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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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JONES'S LOUNGE Track Listing Unveiled

New Orleans-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jimmy Bower (DOWN, C.O.C., SUPERJOINT RITUAL, EYEHATEGOD) and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), have finalized the track listing for their debut full-length album, which was recently produced by former UGLY KID JOE guitarist Dave Fortman at Fortman's Balance Studio. It is ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Utilize RHAPSODY Drummer During Brazilian Tour

BLIND GUARDIAN are utilizing the services of RHAPSODY drummer Alex Holzwarth for the duration of their Brazilian tour due to a tendon infection suffered by regular BG skinsman Thomas Stauch which is preventing him from performing live for the next few weeks. The following is a statement issued by Stauch to the Brazilian fans explaining ...

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P.O.D.: "Too Heavy" For SANTANA?

P.O.D. have recorded a track entitled "America" for the upcoming SANTANA album, but are not presently certain if the cut will make the final release, according to an interview with guitarist Marcos Curiel posted at MTV.com. The band reportedly reworked a demo version of a song guitarist Carlos Santana had earmarked for P.O.D.'s contribution and ...

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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist Jams With THE SCORPIONS

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse joined THE SCORPIONS for their encore "Rock You Like A Hurricane" on the closing night of the DEEP PURPLE/SCORPIONS/DIO tour at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, this past Sunday, August 4th. DEEP PURPLE and DIO will resume their collective touring in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on August 27th, followed by the ...

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Ex-HELLOWEEN Drummer Joins IRON SAVIOR For WACKEN OPEN AIR Gig

IRON SAVIOR utilized the services of former HELLOWEEN and current MASTERPLAN drummer Uli Kusch during their performance at Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany yesterday after regular drummer Thomas Nack hurt his finger and was unable to join the band for the gig. Said guitarist/vocalist Piet Sielck the day before the show: "We hoped ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: European Touring Line-Up 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 announced their European touring line-up as the following: Joe Lynn Turner - Vocals / Guitar Glenn Hughes - Vocals / Bass JJ Marsh - Guitar Joakim "Jocke" Svalberg - Keyboards Thomas Broman - ...

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EXHORDER Frontman, DOWN/C.O.C. Drummer Join Forces In JONES'S LOUNGE

JONES'S LOUNGE is the name of a brand new studio project that includes in its ranks Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jimmy Bower (DOWN, C.O.C., SUPERJOINT RITUAL, EYEHATEGOD) and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS). An 11-song album was recently produced by former UGLY KID JOE guitarist Dave Fortman at Fortman's Balance ...

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JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK To Self-Finance Recording Of Debut Album

Germany's JCS (JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK), who feature in their ranks former DESTRUCTION members Sven Vormann (drums), Michael "Ano" Piranio (guitar, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY) and Thomas Rosenmerkel (vocals, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY), along with DRYROT guitarist Micheal Gerstlauer, and NECRONOMICON/EPHEMERA'S PARTY bassist Bernhard "Erna" Matt, are contemplating the possibility of self-financing the recording of the ...

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TIAMAT, PAIN To Embark On European Tour

TIAMAT will embark on their second tour of Europe between September 20th and the middle of October. Support at all dates will come from PAIN, featuring HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren. Due to "father duty", guitarist Thomas Petersson will not participate in the upcoming trek and will be replaced temporarily by SOUTHFORK axeman Henrik Bergqvist. As ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION To Record "The Will To Kill" In July

Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION are set to enter Greenhouse FX Studios in Tampa, Florida on July 10th with producer Jean-Francois Dagenais (i.e. guitarist/producer for Canada's KATAKLYSM) to record their eighth full-length album, entitled The Will To Kill. The group's first release to feature new vocalist Kyle Symons (HATE PLOW) and drummer Justin DiPinto ...

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MEDICATION: "Inside" Video Posted Online

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, have posted a video for the track "Inside" online at this location. MEDICATION have just issued their full-length debut, Prince Valium, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Spokesperson: No Release Date Scheduled

GUNS N' ROSES' forthcoming album, Chinese Democracy, will not see the light of day in early September, a spokesperson for the group's record company has told Launch. The Interscope/Geffen Records representative spoke to the band's management, who replied to the unsubstantiated rumor, "Where are they getting this from?" The report of the Labor Day release ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" Scheduled For September Release

The current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSES—led by sole remaining original member Axl Rose—have reportedly set September 2nd as the release date for their perennially-delayed Chinese Democracy CD—nearly three years after the original release date, according to Undercover. Rose is said to have recorded over 70 songs for this record with various producers. In February, ...

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THRESHOLD Complete Work On "Critical Mass"

UK progressive metallers THRESHOLD have completed work on their new album, entitled Critical Mass, for an early September release. The artwork is currently being completed by Thomas Ewerhard who was also responsible for the band's two previous studio album sleeves, and a multimedia section is also being put together for a limited-edition release of the ...

