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SKID ROW: Music For Adrenaline Junkies

SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan has reportedly contributed music to the upcoming Speed Channel special "High Bank Heroes- Two Wheeled Warriors", airing on March 3 at 9:00 p.m. EST. In addition, music from SKID ROW's latest CD, "Thickskin" is featured in the 2004 Winter X-Games show "Slammed", which is scheduled to air on February 22 ...

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INFINITED HATE Sign With DISPLEASED RECORDS

Dutch "extreme death metal" act INFINITED HATE, featuring members of SINISTER and HOUWITSER, have inked a two-album deal with Displeased Records. The group will enter AM studios in Gouda, Holland shortly with producer Andre van de Ree to record their full-length debut, "Revel In Bloodshed", due later in the year. Artwork for the forthcoming album ...

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OCCULT Sign With KARMAGEDDON MEDIA

Dutch thrashers OCCULT have inked a deal with Karmageddon Media for the release of their fifth studio album, "Elegy For The Weak", due in early March. A U.S. release through Candlelight Records is expected a short time after the European release. The follow-up to 2001's "Rage To Revenge" was produced by Andy Classen at Stage ...

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GOD FORBID Prepare To Release New Album

The New Jersey quintet GOD FORBID have just released a new low-priced EP entitled "Better Days". The EP features the new track, "Better Days" from the group's highly anticipated new effort, "Gone Forever", along with an exclusive new song only available on this disc. The set also contains a demo version of "Wicked", which appeared ...

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GOD FORBID Get 'Heavier And More Melodic' On Upcoming CD

The New Jersey-based quintet GOD FORBID have completed work on their new album, "Gone Forever", tentatively due in March 2004 through Century Media Records. "Gone Forever" was recorded at Trax East Studios by Eric Rachel (ATREYU, E.TOWN CONCRETE, EVERY TIME I DIE) and was mixed by acclaimed producer Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, CHIMAIRA, FEAR FACTORY). ...

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Former PITCHSHIFTER Frontman To Tour With PIGFACE

Former PITCHSHIFTER frontman J.S. Clayden will be touring with PIGFACE as part of their upcoming "United II" tour. The trek, which kicks off on November 5 in West Dundee, Illinois, will see Clayden joined by PIGFACE mainman Martin Atkins, Seibold (HATE DEPT.), and En Esch (SLICK IDIOT, ex-KMFDM). Other bands appearing on the bill are ...

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GOD FORBID To Support MUSHROOMHEAD

New Jersey thrash quintet GOD FORBID will be main support on the following MUSHROOMHEAD dates: Oct. 29 - St. Louis, MO @ Pops Oct. 30 - TBA Oct. 31 - Cleveland, OH @ The Phantasy Nov. 01 - Cleveland, OH @ The Phantasy Nov. 02 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room Nov. 03 - ...

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SKID ROW To Support DEF LEPPARD In Germany

SKID ROW will be supporting DEF LEPPARD on the German/Swiss leg of their European tour in November. The group will then head off to the U.K. to do some headlining dates. The jaunt will mark SKID ROW's first trip to Europe in over seven years. Says bassist Rachel Bolan, "It's gonna be a blast being ...

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GOD FORBID To Tour East Coast with E.TOWN CONCRETE

New Jersey thrash quintet GOD FORBID will join fellow hometown heroes E.TOWN CONCRETE for a three-week East Coast tour beginning in early October. This will mark the first time that both famed Jersey acts have united for any shows outside of their immediate area. The group are currently wrapping up the highly successful "Bitter, Broken, ...

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GOD FORBID Finish Recording New Album

New Jersey quintet GOD FORBID have completed the recording process for their highly anticipated third full-length album. The new offering, "Gone Forever", was recorded at Trax East Studios by Eric Rachel (ATREYU, A LIFE ONCE LOST) and is currently set for an early 2004 release through Century Media Records. The album will be mastered by ...

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SINISTER Shuffle Bandmembers, Launch Side Project

Long-running Dutch death metallers SINISTER have parted ways with guitarist Pascal Grevinga and bassist Alex. Ron van de Polder, who was involved in the songwriting process for 1992's "Cross The Styx" and this year's "Savage Or Grace", has been named the group's permanent guitarist. Polder, singer Rachel Heyzer and drummer Aad Kloosterwaard have already started ...

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GOD FORBID To Re-Release Out-Of-Print Debut

New Jersey's GOD FORBID will be re-releasing their debut full-length album, "Reject The Sickness", on their own label, PR Records. This blistering effort has been out of print for some time and will be available in about a month at shows, online, and at indie metal and hardcore stores. The group are currently wrapping up ...

