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EYEHATEGOD Announce UK Dates

New Orleans sludge-meisters EYEHATEGOD have announced the dates for their forthcoming UK tour around their appearance at the second Morrowfest, a festival-type event organized as a tribute to late MURDER ONE/ex-IRON MONKEY frontman Johnny Morrow. The details are as follows: Aug. 17 – Newport, UK @ TJ's Aug. 18 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City ...

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THIN LIZZY: First-Ever Live DVD To See Light Of Day

THIN LIZZY will be issuing their first-ever live DVD, entitled Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town, this week through Rhino Home Video at a list price of $19.99. Recorded in October 1978 in front of more than 26,000 fans at Australia's Sydney Opera House, the DVD features eight songs from the lineup of ...

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Former MSG Frontman Announces New CD, Live Appearances

SILVER, the new British/German all-star project featuring Gary Barden (ex-MSG, vocals), Bernie Torme (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/GILLAN/DESPERADO, guitars), Don Airey (ex-MSG/ TEN), Michael Voss (ex-CASANOVA/currently in DEMON DRIVE, bass) and Marco Minnemann (ex-H-BLOCKX drums), will issue their new album, entitled Dreammachines, in September through Point Music Records. In other news, Voss and Barden will accompany CROWN OF ...

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WRATH To Perform Reunion Show In August

Chicago thrashers WRATH will reunite for their first live show in three years on August 24th at Cruisers in Beach Park, Illinois. Also appearing on the bill will be STEPCHILD, featuring ex-WRATH/STYGIAN singer Gary Golwitzer. WRATH's line-up for the show will be the one featured on the group's 1990 release Insane Society: Kurt Grayson (vocals), ...

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GARY MOORE To Issue New CD Through Sanctuary

Legendary axeman GARY MOORE will release an as-yet-untitled new CD through Sanctuary Records on (or around) August 26th. Featuring a return to the power-trio format, with Cass Lewis (bass, ex-SKUNK ANANSIE) and Darrin Mooney (drums, ex-PRIMAL SCREAM) completing the group's line-up, the upcoming album will be reportedly be issued under the band name SCARS, although ...

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Former DIO Guitarist To Issue Two-CD Set Of Covers

Former DIO guitarist Tracy G is currently working on a double-CD solo effort consisting of 90 minutes of cover songs by "a few of my favorite artists and bands that inspired me to play guitar," according to Tracy's latest newsletter. Among the artists whose songs are set to be included on the as-yet-untitled album are ...

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TALISMAN Commence Work On New Studio CD

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), are reportedly in pre-production for the group's next studio album, which will not include any contributions from guitarist Pontus Norgren, who is said to have had a huge falling out with Jacob following the group's performance ...

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EXODUS To Premier New Material At MILWAUKEE METALFEST, WACKEN OPEN AIR

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively scheduled to premier two new songs during their upcoming appearances at the Milwaukee Metalfest and Wacken Open Air festival, guitarist Gary Holt has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The two tracks—one of which has the working title "Throwing Down"—are reworked versions of songs originally written for and demoed ...

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Record Live CD/DVD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto's performance at The Gods 2002 show in Bradford, UK on Sunday, June 2nd will reportedly be recorded for a live CD and DVD to be released later this year. Soto's backing band for the show will consist of guitarist Howie Simon (i.e. KEN TAMPLIN), drummer ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Gets Busy On The Side

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has been collaborating with drummer Jonathan Valen on an as-yet-undisclosed project. Neil and Jonathan first met back in 1985 through Lucy Forbes of Rock Congress. In other news, Turbin recently joined guitarist Mitch Perry (i.e. MSG, TALAS, 7% SOLUTION) onstage at a Los Angeles club for a rendition of the ...

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GARY MOORE To Issue Studio CD In September, Embark On UK Tour

Legendary axeman GARY MOORE will release an as-yet-untitled new CD through Sanctuary Records in September (not July 1st, as previously reported). Featuring a return to the power-trio format, with Cass Lewis (bass, ex-SKUNK ANANSIE) and Darrin Mooney (drums, ex-PRIMAL SCREAM) completing the group's line-up, the upcoming album will be “a lot rawer and 'earthier' than ...

