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ANTHRAX Give The Power To The People On 'The Greater of Two Evils'

ANTHRAX's upcoming collection of Joey Belladonna/Neil Turbin-era songs performed by the band's current lineup, entitled "The Greater of Two Evils", is scheduled for release in the U.S. on November 23 via Sanctuary. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Deathrider 02. Metal Thrashing Mad 03. Caught In A Mosh 04. A.I.R. ...

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Former BLAZE Guitarist STEVE WRAY Explains His Departure

Former BLAZE guitarist Steve Wray has commented on his decision to leave the group. Writing to the band's official forum, Steve said, "My decision to leave BLAZE has not been one taken lightly and it is with a 'heavy heart,' in some respects, that I leave. There are many reasons for my departure too many ...

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ANTHRAX Change Title Of Upcoming CD

ANTHRAX have changed the title of their upcoming collection of Joey Belladonna/Neil Turbin-era songs performed by the band's current lineup to "The Greater of Two Evils" from the previously announced "Metallum Maximum Aeturnum". "What, no one speaks Latin any more?" ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian joked in a posting on the band's official web site. With ...

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Florida Death Metallers DIABOLIC Split Up

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have officially split up. Due to a recent "business development," founding member Brian Malone has decided to end DIABOLIC's seven-year existence, according to a posting on the group's web site. "This decision in no way reflects upon the professionalism and personalities of the current members of DIABOLIC (Eric Hersemann – guitars, ...

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VINCE NEIL And NIKKI SIXX Dine At Prime

The Las Vegas Sun is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil and bassist Nikki Sixx, Nikki's wife Donna D'Errico, and local food mag publisher Michael Politz were spotted dining together at Prime (Bellagio) in Las Vegas Wednesday night (Sept. 8). As reported here yesterday, Sixx has confirmed an online report that he is currently ...

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NIKKI SIXX: VINCE Sounds 'Amazing' On New MÖTLEY CRÜE Demos

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has confirmed an online report that he is currently recording new material with CRÜE singer Vince Neil. "Been doing alot of songwriting for both BRIDES and MÖTLEY," Sixx writes in a posting to the "Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site. "I'm in [Las] Vegas with Vince right ...

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McFarlane Toys' MÖTLEY CRÜE Box Set To Retail For $50-$60

McFarlane Toys have officially announced the action figure box set release of the wildest rock band of the 1980s, MÖTLEY CRÜE. Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars are featured in the set based on their "Shout at the Devil" album. Under a license from Signatures Network, the MÖTLEY CRÜE action figure box ...

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VINCE NEIL: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil will be embarking on a U.K. tour in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 17 - Astoria - London, UK Nov. 18 - Town & Country Club - Bradford, UK Nov. 19 - JB's - Dudley, UK Nov. 20 - City Live Arena - Newport, UK Nov. 21 ...

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USURPER Complete Work On 'Cryptobeast'

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have completed work on their fifth full-length album, "Cryptobeast". Recorded at Chicago's Rax Trax Studios with producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, DEICIDE, CANNIBAL CORPSE), "Cryptobeast" marks the recording debut with the group of new singer Dan "Tyrantor" Lawson and the return of the band's original drummer, Joe "Apocalyptic" Warlord. Commented singer ...

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SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE To Begin Mixing New Album

SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE mastermind Tomer Pink has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new album: "After nearly two months of intense recordings we finally finished the tracking and will be starting mixing this weekend with Grammy award[-winning] producer Neil Kernon at the RaxTrax studios in Chicago. "It is almost impossible for ...

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VINCE NEIL: Tour Dates Announced

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil has lined up the following solo dates during September/October: Sep. 06 - S Woodstock, CT @ RNS - Woodstock Fair Sep. 11 - Cherokee, NC @ Cherokee Ceremonial Grounds Sep. 18 - Bainbridge, GA @ Bainbridge Bikefest Show Sep. 20 - Tampa, FL (Personal Appearance) Sep. 23 - Colorado ...

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IOMMI/HUGHES: 'The 1996 DEP Sessions' To Arrive In Late September

Sanctuary Records has set a September 28 release date for the previously unreleased Tony Iommi collection of songs featuring ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes. Entitled "The 1996 DEP Sessions", the CD's final version will be quite markedly different to the version currently on the underground market under the title "Eighth Star". The story behind ...

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WHITESNAKE Shoot Down 'Ill Health' Rumors

WHITESNAKE have issued a statement via their web site refuting rumors of show cancellations due to an injury suffered by the band's frontman, David Coverdale. "Nothing could be further from the truth," the group write. "David, and all the band members of WHITESNAKE, are safe and healthy. And they are looking forward to starting the ...

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H.I.M. To Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary With DVD Release

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will celebrate their 10-year anniversary with the release of a longform DVD in October. The disc will reportedly include all 14 promotional videos the group have shot thus far, plus "making of" footage, videos featuring MTV skate legend Bam Margera ("Jackass", "Viva La Bam"), and interview material. More information will be made ...

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USURPER: Studio Report

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have commenced the recording sessions for their fifth full-length album, "Cryptobeast", at Raw Trax studios in Chicago. "The vibe of the place is very comfortable, and the equipment is top notch," guitarist Rick S. Scythe writes on the groups web site. "We are having a great time, and [producer] Neil [Kernon] ...

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