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FUELED II FIRE To Hit The Road

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have lined up the following dates during October/November: Oct. 17 - Scotsdale, AZ @ Chasers Oct. 18 - Torrance, CA @ The Crest Oct. 19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Faces Lounge Oct. 26 - ...

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Former ANNIHILATOR Drummer Sets The Record Straight About His Departure

Former ANNIHILATOR drummer Randy Black has issued a statement countering the band's official account of his departure from the group. In ANNIHILATOR's press release announcing their split with Black (dated October 9), mainman Jeff Waters claimed that "despite having guaranteed the band that he would be performing on their upcoming new release, and being scheduled ...

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PUSHED's JON DETTE: We Have Not Broken Up!

Despite previous reports to the contrary, Southern California's PUSHED have not broken up, according to the band's drummer, Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT). "We've replaced guitarist Joe [Johnson] and bassist Greg [Christian, ex-TESTAMENT]," Dette told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "The new guitar player is Peter Scheithauer (ex-KILLING MACHINE, STREAM, BELLADONNA). Juan Garcia [AGENT STEEL] is most likely going to ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: 'Thank You' DVD Details Revealed

Billboard.com reports that STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' upcoming Atlantic best-of set, "Thank You", will include a DVD packed with three hours of videos, live performances and footage of the band shot by friends and fans. The 15-track audio anthology — due on November 11 — will be available with and without the DVD. The DVD will ...

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HELL ON EARTH To Perform Live This Weekend

Florida shock-rockers HELL ON EARTH have announced plans to perform live at the Brass Mug on Sunday, October 12. The performance is a rescheduling of their previously announced concert which was to feature an on-stage suicide of a terminally ill person. Last Saturday's show, which drew international attention, was postponed because of problems with the ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Completing Work On Live DVD

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have finished mixing the live recordings made during the band's Bulgarian appearances in July. Kotzev is hoping to have the video portion edited by mid-November and have the entire product ready for release on DVD before the end of the year. As previously reported, the band's ...

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Former MEGADETH Bassist To Guest On New SOULFLY Album

Former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson has recorded the bass tracks for four songs on the forthcoming SOULFLY album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Roadrunner Records. Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55) is expected to handle the bass duties on the remaining cuts. Other musicians slated to join mainman Max Cavalera on the album include guitarist Marc ...

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BACKYARD BABIES: New Single To Be Released This Month

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES will release their new single, "Minus Celsius", in Scandinavia on October 22. "Minus Celsius" comes off the group's new full-length album, "Stockholm Syndrome", due in Scandinavia on November 5 through RCA/BMG Records. A January/February release is expected in other territories around the world. The follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good" was ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN To Embark On First-Ever European Tour

Guitarist Jeff Kollman, much sought-after collaborator and producer for rock luminaries such as Glenn Hughes ("Songs In The Key of Rock"), UFO's Phil Mogg ($IGN OF 4's "Dancing with St. Peter"), and the just released HTP album featuring Hughes and Joe Lynn Turner, is once again spreading his wings as a solo artist and has ...

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SOULFLY To Perform At Arizona's WESTERN NAVAJO FAIR

The current lineup of SOULFY — mainman Max Cavalera, guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO), drummer Joe Nunez (STRIPPING THE PISTOL), and bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist) — will be performing at the Western Navajo Fair in Tuba City, Arizona on Saturday, October 18. The band are expected to play selections from their three albums ...

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KROKUS Singer Lays Down Vocals On New WARRIOR Album

KROKUS singer Marc Storace has finished laying down vocal tracks on the new WARRIOR album, tentatively due in early 2004. "I'm finally back home from my two-week studio trip to L.A. and three-week tour of Europe with KROKUS and …. all went amazingly well!" Storace writes in an online post. "15 Years Later / Los ...

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SOULFLY Premiere New Material At D-LOW MEMORIAL Show

The current lineup of SOULFY — mainman Max Cavalera, guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO), drummer Joe Nunez (STRIPPING THE PISTOL), and bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist) — premiered two new songs during their appearance at the 7th Annual Memorial D-Low (Dana Wells) Show in Tempe, Arizona last Saturday (September 27). The tracks, tentatively titled ...

