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DEATHRIDE Change Name To DEVILDRIVER

Santa Barbara, California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have officially changed their name to DEVILDRIVER. The band, whose sound is being described as "much heavier than [that of] COAL CHAMBER" and featuring "more technical" musicianship than that found in Fafara's main band, are currently finishing up work on their debut ...

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A DEEP PURPLE/URIAH HEEP Collaboration?

According to URIAH HEEP guitarist Mick Box, a new CD is currently being recorded in Florida by the following lineup of musicians: Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) – drums Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE) – bass Jimmy Barnes (COLD CHISEL) - vocals Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) – keyboards Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE) – guitars No ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: New Album Details Revealed

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "II", due on September 29 through MTM Music. The follow-up to the group's self-titled debut will feature the following songs: 01. Revelation 02. Alone I ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer To Appear On MR. BIG Tribute CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum is one of the featured musicians on the upcoming MR. BIG tribute project, "Influences And Connections", tentatively due in Japan later in the year through Pony Canyon Records. The album, the initial pressing of which will come in a special package including a bonus ...

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DANZIG: Spanish Gig In Jeopardy, New Album In The Works

DANZIG's previously announced July 4 appearance at the Bilbao Accion Rock Festival at Parque de Zorrozaurre-Deusto in Spain is reportedly in jeopardy due to scheduling conflicts caused by guitarist Tommy Victor's prior touring commitments with his main band PRONG. Once Tommy returns from the PRONG tour, DANZIG will be going into the studio to record ...

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BOLIN FEST 2003 Details Unveiled

Promoter Kevin Schoneman, in association with The Bolin Foundation has announced the entertainment lineup for the 2003 Bolin Fest concert. The event, held annually in memory of the late guitarist/songwriter Tommy Bolin (DEEP PURPLE), is celebrating its 10th Anniversary, and will be held Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2, at the legendary Surf Ballroom ...

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DANZIG Land New Drummer

Bevan Davies from the band COMES WITH THE FALL (and also substitute/touring drummer for JERRY CANTRELL in 2001 and 2002) has officially joined DANZIG as the band's new drummer. Davies' first live appearance with the group will take place on Friday, July 4 at the Bilbao Accion Rock Festival at Parque de Zorrozaurre-Deusto in Spain. ...

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L.A. Hard Rockers FIREBALL MINISTRY Sign To NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Los Angeles-based heavy hitters FIREBALL MINISTRY have signed an exclusive worldwide contract with Nuclear Blast Records. Alumni of MTV's "You Hear It First" program, the band made the news official by announcing it on last week's edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". MTV's resident hard rock supporter Iann Robinson had this to say about FIREBALL MINISTRY: ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Raves About The New CORNERSTONE Album

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are in the process of recording their third album, tentatively due in the fall. "I am bursting at the seams, waiting to get on the plane and get started on the singing," White writes on his official web site. ...

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RIKI RACHTMAN To Return To 'Headbanger's Ball'

Former MTV's "Headbanger's Ball" VJ Riki Rachtman will be co-hosting the June 14 edition of the resurrected show with HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta. "This is my first time hosting the show since its demise in 1995," Rachtman told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "I never taped a final show so I'm looking at this one as my final show. ...

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BEHEMOTH Send Their Gratitude To GLENN DANZIG

Check out this picture of Glenn Danzig with BEHEMOTH guitarist/vocalist Nergal and drummer Inferno backstage at the Universal Amphitheater "Blackest of The Black" show in early May. Commenting on the recent shows, Nergal said in an online posting, "Blackest Of The Black was a great experience and we will never forget it. Playing ...

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PROGPOWER USA IV Officially Sold Out

ProgPower USA IV, North America's premiere festival for progressive and power metal music, has officially sold out more than three months in advance. The festival will return to Atlanta's Earthlink Live, the venue that housed last fall's sold-out event, on Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6. "I don't think anyone can doubt that ProgPower ...

