THE DATSUNS Comment On Collaboration With Ex-LED ZEPPELIN Bassist

New Zealand-based quartet THE DATSUNS are currently recording their second album with producer John Paul Jones (ex-LED ZEPPELIN bassist) for a tentative late May release through Hellsquad/V2 Records. According to The New Zealand Herald, the recordings are taking place at Jacob's Studio, a residential farm in Surrey, about 50 minutes from London's Waterloo Station, where ...

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RAUNCHY Working On New Video

BLABBERMOUTH.NET-approved Danish metallers RAUNCHY are in the process of filming a video for the track "Watch Out" with Danish director Anders Morgenthaler (KASHMIR, JUNIOR SENIOR, THE BREAKERS, SUPERHEROES). "So far we can reveal that the video is a 100% animated," the band write on their web site. "So expect something different BUT yet brutal." "Watch ...

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SKINLAB Frontman Forges Ahead With Side Project

DEF IGNITION, the San Francisco Bay Area-based band led by SKINLAB's Steev Esquivel, have completed their lineup and are currently recording their first "official" demo. "Things are going fast," Esquivel said. "We're not wasting anytime with this. The plan is to have a record out this year. I'm not sure where it will end up, ...

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REGURGITATE Drop Off CENTINEX Tour

Sweden's REGURGITATE have been forced to drop off the upcoming Finnish mini-tour headlined by CENTINEX. A new support act will be announced shortly, according to a posting on CENTINEX's web site. In other news, CENTINEX's upcoming show in Borlänge, Sweden, which was previously scheduled to take place on February 6 at S2, will now take ...

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Former HYPNOSIA Drummer Dies Of Cancer

Former HYPNOSIA drummer Mikael Sjöstrand passed away on Thursday, January 8 after a battle with skin cancer. He was 27 years old. A highly acclaimed Swedish thrash/death metal act, HYPNOSIA split up in June 2002 after a seven-year existence that produced a seven-song EP (1999's "Violent Intensity", Iron Fist Productions) and one full-length album (2000's ...

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Girlfriend Of Ex-MEAT PUPPETS Bassist Says He's Being Mistreated While In Custody

Ruth Wilson, the girlfriend of former MEAT PUPPETS bassist Cris Kirkwood, has issued an update on his condition via the Cris Kirkwood Yahoo! group [email protected] Kirkwood, 43, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon at a federal facility for allegedly striking a security guard with the guard's baton after an argument over a parking ...

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