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JEFF PILSON: New DIO Album Is 'Phenomenal'

Bassist Jeff Pilson has issued the following update regarding the forthcoming DIO album, tentatively due in July through Sanctuary Records in the U.S. and SPV Records in Europe: "The DIO record went extremely well — Simon [Wright] and I finished our parts last week. What kick-ass bass and drum sounds — I'm so pleased. Can't ...

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THINE EYES BLEED Begin Recording Debut Album

THINE EYES BLEED, the new metal band featuring former KITTIE tour guitarist Jeff Phillips, are in the process of recording their debut album at Metalworks Studios in Ontario, Canada. The group — which also features vocalist Justin Wolfe and bassist Luke Husband of the band ACACIA, and guitarist Dave Newell and drummer Darryl Stephens — ...

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ADRIFT: First Shows Announced

ADRIFT, the hard rock project featuring CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, have lined up the following shows during May: May 22 – Ybor City, FL @ Masquerade May 27 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A-Go-Go Also appearing at the Ybor City show will be MR. BELLA, COLETTA and ALLELE. The West Hollywood concert is ...

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KITTIE Announce New Second Guitarist

Canadian metallers KITTIE have recruited guitarist Lisa Marx, formerly of the Seattle hardcore band TO SEE YOU BROKEN, to join the group permanently as a second guitarist. "Lisa brings a wide-eyed excitement that really shows this is all she has ever wanted to do," said vocalist/guitarist Morgan Lander. "She has been playing piano and guitar ...

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Bassist RUDY SARZO Joins DIO

Bassist Rudy Sarzo has officially joined DIO as the group's new bassist. Rudy is known for his work in QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE and OZZY OSBOURNE, and most recently, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. Rudy joins the band in time for DIO's European tour, which begins July 16 in Moscow. "Thanks to Jeff Pilson [ex-DOKKEN] for stepping in to ...

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ADRIFT: Video Posted Online

ADRIFT, the hard rock project featuring CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, have completed work on their video for the track "Empty Dreams". Shot on professional DV, and directed and edited by Gary Schutt (of Jeff Scott Soto fame), the clip is a social commentary on "picking up the pieces of a shattered life and moving ...

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KELLY KEELING Checks In From The Road

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM), who is currently touring the U.S. as part of guitarist George Lynch's (ex-DOKKEN) solo band, has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, as usual, so much to say and no time. Our tour bus ...

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ILLDISPOSED Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

Danish death metal veterans ILLDISPOSED are the latest act confirmed for the Party.San Open Air Festival, set to take place Aug. 12-14 in Bad Berka, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): CARPATHIAN FOREST CRYPTIC WINTERMOON DARK FUNERAL DISFEAR DISMEMBER ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM GOLEM ...

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MEGADETH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed the track listing for the group's new CD, tentatively due later in the year through Sanctuary Records. It is as follows: 01. Blackmail The Universe 02. Shadow Of Death 03. My Kingdom 04. Of Mice And Men 05. Truth Be Told 06. The Scorpion 07. Kick The Chair 08. ...

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Former MORTIFICATION Guitarist Launches Instrumental Solo Project

Former MORTIFICATION guitarist Jeff Lewis is currently working a solo project which he describes as "instrumental metal with a constant heaviness throughout." Compared to his "Abolishment of Hate Demo 2001", the new material is "a little more tasteful" and "more shred-orientated," according to Jeff, who is based in Canada. Samples of Lewis' recent recordings, as ...

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POSSESSED Tribute Album: U.S. Release Date Confirmed

Candlelight Records has set May 18 as the U.S. release date for the POSSESSED tribute album, entitled "Tribute To Possessed... Seven Gates of Horror". The mid-priced recording features selections from CANNIBAL CORPSE, AMON AMARTH, VADER and many other metal notables. Included on the CD is an appearance by POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra as a special ...

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WAR & PEACE Confirmed For England's Z ROCK 2004

WAR & PEACE, the band featuring current DIO/former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, have been confirmed to appear at Z Rock 2004 on September 19 in Liverpool, England. This will be the group's first-ever appearance on a European stage. Tickets will go on sale April 19 and will be priced at £20 each (booking fee will ...

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D.R.I. Guitarist Produces New EARTH A.D. Album

D.R.I. guitarist/founder Spike Cassidy has produced the second release from the Oklahoma-based EARTH A.D., titled "Death Toll". The CD includes a guest appearance from former N.O.T.A. guitarist/vocalist Jeff Klein playing rhythm guitar on a cover of MOTÖRHEAD's "Iron Fist". A summer release through Evil Owl Records is expected. In other D.R.I.-related news, the band have ...

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JEFF PILSON: New DIO Songs Are 'Brilliant'

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following message on his official web site: "I will be playing on the new DIO record, and I'm really looking forward to it. I've heard 9 songs and I must say it's brilliant! Ronnie and Craig (Goldy) have done a beyond amazing job of writing on this ...

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BLINDED BY FEAR Enter Studio To Record First Demo

BLINDED BY FEAR, the new Danish band featuring former members of IRONFIRE, will enter the studio later this week to begin recording their first demo, entitled "Enroute to Pain". The recordings will take place at Nifelheim studios with producer Søren Jensen and will consist of five songs. The tracks expected to appear on the demo ...

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JEFF PILSON: No Plans To Tour With DIO This Summer

Bassist Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN) has confirmed that he will not be available to tour with DIO this summer due to the fact that his wife Ravinder is expecting the couple's first child in July. As previously reported, Pilson will be rejoining DIO in the studio next month for the recording of the group's new album, ...

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THINE EYES BLEED: KITTIE Touring Guitarist To Enter Studio Next Month

THINE EYES BLEED, the London, Ontario-based band featuring KITTIE touring guitarist Jeff Phillips, are scheduled to begin recording next month for KITTIE-owned label Kiss of Infamy, KITTIE manager Dave Lander told the London Free Press. The group's musical style is being described "brutal and extreme," with AT THE GATES with MASTODON being mentioned as possible ...

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ADRIFT Complete Principal Photography For Video

ADRIFT, the hard rock project featuring Jack Owen of CANNIBAL CORPSE, has finished two grueling days of photography for their video for the song "Empty Dreams". Shot in various locations by Gary Schutt of JEFF SCOTT SOTO fame and Paul Bigotti of Savage Armadillo Productions ("Web of Darkness", "Unearthed"), the clip, shot on professional digital ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Forever Wild' DVD Details Revealed

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has uploaded the cover image for his upcoming DVD, "Forever Wild", at his official web site. Check it out here. As previously reported, "Forever Wild" is scheduled for release on June 1 through Eagle Vision Entertainment. The complete track listing for the disc is as follows: Main ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New Demo Song Available For Download

Reunited hard rockers LEATHERWOLF, now featuring singer Jeff Martin (RACER X), have uploaded a demo version of the new track "Burned" at this location. "Burned" comes off the group's recently recorded three-track demo, which contains what the group claim are "the most powerful and progressive LEATHERWOLF songs ever written! Very heavy!" LEATHERWOLF are ...

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FEINSTEIN: Former THE RODS Frontman To Release New CD In April

FEINSTEIN, the new band featuring former THE RODS frontman/ELF guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein and ROYAL HUNT singer John West, have set an April 19 European release date through MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music for their debut album, "Third Wish". A U.S. release is expected in June. FEINSTEIN's current lineup is completed by Bob Twining (keyboards), Jeff ...

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