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ANTHRAX Members Schedule Signing Sessions At NAMM

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante will be attending the 2006 Winter NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants), which runs between January 19 and January 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Scott will be signing at the Washburn booth between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday January 21, ...

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DEMIRICOUS Announce New Drummer

Indianapolis-based death/thrash metal band DEMIRICOUS have announced the addition of touring drummer Mike Rafferty to the group's ranks. "This will be a trial before making him the permanent band member," reads an official press release. "He has previously drummed for GOD BELOW and BRAND NEW SIN. He has also recently done drum teching for TRIVIUM. ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's SIXX: 'Thank You For A Great Year'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in his online diary: "Well, Donna [wife] and Rhyan are off to Cambodia for X-mas.We had ours early this year so she could take Rhy there for a special mother/son trip. Im excited for them, yet it somehow feels sad to be in a somewhat ...

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ANTHRAX Begin Writing New Material

ANTHRAX members Frankie Bello (bass), Charlie Benante (drums) and Scott Ian (guitar) got together in Chicago (where Benante lives with his wife) in early December to jam on new material. According to Ian, rough "skeletons" of three new songs came out of these sessions, with the band scheduled to continue writing in early 2006. ANTHRAX ...

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DEMIRICOUS Hard At Work On Debut Video

Indianapolis-based death/thrash metal band DEMIRICOUS are currently working on their debut video for the track "Vagrant Idol" with acclaimed director Dale "Rage" Resteghini (HATEBREED, MUDVAYNE, ILL NINO, SHADOWS FALL). Co-directing is Resteghini's protégé Frankie Nasso (SWORN ENEMY, DANNY DIABLO, AUGUST BURNS RED). "I think we've got an ace in the hole with this one," commented ...

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QUIET RIOT: Guitarist TRACII GUNS Joins The Fold

QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin DuBrow and drummer Frankie Banali have announced the group's line-up for 2006. Joining the group on guitar is axe slinger Tracii Guns, formerly of L.A. GUNS and BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION. A new bass player will be announced shortly. The newly revamped QUIET RIOT will enter the studio in January to record ...

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THE DARKNESS: International Chart Positions Revealed

THE DARKNESS' second album, "One Way Ticket To Hell ... and Back", has entered the national album charts in the following countries: #11: U.K. (dropped to 34 in second week!) #20: Ireland #22: Sweden #25: New Zealand #27: Italy #29: Norway #32: Germany #35: Finland #43: Canada #44: Austria #48: Switzerland #58: USA #76: Spain ...

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QUIET RIOT Putting Finishing Touches On Material For New Album

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has posted the following message on his official web site: "I have recently completed recording the drum tracks for two future tribute record releases. The track for THE BEATLES tribute is 'Magical Mystery Tour' and the track for the MÖTLEY CRÜE tribute is 'Dr. Feelgood', both of which I expect ...

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DEMIRICOUS Seek 'Angry Young People' For 'Vagrant Idol' Video Shoot

Indianapolis-based death/thrash metal band DEMIRICOUS have recruited acclaimed director Dale "Rage" Resteghini (HATEBREED, MUDVAYNE, ILL NINO, SHADOWS FALL) to helm their debut video for the track "Vagrant Idol". Co-directing will be Resteghini's protege Frankie Nasso (SWORN ENEMY, DANNY DIABLO, AUGUST BURNS RED). According to Dale, "The premise of the video is to help show that ...

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REB BEACH, STEPHEN PEARCY, KIP WINGER Audio Interviews Posted Online

StriglsMusicNews.com has posted episode 20 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode is the first of a three part series spotlighting the VH1 Classic's "Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005". Included in this episode are interviews co-host John Ostronomy conducted with Reb Beach (Kip Winger, Don Dokken), Kip Winger, Stephen Pearcy, and Frankie Wilsey ...

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A NEW REVOLUTION To Support DOPE: Dates Announced

A NEW REVOLUTION, the new Austin, Texas-based band featuring former SLAVES ON DOPE members Frank "Frankie" Salvaggio (bass) and Rob Urbani (drums), along with ex-UNLOCO singer Joey Duenas, will be supporting DOPE on the following dates: Nov. 26 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's (w/ KITTIE) Nov. 27 - Cedar Falls, IA @ 3rd St Nov. ...

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THE DARKNESS: New Video Posted Online

THE DARKNESS' video for their new single, "One Way Ticket" (audio), has been posted online at Kerrang.com. The song comes off the British rockers' second studio album, "One Way Ticket to Hell …and Back", which is scheduled for release on November 28 in the United Kingdom via Must Destroy/Atlantic and a ...

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KEVIN DUBROW Working On QUIET RIOT Music With GLENN HUGHES

QUIET RIOT frontman Kevin DuBrow has issued the following update on the songwriting process for the group's new studio CD: "I had the honor and privilege of spending my day here in Las Vegas working and vocal melodies and lyrics for the upcoming QUIET RIOT CD with the amazingly talented Glenn Hughes [DEEP PURPLE, BLACK ...

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THE DARKNESS Announce U.K. Arena Tour

British rockers THE DARKNESS have announced a U.K. arena tour in support of their upcoming CD, "One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back". The last time the band performed live was during their winter arena tour of 2004. In typical DARKNESS fashion, the tour saw them raising hell with some flaming incredible pyrotechnics, and charismatic frontman ...

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A NEW REVOLUTION Announce Live Dates

A NEW REVOLUTION, the new Austin, Texas-based band featuring former SLAVES ON DOPE members Frank "Frankie" Salvaggio (bass) and Rob Urbani (drums), along with ex-UNLOCO singer Joey Duenas, have lined up the following dates during October/November: Oct. 19 - The Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA Oct. 28 - Big E's - Edgerton, ...

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THE DARKNESS: New Album Track Listing Revealed

British rock act THE DARKNESS have finalized the track listing for their much-anticipated second album, "One Way Ticket to Hell... And Back", due on November 28 in the United Kingdom via Must Destroy/Atlantic and a day later in North America. First single "One Way Ticket" will be released commercially November 14 in the United Kingdom. ...

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ANTHRAX Bassist To Host MTV2's 'Headbangers Ball'

ANTHRAX bassist Frankie Bello will host MTV2's "Headbangers Ball" on Saturday, September 24 beginning at 10:00 p.m. EST. Joining Bello in the studio will be special guests THROWDOWN. ANTHRAX have just released most their most comprehensive "best of" collection ever issued, "Anthrology: No Hit Wonders (1985-1991)", and their first video compilation, the DVD "Anthrology: No ...

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