HAVOCHATE: Former HADES Drummer Joins The Fold

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have announced the addition of drummer Ron Lipnicki (ex-HADES) to the group's ranks. HAVOCHATE are scheduled to release their sophomore effort before the end of the year in Europe and January 2005 in the U.S. The follow-up to last year's "This Violent Earth", ...

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FU MANCHU Tape SIRIUS Special

FU MANCHU guitarist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder taped an hour-long special on Sirius Satellite Radio that will air on October 20. The show is called "Contact High" with Bobby Black and will feature tunes from the group's latest CD, "Start the Machine", as well as music picked by the guys. FU MANCHU will ...

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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist's Siberia Tales

DEEP PURPLE are in the middle of a major Russian tour (14 dates plus three in Ukraine). Guitarist Steve Morse took some time off and wrote a few lines about the tour in Siberia, Russia. Here are a few excerpts: "Our first gig in Siberia went excellent. I love these people. Even the guy that ...

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BURST To Enter Studio In Early 2005

Sweden's BURST are writing material for the follow-up to "Prey On Life" (Relapse) and they hope to enter the studio in early 2005 to begin recording the effort for a summer release. In other news, Spanish label Throne Records will release the LP version of the CD "In Coveting Ways" in December. The album was ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Birthday Report From Cabo

According to a report at ZRock.com, VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar headed back to northern California yesterday after wrapping up a record-breaking six-night run at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas. Joined onstage each night by his beloved WABORITAS (drummer David Lauser, bassist Mona and guitarist extraordinaire Vic Johnson), Sammy spread ...

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SLASH Picks His Ultimate Compilation Guitar Mix CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash picked his ultimate compilation guitar mix CD in the November 2004 issue of Q magazine. The tracks he chose are as follows: 01. JIMI HENDRIX - Machine Gun 02. LED ZEPPELIN - No Quarter 03. AEROSMITH - Nobody's Fault 04. AEROSMITH/RUN DMC - Walk This ...

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MANTICORE Forced To Cancel Shows Due To Lineup Problems

Ohio-based black/death metal-merchants MANTICORE have had to unexpectedly drop out of their upcoming scheduled dates supporting MORTICIAN, AKERCOCKE, and VEHEMENCE in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Long Island, New York due to sudden lineup problems. Long-running U.S. black metal act ABAZAGORATH will replace MANTICORE at New York's upcoming Deathtoberfest, headlined by VITAL REMAINS, on Saturday, October ...

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SLIPKNOT: Live Special To Air On FUSE

On the last Friday of this month (Oct. 29), Fuse will be televising a one-hour SLIPKNOT live special. It will air at 9pm, right after their "Uranium Viewers' Poll" Special. The live footage was filmed at the Astoria Ballroom in the U.K. back on May 23, right before the release of "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal ...

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