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HECATE ENTHRONED Announce New Keyboardist

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have announced the addition of keyboardist Pete to the group's ranks. "[Pete] was actually a stand-in when Mike left five years ago," the band write on their web site. "He had other commitments at the time so he couldn't continue." HECATE ENTHRONED are continuing their search for a new vocalist ...

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MISERY INDEX: KEVIN TALLEY 'Fully' Back In The Band, New EP On The Way

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP) and Kevin Talley (drums, ex-DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION, M.O.D.), have posted the following message on their web site: "Hello everyone! We'd like to thank all of you who came out ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE To Enter Studio In November

ADLER'S APPETITE, the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, will enter the studio in November/December to record their debut album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Shrapnel Records. As previously reported, Kelli ...

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MESHUGGAH Set Release Date For New EP

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have set July 13 as the tentative U.S. release date for their new EP, entitled "I". The EP will be issued through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann. A European release date has yet to be announced. The band's next full-length effort, "Catch 33", is ...

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MESHUGGAH Schedule U.K. Club Dates

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH will play at least two U.K. club gigs in late June as part of their upcoming European tour. The band are expected to perform at the Mean Fiddler in London on Sunday, June 27 and at the Rock City in Nottingham on Monday, June 28. As previously reported, MESHUGGAH have ...

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New IMPALED Album Produced By Former MR. BUNGLE Guitarist

Oakland, California's demented, maniacal surgeons known as IMPALED have been holed up in the studio the past month recording their highly anticipated Century Media debut offering and plan to emerge with their most outlandish work to date. Their new album, "Death After Life", shows the Bay Area unit in their most vile state, so expect ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Sign With CRASH MUSIC INC.

Crash Music, Inc. have announced that they have signed thrash metal act FLOTSAM AND JETSAM to a two-album deal. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM was formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1984 by bassist Jason Newsted, who eventually left the band to join METALLICA. FLOTSAM debuted with tracks on the "Speed Metal Hell II" and "Metal Massacre IV" ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: Former BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Guitarist Steps In

Guitarist Michael Thomas (ASHBA, ex-BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, TUFF) will replace Keri Kelli on ADLER's APPETITE's upcoming European tour. "Keri is still in the band and still doing the [upcoming ADLER'S APPETITE debut] record but cannot do the Euro dates," ADLER'S APPETITE singer Jizzy Pearl said in an online posting. As previously reported, Kelli has joined Vince ...

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THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS: Live Dates Announced

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Vinny Appice (DIO, ex-BLACK SABBATH) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, have announced the following dates during May/June: May 21 - Tarzana, CA @ Paladino's ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE Guitarist Joins VINCE NEIL

Jason Hook, guitarist for Vince Neil's (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) solo band to join pop singer Hilary Duff. Replacing him in Neil's group will be ADLER'S APPETITE axeman Keri Kelli. "European fans should take note that this means Keri will not be touring with ADLER'S APPETITE on their upcoming European tour," reads a posting on Keri's web ...

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GODHEAD's JASON MILLER Purchases Recording Studio

GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller has just purchased a building which houses a sound stage and recording studio in North Hollywood, CA. Miller acquired the facility with Oolie Hepperlin (a.k.a. Method, GODHEAD bassist and programmer) and Julian Beeston (former drummer for NITZER EBB, and currently a popular recording engineer). Beeston will manage the studio with Method, ...

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DECEMBER: New Vocalist Revealed

DECEMBER have officially chosen Eric Dellon as their new vocalist. A native of New York and Connecticut, Dellon has sung and played guitar and drums in such bands as SHALLOW WATER GRAVE and ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (with members of SHAI HULUD). DECEMBER have been auditioning vocalists since founding member Mark Moots stepped down as frontman earlier ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Names Solo Debut

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has set "Village Gorilla Head" as the title of his solo debut, due on August 3 through Sanctuary Records. The founding REPLACEMENTS member told Billboard.com last summer that he recorded the material for the set in a Los Angeles studio owned by Charles Thompson (a.k.a. Frank Black) with contributions ...

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SHADOWS FALL's BITTNER Named No. 1 'Up And Coming Drummer'

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has been officially named the #1 Up and Coming Drummer in Modern Drummer magazine's 2004 Readers' Poll. The Readers' Poll results will be in the July 2004 issue that should hit the stands later this month. SHADOWS FALL's highly anticipated fourth full-length album, "The War Within", is scheduled for an ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM OWENS: I Was Fired By E-Mail

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has revealed to the Washington Post that he found out about plans for the band to reunite with Rob Halford via an e-mail from band management. Owens says he was told the switch would be "best for everyone." "They could have called me," Owens says. "But whatever." According ...

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MESHUGGAH Name New EP

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have set "I" as the title of their new EP, due "around June/July" through Fractured Transmitter Records (the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann), according to posting on the band's web site. The group finished mixing the EP on May 4 and are due to master the effort on ...

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MESHUGGAH: New EP To Arrive In June?

According to a source at Nuclear Blast Records, Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have set a tentative June 22 release date through Fractured Transmitter Records (the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann) for their new EP — a one-song effort clocking in at over 20 minutes. Johan Haake, brother of MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake, ...

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VINDIKATION Finalize Track Listing For Debut CD, Full Song Available For Download

VINDIKATION, the new band featuring former STEEL PROPHET members Jim Williams (guitar) and Karl Rosqvist (drums), vocalist Jason McCrarey (SANCTUS) and keyboardist Rob Rampley (WINDS DIED DOWN), have finished mixing and mastering their debut release, "Chamber of Discontent", with engineer Erik Norlander (AYREON, LANA LANE). The recording features "a unique combination of progressive metal music, ...

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AEROSMITH Singer To Appear In SONY Ad Campaign

AEROSMITH lead singer Steven Tyler will appear in a Sony broadcast advertising campaign premiering Monday May 3. The TV commercial, dubbed "Slo Mo", will begin airing between 9:30-10:00 p.m. during CBS' "Two and a Half Men". The TV spot will also run on network and cable channels through July. Starring alongside Tyler is the Cyber-shot® ...

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VINDIKATION Finish Mixing Debut CD

VINDIKATION, the new band featuring former STEEL PROPHET members Jim Williams (guitar) and Karl Rosqvist (drums), vocalist Jason McCrarey (SANCTUS) and keyboardist Rob Rampley (WINDS DIED DOWN), have finished mixing their debut CD, "Chamber of Discontent" for a summer release. The recording contains 10 tracks with a running time of 45 minutes. Mastering for the ...

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MISERY INDEX: 'The Great Depression' Video Posted Online

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), have completed their video for "The Great Depression" (mp3), off their first full-length album, "Retaliate", now available on Nuclear Blast Records. The video was filmed on ...

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