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HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH Reform, Plan New CD

HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH, once described as Australia's answer to SLAYER, have reformed under the leadership of guitarist/vocalist Peter Hobbs and are said to be writing material for the follow-up to the group's 1996 Inheritance CD, due sometime in 2003. The band, who recently supported MAYHEM on their Australian tour, are believed to be currently ...

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GENE HOGLAN Forced To Skip 'Surprise' DARK ANGEL Performance

Drummer Gene Hoglan will be unable to participate in the rumored DARK ANGEL "surprise" appearance at the KREATOR/DESTRUCTION gig at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California on September 30th, guitarist Jim Durkin has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "But as to not disappoint anyone who will be there early enough to see [Jim's new band] DREAMS OF ...

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JERRY CANTRELL To Reissue 'Degradation Trip' As Double Album

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will reissue his latest CD, Degradation Trip, on November 19th as a double album — the way Cantrell originally intended. The new tracks featured on Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2 were recorded late last year during the same sessions as songs that made the first cut, and ...

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DARK ANGEL Announce West Coast Dates

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) — have lined up the following West Coast dates during December: Dec. 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ Mason Jar Dec. 04 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick Dec. 05 – Hollywood, ...

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MORBID ANGEL To Re-Release Early Classics

MORBID ANGEL will be re-issuing their classic Altars of Madness and Blessed Are The Sick albums shortly. The albums will be remastered and will include personal liner notes from guitarist/main songwriter Trey Azagthoth. Also included will be the rarely seen videos for "Immortal Rites" (to be added to the Altars... release) and "Blessed Are The ...

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SILENCER Complete Work On New EP

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in their ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), have completed work on a new EP, entitled Structures, for an October 29th release. The five-song EP will be available at Denver-area independent record stores (to be announced shortly), select distributors and from the band directly. The full track listing ...

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Requiem Of The Apocalypse - RUNEMAGICK

I'd pretty much given up on this Nicklas Rudolfsson before I started believing in him. Known largely for his SACRAMENTUM and DEATHWITCH outfits, with SACRAMENTUM being no better than average and DEATHWITCH being excruciatingly boring, checking out any other Rudolfsson-led band didn't seem worth the effort. Well, RUNEMAGICK is a better-late-than-never surprise. Their fourth release ...

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GENITORTURERS Record Music For Movie Soundtrack, Forthcoming Album

Florida's GENITORTURERS, featuring former MORBID ANGEL frontman David "Evil D" Vincent on bass, are in the studio recording songs for an upcoming movie soundtrack and new material for their next full-length album release. The new music is described by the band as "dark post-apocalyptic punk. Powerfully diverse and well orchestrated, it centers on heavy extremes ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Enter Studio To Record Third CD

Innovative cult metallers STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have entered Armoury Studios (FEAR FACTORY, KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, VAN HALEN) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to record their third full-length studio album — their first since 1997's wildly-received City. Devin Townsend, SYL mastermind and guitarist, enthusiastically states: "I often have heard about people wanting a new dominating metal ...

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SKINLAB To Tour UK With LABRAT, FREEBASE

In addition to their previously-announced UK shows with SOIL and SUGARCOMA, SKINLAB have lined up nearly a dozen British dates with LABRAT and FREEBASE during October. They are as follows: Oct. 10 – Belfast, IRE – Frontpage Oct. 11 - Ballymoney, IRE – Bush Tavern Oct. 12 - Limerick, IRE – TBC (matinee show) Oct. ...

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SWARM Confirmed For California's THE LOUD FESTIVAL

San Francisco Bay Area's SWARM, featuring DEATH ANGEL members Andy Galeon (drums), Rob Cavestany (guitar), and Mark Osegueda (vocals), will perform at The Loud Festival at State Theater in Modesto, California on Saturday, September 21st. Joining them on the bill will be MAKESHIFT GREY, UNKNOWN STATUE, LIFE WITH DEAD EYES, and UNDEZYND. ...

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HIBERNUS MORTIS Sign With HORNS UP RECORDS

Florida's HIBERNUS MORTIS have inked a deal with Horns Up Records. The band's debut album, The Existing Realms Of Perpetual Sorrow, will be released in the spring of 2003. HIBERNUS MORTIS recently pressed a limited number of copies of The Existing Realms Of Perpetual Sorrow on their own. The Horns Up Records release will feature ...

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NOTHINGFACE: New Demo Track Posted Online

NOTHINGFACE have made available for download a brand new demo track, entitled "Machination", from their official web site at this location. NOTHINGFACE are scheduled to begin recording their new album later this month at Armoury Studios in Vancouver, B.C. with producer Bill Kennedy (MEGADETH, MORBID ANGEL, NIN, MONSTER MAGNET) for an early 2003 ...

