo's Housecore Records. "I'm not sure what it is... ...

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Witchkrieg - WITCHERY

There is always some bated breath involved when a new WITCHERY album is about to drop. It's not like the all-star quintet has ever disappointed, but the bar was set so high with the raw thrash power of those first three albums in particular that I'm always wondering whether the other shoe will drop. It ...

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SLAYER Guitarist KERRY KING Featured In New WITCHERY Video

"Witchkrieg", the new video from Swedish metallers WITCHERY, can be viewed below. The clip, which was shot in early May in Stockholm, Sweden, was filmed, directed and produced by Daniel Larrson and AT THE GATES/THE HAUNTED guitarist Anders Björler (At The Gates Productions). Additional scenes featuring Kerry King of SLAYER were filmed in early June ...

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WITCHERY: 'Witchkrieg' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Witchkrieg", the new album Swedish metallers WITCHERY, sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 84 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the ...

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STAIND To Begin Work On Next Album This Fall, Says Singer

According to The Pulse of Radio, STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis has finished work on his long-in-the-making debut solo album, but doesn't expect to release it until after the next record from STAIND arrives. Lewis told The Pulse of Radio that he wants to finish out STAIND's current recording contract before putting out his own project. ...

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TOMMY LEE To Star In 'Californication' Episode

According to TVGuide.com, MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will star in an episode of the Showtime hit TV show "Californication". The 47-year-old drummer will play a singer who has an encounter with Hank (David Duchovny) while performing at a hotel bar. Lee joins previously announced Season 4 guest stars Rob Lowe and Lenny ...

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DEMONICA Signs North American Deal With GIDDY UP! RECORDS

DEMONICA — the new project featuring MERCYFUL FATE guitarist Hank Shermann — has inked a North American deal with Giddy Up! Records. The band's debut album, "Demonstrous", is being released domestically on June 8. "We are very excited to have inked a deal with GiddyUp! Records," states Shermann. "We are looking forward to working with ...

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