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TESTAMENT Announce Hometown Show

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have announced a hometown headlining show at the Avalon Ballroom on March 27. As previously reported, TESTAMENT are continuing work on the material for the follow-up to 1999's "The Gathering" and are planning on entering the studio in April/May to begin recording the album for a late 2004 release ...

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THRESHOLD Continue Work On New Album

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have added BALANCE OF POWER as a second special guest for their London show in September. So far three UK shows have been confirmed for THRESHOLD, which are likely to be the forerunner to a European tour later in the autumn. Sep. 02 - The Underworld - London, UK (w/ POWER ...

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SADUS To Record New Album In The Summer

TESTAMENT/SADUS bassist Steve DiGiorgio has posted the following message on his official web site: "Since the last update things have seemed really grim. But the past few months have had a definite turn for the better. Life was really turned upside down last October when [SADUS drummer] Jon [Allen]'s 11-year-old daughter went in for a ...

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Former MEDICATION Guitarist Seeking Singer For New Hard Rock Project

Former MEDICATION/ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt is currently seeking a vocalist for a new hard rock project. Auditions are currently being held in the New York City/Long Island area. To schedule an audition, e-mail [email protected] MEDICATION, the once-promising Los Angeles band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader and ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ...

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EVERGREY Confirmed For ICED EARTH/CHILDREN OF BODOM Tour

According to Inside Out Records, Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY have been confirmed as the openers for the upcoming ICED EARTH/CHILDREN OF BODOM North American Tour. Although Jon Schaffer's (ICED EARTH) back injury may affect the confirmed dates, the current itinerary is as follows: Apr. 18 - Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH Apr. 19 ...

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Former SLAYER Drummer PAUL BOSTAPH Joins TESTAMENT

Former SLAYER/SYSTEMATIC drummer Paul Bostaph has officially joined TESTAMENT, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The band, whose most recent drummer, Jon Allen (SADUS), reportedly left the group over an "extremely fragile and urgent family situation" involving the health of his 11-year-old daughter, are currently rehearsing with Bostaph for their upcoming live shows in March, including ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG Back With Fresh 'Noises'

25 years after the emergence of the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) movement, TYGERS OF PAN TANG are back with a new studio album, "Noises From The Cat House". The album, out now on Communiqué Records, was mixed by the band's longtime producer, Chris Tsangarides, famed for his production work with, among others, ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Perform At German In-Store

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-THE SCORPIONS) will be performing and signing autographs at a special in-store appearance on March 13 at Hot Shot Records in the center of Hannover, Germany at Nordmann Passage 1. Fans will have a unique and rare chance to get their albums signed, to meet Uli in person and to ...

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ICED EARTH: European Tour Postponed

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello All, "As some of you may have heard I recently had lower back surgery. It seemed early on that things were going well with my recovery, however in recent weeks a new problem has developed. I will be ...

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M.O.D. Announce New Guitarist

M.O.D., the band led by former S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano, have announced the addition of guitarist Jon Aaron to the group's ranks. "Basically, I sent a demo to Billy Milano for his production ad that was on his website www.BillyMilano.com," the 22-year-old said of the circumstances that led to him landing the gig. ...

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THE JON OLIVA PROJECT To Release Debut CD In May

THE JON OLIVA PROJECT, consisting of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva and former members of CIRCLE II CIRCLE, will issue their debut album in May. An extensive tour throughout Europe and the U.S. will follow the release. The group's live performances will cover material from Oliva's solo CD as well as "a bountiful assortment" of SAVATAGE ...

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Report: KELLY OSBOURNE 'Doing It' for ABC Pilot

Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Kelly Osbourne is making her first foray into scripted series with ABC's drama pilot "Doing It". Based on British author Melvin Burgess' controversial young-adult novel, "Doing It" centers on the sexual antics of three 16-year-old Seattle boys: Dino (Sean Farris), Jonathan (Chris Lowell) and Ben (Jon Foster). Osbourne, star of ...

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PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC, CROOKED To Tour Together

PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC and CROOKED will be teaming up for the "All Things Lost Tour 2004" beginning in early February. CROOKED will be playing without drummer Gerry Sayong, who recently left the group to focus on his family. Angel from GENITORTURERS will be filling in for the tour, but CROOKED will continue to audition drummers. ...

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Former RADAKKA Members Launch New Project

SLICK, the Illinois-based band featuring former members of RADAKKA and REBELS WITHOUT APPLAUSE, have launched their official web site at www.slickband.com. Consisting of Dean Maltese (lead vocals, bass), Jon Dobbs (guitar, backing vocals), Mark Alano (guitar) and Frank Alongi (drums, backing vocals), the quartet describe their material as a mixture of "the crushing ...

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ICED EARTH's SCHAFFER Explains Guitarist's Departure

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer recently spoke to Guitar World magazine about the departure of guitarist Larry Tarnowski prior to the recording of the group's latest CD, "The Glorious Burden". According to Schaffer, Tarnowski, an ICED EARTH member for five years, left before the recording sessions after expressing frustration over his limited role. "He may ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Tour The U.K. In April

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-THE SCORPIONS) and Sky Orchestra will perform a number of concerts in the U.K. in April 2004. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, Roth will be the special guest during UFO's upcoming European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late February. UFO ...

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EROTIC LIQUID CULTURE Ink Deal With VIASTAR HOLDINGS

EROTIC LIQUID CULTURE, the melodic hard rock group featuring vocalist David Van Landing (ex-MSG) plus former CRIMSON GLORY members Jon Drenning (lead guitar), Jeff Lords (bass) and Ravi Jakohtia (drums), has inked a deal with Viastar Holdings Inc. Viastar acquired Quadra Records, which released the group's self-titled debut album in the U.K. in 1996, as ...

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Report: Civil War History Set To Heavy Metal

Christina Kauffman of York Sunday News reports that for those who like to serve their Civil War history with a dose of heavy metal music, Indiana-based ICED EARTH has released "The Glorious Burden", a 12-track compact disc that highlights historic moments using an electric guitar. A self-proclaimed history buff from an early age, ICED EARTH ...

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TIM OWENS: 'I Would Never Rejoin JUDAS PRIEST'

Former JUDAS PRIEST/current ICED EARTH singer Tim Owens spoke to FoundryMusic.com Friday (January 16) about his departure from PRIEST, the "drinking incident" with ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer that was spotlighted in the current issue of Revolver magazine, and his plans for a solo project. Asked if he would ever consider rejoining JUDAS PRIEST for ...

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