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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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SAMMY HAGAR/LYNYRD SKYNYRD Dates Canceled

The last five dates of the SAMMY HAGAR/LYNYRD SKYNYRD co-headlining tour were canceled when SKYNYRD's lead guitarist, Gary Rossington, who had open-heart surgery in February, was told by doctors to immediately drop off the trek in order to combat medical fatigue. Ticket holders for the scrapped shows — between August 1 in Pelham, Alabama, and ...

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PRO-PAIN Pay Tribute To Their Influences On 'Run For Cover'

PRO-PAIN are set to return to action on August 26 with the release of their ninth studio album, "Run For Cover" (Spitfire). The album's unusual concept, containing cover songs from artists who have influenced the band, makes "Run For Cover" a special recording — adding to the band's already respected decade-plus career. Forgoing the predictable, ...

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GREAT WHITE Working Out Details For Kansas Concert

Lawrence Journal-World is reporting that "organizers are working out details for an Aug. 22 concert in Russell [Kansas] by GREAT WHITE, the 1980s band whose pyrotechnics are blamed for starting the Feb. 20 fire that killed 100 — including the band's guitarist — at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. "The concert would be ...

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KID ROCK Charmed By ALYSSA MILANO

The National Enquirer reports that Pam Anderson's relationship with Kid Rock is a lot rockier now that he's been spending intimate time with actress Alyssa Milano behind her back. The busty blonde and her tattooed rocker fiancé were already having problems before Kid and the "Charmed" star traveled together to the Middle East in late ...

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GARY MOORE Cancels Remaining Festival Dates

Legendary guitarist GARY MOORE was forced to cancel the remaining summer festival shows on his current European tour due to his hand/tendon injury not responding to further extended, detailed treatment. Gary's hand injury, which he sustained towards the end of the Monsters Of Rock tour with WHITESNAKE, is not improving, and rather than try to ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO To Release All-QUEEN Set On DVD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jeff Scott Soto has been locked away editing a two-and-a-half-hour all-QUEEN set filmed and recorded at this year's Queen Convention for a potential DVD, tentatively due in early September. The disc will be mixed by Jeff and longtime friend/engineer John Ellis, and the video footage will be authored once again by ...

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EXODUS: In Mixing Mode!

Gary Holt, guitarist for the reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS, has posted the following update to the band's official web site, www.exodusattack.com: "Hey, Gary Holt here with another update for ya! We finished tracking the new record last Tuesday. [Producer] Andy Sneap is back in England beginning mixing [at his Backstage ...

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