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ANKLA To Film California Show For Upcoming DVD

Los Angeles-based ANKLA, featuring guitarist Ramon Ortiz (PUYA), Brazilian vocalist Ikaro Stafford, L.A local J.J. McNeal on bass, and drummer Aaron Rossi (STRIFE, SHELTER, MEDICATION), will be filming their show at The Allen Theatre in South Gate, California on Sunday, July 27 for an upcoming DVD. Also appearing on the bill will be ORKEST, INDIVIDUAL ...

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ROB HALFORD: The Metal God Speaks

Vocalist Rob Halford of JUDAS PRIEST has posted the following message to his official web site, www.robhalford.com: "Hi Everyone: "What an exciting time for all of us! "I first want to thank everyone from the HALFORD and JUDAS PRIEST sites for the fantastic interactive displays of love and support. You all live in ...

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STATIC-X Announce New Drummer

After auditioning more than 30 candidates over the course of the past two months, STATIC-X have decided to recruit Nick Oshiro (ex-SEETHER) as the replacement for recently departed drummer Ken Jay. "Finding the right drummer to nail the old songs and cop the feel for the groove of the new songs was tricky, but Nick ...

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MOTHRA Change Name, Announce Los Angeles Gig

MOTHRA, the new project featuring guitarist Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT, SOULFLY), bassist Jon "Tumor" Fahnestock (ex-SNOT, AMEN), drummer Roy Mayorga (SOULFLY), guitarist Levon Sultanian (ONESIDEZERO), and vocalist Jason Radford (ONESIDEZERO), have officially changed their name to ABLOOM, according to a posting on Tumor's web site. The band will play their first gig under the new name ...

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ANKLA To Enter Studio In Early June

Los Angeles-based ANKLA, featuring guitarist Ramon Ortiz (PUYA), Brazilian vocalist Ikaro Stafford, L.A local J.J. McNeal on bass, and drummer Aaron Rossi (STRIFE, SHELTER, MEDICATION), will be entering the studio in early June under the production guidance of Roy Mayorga (SOULFLY, MEDICATION) and Lucas of Wrong Entertainment. The band, who are currently unsigned, are planning ...

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HALFORD Officially Split With SANCTUARY RECORDS

HALFORD have officially parted ways with Sanctuary Records after having released two studio albums and one double live CD through the label. The band, who recently cancelled the North American leg of their The Metal Gods 2003 tour due to contractual difficulties, "were released from [their] recording agreement with Sanctuary, with two albums remaining, in ...

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ROB ROCK Announces Florida Gig

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock and his RAGE OF CREATION band will be performing at the Lost & Found nightclub in Longwood, Florida on Saturday, June 14. The gig will serve as a warm-up for the band's appearance at Bang Your Head festival in Balingen, Germany late next month. As previously reported, Rock's second solo ...

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ROB ROCK: 'Eyes Of Eternity' CD Delayed

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock has pushed back the projected release date for his second solo album, "Eyes Of Eternity", to June 23 through Germany's Massacre Records. The CD will receive a Japanese release on July 21 through JVC/Victor Entertainment. The CD, which was produced, arranged, and mixed by Roy Z. (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN), ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: 'Unbelievably Disappointed And Sad' Over THE METAL GODS Tour Cancellation

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have issued a statement explaining their position regarding the recent cancellation of The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour. As previously reported, the multi-band package trek featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH was called off last Friday (May 2) due to "contractual difficulties." ...

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MOTHRA: New Song Posted Online

MOTHRA, the new project featuring guitarist Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT, SOULFLY), bassist Tumor (ex-SNOT, AMEN), drummer Roy Mayorga (SOULFLY), guitarist Levon Sultanian (ONESIDEZERO), and vocalist Jason Radford (ONESIDEZERO), have posted an MP3 of an instrumental track called "Sonic" at this location. MOTHRA will spend the summer writing and rehearsing material for their upcoming debut ...

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SOULFLY Joined By Former Drummer At Chicago Gig

SOULFLY were joined on stage by former member Joe Nunez during the extended "drum jam" portion of their headlining set at the House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois Thursday night (May 1). According to an onlooker, "Joe and [SOULFLY drummer] Roy [Mayorga] both commanded the beat high atop the stage on Roy's kit, while Max ...

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LINEA 77 To Release 'Numb' In May

Italy's LINEA 77 have entered Red House studios in Senigallia and are currently mid-way through recording their new CD, titled "Numb". The album, which is being produced by the U.K.'s Haggis (DUB WAR, SENSER), will include the following cuts: 01. Gradiva 02. Venus 03. I Fall Asleep 04. Ants 05. SS Is Reality 06. Fantasma ...

