Former PESTILENCE Bassist Launches Web Site

Former PESTILENCE bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling, who played on the group's jazz/fusion-influenced fourth album, "Spheres" (1993), has launched his official web site at this location. According to a posting on the web site, Jeroen joined the flamenco ensemble of the Dutch virtuoso guitarist Peter Kalb, EL PERIQUIN, in 2003. "The live performances with ...

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VALUME NOB: Live Schedule Updated

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have added a Baton Rouge show to their upcoming itinerary. The group's schedule is shaping up as follows: Apr. 02 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA Apr. 03 - Zeppelins - Metairie, LA As previously reported, VALUME NOB will be entering ...

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TOMMY LEE To Lose His Home?

According to National Enquirer Online, former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee stands to lose his $1 million-plus Malibu pad if he can't cough up nearly $600,000 in delinquent mortgage payments, federal and state taxes. Tommy's "Notice of Default and Election to Sell Under Deed Of Trust" says his crib "may be sold without any court ...

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WINDIR: The End Of An Era

Norwegian black metallers WINDIR have officially called it a day following the tragic death of the group's frontman Terje "Valfar" Bakken in January. The group's statement on the matter is as follows: "The loss of our best friend and the founder of WINDIR have made these last months an extremely hard time. We ...

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DEATH ANGEL: San Francisco, Phoenix Dates Announced

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have been added to the TESTAMENT/SADUS bill on Saturday, March 27 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. In addition, the group's previously announced shows with FLOTSAM AND JETSAM at Chasers in Phoenix have been moved to April 9-10. As previously reported, DEATH ANGEL have set a ...

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It's Official: ANTHRAX Part Ways With Bassist FRANK BELLO

ANTHRAX manager Tim Dralle has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that bassist Frank Bello is no longer a member of ANTHRAX. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "Due to internal reasons, Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING) will be temporarily handling bass playing duties for ANTHRAX on their upcoming tours of Japan and ...

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NIGHTWISH Set Release Date For 'Once'

NIGHTWISH have set a June 7 Finnish release date through Spinefarm Records for their brand-new album, "Once". A single containing the album track "Nemo" is due on April 19. In other news, the "Once" album cut "Creek Mary's Blood" will feature an appearance by Lakota tribe's Indian John Two-Hawks. John (johntwohawks.com), a NAMMY-nominated ...

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