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NUCLEAR ASSAULT To Launch U.S. Tour In Support Of 'Alive Again'

Reunited New York thrashers NUCLEAR ASSAULT have set "Alive Again" as the title for their upcoming live album, due shortly through the Screaming Ferret Wreckords label. The upcoming CD, which represents NUCLEAR ASSAULT's first release in over nine years, will be supported by a world tour, with confirmed dates in the U.S from end of ...

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PUSHED Announce West Hollywood Gig

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have announced a show at the Whiskey A Go-Go in West Hollywood, California on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The band is scheduled to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. ...

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STEVE DIGIORGIO Offers Update On SUICIDE SHIFT, CONTROL DENIED

Former DEATH/CONTROL DENIED and current TESTAMENT/SADUS bassist Steve DiGiorgio has released an update on his official web site on the status of the much-anticipated SUICIDE SHIFT project (featuring DiGiorgio, SADUS guitarist Darren Travis, and TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy) and the possibility of a second CONTROL DENIED album ever seeing the light of day. "I know ...

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TESTAMENT's PETERSON Joins Guitar Legends For All-Star Jam

TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson joined Joe Satriani, Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Neal Schon and the rest of JOURNEY for an "all-star" jam at the conclusion of Bone Bash III, a one-day rock festival that took place Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, California. The following is an eyewitness account sent to us by ...

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HALFORD Guitarist Looks Forward To Getting Back On The Road

HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak has posted the following message via the band's official web site: "Horns up HALFORD supporters, hard-quorumites and die hards!! Wanted to give you a little up-date on what's new within the HALFORD camp. "I'd like to first thank you on behalf of the band for your killer posts in the ...

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EXODUS Drop Off Vegas New Year's Eve Show

Despite previous reports to the contrary, EXODUS will NOT be performing with HALFORD, TESTAMENT, and VIO-LENCE at House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, Dec. 29. "We are sorry for anyone that bought tickets in anticipation of seeing EXODUS perform," the band's manager Steve Warner said in an official statement. "Before the show ...

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THE SERVANTS Line Up Bay Area Dates

San Francisco Bay Area's THE SERVANTS, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos, have lined up the following dates during November: Nov. 02 – Berkeley, CA @ Blakes Nov. 17 – Berkeley, CA @ Rasputin's Nov. 22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Last Day Saloon Nov. 29 – Pleasant Hill, CA @ Rasputin's ...

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DARKANE Added To NO MERCY FESTIVALS 2003

DARKANE are the latest band to have been confirmed for the forthcoming No Mercy/Easter Festivals 2003 European tour, which is also set to include performances by TESTAMENT, MARDUK, PRO-PAIN, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, MALEVOLENT CREATION, GRAVEWORM, CALLENISH CIRCLE and ARKHON INFAUSTUS. Another as-yet-undisclosed co-headlining act — rumored to be either MORBID ANGEL or DARK ...

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PUSHED Complete Work On Debut EP

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have set "Iodine" as the name of their debut EP, which was recently recorded at Global Artists Studios (formerly Goldentrack Studios) in Escondido, California. Three new cuts appear on the effort alongside a remixed version of the track "Surface" from the ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Announce Upcoming Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following dates in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation: Oct. 15 - Berkeley, CA @ Blakes on Telegraph Oct. 17 - San Jose, Ca @ Plant 51 Oct. 19 - San Francisco, CA ...

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MORBID ANGEL, DARK ANGEL Among Acts Rumored To Co-Headline NO MERCY 2003 Festivals

MORBID ANGEL and DARK ANGEL are among the acts rumored to fill the co-headlining slot on the forthcoming No Mercy/Easter Festivals 2003 European tour, which is set to include appearances by TESTAMENT, MARDUK, PRO-PAIN, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, MALEVOLENT CREATION, GRAVEWORM, CALLENISH CIRCLE and ARKHON INFAUSTUS. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. ...

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XTREME BENEFEST: A Benefit Concert For JAMES MUPRHY

The following very important message comes to us from Cheri Anderson (a.k.a. "Cheribomb"), promoter of the Xtreme Benefest, a two-day benefit festival for former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy: James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY, CANCER, more) was diagnosed with a massive brain tumor last August 2001 & underwent emergency life saving surgery in Sept. 2001 (just ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Added To NO MERCY FESTIVALS 2003 Tour

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have reportedly been added to the forthcoming No Mercy/Easter Festivals 2003 European tour, which is also scheduled to include appearances by TESTAMENT, MARDUK, PRO-PAIN, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, MALEVOLENT CREATION, GRAVEWORM, and ARKHON INFAUSTUS. Another as-yet-undisclosed co-headlining act will reportedly be added to the bill. MORBID ANGEL were ...

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JAMES MURPHY Speaks Out On Passing Of Former DEATH Bandmate

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy, who is presently receiving treatment for a brain tumor with which he was diagnosed last year, recently spoke to Bloodcifery.com about the passing of DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner and his memories from the time they spent playing together. "When I remember Chuck I always think of the good time, the ...

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Ex-MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT Drummer Gets Endorsed

Former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos (currently in THE SERVANTS) has landed an endorsement deal with Moon Drum Co. As part of the deal, Moon has given Kontos his own signature set, made to Chris' specifications: Big, solid, fat drums. 14X16 tom, 16X18 floor, 18X18 floor, 24X18 kick, 14X6 & ½ snare. The shells are ...

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SUICIDE SHIFT Mini-Clip Posted Online

A 20-second clip of SUICIDE SHIFT — the new San Francisco Bay Area band featuring SADUS/TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio, SADUS frontman Darren Travis, and TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy — performing live at The Pound in San Francisco on September 13th can be viewed at this location. ...

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TESTAMENT Confirmed For Bay Area's BONE BASH III

San Francisco Bay Area's TESTAMENT have been added to the list of artists performing at Bone Bash III, an all-day event taking place Saturday, November 2nd at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, California. Also appearing on the bill will be JOURNEY, JOE SATRIANI, Y&T and MONTROSE, among others. TESTAMENT will reportedly be headlining the Metal ...

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BRICK BATH Part Ways with Vocalist, Seek Replacement

Pavement/Crash Music recording artists BRICK BATH have officially parted ways with vocalist Joseph McCaw due to irreconcilable differences as well as the singer's ongoing health issues. The band is seeking a permanent replacement and are currently auditioning vocalists through September before they head back out on tour in the fall. Vocalists interested in auditioning should ...

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THE SERVANTS Announce Bay Area Gig

San Francisco Bay Area's THE SERVANTS, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos, are scheduled to perform KEHOE NATION (featuring guitar virtuoso Brian Kehoe, formerly of M.I.R.V.) and BLOOD RED ROSES at Blake's in Berkeley, California on Friday, September 27th. THE SERVANTS recently issued their full-length debut CD, Mostly Monsters, which can be obtained via ...

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FLESHGRIND Confirmed For XTREME BENEFEST

Illinois-based death metallers FLESHGRIND will be performing at the Xtreme Benefest at the Royal Oak Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan, near Detroit, on November 15-16. This two-day event will serve as a benefit concert for former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy (who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last August), and will feature "some of the ...

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