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MEGADETH Fan Defaces Brooklyn Church, Eludes Arrest

A swastika-scrawling sicko struck a popular Brooklyn church for the third time in 18 months early Friday (March 14), sparking new outrage among parishioners, according to the New York Post. At the Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church in Marine Park, a 21/2-foot swastika was painted on a window in red paint accompanied by lyrics to ...

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STORMWIND To Issue 'Rising Symphony' In April

Sweden's STORMWIND, the band featuring guitarist Thomas Wolf and former CANDLEMASS singer Thomas Vikstrom, have set an April 23 Japanese release date for their sixth album, "Rising Symphony". The album includes nine melodic/neo-classical tracks and a bonus track for Japan ("Wings Of Tomorrow"). A European release is expected to follow in early June. The official ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Video Gets RN'R HALL OF FAME Staffer Fired

Julius Davis, an education programs manager at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, lost his job Friday, about two weeks after screening a video featuring Jimi Hendrix to a large group of fifth-graders, according to Cleveland's The Plain Dealer. Davis' dismissal came after one teacher complained to the Hall that the presentation ...

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FIX 8 Become BLOODSIMPLE

FIX 8, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, have officially changed their name to BLOODSIMPLE. The band are currently recording a new demo and playing select dates in the Northeast. ...

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MEDICATION Split Up!

MEDICATION, the once-promising Los Angeles band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have announced their decision to disband following the cancellation of a European tour and a split with their record label, Locomotive Music. "While [the ...

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MEDICATION 'On Hold', Band Deny Breakup Rumors

MEDICATION, the Los Angeles band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have been officially put on hold as the various members of the group pursue other projects. "MEDICATION has not toured since Aug. 4 and I ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE Announce New Orleans Date

Louisiana-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), and Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN), have announced a show at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 8. Also set to appear on the bill are 4 MAG NITROUS and SLAVES OF FREEDOM. ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer Back In Court

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee lost his bid Tuesday to add someone else to the lawsuit blaming him for the death of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in his pool. Attorney Philip D. Weiss, representing Lee in the lawsuit filed by the parents of Daniel Karven-Veres, said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Neidorf's ...

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It's Official: AC/DC Sign With EPIC RECORDS

AC/DC have signed a multi-album deal with Epic Records, according to Billboard.com. The first releases under the deal will be refurbished reissues of classic albums such as "Back in Black", "Highway to Hell", and "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", due early next year. Further reissues will follow, all of which will sport new liner notes ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE To Make Live Debut

Louisiana-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), and Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN), will make their live debut on Thursday, Dec. 19 at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans. Joining them on the bill will be the BLACK SABBATH tribute band BLACK EARTH (featuring Kyle, ...

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MEDICATION Plan European Tour, Lose U.S. Label Support

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, are in the process of booking a European tour in February/March 2003. Tentative dates are as follows: Feb. 12 – Essen, GER @ ...

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LORD BELIAL: 'We Are NOT Nazis!!'

Despite rumors to the contrary, Sweden's LORD BELIAL are NOT Nazi sympathizers and do not support any nazi/racist organizations, guitarist/vocalist Thomas Backelin clarified in an official statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "I have seen that lots of people are referring to us as nazis/rasists," begins the statement. "I am just so sick and tired of people ...

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CANDIRIA Get Jazzy Via Label Imprint

According to CANDIRIA's official web site, the first jazz-oriented release on the group's own Coma imprint label, "Five Episodes From the Subconscious", features CANDIRIA's Mike MacIvor and John LaMacchia on bass and guitar respectively, and CANDIRIA drummer Ken Schalk on keyboards. Produced by CANDIRIA at Brooklyn New York's legendary Purple Light Studios, the record also ...

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KYLE THOMAS Speaks Out On The PANTERA/EXHORDER 'Feud'

Vocalist Kyle Thomas of the much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, has spoken out about his group's alleged influence on the latter band the belief by some that PANTERA "ripped off" EXHORDER in order to attain their early major label success. "Although ...

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OLEANDER Ink Deal With SANCTUARY

The Sanctuary Records Group announced that it has signed the Sacramento, California-based band OLEANDER. An EP, titled Runaway Train, is scheduled for release on Sanctuary Records on November 19th with a full-length to follow in early 2003. OLEANDER is heading out on tour with NICKELBACK in October and November. OLEANDER's song "Runaway Train" is featured ...

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ROUGH SILK Part Ways With Singer

Germany's ROUGH SILK have amicably parted ways with singer Thomas Ludolphy, who is said to have left the group for "personal" reasons. The remaining members of the band have no intentions of seeking a replacement and will split all lead vocal parts going forward between drummer Herbert Hartmann, guitarist Nils Wunderlich, and keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg. ...

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MEDICATION Recruit Ex-DOWNSET Drummer For European Tour

MEDICATION will reportedly be utilizing the services of ex-DOWNSET/DEADBOLT drummer Chris Hamilton on the group's upcoming European tour, which is rumored to include stint as the opening act the upcoming MOTÖRHEAD/ANTHRAX trek. Hamilton replaces Jason Loree, who performed at the band's recent U.S. dates with COAL CHAMBER. MEDICATION is a Los Angeles-based group that features ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Complete New CD, Offer Free Download

MALEVOLENT CREATION have completed work on their eighth full-length album, entitled The Will To Kill, at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida. Engineered by Shawn Ohtani and mixed by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais, the album — the group's first to feature HATE PLOW singer Kyle Simmons — reportedly contains "40 minutes of pure grinding DEATH METAL ...

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WILD DOGS Reform, Plan Fall Dates

Portland, Oregon's WILD DOGS are back on the active list and are planning their first series of live shows this fall. Presently consisting of Jeff Mark (guitars), Dann Kurth (bass), Tom Moller (drums) and Matthew McCourt (vocals), the group are scheduled to issue in December a 17-song CD entitled Beyond The Reign Of Terror containing ...

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MEDICATION In Talks To Tour Europe With MOTÖRHEAD

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, are said to be in talks to join the upcoming MOTÖRHEAD European tour, which also features ANTHRAX in the middle slot. No official ...

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SEVENDUST Announce Tour With CREED

SEVENDUST will be kicking off a month-long touring stint with CREED on September 20th in Selma, Texas. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 20 - Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Sep. 22 - North Little Rock, AR @ Alltel Arena Sep. 24 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre Sep. 25 - The Woodlands, ...

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EXHORDER To Show Signs Of Life?

The much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, may soon show signs of life, according to frontman Kyle Thomas. "I met with [EXHORDER guitarist] Vinnie LaBella recently, and after hearing the recordings of JONES'S LOUNGE [Kyle's collaboration with GREEN LEAF CULT's Dax Thieler, ...

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SOILENT GREEN Drummer Joins JONES'S LOUNGE

New Orleans-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), have begun rehearsing with SOILENT GREEN drummer Tommy Buckley. However, "this is not an indication that Tommy is leaving SOILENT GREEN," stated Thomas. "It's merely a situation that presented itself. Tommy and I have been ...

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IRON SAVIOR Postpone German Gigs Due To Drummer's Injury

German power metallers IRON SAVIOR were forced to postpone their previously-announced Mega-Metal-Party shows in September after it was determined that drummer Thomas Nack would require a longer-than-expected recovery period due to a recent hand injury. The new dates are as follows: Nov. 08 – Krefeld, GER @ Kulturfabrik Nov. 22 – Hamburg, GER @ Grünspan ...

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