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Bassist JOEY VERA Offers Updates On FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX

Bassist extraordinaire Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his web site: "Last weekend FATES WARNING shot a video for the tune 'Simple Human' from our new CD titled 'FWX'. It's basically a live performance video with some 'acting' talents courtesy of our lead singer Ray Alder. 'Less is more' — ...

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Former SEVENDUST Guitarist Explains His Departure

In a recent interview with "The Kotae Show", former SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery spoke about his reasons for leaving the group and discussed his new project DARK NEW DAY, which also features Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, ...

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Inheritance - ESQARIAL

Is a classic album still a classic if no one hears it? Is there a certain minimum amount of public awareness that must be generated before something can be even a cult favorite? "Inheritance" has been out for a few months now in the USA, generating next to no interest or publicity. It was apparently ...

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SUIDAKRA To Tour Germany With HOLY MOSES, ILLDISPOSED

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA will be teaming up with HOLY MOSES, ILLDISPOSED and REGICIDE for the Wacken Open Air Roadshow 2005 German tour beginning in early May. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 04 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle May 05 - Hannover, GER @ Faust May 06 - Castrop-Rauxel, GER @ Spektrum May ...

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SEVENDUST: Former SNOT/AMEN Guitarist Joins The Fold

Former SNOT/AMEN guitarist Sonny Mayo has joined SEVENDUST as the replacement for Clint Lowery, according to Mayo's former SNOT/AMEN bandmate John "Tumor" Fahnestock (bass). Lowery left SEVENDUST mid-tour in December, citing "personal issues." He has since become a full-time member of DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" also featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on ...

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DARK NEW DAY Will Not Make Their Live Debut Next Month

Contrary to an earlier announcement, DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, will NOT be making their live debut on ...

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New Supergroup Featuring Ex-Members Of SEVENDUST, SKRAPE Changes Name

The new "supergroup" featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar has changed its name to DARK NEW DAY from the previously announced DARK BLUE. No reason ...

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FOZZY: 'Enemy' Video Posted Online

FOZZY's video for the track "Enemy" has been posted online at Launch.com. The clip was filmed in San Diego, CA last month with director/British filmmaker Paul Hough. Regarding he making of the video, FOZZY guitarist Rich Ward (STUCK MOJO) recently wrote, "The concept of the video was written by British filmmaker Paul Hough, ...

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DEEP PURPLE 's STEVE MORSE Unveils New Signature Y2d Guitar

Music Man and DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the Steve Morse signature guitar first created in 1985 with the new Steve Morse Y2d signature model, making its official debut at the Winter NAMM show 2005. Updated features will include a poplar body with maple top in flame or quilt, cream ...

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ESP GUITARS Introduces New DAVE MUSTAINE Signature Guitar Model

ESP Guitars has debuted the Axxion, a new Signature Series guitar from MEGADETH founder Dave Mustaine. The Axxion (pronounced "Action") represents an entirely new custom-designed body style built to Mustaine's specification. It's the guitarist's second ESP signature model, joining the DV-8 introduced last year. "Working with Dave on his signature models has been terrific," says ...

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ESP Announces New JAMES HETFIELD Signature Guitar Model

James Hetfield, one of the founding members of rock icons METALLICA, has created his fifth signature guitar model. The Truckster is a new ESP Signature Series guitar that is precisely based on Hetfield's personal custom ESP. "The Truckster offers every minute detail of James' ESP, down to the 'aging' of the finish," says Matt Masciandaro, ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Guitarist Pays Tribute To DIMEBAG On 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno'

ALTER BRIDGE/ex-CREED guitarist Mark Tremonti paid tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott by displaying Dimebag's photo on his guitar during ALTER BRIDGE's appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Tuesday night (Jan. 18). Watch ALTER BRIDGE's performance of "Find the Real" at this location. Several close-up pictures of Mark's guitar ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Announce U.S. Headlining Tour

HIGH ON FIRE have announced their first headlining tour of 2005 in support of their forthcoming new album, "Blessed Black Wings". HIGH ON FIRE will kick off a three-week trek beginning February 4 at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, CA. The tour is expected to conclude on February 24 in Salt Lake City, UT ...

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COLD: New Album To Be Mixed By BEN GROSSE

COLD have selected Ben Grosse (FILTER, FUEL, SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE) to mix their new album, "The Calm That Killed a Storm", tentatively due in May via Atlantic Records. The band are currently recording the CD with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (CHEVELLE, IGGY POP). Songtitles set to appear on the 11-track effort include "Back Home" (described ...

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DARK BLUE: Former SEVENDUST, SKRAPE, VIRGOS Members Sign With WARNER BROS. RECORDS

DARK BLUE, the new band featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, have officially inked a deal with Warner Bros. Records. The group are currently mixing ...

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FOZZY: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and members of STUCK MOJO, have lined up the following U.K. dates in February: Feb. 10 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK Feb. 11 - Mean Fiddler - London, UK (+ free entry into Rock) (clubnight) Feb. 12 – Bierkeller - Manchester, UK (*Matinée ...

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FOZZY: New Audio Sample Posted Online

A two-minute, 40-second audio sample of a new FOZZY track, entitled "Nameless Faceless", has been posted online at FozzyRock.com (mp3, 3.1 MB). "Nameless Faceless" is the opening track on the group's third album, "All That Remains", due in Europe on January 18, 2005 via SPV Records. A video for the album's first single, ...

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DREADLOCK PUSSY To Release New Album In March

Dutch metal band DREADLOCK PUSSY are putting the finishing touches on their third full-length album, "Palm Bridge Rd.", tentatively due in March 2005. The follow-up to 2002's "Tsumi" will contain 12 songs, including "Positions of Power", "Choirboys", "Hang Loose", "Escondidos" and "Pickup". "Needless to say, we are very happy with the songs as well as ...

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TED NUGENT Planning To Record New Album In 2005

Ted Nugent has told Launch Raido Networks that he is planning on releasing a new album next year. According to Ted, he has worked up a batch of new material, including songs with titles like "Bridge Over Troubled Daughter", "Girl Scout Cookies", "Still Alive And Well" and "Funk You". Nugent says that judging by the ...

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THY MAJESTIE: European Tour Dates Announced

Italy's THY MAJESTIE have scheduled the following dates in February/March: Feb. 25-27 - Elements of Rock festival - SWI Mar. 04 - Fear Dark festival - Alter Gasometer, Zwickau, GER Mar. 05 - Fear Dark festival - Dei Kei, Ede, NETH Mar. 06 - Fear Dark festival - Hedon, Zwolle, NETH As previously reported, THY ...

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FOZZY: CHRIS JERICHO Discusses New Album, Religion And DIMEBAG DARRELL

FOZZY vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) recently spoke to Rockdetector.com editor Bernard Doe. In the interview Jericho talks about the forthcoming FOZZY album "All That Remains", touring, religion, wrestling and the murder of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Rockdetector.com: When was the decision made to go ...

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New MÖTLEY CRÜE Single Is A SIMPLE PLAN Leftover

Karen Bliss of JAM! Music is reporting that the new MÖTLEY CRÜE single, "If I Die Tomorrow", is actually a leftover song from SIMPLE PLAN's recording sessions for their latest album, "Still Not Getting Any..." The common denominator is Bob Rock, who produced the CRÜE's new material after completing work with the Montreal ...

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NIKKI SIXX Says BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Can Go On Without Him

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has clarified his current status in BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION and has commented on the recent war of words with his BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bandmate Tracii Guns, who publicly referred to the new CRÜE single as "shit." In an online posting, Sixx said, "In thinking back on my great times with ...

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