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TAZ TAYLOR BAND Announces New Singer

The TAZ TAYLOR BAND, whose touring lineup previously included legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI), has announced the addition of singer Keith Slack (pictured below) to the group's ranks. According to the band, "Keith will probably be most notably known to TTB fans for his work with MSG on ...

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RAVENS CREED: 'Albion Thunder' Track Listing Revealed

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, will enter the studio at the end of January to begin recording their debut album, "Albion Thunder", for a late spring/early summer release. The CD will contain 12 songs with ...

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STONE SOUR Guitarist's MOONSHOT Schedules Dates

MOONSHOT, the new band featuring STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand and Canadian female vocalist Lindsay Robins, has scheduled the following dates: Jan. 19 - Bovine Sex Club - Toronto, ONT Jan. 21 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY Commented Josh: "We are going to really get the ball rolling in 2009 to give everyone ...

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RAVENS CREED To Begin Recording Debut Album

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, will enter the studio at the end of January to begin recording their debut album, "Albion Thunder", for a late spring/early summer release. The CD will contain 12 songs with ...

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Brooklyn's HULL Signs To THE END RECORDS

The End Records has announced today the signing of Brooklyn heavy metallers HULL. The hard-working quintet has made a name for itself in the New York underground over the past few years and will be a welcome addition to The End's growing family of diverse artists. The band comments: "We are very excited to be ...

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Former SAXON Drummer Looking For New Project

Former SAXON and current OLIVER DAWSON SAXON drummer Nigel Durham is on the lookout for another band or project to work with (to coincide with his work with OLIVER DAWSON SAXON). He says, "I'm available for gigs, touring, recording, tribute bands, etc. (preferably something in the U.K.). I can be contacted by e-mail at [email protected] ...

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ALCATRAZZ Featuring GRAHAM BONNET Continuing Work On New Album

Legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) web site has been updated with the following message: "While working on new material, ALCATRAZZ featuring Graham Bonnet have done a number of gigs in the U.S., Japan and Europe since last year. The band is out and ready to work with new gigs in ...

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BLIND MELON Launches Vocalist Search

The reactivated BLIND MELON has launched a vocalist search following the departure of Travis Warren. Travis left the band last week, forcing BLIND MELON to cancel its U.S. tour which was set to begin on November 7 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The group initially hoped to be able to play some of the shows with ...

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BLIND MELON Parts Ways With Singer, Cancels Tour

The reactivated BLIND MELON has parted ways with singer Travis Warren and has cancelled its U.S. tour which was set to begin on November 7 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The band initially hoped to be able to play some of the shows with vocalist Chris Shinn, who formed UNIFIED THEORY with BLIND MELON's Christopher Thorn ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Featured On 'Lyraka - Music From a Mermaid Empire'

Legendary rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) is scheduled to appear on "Lyraka - Music From a Mermaid Empire", a highlights CD featuring songs from the "Lyraka" movie. According to the filmmakers, Bonnet will be the voice of the musical narrator throughout the 3D animation movie (projected release date 2011), as well as ...

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NEUROSIS Announces More Bands For 'Beyond The Pale'

Long-running Oakland, California-based industrial/alternative/metal pioneers NEUROSIS have announced more bands for the European version of their "Beyond The Pale" event, to be held on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland as part of the Roadburn festival. They are: OM SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE SKULLFLOWER A STORM OF LIGHT "OM is ...

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RAVENS CREED: New Music Posted Online

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, have posted four new songs on their MySpace page. The tracks "Five Witches of Nine" and "Hearse Fokker" will appear on the band's upcoming EP on Land o'Smiles ...

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BALISET To Release Debut In March

BALISET, the new project featuring Greg Massi (ex-guitarist for MAUDLIN OF THE WELL and KAYO DOT), will release its debut album, "A Time For Rust", on March 17, 2009. The CD's production began in July of 2003, with sporadic sessions scattered over the last five-and-a-half years during breaks in Greg's other musical and personal responsibilities. ...

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Founding SAXON Members OLIVER, DAWSON Working On Book

OLIVER DAWSON SAXON, featuring founding SAXON members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson, took part in a live webcast from Berlin Studios (owned by former WHITESNAKE and current THIN LIZZY guitarist John Sykes) in Blackpool, UK on September 1. According to a press release, the webcast was so successful, with requests from Japan and the USA, ...

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DROWNING POOL To Team Up With SALIVA For U.S. Tour

DROWNING POOL will team up with SALIVA for a new U.S. tour beginning on October 17 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Also appearing on the bill are TANTRIC and JET BLACK STARE. Commented DROWNING POOL frontman Ryan McCombs: "We are excited to get back on the road with our friends in SALIVA to bring the 'Full ...

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JARBOE: 'MahaKali' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Vocalist JARBOE will release her new album on October 14 in the U.S. via The End Records (one day earlier in Europe via Season of Mist). The project, entitled "MahaKali", follows on the heels of her highly successful J2 collaboration with Justin K Broadrick (GODFLESH, JESU). The album is named after the mythical Indian goddess ...

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PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC: So Where's That 'New Music?'

Guitarist Tom Hatziemanouel of the Los Angeles industrial band PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC has issued the following update: "SO WHERE'S THAT 'NEW MUSIC???' "It's now September 2008. 2009 is coming up fast. It's been how long now? "Yet another blog from me, followed by a long silence... hopefully NOT. Where's the fucking music already?? "It's frustrating ...

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RAVENS CREED To Release Limited-Edition 12-Inch Vinyl EP

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, will release an EP on Land o'Smiles Records as part of the label's "Black Lodge" series, a collection of one-sided 12-inch vinyl EPs, each one unique and limited to only ...

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THE RED DEATH Calls It Quits

New York-based metallers THE RED DEATH have issued the following update: "So we're calling it a day and hanging up THE RED DEATH. It's been a fun ride and our thanks go out to Metal Blade Records for giving us the first opportunity to bring our music to a larger audience, Siege Of Amida and ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Featured On J21 Debut

Legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) make a guest appearance on the first solo album from Spain's experimental guitar player J21, entitled "Yellow Mind: Blue Mind". Bonnet can be heard on two songs — "The Edge of Now" and "The Truth Behind The Veil". Other guest musicians on the CD include ...

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MOONSTONE PROJECT Completes Work On New Album

MOONSTONE PROJECT, the ambitious musical creature of Italian guitarist Matt Filippini, finished mixing its new album in June. Filippini says, "Working with my buddy Ale [Del Vecchio] has been great...the songs sound in a very natural way, the overall sound reminds me of the great records from the '70s and I'm so happy about the ...

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Former WHITE SPIRIT/TANK Drummer Dies

British drummer Graham Crallan, who played on WHITE SPIRIT's 1980 debut LP and TANK's 1985 release "Honour And Blood", passed away on July 27, 2008. No further details are available. According to AllMusic.com, WHITE SPIRIT is mostly remembered as the first appearance of guitarist Janick Gers, who later went on to greater fame ...

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ALCATRAZZ Featuring GRAHAM BONNET Preparing To Record New Material

ALCATRAZZ featuring Graham Bonnet (ex-RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, IMPELLITTERI) is preparing to hit the studio and record some new material. Commented Bonnet, "It's been hard getting started because of everybody's other commitments. I think it will be great when we can just concentrate on the band and put out some new stuff. I think though ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Team Up With MARIO PARGA For CD/Download Single

British guitarist Mario Parga is teaming up with his old friend, singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITERI, MSG) to record a special CD/download single. The song is called "American Angel" and is based on Mario's previously unreleased instrumental song of the same name. Mario said recently, "I've not worked with Graham since his album 'The ...

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