Former BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Members Join Forces In VIOLENT STORM

VIOLENT STORM is the name of a new band founded by world-renowned bassist Mick Cervino (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT). Described as "a sonic barrage of stunning vocals, ripping guitars, relentless bass, and pounding drums, anchored around solid songwriting you won't soon forget," VIOLENT STORM's current lineup is completed by vocalist Yves Seguin (ex-LAST CALL, DRAGON ...

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MACHINE HEAD Comment On 'Burn My Eyes' Anniversary Show

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have commented on their upcoming 10th anniversary of their highly acclaimed debut offering, "Burn My Eyes". The band will celebrate the occasion by treating their fans to a special, one-night-only performance of the album in its entirety on August 8 at the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia. ...

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BALLISTIC: In Writing Mode

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis (ex-DEUCE, TENSION, WARDOG) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Well, we're in writing mode big time, got a song called 'Sonic Massacre' that will hit harder and faster than Blaze Bailey's well deserved black eye. The children are turning out heavier and darker than the last ...

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BUTTONHOOK Postpone West Coast Tour

BUTTONHOOK, the Atlanta-based band featuring former NEUROTICA guitarist Mike Gaudreau and ex-DEN OF THIEVES singer Roman Carson, have postponed their previously announced West Coast tour "due to circumstances beyond their control," according to a statement from the group. "The band will return to Atlanta on July 28, 2004. Vocalist Roman Carson will be seeking the ...

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Former KITTIE Members To Collaborate On New Material

Former KITTIE members Fallon Bowman (guitar) and Talena Atfield (bass) will be collaborating on new material for Bowman's solo project AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT, according to a posting on Fallon's web site. "I think it will be good," she writes. "I go through these times where riffs just happen. Other times, nothing. I'm sure every musician knows ...

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PROTOTYPE Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA V Pre-Show Party

Los Angeles-based progressive thrash metal band PROTOTYPE will headline the ProgPower USA V pre-show party in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 16, 2004. This annual event is marked by attendance of festival-goers as well as all of the bands from the actual festival for a meet-and-greet. Other bands appearing on the bill are ENERTIA (NY), MAGISTRAL ...

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MONSTER MAGNET: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for MONSTER MAGNET's upcoming U.S. tour. Here is how the group's schedule is shaping up so far: Aug. 27 - Seaside, NJ @ Green Room Aug. 28 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Nightclub Aug. 29 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Aug. 31 – Chicago, IL @ Double ...

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YYRKOON: New Album Delayed

French thrash/death metallers YYRKOON have pushed back the release date of their third album, "Occult Medicine", to October 2004. The CD, which will come out through Osmose Productions, was recorded and mixed at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark and features 12 "madness songs" with a "horror/fantastic" theme. A bonus video will be filmed soon and ...

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