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KING DIAMOND Drummer To Guest On SINGLE BULLET THEORY CD

Philadelphia-based extreme metallers SINGLE BULLET THEORY will reportedly be utilizing the services of KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson during the recording sessions for the new SBT album. At the present time, it is unclear whether Matt will join SBT as a full-fledged member. "We are actually using two excellent drummers for this disc," SINGLE BULLET ...

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Australia's DIABOLIX Reform

Matt B., co-founding member of the acclaimed Australian thrash metal band DIABOLIX has resurrected the group after the band originally called it quits in 2001. The thrash metal quartet is now a solo project of founder Matt B. with a massive new direction: 'Toward the end of DIABOLIX in 2001 I was becoming very unhappy ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Set First Single, Schedule Promotional Appearances

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have selected "Slither" as the first single from their forthcoming debut album, "Contraband", due on May 11 through RCA ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Bringing Chaos Back Into The Rock World

VELVET REVOLVER's official biography, written by David Wild and provided by the group's record label, RCA/BMG Records, includes additional information about the band's formation and their forthcoming debut CD, "Contraband", due on May 11 (postponed from the previously announced April 27 date). Here it is in its entirety: VELVET REVOLVER is everything the band's name ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Enter Studio To Record New EP

DREAMS OF DAMNATION, the Los Angeles thrash band featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, have entered Shiva Industries in Santa Ana, California to record an EP, titled "Vengeance: Chapter One", for Black Cherry Music. "We've been on the road so much this past year, it's exciting to focus on getting our music professionally recorded ...

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VENOM Singer Comments On PROBOT Project: 'This Was Heavy Shit!'

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently spoke to Germany's Visions magazine about his involvement with the PROBOT project, the one-off metal album put together by ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl. "It was very, very strange," Cronos recalled about the first time he heard from Grohl. "I didn't know what to expect at all. ...

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DAVE GROHL Explains TOM ARAYA's Absence From PROBOT CD

FOO FIGHTERS frontman/ex-NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about his "metal" side-project PROBOT project and the reason SLAYER vocalist Tom Araya ended up not contributing to the final CD. "I tried to get Tom on the record — he was the last piece of the puzzle," Grohl said. "The list of ...

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MISERY INDEX To Film New Video

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), Matt Byers (drums) and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), will be filming a video for the track "The Great Depression" on January 31 at the Ottobar in Baltimore, according to a posting on the ...

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OBSESSION: On The Verge Of Signing New Record Deal

Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION are currently in negotiations with several European labels about securing a new record deal, according to a post on the group's web site. "While the band doesn't want to name any labels for fear of jinxing any progress, these labels that are being negotiated with all have worldwide ...

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PUNCHYOURFACE: Live Songs Posted Online

PUNCHYOURFACE, the new band featuring INTERNAL BLEEDING members Frank Buffalino (guitar), Jerry Lowe (vocals) and Matt Ferrara (guitar, ex-REPUDILATION, GFY, 420), have posted two live songs, recorded at CBGB in New York City on November 30, 2003, at this location. According to the band, "'Famous' is short battle track about a local white ...

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SOCIETY 1: Live Suspension Show Scheduled For March

Before entering the studio to record their second album for Earache Records, SOCIETY 1 will give one final performance in support of their Earache debut, "Exit Through Fear"...and this won't be any ordinary show! Thursday, March 11, at The Key Club in West Hollywood, California... Not only will SOCIETY 1 play a full set of ...

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SOCIETY 1 Part Ways With Drummer

SOCIETY 1, the Californian band led by former porn director Matt Zane, have parted ways with drummer Dagon. The following is Dagon's official statement on the matter: "My involvement with SOCIETY 1 was an enlightening experience that has allowed me to grow as a visionary and an artist. The energy of our cohesive live performances ...

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TED NUGENT To Speak At Miami University

Jon Gambrell of The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Ted Nugent will talk about his political views for this year's Conservative Week at Miami University. His speech is scheduled for February 19 and will be sponsored by Miami's College Republicans. Matt Nolan, a junior political science and history major and president of College Republicans, says ...

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VILE Confirm Lineup For Upcoming Tour

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have announced that the group's lineup for their upcoming North American tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY and EXHUMED will include original members Colin Davis (guitar) and Matt Faivre (bass) as well as ORIGIN vocalist James Lee, Denmark's Reno Kiilerich (FROZEN SUN, PANZERCHRIST, 12 GAUGE, EXMORTEM, KOBEAST) on drums and new ...

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CHIMAIRA Split With Drummer, Replace Him With SOILWORK's EVENSAND

CHIMAIRA have parted ways with drummer Andy Herrick and have replaced him with SOILWORK skinsman Richard Evensand. CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter called into "The Metal Show" in Cleveland Sunday night (January 4) and discussed the circumstances behind the lineup change. The following are several excerpts from that interview: On Andy's departure: Mark: "The other evening ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Re-Record Song For Upcoming Debut

VELVET REVOLVER are expected to return to the studio this weekend to re-record one of the songs slated for inclusion on the group's debut CD, an informed source has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. It is believed that the track in question is being re-recorded at the insistence of vocalist Scott Weiland, who was reportedly unhappy with how ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: New Album Title Revealed

VELVET REVOLVER's much-anticipated debut album, due on April 27, 2004 through RCA Records, looks likely to be titled either "Contraband" or "Controband", BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. As previously reported, the CD — which will include twelve of the more than fifty tracks the band co-wrote before and after vocalist Scott Weiland (ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) joined ...

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MISERY INDEX: Live Video Posted Online

A video of MISERY INDEX performing the track "Manufacturing Greed" live in Ludwigsburg, Germany on December 17, 2003 has been posted online in Windows Media format at this location (scroll down, file size: 7.86 MB). Based out of Baltimore, Maryland, MISERY INDEX feature in their ranks Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles ...

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The Glorious Burden - ICED EARTH

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer hit the heavy metal jackpot when he managed to convince former JUDAS PRIEST screamer Tim Owens to join the group's ranks following the departure of longtime singer Matt Barlow earlier in the year. Arguably the finest metal vocalist of the last decade, Owens' prowess was well documented on PRIEST's last ...

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TIM OWENS Defends ICED EARTH Guitarist Against Detractors

Ex-JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim Owens recently spoke to Electric Basement about the experience of singing for the veteran British heavy metal band and his decision to join ICED EARTH as the replacement for Matt Barlow. Asked about ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer's reputation as someone who can be extremely difficult to work with, Owens said, ...

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THROCULT Announce New Lineup

Denver, Colorado-based black/death metallers THROCULT have announced their new lineup as the following: Inferno - vocals/guitars Gremor Azazel – guitars Forneus Amon – bass Lord Naberius – drums According to the band, "drummer Jeremy Portz decided to leave THROCULT [a few months ago] in order to focus on his schooling, and to pursue different musical ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Release 'Comrades' In April

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have set "Comrades" as the working title for their much-anticipated debut, tentatively due on April 27 through RCA Records. ...

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