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BLAZE Guitarist Discusses Upcoming CD

BLAZE guitarist Steve Wray has posted the following message to the band's official discussion forum: " [BLAZE's forthcoming third album] 'Blood & Belief' is a 10-track album which at this point certainly seems to have a theme or feel if you like. It's not a concept album. If anything this album is all about honesty ...

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MARK MOOTS Quits DECEMBER

DECEMBER vocalist guitarist Mark Moots has left DECEMBER after 10 years with the group. Moots, who performed his last show with DECEMBER on December 28 in Reno, Nevada, has helped to redefine extreme music several times, most notably with 2002's mind- and bone-crushing Earache Rec debut "The Lament Configuration". Drummer Jason Thomas, guitarist Julian Peach, ...

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ABLOOM: New Music Posted Online

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), have posted two new tracks in MP3 format at their official web site. The songs, "January 2nd" and "What You Came For", will be available for download for one day only. ABLOOM's ...

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'LED ZEPPELIN DVD' Sales In The U.S. Pass Half-Million Mark

LED ZEPPELIN's double-disc DVD, entitled simply "Led Zeppelin DVD", has sold 525,000 copies so far this year in the U.S., according to the New York Times. Released in May by Atlantic Records, "Led Zeppelin DVD" achieved by far the highest-ever first-week and single-week sales for a music DVD, its 120,000 SoundScan figure doubling the previous ...

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Taiwan's CHTHONIC To Perform In Front Of President's Hall

Taiwanese metal band CHTHONIC will finish out a momentous year in their career with two more extraordinary events: playing the annual New Year's Eve concert in front of President's Hall and the release of the band's Mandarin theme for the 21st Century Fox Taiwan release of "Freddy vs. Jason". CHTHONIC will play with New Year's ...

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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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BLAZE Name New Album

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have set "Blood and Belief" as the title of their third studio album, tentatively due in March 2004 through SPV Records. The group, who finished recording the CD on December 20, performed the album's projected title track Saturday night (December 27) at the ...

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UFO: New Album Artwork Posted Online

UFO have posted the cover art for their new album, "You Are Here", at this location. The group's first effort to feature new guitarist Vinnie Moore, "You Are Here" was recorded near Hannover, Germany with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, VICTORY, ELEGY, ARK, TEN) and is due in Europe on February 16, 2004 ...

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NIKKI SIXX Defends MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Glam' Era

Jason Ferguson of Orlando Weekly recently spoke with MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx about the band's first of three four-CD box sets, "Music to Crash Your Car To, Volume 1". Ferguson told Sixx that his "14-year-old self" crossed the band off his cool list in 1985, having determined they had turned into complete sellout pussies. ...

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BLAZE: Video Diary Posted Online

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have posted a three-minute video update from the recording sessions for the group's third full-length album, tentatively due in March 2004 through SPV Records. Check it out here (Windows Media). As previously reported, BLAZE are utilizing the services of former PITCHSHIFTER ...

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GODHEAD: Acoustic Shows Announced

GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller and lead guitarist Mike Miller will be playing two acoustic shows on Saturday, January 10 at Highland Grounds in Hollywood, California. There will be an early show at 8:00 p.m. and a late show at 10:00 p.m. Both shows are all ages. Advance tickets are available online only for $8 at ...

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MONSTROSITY's 'Rise To Power' To Receive European Release

Metal Blade Records Europe has signed a licensing deal with Conquest Music Inc. for the European release of the fourth MONSTROSITY album, "Rise To Power". "MONSTROSITY stands for classical American death metal," a spokesperson for Metal Blade said in a statement. "They are a band that always delivered quality and never disappointed their fans. We ...

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GODHEAD Frontman To Perform At Charity Event

GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller will be performing two songs with Reeves Gabrels (DAVID BOWIE, THE CURE) at Tangier in Los Filez, California Wednesday night (Dec. 10). This is a charity event for "The Crib", a transitional home for young mothers. Jason will take the stage at approximately 10:00 p.m. Tangier is located at 2138 Hillhurst ...

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Former SOULFLY Members To Support ADEMA

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), will support ADEMA at four shows on the West Coast beginning on December 16. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 16 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ (w/ ADEMA) Dec. 17 - Galaxy Theatre ...

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JASON NEWSTED Comments On OZZY Departure

Former METALLICA/current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has issued the following statement regarding his recent departure from OZZY OSBOURNE's band: "I would like to thank the Osbournes for including VOIVOD in their tours this year. I am honored to have had the privilege to share the stage with Ozzy, [guitarist] Zakk [Wylde] and [drummer] ...

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Former PITCHSHIFTER Drummer To Appear On New BLAZE CD

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, are utilizing the services of former PITCHSHIFTER drummer Jason Bowld during the recording sessions for their third full-length album, which are taking place at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire together with producer Andy Sneap. Also recording with the group is bassist Wayne Banks (SABBAT, ...

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ABLOOM Announce Hollywood Gig

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), will be performing at The Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on December 23. ABLOOM's current lineup is rounded out by guitarist Levon Sultanian and vocalist Jason Radford (both of ONESIDEZERO). The ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR To Open For REVIS In South Carolina

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), have been "selected by a Epic Records representative" to open for REVIS on December 5 at Ground Zero in Spartanburg, South Carolina, according to a post on the group's web site. Upcoming SHAITAN MAZAR tour dates: Dec. 05 ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Bassist Gets 'Lynched'

LIZZY BORDEN/LEGACY bassist Marten Andersson will be joining DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB guitarist George Lynch on his upcoming U.S. tour. "Marten feels very honored and privileged to get this opportunity to join George on his tour, it will be a great time!" reads a post on Andersson's web site. Confirmed dates: Dec. 04 - Palo Alto, CA ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Announces More Solo Dates

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has announced the following solo dates during December: Dec. 07 - New York, NY @ Pianos (w/ Angela McClusky) Dec. 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lava Lounge (benefit show) As previously reported, Stinson's as-yet-untitled solo album was recorded primarily over two months in a studio owned by friend ...

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GODHEAD: Original Drummer Rejoins The Fold

GODHEAD have been rejoined by original drummer James O'Connor following the departure of ex-STATIC-X skinsman Ken Jay. The band were forced to cancel a European tour due to Ken's illness. Now Ken has made the departure definite and permanent, so the band have been looking for a replacement. According to frontman Jason Miller, "We all ...

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ZAKK WYLDE's Bullseye Guitar To Be Auctioned Off For Charity

Zakk Wylde's Bullseye guitar is currently being auctioned off on eBay, with proceeds going to help victims of the Rhode Island nightclub fire. The auction will last until December 20. The guitar was originally raffled by Daddy's Junky Music in Warwick, Rhode Island and raised over $6,400, which was donated to the fund. The "Doc" ...

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BLOOD OF TYRANTS Label Imprint Announced

Early 2004 will see the formation of a new exclusively metal label, Blood of Tyrants, formed as an imprint of seminal Indianapolis-based punk/hardcore label Happy Couples Never Last Records. "I have just passed up too many killer releases that I desperately wanted to do but didn't think that they were logical or appropriate for the ...

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ADRIFT To Record Debut EP

ADRIFT, the new "emotive, aggro hard-rock" band featuring CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen and ex-EPITAPH/RESURRECTION drummer Kevin Astl, will enter AudioHammer Studios (SUMMON, BURNING INSIDE, CONTROL DENIED, GOD FORBID, MONSTROSITY, TRIVIUM) in Sanford, Florida next week to begin recording their debut EP, tentatively due early next year. Jason Suecof (CAPHARNAUM) will be producing the CD, ...

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