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ENGINE Line Up West Coast Dates

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), will perform the following dates during June: Jun. 21 - The Roadhouse - Sacramento, CA Jun. 25 - The Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA Jun. 26 - Brick By Brick ...

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LES CLAYPOOL'S FROG BRIGADE: New Demo Makes The Rounds

LES CLAYPOOL'S FROG BRIGADE, featuring PRIMUS mainman Les Claypool, are currently shopping a four-song demo in hopes of securing a record deal shortly and issuing a studio album before the end of the year. The tracks included on the demo are as follows: 01. Ding Dang 02. Buzzards Of Green Hill 03. Up On The ...

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PINK To Cover GUNS N' ROSES Classic On Upcoming Tour

Rising pop star PINK will reportedly be covering the GUNS N' ROSES classic "Sweet Child O' Mine" on her upcoming tour, according to Rolling Stone magazine. PINK, whose latest release, Missundaztood, has been certifed double-platinum for sales in excess of two million copies in the US, is said to be a longtime GNR fan. In ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Records New Material With PINK Producer

HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love is reportedly working with hot producer Linda Perry, formerly of 4 NON BLONDES and the brains behind PINK's Missundaztood, on new material. Courtney is said to have spent the last month in the studio with Linda as well as HOLE's Patty Schemel and producer Matt Wallace at the helm. It is ...

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SHADOWS FALL Begin Work On “The Art Of Balance”

Massachusetts-based quintet SHADOWS FALL, featuring new drummer Jason Bittner (formerly of STIGMATA and CRISIS), have entered Planet Z studios with producer Zeuss (i.e. GOD FORBID, HATEBREED) to record their third full-length album, tentatively entitled The Art Of Balance, which is scheduled to be released this summer through Century Media Records. Among the tracks set to ...

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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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BYFIST Confirmed For Texan Version Of BANG YOUR HEAD

Texas' BYFIST have just been confirmed for the American version of the Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in San Antonio, Texas on April 5th. Other bands set to appear include HELSTAR, GAHDZILLA MOTOR CREW, plus many more. BYFIST's Adrenalin EP was produced by WAYNE/REVEREND mainman David Wayne (ex-METAL CHURCH) and ...

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TAPROOT's STEPHEN RICHARDS: New Material Is Very Different From First Album

TAPROOT frontman Stephen Richards recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the progress of the group's sophomore CD, tentatively titled Welcome, which is currently being recorded with producer Toby Wright (i.e. ALICE IN CHAINS, SOULFLY) for a late August/early September release through Velvet Hammer/Atlantic Records. Here's what he had to say: We've changed a lot ...

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SILENCER Announce Five-State US Tour

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in its ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (i.e. ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), have announced the details of an upcoming five-state tour, which is scheduled to kick off on March 16th in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The dates are as follows: Mar. 16 - Allegro Music - Santa Fe NM (w/INSIGHT) Mar. ...

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Judas Christ - TIAMAT

Never known as the easiest band to listen to or digest, Sweden's TIAMAT have boldly forged their own musical path over the course of six full-length efforts—a journey that has seen the group evolve from a fairly derivative-sounding metal act to one of the most unique and uncompromising groups on the heavy rock scene. Although ...

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CATHEDRAL Frontman Goes Hardcore!

CATHEDRAL frontman Lee Dorrian recently recorded a guest appearance on a “short, mid-80s-influenced hardcore” track called “Human Timebomb” for an American punk band called PSEUDO HEROES (featuring members of DOWN BY LAW) for the band's forthcoming album, which also includes guest vocal performances by Jerry A (POISON IDEA), Kam Lee (MASSACRE), John Stabb (GOVERNMENT ISSUE), ...

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Former QUEEN Axeman To Appear On New FOO FIGHTERS CD

Former QUEEN axeman Brian May will reportedly be joining the FOO FIGHTERS in the studio in Los Angeles, where he will be recording a guest appearance for the latter group's as-yet-untitled fourth album. May played on the band's cover of PINK FLOYD's "Have a Cigar" in 2000, which appeared on the Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack. ...

