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TESLA Bassist: Don't Call Us A Glam Band

While TESLA may have toured with POISON at the close of the '80s, bassist Brian Wheat tells Newt Briggs of the Las Vegas Mercury that this certainly doesn't warrant comparison to the two bands musically. "We didn't write songs about fucking our old lady in the back of the car," he explained. "We might have ...

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DEATH ANGEL Working On Video For 'Thicker Than Blood'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL are currently working on a video for their new single, "Thicker Than Blood". "The shoot went AWESOME! It's going to be a killer video!" the band write. "Thicker Than Blood" comes off DEATH ANGEL's much-anticipated comeback album, "The Art of Dying", due in the U.S. on May ...

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THE RED CHORD Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Massachusetts metal/grind band THE RED CHORD has officially inked a deal with Metal Blade/Black Market Activities Records. The band plan to record their next full-length album, entitled "Clients", later this year. Commented THE RED CHORD vocalist Guy Kozowyk: "The Metal Blade offer was hands down the best all around deal we have received in the ...

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Former BUCKCHERRY Singer Gets Unplugged

Former BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd played an acoustic version of the solo track "Shine" during a recent appearance on the Detroit radio station WRIF. Listen to the performance and the accompanying interview with WRIF DJ Mike Staff at this location (Windows Media). As previously reported, Todd released his highly anticipated solo debut, "You ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, have announced more dates as part of their upcoming U.S. tour. Support at all shows will come will come from ZEKE, with DEICIDE added to the bill from April 6 onwards. The trek is shaping up as follows: Mar. 26 – Tallahassee, FL ...

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PSYCHOMANTHIUM: First Song Posted Online

PSYCHOMANTHIUM, the "old-school speed/thrash metal" band featuring vocalist Martin Missy from the cult German speed-thrashers PROTECTOR, Brian "Hobbs" Hobbie on bass (ex-INTERNAL BLEEDING, currently in CATASTROPHIC), plus Derek "Derekonomicon" Schilling on guitar and Ant Ichrist on drums (both from ARKHAM 13), have posted a "raw rehearsal" version of the track "Zombie Lake" at

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CINDERELLA Drummer Seeking Guitarists For Dance Project

Fred Coury of CINDERELLA is currently looking for two guitarists for an upcoming tour by his electro-dance project EFFCEE. Please send all packages (demo, photo and bio) to: Fred Coury c/o BCM 1155 N. Cienega Blvd. Suite 909 Los Angeles, CA. 90069 As previously reported, EFFCEE will be releasing their debut album, "Perfect", in May. ...

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Report: OZZY's Daughter, LIONEL's Girl Clash Over DEADSY Frontman

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne's eldest daughter Aimee has prompted Los Angeles police to launch an investigation into "The Simple Life" star Nicole Richie after claiming Richie is harassing her. The reclusive Osbourne has told cops that Richie, the daughter of soul star Lionel Richie, has been making harassing phone calls ...

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MNEMIC: European Festival Appearances Announced

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have lined up the following festival appearances during the coming months: Apr. 30 - Aarhus, DEN - Fee Metal Festival May 01 - Aalborg, DEN - Way Up North Festival Jun. 04 - Aarhus, DEN - Spot ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: 'Save Me' Video To Premiere On MTV2

DAMAGEPLAN's video for "Save Me" will receive its world premiere on March 27 as part of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball Tour" special. The clip was shot in early March with director Christoffer "Salzy" Salzgeber (SOULFLY, HALFORD, SNOT) and is described by DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman as "killer." DAMAGEPLAN, who made their live debut in Japan late ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Offer 'Slighty Amped Tour' On iTunes

According to the official Zakk Wylde fan site SDMFworldwide.com, Zakk Wylde and iTunes have teamed up to offer fans an opportunity to download music from the "Slightly Amped Tour", recorded in 2002 at Westwire Studios in Allentown, Pennsylvania. This tuned-downed acoustic, sometimes electric performance is a rarity and offers Zakk Wylde and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: 'The Anthology' Out Now

Sanctuary Records have just released a new DIAMOND HEAD compilation album, "Am I Evil? - The Anthology", a two-CD retrospective that covers the group's entire career, with all tracks having been remastered. "Am I Evil? - The Anthology" track listing: Disc 1: 01. Am I Evil? 02. Lightning To The Nation 03. The Prince 04. ...

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CINDERELLA Drummer Launches Dance Project

EFFCEE, the new dance project formed by CINDERELLA drummer Fred Coury, will be releasing their debut album, "Perfect", in May. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Digital World 02. Dance With You 03. Perfect 04. Gentle Devastation 05. Damaged Girl 06. Fake 07. Star 08. Worship You 09. Only Human ...

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ODIN GRANGE: RAGING SLAB And BACKDRAFT Members Join Forces

Formed out of the ashes of two of this world's premier purveyors of the boogie groove known to most folks as "southern rock" the new, trans-Atlantic group ODIN GRANGE (pronounced Oudinn Greyng) has announced its inception. The band features four Swedes previously known as BACKDRAFT Rob (guitar), Snejken (guitar), Mats (bass), Nick (drums) who released ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: Lineup Changes Suck

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site (as part of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail"): "Comrades, the emails have been pouring in and I'd like to thank you all very much for your words of support. Seriously, thank you so much. I read all the ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Guest Appearances, Guitar Seminars Announced

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman played lead guitar on one song on the upcoming album, "Monster", from the Japanese heavy rock band 03. The CD will be released on March 31 via Avex Records. In other news, Friedman will be appearing at The First World Guitar Congress, held June 2-9 in Baltimore, Maryland. Other guest ...

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DEATH ANGEL: San Francisco, Phoenix Dates Announced

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have been added to the TESTAMENT/SADUS bill on Saturday, March 27 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. In addition, the group's previously announced shows with FLOTSAM AND JETSAM at Chasers in Phoenix have been moved to April 9-10. As previously reported, DEATH ANGEL have set a ...

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