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DEEP PURPLE: 30th Anniversary Edition Of 'Burn' To Include Bonus Tracks

According to the Deep Purple Appreciation Society, the 30th Anniversary, remastered edition of DEEP PURPLE's "Burn" is scheduled for a release on April 14. The album will probably include, apart from the eight original tracks, "Coronarias Redig" (single b-side) and remixes of "Burn", "Mistreated", "You Fool No One" and "Sail Away". EMI Records reportedly asked ...

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DANZIG: New Album To Surface In Late May

DANZIG have set a tentative May 25 release date through Glenn Danzig's label Evilive for their eighth studio album, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "777: I Luciferi". The CD will be released in Europe through Sweden's Regain Records. DANZIG's current lineup (click here to view photo) consists of Glenn Danzig (vocals), Tommy Victor ...

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LILITU Sign With THE END RECORDS

Atlanta's "artistic melodic dark metal" band LILITU have inked a deal with The End Records. The group will shortly be entering Ledbelly Sound Studio to re-record the rhythm guitars and began the final mixing process for their third CD, "The Delores Lesion". Mastering will be done at Glenn Schick Mastering and artwork will be provided ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Confirmed For Czech Republic's OBSCENE EXTREME FEST

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have been confirmed for the Obscene Extreme Fest, set to take place July 8-10 in Trutnov, Czech Republic. Other bands set to appear at the festival include EXTREME NOISE TERROR, EXHUMED, BIRDFLESH, BUTCHER ABC, NATRON, and KENT BROCKMAN. As previously reported, GENERAL SURGERY will be performing at Alcazar/Eldorado in ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Hollywood Gig Planned, Album Guest Appearance Announced

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be performing on Thursday, March 11 at Club Vodka in Hollywood, California. Showtime will be 11:00 p.m. For information and directions, visit www.clubvodka.com. In other news, Bonnet has confirmed that he will participate in Italian guitar virtuoso Matteo Filippini's project, MOONSTONE, ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Release Live CD From U.K. Tour

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes recorded some of his solo dates in the U.K. last year for an upcoming live CD, tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005 through Glenn's Pink Cloud label. Hughes filmed a show in Los Angeles on January 11 for an upcoming DVD and CD release through Frontiers Records. The ...

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GENERAL SURGERY To Play Stockholm In April

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY will be performing at Alcazar/Eldorado in Stockholm on April 24. Also appearing on the bill will be MASSGRAV. As previously reported, GENERAL SURGERY recently parted ways with bassist Andreas Eriksson. Andreas, who left the band "due to other commitments," is being replaced on a stand-in basis by REGURGITATE's Glenn ...

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VOODOO HILL: Second Album Completed

Italian guitarist Dario Mollo has completed work on the second VOODOO HILL album, tentatively due late spring through Frontiers Records. Titled "Wild Seed of Mother Earth", the album was recorded at Mollo's studios in Ventimiglia, Italy and will include the following track listing: 01. Make Believe 02. Dying To Live 03. Still Evergreen 04. My ...

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JERRY CANTRELL, CHAD SMITH, GLENN HUGHES To Play Orlando

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will perform live with drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes on Thursday, April 29 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This very special trio will be headlining the hotel's monthly Velvet Sessions event. No further information is available ...

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GENERAL SURGERY: Live Photos Posted Online

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have posted live pictures taken during their Feb. 14 appearance at Club Nocturnal in Gothenburg on their official web site. Check them out here. The concert, which marked GENERAL SURGERY's first show in 14 years, featured support sets from RELEVANT FEW (featuring GARDENIAN, ex-GOOSEFLESH bassist Robert Hakemo) ...

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Former NOTHINGFACE Members Launch New Projects

Former NOTHINGFACE guitarist Tom Maxwell and drummer Tommy Sickles have announced the formation of COLDWHITECHRIST with bassist Jerry Montano (DEADLIGHTS, DANZIG). Tom Maxwell explains, "After Ozzfest, Tommy and I decided to start a project with our longtime friends Jerry and Chad Gray (MUDVAYNE). We began recording demos with Drew Mazurek (LINKIN PARK, GWAR, NOTHINGFACE), and ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Part Ways With Bassist NICK OLIVERI

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have officially parted ways with bassist Nick Oliveri. According to MTV.com, Oliveri has unexpectedly left the band, breaking off a musical relationship with frontman Josh Homme that goes back to their days playing together in KYUSS in the early '90s. "A number of incidents occurring over the last 18 months ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Confirmed For Germany's FUCK THE COMMERCE Festival

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have been confirmed for the Fuck The Commerce festival, set to take place May 20-22 in Neiden/Torgau, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are BRODEQUIN, DISGORGE, GORATORY, LITURGY, BIRDFLESH, CLITEATER and DEFLORACE, with more acts soon to be announced. For more information on the Fuck The Commerce festival, click

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GENERAL SURGERY: Support Acts Announced

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY will be supported by RELEVANT FEW (featuring GARDENIAN, ex-GOOSEFLESH bassist Robert Hakemo) and INVOKED at their February 14 appearance at Club Nocturnal in Gothenburg. The concert, which will mark GENERAL SURGERY's first show in 14 years, will be followed by a "smaller headlining tour" in April, with a couple ...

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CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION To Feature Some Of Hard Rock's Finest

Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Tony Franklin (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, FIRM), Mats Levén (KRUX, AT VANCE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Mic Michaeli (EUROPE) are among the special guests set to appear on the debut album from CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel. According to an official press release, the ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Split With Bassist, Announce Temporary Replacement

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have parted ways with bassist Andreas Eriksson. According to a post on the band's web site, Andreas "left the band due to other commitments. The vacant bass player position will be handled on a stand-in basis by our demon-director and good friend, Glenn Sykes of REGURGITATE. He'll fill in ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Spotted In California, Band Prepare To Record

JUDAS PRIEST have denied reports that the band are recording their new album in California after Glenn Tipton (guitar), K.K. Downing (guitar) and Scott Travis (drums) were spotted there over the weekend. Writing to the group's official message board, PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews said, "Glenn, K.K. and Scott were only in Anaheim on Saturday ...

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Vocalist KEVIN DUBROW Explains QUIET RIOT Split

In an interview with ElectricBasement.com, vocalist Kevin Dubrow explained the reason for the sudden dismantling of QUIET RIOT late last year. "Well, the question should really be: why did we stay together for so long?" he said. "It really should have stopped earlier. We'd been together for a long time and it had gotten to ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT To Embark On European Tour In June

Reunited New York thrashers NUCLEAR ASSAULT will embark on a European headlining tour beginning in late June. Tentative dates are as follows: Jun. 29 – UK @ TBA Jun. 30 – UK @ TBA Jul. 01 – Dublin, IRE @ Village Jul. 02 – Glasgow, SCO @ Cathouse Jul. 03 – Bradford, UK @ RIO ...

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KISS To Tour With LIMP BIZKIT?

According to a posting at www.kisskollector.com, LIMP BIZKIT are strongly rumored to have landed the opening slot on some of the dates currently being finalized for the remainder of KISS' World Domination 2003-04 Tour. "Although management says nothing has been confirmed yet as far as the 'rumored' tours of Australia, Japan and the ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN BAND To Play Pre-NAMM Show In Hollywood

The JEFF KOLLMAN BAND, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES), bassist Paul Shannon (SCOTT HENDERSON), and drummer Charlie Waymire (EGH, SPEAK NO EVIL), will make a pre-NAMM show appearance at the Baked Potato, 3878 Cahuenga Blvd W., North Hollywood this coming Wednesday, January 14. In addition to songs from both COSMOSQUAD releases and Jeff ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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