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MNEMIC To Guest On Danish TV Show

MNEMIC vocalist Michael Bøgballe and guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie will be interviewed on June 18 on the Danish national TV program DR2's "Musikprogrammet" regarding the group's appearance at this year's Roskilde Festival. For more information go to the "Musikprogrammet" web site. In other news, MNEMIC's Brian Rasmussen has "nailed the drums for 10 ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Members, WATCHTOWER Guitarist To Perform At WORLD GUITAR CONGRESS

SPASTIC INK/WATCHTOWER guitarist Ron Jarzombek is once again hooking up with fellow guitarist Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH, CACOPHONY) following last year's "Guitarevolution" tour. The MARTY FRIEDMAN solo band, also featuring bassist/vocalist Chris Catero (RAZER, ex-WARDOG) and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH, Y&T), will appear in concert at the "World Guitar Congress" on Tuesday June 8 in Baltimore, ...

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MNEMIC Enter Studio To Record New Album

Denmark's modern thrashers MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have entered AntFarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen to record their sophomore album. Working songtitles include "Deathbox", "The Silver Drop", "Overdose In The Hall Of Fame" and "Detonator". According to the band, the new material ...

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DOWNSET: 'Jumping Off' Video Posted Online

DOWNSET's video for the track "Jumping Off" has been posted online in Windows Media format at the following locations: 512K, 1000K. "Jumping Off" comes off the group's new album, "Universal", due on June 1 through the Seattle, Washington-based label Hawino Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Check Your People" (Epitaph) was produced ...

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M3 To Film U.K. Concert For Upcoming DVD

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), will be filming their June 12 performance at Burnley Mechanics in Burnley, ...

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QUEEN Guitarist Featured On 'Spider-Man 2' Soundtrack

QUEEN guitarist Brian May is featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming "Spider-Man 2", according to Launch Radio Networks. He plays on a song called "Someone To Die For", which was written and sung by Jimmy Gnecco of the band THE OURS. The initial plan was for the song to appear on the album and ...

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ALICE COOPER To Guest On 'The Best Damn Sports Show'

Alice Cooper will be interviewed on the "The Best Damn Sports Show" this Thursday, May 27 on Fox Sports channel by Tom Arnold, John Salley, Chris Rose and Brian Bosworth. Known to be an avid golfer, Alice is no stranger to the sports world and catching up on all of the latest sporting news with ...

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HELIX: 30th Anniversary CD, Concert Scheduled For July

According to a posting on the HELIX web site, EMI/Capitol Records will be issuing a compilation album, entitled "Rocking You For 30 Years", to coincide with the band's upcoming anniversary show on Saturday, July 17 at the Sanderson Centre in Brantford, Ontario. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Running Wild ...

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DEATH & TAXES To Release Debut Album In July

Los Angeles-based melodic hard rock band DEATH & TAXES will be releasing their debut CD, "Inevitable", in late July through Dead Moose Records. The follow-up to the band's four-song EP that was released in June 2003 was mixed at LAfx Studios in Burbank, Ca. with Uly Noriega at the controls and will be mastered by ...

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DOWNSET Tour Postponed

Los Angeles, California's DOWNSET have reportedly postponed their previously announced mini-tour due to the worsening health of vocalist Rey Orepeza's mother. The affected dates are as follows: May 21 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland May 23 - Portland, OR @ Roseland May 24 - Boise, ID @ The Venue May 25 - Salt Lake City, ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Perform At San Francisco In-Store

DEATH ANGEL will perform live at Tower Records (corner of Bay and Columbus Street) in San Francisco on Sunday, June 6 at 3:00 p.m. This will be a free event for the fans. The band will then have an autograph signing session following the performance. More than 100 live photos of DEATH ANGEL, taken at ...

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DOWNSET To Headline Shows Before PROJEKT REVOLUTION Tour

Los Angeles, California's DOWNSET will embark a mini-tour before joining up with the Projekt Revolution tour in July. Joining DOWNSET will be HEMLOCK and DROWN MARY. The tour will kick off May 21 in Seattle, WA. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 21 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland May 23 - Portland, OR ...

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DOWNSET Confirmed For PROJEKT REVOLUTION Tour

Los Angeles, California's DOWNSET have been confirmed for the second stage on this year's Projekt Revolution tour, featuring headliners LINKIN PARK alongside KORN, SNOOP DOGG, THE USED and LESS THAN JAKE. The Projekt Revolution tour will kick off July 23 in Cincinnati and hit 32 North American stops this summer. Last year the tour featured ...

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INTO THE MOAT Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida's INTO THE MOAT have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The quintet, who are described as "a technical metalcore band with elements of grind, death metal, and tech," have almost completed the songwriting process for their new album, which they plan on recording in August. A late 2004/early 2005 release is ...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer Issues Update

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following update on his official web site: "First of all, Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) contacted me a couple of days ago to let me know that the NON-HUMAN LEVEL record is complete. That's right, all the songs are written and ready to go. There will ...

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LOSA Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Dallas-based metalcore outfit LOSA have officially signed with Metal Blade Records. The band are currently focusing on writing material for their new album and will be taking a break from playing live shows to focus all of their time and energy on writing the best album possible. However, LOSA might book a show or two ...

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Former BUCKCHERRY Singer To Open For THE WHO In Japan

Former BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd will be opening for THE WHO at two Japanese festival dates in late July. Todd will be warming up for Roger Daltrey and Co. on Saturday, July 24 at the Yokohama Festival and on Sunday, July 25 at the Osaka Festival. Todd released his solo debut, "You Made Me", in ...

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KIX: FUNNY MONEY Bassist To Join Band For Reunion Tour

Former KIX frontman Steve Whiteman has announced that the rumored "4/5ths Of KIX" reunion dates will happen in September. The original KIX line-up of Steve, guitarists Ronnie Younkins and Brian "Damage" Forsythe and drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant will join together for the shows without original bassist Donnie Purnell. Steve and his KIX bandmate Jimmy Chalfant's ...

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CRYPTOPSY Drummer To Play With GHOULUNATICS

CRYPTOPSY's Flo Mounier will be filling in on drums for GHOULUNATICS' upcoming CD-launch parties in Montreal and Princeville, on May 15 and 22, respectively. "Flo, a longtime friend of the band, is helping us out despite an already heavy schedule," the band write in a statement. "We would like to thank him for helping us ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Guest On 107.7 THE BONE

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will be appearing on 107.7 The Bone's "Metal Zone" with Billy Steel this Friday night (April 30) between 9:00 p.m. and midnight PST. DEATH ANGEL will be talking about their upcoming CD, "The Art of Dying", and will be premiering several cuts off the album. Listen to ...

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METALLICA: 'Frantic' Video Honored With PRISM Award

METALLICA's "Frantic" was honored with the "Music Video" award at the eighth annual Prism Awards, presented for accurate portrayals of drug, alcohol and tobacco use within entertainment programming. The awards were presented Thursday night (April 29) at the Hollywood Palladium by the Entertainment Industries Council Inc. in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and ...

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