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Former BLACK SABBATH, KROKUS Singers To Tour With WHOLE LOTTA METAL

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin, PHENOMENA frontman Matt Moreton and ex-KROKUS vocalist Carl Sentance will be touring with the U.K. rock show known as WHOLE LOTTA METAL beginning in early February 2005. The show, which toured early 2004 to "brilliant" reviews, reportedly features music from such bands as SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN and JUDAS PRIEST. ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY To Film Video This Weekend

Philadelphia's technical metal newcomers SINGLE BULLET THEORY will be shooting a brand new video for the song "Hollowed Out" on September 11 in Ardmore and Langhorne, PA. The video will be directed by Jay Bones and is designed to be a performance video. "Hollowed Out" is taken from of the band's brand new disc, "Behind ...

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KISS To Kick Off CHEVY ROCK N' ROLL WEEKEND

WhoWon.com reports: Kevin Harvick, Inc.'s No. 6 Chevrolet Silverado will don the special paint scheme of America's legendary rock band KISS in Thursday night's (Sept. 9) running of the Kroger 200 at Richmond International Raceway. Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 6 GM Goodwrench truck for KHI, will be the first of three ...

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SHADOWS FALL, DAMAGEPLAN Comment On Upcoming Tour

SHADOWS FALL are set to embark on a massive co-headlining U.S. tour with DAMAGEPLAN this fall. The trek, scheduled to begin on October 27 and run through December 9, covers major markets and will see both SHADOWS FALL and DAMAGEPLAN swapping the closing spot each night, which will also feature THE HAUNTED in the support ...

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HATEBREED's MATT BYRNE To Write For DRUM! Magazine

Beginning next month, HATEBREED drummer Matt Byrne will be writing drum lessons and exercises for Drum! magazine. Byrne's contributions will be available in the back of the magazine in the "Practice Pad" section. As previously reported, HATEBREED singer Jamey Jasta's clothing line Hatewear Incorporated is now available online via the HotTopic.com web site ...

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LIVIDITY Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

U.S. cult porn grinders LIVIDITY have parted ways with drummer James Whitehurst for "personal reasons" and are currently seeking a replacement. "We are based out of the Peoria, IL. / Champaign, IL. area in the Midwest USA and are currently working on our fifth release," the band write in a press release. "Influences range from ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY To Record NON-FICTION Cover For Upcoming EP

Philadelphia-based SINGLE BULLET THEORY have announced plans to record a cover of NON-FICTION's "Into the Ground" for an upcoming EP, tentatively due in early 2005. "As some of you may know, I had the great pleasure of performing on the new Dan Lorenzo [ex-HADES/NON-FICTION guitarist] CD 'Nice Being Alone'," SINGLE BULLET THEORY vocalist/guitarist Matt Difabio ...

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CAMP FREDDY: Live Dates Announced

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), have lined up the following shows during September/October: Sep. 04 – NASCAR Event ...

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THE ETERNAL: 'Down' Video Posted Online

Australian melodic doom metal band THE ETERNAL (formerly CRYPTAL DARKNESS) have uploaded their video for the track "Down" at their official web site. "Down" comes off the group's acclaimed debut album, "The Sombre Light of Isolation", available now through Finland's Firebox Records. THE ETERNAL, who recently parted ways with guitarist Chris Burton and ...

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ODIUS MORTEM Sign With UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS

California-based brutal death metallers ODIUS MORTEM have inked a deal with Unique Leader Records. The group's full-length debut, "Devouring the Prophecy", was recorded at Legion Studios and was engineered and mixed by Matt Sotelo. A fall release is expected. "Devouring the Prophecy" (view cover here) track listing: 01. Debacle by Cephalopod 02. Caverns ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's new album, "Another Voice", is scheduled for release in November. A video for the song "Peace" was recently shot with director Dale "Rage" Resteghini (FEAR FACTORY, HATEBREED, GOD FORBID, CANDIRIA). The clip, which features an appearance by former AF ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Cover JUDAS PRIEST, DIO On New CD

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the jazz ensemble led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will release their new album, "Transformation", on September 14 through Magna Carta's offshoot label Magnatude Records. Original compositions , which fill just over half the album, are accompanied by new arrangements of tunes by JUDAS PRIEST, DIO, DEEP PURPLE, and more. There ...

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THE ETERNAL: Live Performance To Be Webcast

Australian doom metal band THE ETERNAL (formerly CRYPTAL DARKNESS) will be playing a selection of tracks from their acclaimed debut album, "The Sombre Light of Isolation", live-to-air on "Burning Bitumen with Kene Lightfoot" on PBS-FM 106.7 after 10pm Melbourne time (GMT +10:00) on Wednesday, August 25. There is a webcast of PBS-FM available from the ...

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THROCULT Film New Video

Denver, Colorado-based black/death metal band THROCULT shot a video for the song "Order of the Lunar Temple" on Saturday (August 14) with producers/directors Matt Campell and Andrew Salas, who had previously worked with the group on their "Eclipse of the Blood Moon" clip. THROCULT will release their new album, "Stormbringer - Conjuration Of The Nighthorde", ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist To Embark On East Coast Tour

GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed and his solo band, HOLLYWOOD BULLDOZER (a.k.a. HOOKERS 'N' BLOW), will be embarking on a two-week East Coast tour beginning in early September. Prior to the East Coast dates, HOLLYWOOD BULLDOZERReed (keyboards, acoustic guitar, and vocals), Alex Grossi (guitar, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, BANG TANGO), Matt Starr (guitar, FASTMASTER, ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Says His Drumming Is The Best It's Ever Been

In a recent question-and-answer session with Rolling Stone magazine, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich spoke about his upbringing, the group's decreased alcohol intake and Axl Rose, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Q: How many beats per minute can you play on your double kick drum? Lars Ulrich: "I don't know, but drumming-wise, ...

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EYES OF FIRE Announce New Drummer, Comment On DANZIG Tour

EYES OF FIRE, the experimental Orange County, California-based featuring Matt Fisher and Dan Kaufman from the legendary cultists MINDROT, have replaced drummer John Haddad (ex-PHOBIA, DEAD AMERICA) with Nicky Bernardi (formerly of Bay Area hardcore/thrash metal band THE SICK). Commented Fisher: "John was a great asset to the band for the past 3 1/2 years. ...

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Former HALFORD Axeman Announces Guitar Clinic

Former HALFORD and current TESTAMENT/PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak will partake in a heavy metal guitar clinic presented by Jackson Guitars and M & M Music, Vineland, New Jersey. Metal Mike will perform live selections from his three solo instrumental albums, answer questions and talk in-depth about his first choice in guitars: Jackson Guitars. Concluding ...

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OVERKILL Singer To Guest On DAN LORENZO Solo Album

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and SINGLE BULLET THEORY guitarist/vocalist Matt Difabio have recorded special guest appearances on the second solo album from former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo. Blitz and Difabio appear on the tracks "Too Fast For Hate" and "Naked". The album, which was completed at Crystal Studios, will include "one recording I made ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Perform On German TV

VELVET REVOLVER will appear on "TV Total", one of Germany's most popular comedy shows, on September 6. The band will perform "Fall To Pieces" live and guitarist Slash will be interviewed by the show's host Stefan Raab. In other news, VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum has posted the following message on the band's web site: ...

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NONPOINT To Film New Video In Los Angeles

NONPOINT will be filming the video for their new single, "The Truth", in Los Angeles next week. The video will be directed by Matt Bass who previously worked with the group on the "Endure" clip. NONPOINT will also be doing a four-song acoustic in-store performance at FYE #180 (29 West Town Mall) in Madison, WI ...

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