QUIET RIOT Bassist Signs on for ULEAD Product Campaign

QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE) has signed a deal with Ulead Systems, Inc., a leading developer of image editing, video editing, 3D animation and DVD authoring software, to promote the upcoming version of Ulead's professional DVD authoring software. With its launch in 2002, DVD Workshop was unique in the market as the ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Singer Addresses Social Issues With 'Bringer Of Blood'

September 23 will see the release of SIX FEET UNDER's most ambitious release to date, the ferocious "Bringer Of Blood" (through Metal Blade Records). The disc, rampant with an infectious blend of jackhammer grooves and pure aggressive immensity, fuses the band's attraction to dark fantasy as well as significant social commentary. Vocalist Chris Barnes expresses ...

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SLAPSHOT: New CD To Be Released In September

SLAPSHOT's long-awaited new album, "Digital Warfare", will be released in Europe on September 15 through I Scream Records. U.S. fans will be able to get the record through I Scream's American licensing partner Bridge 9 Records. SLAPSHOT's Oi side project STARS & STRIPES have also completed work on a new album and will be releasing ...

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AMY LEE Says EVANESCENCE's Music Is 'Something Completely New'

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee recently spoke to Tacoma's The News Tribune about the overhelming media attention that is helping her band become the first hard-rock act in recent memory to produce a female frontperson who generates anything resembling the kind of star power and charisma of icons such as Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, or more ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Publish Collection Of Short Stories

ROB ZOMBIE will publish a book titled "Rob Zombie Presents: Monsters, Maniacs and Madmen" in summer 2004 through HarperEntertainment, a division of HarperCollins Publishers. Described as "a collection of creepy and edgy short stories from the authors who inspire him, such as Poe, Dickens, Stoker and more", the book will include an introduction by Zombie ...

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BESEECH To Release New Album In February

Swedish "gothic metal" act BESEECH have set a tentative February 2004 release date through Napalm Records for their fourth full-length album, "Drama". BESEECH have spent the past few weeks at Studio Mega recording the follow-up to 2002's "Souls Highway", the group's first effort since the departure of longtime guitarist Klas Bohlin. According to guitarist Robert ...

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Former TESTAMENT Axeman To Teach At AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GUITAR

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has joined the distinguished faculty of New York's premier guitar school, American Institute Of Guitar (AIG). Alex will be teaching the Jazz Soloing Workshop this fall. "Learn the essential scales, arpeggios and techniques of jazz soloing," reads a post on Skolnick's web site. "Hands-on with lots of playing. In addition, ...

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AGGRESSION CORE Split Up

AGGRESSION CORE, the Washington-based band featuring former NEVERMORE and current ANNIHILATOR guitarist Curran Murphy, have split up. Click here to read the complete tale of internal bickering and finger-pointing that led to the band's break-up. Former AGGRESSION CORE drummer Dale Puckett, who was ousted from the group in the fall of 2002, is ...

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