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MOTHRA To Play Los Angeles Gig In May

MOTHRA, the new project featuring guitarist Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT, SOULFLY), bassist Tumor (ex-SNOT, AMEN), drummer Roy Mayorga (SOULFLY), guitarist Levon Sultanian (ONESIDEZERO), and vocalist Jason Radford (ONESIDEZERO), will make their next live appearance in Los Angeles in May, according to the group's official web site. More information will be made available soon. ...

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TWO HIT CREEPER Split Up

Los Angeles-based TWO HIT CREEPER have officially split up. The group, whose most recent demos were produced by SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, had originally caught the interest of ORGY frontman Jay Gordon, who wanted to issue the band's debut CD through his Division One imprint (a plan that was later abandoned). Guitarist Jim and vocalist ...

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ROB ROCK Sets Release Date For 'Eyes For Eternity'

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock has set a May 26 release date for his second solo album, "Eyes Of Eternity". The effort, which will be issued under the band name ROB ROCK'S RAGE OF CREATION, will feature appearances by guitarist Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD), drummer Butch Carlson (SAHARA, JAG PANZER), guitarist Rick Renstrom, keyboardist ...

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HALFORD To Begin Work On New LP In The Summer

HALFORD will compete all current touring commitments in June and are tentatively set to begin writing material for their third studio album in July or August, according to the latest online posting from HALFORD manager John Baxter. "It's important for me to explain a few things," Baxter began in his post to the forum section ...

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HALFORD Announce New Guitarist!

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford introduced the new HALFORD guitarist, Chad Tarrington, at the meet-and-greet prior to the group's show last night in Anaheim, California. Rob chose yesterday to introduce Chad because he wanted the fans to be the first to take photos of the new HALFORD line-up: Rob, Chad, Mike Chlasciak (guitar), Ray ...

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ROY Z Speaks Out On Working With HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON

In a recent interview with Dinosaur Rock Guitar, producer extraordinaire Roy Z (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN) explained his recording approach while working with some of the most respected and celebrated heavy rock artists of the last few decades. "Well, [working with] Bruce [Dickinson] was different from [working with] Rob [Halford]," he said. "They both run ...

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HALFORD Seek Guitarist

HALFORD are still seeking a permanent replacement for guitarist Patrick Lachman, who left the group in early December. All interested parties should send a sample of their work on CD, along with a VHS of a live performance and their contact info to: EMAS Inc. PO Box 93430 Phoenix, Arizona 85070 USA Lachman announced his ...

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Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist Announces Solo Dates

Former WHITESNAKE guitarist Micky Moody has announced four U.K. dates with his MICKY MOODY BAND, also featuring Paul Williams (vocals), Roy Shipston (keyboards, vocals), Henry Spinetti (drums), and Pete Reece (bass). The dates are as follows: Jan. 30 - Silkstone Lodge, Cone Lane, Silkstone, Barnsley Jan. 31 - Flower Pot, Derby Feb. 01 - Rock ...

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ANKLA Announce New Drummer

Los Angeles-based ANKLA, featuring PUYA guitarist Ramon Ortiz, Brazilian vocalist Ikaro Stafford, and L.A local J.J. McNeal on bass, have added drummer Aaron Rossi (STRIFE, SHELTER, MEDICATION) to the group's ranks. The as-yet-unsigned band are currently shopping a seven-song demo produced by SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, who was briefly featured in an earlier incarnation of ...

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HALFORD To Embark On THE 2003 METAL GODS WORLD TOUR

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has issued the following statement regarding the postponement of HALFORD's West Coast dates and the group's upcoming touring activities: "Well, hello from Walsall, England. "I'm pleased to see that all information regarding my misfortune has been disclosed. I've always enjoyed a very close relationship with my supporters ...

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HALFORD Producer To Fill In On Second Guitar

HALFORD producer/co-writer Roy Z (TRIBE OF GYPSIES, BRUCE DICKINSON, ROB ROCK) will fill in on second guitar for the band's upcoming 2003 world tour as the replacement for Patrick Lachman, who announced his split from the group last week. Roy is not expected to become a permanent member of HALFORD, who will resume the auditioning ...

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PATRICK LACHMAN Leaves HALFORD!

Guitarist Patrick Lachman has left HALFORD in order to commit himself fully to his band DIESEL MACHINE. The following is frontman Rob Halford's official statement on Lachman's departure: "Last month, November 2002, Pat Lachman notified all of us at HALFORD Central that he had decided now was the time to commit himself fully to his ...

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SOULFLY, AMEN, ONSIDEZERO Members Launch Side Project

MOTHRA, the new project featuring guitarist Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT, SOULFLY), bassist Tumor (ex-SNOT, AMEN), drummer Ray Mayorga (SOULFLY), guitarist Levon Sultanian (ONESIDEZERO), and vocalist Jason Radford (ONESIDEZERO), have posted three full-length MP3s at this location. The tracks available for download are as follows: 01. Nothing Left To Do 02. Burnt Offerings 03. So ...

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