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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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SKID ROW's RACHEL BOLAN: 'We Recorded The New Album Twice'

SKID ROW recorded their recently-completed album, "ThickSkin", twice in order to make sure that it was a worthy follow-up to their final release with frontman Sebastian Bach, 1995's "Subhuman Race". "We thought we were done, and then after it was mixed decided that it didn't sound like SKID ROW," bassist Rachel Bolan revealed in an ...

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EXODUS: Recording Plans Delayed Until Early 2003

Reunited Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have delayed the recording of their new studio album until early next year. The as-yet-untitled effort — the group's first studio CD since 1992's "Force of Habit" — was originally scheduled to be recorded during November at Sonic Ranch studios (formerly Village Productions) in Tornillo, Texas with producer Andy Sneap ...

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VIO-LENCE To Record New Album In February

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE are tentatively due to enter the studio in February to begin recording their new album for a late spring/early summer release. The as-yet-untitled effort will likely surface through a new label entity formed by former EXODUS manager Toni Isabella and one-time Capitol Records A&R executive Rachel Matthews (who ...

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VIO-LENCE To Issue New CD Through Label Of Former EXODUS Manager

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will likely issue their next studio album through a new label entity formed by former EXODUS manager Toni Isabella and one-time Capitol Records A&R executive Rachel Matthews (who signed EXODUS and RIGOR MORTIS to the label back in the late '80s), guitarist Phil Demmel has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Demmel ...

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EXODUS Prepare To Record New Album, Embark On European Tour

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively planning on entering Sonic Ranch (formerly Village Productions) studio in Tornillo, Texas in late October/early November to begin tracking their much-anticipated new CD for a late spring release, according to manager Steve Warner. Manning the knobs during the sessions will be acclaimed producer Andy Sneap (i.e. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: "I'm Flavor Of The Month"

OZZY OSBOURNE has no problems with people laughing at him while watching The Osbournes, the reality sitcom about Osbourne and his colorful family life, and he is completely aware of the fact that his popularity is likely to wane as the show loses its popularity in the months to come, the singer told Rolling Stone ...

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EXODUS To Premier New Material At MILWAUKEE METALFEST, WACKEN OPEN AIR

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively scheduled to premier two new songs during their upcoming appearances at the Milwaukee Metalfest and Wacken Open Air festival, guitarist Gary Holt has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The two tracks—one of which has the working title "Throwing Down"—are reworked versions of songs originally written for and demoed ...

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Former EARTHTONE9 Guitarist Forms Video Production Company

Ex-EARTHTONE9 guitarist Owen Packard has teamed up with Bristol-based filmmaker Stuart Brereton to form a new music video production company. Called 46&2 Productions, the firm has already created two promos — VACANT STARE's "A Head Start" and FONY's "Chore Again". The FONY clip features a dramatic starring role from Richie Mills (ex-drummer for SUNNA, CABLE ...

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IRON MAIDEN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Vocalists To Appear On SACK TRICK CD

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson and former RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White are among the guests appearing on the upcoming album from Britain's SACK TRICK album, entitled Sheep in KISS Makeup, which is tentatively due for release in September/October. Other musicians set to appear on the effort—which is set to contain nothing but KISS ...

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