DEF:IGNITION: More Details Revealed

More information has surfaced about DEF:IGNITION, the new San Francisco Bay Area band fronted by SKINLAB singer Steev Esquivel. Joining Steev in the new group are ex-UNDER/VICE guitarist Jack Cargile, former DEFIANCE/UNDER bassist Mike Kaufmann and ex-UNDER drummer Hugo. According to Esquivel, the band's original material "is killer… Killer choruses, music is solid… Everyone that ...

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ZWAN Confirmed For Germany's ROCK AM RING, ROCK IN PARK Festivals

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals, scheduled to take place ...

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CITADEL Sign With LOW FREQUENCY RECORDS

Finnish power metal act CITADEL have signed a four-album deal with Finland's Low Frequency Records. The quartet will enter Popstudios (DEMIGOD) on April 4 to record their as-yet-untitled debut album, due at the end of the summer. Mastering will take place at Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussila. According to an official press release, "CITADEL's strength ...

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MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: U.S. Dates Announced

MESHUGGAH have announced the tentative dates for their forthcoming U.S. headlining tour. Support at all shows will come from STRAPPING YOUNG LAD. The tentative dates are as follows: Apr. 25 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland Apr. 26 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Apr. 27 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom Apr. 29 - San Francisco, ...

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Former MISERY INDEX Man To Provide Vocals For Next PSYCHOTOGEN CD

Baltimore-based technical death metal band PSYCHOTOGEN have recruited Mike Harrison (ex-MISERY INDEX) to provide vocals and lyrics for the band's upcoming second release, "The Calculus of Evil". PSYCHOTOGEN had previously planned on using DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN frontman Greg Puciato on the forthcoming CD, a plan which has since been abandoned. PSYCHOTOGEN will record "The Calculus ...

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PASSENGER: First Music Posted Online

Sweden's PASSENGER, the new project featuring IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Friden, ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE drummer Patrik J. Sten, GARDENIAN guitarist Niclas Engelin (ex-IN FLAMES), and HEADPLATE bassist Håkan Skoger, have posted a track called "In Reverse" at this location. "In Reverse" comes off the group's forthcoming, self-titled effort, due in late April through Century ...

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Former MASTER Drummer Resurfaces In The Revamped DIAMOND REXX!

Bill Schmidt, former drummer for the Illinois-based death metal pioneers MASTER, has resurfaced in the revamped lineup of DIAMOND REXX. DIAMOND REXX, whose roots go back to the cock-rock days of the mid-'80s and who once packed venues around the country, reformed in 2001 and issued a comeback album, "The Evil", last November through Phoenix, ...

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