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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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QUARTZ: Anthology Details Revealed

Sanctuary Records will release an anthology double-CD set from Birmingham heavy metal band QUARTZ this spring. Disc one comprises the entire 1977 Tony Iommi-produced "Quartz" album, including tracks featuring Iommi on lead guitar and "Sugar Rain", where the SABBATH riffmeister donates a flute solo. Added are eight bonus 7" single b-sides and unreleased demo recordings ...

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Former CHIMAIRA, ERASE THE GREY Members Join Forces In SHENOAH

SHENOAH, the Cleveland-based band featuring former members of CHIMAIRA, ERASE THE GREY and RINGWORM, have made their entire EP, "Version 0.5", available for free download. Check it out here. SHENOAH was founded in the spring of 2003 by former CHIMAIRA guitarist/co-founder Jason Hager. Named after Hager's step-daughter's middle name, which is Native-American for ...

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JASON NEWSTED Offers 'Noisy And Beautiful' Preview Of THE SNATCH RACKET

THE SNATCH RACKET, a two-piece PAPA WHEELIE offshoot band featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) and drummer Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor), have posted two new tracks recorded in September 2003 at Newsted's The Chophouse studio. Commented Jason: "Noisy and beautiful...anything can happen...a must listen. Still in its earliest stages, this is just a ...

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DESTROYED BY ANGER Complete Work On New Demo

DESTROYED BY ANGER, the Long Island, New York-based band fronted by longtime SUFFOCATION manager and Vulture Entertainment owner Jason Fligman, have completed work on a brand new five-song demo. The CD was recorded by Joe Cinccota (bass player for CATASTROPHIC) at Full Force recording studio in New York. The band plan on shopping the new ...

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ABLOOM: More Dates Announced

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), have lined up the following dates during February/March: Feb. 13 - The Boardwalk - Sacramento, CA (w/ SUPERMODEL SUICIDE, SKYS OF FIRE) Feb. 20 – Static - Scottsdale, AZ (w/ BLDG5, PH8, DEMPSEY) Feb. ...

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Original NEUROTICA Drummer To Make Live Debut With New Band

G.J. Gosman, the original drummer for NEUROTICA (he played on all three albums and was replaced halfway through the third album by Jason West now of PITBULL DAYCARE), is making his live debut with his new band NEW CRASH POSITION on Friday, February 13 at Coyote's in Port Charlotte, Florida. Gosman has taken a three-year ...

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JASON NEWSTED Explores 'Hellish' New Sound With THE GOOD DEVILS

THE GOOD DEVILS, a power-trio consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, and Josh Wisenor on drums, have posted three new tracks recorded in November 2003 at Newsted's The Chophouse studio. Says Jason: "The DEVIL mixes multiple musical influences to forge a hellish sound." The ...

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BLAZE Finalize Track Listing For 'Blood And Belief'

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Blood and Belief", tentatively due in March through SPV Records. As previously reported, BLAZE utilized the services of former PITCHSHIFTER drummer Jason Bowld during the recording sessions for follow-up to 2002's "Tenth Dimension", which ...

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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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DROWNING POOL Announce New Singer, Audio Clip Posted Online

In a widely expected move, DROWNING POOL revealed during a "Headbanger's Ball" (MTV2) appearance Saturday night (Jan. 24) that they have recruited ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to fill the singer slot left vacant by the death of Dave Williams (as exclusively reported here back in June 2003). While Jones' ferocious singing-mixed-with-screaming ...

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DROWNING POOL To Announce New Singer On 'Headbanger's Ball'

DROWNING POOL are advising their fans to tune in to "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, January 24 at 10:00 p.m. for a "special announcement that you don't want to miss!" The Texan band are expected to reveal that they have recruited ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to fill the singer slot left vacant by the ...

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APPICE/BAIN/CAVAZO Supergroup To Collaborate With BONHAM Singer

The new band featuring drummer Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH, DIO), bassist Jimmy Bain (ex-DIO, RAINBOW) and guitarist Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) are scheduled to do some writing with vocalist Chas West (BONHAM) this week, an informed source has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. It is not presently clear if West will become a permanent member of this as-yet-unnamed ...

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UFO: New Album Samples Available For Download

UFO fan site Strangers In The Night has posted MP3 clips of all 12 tracks that are set to appear on the new UFO album, "You Are Here", due in Europe on February 16 through SPV Records (March in the U.S.). Check them out here. The group's first effort to feature new guitarist ...

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JASON NEWSTED's PAPA WHEELIE Project: 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 three new tracks recorded at Newsted's The Chophouse studio in October 2003. Commented Jason: "The noisiest metal on two wheels is alive ...

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JASON NEWSTED At NAMM: Photos Available

Chophouse Records has posted a bunch of photos of former METALLICA/current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted appearing at this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, Ca. on Saturday (January 17). Check them out here. As previously reported, Jason has officially joined the Honorary Board of Directors of Little Kids Rock, an innovative non-profit organization that ...

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GODHEAD Collaborate With Ex-EVANESCENCE Guitarist, Singer Sheds More Light On Break-Up Rumors

In spite of a recent false report on several Internet sites (including BLABBERMOUTH.NET) that GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller had decided to break up the band, GODHEAD are still together and are planning a U.S. tour in support of their current release on Reality Entertainment, "Evolver". In addition, they are writing material with former EVANESCENCE guitarist ...

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ABLOOM: More Live Dates Announced

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), have lined up the following dates during January/February: Jan. 28 - Velvet Jones - Santa Barbara, CA (w/ REVOLUTION SMILE) Feb. 20 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ Feb. 21 – Static - Scottsdale, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Inks Solo Deal With SANCTUARY

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has inked a solo deal with Sanctuary Records. The following is Tommy's official update on his web site regarding the making of his first solo album: "I have finally completed all of the recording for my first solo record. It has taken longer than anticipated, but it usually does. ...

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Singer: GODHEAD Did Not Split Up!

GODHEAD vocalist Jason Miller has issued a statement refuting the reports that the band have split up. An e-mail sent to The Official Godhead Club mailing list yesterday (January 14) from someone claiming to be Miller stated simply: "I am here to announce the end of GODHEAD. It has been a long road. ...

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