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SOIL Hit Los Angeles Studio For Additional Recordings

SOIL have been holed up at Sound City studios in Los Angeles with producer Nick Raskulenicz (FOO FIGHTERS, DANZIG) laying down additional tracks for their forthcoming sophomore J Records effort, "Redefine". The follow-up to 2001's "Scars", the bulk of which was recorded earlier in the year with longtime collaborator Johnny K at Chicago's Groovemaster studio, ...

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ROB ROCK: 'Eyes Of Eternity' CD Delayed

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock has pushed back the projected release date for his second solo album, "Eyes Of Eternity", to June 23 through Germany's Massacre Records. The CD will receive a Japanese release on July 21 through JVC/Victor Entertainment. The CD, which was produced, arranged, and mixed by Roy Z. (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN), ...

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EYES OF FIRE To Release 'From Ashes To Ember' In Late Summer

EYES OF FIRE, the experimental Orange County, California-based featuring Matt Fisher and Dan Kaufman from the legendary cultists MINDROT, have finished mastering their Century Media debut, "From Ashes To Ember", with Cameron Webb (DANZIG, MONSTER MAGNET) for a late summer release. An EP, titled "Disintegrate", will precede album in early June. EYES OF FIRE's music ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Set Release Date For Live CD

Reunited New York thrashers NUCLEAR ASSAULT have set a July 1 North American release date through Screaming Ferret Wreckords/SPV for their live album, "Alive Again". The upcoming CD, which represents NUCLEAR ASSAULT's first release in over nine years, will contain the following cuts: 01. Rise From The Ashes 02. Brainwashed 03. F# 04. New Song ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's CAMPBELL To Be Replaced By Ex-DANZIG Axeman

On May 2, the MOTÖRHEAD family received some tragic news: Guitarist Philip Campbell's mother passed away. Embroiled in the middle of a U.S. tour, MOTÖRHEAD suddenly found themselves without Philip's considerable talents for two shows. In an effort to make sure that the fans are not disappointed with show cancellations, MOTÖRHEAD contacted Todd Schofield. Todd ...

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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK: Set Times Announced

The complete running order and set times have been announced for the "Blackest Of The Black" tour — a phenomenal multi-genre bill which includes Poland's BEHEMOTH, Italy's LACUNA COIL, NILE from the U.S., Sweden's OPETH, the U.S.' SUPERJOINT RITUAL, and headliners DANZIG. The following information applies to the two shows taking place on Friday, May ...

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DIMENSION ZERO To Reissue Original EP

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO — featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — will shortly reissue their original EP, "Penetrations From The Lost World", along with two previously-unreleased songs and five live tracks from their Japanese tour ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Name New Album

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, have set "Striking Fear Into The Enemy: A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred" as the title for their sophomore full-length effort, due in July through Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to last year's "Use Once And Destroy", which was recorded earlier this spring, is ...

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DANZIG To Begin Recording New Album Soon

DANZIG may begin recording their next studio album may begin as soon as next month, according to the DANZIG fan site The7thHouse.com. No further information is available at this time. In other news, a limited edition of 1,000 silkscreen posters will be pressed for the Phoenix/Los Angeles "Blackest of The Black" shows. These ...

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DANZIG Announces Hollywood In-Store

DANZIG mainman and namesake will be appearing at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California on May 1 to sign advance copies of the group's brand new DVD, "Archive De La Morte", which is set to receive a nationwide release on May 6. Glenn will be signing autographs between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ...

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DANZIG Finalize DVD Track Listing

DANZIG have finalized the track listing for their upcoming DVD, "Archive De La Morte", due on May 6. It is as follows: 01. Dirty Black Summer 02. Dirty Black Summer (unedited performance I) 03. Dirty Black Summer (unedited performance II) 04. How the Gods Kill (unedited performance) 05. How the Gods Kill (R Version) 06. ...

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