Former DEATH Touring Guitarist Completes Work On Solo Debut

Former DEATH touring guitarist and current MILLENIUM axeman Ralph Santolla has completed work on his debut solo album, entitled Shaolin Monks In The Temple Of Metal. Completely based on his guitar skills, "the CD is expected to please not only all the fans of the Florida-based guitar player, but generally all fans of Satriani, Tony ...

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DEFTONES Guitarist, ex-FEAR FACTORY Duo Guest On Rap CD

DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and former FEAR FACTORY members Raymond Herrera (drums) and Christian Olde Wolbers (bass) make a guest appearance on New York rappers NON PHIXION's debut album, entitled The Future Is Now. The trio appear on a track titled "The CIA Is Still Trying To Kill Me!" . The Future Is Now, available ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Complete Work On "To Welcome The Fade"

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have completed work on their latest album, entitled To Welcome the Fade, with producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE) at Sheffield Studios in Hammond, Indiana and Sonic Ranch/Village Productions in Tornillo Texas. Due to be made available at the Milwaukee Metalfest in late July (with the official release to ...

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HYPNOSIA Split Up

Swedish thrashers HYPNOSIA have split up after a seven-year existence that has produced two full-length albums. No reason was given for the band's break-up. A message on the group's official web site states simply: "HYPNOSIA R.I.P. 1995-2002. HYPNOSIA has gone back to Hell, and is no longer! I would like to take this opportunity to ...

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MOTOGRATER To Record Debut CD

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER will reportedly enter the studio next month to begin work on their debut effort for No Name/Elektra Records. A fall release is expected. As previously reported, the much-talked-about group had originally signed with COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara's Sever imprint through Beyond/BMG Records, but had since become free agents, thereby ...

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JERRY CANTRELL In-Store Appearances Announced

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will be making a couple of in-store appearances over the next week. They are as follows: Friday, June 14th at 3:00 PM Autograph signing at CD World Pre-Purchase Cantrell's Degradation Trip and get an autographed copy from Jerry Cantrell in person. First 300 customers to pre-purchase the CD ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: The Axl Rose Show

The current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSES—led by sole remaining original member Axl Rose—are tentatively scheduled to perform the following gigs during August: Aug. 14 - Hong Kong/China Aug. 16 - Tokyo, JAP @ Summer Sonic Festival Aug. 17 - Osaka, JAP @ Summer Sonic Festival Aug. 23 - Leeds, UK @ Carling Weekend Festival ...

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SLAYER, SOULFLY, IN FLAMES: More Dates Announced

More dates are trickling in for the forthcoming SLAYER/SOULFLY/IN FLAMES US tour, which is tentatively scheduled to kick off in early August. So far the following shows have been confirmed, according to Ticketmaster: Aug. 03 – San Jose, CA @ Event Center at San Jose State University Aug. 05 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium ...

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"THE OSBOURNES" To Hit Non-Cable TV In Canada

The Osbournes, the reality sitcom about former BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne and his colorful family life, currently available to Canadian viewers only via digital cable or satellite dishes, will now have a home on the CTV network, which will air the second season of the popular MTV-produced reality series. According to a press release ...

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