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DAMAGEPLAN: Canadian Headlining Dates Announced

DAMAGEPLAN have announced two headlining dates in Ontario immediately following their short Canadian tour as the support act for SLAYER. The group's Canadian itinerary is shaping up as follows: Jun. 10 – Halifax, NS - Metro Centre (w/ SLAYER) Jun. 11 – Moncton, NB - Coliseum Moncton (w/ SLAYER) Jun. 12 - Saint John, NB ...

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Bassist JOEY VERA To Tour Europe With ANTHRAX

Bassist Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, SEVEN WITCHES, ARMORED SAINT, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his web site: "Seems like just yesterday but it's been almost a month since I got back from the tour with ANTHRAX in Japan and Australia. Most of us, myself included, got some weird upper respiratory illness half way ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL: DAMAGEPLAN Has A Beautiful Future

DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell has told Canada's Chart Attack that he and his brother Vinnie Paul have every intention of continuing to live up to the partying reputation they'd earned during their lengthy run with PANTERA. "We go out and raise fuckin' hell — it's just in our blood," Darrell said. "We just stay burned ...

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GRAVE Complete Work On New CD

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have posted the following message on their official web site: "After three weeks in Abyss studio, the new album, entitled 'Fiendish Regression', is finally finished. 11 tracks were recorded including 9 brand new songs + a cover version of SAINT VITUS classic 'Burial At Sea' and a re-recording of a ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

THE WILDHEARTS have announced four extra dates in the U.S. during their upcoming tour as support for THE DARKNESS. They are as follows: Jun. 05 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (w/ NASHVILLE PUSSY) Jun. 10 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note Jun. 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar Jun. 19 - New ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL's JIMMY BOWER To Play Drums For DEBRIS INC.

SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist and DOWN/ex-C.O.C. drummer Jimmy Bower will be sitting behind the kit for DEBRIS INC. when they hit the road in the U.S. later this month. DEBRIS INC., the new group featuring SAINT VITUS mainman Dave Chandler and ex-TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, will support ORANGE GOBLIN between May 24 and May 28. In ...

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GODSMACK Announce Headlining Shows Following METALLICA Tour

After GODSMACK finish touring with METALLICA on May 15 in North Little Rock, Arkansas, the band will play seven radio festivals and solo shows, starting May 17 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and running through May 29 in Noblesville, Indiana. Then GODSMACK will hook back up with METALLICA for the next leg of their North ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Singer Comments On Toronto Cancellation

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION frontman London LeGrand has posted the following message in the "Diary" section of the band's official web site: "People, there was talk earlier that day we would not be entering Canada because of their government not being understanding enough to realize human beings are only just that…human beings. And because of this, ...

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DEBRIS INC.: More Live Dates Announced

DEBRIS INC., the new group featuring SAINT VITUS mainman Dave Chandler and ex-TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, have lined up several dates with DIXIE WITCH beginning on May 19. As previously reported, the group will support ORANGE GOBLIN between May 24 and May 28. Confirmed DEBRIS INC. dates are as follows: May 19 - Room 710 ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: New Album To Receive U.S. Release

THE WILDHEARTS have set a May 4 release date through Sanctuary Records for their latest album, "The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed". The CD includes guest appearances by THERAPY? guitarist/vocalist Andy Cairns and THE DARKNESS singer Justin Hawkins. As previously reported, THE DARKNESS have once again invited THE WILDHEARTS to support them on their upcoming U.S./Canadian ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN will be embarking on a U.S. tour beginning April 29 in New York City. Support at all dates will come from LAMONT. DEBRIS INC., the new group featuring SAINT VITUS mainman Dave Chandler and ex-TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, will join the bill between May 24 and May 28. Confirmed dates are ...

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ANTHRAX Singer, Wife Expecting First Child

ANTHRAX vocalist John Bush and his wife Tori are expecting their first child in November, according to a posting on the band's official web site. In other news, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently spoke to Australia's TimeOff.com.au about the departure of bassist Frank Bello (the band have since acquired ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist on a ...

