Former SKINLAB Guitarist, SYSTEMATIC Bassist Join Forces In PRIMATE

PRIMATE, the San Francisco Bay Area metal band that features in its ranks guitarist Mike Roberts (ex-SKINLAB), bassist Rob Berri (ex-DECEIVED, LEVERAGE), and vocalist Chad Dinan (ex-KAGE), have parted ways with drummer Eric Ruel (ex-MOJAVE GREEN), and have added a second guitarist in the shape of former SYSTEMATIC bassist and ex-PRO-PAIN/SKINLAB axeman Nick St. Denis. ...

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ORDER OF THE ILLUMINATI: "Not For The Weak"

California's ORDER OF THE ILLUMINATI (ex-AGENT STEEL) have nearly completed work on their as-yet-untitled forthcoming CD, which singer Bruce Hall has described as “intense metal—certainly not for the weak”. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Avenger 02. Dead Eyes 03. Earth Under Lucifer 04. Enslaved 05. Forever Black 06. Human ...

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SWARM Announce Upcoming Appearances

San Francisco Bay Area's SWARM, featuring former DEATH ANGEL members Andy Galeon (drums), Rob Cavestany (guitar), and Mark Osegueda (vocals), have lined up the following shows during the next few weeks: May 04 - San Francisco, CA @ United Nations Plaza (Cannabis Freedom Day) May 10 – Concord, CA @ Bourbon St. May 18 – ...

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Acclaimed Underground Producer Working With SALLY, NOXAGT

Respected underground producer Billy Anderson (i.e. EYEHATEGOD, CATHEDRAL) is presently working at the UK's New Rising Studios with an English band called SALLY, which he has described as the "heaviest stoner doom in ages". Following the completion of this project, Anderson will travel to Norway to record a “noise” band from Oslo called NOXAGT. ...

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SOILENT GREEN: Recovering!

SOILENT GREEN vocalist Benjamin Falgoust has posted the following message via the group's official web site: "It has been quite an interesting last 5 months. I am sure some of you know about the December 4th, 2001 accident in Washington State during the Extreme Music for Extreme People tour. When we rolled our van and ...

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Former AMEN Guitarist Sells Custom Guitar

Former AMEN and current BLUEBIRD guitarist Paul Fig is selling the custom Paul Reed Smith guitar that he used on the first AMEN tour in the US with SLIPKNOT, and MACHINE HEAD. According to Fig, “basically I got this guitar for the studio, and brought it on my first tour. It is super solid, just ...

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RUSH Announce Second Leg Of "Vapor Trails" US Tour

RUSH have confirmed 10 West Coast dates for the second leg of their North American tour. The additional stateside run in support of the forthcoming Anthem/Atlantic album Vapor Trails, will launch on September 14th in George, Washington. As previously reported, the tour will kick off June 28 in Hartford, Connecticut, with the first leg slated ...

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