Former ALL THAT REMAINS Axeman Seeks New Band

Former ALL THAT REMAINS guitarist Chris Bartlett, who also played a solo on GOD FORBID's Determination CD, is looking to join "an established metal band". Anyone interested in using Bartlett's services can contact him at [email protected] ...

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PITCHSHIFTER/EARTHTONE9 Project To Play Debut Gig

THE BLUEPRINT, a Nottingham, UK-based group consiting of former PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Matt Grundy, ex-EARTHTONE9 singer Karl Middleton, PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden, CONSUMED guitarist Will Burchell and CONSUMED drummer Chris Billam, will play their first-ever gig at the Derby Victoria Inn on June 4th. Also appearing will be DEAD INSIDE, BEECHER and THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND. THE ...

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STEVE VAI To Perform At Japanese Concerto

Steve Vai will be performing in Tokyo in July as a featured performer at the world premiere of composer Ichiro Nodaira's Fire Strings, a concerto for electric guitar and 100-piece orchestra. Steve will perform with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, at the prestigious Suntory Hall in Tokyo, on July 24th, July 25th, and July 26th. ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE Frontman To Guest On BABYLON WHORES CD

THE BLACK LEAGUE frontman Taneli Jarva (formerly of SENTENCED) has recorded backing vocals for two tracks on the forthcoming BABYLON WHORES album, entitled Death Of The West, which is due on May 17th. Taneli lends his voice to the cuts "Life Fades Away" and "A Pale Horse Against Time". In other news, THE BLACK LEAGUE ...

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MESHUGGAH: A Whole Lot Of "Nothing"

MESHUGGAH are tentatively scheduled to release their fourth full-length album, entitled Nothing, on August 6th through Nuclear Blast Records. The group's first disc of new material since 1998's Chaosphere, Nothing is currently being produced by the band at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden, and at their home studio just outside Stockholm. The full track listing ...

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SPINESHANK Get "Violent" On Forthcoming CD

SPINESHANK will begin pre-production on their upcoming album, titled Violent Mood Swings, with producer Howard Benson (i.e. SEPULTURA, P.O.D.) on May 28th. They expect to finish up the process a short time later and are slated to begin recording the album on June 10th. 15 songs in total are set to be tracked, with around ...

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CHEN MO: Crossover Metal Dutch Style

Holland's "crossover metal" act CHEN MO, featuring former members of FROZEN SUN, CURFEW, WITHIN TEMPTATION, BLOODSESSIONS, THRENODY and SILICON HEAD, will enter the studio during the summer with producer Daan van der Elsken to record their debut EP, entitled Modesto Nights. For more information, visit the band's official web site at this location. ...

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ROBERT PLANT To Guest On New PRIMAL SCREAM CD

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will make a guest appearance on the PRIMAL SCREAM track "The Lord Is My Shotgun", playing harmonica. The collaboration came about because of a conversation on the street with PS singer Bobbie Gillespie: "Robert lives near our studio and we're always having a chat", he said. "I asked him ...

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