JASON NEWSTED's PAPA WHEELIE Project: New Songs Posted Online

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, have posted three new tracks recorded at Newsted's The Chophouse studio in October 2003. Commented Jason: "The noisiest metal on two wheels is alive ...

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GREEN CARNATION Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-12, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): BRAINSTORM BUSTA ...

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JASON NEWSTED At NAMM: Photos Available

Chophouse Records has posted a bunch of photos of former METALLICA/current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted appearing at this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, Ca. on Saturday (January 17). Check them out here. As previously reported, Jason has officially joined the Honorary Board of Directors of Little Kids Rock, an innovative non-profit organization that ...

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DEICIDE: DVD Preview Posted Online

Earache Records has posted a preview of the upcoming DEICIDE DVD, "Behind the Scars - Under The Skin Of Deicide", to be released with the special edition of the group's new album, "Scars Of The Crucifix". Check it out here (Quicktime required). "Scars Of The Crucifix" was recorded at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: MEGADETH's Songs Don't Represent Me At All

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has elaborated on his previous announcement that he had turned down an offer to rejoin a reunited MEGADETH alongside frontman Dave Mustaine, drummer Nick Menza and bassist David Ellefson. Asked by a fan on his web site to "quit bullshitting around for two weeks" and help Mustaine complete the previously ...

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KATAKLYSM Confirm Record-Launch Showcases

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have confirmed two record-launch showcases for the new album "Serenity in Fire" in late March. The details are as follows: Mar. 25 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge (w/ DYING FETUS) Mar. 27 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda (w/ MARTYR, LIVA) KATAKLYSM's new album, "Serenity In Fire", is due ...

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G3 2003 CD Track Listing Revealed

According to a posting at Guitar Alchemy, Tower Records.co.jp have published what is believed to be the final track listing for the upcoming G3 2003 CD. Scheduled for release in Japan on February 25, the set will apparently be issued as a one-CD package, despite earlier statements by Joe Satriani indicating that the ...

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Bassist RUSSELL BERGQUIST Leaves ANNIHILATOR

Bassist Russell "The Woodsman" Bergquist has left Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR for "personal" reasons. "I would like to wish the rest of the guys the best of luck with the new album and thank everyone for the support over the five years I was in the band," Russell said in an official statement. Added ANNIHILATOR mainman ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Split With Bassist, Announce Temporary Replacement

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have parted ways with bassist Andreas Eriksson. According to a post on the band's web site, Andreas "left the band due to other commitments. The vacant bass player position will be handled on a stand-in basis by our demon-director and good friend, Glenn Sykes of REGURGITATE. He'll fill in ...

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