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GOD FORBID To Enter Studio This Week

GOD FORBID will enter Trax East Studios this week with producer Eric Rachel (ATREYU, NORA) to record their eagerly anticipated new full-length album. Look for an EP, entitled "Gone Forever", to surface in late August that will feature some new studio tracks. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed "Determination" is due to be mixed by ...

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GOD FORBID, ATREYU, DARKEST HOUR: Tour Dates Announced

New Jersey's metal titans GOD FORBID will embark on a full U.S. tour with ATREYU, DARKEST HOUR and UNDEROATH beginning August 7 in Los Angeles. The trek will cover the entire country and wrap up in San Diego in mid-September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 07 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA Aug. 08 ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Rules Out Reunion With SEBASTIAN BACH

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has ruled out the possibility of the group ever getting back together with former singer Sebastian Bach for a new album and reunion tour. "I will chose to maintain our integrity and happiness over any dollar amount anytime," he said in a new interview posted at SkidRow.net. "And believe ...

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EXODUS's GARY HOLT: New Album Sounds 'Crushing'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are continuing work on their new album, "Tempo Of The Damned", at Tsunami studios in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap (SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, MACHINE HEAD). "All rhythm tracks are done, [bassist] Jack [Gibson]'s laying down the thunder on 'Culling the Herd' right now," guitarist Gary Holt ...

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EXODUS: 'Tempo Of The Damned' Details Revealed

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have revealed the tentative track listing for their forthcoming studio album, "Tempo Of The Damned", due before the end of the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. The long-awaited follow-up to 1992's "Force Of Habit", which is being recorded at Prairie Sun and Tsunami studios in Northern California with ...

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GOD FORBID Cover GUNS N' ROSES For Upcoming Tribute CD

New Jersey's GOD FORBID have just finished recording a blistering rendition of the GUNS N' ROSES classic "Out Ta Get Me" with producer Chris Pearce. The track will be included on the upcoming tribute disc through Law of Inertia Records that features some of today's best metal/hardcore acts including DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, UNEARTH, EVERYTIME I ...

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SKID ROW To Release 'Thickskin' In July

SKID ROW have set a July 22 release date through Skid Row Records for their new album, "Thickskin". " 'Thickskin' has been two years in the making. We're very excited about this, especially since it's the first SKID ROW record for [singer] Johnny [Solinger] and [drummer] Phil [Varone]," said bassist Rachel Bolan. "It took a ...

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EXODUS: Studio-Bound!

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will enter Prairie Sun studios (web site) in Cotati, California on May 23 with producer Andy Sneap (SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, MACHINE HEAD) to begin recording their new album, "Tempo Of The Damned", for a late 2003 release. The long-awaited follow-up to 1992's "Force Of Habit" ...

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EXODUS Prepare To Record 'Tempo Of The Damned'

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have set "Tempo Of The Damned" as the title for their upcoming CD, tentatively due to be recorded during May/June at Sonic Ranch studios (formerly Village Productions) in Tornillo, Texas. The follow-up to 1992's "Force Of Habit", which is scheduled to be produced by Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ...

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SKID ROW To Release Long-Awaited Studio CD And Documentary DVD

SKID ROW's long-awaited new CD, "Thickskin", will be released independently in the United States on Skid Row Records this summer in either July or August. Exact details are still being finalized. A European release is expected around the same time through SPV/Steamhammer Records. "We're very excited about this, especially since it's the first SKID ROW ...

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SKID ROW Bassist To Race Cars

SKID ROW bassist and car-racing enthusiast Rachel Bolan will participate in a number of races in the Legends Series semi-pro division until SKID ROW start their summer tour with POISON and VINCE NEIL. "Everyone at 600 Racing has been so cool to me and getting this opportunity to race is awesome!" said Bolan his car, ...

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EXODUS Reunite With ZETRO SOUZA, Prepare To Record New Album

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have been rejoined by vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza and are preparing to enter the studio with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, STUCK MOJO, SKINLAB) to record their first studio album in 11 years. "[Zetro and the rest of the band] had some great talks [over the course of ...

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SKID ROW's SCOTTI HILL: Why We Split With DOC MCGHEE

SKID ROW guitarist Scotti Hill has spoken out on the group's decision to split with longtime manager Doc McGhee prior to the release of the group's recently-completed album, "ThickSkin". In an interview posted at the group's official web site (www.skidrow.com), Hill explained the decision by saying that "[bassist] Rachel [Bolan], [guitarist] Snake and I had ...

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