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PSI.KORE: Mass Member Exodus Leaves Band Future In Doubt

Bassist Meredith Webster, guitarist Aaron Bilbija and drummer Matt Lamb have quit Sydney, Australia's PSI.KORE, leaving singer Chuck Lamb as the sole remaining member of the group. It is presently unclear if Chuck will attempt to resurrect the band with an all-new line-up or if he will move on to other ventures. The former members, ...

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Bassist BILLY MORRISON Quits THE CULT

Bassist Billy Morrison has officially left THE CULT. "It's official," Morrison stated via his web site. "I will not be playing in THE CULT anymore. I had a great time last year, and feel privileged to have had the opportunity to be a part of that band's long history. I move on now, and plan ...

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JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK To Self-Finance Recording Of Debut Album

Germany's JCS (JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK), who feature in their ranks former DESTRUCTION members Sven Vormann (drums), Michael "Ano" Piranio (guitar, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY) and Thomas Rosenmerkel (vocals, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY), along with DRYROT guitarist Micheal Gerstlauer, and NECRONOMICON/EPHEMERA'S PARTY bassist Bernhard "Erna" Matt, are contemplating the possibility of self-financing the recording of the ...

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KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE Ink Deals With METAL BLADE, MASSACRE

KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE are on the verge of signing new record deals with Metal Blade Records and Massacre Records for the North American and European territories, respectively. Licensing deals for Japan, Australia, and South America are still pending. In an official statement posted at KING DIAMOND/MERCYFUL FATE's official web site, King Diamond (the ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: PAUL HUGE Out, PSYCHEDELIC FURS Axeman In

GUNS N' ROSES have replaced guitarist Paul Huge (a.k.a. Paul Tobias) with ex-LOVE SPIT LOVE/PSYCHEDELIC FURS axeman Richard Fortus, according to Allstar. A press release confirming GNR's just-announced London Arena show fails to mention Huge, and instead lists Fortus' name as a third guitarist. Sources close to the FURS have reportedly confirmed that he has ...

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VISION OF DISORDER Guitarist Looking For Singer

V.O.D. (VISION OF DISORDER) guitarist Matt Baumbach has placed the following ad in the Musicians Looking for Musicians section at subCreate.com: "V.O.D. guitarist needs singer… Hi, I'm looking for a singer to perform on songs that are already written. All u need is a kick-ass rock voice ala STP, STONES, SKYNYRD, Cobain, Cornell. ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Trio Form Band Together?

GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Matt Sorum (drums) have reportedly been rehearsing, and are trying quite hard to get former GNR guitarist Izzy Stradlin back in the mix with the hopes of possibly touring together, according to Allstar. However, contrary to previous reports, BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd won't be the ...

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SUPERMASSIV Announce Hometown Gig

SUPERMASSIV, the new band formed by ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, guitarist Rob Hudson, and former URANIUM 235 members Matt Brown (guitar) and Billy Kelly (vocals), have lined up a gig at L'Amour in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, July 27th. Also appearing on the bill will be FENIXDOWN, THE ELECTRIK SHOES, ...

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VISION OF DISORDER's DRAG: More Details Revealed

More information has surfaced about the recently-recorded debut demo from DRAG, the new band featuring VISION OF DISORDER guitarist Matt Baumbach and vocalist Tim Williams. The tape, which was recorded and mixed by current SEBASTIAN BACH/former ANTHRAX guitarist Paul Crook and ex-NUCLEAR ASSAULT bassist Scott Metaxas at Wayne Manor studios in Neshanic, New Jersey, actually ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members To Appear In THE STROKES Video

Former GUNS 'N ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Matt Sorum (drums) will appear in the next video by THE STROKES, according to Launch. The clip, for the song "Someday", is being directed by Roman Coppola, son of famed film director Francis Ford Coppola. Also rumored to appear in the video are members ...

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VISION OF DISORDER: Another Side Project Unveiled

Further to the item posted here yesterday, VISION OF DISORDER guitarist Matt Baumbach and vocalist Tim Williams are hard at work on yet another project, dubbed DRAG, with which they recently completed recording a five-song demo for shopping purposes. Among the song titles included on the tape are "Round and Round", "Evolution", and ...

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MURDERDOLLS Track Listing Unveiled

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have finalized the track listing for their debut album, entitled Beyond The Valley of The Murderdolls. It ...

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JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK Confirmed For Germany's METALFORCES Festival

Germany's JCS (JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK), who feature in their ranks former DESTRUCTION members Sven Vormann (drums), Michael "Ano" Piranio (guitar, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY) and Thomas Rosenmerkel (vocals, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY), along with DRYROT guitarist Micheal Gerstlauer, and NECRONOMICON/EPHEMERA'S PARTY bassist Bernhard "Erna" Matt, will perform live at the Metalforces Festival, which is scheduled ...

