SUPERJOINT RITUAL Touring Bassist On Lookout For Guitarist

SUPERJOINT RITUAL touring bass player and country-metal nomad Hank III is on the lookout for a temporary guitarist to fill in for fellow SR bandmate Kevin Bond during his upcoming live performances. "Kevin Bond has a herniated disc in his neck and is out of commission for a while," III writes on his official

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H.I.M.: New Studio Photos Posted Online

Finland's H.I.M. has posted several shots taken during its recent sessions at Finnvox studios in Helsinki via the group's official web site at this location. H.I.M. is currently recording its fourth full-length album, tentatively titled "Love Metal", with engineer Hiili Hiilesmaa, who produced the band's "Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666" debut. According to ...

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TROUBLE Announces Illinois Gig, Online Tribute Nearing Completion

The reunited TROUBLE — guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner — will be performing at Riley's Rockhouse in Aurora, Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 30. In related news, work is progressing on the planned online tribute to TROUBLE, "End Of Daze", which is tentatively set for ...

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TALISMAN Name New Album

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), have set "Cats & Dogs" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due in early 2003 through Frontiers Records. "It's still in the mixing/mastering stages so as of yet, we don't know which tracks will make ...

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Former VANIZE Guitarist Confirms Departure

Guitarist Rolf Munkes has confirmed his departure from Germany's VANIZE, the band that features in its ranks Peter Dirkschneider, the younger brother of former ACCEPT/current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider. "After two years being in VANIZE, I left the band," Munkes writes on his official web site. "Together with Marcus (Bielenberg, bass) and Pierre (Fienhold, drums), ...

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VICTORY Reunion In The Works

Former VICTORY singer Fernando Garcia has been approached to take part in a reunion of the group, but ended up refusing the offer "for personal reasons," according to the vocalist's recent e-mail to On The Rocks. "They [the rest of the band] will do it anyway, but they have to do it with another singer. ...

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Former BLOODFEAST Guitarist Launches Label, Announces First Signings

Former BLOODFEAST guitarist Adam Tranquilli has announced the first two signings to his newly-launched label, dubbed Pseudoplasma Records: I SOCKET (featuring STEP KINGS guitarist/vocalist Fern) and FEAST ON REMAINS. I SOCKET's debut EP, titled "Signal To Noise", will surface at the end of the year while FEAST ON REMAINS' debut full-length CD, titled "Without End", ...

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