RAG MEN: A Hardcore/Metal Supergroup

MERAUDER/GOD IS I frontman Jorge Rosado, SKARHEAD/CROWN OF THORNZ guitarist Mitts, NEMESIS/ex-EARTH CRISIS bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards, and SKARHEAD/ex-HATEBREED drummer Rigg Ross have joined forces in a new band called RAG MEN. The group are presently scheduled to record original material during August for a late 2002 release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. For more information, ...

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FLYBANGER Become JARR

Vancouver band FLYBANGER—formerly known as JAR—have reverted to their old name, with a slight change. Now known as JARR, the band are expected to issue an official press release shortly announcing the name change. For more information, visit the group's official web site at this location. In other news, JARR (who originally changed ...

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BIOHAZARD Set Title For Forthcoming CD

BIOHAZARD have set Never Forgive, Never Forget as the tentative title of their forthcoming CD, which is currently being recorded for an October release through Sanctuary Records. In other news, BIOHAZARD began filming a DVD while on tour in Europe over the summer. If all goes well, the finished product will surface in the stores ...

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EXHORDER Frontman, DOWN/C.O.C. Drummer Join Forces In JONES'S LOUNGE

JONES'S LOUNGE is the name of a brand new studio project that includes in its ranks Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jimmy Bower (DOWN, C.O.C., SUPERJOINT RITUAL, EYEHATEGOD) and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS). An 11-song album was recently produced by former UGLY KID JOE guitarist Dave Fortman at Fortman's Balance ...

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CARMINE APPICE Speaks Out On "THE OSBOURNES" And Friendship With OZZY

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER drummer Carmine Appice still considers Ozzy his friend despite the fact that Sharon Osbourne fired him from the group under acrimonious circumstances back in 1984 (which eventually led to Appice suing the couple). In an interview with Electribasement.com's David L. Wilson, Carmine stated that "When I first saw [The Osbournes], I ...

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Former THE OBSESSED Frontman Joins PLACE OF SKULLS

Former SPIRIT CARAVAN/ST. VITUS/THE OBSESSED guitarist/vocalist Wino has joined PLACE OF SKULLS as the group's second guitarist. According to Wino, "due to professional and personal reasons, I disbanded SPIRIT CARAVAN in May. I have decided to now team up with my long-time friend Victor Griffin, and join his current band PLACE OF SKULLS. A heavy, ...

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KISS To Issue "The Very Best Of..." In August

KISS will be issuing a "greatest hits"-style compilation CD, entitled The Very Best Of KISS, via Mercury/UTV Records on August 27th. The album, which "collects the original versions of all of their biggest hits on one 21-track album," will contain the following track listing: 01. Strutter (original version from Kiss, 1974) 02. Deuce (from Kiss, ...

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ARTISAN Commence Work On Debut EP

ARTISAN, featuring ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist and Metal Maniacs contributor Perry Grayson, are currently recording their debut EP with engineer Vince Levalois (guitarist/vocalist of PROTOTYPE). They took a short break from tracking to play a gig opening for ARCH ENEMY, NILE, HATE ETERNAL and ORIGIN at the Key Club in Hollywood, California on July 17th. Next ...

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