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SPIRALARMS To Work With Former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Drummer

SPIRALARMS, the new San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former members of SYSTEMATIC, MANMADEGOD and FORBIDDEN, are tentatively scheduled to enter former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS drummer Eric Kretz' Bomb Shelter studios in downtown L.A. to complete the three remaining songs from the group's last recording session back in June. The drum tracks for the songs ...

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KOTIPELTO: Touring Lineup Announced

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto has announced the touring lineup for his KOTIPELTO project. Joining Timo on the road in South America and Finland will be Mirka Rantanen (drums), Lauri Porra (bass), Tuomas Wainola (guitars) and Jens Johansson (keyboards, STRATOVARIUS). The keyboard duties for KOTIPELTO's European summer festival appearances were handled by CHILDREN OF BODOM's Janne ...

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W.A.S.P. Tribute Album Due Next Year

GODDESS OF DESIRE, IMPALER and DRACENA are among the bands scheduled to appear on a W.A.S.P. tribute album, "Shock Rock Hellions - A Tribute to W.A.S.P.", tentatively due next year through Denmark's Valhalla Records. Songs currently set to appear on the compilation include the following: 01. DRACENA (SWE) – "Animal (I Fuck Like a Beast)" ...

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DOHENY To Support ORGY In California

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, will be supporting ORGY on a run of California dates outside of Los Angeles. The details are as follows: Aug. 24 - The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA Aug. 25 - The ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Joined By Ex-MELVINS Bassist

HIGH ON FIRE will be joined by bassist Joe Preston (THRONES, ex-MELVINS) for their forthcoming U.S. tour. Preston replaces longtime HIGH ON FIRE bassist George Rice, joining the power trio alongside guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike (ex-SLEEP) and drummer Des Kensel. Preston will make his live debut with HIGH ON FIRE when the band kicks off a ...

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Swedish Heavy Metal Band VIPERINE Sign With METAL RULES RECORDS

Metal Rules Records has signed the Swedish heavy metal band VIPERINE to an international deal. Founded in 2002, VIPERINE features ex-members of Lion Music recording artists WINTERLONG. The VIPERINE line-up consists of Hussni Mörsare (vocals), Payre Kankanranta (guitar), Erik Tornberg (bass), and Matt Buffalo (drums). Their debut CD of classic, bone-crushing, heavy power metal is ...

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DOHENY To Play 'Secret' Show At L.A.'s Viper Room

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, will once again be hitting the Sunset Strip at L.A.'s infamous Viper Room. Home to DOHENY's first-ever performance, The Viper Room is the host for DOHENY's "secret" show for Indie 103.1 FM radio station ...

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DRIP LICORICE: Former PISSING RAZORS Singer Launches New Project

DRIP LICORICE, the new band fronted by ex-PISSING RAZORS singer Jason Bragg, will be playing a showcase gig at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on Thursday, July 1. Also appearing will be JUST JINGER and HYALINE. DRIP LICORICE have made available for download several tracks from a recently recorded demo. Check them out: ...

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FUELED II FIRE To Play Hollywood Gig, Support Acts Announced

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), will be performing at the Viper Room in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday May, 26. Support at the show will come from XEO 3, DARK 32 and STEEL REMAINS. As previously reported, FUELED II FIRE ...

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FUELED II FIRE Part Ways With Bassist

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have parted ways with bassist Hector G due to "personal reasons." Replacing him for the group's upcoming shows is Hector Camarena, who produced the last FUELED II FIRE recordings and who currently plays guitar ...

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PRIMATE To Play Free Show In Hollywood

PRIMATE, the San Francisco-based featuring former members of SYSTEMATIC and SKINLAB, will be performing a free show at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, CA on Monday, May 17. The show starts at 9:15 p.m. The band, who are currently putting the finishing touches on a new demo, are also playing three shows with DEATH ...

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TEMPER: Former SPINESHANK Frontman Announces Hollywood Gig

TEMPER, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring former SPINESHANK singer Jonny Santos, will be performing at the Viper Room (8852 Sunset Blvd.) in West Hollywood on April 20. In addition to Santos, TEMPER's current lineup includes ex-THE FAMILY DOG members Matt Geiger (drums) and Rob Galvin (bass), plus relative unknowns Jeremy "Jermz" Harper (beat box) ...

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IN THE NAME OF…: More Live Dates Announced

Australia's IN THE NAME OF… (formerly CRYOGENIC), currently based in Los Angeles, will be performing tonight (March 9) at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood. Also set to appear are PATIENCE WORTH and DOWN WORD. The group will also be supporting METAL SKOOL on March 29 at The Viper Room in West Hollywood. IN THE NAME ...

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DAYS OF THE NEW Singer To Play Solo Gig In L.A.

