Drummer BOBBY RONDINELLI Doesn't Consider BLACK SABBATH Heavy Metal

Veteran hard rock drummer Bobby Rondinelli (RAINBOW, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, BLACK SABBATH, THE LIZARDS) has told ElectricBasement.com that while he was behind the kit for BLACK SABBATH's "Cross Purposes" album and tour, he doesn't view the band as heavy metal. "I mean they’re heavy, but I always thought of [JUDAS] PRIEST as more metal," he ...

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OBITUARY: Music For New CD 'Close' To Being Done

OBITUARY singer John Tardy has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Donald [Tardy, drums], Al [West, guitar] and I finished another song the other day. We are real close to having the music done, just a few more songs, and we will be getting into the studio. Hopefully by January. "I ...

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KITTIE: New York City Appearance Cancelled

Despite last week's announcement to the contrary, Canadian metal band KITTIE will NOT be performing at the Machine party at the Snitch nightclub in New York City on Tuesday, December 7, according to a posting on the group's web site. KITTIE recently completed several months' worth of touring in support of their latest album, "Until ...

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GOJIRA Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

French extreme metallers GOJIRA have inked a deal with Listenable Records. The band, whose sound is said to be an "inhuman blend" of a somewhat insane MESHUGGAH and a slimy MORBID ANGEL will re-release their latest album, "The Link", with an additional bonus DVD in the spring. Their full-length DVD, "The Link Alive", will follow ...

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HELSTAR, CAGE To Perform In San Diego

Reunited '80s classic heavy metal legends HELSTAR, featuring vocalist James Rivera (DESTINY'S END, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, SEVEN WITCHES, DISTANT THUNDER), will be playing in San Diego, California on Friday, January 14, 2005 at the Brick By Brick club. Also appearing on the bill will be special guests CAGE, BROKEN FOUNDATION (featuring ex-PSYCHOTIC WALTZ drummer Norm ...

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TESLA Guitarist Announces New Year's Eve Concert

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon's KALEIDOSCOPE will be performing this New Year's Eve at at the Roadhouse in Sacramento, CA. Also appearing on the bill will be ROGUE and other special guests. Free champange toasts at midnight and party gifts. Party starts at 8 pm. $15 cover. KALEIDOSCOPE recently performed at an after-show party immediately following ...

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ENTOMBED: 'Unreal Estate' To Receive U.S. Release In February

Candlelight Records has set a February 22, 2005 as the US release date for ENTOMBED's "Unreal Estate", a special live recording of the band's now infamous sold-out performance at Stockholm's Royal Opera Hall. The beautifully packaged digipak release features an elaborate picture book that documents from start to finish the performance and its rehearsals. Photographer ...

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ALL SHALL PERISH Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

San Francisco Bay Area "melodic hardcore death metal" band ALL SHALL PERISH have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Hailing from Oakland, California, the group have previously shared the stage with such acts as DYING FETUS, SKINLESS, SIX FEET UNDER and MORTICIAN. The band's most recent album, "Hate.Malice.Revenge", which was previously only available in ...

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