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VISION OF DISORDER: Another Side Project Unveiled

Further to the item posted here yesterday, VISION OF DISORDER guitarist Matt Baumbach and vocalist Tim Williams are hard at work on yet another project, dubbed DRAG, with which they recently completed recording a five-song demo for shopping purposes. Among the song titles included on the tape are "Round and Round", "Evolution", and ...

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VISION OF DISORDER Duo Seek Musicians For Side Project

VISION OF DISORDER (V.O.D.) vocalist Tim Williams and guitarist Mike Kennedy have used the group's recent downtime to work on a new project, the name for which has not yet been divulged, according to Beneath The Green. An album's worth of material has already been written (including the only known song title so far, "Cruel ...

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ECHO DRAIN Accuse JASON NEWSTED Of Cybersquatting

More details have emerged about the lawsuit filed by Dallas-based ECHO DRAIN against former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, his post-METALLICA band ECHOBRAIN, and Newsted's Chophouse Records over the two bands' similar-sounding names. In addition to alleging that fans are confusing the two groups and that some music fans believe that ECHO DRAIN stole the name ...

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PRIMUS Frontman To Issue Solo Debut

PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool has set a September 24th release for his solo debut, The Les Claypool Frog Brigade Presents Purple Onion, which will be issued on his own Prawn Song label. "This is the first time I've actually sat down and written material without other musicians in mind," Claypool told Billboard.com. "It was the ...

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KISS Added To Upcoming RAMONES Tribute CD

KISS have been added to the list of artists appearing on the forthcoming RAMONES tribute album, We're a Happy Family. KISS will reportedly cover either "Rock & Roll High School" or "Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio?" , according to ROB ZOMBIE, who is acting as one of the album's co-producers.. Due to be ...

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DRAGONLORD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

San Francisco Bay Area's DRAGONLORD, featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA ...

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SAMMY HAGAR, DAVID LEE ROTH Line Up Additional US Dates

Former VAN HALEN frontmen Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth have announced a number of additions to their ongoing joint US trek. Here are the latest tour dates, according to Pollstar: Jun. 15 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre Jun. 16 - The Woodlands, TX @ C.W. Mitchell Pavilion Jun. 18 - Albuquerque, NM ...

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SOILENT GREEN: The Aftermath!

Click here to check out the aftermath of SOILENT GREEN's most recent road accident, which took place on the morning of April 11th, when they smashed into the back of an 18-wheeler. As previously reported, the injuries sustained in the above-mentioned accident included two broken legs, one being a compound fracture, to vocalist ...

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IRON MAIDEN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Vocalists To Appear On SACK TRICK CD

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson and former RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White are among the guests appearing on the upcoming album from Britain's SACK TRICK album, entitled Sheep in KISS Makeup, which is tentatively due for release in September/October. Other musicians set to appear on the effort—which is set to contain nothing but KISS ...

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RAMONES Tribute Changes Title

According to the official web site of MARILYN MANSON, the upcoming RAMONES tribute album, to which MANSON has contributed a cover "The KKK Took My Baby Away", will be titled Ramones Forever and not We're A Happy Family, as previously reported. Due to be issued in August through DV8/Columbia Records, Ramones Forever will contain additional ...

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KORN Add Dates To "Tour With No Name"

KORN have tacked on 11 new dates to their Tour With No Name trek (also featuring PUDDLE OF MUDD and DEADSY), scheduled to start June 20 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 20 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ First Union Arena Jun. 21 - Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center Jun. 23 ...

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JUSTIN BROADRICK: GODFLESH Was Not GODFLESH Anymore

GODFLESH leader Justin Broadrick has issued a statement explaining why he chose to disband the industrial pioneers he founded in 1988. The full statement is as follows: "GODFLESH (1988-2002) - MISSION IS TERMINATED - "On April 10th 2002, I disbanded GODFLESH. This was something I had painfully been pondering since GC Greens' departure from the ...

