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Fiend Club Lounge

Live albums? Greatest-hits packages? Re-recorded "latest and greatest" cash grabs? Pffft. These are the tricks of rank amateurs. It takes a true metal marketing genius, one as cunning as he is shameless, one with absolutely no sense of "too much," to release an album of easy-listening Muzak renditio...
July 17, 2005
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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist JEFF YOUNG Discusses His Time With The Group

Blasting-Zone.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young. Several excerpts follow: Blasting-Zone.com: How did you become involved with MEGADETH? Jeff: "I was frustrated. I had been in L.A. for about four years and I was probably about a month to four month...
July 17, 2005
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LEAVES' EYES Frontwoman Working On New Solo Album

After reaching successful positions with LEAVES' EYES in the German charts, former THEATRE OF TRAGEDY frontwoman Liv Kristine is busy producing her second solo album. The much-anticipated follow-up to 1998's "Deus ex Machina" will be entitled "Enter my Religion" and will be released on Roadrunner Re...
July 15, 2005
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MÖTLEY CRÜE's SIXX: 'It's Important For Us To Put A Great Record Out'

MÖTLEY CRÜE's 55-date North American summer expedition — with openers Sum 41, THE EXIES and SILVERTIDE — is set to kick off July 27 in Sacramento, California. Bassist Nikki Sixx told MTV.com that the second time around the continent's going to similar to their last outing. "We'd initially planned on...
July 15, 2005
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TED NUGENT Sounds Off

Robert Winterode of the Rocky Mount Telegram recently conducted an hour-long interview with Ted Nugent about politics, music, and even Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Several excerpts from the chat follow: Nugent on hunting: "Certainly, there's a powerful folklore dynamic to a grizzly bear, an elephant...
July 11, 2005
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TANK Frontman Records Demo Versions Of 'Sturmpanzer' Album Tracks

According to a posting on the TANK "This Means War" web site, TANK bassist/vocalist Algy Ward was in the studio on July 5 recording five demo backing tracks for the group's upcoming album, "Sturmpanzer": "Sturmpanzer", "Baghdad City", "Before the Eyes of the World", "Remember" and the STATUS QUO cov...
July 11, 2005
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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN To Tour With KIRITO In August

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will do a tour of Japan with PIERROT lead vocalist Kirito. The two once shared the stage in 1999 when MEGADETH, PIERROT and MARILYN MANSON did a festival in Japan. The collaboration and unique chemistry between Marty and Kirito is eagerly anticipated by Marty...
July 10, 2005
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EUROPE Singer: 'We Have More Great Songs Than Just The Final Countdown'

On Track Magazine recently conducted an interview with EUROPE frontman Joey Tempest. Several excerpts from the chat follow: On Track Magazine: The new CD is called "Start from the Dark". I know it's been out in Europe for awhile and it was just released here [U.S.] in the beginning of June. Taking a...
July 10, 2005
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Research: Drivers Listening To Heavy Metal Twice As Likely To Go Through Red Light

RedNova News is reporting that a third of U.K. motorists are unable to concentrate on their driving as they endure the ear-bashing of heavy metal music. This is the conclusion of a poll by direct car retailer, Virgin Cars, which finds that heavy metal is the drivers' favorite despite being more dist...
July 8, 2005
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Poll: AEROSMITH, VAN HALEN, GN'R, METALLICA Among Greatest American Rock Bands Of All Time

AEROSMITH, VAN HALEN, GUNS N' ROSES, QUEENSRŸCHE, METALLICA, KISS and NIRVANA are among the top 20 greatest American rock bands of all time, according to the readers of USA Today. The winners were selected based on several factors, including influence, popularity/record sales, live performance, musi...
July 6, 2005
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Issue VI

It's quite simple really; those who enjoy the razor-sharp, precision thrash of bands like THE HAUNTED (such as myself) should at least be able to appreciate the unbridled fury of Germany's DEW-SCENTED (as I can). On album number six ("Issue VI"),DEW-SCENTED churns out another quality modern thrash...
July 2, 2005
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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'I Am A Full-On Metal Fan At Heart'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently gave an interview to his official web site regarding his recent and upcoming activities. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Q: First of all tell us about your live plans this summer. All we have on the site are the dates and a little about t...
July 1, 2005
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ILL NINO Slam SOULFLY Guitarist MARC RIZZO: 'Stop Crying Already!'

ILL NINO have hit back at former guitarist Marc Rizzo over his assertion that the band use backing tapes during their live performances and that he gave the group's lead singer, Cristian Machado, a "beatdown" after Machado allegedly "talked shit" about Rizzo's current band, SOULFLY, from the stage w...
June 30, 2005
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SOULFLY Guitarist: ILL NINO 'Fake' Live Performances By Playing To A Tape

Metalrage.com recently conducted an interview with SOULFLY/ex-ILL NINO guitarist Marc Rizzo. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Metalrage.com: There's been this quote going around that Max Cavalera has labeled the new album "a calm and peacefull album." Explain to me what a calm SOULFLY albu...
June 29, 2005
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BYZANTINE: 'Serpents' Enhanced Feature Revealed

When the new BYZANTINE album drops on July 12, many fans will be treated to a CD containing an enhanced feature never utilized before in heavy metal. This CD, "…And They Shall Take Up Serpents" (Prosthetic Records),will feature complete note-for-note guitar transcriptions, in both standard musical...
June 28, 2005