ALEX SKOLNICK To Sit Out TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Tour

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has announced his decision not to participate in this year's TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA tour. The following is Alex's official statement on the matter: "It is with mixed emotions that I announce my decision to not participate in this year's TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA tour. It has been an honor to be a part ...

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BIOHAZARD: DVD, Possible Live Album On The Way

BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "Wazzup! Danny from BIOHAZARD here, just wanna post a new update and let everyone know what's going on with us. Right now we're getting to work on the DVD. Problem is, we have so much material it might have to ...

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UNIDA Announce Los Angeles Gig

UNIDA, the band featuring former KYUSS vocalist John Garcia, will be playing at The Garage in Los Angeles on October 17. Also appearing are FATSO JETSON and FAMILY BUTCHER. UNIDA have yet to secure a release for their much-anticipated full-length CD, which was originally completed in May 2001 while the band were part of the ...

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CROWBAR Change Album Title, Set Tentative Track Listing

New Orleans-based sludge-meisters CROWBAR have changed the working title of their forthcoming CD to "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden" from the previously announced "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War". The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form" was recorded in Louisiana with producers Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, ...

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SPIRAL ARCHITECT: We Have Not Broken Up!

Norwegian progressive metallers SPIRAL ARCHITECT have posted the following message on their official web site: "We have received lots of mail lately asking if we have broken up or are not going to release a new album. The answer to that is that we are very much alive and will definitely record a new album. ...

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THE 69 EYES: Riding High On Finnish Chart

THE 69 EYES' "best of" CD, "Framed In Blood - The Very Blessed Of The 69 Eyes", has spent the past two weeks at position No. 6 on the Finnish Album chart after being released on September 26 through Gaga Goodies/Poko Rekords/EMI. The group's first-ever DVD, "Helsinki Vampires", was issued the same day. "Framed In ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Manager Publishes Tell-All Autobiography

Don Arden, one of the earliest and most notorious managers of the rock 'n' roll era and father of Sharon Osbourne, wife/manager of former BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne, has just published his autobiography via Robson Books in the U.K. Dubbed the "Godfather Of Rock" and the "Al Capone of Pop" by the world's press, ...

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HELL ON EARTH Stage Concert, Sans Suicide

The Tampa Tribune reports that Florida shock-rockers HELL ON EARTH played Sunday night (October 12), but the promised suicide of a terminally ill fan on stage still didn't happen. The concert at the Liar's Club in Tampa attracted about 20 fans. Outside, police and television crews waited for the suicide that didn't happen. The band ...

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LORD BELIAL: Original Drummer Returns To The Fold

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL have been rejoined by original drummer Micke Backelin. The band's previous skinsman, Daniel Moilanen (half-brother of former SHOTGUN MESSIAH guitarist Harry K. Cody), left the group in early October, less than four months after being recruited to replace Backelin. No reason was given for his departure. As previously reported, LORD ...

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