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BLACK SABBATH Box Set Delayed Until 2004

The much-anticipated eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)", has had its release date pushed back to early 2004, according to a Rhino Records spokesperson. No reason was given for the delay, but an official press release on the matter is expected by the end of the week. Retailing ...

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Review: AEROSMITH Rocked, KISS Handled Fireworks At Denver Gig

Matt Sebastian of The Daily Camera reports that the difference between KISS and AEROSMITH became strikingly clear by the fourth song of the latter band's set at Fiddler's Green in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday night (September 30), when the Boston rockers loosened up with a fierce rendition of "Let the Music Do the Talking". Taking ...

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PUNKVOTER: Musicians Take Anti-BUSH Message Directly To The Fans

Billy Gould (ex-FAITH NO MORE), Jello Biafra (ex-DEAD KENNEDYS), Fat Mike (NOFX), Billy Joe Armstrong (GREEN DAY), THE OFFSPRING, BAD RELIGION and FOO FIGHTERS are among the musicians that have come together to form Punkvoter, a coalition to educate, register and mobilize over 500,000 progressive voters. In an interview with Hotline, NOFX's Fat Mike said ...

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Former ILL NINO Guitarist To Record With SOULFLY

Former ILL NINO and current CORETEZ guitarist Marc Rizzo has confirmed that he will be the featured second guitarist on the next SOULFLY album, tentatively due in the summer 2004 through Roadrunner Records. Rizzo completed three gigs with the group last week as the replacement for Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT), who — along with drummer Roy ...

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PAINMUSEUM: Album Details Revealed

PAINMUSEUM, the new band featuring ex-HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak, vocalist Tim Clayborne, and former HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek, have set "Metal For Life (Battle Hymns For The New Apocalypse)" as the title for their debut album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. The album, which was recorded at Mike Vescera's (LOUDNESS, ...

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FUELED II FIRE: First EP Available For Purchase

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), are making their first EP available for purchase via mailorder. "Empires of Truth and Hatred" was engineered and recorded this past June with producer Mike Major (AT THE DRIVE-IN, SPARTA). To obtain your copy ...

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MAX CAVALERA On SOULFLY Member Changes: 'It's No Big Deal'

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has broken his silence about the departures of bassist Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. "This is no big deal," Cavalera said in a statement. "SOULFLY is always evolving. I am always going to introduce new musicians to the fans. In fact there has never been the ...

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SOULFLY Frontman And Manager Are 'Very Loving People': New Bassist

Bobby Burns (PRIMER 55, BEAUTIFUL) has confirmed via on online posting that he is currently rehearsing with SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera as the group's temporary bassist following the sudden departure of Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. The revamped band, who are completed by guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO) and drummer ...

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Update: SOULFLY's New (Temporary?) Lineup Revealed

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera will be joined by guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO), drummer Joe Nunez (who played on the group's "Primitive" release and subsequent world tour), and bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist) at the group's live appearances in California and Arizona, scheduled to take place later this week. It is not presently clear ...

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WWIII CD Release Party Moved

WWIII/WICKED ALLIANCE vocalist Mandy Lion and his backing band have moved the date and venue for the CD release party for WWIII's new album, "When God Turned Away", to October 30 at Club Vodka in Hollywood, California. The group's lineup will consist of Lion on vocals, Moni Scaria on guitar, Rob Farr on bass and ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN To Play In STEVE VAI's Band On G3 '03 Tour

Legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, MR. BIG, TALAS) will be part of STEVE VAI's backing group during the upcoming G3 '03 tour, also featuring JOE SATRIANI and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. "Some of you old timers may remember the TALAS/YNGWIE tour from 1985," Sheehan writes on his web site. "That was the tour I did ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Complete Work On New CD

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have set "Stockholm Syndrome" as the title for their new album, due in Europe on November 5 through RCA/BMG Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good" was recorded at Stockholm's Polar studios and was mixed in Los Angeles with producer Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ...

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Convicted - CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER

As much as we here at BLABBERMOUTH.NET cannot condone gratuitous ass-kissing, Relapse deserve a sloppy smacker on the rump for getting this reissue out fifteen years after the fact. Back when it was slightly taboo for hardcore punk and metal to be jumping into bed together, bands such as D.R.I., CRUMBSUCKERS and CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER were ...

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