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SOULSTORM To Release New Material

Before relocating to Los Angeles, SOULSTORM lead singer/bassist Nick Sagias and longtime drummer Patrick Harquail went into Peter Hudson's Hallamusic studios (MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE, INTERZONE) in Toronto and recorded 10 new songs in an all-day jam that were left as rough skeletons to build the new songs upon. "At the time of recording Pat and ...

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DROWNING POOL Make Live Debut With New Singer

DROWNING POOL, the platinum-selling Texans who have spent the past few months recovering from the death of frontman Dave Williams, made their live debut with new singer Jason "Gong" Jones at Curtain Club in Dallas Thursday night (July 17). The group reportedly previewed a number of songs from their forthcoming Wind-Up release, including a track ...

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VINNIE MOORE To Join UFO?

Guitarist extraordinaire Vinnie Moore is strongly rumored to have joined UFO as the replacement for Michael Schenker. Moore will reportedly join the rest of the group — vocalist Phil Mogg, bassist Pete Way, keyboardist Paul Raymond and drummer Jason Bonham — at an undisclosed studio before the end of the year to begin work on ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Guest On GOV'T MULE CD/DVD

Former METALLICA and current OZZY OSBOURNE/VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted is featured on the upcoming GOV'T MULE CD and DVD, titled "The Deepest End", chronicling a six-hour GOV'T MULE concert held May 3 in New Orleans. The guest-filled show stemmed from the two-volume album releases of the same name, which were recorded in tribute of the ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist To Hit The Road: Tour Dates Announced

Tommy Stinson, founding member and bass player for the seminal rock group THE REPLACEMENTS and bass player of the new GUNS N' ROSES, will embark on a three-week U.S. tour in late August along with Hearbox Records recording artists THE FIGGS. Performing in an acoustic setting, Stinson will be previewing some of the songs from ...

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SEVENDUST Announce Headlining Tour

SEVENDUST have announced the details of their upcoming headlining tour in August. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 19 - Nashville, TN @ Havana Lounge (NAMM show) Aug. 14 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Aug. 15 - Chattanooga, TN @ Cricket Pavillion Aug. 16 - Jackson, MS @ Crazy Eight's ...

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It's Official: AKERCOCKE Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

As first reported here on Friday (July 11), Earache Records have now officially confirmed the signing of the U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE to a worldwide multi-album recording contract. The band are currently mixing their new album, "Choronzon", at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) for a ...

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AKERCOCKE Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

The U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE have inked a deal with Earache Records, according to Live4Metal. The band completed the recordings for their new CD, "Choronzon", in late December and currently mixing the effort at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE). "Choronzon", which is being ...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING Announce New Guitarist, Part Ways With Bassist

Long Island death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING have announced the addition of guitarist Matt Ferrara (ex-REPUDILATION, GFY, 420) to the group's lineup. He will be taking the place of the recently departed Chris Pervelis. In other news, the band have parted ways with bassist Jason Carbone due to "family commitments." A new bassist will be named ...

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SPINESHANK To Tour With POWERMAN 5000, ADEMA

SPINESHANK will be hitting the road this summer on ADEMA and POWERMAN 5000's co-headline tour. SPINESHANK will perform second out of the four bands on the bill. The tour kicks off on July 20 in Fargo, ND and ends on the West Coast on August 26. Dates and venues are being confirmed as we speak. ...

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Contra Costa Times: OZZY OSBOURNE Isn't Aging Very Well

Tony Hicks of Contra Costa Times reports that Ozzy Osbourne isn't aging very well, based on his performance at Ozzfest 2003 in Mountain View, California Tuesday night (July 8) — he's shaky and almost lost onstage at times. Thankfully he's surrounded by one of the best hard rock bands ever assembled, including superbly aggressive guitarist ...

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Former PITCHSHIFTER Members To Appear At Music Institute

Former PITCHSHIFTER members Mark Clayden (bass) and Jason Bowld (drums) will be appearing at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music on August 12 as part of the summer series of lectures in modern music. Says Mark, "It's awesome to be able to go to colleges and teach kids about modern music. Music was so stuffy ...

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VOIVOD Singer: 'JASON NEWSTED Simply Rules!'

VOIVOD vocalist Denis Belanger (a.k.a. Snake) has posted the following update to the "Diary" section of the band's official web site: "Hello everyone. Here I am at Ozzfest. It's incredible to think that I'm actually part of this great circus for BAD people. I love it. Here's a few words to resume the last months. ...

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Man, Teen Listened To SLIPKNOT Before Committing Murder

Felisa Cardona of San Bernardino County Sun reports that a pair of friends carried butcher knives and sang a song by the "death metal" band SLIPKNOT as they lured their friend to his death, police say. Prosecutors say Jason Lamar Harris, 20, and his 16-year-old friend, Amber Rose Riley, talked about killing Terry Ray Taylor ...

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SEVENDUST Name New Album

SEVENDUST have set "Seasons" as the title for their fourth full-length studio album, tentatively due in October through TVT Records. The band have recorded 16 tracks during the sessions for the upcoming CD at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71). Around 12-13 songs will end up on the final CD, which ...

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MISERY INDEX Finalize Track Listing For 'Retaliate'

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Retaliate" (view cover artwork here), due on August 25 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album, which was recorded at Wild Studio in ...

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SALIVA, P.O.D., FILTER To Appear On 'Tomb Raider' Soundtrack

SALIVA, P.O.D. and FILTER are among the acts on the hard rock and electronica-fused soundtrack to "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life", due July 22 on Hollywood Records. The soundtrack features "Time", a previously unreleased track from SALIVA, FILTER's "The Only Way (Is the Wrong Way)" , and a Paul Oakenfold remix of ...

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SPEEDEALER To Tour West Coast, Canada In August

The reformed SPEEDEALER, now featuring bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS), will launch a tour of the West coast and Western Canada beginning August 13. Support at all dates will come from BAD WIZARD and BOULDER. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. SPEEDEALER have just completed work ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer's Past Haunts Daughter

Jason Ferguson of Orlando Weekly spoke with QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate who shared a funny story about the band's "glam" days. "That's one thing I've gone through a lot of: different and interesting haircuts," laughs Tate. "One section of the [Experience Music Project, Paul Allen's rock museum in Seattle] is dedicated to QUEENSRŸCHE. My oldest ...

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Former DOKKEN Guitarist Teams Up With SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY Mainman

Former DOKKEN and current LYNCH MOB/LP guitarist George Lynch has reportedly teamed up with SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater in a brand new project called MICRODUST. The band, who are in the process of recording their debut album, were originally set to include ex-ORGY/SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY drummer Bobby Hewitt, but ended up "chang[ing] [their] ...

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GODHEAD Officially Joined By Former STATIC-X Drummer

GODHEAD guitarist/vocalist Jason C. Miller has confirmed via the group's official newsletter the departure of drummer Tom Z. and the recent addition to the band's ranks of former STATIC-X sticksman Ken Jay. The following is the Miller's statement on the matter: "Hey guys, it's true. Tom QUIT GODHEAD about 3 weeks ago, but it has ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Guitarist Joins ILL NINO!

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Ahrue Luster has officially joined ILL NINO as the replacement for recently departed axeman guitarist Marc Rizzo. Also newly appointed in the ILL NINO camp is percussionist Danny Couto (ex-POINT4HOPE/GOD IS I), who replaces Roger Vasquez. ILL NINO are currently mixing their sophomore release, "Confession", with Michael Barbiero (METALLICA, GUNS N' ...

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