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NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS Confirmed For MEXICALI METAL FESTIVAL

NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS, the new band fronted by original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin, has been confirmed for the Mexicali Metal Festival, set to take place September 9 in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Also scheduled to appear are CAGE and DREAMS OF DAMNATION. As previously reported, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS will perform at the Burning Star Festival, ...

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Ex-HELLOWEEN Drummer KUSCH Rejoins MEKONG DELTA

Former HELLOWEEN and current MASTERPLAN drummer Uli Kusch has rejoined legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA as the replacement for Peter Haas (ex-KROKUS, POLTERGEIST), who is reportedly too busy to take part in the new album recording sessions. Kusch is no stranger to MEKONG DELTA, having previously played with the band on their 1988 ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Explain Raleigh Concert Cancellation

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have posted the following explanation regarding the cancellation of their appearance at the first show of the group's North American tour with OPETH on Wednesday (Feb. 15) in Raleigh, North Carolina: "As most of you have heard, we didn't play the first gig of the tour due to a missed flight in ...

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THEORY IN PRACTICE Guitarist Joins MEKONG DELTA

Mainman Ralf Hubert of the legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA is in the process of putting together a new lineup for the group. Joining the bassist in the band's current incarnation are returning drummer Peter Haas (ex-KROKUS, POLTERGEIST) and guitarist Peter Sjöberg (also known as Peter Lake from THEORY IN PRACTICE). A suitable ...

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Amerijuanican - BONGZILLA

Give me bands like WEEDEATER and BONGZILLA any day of the week and I'll slurp up those over-amplified, down-tuned fuzz tones, scarred-throat vocals, and sludgified mania like a jailed militant who just ended a hunger strike. I didn't know that WEEDEATER vocalist/bassist Dixie Dave Collins had contributed his four-string volume terror to "Amerijuanican" until I ...

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TESTAMENT's New Recording Studio Is Haunted

TESTAMENT manager Phil Arnold of Thrill Entertainment has issued the following update on the band's current and upcoming activities: "In prepping for the next studio album, TESTAMENT re-opened its Driftwood Studios at a new location. They had shut down the Oakland industrial-area site when Chuck Billy [vocals] was going through his eventually-successful cancer treatments. With ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Perform For PRINCE CHARLES

Scotsman.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne will perform at this year's Royal Variety show, it was announced today. The rocker — who grappled with a burglar at his Surrey mansion earlier this week — will give his only U.K. performance of the year. Wife Sharon will also take the stage at the event, held at ...

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OZZFEST 2004, VAN HALEN, KISS, RUSH Concert Grosses Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER, DIMMU BORGIR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & others Venue: Journal Pavilion City/State: Albuquerque, N.M. Date: Aug. 3, 2004 Gross Sales: $807,667 Attendance: 14,171 Capacity: 14,171 Shows: 1 Sell-Outs: 1 Prices: ...

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Original ANTHRAX Singer To Open For KING'S X

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and his solo band (Steve Ornest - guitar, Izzy Diaz - drums, Dario Seixas - bass) will be opening for KING'S X on Friday, October 22 at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA and on Sunday, October 24 at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA. $15 discounted advance tickets ...

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Original ANTHRAX Singer To Perform In San Bernardino

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and his solo band (Steve Ornest - guitar, Izzy Diaz - drums, Jamie Carter - bass) will be playing the Inland Empire at the Lyrics Bar and Grill in San Bernadino, CA on Saturday, June 12 at 10:00pm. Lyrics is located at 471 W. 4th Street. Tel: (909) 889-2067. Also ...

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Ex-ANTHRAX Singer NEIL TURBIN: Upcoming Shows Announced

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and his solo band (Steve Ornest - guitar, Izzy Diaz - drums, Jamie Carter - bass) will be playing at Harry O's in Manhattan Beach, CA on Sunday, June 20. The band will also be performing at South Bay Music Awards at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse in Hermosa Beach, CA ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Announces Solo Date

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and his solo band (Steve Ornest - guitar, Izzy Diaz - drums, Jamie Carter - bass) will be playing at The Joint on Wednesday, May 5, 2004. The Joint is located at 8771 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035. Phone (310) 275-2619. The band will be performing right after ...

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CELTIC FROST Propose Double-CD Anthology

CELTIC FROST have posted the following message on their official web site: "Sanctuary Records, London, have approached their German office in Berlin, the former Noise Records (and original label of CELTIC FROST in the 1980s), with the intention to compile a two-CD slipcase 'Anthology' covering CELTIC FROST's career. Steve Hammonds of Sanctuary London also proposed ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Announces New Solo Band

Former ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin has announced the lineup for his new solo band, which is currently rehearsing for upcoming West Coast live dates. Joining Turbin in the new group are Izzy Diaz on drums, Steve Ornest on lead guitar, Dario Seixas on bass guitar, and Vernon Anderson on lead guitar. Check out a photo ...

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TED NUGENT To Speak In Support Of Dove-Hunting Bill

Ted Nugent will be one of the speakers at a rally Tuesday (November 4) on the steps of the state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan to support a bill that would make Michigan the 40th state to allow dove hunting. The rally, which starts at 9 a.m., backs a bill introduced by Rep. Susan Tabor, R-Delta ...

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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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