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Members Of STATETROOPER Form New Label

When the members of STATETROOPER decided to be their own label, they planned that it would be for more than simply to release STATETROOPER albums. In 1987 vocalist Gary Barden (ex-MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) disbanded the group, a decision based more on his disappointment with the way the industry had dealt with the band's career (both ...

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EXODUS Drummer: Too Many Drugs Took Focus Away From Music

EXODUS members Tom Hunting (drums) and Gary Holt (guitar) recently spoke to Get Ready To ROCK! about the band's comeback release, "Tempo of the Damned" and the 12-year absence from the recording studio that preceded it. Asked what took them so long to record a new studio album, Hunting said, "We were pretty much a ...

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FATES WARNING Complete Drum Tracks For New CD

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has finished laying down drums for the group's new album at Carriage House studios in Stamford, Connecticut. Tentatively titled "FWX", the forthcoming CD "is going to be a great album," says Zonder. "Very powerful and strong. Next they will be doing guitars, bass, keys and vocals. This should be what ...

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ADRIFT: First Shows Announced

ADRIFT, the hard rock project featuring CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, have lined up the following shows during May: May 22 – Ybor City, FL @ Masquerade May 27 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A-Go-Go Also appearing at the Ybor City show will be MR. BELLA, COLETTA and ALLELE. The West Hollywood concert is ...

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FLESHTIZED Regroup, Begin Work On New Material

Huntsville, Alabama's FLESHTIZED have regrouped after a three-year hiatus and will perform at the Maryland Death Fest at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, Maryland in May. Joining original members Garth Lovvorn (bass) and Gary White (drums) are vocalist Rob Kline (ex-PESSIMIST, PSYCHOTEGEN) and guitarist Sonny Lombardozzi (ex-INCANTATION, SEVEN GATES). The band are currently working on the ...

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SKINLAB: Ex-Guitarist Says STEEV Has No Appreciation For Musicians Who Bleed For His Band

Former SKINLAB guitarist Scott Sargeant has slammed SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel over Steev's recent comments regarding Sargeant's departure from the group, stating that Esquivel has "once again disrespected and belittled the people who wrote the songs to get him where he is today." In a written statement sent exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Sargeant said, ...

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FATES WARNING Drummer Jams With MONTROSE

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder played with Ronnie Montrose, Ricky Phillips (bass) and Johnny Lesveque (vocals) at the Dallas Guitar Show on Saturday, April 17. Commented Zonder, "I went up to L.A. to rehearse with Montrose on Thursday before the Dallas show. We only rehearsed for about an hour and just ran the set. Then ...

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MORGION: New Album Samples Posted Online

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have uploaded several audio clips from their new album, "Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth", at this location (all samples are stereo MP3, 128kbps). The follow-up to 1999's "Solinari", "Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth" was produced by Mathias Schneeberger at Donner & Blitzen Studios and contains "eight magnificent tracks, ...

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Drummer MARK ZONDER To Leave FATES WARNING?

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has revealed that he has no intentions of touring with the band in support of their upcoming CD, due later in the year. Asked by a fan what he hopes to accomplish in the future, both personally and with FATES WARNING, Zonder said, "Actually after this recording of the new ...

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ADRIFT: Video Posted Online

ADRIFT, the hard rock project featuring CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, have completed work on their video for the track "Empty Dreams". Shot on professional DV, and directed and edited by Gary Schutt (of Jeff Scott Soto fame), the clip is a social commentary on "picking up the pieces of a shattered life and moving ...

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Former VAN HALEN/EXTREME Singer Working On First Solo Album

According to MelodicRock.com, former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone is busy recording his first solo album. Taking a break from his last band, TRIBE OF JUDAH, Gary is calling the project CHERONE and is recording an album that "won't conform to the norm." The CD, which will reportedly contain hints of soul/R&B, is being described ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: EDDIE VAN HALEN Is Playing Better Than Ever

Sammy Hagar has confirmed during an appearance on "The Howard Stern Show" Friday morning (March 26) that he has been working with VAN HALEN for a couple of months on new material that will be included on a compilation disc due this summer. The following is a synopsis of this morning's show, as reported by ...

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ADRIFT Complete Principal Photography For Video

ADRIFT, the hard rock project featuring Jack Owen of CANNIBAL CORPSE, has finished two grueling days of photography for their video for the song "Empty Dreams". Shot in various locations by Gary Schutt of JEFF SCOTT SOTO fame and Paul Bigotti of Savage Armadillo Productions ("Web of Darkness", "Unearthed"), the clip, shot on professional digital ...

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UNJUST: Live Webcast Scheduled For This Weekend

UNJUST's performance at Imusicast (5429 Telegraph) in Oakland, California Saturday night (March 27) will be broadcast via the Internet at Imusicast.com. Also performing will be BROKEN DOLLS, SOCIETY'S EDGE, KID INNOCENCE and UNBOUND. The webcast is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. PST. The show is all ages and is being produced by ...

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FATES WARNING Drummer To Jam With MONTROSE

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder will be playing old MONTROSE tunes with Ronnie Montrose, Ricky Phillips (bass) and Johnny Lesveque (vocals) at the Dallas Guitar Show on April 17. "This should be quite exciting as MONTROSE was my favorite band for many many years," Zonder said in an online posting. "Sort of a dream come ...

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SHADOW GALLERY Enter Studio to Record New CD

Progressive metallers SHADOW GALLERY will enter a San Diego recording studio Thursday, March 18 to begin tracking the drums for their fifth album, tentatively due later in the year. "The recording sessions of drummer Joe Nevolo, along with Gary Wehrkamp was originally slated for February 8th, but due to an unforeseen family emergency they were ...

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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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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: New Solo Album On The Way

In addition to his brand-new, as-yet-unnamed project with Neal Schon and Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, THIN LIZZY), singer Jeff Scott Soto has started recording his highly anticipated third solo album, tentatively titled "Lost In The Translation". Jeff has confirmed that Neal Schon will co-write a song and appear ...

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KING'S X: DOUG PINNICK Clinics Announced

KING'S X singer Doug Pinnick will be joining forces with Kenny Aronoff for the following clinics: Monday, April 12 @ 6pm Daddy's Springfield 935 Riverdale St. Springfield, MA 413-737-4443 Tuesday, April 13 @ 6pm Daddy's Boston 165 Mass Ave. Boston, MA 617-247-0909 Wednesday, April 14 @ 6pm* Daddy's Nashua 293 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua, NH ...

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EXODUS To Embark On Three-Week U.S. Tour In April

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will embark on a three-week, major-market U.S. tour in April, according to an online posting by the band's guitarist, Gary Holt. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, Nuclear Blast Records have pushed back the U.S. release date of the new EXODUS ...

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GARY MOORE To Release New Album In May

Legendary guitarist Gary Moore is scheduled to release a new studio album in late May through Sanctuary Records. The as-yet-untitled 10-track set will feature some blues standards, together with plenty of blues rock originals, which have been recorded over the past three months. The complete track listing is still undecided at this time, but hopefully ...

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