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Former AMEN Guitarist Resurfaces In "Heavy" New Band

Los Angeles-based BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Figueroa, are currently mixing their new album, entitled Hot Blood, with Joe Barresi (i.e. JESUS LIZARD, MELVINS, QOTSA) for a late 2002 release through Dim Mak Records. "It's a multi-dimensional beast that will rip your heart out as well as your face off!," vocalist Samuel James Velde ...

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CAGE To Begin Recording "Darker Than Black"

San Diego, California-based power metallers CAGE will begin recording their third full-length album, entitled Darker Than Black, on July 12th at Silver Cloud studios (i.e. BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, ROB ROCK) in Burbank, California with producer Joe Floyd (WARRIOR guitarist). The tentative track listing for Darker Than Black is as follows: 01. Kill The Devil 02. ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT: Line-Up For New CD Revealed

BRAZEN ABBOT, led by guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have commenced the recording process for the band's new studio album, due at the end of the year. The full line-up of musicians appearing on the 11-song CD is as follows: Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE): vocals Göran Edman (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN): vocals Jørn Lande (MASTERPLAN/ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN): vocals Mic ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Enlist "Tonight The Stars Revolt!" Engineer To Co-Produce New Album

The current line-up of POWERMAN 5000—vocalist Spider One, bassist Siggy Siursen, guitarist Adam Williams (a.k.a. Adam12), drummer Adrian (a.k.a. AD7), and guitarist Mike Tempesta (a.k.a. M.33)— have reportedly spent the last few weeks in pre-production with co-producer Joe Baressi (who had engineered the group's platinum 1999 album, Tonight the Stars Revolt!) and are due to ...

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DORO: "Fight" Details Unveiled

DORO's brand new studio album, entitled Fight, is set for a September 24th release through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Fight 02. Always Live To Win 03. Descent (feat. TYPE O NEGATIVE's Pete Steele) 04. Salvaje 05. Undying 06. Legends Never Die (written by KISS' Gene Simmons) ...

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MEDICATION: "Inside" Video Posted Online

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have posted a video for the track "Inside" online at this location. MEDICATION have just issued their full-length debut, Prince Valium, ...

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ENDO To Commence Recording Sophomore CD

Miami, Florida's ENDO are due to begin pre-production on their forthcoming studio album on July 6th at a Los Angeles studio with producer David Schiffman (i.e. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, NIN) for a late 2002/early 2003 release through DV8/Columbia Records. Among the tracks that are set to ...

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ABSCESS, Related Bands To Issue New Music In Coming Months

ABSCESS—consisting of Chris Reifert (drums/vocals, ex-DEATH/AUTOPSY), Clint Bower (guitar/vocals, ex-HEXX), Danny Coralles (guitar, ex-AUTOPSY), and Joe Allen (bass, ex-VON)—have set Through the Cracks of Death as the title of their forthcoming CD, which is tentatively scheduled for release in August on Peaceville Records. Says Chris, "It's our best yet." In related news, THE RAVENOUS, who ...

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DORO: More European Dates Announced

German singer DORO PESCH and her band—Joe Taylor (guitar), Nick Douglas (bass), Johnny Dee (drums) and Oliver Palotai (guitar/keyboards)—will perform the following dates during November: Nov. 13 - Zaandam, NETH - De Kade Nov. 14 - London, UK - The Underworld Nov. 22 - Barcelona, SPA - Razzmatazz 2 Nov. 23 - Madrid, SPA - ...

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RAVEN Cancel European Tour

As first predicted here back on June 3rd, veteran British metallers RAVEN have now officially cancelled their appearance at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival in early August due to continued medical complications experienced by guitarist Mark Gallagher as a result of leg injuries he sustained when a "20-foot wall" fell on him in ...

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AEROSMITH Get Certified, Recover From Surgery

AEROSMITH's classic Columbia Records album Toys in the Attic has been certified eight times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Featuring the Boston-based band's immortal tracks "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way", the set has shipped eight million copies to U.S. retailers since its April 1975 release. In other news, AEROSMITH guitarist ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: "Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Miserable"

In the new issue of Sweden's premiere metal publication, Close-Up Magazine, journalist Martin Carlsson speaks at length with vocalist Phil Anselmo on a number of topics, including his numerous side projects, PANTERA and Anselmo's past and present drug use. The interview was conducted over the phone on May 4th, while the singer was staying at ...

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NECROPHAGIA Part With PHILIP ANSELMO, Revamp Line-Up

NECROPHAGIA have parted ways with PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo and have revamped their line-up with the addition of Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL, bass), Frediablo (GORELORD/WURDULAK, guitars), Fug (WURDULAK, guitars), and Mirai Kawashima (SIGH, keyboards). The band—completed by mainman Killjoy and drummer Wayne Fabra—will shortly begin recording their new album, The Divine Art Of Torture, for a Halloween ...

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Tributes To Fallen Ex-WHIPLASH Bassist Continue Pouring In

Since our announcement of the tragic passing of ex-WHIPLASH/INTO ANOTHER bassist Tony Bono due to a heart attack, a number of friends, former bandmates and fans have posted heartfelt tributes to the man that was universally considered to be among the most down-to-earth, friendly and good-natured people one could ever hope to meet. Among those ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Release Live Album In August

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, recorded a live CD at the Tokyo stop of their recent Japanese tour for an August release in Japan and September release in Europe. As previously reported, the band will embark on a ...

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BIOHAZARD: New Guitarist Details Revealed

BIOHAZARD have replaced guitarist Leo Curley (ex-OUTLINE, ex-ALL MEANS NECESSARY) with former NUCLEUS axeman Carmine Vincent. Vincent is no stranger to the BIOHAZARD camp, having previously traveled with the group as a roadie in addition to having supported BIOHAZARD as the bassist/vocalist for NUCLEUS during a tour of Europe in late 2000. Although presently unconfirmed, ...

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Prince Valium - MEDICATION

Featuring former UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY singer Whitfield Crane, ex-MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, former ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-SKREW/PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, Los Angeles' MEDICATION (formerly MYSTRESS) have relied at least in part on their impressive resumes to establish a bit of a name for themselves before they'd even issued their debut ...

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JOE SATRIANI European Dates Announced

JOE SATRIANI will release his new studio album, entitled Strange Beautiful Music, on June 25th through Epic Records. Guests on the album include Robert Fripp, Matt Bissonette and Jeff Campitelli. Tracks include: "Chords Of Life", "You Saved My Life" and "Sleep Walk". Following the release, JOE's Beautiful Summer Tour will begin in Europe during July, ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: More European Dates Confirmed

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have confirmed a few more dates for their upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to take place in September/October. Confirmed dates so far include the following: Sep. 16 – Geodrome - Gerolzhofen, GER ...

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FOREVER UNTIL OCTOBER Change Recording Plans, Announce UK Gigs

Britain's FOREVER UNTIL OCTOBER have ditched plans to record their debut album in the US and are now scheduled to record at Mighty Atom Studios in Wales with producer Joe Gibb (i.e. CATATONIA, LIBERTY 37) throughout the month of July. The as-yet-untitled debut album is due for release in October through Copro Records. In the ...

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