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STONE SOUR Releases Part One of Two Album Series Today

Stone Sour will release part one of a two album series, House of Gold & Bones, on Roadrunner Records today, October 22, 2012. Singer, songwriter and lyricist Corey Taylor, himself a bestselling author courtesy of last year’s Seven Deadly Sins, wrote the lyrics for the 23 tracks that make up House of Gold & Bones as a linear storyline, which follows the compelling story …

In-depth Interview with OPETH; Challenge Offered to Audience Member

The members of Opeth were recently interviewed at length by Roy Kristensen and Alexander Skottene Twiss of Norway’s Imhotep Productions. They talk about balancing rock life with personal life, dealing with loud audience members during quiet songs, and much more, including a truly horrifying challenge Mikael Åkerfeldt offered to an audience member, so take some time and watch the whole thing. We’ve got Part …

Guitarist AC ALEXANDER Featured on ‘Betcha Can’t Play This!’ Segment

Guitar World Magazine’s latest installment of  their popular ‘Betcha Can’t Play This!’ segment featuring up-and-coming guitarist AC Alexander (LIZZY BORDEN, HATETIMESNINE) can now be viewed below. Alexander caught the eye of vocalist Parramore McCarty (WARRIOR, STEVE STEVENS’ ATOMIC PLAYBOYS) in 2003 after he had placed first in the Guitar Center’s ‘Guitarmageddon’ competition in San Diego, CA.  …

First Photo of New Evile Lineup

British thrashers EVILE recently announced their new bassist, Joel Graham, who joins the band following the tragic death of their late bassist, Mike Alexander.  Graham previously played in Yorkshire metal band RISE TO ADDICTION, who recorded for Mausoleum Records. View the first new photo of EVILE featuring the new line-up: New EVILE bassist Joel Graham …

Evile Open Up About Mike Alexander’s Passing

British thrashers EVILE have given their first interview since the passing of their bassist and friend, Mike Alexander, on tour in Sweden on October 5th, 2009.  Mike was 32 years old. In their first interview since the tragic incident, EVILE members Matt Drake, Ol Drake and Ben Carter speak exclusively to Metal Hammer in the …

Evile Unveil Tribute Website to Bassist Mike Alexander

Britain’s EVILE have unveiled a tribute website to their late bassist, Mike Alexander, who tragically passed away on October 5 while the band were on tour in Sweden. The website includes news, information and photos of Mike, the option to make a donation to aid Mike’s family, and a book of condolences for anyone to …

Sugar Red Drive Survive Car Accident

Early Sunday morning on October 25, the van carrying members of SUGAR RED DRIVE was involved in a serious accident near Kalamazoo, MI. The vehicle hit a guardrail, spun out, and flipped over. Miraculously, no one was killed. Bass player Dave Alexander suffered the most serious injuries, breaking his arm, dislocating his elbow, and also …

Destruction to Dedicate Set at Damnation Festival to Mike Alexander

German thrash titans DESTRUCTION will dedicate their set at Damnation Festival 2009 in Leeds, UK to EVILE bassist Mike Alexander, who tragically passed away on October 5 while on tour in Sweden.  The festival will take place at Leeds University Union this Saturday, 24th October. EVILE lead guitarist Ol Drake will make a guest appearance …

Evile Bassist Mike Alexander Tragically Dies On Amon Amarth Tour

EVILE has announced the tragic and untimely passing of bassist Mike Alexander just days into the band’s European tour with AMON AMARTH. EVILE’s Mike Alexander was suddenly taken ill and rushed to hospital, but tragically passed away in Lulea, Sweden. Michael Alexander – June 22, 1977 – October 5, 2009 EVILE members Matt Drake, Ol …

Evile Guitarist and Bassist Cruise New York City

On their recent press trip to New York City from the UK to promote their new album, Infected Nations (Earache), EVILE guitarist Ol Drake and bassist Matt Alexander ventured off to see some of the city’s best gear-centric destinations, including Guitar Center and Sam Ash. Watch the young thrashers’ adventures in the Big Apple here.

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