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36 CRAZYFISTS: In Pre-Production Mode

36 CRAZYFISTS guitarist Steve Holt has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Today [Oct. 31] marks the official beginning of pre-production for us. Our producer Sal Villanueva [THURSDAY, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, VISION OF DISORDER] flew in last night from New Jersey so we figured wed kick this thing off with a ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Guest On New LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE have announced that former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will be making a guest appearance on their new CD, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul". Sebastian is featured on the track "Another Nail", which was co-written by Bach, Mike Layne, Justin Murr, and Keri Kelli (VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ADLER'S APPETITE). ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER To Guest On GARY BARDEN's New Solo Album

The original MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) pairing of Gary Barden (STATETROOPER) and Michael Schenker, responsible for such classic songs as "Armed & Ready" and "Cry for the Nations", recently spent time in the studio recording a track for Gary's forthcoming solo album. Michael played guitar on a track called "Let Me Down", from the album ...

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DROWNING POOL To Perform For Troops In Persian Gulf

The USO, in partnership with Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE), will soon send metal band DROWNING POOL to perform several shows for service members serving in the Persian Gulf region. The band also will "meet and greet" troops, sign autographs and pose for pictures. The Texas-based quartet will be accompanied by Dallas radio station KDGE's afternoon ...

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Will VAN HALEN Be The Next 'Rock Star' Band?

MTV.com is reporting that a source close to the "Rock Star" TV show has claimed that the core VAN HALEN trio — brothers Alex and Eddie Van Halen and bassist Michael Anthony — will be auditioning potential frontmen and women for the show's still-hypothetical second season. The winner would be stepping into the ...

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PSYOPUS Guitarist Joins ASSJACK's Touring Lineup

PSYOPUS guitarist Chris Arp has joined the touring lineup of ASSAJCK, the hardcore/punk metal band led by SUPERJOINT RITUAL bassist Hank Williams III. "Chris will be taking over lead guitar duties throughout this tour and and is sure to amaze everyone with his shredding style," reads a posting on hank's web site. In addition to ...

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WEAPON Featuring Former HIRAX, WARGOD Members: Demo Available For Free Download

WEAPON 13, the new band featuring former HIRAX members Gary Monardo (bass), Johnny Tabares (drums; appeared on HIRAX's "Raging Violence" album) and Bob Savage (guitar; played on HIRAX's 1984 demo), along with ex-WARGOD vocalist Rob Perkins, have made their three-song self-titled demo available for free download. Check out the songs "Monster Reborn", "The Bleeding Never ...

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EYES OF FIRE To Open For OPETH In California

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE will be opening for OPETH this Sunday, October 16 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. EYES OF FIRE' new album, "Prisons", is due late January 2006 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to last year's "Ashes to Embers" was produced by the band and mixed by ...

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To Burn Again - NO INNOCENT VICTIM

After 10 years as leaders of the Christian hardcore movement, Corona, California's NO INNOCENT VICTIM called it quits. Never say never. Now reformed as a quintet with the addition of former XDISCIPLE ADX members Dave Quiggle (guitar) and Neil Hartman (bass), the band pulls no punches its fifth album, "To Burn Again". Long-respected by hardcore ...

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EXODUS Guitarist Explains Arlington Cancellation

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS cancelled their previously announced Oct. 8 headlining show at the Phoenix in Arlington, Texas. The group's guitarist, Gary Holt, has posted the following statement regarding the cancellation: "Just wanted to let everyone know the tour is not cancelled. Everything is fine except for the Arlington, Texas show today. ...

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Shovel Headed Kill Machine - EXODUS

Talk about not missing a beat! Three-fifths of the band turn over, Gary Holt lets out a chuckle, and then proceeds to rip off heads and shit down throats with "Shovel Headed Kill Machine". The big question in my mind was how the EXODUS sound would change with the departure of Steve "Zetro" Souza. I ...

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GARY SCHUTT: 'Sentimetal' Reissue To Include Bonus Tracks

Guitarist Gary Schutt (ex-JEFF SCOTT SOTO, TAKARA) will have his solo album, entitled "Sentimetal", re-relased in November through Arise Records. The CD, which comes in a limited edition, remastered, with bonus tracks and a new booklet, features Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, SOUL SIRKUS) on all vocals. "Sentimetal" re-release track listing: 01. Warpaint 02. ...

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STATETROOPER Announce U.K. Dates

STATETROOPER, the reunited British hard rock outfit fronted by former MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singer Gary Barden, have announced plans to return to the live stage in October. The band, which also features Jeff Summers (WEAPON), Bruce Bisland (SWEET) Gavin Cooper (KILLERS) and Martin Mikkels, will be performing four shows in the U.K., supported by ...

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EYES OF FIRE Embark On Tour With APOCALYPTICA; Shoot New Video

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE will embark on a U.S. tour with APOCALYPTICA today in anticipation of "Prisons", their eagerly awaited sophomore release. The trek will lead the two genre-defying artists cross-country over the course of only two weeks. The group just wrapped up a national U.S. tour alongside labelmates MANNTIS after completing highly ...

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