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MANMADEGOD: Debut Album Delayed

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have pushed back the release of their self-titled debut to an unspecified date later this summer. In the meantime, the band's first single, "Safe Passage", along with the tracks "Bad Creation" and "Poison Eye" have been posted online for listening ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE Split With JIZZY PEARL, Announce Replacement

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band formed by ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, have replaced RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl with Sean Crosby from the AC/DC tribute act BACK IN BLACK. "Steven claims that this guy is an 'amazing, strong screamer!' " according to a posting on The Official Steven Adler Fan Site. ...

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SOULSTORM To Release New Material

Before relocating to Los Angeles, SOULSTORM lead singer/bassist Nick Sagias and longtime drummer Patrick Harquail went into Peter Hudson's Hallamusic studios (MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE, INTERZONE) in Toronto and recorded 10 new songs in an all-day jam that were left as rough skeletons to build the new songs upon. "At the time of recording Pat and ...

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Former LETHAL Frontman Seeks Musicians

Former LETHAL vocalist Tom Mallicoat is looking for established, experienced musicians to form a new band with and collaborate in writing songs, recording, and touring. Tom does not wish to relive the past, but move forward into the present with open-minded, easy going musicians who like being around each other and creating music that will ...

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SHADOWS FALL Confirmed For TAKE ACTION TOUR 2003

Massachusetts-based thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL have just been added to the fourth annual Take Action Tour 2003 that launches September 11 in Minneapolis and wraps October 12 in Seattle. Confirmed artists on this year's tour include POISON THE WELL, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, FURTHER SEEMS FOREVER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEATH BY STEREO, EIGHTEEN VISIONS, SHAI HULUD, ...

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OZZY To The Rescue

Michael Starr of the New York Post reports that there has been more trouble for Sharon Osbourne's menagerie of pets — with hubby Ozzy Osbourne coming to the rescue. Last year, it was Pipi, Sharon's beloved pomeranian, who went missing (and was eventually returned by an anonymous thief). Now, Sharon tells Us Weekly that her ...

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Producer JOHN PURDELL Dies Of Cancer

John Purdell, producer of a number of acclaimed albums from such artists as OZZY OSBOURNE, POISON, L.A. GUNS, DREAM THEATER, KIX, ALICE COOPER, and CINDERELLA, passed away from cancer on Thursday, July 10. John had been hospitalized in Quebec for two weeks and was most recently touring with THE LOU GRAMM BAND as the group's ...

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Fans Turn Rowdy At POISON Concert

Tom Morton of Casper Star-Tribune reports that a lot of fans at Tuesday night's (June 24) POISON concert at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyoming turned rowdy and engaged in dope-smoking, judging from the police log of arrests Wednesday morning. Good rock bands will pump up a crowd and smooth out the emotional fire ...

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DEW-SCENTED Complete Work On 'Impact'

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have set "Impact" as the title for their new album, due via Nuclear Blast Records in the G.A.S. countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) on August 25 and the rest of Europe on September 1. A North American release will follow on October 7. The regular version of the album will feature the following ...

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WYKKED WYTCH To Begin Recording New Album

Florida-based, female-fronted act WYKKED WYTCH will enter Studio 13 in Deerfield Beach on June 27 to begin recording their third full-length album, entitled "Nefret". The CD will be produced by Jeremy Staska (POISON THE WELL, MARILYN MANSON, MALEVOLENT CREATION) and will mark the first recorded appearance with the group of new members Gio Geraca (guitars) ...

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SKID ROW: New Album Delayed

SKID ROW have been forced to delay the release of their new album, "Thickskin", to August 5. "Seems that this delay is thanks to distributor ADA wanting to properly get the disc in stores," reads a posting on the unofficial SKID ROW web site SkidRow.net. "The guys aren't too happy about it because ...

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1349 Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Norwegian black metallers 1349, featuring SATYRICON drummer Frost, are the latest act to have been confirmed for Germany's With Full Force 2003 festival, which is set to take place July 4-6 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: Friday, July 4: ...

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SKID ROW To Release 'Thickskin' In July

SKID ROW have set a July 22 release date through Skid Row Records for their new album, "Thickskin". " 'Thickskin' has been two years in the making. We're very excited about this, especially since it's the first SKID ROW record for [singer] Johnny [Solinger] and [drummer] Phil [Varone]," said bassist Rachel Bolan. "It took a ...

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Former THE RODS Frontman Returns To Action With FEINSTEIN

FEINSTEIN, the new band featuring former THE RODS frontman/ELF guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein and ROYAL HUNT singer John West, have inked a deal with MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music label for the release of their debut album, "Third Wish". The complete track listing for "Third Wish" is as follows: 01. Regeneration 02. Rebelution 03. Screaming Star ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer To Appear In ROLLING STONE Magazine

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler was reportedly interviewed for the next issue of Rolling Stone magazine. In other news, Adler is a confirmed special guest on the POISON/VINCE NEIL summer tour at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, Texas on July 19. Also on the Adler front, Steven has apparently expressed an ...

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SKID ROW To Land On Germany's SPV/STEAMHAMMER?

SKID ROW are strongly rumored to have landed a European deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records for their already-completed new album, "ThickSkin". A spring release is expected. The band have yet to find a suitable U.S. label following their split with longtime home Atlantic Records. SKID ROW, who now feature in their ranks singer Johnny Solinger, recently ...

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USA Today: Those '80s Metal Bands Still Strike A Chord

USA Today published an article in its March 11 edition spotlighting the current popularity of '80s metal and the renewed media interest in a musical subculture many thought was extinct prior to the recent Rhode Island nightclub blaze in which nearly 100 people died. According to author Clara Frenk, "bands such as POISON, DEF LEPPARD ...

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