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MEGADETH: EIDOLON Guitarist GLEN DROVER Joins The Fold

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has announced the addition of guitarist Glen Drover (EIDOLON, ex-KING DIAMOND) to the group's ranks. Speaking to the Shock Waves webzine, Mustaine said, "The webmaster for my website had talked to me about a couple guys and Glen's name popped up, we did some research and it was a perfect fit." ...

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FATES WARNING: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new FATES WARNING track, entitled "Simple Human", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Simple Human" comes off the group's upcoming CD, "FWX", due on October 5 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Disconnected" was recorded at Carriage House studios in Stamford, Connecticut and features cover artwork ...

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FATES WARNING: 'FWX' Cover Art Posted Online

The cover artwork for the upcoming FATES WARNING CD, "FWX", has been posted online at this location. The CD cover art was designed by renowned record-cover artist Ioannis (DREAM THEATER, SEPULTURA, DEEP PURPLE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, KING CRIMSON, BIOHAZARD, VOIVOD, UFO, OVERKILL), who has previously worked with FATES WARNING on the ...

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NOMINON Announce New Singer

Swedish death metallers NOMINON have announced the addition of ABSURDO CULTO singer Daniel Garptoft to the group's ranks. The band's first gig with their new lineup will take place early September in a small Swedish town prior to the start of the group's European tour with BENEDICTION and GODHATE. As previously reported, NOMINON recently entered ...

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FU MANCHU Name New Album

FU MANCHU have set "Start the Machine" as the title of their follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth), due on September 14 through DRT Entertainment. The LP, which was recently completed with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL), will mark the group's first release for DRT, the independent label founded last year by ...

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E-FORCE, NOMINON, DECEASED To Appear On VOIVOD Tribute

E-FORCE, NOMINON, MAUSOLEUM, CHEMIKILLER, DECEASED and ORDER FROM CHAOS are among the bands that will reportedly appear on an upcoming tribute to early VOIVOD, tentatively due before the end of the year through France's Nihilistic Holocaust Records. NOMINON's version of "Live For Violence", taken from VOIVOD's debut album, "War And Pain", will be recorded this ...

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FU MANCHU Set Release Date For New Album

FU MANCHU have set a September 14 release date through DRT Entertainment for their follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth). The LP, which was recently completed with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL), will mark the group's first release for DRT, the independent label founded last year by senior music industry executives Derek ...

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FU MANCHU Contribute Music To 'Motorcycle Mania 3' TV Movie

FU MANCHU have contributed much of the music featured in the upcoming TV movie "Motorcycle Mania 3", starring Kid Rock and Jesse James of "West Coast Choppers". Several FU MANCHU songs will appear in the movie, including special "FU riffs" in between the scenes, according to a posting on the band's web site. "Motorcycle Mania ...

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VOIVOD To Revisit 'Nothingface' Era On Upcoming Album

According to a Chophouse Records newsletter, there are approximately 25 songs in progress for the next VOIVOD album. Guitarist Piggy "is churning up evil with some very metal riffage and leading the way as we are charting our course of execution for the months ahead. "As of now, [VOIVOD] plan to return to the same ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Name New CD

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have set "The Conjoined" as the tentative title of their second full-length CD, due late 2004/early 2005 through Karmageddon Media. The follow-up to last year's "A ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Perform At San Francisco In-Store

DEATH ANGEL will perform live at Tower Records (corner of Bay and Columbus Street) in San Francisco on Sunday, June 6 at 3:00 p.m. This will be a free event for the fans. The band will then have an autograph signing session following the performance. More than 100 live photos of DEATH ANGEL, taken at ...

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AFTER ALL Complete Work On New Album

On May 14, Begium's AFTER ALL completed the recording of the their fifth full-length album, "The Vermin Breed". The CD is set for release this fall. Like its predecessor, "Mercury Rising", "The Vermin Breed" was recorded and mixed by veteran producer Harris Johns at his Spiderhouse Studio in Berlin, Germany. Harris is best known for ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Guest On 107.7 THE BONE

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will be appearing on 107.7 The Bone's "Metal Zone" with Billy Steel this Friday night (April 30) between 9:00 p.m. and midnight PST. DEATH ANGEL will be talking about their upcoming CD, "The Art of Dying", and will be premiering several cuts off the album. Listen to ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Guest On 92.3 KSJO's 'Hardcore Hell'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will be appearing on Nikki Blakk's "Hardcore Hell" show on 92.3 KSJO this Friday and Saturday (April 23 and 24) at 12 midnight. Listen in to hear songs off the group's new album, "The Art Of Dying", and to win tickets for their record-release show at the ...

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THE CUD: JASON NEWSTED's 1997 Project Posted Online

A 1997 recording from THE CUD, a project featuring bassist Jason Newsted (VOIVOD, ex-METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE) on bass/vocals alongside Chris Scianni on guitar and Dave Borla on drums (both ex-ECHOBRAIN), has been posted online in Real Audio format at this location (songtitle: "The Theme from CUD"). According to a Chophouse Records newsletter, THE ...

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DEATH ANGEL Working On Video For 'Thicker Than Blood'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL are currently working on a video for their new single, "Thicker Than Blood". "The shoot went AWESOME! It's going to be a killer video!" the band write. "Thicker Than Blood" comes off DEATH ANGEL's much-anticipated comeback album, "The Art of Dying", due in the U.S. on May ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: BLASKO Out, GEEZER BUTLER In?

OZZY OSBOURNE has parted ways with bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson and has re-joined forces with his BLACK SABBATH bandmate Geezer Butler, reliable sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Butler's return to OSBOURNE's band has further opened the door for a possible BLACK SABBATH reunion at this year's Ozzfest. OZZY is currently scheduled to headline the annual festival, ...

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E-FORCE To Debut New Lineup At French Gig

Former VOIVOD and current E-FORCE frontman Eric Forrest has relocated to Toulouse, France "due to personal and business reasons. I got married to Nathalie Denaclara (FMR 89.1 / Havana Cafe) last September," says Eric. As a result of Forrest's move, E-FORCE's lineup has been completely revamped. Joining Eric in the new band are Lewis Leveque ...

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