ZANDELLE: Ex-OCTOBER THORNS Drummer Joins The Fold

Ex-OCTOBER THORNS drummer Joe "Jofu" Cardillo has officially joined the ranks of New York's ZANDELLE. After having played a number of shows with the band this year (following the departure of Bob Delmini), Jofu and the members of ZANDELLE (who had been friends for many years) have agreed that the union should be a permanent ...

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Former HALFORD Guitarist Adds Dates To Clinic Tour

Former HALFORD/current PAINMUSEUM guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak has added more dates to his two-part series of heavy metal guitar clinics across Guitar Center, Sam Ash and Independent locations. Metal Mike's Flurry Of Black Notes Clinic Tour 03/04 is a celebration of metal guitar. Metal Mike will perform selections from his solo catalogue, answer questions & ...

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MOONSPELL, ENSLAVED Confirmed For Spain's PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL

MOONSPELL and ENSLAVED have been confirmed for the Piorno Rock Festival 2004, which is set to take place on Saturday, February 28 in Pinos Puentes (Granada), Spain. Other bands scheduled to appear at the event so far are AMON AMARTH, AXXIS, CAGE, CALLENISH CIRCLE, DARK FUNERAL, DESTRUCTION, EPICA, FINNTROLL, EVERGREY, IRON SAVIOR, KAMELOT, SEPULTURA, TANKARD ...

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FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING Complete Work On Debut Album

German death metallers FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING have completed work on their full-length debut, "Skywards – A Sylphe's Ascension", due on January 26 through Metal Blade Records Europe. "Catchy guitar melodies, intense rhythms and a highly technical approach make this album an energetic, unique long-player that will suit the tastes of all death metal lovers out ...

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DARK FORTRESS Sign With BLACK ATTAKK RECORDS

German black metallers DARK FORTRESS have signed a three-album deal with Neon Knights/Black Attakk Records. The band plan to enter the studio in February/March 2004 to record their new CD, "Stab Wounds", tentatively due in late spring/early summer. Several guest musicians are expected to appear on the album, including Herr Morbid of Italy's FORGOTTEN TOMB ...

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Former NEUROTICA Guitarist Guests On Prog-Rock CD

Shawn Bowen, guitarist of dark/ambient narcotic metal band BALD DAISY (formerly of NEUROTICA), has recorded guitar tracks on several songs for a prog-rock project called CRYPTIC VISION. The conceptual album is to be entitled "Moments of Clarity", and was composed and recorded by Rick Duncan, who engineered all three NEUROTICA albums. The CD was recorded ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE To Tour Italy, Spain In January

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have lined up the following shows in Italy and Spain during January: Jan. 15 – Rome, ITA @ Alpheus Jan. ...

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