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THIS IS MENACE Record Radio Sessions For XFM, BBC RADIO 1

THIS IS MENACE, the U.K.-based collaborative project spearheaded by PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden and drummer Jason Bowld, have just performed live radio sessions for Xfm and BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show". Jason Bowld says: "The session was awesome and a real buzz because it's the first live taste of MENACE for everyone. It's gonna blow ...

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8 FOOT SATIVA Part Ways With Singer, Drummer

West Auckland, New Zealand-based metal band 8 FOOT SATIVA have parted ways with drummer Sam Sheppard and his brother/vocalist Matt Sheppard due to "irreconcilable differences." The Sheppard brothers will carry on with their SINATE project, for which they are currently seeking a bassist. 8 FOOT SATIVA's 2002 debut album, "Hate Made Me", has been certified ...

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MICHALE GRAVES Announces New Drummer For Solo Band

Due to "prior commitment and circumstances," drummer Paul Lifeless (A LIFELESS ALLIANCE, MISTER MONSTER) has decided not to tour with former MISFITS frontman Michale Graves' new solo band. "He remains a great friend to all of us and we wish him the best," Michale writes on his web site. Replacing Lifeless on the trek will ...

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THORNS OF THE CARRION Reunite, Begin Work On New Album

After disbanding in 2002, U.S. funeral doom metal band THORNS OF THE CARRION have returned with a new lineup featuring founding member/guitarist Allen Scott, original vocalist Matt Chapman, Chris Dalcin on drums (ELUSIVE TRAVEL, FLEDGLING DEATH, ...AND HERE I LIE), Rinaldo Yulfo III on keyboards, and Adam Holliday on bass. The band are currently recording ...

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CAMP FREDDY Finishing Up Work On Debut Album

CAMP FREDDY — the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of ex-JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan) — are scheduled to return to the studio shortly ...

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THROWDOWN's 'Vendetta' To Include Limited-Edition DVD

The first 50,000 fans who pick up a copy of THROWDOWN's new album, "Vendetta", will be treated to a limited-edition DVD that will include a brand new documentary. The CD is is scheduled for release on June 28 through Trustkill. Nearly twenty minutes in length, the never-before-seen documentary features in-depth interviews with Dave Peters (vocals), ...

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TRIVIUM's HEAFY Tapped To Co-Produce 'Roadrunner All-Stars' Disc

According to MTV.com, the fourth mystery producer behind Roadrunner Records' forthcoming "Roadrunner All-Stars" disc — which is expected to contain original tracks that are the product of collaborations between past and present members of the label's roster — has been revealed. Joining producers/composers Joey Jordison of SLIPKNOT, Dino Cazares of FEAR FACTORY and MACHINE HEAD's ...

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THROWDOWN Complete 'Burn' Video

THROWDOWN have completed the video for "Burn", the first single from the band's forthcoming album "Vendetta". The band worked once again with their close friend Christopher Sims, whose recent credits include LAMB OF GOD, AS I LAY DYING, BLEEDING THROUGH and NORMA JEAN. Sims was also responsible for THROWDOWN's "Fight Club"-themed "Forever" video, a staple ...

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COMBAT RECORDS To Relaunch

KOCH Records has announced the relaunch and resurrection of the classic Combat Records label brand, the birthing place of hard rock and hard core titans like VENOM, EXODUS, MEGADETH, POSSESSED, C.O.C., NUCLEAR ASSAULT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL and many more. The new venture will focus on developing new bands and providing them with a home that ...

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VELVET REVOLVER DVD To Feature Live, Backstage Footage

VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum recently spoke to Launch Radio Networks about the group's upcoming DVD, which is tentatively due late summer. "We're working on it right now," he said. "We're cutting it up. Shot that down in Houston early on, and we did a lot of footage backstage and stuff, so it should be ...

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JAMES LABRIE: Video Interview Posted Online

A 20-minute video interview with DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie, conducted during the singer's recent European tour in support of his "Elements of Persuasion" solo album, has been posted online at this location (Windows Media). "Elements of Persuasion" is available now via InsideOut Music. Other musicians appearing on the album include Italian guitarist ...

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EXHUMED Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Californian gore-metallers EXHUMED have parted ways with longtime guitarist Mike Beams. "Mike felt that he had burnt himself out on EXHUMED through all the touring and everything and just wasn't really motivated to continue on and give 110 percent the way that he had in the past," stated band founder Matt Harvey. Beams' decision to ...

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MEGADETH To Play India Before End Of Year

HindustanTimes.com is reporting that MEGADETH, STEVE VAI and BILLY SHEEHAN are among the musicians that are scheduled to perform in India before the end of the year. "The artists have confirmed their tours around the end of the year and Delhi will certainly be part of the plan for some of these stars. Plans are ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Drummer Says He's 'Not Afraid' Of Playing OZZFEST

Launch Radio Networks reports: Though it's been common knowledge for several weeks, VELVET REVOLVER has officially announced its participation in Ozzfest 2005. The quintet will play the final seven dates of the 26-city tour beginning on August 23, taking over IRON MAIDEN's slot on the Ozzfest mainstage. VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum told Launch he's ...

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ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER To Release Debut Album In June

Buzzville Records has set a June 20 release date for the self-titled debut album from "heavy southern rawkers" ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER. The album was produced by the band together with Matt Washburn and Dave Angstrom (of SUPAFUZZ and HERMANO fame). "Artimus Pyledriver" track listing: 01. Swamp Devil 02. Dixie Fight Song 03. Ride On 04. Dirt ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY: In Writing Mode

Vocalist/guitarist Matt Difabio of the Philadelphia-based metallers SINGLE BULLET THEORY has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "SINGLE BULLET THEORY is currently in 'write mode.' We have three [new] songs done at this point ('Dawn of Inequity', 'Letting Go' and 'The Me I Used to know') and are churning out some of ...

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