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DOWN Completes Work On New EP

DOWN has completed work on its new EP for an early 2014 release. The CD was recorded at singer Philip Anselmo‘s New Orleans studio, Nodferatu’s Lair and is the second in a series of EPs to be released over the next few years, each touching on a different aspect of the band’s sound. Speaking about the band’s new material, DOWN guitarist Pepper …

OZZY OSBOURNE/FIREWIND Guitarist GUS G. Signs Solo Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G. has signed a worldwide solo deal with Century Media Records. Well known in rock and metal circles for his work as OZZY OSBOURNE‘s guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, Gus G. will make his solo debut with the release of “I Am The Fire” in spring 2014. Says Gus G. of the signing: “Loyalty is a very important …

ANTHRAX Has Seven New Songs Arranged Musically

According to a post on the official web site of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, drummer Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello and Ian are “working hard” on material for the next ANTHRAX album. Ian writes: “We’ve had a couple of writing sessions and things are moving along well — fast for us, actually. We’ve got seven songs arranged musically and we’re getting together again in a week and a half.” …

PEPPER KEENAN Says DOWN Will Begin Recording New EP Next Week

On October 1, Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas conducted an interview with DOWN guitarist Pepper Keenan for the “Metal Hammer” radio show on TeamRock Radio. DOWN will enter singer Philip Anselmo‘s New Orleans studio, Nodferatu’s Lair, on Monday, October 7 to begin recording a new EP that is tentatively due in early 2014. Speaking about the band’s new material, Pepper said: “It’s kind of slight continuation of the first EP, but …

ANTHRAX Begins Writing New Album

ANTHRAX has officially commenced the songwriting process for the band’s next studio album, tentatively due in 2014. Guitarist Scott Ian tweeted this past Saturday: “Today [drummer Charlie Benante] and [bassist Frank Bello] are coming over to start writing for the next record. The few skeletons that are rattling around sound vicious!” Benante recently spent time …