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KREATOR, EXODUS Confirmed For 'Get Thrashed' Documentary

KREATOR and EXODUS are the latest bands confirmed to appear in "Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene. As previously reported, METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, VOIVOD, DISTURBED, SLIPKNOT, KITTIE, DEATH ANGEL and MESHUGGAH are among the other bands covered in ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

STAMPIN' GROUND have announced the details of their U.K. headlining tour in December Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 30 - Sheffield - Corporation Dec. 01 - Glasgow - King Tuts Dec. 02 - Manchester - Hop & Grape / Student Union Building Dec. 03 - Leeds - Joseph Wells Dec. 04 - Liverpool - ...

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SADUS Cancel European Tour, Cite 'Urgent Family Situation'

Long-running San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS have cancelled their previously announced European dates at the end of December. According to SADUS bassist Steve DiGiorgio (who also plays bass in TESTAMENT), "the cancellation is the result of a very extremely fragile and urgent family situation. To be more specific — Jon Allen, our [and TESTAMENT's] ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND Record BBC Radio Session

Britain's STAMPIN' GROUND recently recorded a live session for BBC Radio 1 at their studios in London. The session, which will be aired on the Radio 1 "Rock Show" on October 21 in the U.K. between 12:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. "was recorded 100% live, and lets just say it's 'live'," the band explain on ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK To Sit Out TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Tour

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has announced his decision not to participate in this year's TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA tour. The following is Alex's official statement on the matter: "It is with mixed emotions that I announce my decision to not participate in this year's TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA tour. It has been an honor to be a part ...

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JAMES MURPHY Says Florida Benefit Was 'A Great Success'

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy, who is currently receiving treatment for a massive brain tumor with which he was diagnosed in August 2001, has posted the following message regarding the James Murphy Benefit concert, which took place on September 6 at Venom Night Club in St. Petersburg, Florida: "The benefit show held in St. Petersburg ...

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PUSHED's JON DETTE: We Have Not Broken Up!

Despite previous reports to the contrary, Southern California's PUSHED have not broken up, according to the band's drummer, Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT). "We've replaced guitarist Joe [Johnson] and bassist Greg [Christian, ex-TESTAMENT]," Dette told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "The new guitar player is Peter Scheithauer (ex-KILLING MACHINE, STREAM, BELLADONNA). Juan Garcia [AGENT STEEL] is most likely going to ...

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DEATH ANGEL Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have signed a multi-album record deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band are expected to enter the studio in early 2004 to begin recording their first CD since 1990's "Act III", tentatively due later in the year. Speaking to Chile's Grinder magazine in late 2002, DEATH ANGEL ...

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CANCER Add Another U.K. Date

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER have added a Wolverhampton date to their upcoming mini-tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 06 - Telford Town Centre, UK @ The Millhouse (w/ PULVERIZED) Nov. 08 – Coventry, UK @ The General Wolfe (w/ MITHRAS, DETRIMENTUM, PULVERIZED) Nov. 09 – London, UK @ Electrowerkz (w/ MITHRAS, ...

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DRAGONLORD Cancel California Dates

San Francisco Bay Area black metallers DRAGONLORD, featuring members of TESTAMENT, have regretfully announced that they are unable to perform at their previously announced shows on October 24 with DEATH ANGEL at the Cadillac Ranch in Concord, and on October 28 at the Cat Club in San Francisco, due to drummer Jon Allen's "personal family ...

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PAINMUSEUM: Album Details Revealed

PAINMUSEUM, the new band featuring ex-HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak, vocalist Tim Clayborne, and former HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek, have set "Metal For Life (Battle Hymns For The New Apocalypse)" as the title for their debut album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. The album, which was recorded at Mike Vescera's (LOUDNESS, ...

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THE CENTURY FAMILY Completes Worldwide Purchase of OLYMPIC RECORDINGS

The Los Angeles-based Century Family Inc., home to Century Media Records, has completed the worldwide purchase of Olympic Recordings, one of the world's leading underground metal labels. Established in Chicago in 1992, Olympic has built a solid catalog of releases and created brand loyalty within the extreme metal genre. During its decade of existence, the ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Tour Report, Live Video Clips Posted Online

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist Ron Jarzombek, who recently completed a seven-date run as part of ex-MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's backing band on the Guitarevolution tour (also featuring former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick and original MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland), has posted the following tour report on his official web site: "This whole adventure started with me sending ...

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CANCER: New Tour Date Announced

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER have added a Coventry date to their upcoming mini-tour. In addition, the group have announced the support act for the three shows, which kick off on November 6 in Telford. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 06 - Telford Town Centre, UK @ The Millhouse (w/ PULVERIZED) Nov. 08 – ...

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GENE SIMMONS Banned From BORDERS BOOKSTORES

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons told Cindy Adams of The New York Post that he's been banned from making appearances at Borders bookstores to sign copies of his new book, "Sex Money Kiss". Borders says it's because the events at his past appearances were all too wild, raunchy and vulgar. "[Is it] my fault women come ...

