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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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METALLICA's ULRICH: We Don't Owe People Anything

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has defended the group's latest album, "St. Anger", against criticism that it is virtually unlistenable, telling The Oregonian that heavy metal fans are not open to their favorite bands changing and experimenting with a tried-and-tested formula. "We needed to make a record that was underproduced, and I think we succeeded!" Lars ...

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GODSWALLOP: NEWSTED/KISSER Project Posted Online

A Real Audio clip of the GODSWALLOP track "...And Another Thing" has been posted online at this location. The song, originally recorded in 1996, features Jason Newsted (VOIVOD, ex-METALLICA) on bass, Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) on guitar, percussionist extraordinaire Carl Coletti on drums, and Sofia Ramos on vocals. Ramos is said to have since ...

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9MM SOLUTION: 'We Are Not MORTA SKULD'

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based 9MM SOLUTION, which features ex-MORTA SKULD members Dave Gregor, Jason Hellman, Ed Wallner, along with singer Hobbes Caltous, have issued a statement in response to fan inquiries about the similarities — or lack thereof — between their new band's sound and that of their previous group. Said Caltous, "I've gotten a couple ...

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DROWNING POOL: 'Step Up' Video Posted Online

DROWNING POOL's video for their new single, "Step Up", has been posted online at this location. "Step Up" comes off the group's upcoming sophomore album, "Desensitized", due on April 20 through Wind-Up Records. The track will also be will be featured on the upcoming "Punisher: The Album" soundtrack, due on March 23 through ...

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KITTIE Settle Lawsuit With ARTEMIS, Begin Recording New Album

Canadian metal band KITTIE have settled their lawsuit against Artemis Records and will spend the month of March recording their third release, titled "Until the End". The band are recording at Longview Farm Studios with producer Steve Thompson (METALLICA, KORN, SIMPLE PLAN, GUNS N' ROSES) and engineer Ian Hatton (BONHAM, LUXX). "We are excited that ...

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TOMMY LEE Bassist To Tour With PRONG

TOMMY LEE bassist Marty O'Brien has issued the following update on his recent and upcoming activities: "I've been pretty busy lately. Tommy Lee is locked up in his home studio writing new songs, so I'm taking advantage of the time off and I'm playing for anyone and everyone… Most importantly, I've gone and joined a ...

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MESHUGGAH Name New Album

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have set "Catch 33" as the title of their new full-length album, tentatively due this fall as part of a new recording agreement with Nuclear Blast Records (as first reported here yesterday). MESHUGGAH's last album under their previous contract with Nuclear Blast was 2002's "Nothing". It is not presently clear ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER To Film Video For 'Funeral Thirst'

Detroit, Michigan-based melodic death metallers THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have issued the following update on their recent and upcoming activities: "Due to unfortunate circumstances the ENTOMBED tour has been cancelled, in addition we have had to cancel the Sun & Steel Festival in Florida. We are very sorry to all of our fans that were ...

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MESHUGGAH: New Full-Length Album To Surface Through NUCLEAR BLAST

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have reportedly negotiated a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will release their next full-length album through the label. As previously reported, MESHUGGAH's last album under their previous agreement with Nuclear Blast was 2002's "Nothing". MESHUGGAH recently entered the studio to begin recording their much-anticipated new EP, tentatively due ...

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Former MORTA SKULD Members Complete Work On 9MM SOLUTION EP

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based 9MM SOLUTION, featuring ex-MORTA SKULD members Dave Gregor, Jason Hellman, Ed Wallner, and Hobbes Caltous, have released their new EP, entitled "The Trial". The six-song effort was produced by Chris Dujuricic (ORDER BY CHAOS, SOIL) and mastered by Trevor Sadler (NINE INCH NAILS). The track listing for "The Trial" is as follows: 01. ...

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PITBULL DAYCARE Looking For Video Extras

San Antonio, Texas-based PITBULL DAYCARE, featuring former NEUROTICA drummer Jason West, are looking for "100 extras" for their upcoming "Feel So Dead" video shoot. Award-winning director Paul Hough (Texas Film Festival Director's Choice 2003) and producer Geza Decsy ("The Backyard") are planning "an epic, never-done-or-seen-before horror scene which will include a breathtaking motorcycle stunt by ...

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ADRIFT: CANNIBAL CORPSE Side Project Completes Debut EP

ADRIFT, the hard rock side project of CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, have completed work on their debut EP at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida (GOD FORBID, MONSTROSITY, TRIVIUM) with CAPHARNAUM leader Jason Suecof at the board. Co-produced by Suecof and ADRIFT, the EP "showcases ADRIFT's unique sound and approach to accessible songwriting," according to ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Completes Work On Solo Album

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has completed work on his debut solo album, due later in the year through Sanctuary Records. "It's done!! The album is finished! The mixing is finished! It is done!!" Tommmy writes in a posting to his web site dated Feb. 20. "I take off for New York tomorrow morning ...

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Former DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT, BONHAM Members Team Up In THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS

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 Frankie Banali (W.A.S.P., ex-QUIET RIOT) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, will be performing at Paladino's (6101 Reseda Blvd.) in Tarzana, California on Friday, February ...

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MESHUGGAH Split With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have parted ways with bassist Gustaf Hielm and have replaced him with Dick Löwgren (ex-IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY). "I'm saddened that they don't want me in there anymore but this is the second time I'm asked to leave so I can handle it by now," Gustaf said in a ...

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SPASTIC INK To Release Sophomore Album In April

Acclaimed San Antonio, Texas-based prog/tech metal triumvirate SPASTIC INK, featuring guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek, bassist Pete Perez, and drummer Bobby Jarzombek, have signed a deal with Marquee Inc. for the release of their long-awaited sophomore album, "Ink Compatible". Marquee will handle Japan and most Southeast Asian territories while the rest of the world will be covered ...

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JASON NEWSTED's PAPA WHEELIE Project: More New Songs Posted Online

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, have posted two new tracks recorded at Newsted's The Chophouse studio in September 2003 and February 2004. The songs available for listening in streaming ...

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VEHEMENCE Set Release Date For 'Helping The World To See'

VEHEMENCE, the self-styled "chaotic melodic death metal" band from Phoenix, Arizona, have set an April 19 release date through Metal Blade Records for their sophomore album, "Helping The World To See". The follow-up to 2002's "God Was Created" was produced by Will Solares and VEHEMENCE at Open Primary Productions/DBD Studios in Maricopa, Arizona. Mixing duties ...

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MESHUGGAH Enter Studio To Record New EP

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have entered the studio to begin recording their much-anticipated new EP, tentatively due late spring through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann. The one-song disc, which will reportedly clock in at over 20 minutes, is being recorded at the Swedish studio jointly owned by ...

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UFO Set American Release Date For New Album

UFO have set a March 16 U.S. release date through SPV Records for their new album, "You Are Here". The CD will arrive in Europe one month earlier (February 16). The group's first effort to feature new guitarist Vinnie Moore, "You Are Here" (view cover here) was recorded near Hannover, Germany with producer ...

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