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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman To Issue Solo CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Mark Boals will issue a solo album, entitled Edge Of The World, in Japan on October 23rd though Marquee Inc, and in other territories shortly after. Described in an official press release as "his most diverse and creative solo album yet," Edge Of The World "is very much a melodic hard ...

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CARMINE APPICE Speaks Out On "THE OSBOURNES" And Friendship With OZZY

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER drummer Carmine Appice still considers Ozzy his friend despite the fact that Sharon Osbourne fired him from the group under acrimonious circumstances back in 1984 (which eventually led to Appice suing the couple). In an interview with Electribasement.com's David L. Wilson, Carmine stated that "When I first saw [The Osbournes], I ...

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CARMINE APPICE To Appear On DRUM RADIO

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER drummer Carmine Appice has contributed a segment called The Carmine Appice Weather Report to Drum Radio, which can be accessed online at this location. The first show, which features guest Anton Fig (i.e. Late Show With David Letterman), will reportedly be up by July 13th. ...

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XYZ Reunite, Ink Deal With MTM RECORDS

'80s melodic hard rockers XYZ have reformed and are currently working on a comeback album for MTM Records that will feature original members Terry Ilous on vocals, Paul Monroe on drums, Marc Diglio on guitars and new member/guitarist JK Northrup. ROUGH CUTT/ex-QUIET RIOT bassist Sean McNabb and former BLUE MURDER four-stringer Tony Franklin will handle ...

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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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DANIEL CAVANAGH To Rejoin ANATHEMA?

Guitarist Daniel "Danny" Cavanagh has decided to rejoin Britain's ANATHEMA, and is hoping to bring his brother Jamie, the group's original bassist, back into the band's ranks with him. After careful consideration, based on the truth, my deepest feelings and the wishes of our mum Helen, I have decided to change my mind about leaving ...

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In Memory Of RANDY CASTILLO

A memorial site has been set up for late OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo at www.randycastillo.com. The following written tributes were taken from the above-mentioned site: Carmine Appice (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER): I just heard and I am shocked about Randy's passing. He was a great fellow drummer and the nicest guy. I ...

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LANA LANE, ERIK NORLANDER Line Up All-Star Live Band

Lana Lane and Erik Norlander will launch their 2002 world tour with a special warm up concert at the world-famous Troubadour, Monday, April 22, 2002, in West Hollywood, California. This will be their only US appearance on the tour, and they have arranged a very special musician line-up to deliver their usual 2-1/2 hour concert. ...

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ANDY "Undie" SNEAP Shoots From The Hip!

It's been quite some time since we last got an official update from former SABBAT guitarist and acclaimed producer Andy Undie Sneap, so in the interest of making up for lost time, we will let this English fool fill us in what he's been up to. And while at it, we'll even let him have ...

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TONY FRANKLIN Unveils "Secret" Project

Bassist extraordinaire Tony Franklin (i.e. DAVID COVERDALE, BLUE MURDER) has shed light on his much-rumored “secret” project which he has been hinting at but not offered any concrete information about in his previous postings on his official web site. Until now, that is. According to Franklin, “the 'Secret Project' is now out in the open! ...

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Former YNGWIE, SABBATH Members Appear On Upcoming Lana Lane CD!

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Mark Boals has collaborated with female singer Lana Lane on the latter's new album, entitled Project Shangri-La, which is scheduled to receive a worldwide release on January 23rd. Mark is said to have contributed songwriting and vocals to the track "Time To Say Goodbye", a duet with Lana, which was reportedly ...

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Archive News Nov 12, 2001

NEVERMORE have dismissed as “totally false” the statement issued by the group's record company, Century Media Records, on Thursday, October 8th that indicated that the band had withdrawn from the five-date east coast/midwest tour with OVERKILL (which was scheduled to run from November 25th through December 2nd) in order to begin work ...

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Archive News Jul 23, 2001 - update 2

ANOTHERDAY, the New York-based outfit that includes in its line-up former DRAIN STH guitarist Flavia Canel, is currently wrapping up work on a four-song demo.


Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX, who include in their ranks ENTOMBED bassist Jorgen Sandstrom, will be holding a release party for their upcoming album, entitled ...

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Archive News Jul 20, 2001

METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield has entered an undisclosed rehabilitation facility for “alcoholism and other addictions”, according to a message posted by the band on their official web site yesterday. Here is the group's statement in its entirety:

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“To Our Friends:

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“We would like you ...

