HAVOCHATE: Former SLAYER Drummer, Ex-TESTAMENT Bassist Join The Fold

Drummer Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) and bassist Greg Christian (ex-TESTAMENT) have officially joined the New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE. The group will enter Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in Ithaca, New York on April 26 with producer Alex Perialas (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL) to begin recording their second album, due later in the year. HAVOCHATE's forthcoming CD ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: West Coast Dates Announced

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) have lined up the following dates during June: Jun. 03 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Coach House Nort Jun. 04 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre Jun. 05 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick According to a posting on Michael Schenker's official web site, "the next MSG studio ...

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MY RUIN Joined By Former SYSTEMATIC Bassist

MY RUIN, the Los Angeles-based band fronted by ex-TURA SATANA singer Tairrie B., have announced the addition of former SYSTEMATIC bassist Johnny Chow (a.k.a. John Mark Bechtel) to the group's ranks. "Johnny (photo) will be joining us on out upcoming U.K. tour and many tours and shows to follow," the band (

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WATCHTOWER To Play San Antonio: More Details Revealed

Progressive metal legends WATCHTOWER will be playing in San Antonio, Texas for the second annual Robb's Metal Works showcase on May 1 at Sam's Burger Joint. Also appearing on the bill will be BEYOND BLACK, POWDERBURN, MIGISTRAL, DEADPOOL and THORNSPAWN. WATCHTOWER's lineup for the shows will consist of Jason McMaster (vocals), Doug Keyser (bass), Rick ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO Jams With ANDREW W.K.

CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist Alexi Laiho joined ANDREW W.K. onstage during the latter's concert in Milwaukee Friday night (April 23) for a special rendition of "She Is Beautiful". Commented Andrew: "We were playing in one of the downstairs rooms [at the Rave/Eagles Club], and upstairs there was another show. ICED EARTH and CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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