Former M.O.D./MINDFUNK Bassist Joins MINISTRY

John Monte (M.O.D., MINDFUNK, DRAGPIPE) has joined MINISTRY as the group's new bassist/guitarist. Monte is currently with the band at Sonic Ranch studio in Tornillo, Texas recording the follow-up to 2003's "Animositisomina", entitled "Houses of the Molé". A spring release through Sanctuary Records is expected. ...

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SIEGES EVEN To Record Live Album At Holland's HEADWAY FESTIVAL

Reunited German progressive metallers SIEGES EVEN have announced that they will record their show at the Headway Festival 2004 for their very first live album, tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Headway Festival 2004, which is scheduled to take place April 3-4 at P60 in Amstelveen, Holland, will feature performances from ...

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ZYKLON To Support ARCH ENEMY In Europe

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), will support ARCH ENEMY on their upcoming European tour. The dates, scheduled to begin February 17 in Cologne, Germany mark the band's first European tour in support of their current album, "Aeon", and will follow their first trip to Japan as headliners ...

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VENOMOUS CONCEPT: The Rebirth Of Two-Finger Punk Rock

Former BRUTAL TRUTH vocalist Kevin Sharp has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET with an update on VENOMOUS CONCEPT, his new project with MELVINS/FANTOMAS guitarist Buzz Osborne as well as NAPALM DEATH members Shane Embury (bass) and Danny Herrera (drums). As previously reported, VENOMOUS CONCEPT will be performing at the Double Door in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, February 13 ...

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EROTIC LIQUID CULTURE Ink Deal With VIASTAR HOLDINGS

EROTIC LIQUID CULTURE, the melodic hard rock group featuring vocalist David Van Landing (ex-MSG) plus former CRIMSON GLORY members Jon Drenning (lead guitar), Jeff Lords (bass) and Ravi Jakohtia (drums), has inked a deal with Viastar Holdings Inc. Viastar acquired Quadra Records, which released the group's self-titled debut album in the U.K. in 1996, as ...

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APPICE/BAIN/CAVAZO Supergroup To Collaborate With BONHAM Singer

The new band featuring drummer Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH, DIO), bassist Jimmy Bain (ex-DIO, RAINBOW) and guitarist Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) are scheduled to do some writing with vocalist Chas West (BONHAM) this week, an informed source has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. It is not presently clear if West will become a permanent member of this as-yet-unnamed ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Debut To Receive U.S. Release

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE), will release their debut album on January 26 through Escapi Music in coordination with Navarre Distribution. "Compared to my previous projects, ...

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MNEMIC To Support SOILWORK In The U.K.

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will support SOILWORK on their upcoming U.K. tour. The dates are as follows: Feb. 24 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City Feb. 25 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse Feb. 27 - Bradford, UK - Rio Feb. 28 ...

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G3 2004 European Tour Dates?

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN fan site Guitar Alchemy has posted what are believed to be the tentative dates for the upcoming G3 2003 tour of Europe, featuring Malmsteen, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. They are as follows: Mar. 14 - Macumba - Madrid Mar. 15 - Sala Gares - Pamplona Mar. 16 - Bikini Club ...

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