VENOMOUS CONCEPT: The Rebirth Of Two-Finger Punk Rock

Former BRUTAL TRUTH vocalist Kevin Sharp has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET with an update on VENOMOUS CONCEPT, his new project with MELVINS/FANTOMAS guitarist Buzz Osborne as well as NAPALM DEATH members Shane Embury (bass) and Danny Herrera (drums). As previously reported, VENOMOUS CONCEPT will be performing at the Double Door in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, February 13 ...

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EROTIC LIQUID CULTURE Ink Deal With VIASTAR HOLDINGS

EROTIC LIQUID CULTURE, the melodic hard rock group featuring vocalist David Van Landing (ex-MSG) plus former CRIMSON GLORY members Jon Drenning (lead guitar), Jeff Lords (bass) and Ravi Jakohtia (drums), has inked a deal with Viastar Holdings Inc. Viastar acquired Quadra Records, which released the group's self-titled debut album in the U.K. in 1996, as ...

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APPICE/BAIN/CAVAZO Supergroup To Collaborate With BONHAM Singer

The new band featuring drummer Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH, DIO), bassist Jimmy Bain (ex-DIO, RAINBOW) and guitarist Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) are scheduled to do some writing with vocalist Chas West (BONHAM) this week, an informed source has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. It is not presently clear if West will become a permanent member of this as-yet-unnamed ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Debut To Receive U.S. Release

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE), will release their debut album on January 26 through Escapi Music in coordination with Navarre Distribution. "Compared to my previous projects, ...

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MNEMIC To Support SOILWORK In The U.K.

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will support SOILWORK on their upcoming U.K. tour. The dates are as follows: Feb. 24 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City Feb. 25 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse Feb. 27 - Bradford, UK - Rio Feb. 28 ...

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G3 2004 European Tour Dates?

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN fan site Guitar Alchemy has posted what are believed to be the tentative dates for the upcoming G3 2003 tour of Europe, featuring Malmsteen, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. They are as follows: Mar. 14 - Macumba - Madrid Mar. 15 - Sala Gares - Pamplona Mar. 16 - Bikini Club ...

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EVERGREY Begin Work On New Album

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY are back in the studio working on songs for their fifth CD, tentatively titled "The Inner Circle". The new album will be produced by singer Tom Englund and guitarist Henrik Danhage and engineered by Arnold Lindberg. A spring release through Inside Out Music is expected. In the meantime look for ...

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Report: Civil War History Set To Heavy Metal

Christina Kauffman of York Sunday News reports that for those who like to serve their Civil War history with a dose of heavy metal music, Indiana-based ICED EARTH has released "The Glorious Burden", a 12-track compact disc that highlights historic moments using an electric guitar. A self-proclaimed history buff from an early age, ICED EARTH ...

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IN FLAMES: Swedish Dates Announced

Sweden's IN FLAMES have lined up the following gigs during the coming weeks: Feb. 13 - Jönköping, SWE - Popstad 2004 Apr. 16 - Göteborg, SWE - Lisebergshallen Apr. 18 - Stockholm, SWE – Arenan IN FLAMES will release their new album, "Soundtrack To Your Escape", on March 29. The follow-up to 2002's "Reroute To ...

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