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MORBID ANGEL Get Fashionable

A clip of the MORBID ANGEL track "Rapture" (from 1994's Covenant) has been incorporated into a VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards 2002 commercial, which will be broadcast internationally from now until October 15th. The clip is "eerily similar to the original 'Rapture' video directed by Tony Kunenwalder," according to the group's official web site. ...

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HAMMERFALL Set European Release Date For 'Crimson Thunder'

HAMMERFALL have set October 28th as the European release date for their fourth full-length album, entitled Crimson Thunder, through Nuclear Blast Records. The full track listing for the effort (in no particular order) is as follows: 01. Trailblazers 02. Riders Of The Storm 03. Hearts On Fire 04. The Unforgiving Blade 05. Hero's Return 06. ...

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Ex-Wife Of AEROSMITH Singer To Get Hitched

The following article appears in today's edition of the New York Post: The ailing ex-wife of AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler is getting married today in a private bedside ceremony at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Cyrinda Fox, mother of plus-size model Mia Tyler, exchanges vows with musician Keith Waa in the same hospice-like hotel room where ...

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DARK ANGEL: San Francisco Headlining Gig Announced

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan — are due to perform a headlining show at the Pound in San Francisco, California on Saturday, December 7th, according to the club's official web site. A headlining date at The Galaxy Theater in ...

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ANGEL WITCH Confirm Reunion, Plan Summer Festival Appearances

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH have confirmed that they have reunited and are planning on hitting the European festival circuit next summer. "Following recent soul-searching times, fate dealt metal a gentle hand for a change and the result was that [ANGEL WITCH] have reassembled the awesome 2000 line-up consisting of [guitarist/vocalist] Kevin Heybourne (naturally), [bassist] Richie ...

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NASTY SAVAGE Reunite To Record Material For Forthcoming "Rare Tracks" CD

Acclaimed Florida metallers NASTY SAVAGE have reformed and recorded two brand new songs for a forthcoming Crook'd Records "rare tracks"-style CD, due later in the year. The line-up that recorded the group's final full-length release, 1989's Penetration Point"Nasty" Ronnie Galetti (vocals), Ben Meyer (guitar), David Austin (guitar), Richard Bateman (bass), and Curtis Beeson ...

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ANGEL WITCH Reform, Plan Festival Dates

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH have officially reformed and have made plans to perform at next year's installment of the Bang Your Head Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. Wacken Open Air and With Full Force festivals are also said to be a strong possibility, with additional gigs ...

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GENE HOGLAN Rejoins DARK ANGEL!!

The reunited DARK ANGEL have been rejoined by drummer Gene Hoglan (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) after a short stint with interim skinsman Al "Mayhem" Mendez, guitarist Jim Durkin has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Gene never said he would NOT [become part of the reunion at some point]," Durkin explained when asked what made Hoglan change his mind ...

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DARK ANGEL To Make Unannounced Appearance At KREATOR/DESTRUCTION Gig

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) and drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez (DREAMS OF DAMNATION) — are strongly rumored to be planning a surprise appearance (likely for only one or two songs) at the September 30th show by KREATOR/DESTRUCTION at The Galaxy Theater ...

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ERIK RUTAN Leaves MORBID ANGEL

Guitarist Erik Rutan has announced his departure from MORBID ANGEL in order to devote himself entirely to HATE ETERNAL. "Being in MORBID ANGEL for the past nine years has been the greatest time of my life," Rutan said in a statement. "To play in my favorite death metal band of all time has been a ...

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DARK ANGEL Reunite, Begin Work On New Material

Legendary Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have reunited and are in the process of writing material for a possible new album, guitarist Jim Durkin has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Three-fifths of the line-up that recorded the acclaimed 1989 CD, Leave ScarsDurkin, guitarist Eric Meyer, and vocalist Ron Rinehart — has teamed up with bassist Jeremy ...

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GRAVE: "Back From The Grave" Bonus CD Details Unveiled

Swedish death metal veterans GRAVE have set October 21st as the release date for their much-anticipated comeback album, entitled Back From The Grave, through Century Media Records. The initial pressing of the album will apparently come as a double CD, and will include a special compilation of the band's 1988-1989 demos. The full track listing ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE Track Listing Unveiled

New Orleans-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jimmy Bower (DOWN, C.O.C., SUPERJOINT RITUAL, EYEHATEGOD) and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), have finalized the track listing for their debut full-length album, which was recently produced by former UGLY KID JOE guitarist Dave Fortman at Fortman's Balance Studio. It is ...

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Former DARK ANGEL Frontman Announces Upcoming Gigs

Los Angeles-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring former DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, will be performing at California Speedway in Fontana, California on Sunday, August 11th. The following Saturday, August 17th, OIL will be appearing at the East Gate Café (formerly Angel City) in Bellflower, California. ...

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