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KYLESA Seek New Drummer

Savannah GA's crust-metal-punk hybrid KYLESA have parted ways with drummer Brandon Baltzley and are currently seeking a replacement. "We have plans to go to Europe in the fall and then do a U.S. tour after that," the band write on their web site. "We've got friends filling in so we're covered and everything is still ...

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Original TESTAMENT Lineup To Open FOR JUDAS PRIEST In California

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have been added to 107.7 The Bone's "Bone Bash VI" concert on Saturday, July 2 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. They will share the main stage with JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE and CARBOARD VAMPYRES (featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy ...

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THE ACCUSED: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Legendary splatter rockers THE ACCUSED have issued their first album in over ten years, entitled "Oh, Martha!" The new CD was recorded by Jack Endino at Scotty Crane's Soundhouse Studios in Seattle and was mastered by Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER). "Oh, Martha!" features 16 new tracks by THE ACCUSED, plus the 20th anniversary re-recordings of ...

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TESTAMENT Schedule Tacoma Date

TESTAMENT's original lineup — Chuck Billy (vocals), Eric Peterson (guitar), Alex Skolnick (guitar), Greg Christian (bass), and Louie Clemente (drums) — have confirmed a show at the Shipwreck in Tacoma, Washington on July 8. The original TESTAMENT lineup will also headline the Thrash Against Cancer benefit on July 9 at The Pound SF outdoor amphitheatre ...

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REQUIEM AETERNAM Seek New Drummer

Melodic black metal band REQUIEM AETERNAM, originally from Uruguay but currently based in New York, are currently seeking a new drummer. All applicants must live in, or close to, New York City, and must be willing to travel and perform live. For more information, contact the band at [email protected] REQUIEM AETERNAM's latest album, "Philosopher", was ...

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RUSH Guitarist Breaks Silence On Legal Trouble

Embattled RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson sat down exclusively with MuchMoreMusic's Bill Welychka in Toronto recently to set the record straight, and speak for the first time about his alleged 2003 New Year's altercation in Florida — and the lawsuit he has now filed in response to the ordeal. Lifeson, along with his son Justin and ...

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SIEGES EVEN Finish Recording New Album

Reunited German progressive metallers SIEGES EVEN have finished recording their new album, "The Art of Navigating by the Stars", at the Black Solaris Studio in Frankfurt with producer Uwe Lulis. The mixing and mastering will be completed by the end of the month. "The Art of Navigating by the Stars" will contain only one track ...

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HORTUS ANIMAE Sign With SLEASZY RIDER RECORDS

HORTUS ANIMAE, the extreme experimental metal project of ANCIENT drummer Diego "GroM" Meraviglia, have inked a deal with Greece's Sleaszy Rider Records for the release of their recently completed sophomore album, "The Blow of Furious Winds". The follow-up to the group's acclaimed 2003 debut, "Waltzing Mephisto", was recorded and mixed at Italy's Alpha-Omega Studios with ...

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CRISIS Singer Launches Women's T-Shirt Line

CRISIS frontwoman Karyn Crisis has launched her own women's t-shirt line, dubbed Exorsister. Music journalist Alex Johnson tagged Karyn as "the Exorsister" in a review he wrote of a live CRISIS show in an effort to describe her angelic/demonic vocal style and stage performance. The moniker stuck in her head, becoming the inspiration behind her ...

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To Walk a Middle Course - KYLESA

Much ballyhooed for their ability to mix crust, hardcore and metal, and for having three vocalists, KYLESA are all about throwing murky riffs, bottom-of-a-well screams, and lugubrious rhythms into a dour punk stew that name-checks everyone from old NEUROSIS to AMEBIX to EYEHATEGOD to UNSANE as it burbles and clatters downhill. After a few tracks, ...

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VISION DIVINE Frontman To Release Solo Album

VISION DIVINE frontman Michele Luppi will release the debut album from his solo project, MICHELE LUPPI'S HEAVEN, in mid-July via Scarlet Records. Entitled "Strive", the CD was produced and arranged by Michele Luppi and is said to be "a must for all AOR/melodic hard rock lovers into bands like MR. BIG, EUROPE, JOURNEY, BON JOVI ...

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QUIET RIOT Prepare For Summer Tour; Are Featured On 'The Simpsons'

Having just returned from two weeks in the Republic of Korea performing concerts for U.S. armed forces personnel, QUIET RIOT is preparing for their participation in this year's Rock Never Stops tour along with CINDERELLA, RATT and FIREHOUSE. "QUIET RIOT has been very busy this year with international dates that have included concerts in Spain, ...

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AFTER FOREVER Members To Guest On New NIGHTMARE CD

AFTER FOREVER singer Floor Jansen and vocalist/guitarist Sanders Gommans have recorded guest appearances on the new album from the French power metallers NIGHTMARE, entitled "The Dominion Gate". The CD is tentatively due in October via Regain Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Silent Room", "The Dominion Gate" is being recorded at Soundsuite Studio with Norwegian producer ...

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MARILYN MANSON Featured On 'Enron' Soundtrack

MARILYN MANSON's cover of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" will be featured on the soundtrack to "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room", due May 24 via Commotion Records. "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room", the critically-acclaimed new documentary from director Alex Gibney follows the series of events leading to Enron's downward spiral. ...

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TESTAMENT To Play Benefit Concert In San Francisco

TESTAMENT and friends will be playing a benefit concert on July 9, 2005 at The Pound in San Francisco. Proceeds from "Thrash of the Titans"-style show — the band's first in the San Francisco area in over two years —will benefit a family who had a child with cancer. For more information, click

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DISILLUSION Announce New Bassist

DISILLUSION, the prog-death band from Leipzig, Germany, have announced the addition of bassist Ralf Willis to the group's ranks. "Coming from Brooklyn, New York, Ralf decided to be part of DISILLUSION after he heard about the band and our vain search for bass player when he was in Germany some months ago," the band write ...

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QUIET RIOT, SKID ROW: Korean Tour Dates Announced

According to AFN Korea, QUIET RIOT and SKID ROW will tour military posts throughout Korea beginning on May 12. QUIET RIOT's first album "Metal Health" was released in 1983. The band opened for ZZ TOP, IRON MAIDEN, and BLACK SABBATH before headlining their own shows. Composed of vocalist Kevin Dubrow, drummer Frankie Banali, ...

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