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GARY MOORE To Issue New Studio Album In July

Legendary axeman GARY MOORE will release an as-yet-untitled new CD through Sanctuary Records on July 1st. Featuring a return to the power-trio format, with Cass Lewis (bass, ex-SKUNK ANANSIE) and Darrin Mooney (drums, ex-PRIMAL SCREAM) completing the group's line-up, the upcoming album will be “a lot rawer and 'earthier' than my recent blues and I'm ...

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FULL STRIKE To Give Away Two-Track Single

Sweden's FULL STRIKE, the project formed by HAMMERFALL guitarist Stefan Elmgren, ex-LOST HORIZON vocalist Niclas Jonsson, and ex-CRAWLEY bassist Chris Savage Goldsmith, will be giving away a free CD single containing the tracks "We Will Rise" and "Force Of The World" through select record stores in Sweden starting next week. FULL STRIKE will issue their ...

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STAIND, GODSMACK, AEROSMITH Big Winners At Boston Music Awards

GODSMACK, STAIND, and AEROSMITH received two trophies each at this year's Boston Music Awards, which were held on Thursday, April 11th at the Orpheum. STAIND took home award for Act Of The Year, and nabbed the Single Of The Year prize for "It's Been Awhile". Meanwhile, GODSMACK received the Rock Band award, and their singer, ...

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FULL STRIKE: HAMMERFALL Side Project To See Light Of Day

Sweden's FULL STRIKE, the project formed by HAMMERFALL guitarist Stefan Elmgren, ex-LOST HORIZON vocalist Niclas Jonsson, ex-CRAWLEY bassist Chris Savage Goldsmith, will issue their debut album, entitled We Will Rise, on May 13th through Spitfire Records in Sweden, and a short time later in the rest of Europe. Having recently acquired a new drummer in ...

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SUPERZERO Part With Singer, Drummer, Continue Work On New Material

SUPERZERO, the New England-based act featuring Markus Cherone (the brother of former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone) on guitar, have parted ways with vocalist Tommy Dempsey and drummer Robbie Dempsey. Cherone and bassist Stephen Powell are presently auditioning drummers while continuing to write material for the follow-up to last year's Hogwash CD. ...

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PRO-PAIN Complete New CD, Prepare To Hit The Road

PRO-PAIN have finished recording their latest CD, entitled Shreds Of Dignity, for a March 19th release in the USA on Rawhead/Spitfire Records and March 18th release in Europe via Rawhead/Nuclear Blast Records. To support the album, PRO-PAIN will be touring Europe in April/May and will follow it up with a US trek shortly thereafter. Here ...

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EXPLORER'S CLUB Lines Up Top-Notch Musicians For Latest CD

DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung, vocalist James LaBrie and former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman are three of the stellar musicians making an appearance on MAGELLAN keyboardist Trent Gardner's EXPLORER'S CLUB 2 Raising The Mammoth CD, which is scheduled to be released through Magna Carta Records on April 23rd. The full list of guest instrumentalists appearing ...

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ANTHRAX: "Behind The Music" War Of Words Continues

In the continuing saga that is Billy Milano/Danny Lilker vs. Scott Ian/Charlie Benante over the upcoming VH1 Behind The Music special on ANTHRAX (read our original report on the subject here), S.O.D. frontman Milano has posted yet another message on the Metal Maniacs magazine message board under the heading “The Truth Behind My ...

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EYEHATEGOD Break In New Bassist

New Orleans masters of sludge EYEHATEGOD have acquired a new bassist: former HAWG JAW guitarist Gary Mader. The group's first show with the new line-up will take place on February 10th at the Shim-Sham Club in New Orleans. ...

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GARY MOORE Tells Story Of HENDRIX

Legendary axeman Gary Moore will be narrating a two-part series entitled The Jimi Hendrix Story, to be aired via BBC Radio 2 in the UK. The first part will be aired on Saturday, January 12th at 8:00 PM GMT. The series features archive interviews with Jimi himself, and also more recent interviews with Eric Clapton, ...

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