KISS THE CYNIC Complete Work On Debut EP

KISS THE CYNIC, a New Jersey-based outfit featuring ex-members of LUDDITE CLONE, have finished recording and mastering their long-awaited five-song, self-titled EP. An advance download of the new song "Supercrusher" is available on their web site, www.kissthecynic.com. The official release date for the disc is September 10th, but the band will be having ...

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TWELFTH GATE Ink Deal With CRASH MUSIC INC.

TWELFTH GATE, featuring former members of SYRIS, have inked a three-album, worldwide deal with Crash Music Inc. (formerly Pavement Music). The group's as-yet-untitled debut CD will be recorded and mixed during September/October at Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin under the watchful eye of producer Chris Djuricic (i.e. SOIL, NOVEMBER'S DOOM, ENFORSAKEN, DISINTER, JUNGLE ROT, MICHAEL ...

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ERIK RUTAN Leaves MORBID ANGEL

Guitarist Erik Rutan has announced his departure from MORBID ANGEL in order to devote himself entirely to HATE ETERNAL. "Being in MORBID ANGEL for the past nine years has been the greatest time of my life," Rutan said in a statement. "To play in my favorite death metal band of all time has been a ...

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THE KUSH PROJECT To Embark On LEGALIZE-IT Tour

THE KUSH PROJECT, featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, ex-FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, will participate in The Vodka Room's Legalize-It tour, covering 13 California universities between October 18th and October 31st. The trek will reportedly serve to promote and benefit High Times magazine and ...

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ENDO's ZELICK Pays Tribute To Fallen DROWNING POOL Frontman

Zelick, bassist for Miami, Florida's ENDO, has posted the following message in memory of late DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams, who was found dead last Wednesday: "Our deepest condolences go out to our brothers in DROWNING POOL and all of their friends and families. We have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with DP ...

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ROB ZOMBIE And PETE'S WICKED ALE Team Up To Rock Halloween

ROB ZOMBIE will team up with Pete's Brewing Company for a special Halloween-themed promotion. A national sweepstakes winner will be sent to Los Angeles for the world premiere of the horror-rocker's movie, House of 1,000 Corpses. Here's an official press release on the matter: Pete's Brewing Company has joined forces with Lion's Gate Entertainment, Spencer ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Perform Rare PAPA WHEELIE Gig In San Francisco

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, will be the final band to play at Nadine's Wild Weekend on August 25th. The closing-night party will take place at San Francisco's Bottom ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Nearly Dies After Colon Cancer Operation

OZZY OSBOURNE's wife/manager Sharon Osbourne nearly died early in July after her four-hour operation for colon cancer, according to The National Enquirer. "I had quite a scare after the operation," the 49-year-old revealed in an exclusive Enquirer interview. "I lost a lot of blood during the surgery and I found out later that my blood ...

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