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TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD Guitarist Gets Ripped Off

TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD guitarist Steve Smyth had several pieces of equipment stolen from a secure South of Market Street, San Francisco underground parking lot, on early May 6th, AM (possibly May 5th?). The missing items are as follows: 1) B.C. Rich Bich Guitar: Transparent Blood Red, Widow headstock, signed by Bernie Rico, Jr., Black binding on body, ...

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SUMMON To Work With JAMES MURPHY On Forthcoming CD

Michigan-based black metallers SUMMON will be entering a Florida studio in June with producer James Murphy (i.e. former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist) to record the follow-up to No Thoughts From the Sky, tentatively entitled The Blood Runs Black. A late 2002 release through Seattle, Washington's Moribund Records is expected. ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Drummer Resurfaces In THE SERVANTS

San Francisco Bay Area's THE SERVANTS, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos, are mixing their debut full-length CD, entitled Mostly Monsters, for a late spring/early summer release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Described as “full of real rock'n'roll with sexy grooves, pounding drums, and infectious melody,” Mostly Monsters is tentatively scheduled to contain the following ...

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PUSHED Cancel Ramona Gig, Announce San Diego Appearances

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have cancelled their appearance at The Roadhouse in Ramona, California, which was scheduled to take place on April 27th. No reason was given for the cancellation. PUSHED are due to appear at Brick By Brick in San Diego, California on May ...

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DRAGONLORD Announce Upcoming Appearances

San Francisco Bay Area's DRAGONLORD, featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, have lined up the following appearances during April/May: Apr. 27 - Bourbon Street Bar & Grill - Concord, CA May 04 - The Pound - San Francisco, CA (w/EXODUS) May 09 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA May 10 - CBGB's - NYC, New ...

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DRAGONLORD Recruit Former TESTAMENT Bassist, Announce Upcoming Gigs

San Francisco Bay Area black metallers DRAGONLORD, featuring members of TESTAMENT, have officially announced the addition of bassist Derrick Ramirez (ex-TESTAMENT) to the group's ranks. DRAGONLORD will be performing at the Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in Concord, California on April 27th. Also appearing on the bill will be GREENHOUSE EFFECT, MUDSLINGER, and LORDS OF ...

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DAVE ELLEFSON: I Would Be Honored If METALLICA Asked Me To Join

Former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson recently agreed to answer in the written form several questions submitted to him by BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding MEGADETH's break-up and the bassist's future plans. Here are our questions and his reponses: Question: When did it first become apparent to you that MEGADETH's career was coming to an end? Dave Ellefson: On ...

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AC/DC Live On Pay-Per-View In May

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AC/DC BLAZES A HIGHWAY TO HELL...STRAIGHT TO YOUR TV SCREEN RENOWNED CONCERT AVAILABLE 5/11 ON IN DEMAND PAY-PER-VIEW New York, NY Rock's down-and-dirty, blue-collar heroes AC/DC bring their celebrated live show into the comfort of your living room with iN DEMAND Pay-Per-View on Saturday, May 11. The concert, which can be purchased ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: New York City Gig Details Revealed

The last-ever New York City appearance of the original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)—will take place on Friday, May 10th at CBGBs, and will include performances from DRAGONLORD (featuring members of TESTAMENT and SADUS), GOATWHORE (featuring members of SOILENT GREEN), INCANTATION, CANDY STRIPER DEATH ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK: Upcoming Live Appearances Announced

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick will be performing with JOE DENINZON AND STRATOSPHEERIUS at the following venues during April: Apr. 11 – Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room Apr. 12 – Detroit, MI @ Old Miami Apr. 13 – Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finn's Apr. 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop Apr. 18 – Erie, ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman Reacts To News Of RANDY CASTILLO's Passing

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy, who was diagnosed with cancer early last year, has issued the following statement in response to the news of former OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo's passing: Today when I heard of Randy's passing, I was very saddened. Randy and I became friends on [TESTAMENT's] Low tour eight years ago. He ...

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SUICIDE SHIFT: The SADUS/TESTAMENT Collaboration

The new San Francisco Bay Area-based project featuring SADUS/TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio, SADUS frontman Darren Travis, and TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, has tentatively set SUICIDE SHIFT as its moniker, and are presently finalizing work on 10 original compositions, some of which have been completed, while others still “need a lot of work with Chuck”, according ...

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JAMES MURPHY: The Road To Recovery

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy appears to be well on his way towards full recovery from the brain tumor that he was diagnosed with last August. According to the latest update from Murphy posted at his official web site, “I got some good news today... I just got back from meeting with my neurologist. I ...

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DRAGONLORD To Lens Video Clip

San Francisco Bay Area's DRAGONLORD, featuring Eric Peterson of TESTAMENT, and SADUS/TESTAMENT members Steve Smyth and Steve DiGiorgio, will film a video for an as-yet-undetermined track from the group's debut CD, entitled Rapture, during April. The clip will be lensed in conjunction with RC Media, who had previously directed SKINLAB's "Know Your Enemies" video, among ...

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JAMES MURPHY Benefit To Be Held In Indiana

On Sunday, May 19th, 2002, The Emerson Theater Indianapolis, Indiana will host Death Metal Fest 2002: A Benefit for James Murphy. Proceeds from this benefit show will help ex-TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy pay off outstanding medical bills, which are soaring over the $60,000 range. The details are as follows: Death Metal Fest 2002: A Benefit ...

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Brazilian THRASH OF THE TITANS Cancelled!

The Brazilian edition of the Thrash Of The Titans festival, which was set to take place on April 20th at Estacionamento do Anhembi in São Paulo, has been cancelled and is unlikely to be rescheduled, according to several informed sources. Although no official announcement has yet been made, it appears that poor organization is largely ...

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Brazilian THRASH OF THE TITANS: Final Line-Up Announced!

Brazil's much-anticipated Thrash Of The Titans festival, which is scheduled to take place on April 20th at Estacionamento do Anhembi, São Paulo, Brazil, is a benefit event that will raise funds for Brazilian hospitals for the treatment of cancer diseases. The following bands are confirmed to appear at the event: ANTHRAX TESTAMENT MACHINE HEAD DEATH ...

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Former SLAYER Drummer Officially Joins SYSTEMATIC!

Former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph has officially joined San Francisco Bay Area's SYSTEMATIC. As exclusively reported here on January 4th, Bostaph (who had also played with FORBIDDEN and TESTAMENT) has joined SYSTEMATIC as a replacement for Shaun Bannon, who was forced to leave the group last summer after sustaining an arm injury during ...

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