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HEIR APPARENT Announce New Drummer, Begin Work On New Material

American prog-metal legends HEIR APPARENT have announced the addition of former NIGHTSHADE drummer Jeffrey McCormack to the group's ranks. The band are currently working on material for their first studio effort in nearly a decade, and will be performing a few shows stateside before the disc is released. The group's current lineup is as follows: ...

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SKINLAB Part Ways With Drummer And Guitarist, Seek Replacements

SKINLAB bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel has issued the following update on the band's activities: "Hey there everyone. Sorry it's been awhile since the last official update. Even though we've been laying low since the completion of the Jagermusic tour with SLAYER, HATEBREED and our labelmates ARCH ENEMY, there has been a lot going on in the ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE To Open For EXODUS In Florida

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, will be opening for EXODUS at The Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Wednesday, April 28. Also set to appear are SAQ and KRYPTIC KURSE. In other news, RESPONSE NEGATIVE's music will be featured on the upcoming "Get Thrashed" soundtrack, ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE: CD-Release Party Scheduled

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, will be holding a CD-release party on Saturday, April 10 at The Kelsey Club in Lake Park (near West Palm Beach), Florida. Also appearing on the bill will be 5 BILLION DEAD, STILL KEPT, EVERSINCE EVE and DEMENXIA. RESPONSE NEGATIVE's recently ...

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ROBERT PLANT Makes Surprise Appearance At LIZARDS/VANILLA FUDGE Gig

According to ElectricBasement.com, legendary LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant made a guest appearance at a LIZARDS/VANILLA FUDGE U.K. gig last week. On March 13, at the Rock Cafe 2000 in Stourbridge, Plant joined THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH fame) and VANILLA FUDGE during an encore featuring both bands onstage together. Plant ...

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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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Former HALFORD Guitarist Offers PAINMUSEUM Update

Former HALFORD/current PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak has issued the following update on his recent and upcoming activities: "Greetings everyone .... some news from the PAINMUSEUM enemy lines. "Wanted to confirm that PAINMUSEUM will be performing Saturday, March 13th at the NJ March Metal Meltdown VI. The official site for this event www.metalfest.com had the ...

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Magazine: OZZY To 'Bite The Dust' In Nine Years

Ozzy Osbourne will live another nine years before "biting the dust," according to a magazine report. In the Blender magazine article "When Will Your Favorite Rock Star Die?", out on newsstands next week, gerontologist Dr. David Demko attempts to project the death dates of musicians, based on their lifestyles. Whitney Houston gains five for being ...

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SPASTIC INK To Release Sophomore Album In April

Acclaimed San Antonio, Texas-based prog/tech metal triumvirate SPASTIC INK, featuring guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek, bassist Pete Perez, and drummer Bobby Jarzombek, have signed a deal with Marquee Inc. for the release of their long-awaited sophomore album, "Ink Compatible". Marquee will handle Japan and most Southeast Asian territories while the rest of the world will be covered ...

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HEIR APPARENT: Live Video Posted Online

Seattle-based metallers HEIR APPARENT have posted a video clip of the song "Just Imagine", recorded on January 24 during the band's appearance at the Seattle PowerProg Festival. Check it out here. HEIR APPARENTPeter Orullian (vocals), Bobby Ferkovich (bass), Op Sakiya (keyboards) and Terry Gorle (guitar) — are currently auditioning drummers who ...

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PAINMUSEUM Confirmed For MARCH METAL MELTDOWN VI

PAINMUSEUM, the aggressive metal outfit featuring former HALFORD members "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (guitar) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums) have been officially confirmed for the March Metal Meltdown VI festival, set to take place March 12-13 at Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey. The band will perform selections from their up-coming debut disc, "Metal For Life - ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE: New Soundclip Posted Online

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, have posted a soundclip of their new track "Silent Son" at this location. "Silent Son" comes off the group's recently completed five-song EP, which was recorded at Studio 13 with producer Jeremy Staska and mastered by Mike Fuller. The ...