DAYS OF THE NEW mainman Travis Meeks will perform a special solo gig on February 26 at The Viper Room in Hollywood, California. According to an online posting by Travis' uncle, David Meeks, "this L.A. show is a one-off to play for the record company we are going to sign with. This is a solo ...

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DOHENY To Make Live Debut In Hollywood

DOHENY, the Los Angeles-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, will make their live debut on Tuesday, November 4 at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California. The group are scheduled to take the stage at 10:30 p.m. Says Billy: "It's time for DOHENY to ...

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PITBULL DAYCARE Hard At Work On 'Unclean'

San Antonio, Texas-based PITBULL DAYCARE, featuring former NEUROTICA drummer Jason West, have entered A&M studios in Hollywood, California with producer Fred Coury (CINDERELLA) to record their new album, "Unclean", due in early 2004 through Cleopatra Records. "The basic tracks sound unbelievable and are starting to take shape!" reads a post on the band's web site. ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Drummer To Play Debut Gig With FALL TO GRACE

FALL TO GRACE, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring ROB ZOMBIE drummer John Tempesta (ex-TESTAMENT, WHITE ZOMBIE, EXODUS), are scheduled to make their live debut in August at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. FALL TO GRACE recently completed work on a three-song demo with producer Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, MEDICATION). The three ...

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MOTHRA Change Name, Announce Los Angeles Gig

MOTHRA, the new project featuring guitarist Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT, SOULFLY), bassist Jon "Tumor" Fahnestock (ex-SNOT, AMEN), drummer Roy Mayorga (SOULFLY), guitarist Levon Sultanian (ONESIDEZERO), and vocalist Jason Radford (ONESIDEZERO), have officially changed their name to ABLOOM, according to a posting on Tumor's web site. The band will play their first gig under the new name ...

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BROOKS BUFORD: First Single Posted Online

BROOKS BUFORD, the new Arista recording artist whose live band consists of TOMMY LEE/ex-KILGORE bassist Marty O'Brien, ex-KILGORE guitarist Mike Pelletier, HATE MACHINE/OMNIBLANK guitarist Al Dettori, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES drummer Glen Sobel and REHAB DJ Robbie, played his first show at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, June 4. "It was a private show ...

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Ex-ANTHRAX Vocalist Announces U.S. Tour

Former ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna has announced several concert dates as part of his summer tour that will kick off in early June. The following are the confirmed and tentative dates so far: Jun. 03 – New York, NY @ Don Hills Jun. 04 - Clifton, NJ @ Connections Jun. 05 - Baltimore, MD @ ...

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LYNCH MOB To Release Live DVD

Former DOKKEN and current LYNCH MOB/LP guitarist George Lynch has posted the following message to his official web site, www.georgelynch.com: "I'm sorry it's been so long since the last update, but we [LYNCH MOB] have all been really busy rehearsing and getting the show on the road. We just finished the first 2 ...

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SKUMLOVE Seek Drummer

Los Angeles-based SKUMLOVE, whose current touring line-up includes former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, and SX-10/CYPRESS HILL bassist Frank Mercurio, are seeking a new drummer. Interested parties should contact Skum at [email protected] SKUMLOVE's next live show will take place on March 17 (St. Patrick's Day) at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California. Also appearing on ...

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40 GRIT: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

San Francisco Bay Area metallers 40 GRIT have announced the following tour dates: March 6 Bakersfield, CA - Lucky's (w/ ANKLA) March 7 Las Vegas, NV - The Rock (w/ ANKLA) March 8 Ontario, CA - Sick Life Tattoo (w/ ANKLA) March 9 San Diego, CA - Dream Street (w/ ANKLA) March 10 Newport Beach, ...

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Ex-RATT Singer Re-Records Classic For Upcoming B-Side

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy and his solo band have recorded a 2003 version of the RATT smash "Round And Round". It will reportedly appear as the B-side to Pearcy's "In Like Pink" single, the lead-off cut from the singer's first-ever solo album, "Social Intercourse". In other news, Pearcy has lined up the following tour ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams With TRIBE OF JUDAH, METAL SHOP

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony dropped in at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California Monday night [Jan. 20] to check out ex-VAN HALEN singer Gary Cherone's new band, TRIBE OF JUDAH. At the end of their set, "Michael jumped up on stage, hijacked TRIBE OF JUDAH bassist] Pat Badger's bass and the boys tore ...

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Former WHITE ZOMBIE Bassist Resurfaces In ROCK CITY MORGUE

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult, ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, and ex-SYRUP drummer Michael Brueggen, have finished recording a six-song EP, titled "Some Ghouls", with producer Daniel Rey (RAMONES). "The recording took place at New Orleans new Truck Farm Studios, and the band was very ...

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