SKINDRED Begin Demoing New Material

SKINDRED, the Welsh band featuring former members of DUB WAR, are starting to demo "some killer new tracks in their new rehearsal space/recording studio," according to a post on the band's web site. There is currently no date set for the band to go into the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Babylon". ...

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SADUS To Record New Album In The Summer

TESTAMENT/SADUS bassist Steve DiGiorgio has posted the following message on his official web site: "Since the last update things have seemed really grim. But the past few months have had a definite turn for the better. Life was really turned upside down last October when [SADUS drummer] Jon [Allen]'s 11-year-old daughter went in for a ...

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Former MEDICATION Guitarist Seeking Singer For New Hard Rock Project

Former MEDICATION/ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt is currently seeking a vocalist for a new hard rock project. Auditions are currently being held in the New York City/Long Island area. To schedule an audition, e-mail [email protected] MEDICATION, the once-promising Los Angeles band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader and ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ...

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DOKKEN Bassist To Participate In Online Chat

DOKKEN bassist Barry Sparks (TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MSG) will be participating in an online chat at the group's official web site (via the main page of the forum/message board) this Monday, February 23 at 9:00 EST / 6:00 p.m. PST. As previously reported, DOKKEN have set "Hell To Pay" as the title ...

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First European G3 Tour Dates Announced

The first dates for the European G3 Tour, featuring Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Robert Fripp, have been released. They are as follows: Jun. 13 - Arrow Rock Festival, NETH Jun. 14-20 - TBA Jun. 22 - Manchester, UK Jun. 23 - Glascow, UK Jun. 25 - Newcastle, UK Jun. 26 - Birmingham, UK Jun. ...

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KISS: More Japanese Dates Confirmed

More information has surfaced about KISS' upcoming tour of Japan. According to KissFanShop.de, KISS have been confirmed for three shows at Tokyo's Budokan (May 27- 29) as well as one show at Osaka's Castle Hall (May 31). A possible concert in Nagoya may be announced soon. Tickets go on sale on March 6. It is ...

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FATES WARNING, SHADOW GALLERY, SILENT FORCE Members Team Up In ALFA-DOG

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has teamed up with guitarist Gary Wehrkamp (SHADOW GALLERY) and vocalist D.C. Cooper (SILENT FORCE, ex-ROYAL HUNT) in a new project called ALFA-DOG. The group's musical direction is described by Zonder as "song-oriented, commercial-style . . . while still keeping to our progressive roots." ALFA-DOG are currently shopping around for ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Talks About New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY CD

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde will be participating in a live chat with GibsonCustom.com on Tuesday, February 24 between 2:00 p.m. and 3.p.m. CST. For more information, click here. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's new album, "Hangover Music Vol. VI", is scheduled for release on April 20 through Spitfire Records. The "mostly acoustic ...

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RAMMSTEIN: New Single Due In May?

According to Herzeleid.com, the German magazine Sonic Seducer is reporting that the new RAMMSTEIN single will be called "Rosenrot" (Rose Red). The single is reportedly due at the end of May. RAMMSTEIN entered the studio in early November to begin recording their new album, tentatively due late spring through Republic/Universal Records. Production duties ...

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