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SPASTIC INK: Prepare To Have Your Minds Melted!

Acclaimed San Antonio, Texas prog/tech metal triumvirate SPASTIC INK, featuring guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, GORDIAN KNOT), bassist Pete Perez (RIOT), and drummer Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, RIOT, PAINMUSEUM) have set a March 23 release date via EclecticElectric for the their long awaited sophomore album, "Ink Compatible". Japan and South East Asia will follow on April 21 ...

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DREAM THEATER Joined By Original Singer At 15th Anniversary Show

On Saturday, March 6, 2004, DREAM THEATER performed "When Dream And Day Unite" in its entirety to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the band's 1989 debut album. For the encore, the band was joined by original vocalist Charlie Dominici on "To Live Forever" and "Metropolis pt. 1". DREAM THEATER's second keyboardist Derek Sherinian (PLANET X) ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Schedules Quebec City In-Store

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has scheduled an in-store appearance in Quebec City on March 26. The details are as follows: March 26, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Le Musicien d'Oz Inc 850 Boul Pierre-Bertrand Ville Vanier, Quebec G1M 3K8 418-527-5151 Note: this is an autograph session, NOT a drum clinic ...

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CRYPTOPSY Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Canadian technical death metallers CRYPTOPSY have officially parted ways with vocalist Martin Lacroix (ex-SPASME). No reason was given was given for Lacroix's departure. The group are currently seeking a replacement frontman while continuing to write material for their fifth studio album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. The as-yet-untitled effort will be ...

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