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Report: Metal Musicians To Rock For Hungry

Craig Astwood of The Arizona Republic is reporting that the hardcore/heavy metal band TRENCH is using its musical talents and the help of some friends to raise food items for the underprivileged throughout the Phoenix area. TRENCH is teaming with St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix to have a food drive during Friday's (April 23) ...

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DROWNING POOL: Entire New Album Streamed Online

AOL Music is streaming the new DROWNING POOL album, "Desensitized", at this location. "Desensitized", released this past Tuesday (April 20) through Wind-Up Records, was produced by Johnny K (DISTURBED, SOIL, FINGER ELEVEN) and marks the group's first release with frontman Jason "Gong" Jones, who joined the band last summer following the tragic death ...

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MESHUGGAH Confirmed For Finland's PROVINSSIROCK Festival

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have been confirmed for this year's Provinssirock festival, a three-day event set to take place June 18-20 in Seinäjoki, Finland. MESHUGGAH will perform on Saturday, June 19 alongside HYPOCRISY and DIABLO. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include H.I.M., EXODUS, TESTAMENT, THE HIVES, TIIMO RAUTIAINEN & TRIO NISKALAUKAUS, ...

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SPEEDEALER Announce New Bassist

SPEEDEALER have announced the addition of "permanent" bassist Jason Kottwitz (SWAMPASS, TUMMLER) to the group's ranks. "We'd like to give a heartfelt thanks to Casey Orr, Keith Pastrick, and Jason Gavin for their time and effort while filling in on bass," the band write on their web site. "We are very much indebted to each ...

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MESHUGGAH Launch T-Shirt Contest

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH are inviting their artistically-inclined fans to design a new t-shirt for the group. [Vocalist] Jens [Kidman] (or somebody) will judge it and declare a winner," the group's webmaster writes in MESHUGGAH's official forum. "If the winning one is good enough it may be considered for a 'real' honest-to-God ...

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SHADOWS FALL Begin Recording New Album, Prepare To Hit The Road

The dynamic thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL will embark on a national U.S. headlining tour this summer in preparation for their highly anticipated fourth full-length release. The trek, dubbed the "Strhess Tour", will also feature AS I LAY DYING, HIMSA and REMEMBERING NEVER. SHADOWS FALL just entered Planet Z Studios (HATEBREED) to track the follow ...

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VINNIE MOORE: Guitar Clinic Photos Posted Online

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore's official web site is currently hosting a number of new photos from some of Vinnie's recent German guitar clinics. Check them out here. As previously reported, veteran rocker Richie Scarlet (MOUNTAIN, ACE FREHLEY BAND, FREHLEY'S COMET, SEBASTIAN BACH & FRIENDS) will be playing bass for UFO on their U.S. ...

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MISERY INDEX: Drummer KEVIN TALLEY To Complete Upcoming Tours

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 announced that they will be joined by former drummer Kevin Talley for all of their upcoming touring activities. Commented the group on their web site: "Hey people! ...

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KELLY KEELING Checks In From The Road

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM), who is currently touring the U.S. as part of guitarist George Lynch's (ex-DOKKEN) solo band, has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, as usual, so much to say and no time. Our tour bus ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED Launch Vocalist Search, Post New Song Online

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have launched a search for a new vocalist and keyboardist following the recent departure of singer Dean and keyboardist Daz. "Both applicants must possess a professional attitude, be enthusiastic and have the ability to write with the band," the group write on their web site. "Own equipment and transport are ...

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THE CUD: JASON NEWSTED's 1997 Project Posted Online

A 1997 recording from THE CUD, a project featuring bassist Jason Newsted (VOIVOD, ex-METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE) on bass/vocals alongside Chris Scianni on guitar and Dave Borla on drums (both ex-ECHOBRAIN), has been posted online in Real Audio format at this location (songtitle: "The Theme from CUD"). According to a Chophouse Records newsletter, THE ...

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UFO 'Can Hardly Wait' For Start Of U.S. Tour

UFO have posted the following message on their official web site: "Dear friends, we successfully finished the first part of the European tour (February 28 through March 28) and I am happy to say the new line up was fantastic. Everyone who saw the band live was very enthusiastic and said that UFO is now ...

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KITTIE In The Studio Mixing 'Until The End': Video Available

HeavyMetalSource.com has uploaded six video clips of KITTIE in the studio mixing their third full-length album, "Until the End". Check out the clips here. As previously reported, "Until the End" was recorded and mixed with producer Steve Thompson (METALLICA, KORN, SIMPLE PLAN, GUNS N' ROSES) and engineer Ian Hatton (BONHAM, LUXX) at Longview ...

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VINDIKATION: Former STEEL PROPHET Members Launch New Project

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 completed tracking their debut CD, "Chamber of Discontent". The recording sessions were engineered by Erik Norlander, with final mix and mastering scheduled for mid-April. The release date ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: BLASKO Out, GEEZER BUTLER In?

OZZY OSBOURNE has parted ways with bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson and has re-joined forces with his BLACK SABBATH bandmate Geezer Butler, reliable sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Butler's return to OSBOURNE's band has further opened the door for a possible BLACK SABBATH reunion at this year's Ozzfest. OZZY is currently scheduled to headline the annual festival, ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE Go 'On Hiatus', Bandmembers Launch New Project

SLAVES ON DOPE have effectively disbanded following the rumored departure of vocalist Jason Rockman. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "Due to personal life changes, SLAVES ON DOPE have decided to place their career on hiatus for the foreseeable future. We'd like to thank our fans, once again, for their incredible ...

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MISERY INDEX: Former Drummer To Fill In For Live Performances

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), will be joined by former drummer Kevin Talley for their upcoming appearances in Albany (April 3) and Brooklyn (April 4). "However, we are still looking for a suitable ...

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SPASTIC INK: Prepare To Have Your Minds Melted!

Acclaimed San Antonio, Texas prog/tech metal triumvirate SPASTIC INK, featuring guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, GORDIAN KNOT), bassist Pete Perez (RIOT), and drummer Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, RIOT, PAINMUSEUM) have set a March 23 release date via EclecticElectric for the their long awaited sophomore album, "Ink Compatible". Japan and South East Asia will follow on April 21 ...

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MISERY INDEX Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

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 parted ways with drummer Matt Byers. "Matt has decided himself to move on and do other things in life, and we respect his decision, metal will miss ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Sets Release Date For Solo Debut

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has set a July 27 release date through Sanctuary Records for his debut solo album. 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 from A PERFECT CIRCLE ...

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VEHEMENCE: New CD To Include Bonus Multimedia Section

VEHEMENCE's forthcoming third album, "Helping The World To See", will include a bonus multimedia section, entitled "Vehemence Timeline", a 57-minute Windows Media Video 9 file of live performances across the U.S.A., featuring new songs, band rehearsals, "God Was Created" studio footage, and "other tomfoolery." In other news, VEHEMENCE have completed work on the video for ...

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NEWSTED/VOIVOD: Early Sessions Posted Online

Years before officially joining VOIVOD, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jasonic) jammed with Away (drums) and Piggy (guitar) at Jason's The Chophouse studio under the project name TARRAT. In 1998, the three VOIVOD instrumentalists regrouped at The Chophouse for five days of improvisational metal. These sessions produced tons of great sounds, including the initial ...

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