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JOEY VERA Releases New Solo Album

Bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Just released is my new solo project A CHINESE FIREDRILL 'Circles'. I know I said it wasn't available until Sept. 26 but I just couldn't wait another week! So, here it is and available now. And through ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Frontman Warns Against 'Illegal' Album Release

THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger's web site has been updated with the following message: "Ginger has asked us to pass on a warning about a re-release of 'Landmines and Pantomimes', a compilation of rarities originally released on Kuro Neko Records and which the band had no input to. The new release is in a DVD-sized cardboard ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist Produces VIOLENT STORM: New Album To Receive European Release

VIOLENT STORM, the new band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino, will release its new album, entitled "Storm Warning", in Europe on October 23. The CD, which was released in Japan in June, was produced by JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing (his first production credit outside of JUDAS PRIEST), and features guest appearances ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN: 'It's Been A Crazy Week'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has issued the following update: "It's been a crazy week. Played [House of Blues in West Hollywood, California] with [fiancée] Pearl [Aday; singer and Meat Loaf's daughter] Wednesday [Sept. 6], flew to [New York City] Thursday and met my friends at Blue Ribbon (best fried chicken in the world) for dinner ...

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DC4 Featuring ARMORED SAINT, Ex-DIO Members: Studio Time Booked

Los Angeles-based hard rock band DC4, featuring former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson alongside brothers Jeff Duncan (ARMORED SAINT, ODIN) on lead vocals and guitar, Shawn Duncan (ODIN, BIRD OF PREY) on drums, and Matt Duncan on bass, will enter the studio mid-November with producer Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING) to record the follow-up to ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN To Debut New Lineup Tonight

Los Angeles-based guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY) is debuting a new live lineup under the JEFF KOLLMAN EXPLOSION banner at tonight's Baked Potato (3787 W. Cahuenga Blvd., Universal City, CA) show. Kollman will be joined by bassist Christopher Maloney (Z, COSMOSQUAD, VIRGIL DONATI), drummer Glen Sobel (IMPELLITTERI, JENNIFER BATTEN, TONY MACALPINE), and keyboardist ...

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DEICIDE Frontman: Whenever ERIC HOFFMAN Posts Something On BLABBERMOUTH, We Know It's Him

Blasting-Zone.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with notoriously outspoken DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton. Several excerpts from the chat follow: Blasting-Zone.com: What really happened with the Hoffman brothers? Glen: 'Basically, what happened, man, was that for quite a few years now, their attitude has been that of just giving up, ya know? They were ...

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Former SHADOWKEEP Frontman Returns With DIVINE RUINS

Former SHADOWKEEP front man Ronnie Stixx has returned with Texas power metal band DIVINE RUINS. Ronnie has been working alongside ex-TALISPHERE guitarist Shawn Noone and ex-DISTANT WARNING/SHADOWKEEP drummer Mike Pittmen, as well as newly recruited guitarist Ian Rendawn and bassist Mike Canales, for last few months. The writing process has been rapidly coming together. The ...

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REDEMPTION Signs With INTROMENTAL MANAGEMENT

California-based progressive metal band REDEMPTION, featuring vocalist Ray Alder of FATES WARNING, has signed with Intromental Management. Intromental has worked closely with REDEMPTION for the past four years, promoting the band's 2003 self-titled debut and 2005's critically acclaimed "The Fullness of Time" (released by Sensory Records in the U.S. and Massacre Records in Europe). "Intromental ...

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NEVERMORE Headlines POWER PROG WEST FESTIVAL: Photos Available

Seattle-based metallers NEVERMORE headlined the Power Prog West Festival on Sunday, August 27 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. Among the attendees were Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD), Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), Craig Anderson (IGNITE), Brendon Small (co-creator of the cartoon series "Death Clock Metalocalypse"), and Melanie Good, who played Brittany Fairchild (the girl ...

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FATES WARNING Reissues Due In October

On October 9 (three days earlier in Germany), Metal Blade Europe will reissue a couple of the finest FATES WARNING titles from their catalogue — "Disconnected/Inside Out" (double CD) and "A Pleasant Shade Of Grey" (CD+DVD). Both titles will be released on mid-price and will include bonus tracks. The bonus for "A Pleasant Shade Of ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Scammer Also 'Booking' AXL ROSE And Others

Launch Radio Networks reports: The scammer who's been offering clubs a phony chance to book DAVID LEE ROTH has been doing the same thing with other artist names. According to Pollstar.com, the scam artist has also been trying to get people interested in shows by GUNS N' ROSES leader Axl Rose, POISON, POISON frontman Bret ...

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Warnaments - TORCHBEARER

The leap that TORCHBEARER made from debut album "Yersinia Pestis" to "Warnaments" is similar to the one made by GRIMFIST from "Ghouls of Grandeur" to "10 Steps to Hell", that being a broadening of the sound without an offsetting sacrifice in aural savagery. In the case of TORCHBEARER, this super group of sorts, featuring members ...

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KYLESA: New Album Details Revealed

Savannah sludge rockers KYLESA have released details about the band's follow-up to 2005's "To Walk A Middle Course". Due out October 31 through Prosthetic Records, the new album has been dubbed "Time Will Fuse Its Worth" and clocks in at just over 40 minutes. The tracklisting is as follows: 01. What Becomes An End 02. ...

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DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY: 'Killing Myself Again' Video Available

Florida theatrical/industrial metallists DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY have shot a lead-off video, "Killing Myself Again", from their just-released sophomore full-length, "Unsaved". Comprised of members Dearborn (vocals), the Dro (bass), Cygnus (drums), DreGGs (guitar) and new member sKuz (who replaces Mubo on keyboards), DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY's new clip proves to be the group's most over-the-top yet, according to Dearborn ...

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BRIAN POSEHN To Appear On 'Conan O'Brien'

Comedian/actor Brian Posehn is set to appear on NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" tonight (Tuesday July 11) at 12:35 a.m. EST. Posehn will be appearing on this hit late night show in support of his new CD, "Live In: Nerd Rage", which is being released today in North America. Other guests scheduled for the ...

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II - BLODULV

If you have not yet been exposed to the "Cruel Tanked Fucking Warfare" of Swedish black metallers BLODULV, then this re-release is a good place to start. (The album was original released by Total Holocaust Records and limited to 1,000 copies). Taking a BURZUM-esque style and twisting into their own hideous form, "II" scythes away ...

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MARSHALL LAW Announce New Guitarist

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST, has announced the addition of guitarist Dave Rothan to the group's ranks. "Dave is a local lad and has worked with such bands as GRAHAM BONNET and ROCK$TAR," the group write in a statement. "Dave is currently hard ...

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REDEMPTION Finish Recording New Album

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has issued the following update on the progress of the recording/mixing sessions for the band's new album, entitled "The Origins of Ruin": "Spurred on by an email asking me what we'd been up to, I thought I'd let people know that we were still working away at ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN Project Changes Name

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has posted the following update on his new band featuring Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla: "We have been under going a few changes but things are moving in a very positive direction. We have decided to change the name of the ...

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