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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Seek New Drummer

Philadelphia-based extreme metal act SINGLE BULLET THEORY have launched a search for a permanent drummer. Interested parties should e-mail their information as well as an MP3 of their playing to [email protected] SINGLE BULLET THEORY are currently in pre-production for their forthcoming disc, "Behind Eyes Of Hatred", which is set to feature Matt Thompson of KING ...

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MASTODON Begin Recording New Album

MASTODON have commenced the recording process for their new album, "Leviathan", at Robert Lang Studios (NIRVANA, PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES, FOO FIGHTERS) and Litho Studios (DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN, BOTCH) in Seattle with producer Matt Bayles. Bayles had previously worked with MASTODON on their acclaimed "Remission" album in addition to doing studio work with such groups as ...

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Guitarist MATT DIFABIO Quits PISSING RAZORS

Guitarist Matt Difabio has officially left PISSING RAZORS. The split was due to "nothing personal so don't any of you start any crazy rumors," Matt writes in a posting to the band's web site. "The travel for rehearsal with the band and the fact that I cant be in El Paso all that often was ...

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PUNCHYOURFACE Singer Gets His Face Busted Up

PUNCHYOURFACE, the new band featuring INTERNAL BLEEDING members Frank Buffalino (guitar) and Matt Ferrara (guitar, ex-REPUDILATION, GFY, 420), have posted the following message on their web site: "This past weekend we played some really fun shows, the 1st being here in NY at Saints & Sinners. Thanks to Sean and the staff for always taking ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: Studio Report No. 2

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hail. Now we are well into week two of the session and I went home this weekend for a two-day break while guitars were started on the tracks me and Adrian had laid down in the first week. ...

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DEATH Tribute Album Update: CHIMAIRA Added, Web Site Launched

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday, February 28th, the first recording session for the 'Within The Mind' project was completed at ...

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ORGY's JAY GORDON To Join SOCIETY 1 At 'Suspension Show'

ORGY frontman Jay Gordon will be joining SOCIETY 1's Matt "The Lord" Zane on vocals at SOCIETY 1's "suspension show" at Hollywood's Key Club on March 11. Gordon will be joining SOCIETY 1 onstage during The Lord's "suspension" — the part of the show where The Lord will perform after being pierced through his back ...

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Former HALFORD Guitarist Offers PAINMUSEUM Update

Former HALFORD/current PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak has issued the following update on his recent and upcoming activities: "Greetings everyone .... some news from the PAINMUSEUM enemy lines. "Wanted to confirm that PAINMUSEUM will be performing Saturday, March 13th at the NJ March Metal Meltdown VI. The official site for this event www.metalfest.com had the ...

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Australia's DAMAGED Split Up!

Australian brutal death/grind metal outfit DAMAGED have officially split up. "Matt [Sanders] Skitz told the band he has an enlarged heart which makes it physically impossible for him to play drums any more," guitarist Chris "Hilly" Hill explained in an online posting. "The other members of the band including myself were keen to continue, so ...

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JOEY BELLADONNA: Tour Dates Announced

Former ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna has announced the following dates in March: Mar. 12 – New Jersey March Metal Meltdown - Irvine, NJ Mar. 13 - Bomb Shelter - Manchester, NH Mar. 19 – Minnesota Metalfest - St. Paul, MN Belladonna is currently selling copies of his third full-length solo album, "03", via his official ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist To Embark On Solo Tour

GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed will be launching an East Coast solo tour on March 18. Backing Reed at all the dates will be Los Angeles-based rockers FASTMASTER (web site), who will also be the opening band on the tour. FASTMASTER includes Matt Starr and Alex Grossi from BEAUTIFUL CREATURES on guitar ...

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JAMES MURPHY: DEATH Tribute Album Update

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner" (web site), tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday [Feb. 21] I traveled to Orlando to Richard Christy's [ICED EARTH, ...

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EYES OF FIRE: 'Disintegrate' EP Available For Download

EYES OF FIRE, the experimental Orange County, California-based featuring Matt Fisher and Dan Kaufman from the legendary cultists MINDROT, have posted their entire "Disintegrate" EP at this location. Along with full-length MP3s of the EP's three tracks — "Disintegrate", "Hopeless" and "Anyone" — you can download the EP's complete artwork. EYES OF FIRE' ...

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Former NOTHINGFACE Members Launch New Projects

Former NOTHINGFACE guitarist Tom Maxwell and drummer Tommy Sickles have announced the formation of COLDWHITECHRIST with bassist Jerry Montano (DEADLIGHTS, DANZIG). Tom Maxwell explains, "After Ozzfest, Tommy and I decided to start a project with our longtime friends Jerry and Chad Gray (MUDVAYNE). We began recording demos with Drew Mazurek (LINKIN PARK, GWAR, NOTHINGFACE), and ...

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NOTHINGFACE Split Up, Bandmembers Launch New Project

NOTHINGFACE have reportedly split up. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "We regret to inform that after 10 years and 4 albums, we, as a band, will no longer continue as NOTHINGFACE. We cannot begin to thank all our friends, family and most importantly our fans for their continued support through ...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING To Enter Studio In March

Long Island death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING are slated to enter the studio in March to record their new album, "Hatefuel". "For fans of [INTERNAL BLEEDING] and even [side-project] PUNCHYOURFACE, you're gonna be blown away," the band write in an online posting. "This is some of the most ferocious shit [INTERNAL BLEEDING] has put out to ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Perform On 'The Sharon Osbourne Show'

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), will be making an appearance on "The Sharon Osbourne Show" on Monday, February ...

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THE JON OLIVA PROJECT To Release Debut CD In May

THE JON OLIVA PROJECT, consisting of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva and former members of CIRCLE II CIRCLE, will issue their debut album in May. An extensive tour throughout Europe and the U.S. will follow the release. The group's live performances will cover material from Oliva's solo CD as well as "a bountiful assortment" of SAVATAGE ...

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CAMP FREDDY Perform At MAXIM Magazine's Pre-SUPERBOWL Party: Photos Available

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, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan) performed at the Maxim Magazine Superbowl Party on Friday, January ...

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HAMMERFALL Singer To Shoot Video Clip In February

HAMMERFALL frontman Joacim Cans began recording the vocals for his upcoming solo album, titled "Beyond the Gates", on January 15 with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, BLIND GUARDIAN, RAGE). Charlie is also slated to mix the CD, which will be released under the CANS banner on April 26 through Sanctuary Records. Late February, the ...

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