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Former IMPELLITTERI Frontman Wins Orlando Metal Award

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock won the Orlando Metal Award for Best Metal Vocalist of the year in a ceremony that took place on May 17th and May 24th at the Fairbanks Inn in Winter Park, Florida. Other winners include LUNATIC CANDY KREEP (Best Metal Band), NOIR (Best Live Metal Performance), TRIVIUM's Matt (Best Metal ...

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Former DESTRUCTION Members Launch New Band, Web Site

Germany's JCS (JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK), who feature in their ranks former DESTRUCTION members Sven Vormann (drums), Michael "Ano" Piranio (guitar, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY) and Thomas Rosenmerkel (vocals, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY), along with DRYROT guitarist Micheal Gerstlauer, and NECRONOMICON/EPHEMERA'S PARTY bassist Bernhard "Erna" Matt, have launched their official web site at this ...

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GARBAGE Drummer Gets Sidelined Once Again

GARBAGE drummer Butch Vig has again been sidelined for a number of dates on the band's current tour due to "an acute inner ear infection causing painful sensitivity to sound," according to the band's official web site. Session drummer Matt Chamberlain (i.e. FIONA APPLE, TORI AMOS) will be filling in for him until he recovers. ...

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THE BLUEPRINT Launch Official Web Site

THE BLUEPRINT, the Nottingham, UK-based group consisting of former PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Matt Grundy, ex-EARTHTONE9 singer Karl Middleton, PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden, CONSUMED guitarist Will Burchell and CONSUMED drummer Chris Billam, have launched their official web site at this location. ...

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SLIPKNOT To Issue New Single In July

SLIPKNOT's forthcoming UK single, "My Plague (New Abuse Mix)", will be released on July 8th. The full track listing for it is as follows: 01. My Plague (New Abuse Mix) 02. The Heretic Anthem (live) 03. (sic) (live) 04. My Plague (New Abuse Mix) (video) The two live tracks were recorded on January 22nd, 2002 ...

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JOE SATRIANI European Dates Announced

JOE SATRIANI will release his new studio album, entitled Strange Beautiful Music, on June 25th through Epic Records. Guests on the album include Robert Fripp, Matt Bissonette and Jeff Campitelli. Tracks include: "Chords Of Life", "You Saved My Life" and "Sleep Walk". Following the release, JOE's Beautiful Summer Tour will begin in Europe during July, ...

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ISIS Complete Work On "Oceanic"

Boston's ISIS have finished recording their Ipecac Records debut, entitled Oceanic, with producer Matt Bayles (i.e. MASTODON, BURNT BY THE SUN). The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. The Beginning and the End 02. The Other 03. False Light 04. Carry 05. Maritime 06. Weight 07. From Sinking 08. Hymn Oceanic ...

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SUPERMASSIV MP3 Samples Posted Online

SUPERMASSIV, the new band formed by ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, guitarist Rob Hudson, and former URANIUM 235 members Matt Brown (guitar) and Billy Kelly (vocals), have posted MP3 samples of all six tracks from their current Resurrection EP at this location. The songs featured are as follows: 01. Fake ...

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PITCHSHIFTER/EARTHTONE9 Project To Play Debut Gig

THE BLUEPRINT, a Nottingham, UK-based group consiting of former PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Matt Grundy, ex-EARTHTONE9 singer Karl Middleton, PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden, CONSUMED guitarist Will Burchell and CONSUMED drummer Chris Billam, will play their first-ever gig at the Derby Victoria Inn on June 4th. Also appearing will be DEAD INSIDE, BEECHER and THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND. THE ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Issue "Strange Beautiful Music" In June

JOE SATRIANI will release his new studio album, entitled Strange Beautiful Music, on June 25th through Epic Records. Guests on the album include Robert Fripp, Matt Bissonette and Jeff Campitelli. Tracks include: "Chords Of Life", "You Saved My Life" and "Sleep Walk". Regarding the release, SATRIANI recently stated: "I was looking to do something that ...

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DC4 Lens First Video From Debut CD

Los Angeles-based DC4, featuring ARMORED SAINT guitarist Jeff Duncan, shot a video for the track "Playing House", from the band's Rising Sun/Zomba release Volume 1, on Saturday, May 4th at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California. It was produced by Church Of Duncan Productions and directed by Marcus Martinez and Matt Duncan. Volume 1 was released ...

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