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JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK Confirmed For Germany's METALFORCES Festival

Germany's JCS (JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK), who feature in their ranks former DESTRUCTION members Sven Vormann (drums), Michael "Ano" Piranio (guitar, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY) and Thomas Rosenmerkel (vocals, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY), along with DRYROT guitarist Micheal Gerstlauer, and NECRONOMICON/EPHEMERA'S PARTY bassist Bernhard "Erna" Matt, will perform live at the Metalforces Festival, which is scheduled ...

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TOMAHAWK Land Entire TOOL Tour

TOMAHAWK, the "all star" band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, ex-HELMET drummer Jon Stainer, former JESUS LIZARD guitarist Duane Denison, and ex-THE COWS/current MELVINS bassist Kevin Rutmanis, will be opening for TOOL on the latter band's entire North American tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 11 - Bakersfield, CA ...

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DIO To Battle TENACIOUS D In New Video For "Push"

TENACIOUS D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass will appear in DIO's latest video, "Push", the first single off of the new album Killing The Dragon. This may sound like a strange pairing to some, but anyone that knows TENACIOUS D is aware of their respect for THE ROCK and appropriate Icons not to mention the ...

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Former DESTRUCTION Members Launch New Band, Web Site

Germany's JCS (JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK), who feature in their ranks former DESTRUCTION members Sven Vormann (drums), Michael "Ano" Piranio (guitar, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY) and Thomas Rosenmerkel (vocals, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY), along with DRYROT guitarist Micheal Gerstlauer, and NECRONOMICON/EPHEMERA'S PARTY bassist Bernhard "Erna" Matt, have launched their official web site at this ...

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Prince Valium - MEDICATION

Featuring former UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY singer Whitfield Crane, ex-MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, former ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-SKREW/PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, Los Angeles' MEDICATION (formerly MYSTRESS) have relied at least in part on their impressive resumes to establish a bit of a name for themselves before they'd even issued their debut ...

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FLOODGATE: Back From The Dead

New Orleans' FLOODGATE, featuring EXHORDER frontman Kyle Thomas, will resurface after a two-and-a-half-year period of dormancy to perform a headlining set at Zeppelin's in Metairie, Louisiana on Saturday, June 22nd. "Joining the band on drums will be EXHORDER's Chris Nail, who also was once the manager of FLOODGATE, and without whom we would not have ...

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EMBLAZE Enlist SODOM Producer For Upcoming Debut

Israeli thrash-death metallers EMBLAZE will shortly enter Germany's Spiderhouse studios with producer Harris Johns (i.e. KREATOR, SODOM, CELTIC FROST) to record their debut full-length effort, entitled Dirty Coloured Knife, which will be released through an as-yet-undetermined label later in the year. As previously reported, the title track, "Dirty Coloured Knife", will feature guest appearances by ...

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KREATOR Set Title For Live CD, Make Guest Appearances

KREATOR have set Live Kreation (Revisioned Glory) as the title to their forthcoming live CD, which is due to be released later in the year. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. The Patriarch 02. Violent Revolution 03. Reconquering The Throne 04. Extreme Aggression 05. People Of The Lie 06. All ...

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TOMAHAWK Dates With TOOL Announced

TOMAHAWK, the "all star" band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, ex-HELMET drummer Jon Stainer, former JESUS LIZARD guitarist Duane Denison, and ex-THE COWS/current MELVINS bassist Kevin Rutmanis, will be supporting TOOL at the following dates: Jul. 11 - Bakersfield, CA @ Centennial Gardens Arena Jul. 12 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Coliseum ...

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MEDICATION Recruit Fill-In Drummer, Finalize Track Listing For "Prince Valium"

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, have recruited drummer Jason Loree for the group's current US tour, which kicked off last night in Chicago Heights, Illinois. It is currently ...

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ANGER MANAGEMENT Dates Announced

The Anger Management tour, featuring PAPA ROACH, EMINEM, LUDACRIS, XZIBIT, the X-ECUTIONERS, D12 and OBIE TRICE, will kick off on July 18th at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. The complete itinerary is as follows: Jul. 18 - Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena Jul. 19 - Hartford, CT @ ctnow.com Meadows Music Jul. 20 ...

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MEDICATION: Additional US Dates Announced

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, have lined up the following dates as part of their ongoing two-month US tour: May 15 - Oasis One Sixty - Chicago Heights, ...

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MEDICATION Confirmed For KBPI's BIRTHDAY BASH 2002

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, have been confirmed for KBPI's Birthday Bash 2002, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 2nd at Red Rocks Amphitheater in ...

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