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THE RED CHORD Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Massachusetts metal/grind band THE RED CHORD has officially inked a deal with Metal Blade/Black Market Activities Records. The band plan to record their next full-length album, entitled "Clients", later this year. Commented THE RED CHORD vocalist Guy Kozowyk: "The Metal Blade offer was hands down the best all around deal we have received in the ...

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PSYCHOMANTHIUM: First Song Posted Online

PSYCHOMANTHIUM, the "old-school speed/thrash metal" band featuring vocalist Martin Missy from the cult German speed-thrashers PROTECTOR, Brian "Hobbs" Hobbie on bass (ex-INTERNAL BLEEDING, currently in CATASTROPHIC), plus Derek "Derekonomicon" Schilling on guitar and Ant Ichrist on drums (both from ARKHAM 13), have posted a "raw rehearsal" version of the track "Zombie Lake" at

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CINDERELLA Drummer Seeking Guitarists For Dance Project

Fred Coury of CINDERELLA is currently looking for two guitarists for an upcoming tour by his electro-dance project EFFCEE. Please send all packages (demo, photo and bio) to: Fred Coury c/o BCM 1155 N. Cienega Blvd. Suite 909 Los Angeles, CA. 90069 As previously reported, EFFCEE will be releasing their debut album, "Perfect", in May. ...

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MNEMIC: European Festival Appearances Announced

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have lined up the following festival appearances during the coming months: Apr. 30 - Aarhus, DEN - Fee Metal Festival May 01 - Aalborg, DEN - Way Up North Festival Jun. 04 - Aarhus, DEN - Spot ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Offer 'Slighty Amped Tour' On iTunes

According to the official Zakk Wylde fan site SDMFworldwide.com, Zakk Wylde and iTunes have teamed up to offer fans an opportunity to download music from the "Slightly Amped Tour", recorded in 2002 at Westwire Studios in Allentown, Pennsylvania. This tuned-downed acoustic, sometimes electric performance is a rarity and offers Zakk Wylde and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: 'The Anthology' Out Now

Sanctuary Records have just released a new DIAMOND HEAD compilation album, "Am I Evil? - The Anthology", a two-CD retrospective that covers the group's entire career, with all tracks having been remastered. "Am I Evil? - The Anthology" track listing: Disc 1: 01. Am I Evil? 02. Lightning To The Nation 03. The Prince 04. ...

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CINDERELLA Drummer Launches Dance Project

EFFCEE, the new dance project formed by CINDERELLA drummer Fred Coury, will be releasing their debut album, "Perfect", in May. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Digital World 02. Dance With You 03. Perfect 04. Gentle Devastation 05. Damaged Girl 06. Fake 07. Star 08. Worship You 09. Only Human ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: Lineup Changes Suck

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site (as part of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail"): "Comrades, the emails have been pouring in and I'd like to thank you all very much for your words of support. Seriously, thank you so much. I read all the ...

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DEATH ANGEL: San Francisco, Phoenix Dates Announced

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have been added to the TESTAMENT/SADUS bill on Saturday, March 27 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. In addition, the group's previously announced shows with FLOTSAM AND JETSAM at Chasers in Phoenix have been moved to April 9-10. As previously reported, DEATH ANGEL have set a ...

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Former PROTECTOR Singer To Launch New 'Old-School Thrash' Project

PSYCHOMANTHIUM, the "old-school speed/thrash metal" band featuring vocalist Martin Missy from the cult German speed-thrashers PROTECTOR, Brian "Hobbs" Hobbie on bass (ex-INTERNAL BLEEDING, currently in CATASTROPHIC), plus Derek "Derekonomicon" Schilling on guitar and Ant Ichrist on drums (both from ARKHAM 13), will be releasing their debut CD through Poland's Still Dead Productions. Titled "Death Attack" ...

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THE QUIREBOYS Unveil New Lineup

Supporting DAVID LEE ROTH in the U.K, THE QUIREBOYS (known as "THE LONDON QUIREBOYS" in the USA) are sporting an all new line up. New draftees include guitarist Paul Guerin and keyboard player Keith Weir. Both were previously members of the FIREBYRDS. Guerin also has previously recorded two albums with the RED DOGS before joining ...

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STEVE VAI To Perform At CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL

Steve Vai will be performing at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival at the Cottonbowl in Dallas, Texas. The three-day music event will raise funds for the Crossroads Center. Set for June 4-6 at Fair Park, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will culminate in an all-star concert on June 6, featuring Clapton, B.B. King, Carlos Santana, Brian ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG: Live Dates Announced

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 02 - Nijmegen, NETH @ Backstage Apr. 03 - Gramsbergen, NETH @ Big Al Apr. 04 - Heerenveen, NETH @The Sphinx Apr. 16 – Godmanchester, UK @ Britten Arena Jul. 10/11 - ...

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SHADOWS FALL Singer: 'New Songs Are Coming Out Amazing'

SHADOWS FALL frontman Brian Fair has posted the following message on the band's official message board: "What up everyone, "Been a busy week songwriting wise. I hit Planet Z on Saturday [Feb. 21] to lay down some rough vocal ideas over the demos that the band recorded last week. For live demos the sound quality ...

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Virgin Megastore To Host Rock & Roll Cookbook Signing

Hollywood's Virgin Megastore will host a celebrity book signing for the rock & roll cookbook, "Food That Rocks", on Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the authors, Cindy Coverdale (wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale) and Margie Lapanja, many of the book's contributors will be there signing copies of the book ...

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ANTHRAX to Unleash 'Music Of Mass Destruction' DVD In April

ANTHRAX will release their much-anticipated live DVD, "Music Of Mass Destruction", on April 6 through Sanctuary Records. Filmed at a sold-out Metro in Chicago on Friday, December 5, 2003, "Music Of Mass Destruction" reportedly captures what is being described as "the show to define the band's legendary career." According to drummer Charlie Benante, "In the ...

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Drummer CHRIS TESCH Quits LOLLIPOP LUST KILL

Drummer Chris Tesch (a.k.a Knits) has once again left Toledo, Ohio's LOLLIPOP LUST KILL. "The band will still remain writing another album, and there's talk of one final reunion show," Tisch said in an e-mail sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Thanks for all the support and a big FUCK YOU! to Artemis Records. That is a label ...

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DEATH ANGEL Set U.S. Release Date For 'The Art Of Dying'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have set a May 4 U.S. release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their much-anticipated comeback album, "The Art of Dying". The CD will arrive in Europe and South America one week earlier (April 27). The group's first CD since 1990's "Act III" was recorded at SF ...

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