Bassist STEVE DIGIORGIO Joins SEBASTIAN BACH

Bassist extraordinaire Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, ex-DEATH, ICED EARTH) has officially joined former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach's touring band. "Yes it's true," Sebastian writes on his web site. "I am now finalizing the heaviest lineup I have ever played with on a stage at any time in my 20-year career. Joining the band on ...

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EARSHOT Drop Off MEGADETH Tour, EXODUS Move Into Main-Support Slot

According to a online posting by MEGADETH's webmaster, Los Angeles quintet EARSHOT have officially left the MEGADETH-headlining "Blackmail the Universe" U.S. tour. "In no way was EARSHOT booted from the tour by MEGADETH," he writes. "These rumours are absolutely false. EARSHOT had agreed the night before to take opening spot before [other support band] EXODUS ...

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Updated: DEICIDE Cancel European Tour

DEICIDE have cancelled the remaining dates on their European headlining tour due to a "family crisis" (believed to be the death of drummer Steve Asheim's father). The group's last live appearance took place on Friday, November 5 at at the Hard Club in Porto, Portugal, where the band reportedly performed for less than 45 minutes. ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Best Of' Certified Gold In U.K.

Only a little over a week after DEF LEPPARD's "Best Of" compilation album was released in the U.K., it has been certified gold: at this time, more than 120,000 copies of the album have been sold already. "Best of" is a European-only compilation album of featuring the band's greatest hits plus one new song (a ...

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TOURNIQUET Rejoined By Guitarist AARON GUERRA

Christian thrash metallers TOURNIQUET have been rejoined by longtime friend, guitarist Aaron Guerra. "As you may remember, it was a mutual parting a couple three years ago, as Aaron was starting a family and so on," the band write on their web site. "We are all now in a position to welcome him back and ...

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Former DIAMOND REXX Drummer Launches New Project

Former DIAMOND REXX drummer Billy Nychay has emerged with a new project based out of San Diego, Ca. Dubbed BENT, the new band has been described as "a cross between KORN and STAIND with the commercial hooks," according to a press release. BENT have begun pre-production in San Diego and are currently laying down tracks ...

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AMEN Frontman To Auction Memorabilia

AMEN frontman Casey Chaos will be cleaning out his garage this weekend, and will soon be putting one-of-a-kind AMEN memorabilia on eBay. This will include different-mix CDs from all three album sessions of individual songs. During the recording of an album, the band is given different mixes of each song to listen to and critique, ...

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NIRVANA Box Set To Include SUB POP Rarities

Billboard.com is reporting that the upcoming NIRVANA box set "With the Lights Out" features 18 previously unreleased audio tracks and four video clips from the archives of venerable indie label Sub Pop, to which the Kurt Cobain-led band was signed early in its career. Included are three LEADBELLY covers recorded in August 1989 at Seattle's ...

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THE CLAN DESTINED: Audio Sample Posted Online

THE CLAN DESTINED, the new project featuring vocalist Martin Walkyier (ex-SKYCLAD, SABBAT) and bassist Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL), have posted an audio sample of a new demo track, entitled "I Am Because We Are!", at their official web site. Download it at this location. As previously reported, this very limited-edition release, which will be made ...

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