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BLACK CROWES: Reunion Tour Announced

BLACK CROWES have announced plans for a full-blown reunion tour — the band's first gigs since October 2001, according to Billboard.com. Guitarist Marc Ford is back in the fold for the first time since 1997, while Bill Dobrow, who played with Rich Robinson in the short-lived band HOOKAH BROWN, will take over for Steve Gorman ...

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DISSECTION: Mexican Date Announced

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION will return to the North American continent on April 22, when they are scheduled to play at the Box Underground in Tijuana, Mexico. Support at the show will come from SADISTIC INTENT, RISE, INFINITUM OBSCURE and NINTH LEVEL. Box Underground is located at 1500 Revolucion Avenue in downtown Tijuana. Late ...

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STATIC-X Guitarist Is Believed To Have Met Teenage Victim Via Online Singles Community

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen (real name Tod Rex Salvador) is believed to have met the 14-year-old Sayreville, New Jersey girl he is accused of sexually assaulting in January on the web site FetischMusic.com (via their "Find-a-Freek" online singles community), where he used the screen name "groverygodadat" under the heading "never married male looking for female." ...

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KAMELOT To Be Joined By German Keyboardist/Guitarist During Upcoming Tour

American/Norwegian power metallers KAMELOT have announced that German keyboardist/guitarist Oliver Palotai will be joining then for The Black Halo Tour 2005. As previously reported, several screenshots from KAMELOT's video for the track "March of Mephisto", featuring a special appearance by DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath, have been posted online at the group's official web ...

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MUDVAYNE Frontman Launches BULLYGOAT RECORDS Web Site

Bullygoat Records, the Warner Bros. label imprint headed up by MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray, has launched its official web site at Bullygoat.com. Gray's first signing to Bullygoat is the New York-based BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders ...

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GLENN HUGHES: New Solo Album Is My Most Focused Recording

Blasting-Zone.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with legendary DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes. Several excerpts follow: Blasting-Zone.com: What can you tell us about your forthcoming solo album, "Soul Mover"? Glenn Hughes: "...It's coming out on Sanctuary Records... ...I think it's my most focused recording on many levels, really...” Blasting-Zone.com: Taking into consideration ...

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JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK Complete Work On Debut Album

JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK, the German thrash band featuring drummer Sven Vormann (ex-DESTRUCTION), vocalist Thomas Rosenmerkel (EPHEMERA'S PARTY, ex-DESTRUCTION), guitarist Michael Gerstlauer (DRYROT, ex-HATE SQUAD), guitarist Andreas "Lützel" Lützelschwab (ROCKWELL) and bassist Bernhard "Erna" Matt (NECRONOMICON, EPHEMERA'S PARTY), have completed work on their debut album, "... The Loudest No!" The group are still searching for a ...

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AUDIOSLAVE: U.K. Dates Announced

NME.com is reporting that AUDIOSLAVE have confirmed details of three U.K. shows for June. The group, featuring members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, with Chris Cornell (ex-SOUNDGARDEN) on vocals, will play in Manchester and London. The dates are: Jun. 20-21 – London, UK @ Brixton Carling Academy Jun. 24 – Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Frontman: New Album Is Our 'Reign In Blood'

SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes has issued the following update: "Hey, just wanted to say 'What's up?' to everyone and let you all know what's comin' up... "We're currently rehearsing here in Tampa for the upcoming No Mercy fests, and really lookin' forward to that. We're psyched to play a few of the new ...

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SOULSKINNER Sign with Z RECORDS

Z Records have announced the signing of the Swedish act SOULSKINNER. Formed only twelve months ago by former STEEL ATTACK members Dennis Westman and Patrick Spath, SOULSKINNER combine metal with melody in a manner rarely heard during recent years. Drawing influences from past hard rock and metal legends, SOULSKINNER have recorded "a possible modern-day classic," ...

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EUROPE Record Japanese Shows For Live CD

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE recorded three of the gigs on their recent Japanese tour for a live CD, tentatively due before the end of the year. In addition, the band "are still dealing with different companies" regarding the release of their live DVD, which was filmed on November 15, 2004 at the Hammersmith Apollo ...

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KAMELOT To Collaborate With German Fantasy Author

According to a posting on their official web site, American/Norwegian power metallers KAMELOT will collaborate on new book with German fantasy author Harald Evers. Commented Evers: "After the success with my 'Caveworld-Saga', I was looking for an inspiration to create a new fantasy trilogy. At that time I love to listen to KAMELOT's music and ...

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DISSECTION Mainman: We Are Not Racist, Just Satanic

Guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtveidt of the reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION has issued the following statement via the group's official web site: "There have been rumors and allegations surrounding the band and I, we want our fans to know and to make it a point that it is not and never has been part of our ...

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LOCKUP: Live Album To Receive Japanese Release In March

Toy's Factory Records has set a March 24 Japanese release date for the LOCKUP live album, "Live In Japan". "Live In Japan" was recorded at Club Quattro in Nagoya, Japan on June 28, 2002 and features the following lineup: Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) - Bass Jesse Pintado (NAPALM DEATH) - Guitars Thomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE ...

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SODOM: DVD To Arrive In May, New Album Due In September

German thrashers SODOM have pushed back the projected release date of their first DVD to May from the previously announced March. According to SODOM frontman Thomas "Angelripper" Such, the DVD's concert footage will contain 23 songs. An overview of the band's career thus far and additional bonus features will also appear on the disc. "Such ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Announce New Album Title

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have set "My Resurrection" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in June via Frontiers Records. As previously reported, the upcoming album will contain 12 tracks: Tracks with Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN): Resurrection More Than Money Dreams Rage Of Angels ...

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KAMELOT Complete Work On 'The Haunting' Video

American/Norwegian power metallers KAMELOT have completed work on their new video for the track "The Haunting" with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES). The clip, which was shot in Sweden, also includes an appearance by EPICA singer Simone Simons. Mari also appears as Helena from the storyline of the "The Black Halo". ...

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METALLICA Drummer Attends SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY Music Director's Birthday Gala

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was one of the attendees at San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas' star-studded 60th birthday gala celebration, "Celebrity Salute to MTT", Thursday night (Jan. 13) at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. "It was hysterical to see two Symphony musicians in white tie call ...

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