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PUSHED Record New Material, Plan West Coast Tour

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, are in the process of recording three new songs at Global Artists studios (formerly Goldentrack studios) in Escondido, California for an upcoming EP release, which will also include a remixed version of the track "Surface" from the band's last two-song demo. ...

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CRYPTOPSY To Headline Michigan's XTREME BENEFEST

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY will be headlining the Xtreme Benefest at the Royal Oak Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan, near Detroit, on Saturday November 16th, 2002. This two-day event (November 15-16) 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 ...

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THE SERVANTS To Embark On Mini-Tour

San Francisco Bay Area's THE SERVANTS, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos, have lined up the following dates during August/September: Aug.15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound (w/MOUNTAIN) Aug. 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims (w/M.I.R.V., MANMADEGOD) Aug. 23 – Petaluma, CA @ The Phoenix Theatre (w/M.I.R.V.) Aug. 24 – Guerneville, CA ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman To Host MILWAUKEE METALFEST XVI

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy will be "special guest host" at Milwaukee Metalfest XVI, set for July 26 - July 27 at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Among the artists scheduled to appear at the event are EXODUS, DRAGONLORD, NOVEMBERS DOOM, INCANTATION, NILE, SEVEN WITCHES, ARCH ENEMY, DEW SCENTED, JAG PANZER, DEBRIS INC., and KATAKLYSM. ...

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DRAGONLORD, VIO-LENCE Confirmed For MILWAUKEE METALFEST

San Francisco Bay Area acts DRAGONLORD—featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT—and VIO-LENCE have been confirmed for this year's Milwaukee Metalfest, which is scheduled to take place on July 26th and 27th at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Other artists set to appear at the event, according to the festival's official web site, include ...

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NEVERMORE: The WARREL DANE Update

NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane has posted the following update on the band's activities via the group's official web site: "We are currently doing pre-production demos for Enemies of Reality. I recently finished the vocals for a song called 'Tomorrow Turned Into Yesterday'. This tune is turning out great with a chorus that sticks in your ...

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DRAGONLORD Announce European Mini-Tour

San Francisco Bay Area's DRAGONLORD, featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, have announced the following European dates during August: Aug. 02 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Aug. 03 – BEL @ Eurorock Fest Aug. 04 – Pratteln, SWI @ Z7 Metal Days As previously reported, DRAGONLORD will be appearing at Bourbon Street ...

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JAMES MURPHY Completes Work On SUMMON CD

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy, who is presently receiving treatment for a brain tumor with which he was diagnosed last August, has finished producing the forthcoming album from Michigan-based black metallers SUMMON, entitled The Blood Runs Black. "I played a bit on the album and everything went great," stated James. "We will mix it starting ...

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PUSHED Announce San Diego Gig

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, will perform at The Brick by Brick in San Diego on Saturday, June 22nd. ...

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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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THE SERVANTS Finish Mastering "Mostly Monsters" For July Release

San Francisco Bay Area's THE SERVANTS, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos, finished mastering their debut album, entitled Mostly Monsters, on June 6th at Bernie Grundman Studios in Hollywood, California and are scheduled to release the effort in July. Pre-orders will be accepted via the group's web site and will include a free, limited-edition ...

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NEVERMORE Hire TESTAMENT Axeman For Upcoming Tour

TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD axeman Steve Smyth will reportedly be filling the vacant second guitarist slot in NEVERMORE during the latter's upcoming European tour and Vans Warped dates. Smyth will be replacing Curran Murphy, who resigned from his position as NEVERMORE's touring guitarist in order to join Canada's ANNIHILATOR and continue work on his own AGGRESSION CORE project. ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO To Embark On US Tour In Late Summer

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will embark on the first of several tours in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation in late August/early September. According to Skolnick, "this has been the subject of much planning and organizing which continues as we speak. ...

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Former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN Guitarist Outlines Upcoming Activities

Former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN guitarist Glen Alvelais has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET his current involvement with F-BOMB, the San Francisco Bay Area act that also features in its ranks EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza, bassist Kevin Moore, drummer Jeremy Colson (who replaced VIO-LENCE drummer Perry Strickland earlier this year), and guitarist Jason Brown. Colson, who had previously played ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN Guitarist Joins Forces With EXODUS Frontman

Former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN guitarist Glen Alvelais has joined forces with EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza in the latest incarnation of Souza's F-BOMB. In addition, Alvelais is keeping busy with his long-running BIZARRO project and plans are afoot for the guitarist to reactivate LD/50, which had previously recorded material with GEEZER frontman Clark Brown. According to Glen's ...

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TESTAMENT: Next Album Will Be Brutal

TESTAMENT have posted the following update via their official web site: "[Vocalist] Chuck [Billy] recently went in for a follow-up with his thoracic oncologist and was given a clean bill of health! Though there are few remaining pieces of tumor in his system, blood tests show low numbers in which they feel there is no ...

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JAMES MURPHY Confirms Upcoming SUMMON Collaboration

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy, who is presently receiving treatment for a brain tumor with which he was diagnosed last August, has confirmed that he will be producing the forthcoming album from Michigan-based black metallers SUMMON, entitled The Blood Runs Black. The recording is tentatively scheduled to take place in June for a late 2002 ...

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THE SERVANTS Prepare To Mix "Mostly Monsters" For June Release

San Francisco Bay Area's THE SERVANTS, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos, will enter Laughing Tiger studios in mid-May to complete the final mixes of their debut album, entitled Mostly Monsters. Scheduled for release in June, the CD is being described by the group as "the first real rock'n'roll album to come out in ...

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