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CHALICE To Appear On AEROSMITH Tribute, Record New Album

Hamburg-based rockers CHALICE have entered Impuls Studio with producer J.P. Genkel (i.e. LACRIMOSA, METALIUM) to record a rendition of the AEROSMITH song "Sweet Emotion" for an upcoming AEROSMITH tribute album. In addition, the guys are busy writing material for their upcoming CD, entitled Chameleonation, which will be recorded at House of Audio in Karlsdorf, Germany ...

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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 GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Announces Live Dates

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke has announced the following live appearances during the coming weeks: Feb. 18 - Viper Room, Hollywood, CA Feb. 22 - Mason Jar, Phoenix, AZ Feb. 23 - Pink E's, Las Vegas, NV Feb. 27 - Icon Supperclub, Palo Alto, CA Feb. 28 - The Roadhouse, Sacramento, CA Mar. ...

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DIAMOND HEAD To Play UK Club Shows, Metal Meltdown IV

The reunited NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD will be playing five mainly electric shows at the end of March, including four gigs in the UK and one at the Metal Meltdown IV festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA. The dates are as follows: Mar. 23 - Milton Keynes, UK @ Zak's Club Mar. 26 Newcastle, ...

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Former HANOI ROCKS Frontman Debuts New Band In Helsinki

Former HANOI ROCKS frontman MICHAEL MONROE debuted his new band at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday, January 12th and reportedly went down a storm with the capacity crowd. The MICHAEL MONROE group at Tavastia consisted of the following musicians: Michael Monroe lead vocals Kari "Lacu" Lahtinen drums Timpa Laine bass Costello guitar Pink Gibson ...

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BYFIST In Running To Open U.D.O./WAYNE Euro Tour

Texas' BYFIST are reportedly in the running for the opening slot on the upcoming U.D.O./WAYNE European tour. BYFIST's Adrenalin EP was produced by WAYNE mainman David Wayne (ex-METAL CHURCH) and engineered by Joe Floyd of WARRIOR at Silver Cloud Studios in Burbank, California. ...

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GALLERY Get Conceptual On Sophomore CD

Germany's GALLERY will enter the studio shortly with producer Dennis Ward (i.e. PINK CREAM 69, ANGRA) to record their as-yet-untitled sophomore effort, which will reportedly be a tribute to Douglas Adams, the writer of the legendary trilogy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Tentative song titles set to be included on the upcoming CD are ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS Hit The Road, Score Movies

THE IRON MAIDENS, L.A.'s all-girl tribute to IRON MAIDEN that features in its ranks PHANTOM BLUE drummer Linda McDonald and guitarist Josephine, have lined up the following performances during the coming weeks: Dec. 31 – Reseda, CA @ Paladino's Jan. 05 – Las Vegas, NV @ PINK-E's Jan. 10 – Santa Ana, CA @ The ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: No Original Band Reunion Planned!

Despite DIAMOND HEAD's previous announcement that the four original members of the band have been rehearsing and writing together for the first time since 1983, there will not be a reunion IN ANY FORM of the original line-up, according to a clarification statement issued by the group. As previously reported, DIAMOND HEAD mainman Brian Tatler, ...

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Archive News Nov 27, 2001

Former CELTIC FROST guitarist/vocalist Tom G. Warrior (aka Thomas Gabriel Fischer) has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute the reports of am imminent reunion of the band's classic line-up of Fischer, bassist Martin Eric Ain and drummer Reed St. Mark, the rumors of which gained fervor in the past week following the publication ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to have been jamming with ...

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Archive News Sep 17, 2001 - update 2

Sweden's MARDUK have announced the updated itinerary for their upcoming American trek. The dates are as follows:

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Oct. 05 - Aurora, IL @ Riley's

Oct. 06 - St Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl

Oct. 07 - St Paul, MN @ The Lab

Oct. 09 ...

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Archive News Sep 17, 2001 - update 1

SLAYER will reportedly carry on with their planned appearance at the revised dates on the upcoming European Tattoo The Planet tour, following PANTERA and STATIC-X's decision to pull out of the trek. According to reports, SLAYER will head to Europe early next week to belatedly kick off the tour on Tuesday, September 18th in ...

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