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TOMAS LINDBERG Says He Had Nothing In Common With THE CROWN

In a recent interview with Holland's Lords of Metal, former AT THE GATES/current THE GREAT DECEIVER frontman Tomas Lindberg spoke very openly about his relatively brief tenure as the singer for the now-defunct Swedish thrashers THE CROWN. "They see life in a totally different way than I do," Lindberg said. "Totally opposite [to] how I ...

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Ex-HEAVENLY Members Form New Band, Seek Singer

Former HEAVENLY members Frédéric Leclercq (guitar), Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (bass) and Maxence Pilo (drums) have announced plans to form a new band. "We are currently looking for a singer, influenced by Dio, [John] Corabi, [David] Coverdale, [Graham] Bonnet, that kind of guys," the group write in a statement. "You may ask yourself (and you're absolutely right), ...

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KARMAKANIC To Release 'Wheel Of Life' In June

KARMAKANIC, the progressive Swedish band featuring Jonas Reingold and Zoltan Chorsz from THE FLOWER KINGS alongside former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Goran Edman, will release their sophomore album, "Wheel of Life", on June 7 through Regain Records. Described as a cross between YES, DREAM THEATER and KING CRIMSON, KARMAKANIC were honored with the prize for best ...

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Force Of Evil - FORCE OF EVIL

He's been mocked to within an inch of his dignity down the years, but one thing that King Diamond has is presence — loads of it, from his window-shattering, off-the-scale vocals, to that fucking big crucifix of bones that seems to travel everywhere with him. What's more, for as many as there that scoff at ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Visit Sailors On The USS NIMITZ

The progressive metal band QUEENSRŸCHE has scheduled a special visit on its spring 2004 tour. Vocalist Geoff Tate, guitarist Michael Wilton, bass guitarist Eddie Jackson, drummer Scott Rockenfield and guitarist Mike Stone will visit sailors on the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California, on April ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO Jams With ANDREW W.K.

CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist Alexi Laiho joined ANDREW W.K. onstage during the latter's concert in Milwaukee Friday night (April 23) for a special rendition of "She Is Beautiful". Commented Andrew: "We were playing in one of the downstairs rooms [at the Rave/Eagles Club], and upstairs there was another show. ICED EARTH and CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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SCAR CULTURE Hard At Work On New Material

The Brooklyn-based SCAR CULTURE have been busy writing the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, "Inscribe". The as-yet-untitled CD will be the group's first to feature new vocalist Roman Garbacik. Guitarist John Conley commented: "Sorry it's been so long since the last update but we've been extremely busy getting the new material in shape. I ...

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INDREAD COLD: New Video Posted Online

INDREAD COLD, the Polish band consisting of former members of DARZAMAT, MASTIPHAL, ECLIPSE and CHORT, have uploaded their video for the song "No Dreams Undreamt" at this location (15.1 MB). "No Dreams Undreamt" comes off the group's debut album, "Underaba", which will soon be released through BlackDoom Records, the British label co-founded by ...

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STRATOVARIUS Begin Recording New Album

STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson has posted the following message in the band's official forum: "This is a sort of informal update. "I went to Helsinki, basically to try and help with anything I could. Am here now. "Jörg Michael will play on the next STRATOVARIUS record (as he is very good of course, and there ...

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KELLY KEELING Checks In From The Road

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM), who is currently touring the U.S. as part of guitarist George Lynch's (ex-DOKKEN) solo band, has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, as usual, so much to say and no time. Our tour bus ...

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Sonic Firestorm - DRAGONFORCE

If you're big on impassioned warbling, fluttering keyboards and perma-galloping rhythms, the question is why go for DRAGONFORCE's second album specifically? Can it bring fresh joys to your record collection? The answer is, well, yes, although not — in the spirit of this breed of dramatic metal — a resounding yes to be trumpeted from ...

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Guitarist KELLY HAYES Quits COLD

Guitarist Kelly Hayes has left COLD and has been temporarily replaced by Matt Laughran, formerly of the pre-COLD outfit GRUNDIG. "Yes, it is true," COLD frontman Scooter Ward confirmed in a posting on the band's official message board. "Kelly has left us. and instead of canceling the tour we got Matt to fill his position ...

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MEGADETH Reissues To Feature Plenty Of Bonus Material

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Droogies! "Today I officially finished the last song of MEGADETH and am on to the MD.45 record. "The news is that excluding 'Risk' which will only have two, every other record is going to have four bonus tracks. I enjoyed ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Forever Wild' DVD Details Revealed

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has uploaded the cover image for his upcoming DVD, "Forever Wild", at his official web site. Check it out here. As previously reported, "Forever Wild" is scheduled for release on June 1 through Eagle Vision Entertainment. The complete track listing for the disc is as follows: Main ...

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LAMB OF GOD Drummer Issues Band Update

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has issued the following update regarding the band's recent sand upcoming activities: "What's new everyone? Lot's going on over here. We have been keeping our heads very low at home writing the new CD, but things are a whirlwind around us. We've almost completed the writing and it feels ...

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ICED EARTH: 'Gettysburg' DVD Update

JAG PANZER guitarist Mark Briody has issued an update on ICED EARTH's much-anticipated "Gettysburg" DVD, which he is currently producing for his recently formed video production company. According to Briody, "the DVD is still in production so don't look for it in the stores just yet. It's coming out very cool. [ICED EARTH mainman] Jon ...

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AETERNUS Name New Album

AETERNUS mainman Ares has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Yes, well, this is not something huge really... Considering the fact that we are basically into making new songs and so forth and nothing else I guess we should share whatever we do within our work, making songs for our 6th ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'I Am Not Looking For A New Record Label'

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued a statement refuting reports that he is currently looking for a new record label. Bach's statement comes one day after BLABBERMOUTH.NET re-published an online posting from Trustkill Records owner Josh Grabelle in which Grabelle implied that Bach had semi-seriously inquired about signing with Trustkill during ...

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