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PRONG To Launch U.S. Headlining Tour In Support Of 'Scorpio Rising'

PRONG are preparing to embark on a headlining U.S. tour in support of their new release, "Scorpio Rising", on Locomotive Music. "The new music is similar to 'Rude Awakening', but maybe even a little more simplistic," says singer/guitarist/founder Tommy Victor. "This time I started with lyrics, and developed from there, from what I've got going ...

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SLAYER, DAMAGEPLAN, OTEP: More Canadian Dates Leaked

SLAYER, DAMAGEPLAN and OTEP will be teaming up for a handful of Canadian dates in early June. Also rumored to be appearing on the bill are Newfoundland's BUCKET TRUCK. The trek is shaping up as follows: Jun. 10 - Halifax, NS @ The Halifax Metro Centre Jun. 11 - Moncton, NB @ The Moncton Coliseum ...

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KING'S X To Film West Hollywood Show For Upcoming DVD

KING'S X will be filming their May 23 performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California for an upcoming DVD. In addition, the group will be recording various shows on the upcoming North American tour for a live album — a double-CD affair containing "lots of songs," according to an online posting from ...

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JOEY VERA: Touring With ANTHRAX Will Be Killer

ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera has posted the following message on his official web site: "As most of you have heard, I will be going on tour with ANTHRAX filling in for the recently departed bassist Frank Bello. The band has asked me to do their upcoming tour of Japan and Australia which they ...

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PRONG: Live Video Posted Online

PRONG have uploaded a live performance video of the track "All Knowing Force" at their official web site. Check it out: Windows Media, Mac. The clip was filmed on March 3 during the band's "Scorpio Rising" CD-release party at The Dragonfly in Los Angeles. As previously reported, PRONG have lined up ...

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PRONG: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

PRONG have lined up the following tour dates during the coming weeks: Mar. 20 - Maplewood, MN @ First Avenue Mar. 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (w/ STATIC-X) Mar. 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (w/ STATIC-X) Apr. 29 - Sacramento, CA @ The Roadhouse Apr. 30 - Concord, CA ...

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GARY MOORE Guests On New TRILOK GURTU Album

Legendary guitarist Gary Moore has recorded a guest appearance for the new TRILOK GURTU album, "Broken Rhythms", due for release in April. Trilok Gurtu is an Indian master musician, composer and serial collaborator and "Broken Rhythms" is his tenth recording. Moore has reportedly contributed a guitar solo to the song "Kabir", named after an Indian ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: Lineup Changes Suck

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site (as part of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail"): "Comrades, the emails have been pouring in and I'd like to thank you all very much for your words of support. Seriously, thank you so much. I read all the ...

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ANTHRAX Announce 'Warm-Up' Show In Hollywood

ANTHRAX have announced a one-off date on Thursday, April 8 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, The gig, which will serve as a "warm-up" concert for their Japanese/Australian tour, "is a show not to be missed" guitarist Scott Ian writes on the band's web site. "We're letting [the fans] know first ...

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Belgium's MORDA To Support PRO-PAIN In Europe

Belgium's leading metalcore act MORDA will embark on the "Fistful of Hate" European tour as support for PRO-PAIN, together with DISBELIEF and EKTOMORF. MORDA will be presenting their newest record "Eighty Six" during 15 days of "death on the dance floor chaos" in Belgium, France, Germany and The Netherlands. Here are the dates: Mar. 12 ...

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It's Official: ANTHRAX Part Ways With Bassist FRANK BELLO

ANTHRAX manager Tim Dralle has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that bassist Frank Bello is no longer a member of ANTHRAX. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "Due to internal reasons, Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING) will be temporarily handling bass playing duties for ANTHRAX on their upcoming tours of Japan and ...

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Sources: FRANK BELLO Quits ANTHRAX, Is Replaced Temporarily By JOEY VERA

Bassist Frank Bello has quit ANTHRAX and is relocating to Los Angeles to join the reformed HELMET, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The surprising move reportedly came the day after ANTHRAX finished taping the additional video footage for their much-anticipated live DVD, "Music Of Mass Destruction", due on April 6 through Sanctuary Records. Replacing Bello ...

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