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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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WITCHERY: New Album To Feature Guest Appearances By SLAYER, MERCYFUL FATE, DARK ANGEL Members

Kerry King (SLAYER), Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE, FORCE OF EVIL, DEMONICA), Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) and Jim Durkin (DARK ANGEL) have recorded guest appearances on "Witchkrieg", the forthcoming album from Swedish metallers WITCHERY. WITCHERY's lineup reads like the who's-who of Swedish metal: Guitarist Jensen plays with THE HAUNTED; lead axeman Rickard Rimfält rocks for ...

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BRET MICHAELS Recovering From Emergency Surgery

Moments before singer Bret Michaels was to take the stage at the Sea World Amphitheater in San Antonio, the POISON frontman and "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant was rushed to the hospital with severe abdominal pains. After several tests and a CAT scan, Bret received news that he had an acute appendicitis and was immediately taken into ...

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DEMONICA Confirmed For Holland's ALCATRAZ METAL FESTIVAL

DEMONICA — the new project featuring MERCYFUL FATE guitarist Hank Shermann — has been confirmed for the third edition of the Alcatraz Metal Festival, set to take place on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Brielpoort in Deinze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: CIRRHA NIVA DEMONICA EPICA EVILE EVIL SHEPHERD GUNSLINGER KREATOR ...

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INHUMAN Frontman Pays Tribute To PETER STEELE

Vocalist Mike Scondotto of Brooklyn, New York's INHUMAN — the hardcore band featuring AGNOSTIC FRONT members Joseph James and Steve Gallo — has released the following statement: "As a fan of his for over 20 years, [the news of Peter Steele's passing] is hitting me pretty hard. "Literally one hour before I got the text ...

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WOLF: 'Hail Cesar' Video Released

"Hail Cesar", the new video from Swedish heavy metallers WOLF, can be viewed below. Commented guitarist Johannes "Axeman" Losbäck: "When approached by Morningstar Film Production to shoot a video for 'Hail Cesar', we were thrilled since we've never worked with them before. They had similar ideas as we did for a video since we wanted ...

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WOLF To Play Malaysia In May

Swedish metallers WOLF will co-headline the Kuala Lumpur Rock Festival in Malaysia on May 29. The festival will be held May 28-30 at the Merdeka Stadium. Says the band, "We are very excited and proud to bring the WOLF metal machine to our fans in Malaysia. See you front row!" WOLF has commenced the songwriting ...

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SEVENTH VOID: More Shows Announced

SEVENTH VOID — the new band featuring TYPE O NEGATIVE guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly — has scheduled the following dates: Mar. 06 - St. Pete Times Forum - Tampa, FL (immediately following Lightning - Thrashers game) Mar. 12 - The Platinum Lounge - Poughkeepsie, NY Mar. 13 - The Delancey - New ...

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DEMONICA: 'Demon Class' Video Released

"Demon Class", the new video from DEMONICA — the new project featuring MERCYFUL FATE guitarist Hank Shermann — can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Demonstrous", which is scheduled for release on February 26 via Massacre Records. The CD, which was made available in Japan on February 17, was recorded ...

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WOLF: In Writing Mode

Swedish metallers WOLF have commenced the songwriting process for their next album. According to the band, "Some solid ideas are taking form and the ViperStudio will soon burn with WOLF demos. Niklas [Stålvind; guitar/vocals] is on fire and when that happens, you gotta stand back. Johannes [Losbäck; guitar] will soon jump in the fire with ...

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DEMONICA: Another New Song Posted Online

DEMONICA, the new project featuring MERCYFUL FATE guitarist Hank Shermann, will release its debut album, "Demonstrous", on February 26, 2010 via Massacre Records. The CD, which will be made available in Japan on February 17, was recorded in the Bay Area, the Rocky Mountains and Copenhagen (Denmark), and was mixed at Flatline Audio in Denver, ...

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OVERKILL Frontman To Guest On FULL METAL JACKIE's Radio Show

Vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will guest on this weekend's (January 22-24) edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. The program will also feature the broadcast premiere of the track "The Manifest" from THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD's upcoming record, "Skepsis". To see a full list ...

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DEMONICA: 'Demonstrous' Track Listing Revealed

DEMONICA, the new project featuring MERCYFUL FATE guitarist Hank Shermann, will release its debut album, "Demonstrous", on February 26, 2010 via Massacre Records. The CD, which will be made available in Japan on February 17, was recorded in the Bay Area, the Rocky Mountains and Copenhagen (Denmark), and was mixed at Flatline Audio in Denver, ...

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PSYOPUS Guitarist Releases Instructional Book

Guitarist Christopher "Arpmandude" Arp of the Rochester, New York-based tech grindcore/hardcore outfit PSYOPUS has released a new instructional book, entitled "Exploding Fingers: Finger Tapping Mastery For The Electric Guitar". According to a postng on the PSYOPUS MySpace page, "The purpose of this book is to give its readers an extensive and thorough wealth of guitar-tapping ...

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WOLF Announces Swedish Mini-Tour

Swedish metallers WOLF have scheduled a mini-tour of their home country in April. The band states, "We couldn't afford a seven dates of hell tour, so we'll settle for three." The details are as follows: April 01 - Harry B James - Stockholm, Sweden April 02 - Club Monster - Gävle, Sweden April 03 - ...

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SEVENTH VOID: 'Last Walk In The Light' Video Released

"Last Walk In The Light", the new video from SEVENTH VOID — the new band featuring TYPE O NEGATIVE guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly — can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's debut album, "Heaven Is Gone", which sold around 1,800 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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Graphic Illustrator Talks To WMMR Radio Station About PANTERA Commemorative Issue Of REVOLVER

To coincide with the release of Revolver magazine's PANTERA/"Vulgar Display Of Power" commemorative issue — with cover artwork by award-winning graphic illustrator Tim Bradstreet — Philadelphia rock station WMMR interviewed Bradstreet about drawing the cover. Listen to the chat at this location. Revolver magazine's PANTERA/"Vulgar Display Of Power" commemorative issue is available on ...

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