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QUIET RIOT: More Details Revealed About LEESBURG BIKEFEST Appearance

According to the Orlando Sentinel, QUIET RIOT will headline the 11th annual Leesburg Bikefest on April 28 in Leesburg, Florida. Also scheduled to appear are honky-tonk country-music favorites CONFEDERATE RAILROAD, along with TERRANCE SIMIEN AND THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE and the MONSTERS IN THE MORNING. QUIET RIOT's four-song performance on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER: 'Rain' Reissue To Include Bonus Demo Tracks

40 BELOW SUMMER has announced that it will reissue its previously out-of-print and much-sought-after debut, "Rain", on June 5 via Crash Music. The album will be re-released along with seven previously unreleased bonus demo tracks. "Rain" reissue track listing: 01. Falling Down 02. Endorphines 03. Letters to God 04. Jonesin' Faces 05. We The People ...

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SUFFOCATION: New Audio Interview Available

An audio interview with New York death metallers SUFFOCATION, conducted recently by Denmark's Revolution-Music.dk webzine, has been made available for download at this location. SUFFOCATION recently appeared in a The History Channel's promo spot to advertise their show "The Dark Ages". The commercial, which features SUFFOCATION performing their original track "Bind, Torture, Kill", ...

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ANTHRAX To Take Part In Online Chat

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and guitarist Scott Ian will take part in an online chat with their CDC fan club this Wednesday (April 11) at 2:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. EST/6:00 p.m. GMT). You must be a member of the fan club in order to participate. More information is available at Anthrax.com. Charlie, ...

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SUFFOCATION: More Tour Dates Announced

Legendary New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have announced another month's worth of tour dates, expanding their already exhaustive "Suffocation World Tour". The band, who recently completed tours of Australia and New Zealand, will hit cities all across Europe beginning March 29. SUFFOCATION will begin this EU portion of the tour in Eastern Europe in late ...

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THE DARKNESS Members Launch New Band

THE DARKNESS bass player Richie Edwards (who replaced Frankie Poullain in May 2005) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "There seems to be some confusion over the fact that a picture of the new band has appeared on THE DARKNESS' official website. I can understand this confusion, since ...

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QUIET RIOT Drummer Mourns Passing Of BILLY THORPE

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has issued the following update: "Sad News: Singer/Guitarist Billy Thorpe passed away in his homeland of Australia on February 28. Billy was a great person, very talented and I was fortunate enough to have recorded with him in 1982 for his 'East Of Eden's Gate' record as well as having ...

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DYING FETUS: Films New Video, Unveils Media Player

DYING FETUS recently shot the first music video, for the track "Homicidal Retribution", from their upcoming album "War of Attrition". The video was lensed by director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, ALL THAT REMAINS) and producer Kim Resteghini for Raging Nation Films (TRIVIUM, SHADOWS FALL, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, UNEARTH) at Philadelphia's historic Eastern State Penitentiary. ...

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LUPARA To Support EMPEROR In Chicago

LUPARA, the Illinois-based band featuring ex-BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner, has been confirmed as direct support for Norwegian black metal pioneers EMPEROR at The Metro in Chicago, IL on May 30. This is one of only three highly anticipated EMPEROR shows on U.S .shores this spring. Commented Wagner: "I've shared the stage with with tons ...

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Ex-W.A.S.P. Drummer Says Drumming On 'The Neon God' Albums Was 'Nothing Groundbreaking'

Former W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland recently addressed the controversy surrounding drumming credits on the last two W.A.S.P. studio releases, both of which were part of the "The Neon God" two-album concept ("The Demise" and "The Rise"). Current QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali stated in various interviews that he played the drums on the albums, but ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER: 'Rain' EP Reissue To Include Bonus Demo Tracks

40 BELOW SUMMER will reissue its previously out-of-print and much-sought-after debut EP, "Rain", on May 8 via Crash Music Inc. The EP will be made available along with seven previously unreleased bonus demo tracks. The complete track listing is as follows: 01. Falling Down 02. Endorphines 03. Letter to God 04. Jonesin 05. Faces 06. ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN: 'I Love JOEY BELLADONNA'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian spoke to Eddie Trunk of the "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM last night (February 9) about the group's recent split with singer Joey Belladonna and their future plans. A BLABBERMOUTH.NET transcript of the chat follows: Q: What's going on in the ANTHRAX world? Scott Ian: We ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN: 'The Reunion Is Over'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has issued the following statement via the band's official fan club site, CDC: "Finally, we're going back to work. We're going to Chicago to work our asses off and write a record. It's time. We're ready. One problem... no singer. "We were offered a direct support slot on a major tour ...

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