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NOTHINGFACE Split Up, Bandmembers Launch New Project

NOTHINGFACE have reportedly split up. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "We regret to inform that after 10 years and 4 albums, we, as a band, will no longer continue as NOTHINGFACE. We cannot begin to thank all our friends, family and most importantly our fans for their continued support through ...

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MORGION Set Release Date For New Album

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have set an April 27 release date through Dark Symphonies Records for their new album, "Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth". The follow-up to 1999's "Solinari" was produced by Mathias Schneeberger at Donner & Blitzen Studios and contains "eight magnificent tracks, clocking in at over an hour, that begin right where 'Solinari' ...

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PRO-PAIN Finalize Track Listing For New Album

PRO-PAIN have finalized the track listing for their eighth studio album, "Fistful of Hate", due on April 6 through Candlelight Records. The CD will arrive in Europe on March 1 on Continental Entertainment/Soulfood Music. "Fistful of Hate" track listing: 01. Can You Feel It? 02. Left For Dead 03. Godspeed (feat. Stephan Weidner of BÖHSE ...

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EXODUS Guitarist Talks About Upcoming Record-Release Party

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following message in regards to the band's upcoming record-release party (scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 11 at DNA Lounge in San Francisco): "Okay, here's the scoop on the record release party. There is NO opening band. First band on is us, EXODUS. We are going to ...

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EXODUS Announce Record-Release Party

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have announced a record-release party on Thursday, March 11 at DNA Lounge in San Francisco. Tickets are priced at $8.00 in advance, $12.00 at the door. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. EXODUS' first studio album since 1992's "Force of Habit", "Tempo of the Damned" is due out in ...

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EXODUS To Tour Europe In June

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will be embarking on a European tour beginning in early June. The first confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 10-12 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Jun. 22 – Glasgow, SCO @ Cathouse Jun. 23 – Swansea, UK @ Escape Jun. 24 – London, UK @ Underworld EXODUS' ...

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PRO-PAIN Set U.S. Release Date For 'Fistful Of Hate'

PRO-PAIN will release their eighth studio album, entitled "Fistful of Hate", on April 6 through Candlelight Records. Recorded in Florida, "Fistful of Hate" is the heaviest and most aggressive album to date from the long-running metal/hardcore band. " 'Fistful Of Hate' is without question our strongest production and contains some of our best work," says ...

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EXODUS Guitarist GARY HOLT: 'I Hate Politicians'

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt recently answered a fan question on the band's official forum regarding the lyrical inspiration for the lead-off track on the group's upcoming CD, "Tempo of the Damned". Asked if the song, titled "Scar Spangled Banner", was a "putdown on America," Gary said, "First let me say that I'm a proud American, ...

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Tempo of the Damned - EXODUS

By the time EXODUS split up in the early '90s, they had all but lost their steam, their latter-day recorded output serving as little more than a painful reminder of the fact that the band would never recapture the magic that had made their first couple of efforts such classics in the thrash metal genre. ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO To Play One-Off Solo Gig In California

TALISMAN/ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jeff Scott Soto will play a one-off solo gig on Friday, February 6 at Paladino's in Tarzana, California. Showtime will be 11:00 pm. This will be a regular Jeff Scott Soto "Live At The Gods" set, complete with acoustic medley and an appearance by Gary Schutt. For more information and directions, visit ...

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COLOUR TRIP To Record New Album

Metalcore veterans COLOUR TRIP will enter Studio Victor in Montreal, Canada this month to record their fifth album, "Penetration". The follow-up to last year's "Kill My Super Ego" will be engineered and produced by Jean-Francois Dagenais, best known for his outstanding work with KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, and MISERY INDEX. COLOUR TRIP recently joined forces with ...

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EXODUS: 'Tempo' North American Release Date Pushed Back To March

The North American release date for EXODUS' much-anticipated new album, "Tempo Of The Damned", has been pushed back to March 9, 2004. The CD is still scheduled to be issued in Europe on February 2 (the two-year anniversary of late EXODUS frontman Paul Baloff's passing) through Nuclear Blast Records. "Tempo Of The Damned" was recorded ...