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Archive News Jul 17, 2001

ENTOMBED have finalized the track listing for their upcoming Morning Star CD, which is due at the end of August through Music For Nations Records in Europe. The complete and final track listing for the album is as follows:

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01. Chief Rebel Angel

02. I ...

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Archive News Jun 11, 2001

KUSH, the Los Angeles-based 'supergroup' that includes in its ranks FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, is due to make its first-ever live appearance tonight, June 11th, at Club Vinyl in Hollywood, CA. Also performing at the show will be LOS ...

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Archive News Jun 02, 2001

All the shows for the upcoming Tattoo The Planet European tour—featuring PANTERA, SLAYER, CRADLE OF FILTH and STATIC-X—have been announced. The dates are as follows:

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Sept. 14 - Birmingham, UK @ NIA Academy

Sept. 15 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena

Sept. 16 - Glasgow, UK @ S.E.C.C.

Sept. 18 - Leuven, BEL @ ...

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Archive News May 26, 2001

Thrash Of The Titans publicist/co-organizer Jerry Allen has sent us the following update on the benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy (tentatively scheduled to take place on August 11th at San Francisco's Maritime Hall), who was recently diagnosed with cancer:

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'We are seeking a larger venue to accommodate the newly added headliners, ANTHRAX, ...

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Archive News May 07, 2001

Currently holed up in a North Californian rehearsal space working on new material for the group's forthcoming studio album, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has posted the following studio update in the band-exclusive area of the group's official web site:

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'We made this pact to work on one or two ideas every day and not ...

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Archive News May 01, 2001 - update 1

The full track listing for JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming Demolition opus can finally be revealed. The song titles are as follows (in no particular order):

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01. Machine Man

02. One On One

03. Hell Is Home

04. Feed On Me

05. Jekyll &amp Hyde

06. Devil Digger

07. Close To You

08. Subterfuge

09. Metal ...

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Archive News May 01, 2001 - update 2

The full track listing for JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming Demolition opus can finally be revealed. The song titles are as follows (in no particular order):

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01. Machine Man

02. One On One

03. Hell Is Home

04. Feed On Me

05. Jekyll &amp Hyde

06. Devil Digger

07. Close To You

08. Subterfuge

09. Metal ...

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Archive News Apr 25, 2001

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has responded to mounting criticism over his less-than-complimentary comments about the alleged MOTLEY CRUE split and the behind-the-scenes circumstances that led to ANTHRAX getting thrown off the Maximum Rock tour (also featuring the CRUE and MEGADETH) last summer.

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Here is Mustaine's response in its entirety:

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'First, let me say ...

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Archive News Apr 02, 2001

SEPULTURA have announced the dates for their upcoming European headlining tour, the group's first in support of their just-released Nation CD. Here is how the schedule is shaping up right now:

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May 01 - Berlin, GER @ Columbia-halle&nbsp

May 02 - Hamburg, GER @ Docks Konzerte&nbsp

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Archive News Mar 22, 2001 - update 2

For anyone that's interested, photos taken at the so-called 'St. Patrick's Day Jam', featuring former FLOODGATE / EXHORDER vocalist Kyle Thomas, CROWBAR / DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein, and ex-CROWBAR drummer Craig Nunenmacher, which took place at Pat's Pub in Fat City, Lousiana on Saturday, March 17th, have been posted at this location.


H2O's ...

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Archive News Mar 11, 2001 - update 1

CONTROL DENIED are presently recording a double-album at Morrisound Studios in Tampa with producer Jim Morris. The as-yet-untitled effort will be released later in the year.


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ENTOMBED have entered Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden to record their seventh studio album, tentatively titled Morning Star. 12 songs are being recorded with producers Nico Elgstrand and ...

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Archive News Mar 09, 2001 - update 1

Bassist Tony Franklin recently addressed the persistent rumors of a reunion of the original BLUE MURDER line-up, featuring Franklin, guitarist/vocalist John Sykes and drummer Carmine Appice, by acknowledging that 'things are starting to happen. There's still some ground to cover, but it looks like a reunion will happen. As far as details go, i.e. which ...

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Archive News Mar 08, 2001 - update 2

TAPROOT are tentatively set to take some time off in April/May to continue writing new material for their next album, which they hope to begin recording shortly after their Ozzfest stint ends later in the summer. Among the tracks set to appear on TAPROOT's sophomore offering for Velvet Hammer / Atlantic Records is 'Poem To ...

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Archive News Mar 02, 2001 - update 2

V.O.D. (VISION OF DISORDER) will release their new studio album, From Bliss To Devastation, through TVT Records on June 26th. All the tracking&nbsp for the album was recently completed at Machine Shop Studios (home of producer 'Machine') in Hoboken, New Jersey.


EMPEROR have announced the title of their forthcoming studio album: PROMETHEUS - ...

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