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LES CLAYPOOL'S FROG BRIGADE: New Demo Makes The Rounds

LES CLAYPOOL'S FROG BRIGADE, featuring PRIMUS mainman Les Claypool, are currently shopping a four-song demo in hopes of securing a record deal shortly and issuing a studio album before the end of the year. The tracks included on the demo are as follows: 01. Ding Dang 02. Buzzards Of Green Hill 03. Up On The ...

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GRAVITY KILLS Keyboardist Injures Hand, Group Cancels Dates

GRAVITY KILLS suffered a minor setback last weekend as keyboard player Doug Firley sustained serious injury to his hand in Allentown, Pennsylvania while performing in front of a sold-out crowd. The injury occurred when Firley dropped the custom-made, springloaded keyboard on his hand during the band's single, "One Thing". GRAVITY KILLS were touring to support ...

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THE RAMONES Tribute CD: One Big "Happy Family"

We're A Happy Family is the title of the forthcoming THE RAMONES tribute CD which is currently being produced by Rob Zombie and RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone for an August release through DV8/Columbia Records. Among the tracks completed for the album so far are the following: MARILYN MANSON - "The KKK Took My Baby Away" ...

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LOCOBAZOOKA 2002: First Dates Announced

SEVENDUST, FILTER, GRAVITY KILLS, AUDIOVENT, NONPOINT, REVEILLE, and MUSHROOMHEAD are scheduled to take part in the first-ever Locobazooka Tour, which is due to kick off on June 27th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 27 - Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Summerfest Jun. 28 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Hilgers ...

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TROUBLE Perform First Full-Length Shows Since Rejoining Forces

Veteran Chicago doomsters TROUBLE made a triumphant return to the live stage on May 3rd and May 4th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois when they performed their first full-length headlining sets since reuniting with vocalist Eric Wagner early last year. By all accounts, the band was in fine form as ...

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KORN Frontman Denies Marriage To Former Adult Film Star

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has refuted reports that he has married former adult film star Devon Davis. Speaking to Britain's Kerrang! magazine, Jonathan stated that marriage always f.cks everything up. I don't think you need a piece of paper in front of a priest to say you love each other. We're practically married now. [Devon] ...

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Former SKINLAB Guitarist, SYSTEMATIC Bassist Join Forces In PRIMATE

PRIMATE, the San Francisco Bay Area metal band that features in its ranks guitarist Mike Roberts (ex-SKINLAB), bassist Rob Berri (ex-DECEIVED, LEVERAGE), and vocalist Chad Dinan (ex-KAGE), have parted ways with drummer Eric Ruel (ex-MOJAVE GREEN), and have added a second guitarist in the shape of former SYSTEMATIC bassist and ex-PRO-PAIN/SKINLAB axeman Nick St. Denis. ...

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SOILENT GREEN: Recovering!

SOILENT GREEN vocalist Benjamin Falgoust has posted the following message via the group's official web site: "It has been quite an interesting last 5 months. I am sure some of you know about the December 4th, 2001 accident in Washington State during the Extreme Music for Extreme People tour. When we rolled our van and ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG ...

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SOILENT GREEN Recovering From Yet Another Vehicle Accident

SOILENT GREEN were involved in yet another vehicle accident on April 11th which left vocalist Ben Falgoust with several broken bones in both of his legs. According to the group's official web site, “he is in the hospital now & everything is being done to help him recover from this tragic accident. He has had ...

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DRAGONLORD Recruit Former TESTAMENT Bassist, Announce Upcoming Gigs

San Francisco Bay Area black metallers DRAGONLORD, featuring members of TESTAMENT, have officially announced the addition of bassist Derrick Ramirez (ex-TESTAMENT) to the group's ranks. DRAGONLORD will be performing at the Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in Concord, California on April 27th. Also appearing on the bill will be GREENHOUSE EFFECT, MUDSLINGER, and LORDS OF ...

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