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PRO-PAIN To Tour Europe In The Spring

PRO-PAIN will embark on a 35-40-date European tour during March/April 2004. The trek, which will be promoted by Belgium's Metallysee Booking Agency, will feature several support acts. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. PRO-PAIN's current CD, "Run For Cover" (Spitfire), contains cover songs from artists who have influenced the band, including selections from ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Guitarist Produces ONEPOINTTWENTYONE

DIAMOND HEAD guitarist Brian Tatler recently spent time in a recording studio producing a U.K. band called ONEPOINTTWENTYONE. A previous ONEPOINTTWENTYONE demo track, titled "Elf", can be downloaded at this location. No further information is available at this time. DIAMOND HEAD completed work on their first full album of new songs since 1993's ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist Records New Music With GARY MOORE

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley recently spent time in England laying down "lots of new tracks" for the new GARY MOORE recording. Joining Bob and Gary during the sessions was drummer Darrin Mooney from the band PRIMAL SCREAM. No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, Daisley's as-yet-unnamed new "supergroup" — ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist To Play BODY BAG Reunion Show

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has spent the past two weeks in Portland rehearsing with death metallers BODYBAG for their reunion gig, which is scheduled to take place tonight (Nov. 7) at Club DV8 in Portland, Oregon. "Things are going great," says drummer BODY BAG drummer Jimmy Littlefield. "Dino is a true pro and ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer To Perform At California's SOUTH BAY MUSIC AWARDS

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin will be appearing live at the South Bay Music Awards on Saturday, November 8 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Rendondo Beach, California. Performing with Neil will be guitarists Vernon Anderson (INVICTA) and Mitch Perry (MSG, HEAVEN), drummer Henry Moreno (IMAGIKA), and bassist Jamie Carter (GARY HOEY). Neil ...

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JAMES MURPHY Says Florida Benefit Was 'A Great Success'

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy, who is currently receiving treatment for a massive brain tumor with which he was diagnosed in August 2001, has posted the following message regarding the James Murphy Benefit concert, which took place on September 6 at Venom Night Club in St. Petersburg, Florida: "The benefit show held in St. Petersburg ...

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GARY MOORE To Release First-Ever DVD

Legendary guitarist GARY MOORE will release his first-ever DVD, titled "Live at Monsters of Rock", on October 6 through Sanctuary Visual Entertainment. Recorded on May 21, 2003 at the Hallam FM Arena in Sheffield, U.K. it features 5.1 surround sound, the complete "Monsters of Rock" set list, soundcheck footage and a backstage interview with Gary, ...

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AC/DC Goes Ballet

Maurice Chittenden of The Sunday Times reports that AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has composed an orchestral piece of music that is being developed for the stage as both a ballet and a West End musical. The Tyneside-born Johnson, 55, famous for never removing his cap in public, says he got the idea while watching a ...

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EXODUS Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have officially signed with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's much-anticipated comeback CD, "Tempo Of The Damned", was recorded at Prairie Sun and Tsunami studios in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY) and is scheduled for release on February 2, 2004 — the two-year ...

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Unsigned Heavy Metal Band Sent To Play For American Troops In Middle East

Will Jordan of NashvilleCityPaper.com reports that on May 8, unsigned heavy metal band GENEVA became the first artists the Department of Defense and Armed Forces Entertainment sent to play for American troops in the Middle East since Operation Iraqi Freedom began, according to the band. "The Gallatin-based, leather-wearing 'hair band,' comprised of Geneva Keene (lead ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Mammoth QUEEN Set Out On DVD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jeff Scott Soto and his solo band — Howie Simon, Alex Papa and Gary Schutt — performed a set of QUEEN classics at the 2003 Queen Convention in the U.K. The performance, which was captured on video, has now been made available on DVD via Soto's official web site,

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