MY RUIN Seek New Label Following Split With Snapper Music

MY RUIN are presently seeking a new record deal following a two-album stint with the UK's Snapper Music label and have reportedly completed 18 new compositions for the group's third full-length CD, which is tentatively due to surface in late 2002/early 2003. Among the tracks that are set to appear on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to ...

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Former WHIPLASH Bassist Dies After Suffering Apparent Heart Attack

Former WHIPLASH/INTO ANOTHER bassist Tony Bono passed away on Friday night/Saturday morning after suffering an apparent heart attack at the age of 38, ex-WHIPLASH/SLAYER drummer Tony Scaglione has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. A viewing will reportedly be held on Tuesday, May 28th at a funeral home in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with exact funeral arrangements yet to ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY To Make Guest Appearance At SOILWORK Gig

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy will be joining Sweden's SOILWORK ("one of my favorite bands," according to Billy) onstage to sing one track during the latter's performance at the Cactus Club in San Jose on June 6th. Also appearing on the bill will be HYPOCRISY and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. In related news, SOILWORK will be embarking on ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND To Issue Korea-Only Limited-Edition Version Of TERRIA CD

DEVIN TOWNSEND will issue a limited-edition version of his Terria CD in Korea (through Dope Music Production) containing a special second disc with the following bonus cuts: 01. Universal (limited edition bonus track) 02. Sit In The Mountain (Korea-only bonus track) 03. Man (Korea-only bonus track) Also included will be an enhanced portion featuring video ...

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VIRGIN STEELE: European Dates Announced

VIRGIN STEELE will be performing the following European dates during June: Jun. 04 – London, UK @ The Underworld Jun. 05 – Bochum, GER @ The Matrix Jun. 07 - Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival Jun. 09 – Milan, ITA @ Gods Of Metal Festival ...

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FLOODGATE: Back From The Dead

New Orleans' FLOODGATE, featuring EXHORDER frontman Kyle Thomas, will resurface after a two-and-a-half-year period of dormancy to perform a headlining set at Zeppelin's in Metairie, Louisiana on Saturday, June 22nd. "Joining the band on drums will be EXHORDER's Chris Nail, who also was once the manager of FLOODGATE, and without whom we would not have ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN Guitarist Joins Forces With EXODUS Frontman

Former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN guitarist Glen Alvelais has joined forces with EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza in the latest incarnation of Souza's F-BOMB. In addition, Alvelais is keeping busy with his long-running BIZARRO project and plans are afoot for the guitarist to reactivate LD/50, which had previously recorded material with GEEZER frontman Clark Brown. According to Glen's ...

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LULLACRY Press Ahead Despite Vocalist Departure

Finland's LULLACRY have finished composing about eight new songs and have "a pile of ideas for new ones", according to main songwriter/guitarist Sami Vauhkonen, who added that "we haven't stopped the writing process [since the departure of vocalist Tanya], but of course it has slowed [things] down a little bit, 'cause we are doing auditions." ...

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