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SAVATAGE Guitarist CHRIS CAFFERY Recording New Material For DOCTOR BUTCHER Reissue

According to a posting on his official web site, SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery is in the process of recording five tracks that will be appearing on the upcoming reissue of the DOCTOR BUTCHER debut (Caffery's collaboration with SAVATAGE mainman Jon Oliva), marking the acclaimed project's 10-year anniversary. The songs being recorded are as follows: "Inspecter ...

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DEVOURMENT Reform, Begin Work On New Material

Texas-based underground death metallers DEVOURMENT have reformed and are currently writing material for their second full-length album, entitled "Butcher the Weak". DEVOURMENT originally split up in 1999 when their then-vocalist Ruben Rosas was arrested as a fugitive from justice at the Colorado Death Fest. Now they have reformed with 70 percent of their original lineup ...

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IRON MAIDEN, FEAR FACTORY, GUNS N' ROSES Members To Appear At Benefit Concert

Members of IRON MAIDEN, ANDREW W.K., MURDERDOLLS, TYPE O NEGATIVE, DISTURBED, POISON, GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, ORGY, DANZIG, FEAR FACTORY, W.A.S.P., BANG TANGO, QUIET RIOT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, CINDERELLA, LYNCH MOB, DANGER DANGER, MINISTRY, MISFITS and GREAT WHITE are among the musicians that have reportedly been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20, ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Singer CHRIS BARNES: 'Life Is Too Short'

SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "Life is too short, my friends ... life is too short. "I was lucky enough to meet Dime a few years back when I was in Dallas for a tattoo convention and getting some work done ...

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BAD WAY Enter Studio To Record Debut Album

Spanish hard rockers BAD WAY have entered Phantom 3000 studios in Barcelona to begin recording their debut album, tentatively titled "From Zero to Hero". The band — winner of several contests in Spain and support act for such bands as TEXAS TERRI and TWISTED SISTER — have prepared 11 songs for the upcoming CD ranging ...

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BLACK CLOUD: All-Star Thrash Metal Band's Performance Posted Online

VOIVOD fan site VoivodFan.com has uploaded an audio recording of the entire Nov. 9, 2002 show by BLACK CLOUD, the one-off Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, and B.A.R.F. ...

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FATAL SMILE Schedule Showcase Gig In Stockholm

Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will play a special showcase gig at the Kool Kat Club in Stockholm on December 3. The group's set list for the show will consist almost entirely of songs from their upcoming album, "Neo-Natural Freaks". As previously reported, the recording sessions for "Neo-Natural Freaks" took place at ...

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MAYHEM Documentary Maker Planning Sequel

A sequel to the acclaimed Norwegian/Swedish documentary "Cult of Aggression", focusing on the Norwegian black metal pioneers MAYHEM, is currently in the works. "The first documentary about MAYHEM, 'Cult of Aggression', was about their history — mainly about their music, but, of course, if a band has such a bloody history as MAYHEM, you can't ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Guitarist Records 'Insane Version' Of L.A. GUNS Classic

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION/ex-L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns has collaborated with singer Stella Soleil (a.k.a. Sister Soleil) on "an insane version" of the L.A. GUNS classic "Ballad of Jane". Contributing additional lead vocals to the track will be BACKYARD BABIES frontman Nicke Borg. In addition, Guns and Soleil have completed a Christmas song together called "Wrap ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Box Set Track Listing Revealed

The complete track listing has been revealed for the upcoming OZZY OSBOURNE box set, which has apparently been re-titled "The Prince of Darkness", according to IGN.com. The 52-song set, due on February 8, chronicles Ozzy's career via his biggest hits and most memorable collaborations, but the clincher is that the fourth disc of ...

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PSYCHOPUNCH To Embark On European Tour

Sweden's PSYCHOPUNCH will kick off a headlining European tour in early November. The trek's grand finale will take place on December 3 in their hometown Västeras, where they will rock the house alongside fellow countrymen ENTOMBED. A complete list of tour dates can be found at www.silverdust.de. PSYCHOPUNCH are touring in support of ...

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BACKYARD BABIES: Finnish Concert To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES will have their October 12 concert at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland recorded by Finnish TV YLE1. The footage is is tentatively expected to end up on the band's official DVD, tentatively due next year. BACKYARD BABIES' latest full-length album, "Stockholm Syndrome", was issued in Scandinavia in November through RCA/BMG Records. A wider ...

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BACKYARD BABIES To Support VELVET REVOLVER In Europe

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES will support VELVET REVOLVER at the following European dates: Aug. 22 – Cologne, GER @ E-Werk Aug. 25 – Munich, GER @ Eiserhalle Aug. 31 – Glasgow, UK @ Academy Sep. 02 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Sep. 07 – Paris, FRA @ Bataclan Sep. 09 – Barcelona, SPA @ Razzamatazz Sep. ...

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MURDERDOLLS Bassist To Tour With ROXY SAINT

MURDERDOLLS bassist Eric Griffin has teamed up with Hollywood's rising star ROXY SAINT for a U.K. tour beginning August 24. The trek will include both the Reading and Leeds festivals and several other shows around Great Britain. Eric will also be playing in Los Angeles with the NAPOLEON BLOWNAPARTS on August 11 at the Troubadour. ...

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FATAL SMILE Complete Work On New Album

Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE have completed work on their new album, "Neo-Natural Freaks", tentatively due before the end of the year through GMR Music. The recording sessions took place at Gig and Soundtrade studios in Stockholm with producer HP Camper (a.k.a. former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Jonas Östman), while the mixing duties ...

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GENERAL SURGERY: No Plans To Record Full-Length Debut Until 2005

Contrary to the information contained in the latest Listenable Records newsletter, legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY will **NOT** be entering the studio to begin recording their full-length debut until late spring/early summer next year. "Right now we're preparing to record another split with Japanese gore heroes BUTCHER ABC (hopefully in September), and after that ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Joins HAWKWIND On Stage At RUISROCK Festival: Photos Available

MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister and MONSTER MAGNET's Phil Caivano were the special guests during HAWKWIND's set at Ruisrock festival in Turku, Finland this past Saturday (July 10). Check out pictures from Sonera Plaza (all photos by Timo Isoaho). Other bands that performed during the two-day event (July 10-11) included MOTÖRHEAD, MONSTER MAGNET, BACKYARD BABIES, ...

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