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Report: DAVID LEE ROTH To Get His Own Vegas Show

The adult revue "X" co-producer Angela Sampras tells The Las Vegas Sun that she and partner Bobby Boling are not looking to incorporate former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth into their existing show, as the paper had earlier reported. "We are creating a whole new show for David," Sampras said. And regarding Roth's poorly ...

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MARILYN MANSON, MAYHEM Among 'Craziest' Rockers Of All Time

MARILYN MANSON and Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM were included in a list of the "100 most insane moments in rock" released last week by British music magazine Q. Topping the list was the late WHO drummer Keith Moon, who was singled out for a life of excess that included countless drug-fueled brawls, a food fight ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE: New Song Available For Download

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, have posted a soundclip of their new track "Carnivorous Lust" at this location. "Carnivorous Lust" comes off the group's recently completed five-song EP, which was recorded at Studio 13 with producer Jeremy Staska and mastered by Mike Fuller. The ...

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SOULFLY Name New Album, Finalize Track Listing

SOULFLY have set "Prophecy" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the spring through Roadrunner Records. The tentative track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Prophecy 02. Living Sacrifice 03. Execution Style 04. Defeat U 05. Mars 06. I Believe 07. Moses 08. Born Again Anarchist 09. Porrada 10. ...

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Former OVERKILL Guitarist Completes Work On RESPONSE NEGATIVE EP

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, have completed work on their new EP. The five-song effort was recorded at Studio 13 with producer Jeremy Staska, and was mastered by Mike Fuller. The complete track listing for the EP is as follows: 01. All Out War 02. Silent ...

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SPASTIC INK: New Song Available For Download

WATCHTOWER guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek has posted a track from his long-awaited sophomore SPASTIC INK release, "Ink Compatible". The song, titled "Aquanet", features Jarzombek on guitar, Jason McMaster (WATCHTOWER, DANEGROUS TOYS) on vocals, Bobby Jarzombek (ex-HALFORD, RIOT) on drums, Pete Perez (RIOT) on bass and Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on the synthesizer. Download it

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POISON's BRET MICHAELS Explains VINCE NEIL Shoving Incident

In a brand-new interview published in the January 2004 issue of Metal Edge magazine, POISON frontman Bret Michaels commented on the scuffle that occurred on one of the last dates of the band's summer tour involving MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, one of the supporting acts on the bill. Michaels was very reluctant to divulge ...

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RIOT Recruit VIRGIN STEELE Drummer

RIOT have announced the addition of drummer Frank Gilchriest (VIRGIN STEELE) to the group's ranks. "[When] RIOT was touring in Europe as the support act for VIRGIN STEELE in 1998, [guitarist] Mark [Reale] and the rest of the band, including [then-RIOT drummer Bobby] Jarzombek, watched Frank Gilchriest destroy the drums every night for 7 weeks," ...

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SCOTT SERGEANT Rejoins SKINLAB

SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel has posted the following message to the band's web site" "Hey hey everyone, some more updates from the LAB!! First off, we would like to announce that our bro Scott Sergeant is back in the band. Yup, that's right after 3yrs away from the music industry, Scott has decided to rejoin ...

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MARDUK Side Project To Appear On Horror-Punk Compilation

DEVILS WHOREHOUSE, the side project of MARDUK guitarist Morgan Håkansson and bassist B. War, will participate in a compilation CD entitled "This Is Horror Punk". The album will be a limited-edition release through Fiendforce Records and is expected to be issued on Halloween (October 31). Other groups set to appear on the album include THE ...

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Former MEGADETH Bassist To Guest On New SOULFLY Album

Former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson has recorded the bass tracks for four songs on the forthcoming SOULFLY album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Roadrunner Records. Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55) is expected to handle the bass duties on the remaining cuts. Other musicians slated to join mainman Max Cavalera on the album include guitarist Marc ...

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