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GUITAREVOLUTION To Hit East Coast In Early 2004

Guitarists extraordinaire Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH), Chris Poland (ex-MEGADETH, DAMN THE MACHINE) and Alex Skolnick (ex-TESTAMENT, SAVATAGE) will be teaming up for an East Coast "Guitarevolution" tour in early 2004. Exact cities and venues will be announced soon. The three axeman recently completed a successful run of West Coast dates under the "Guitarevolution" banner. Upcoming THE ...

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Live Suicide To Take Place At HELL ON EARTH Concert

Industrial rock band HELL ON EARTH will feature a "live suicide" at their State Theatre performance in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, October 4. A Euthanasia Society member will carry out the suicide to raise awareness for dying with dignity. The Euthanasia member, who suffers from a terminal illness, is using the event as a ...

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DEATH ANGEL Added To 'Get Thrashed' Documentary

Reunited San Francisco metallers DEATH ANGEL have been added to the lineup of bands featured in "Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene. As previously reported, METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, VOIVOD, DISTURBED, SLIPKNOT, KITTIE and MESHUGGAH are among the other ...

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DRAGONLORD: West Coast Dates Announced

San Francisco Bay Area black metallers DRAGONLORD, featuring members of TESTAMENT, have lined up two shows in late October: Oct. 24 – Concord, CA @ Cadillac Ranch (w/ DEATH ANGEL) Oct. 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Cat Club DRAGONLORD are expected to release the follow-up to 2001's "Rapture" in 2004 through Spitfire Records. ...

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NEVERMORE To Be Joined by TESTAMENT Guitarist For European Tour

Steve Smyth (TESTAMENT, DRAGONLORD) will be handling second-guitar duties on NEVERMORE's "Enemies Of Reality" European Tour 2003 with special guests ARCH ENEMY. Says Steve: "I am very excited and would to thank Jeff, Warrel, Van and Jim for inviting me, and I would also like to thank Chuck and Eric of TESTAMENT for all their ...

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CHARON's 'Religious/Delicious' Enters Finnish Single Chart At No. 8

CHARON's latest single, "Religious/Delicious", has entered the Finnish single chart at No. 8. "Religious/Delicious" is the second single off the Finnish group's forthcoming fourth full-length album, "The Dying Daylights", due on September 22 through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Downhearted" was recorded at BRR Studios in the group's hometown of Raahe and was ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: GUITAREVOLUTION Setlist Revealed

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and his backing band — guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK), drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, Y&T) and bassist Chris Catero (RAZER, ex-WARDOG) — kicked off the Guitarevolution U.S. tour with THE ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO (featuring former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick) and OHM (featuring original MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland) ...

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CANCER Reform, Announce London Show

Legendary U.K. death metallers CANCER have reunited and have announced a show at The Electrowerkz in London on Sunday, November 9. Support acts are yet to be confirmed. Tickets will be available shortly from Stargreen & Ticketweb and all usual ticket outlets. Former in 1988 by vocalist/guitarist John Walker, drummer Carl Stokes and bassist Ian ...

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JAMES MURPHY BENEFIT Concert: Last-Minute Lineup Shuffles

Several changes have been made to the lineup of bands set to perform at the James Murphy Benefit concert on September 6 at Venom Night Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. Joining headliners SIX FEET UNDER on the bill will be DIABOLIC, CYST, POWER SLAVE (the IRON MAIDEN tribute band featuring Jack Owen of CANNIBAL CORPSE), ...

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ARCH ENEMY Conquer European Charts

ARCH ENEMY's latest CD, "Anthems Of Rebellion", has entered the national charts in several European countries. Current chart positions are as follows: German Media Control Charts: #69 Swedish Album Charts: #76 Dutch Top 100: #97 Greek Rock/Metal Charts: #1 Finnish Album Charts: #42 "Anthems Of Rebellion" was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered at Backstage Studios ...

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QUIET RIOT Bassist Signs on for ULEAD Product Campaign

QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE) has signed a deal with Ulead Systems, Inc., a leading developer of image editing, video editing, 3D animation and DVD authoring software, to promote the upcoming version of Ulead's professional DVD authoring software. With its launch in 2002, DVD Workshop was unique in the market as the ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Singer Addresses Social Issues With 'Bringer Of Blood'

September 23 will see the release of SIX FEET UNDER's most ambitious release to date, the ferocious "Bringer Of Blood" (through Metal Blade Records). The disc, rampant with an infectious blend of jackhammer grooves and pure aggressive immensity, fuses the band's attraction to dark fantasy as well as significant social commentary. Vocalist Chris Barnes expresses ...

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Former TESTAMENT Axeman To Teach At AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GUITAR

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has joined the distinguished faculty of New York's premier guitar school, American Institute Of Guitar (AIG). Alex will be teaching the Jazz Soloing Workshop this fall. "Learn the essential scales, arpeggios and techniques of jazz soloing," reads a post on Skolnick's web site. "Hands-on with lots of playing. In addition, ...

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QUO VADIS Hire TESTAMENT/SADUS Bassist To Play On New Album

Canadian technical metallers QUO VADIS have enlisted session bassist Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH, CONTROL DENIED, SADUS) to lay down the bass tracks for the group's third album, tentatively due before the end of the year. "Internationally renowned since the late 80s, Steve was in Montreal and St Zenon's Wild Studios the week of August ...

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