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ROB ZOMBIE Drummer To Play With TESTAMENT On West Coast Tour

ROB ZOMBIE drummer Johnny Tempesta has been tapped by TESTAMENT to fill in for the group's upcoming West Coast mini-tour after regular drummer Jon Allen (SADUS) was forced to bow out of the trek due to an undisclosed "family emergency." Tempesta will reportedly begin rehearsing with the group on Monday, Dec. 16 — less than ...

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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For NO MERCY 2003 European Tour

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will participate in the upcoming No Mercy/Easter Festivals 2003 European tour, according to the official web site of Metallysee Booking Agency. Also scheduled to appear on the trek are TESTAMENT, MARDUK, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, PRO-PAIN, MALEVOLENT CREATION, DARKANE, and CALLENISH CIRCLE. Confirmed dates ...

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HALFORD To Play New Year's Eve Gig In San Diego

HALFORD have been confirmed to play a New Year's Eve (Dec. 31) concert at Canes Bar & Grill in Mission Beach in Rob Halford's current residence, San Diego, California. Also appearing at the show will be TESTAMENT, VIO-LENCE and EXHUMED(NOT SHADOWS FALL, as erroneously announced by the club). Tickets are priced at $40.00 and are ...

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HALFORD, TESTAMENT, VIO-LENCE Announce Anaheim Gig

HALFORD, TESTAMENT, VIO-LENCE and EXHUMED have announced a show at House Of Blues in Anaheim, California on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003. EXHUMED have also been added to HALFORD's Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002 House Of Blues date in Las Vegas, Nevada (which will include appearances by TESTAMENT and VIO-LENCE). Tickets for the Anaheim House Of Blues ...

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TESTAMENT, VIO-LENCE Announce West Coast Tour

TESTAMENT and VIO-LENCE have announced the following dates during December: Dec. 27 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater Dec. 28 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk Dec. 29 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues (w/ HALFORD) Dec. 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ TBA Dec. 31 - San Diego, CA @ TBA Support ...

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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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