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JAMES MURPHY Says Florida Benefit Was 'A Great Success'

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy, who is currently receiving treatment for a massive brain tumor with which he was diagnosed in August 2001, has posted the following message regarding the James Murphy Benefit concert, which took place on September 6 at Venom Night Club in St. Petersburg, Florida: "The benefit show held in St. Petersburg ...

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LIFE AFTER DEATH To Appear On METALLICA Tribute CD

LIFE AFTER DEATH, the Los Angeles-based band featuring ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo and guitarist Phil Sandoval, have been asked by producer Bob Kulick to contribute a song to an upcoming METALLICA tribute album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Cleopatra Records. "We decided to do the masterful 'Eye of the Beholder'," the ...

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WWIII CD Release Party Moved

WWIII/WICKED ALLIANCE vocalist Mandy Lion and his backing band have moved the date and venue for the CD release party for WWIII's new album, "When God Turned Away", to October 30 at Club Vodka in Hollywood, California. The group's lineup will consist of Lion on vocals, Moni Scaria on guitar, Rob Farr on bass and ...

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BLACK SABBATH's 'Never Say Die!': The SABBATH Book That Leaves No Stone Unturned

Rockdetector (www.rockdetector.com), the world's biggest rock & metal database (having just clocked up over 21,000 artists...) has just published the 400-page BLACK SABBATH biography "Never Say Die!" Written by editor Garry Sharpe-Young, the man behind the acclaimed OZZY OSBOURNE band biography of last year, "Never Say Die!" documents by way of exclusive interviews ...

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AC/DC Guitarist Clears Up Knife Incident With BLACK SABBATH

Launch reports that AC/DC have come clean about a knife-pulling incident during the group's 1977 tour opening for BLACK SABBATH in Europe. In the "Cash For Questions" fan feature in the new edition of the British music magazine Q, AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young confirmed that SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler did pull a knife on his ...

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BLACK DOG THEORY Seek Bassist

BLACK DOG THEORY, the new London-based band formed by former REAL TV/GRAND THEFT AUDIO vocalist Jay Butler and ex-THE WILDHEARTS/GRAND THEFT AUDIO drummer Ritch Battersby, are seeking a bassist/backing vocalist in their 20s to complete their lineup. Interested parties should e-mail their details to [email protected] ...

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IMMOLATION Frontman To Appear On All-Star DEATH Tribute CD

IMMOLATION frontman Ross Dolan is the latest musician added to the list of guest performers set to appear on the forthcoming DEATH tribute album currently being put together by former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist Brett Hoffmann and CKY guitarist Deron Miller. As previously reported, SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick ...

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SLIPKNOT Members To Contribute To DEATH Tribute Album

SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson and bassist Paul Gray have both been confirmed as "major contributors" to the forthcoming DEATH tribute album currently being put together by former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist Brett Hoffmann and CKY guitarist Deron Miller, Murphy has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. In addition, former DEATH/MASSACRE ...

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AMERICAN HEARTBREAK: New CD On The Way

San Francisco-based rockers AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, who feature in their ranks ex-JETBOY guitarist Billy Rowe and former EXODUS bass player Michael Butler, will release their fourth CD, "You Will Not be Getting Paid", on July 1 through Perris Records. The album, which contains five live and five acoustic songs, will come in a special package that ...

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APARTMENT 26: New Song Posted Online

APARTMENT 26 — the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler — have posted a rough-mix version of a new song, titled "88", and a short accompanying video clip at this location. "88" comes off the group's forthcoming sophomore CD, "Music For The Massive", due on September 30 ...

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APARTMENT 26 Begin Mixing Sophomore CD

APARTMENT 26 — the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler — have entered a Los Angeles studio with Chris Lord-Alge (TINA TURNER, KEITH RICHARDS, WARREN ZEVON, THE REPLACEMENTS) to begin mixing their sophomore full-length album, "Music For The Massive", due in September through Atlantic Records. The CD, which was ...

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MOTOGRATER Finalize Track Listing For Full-Length Debut

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have finalized the track listing for their self-titled debut, due on May 27 through No Name/Elektra Records. The album, which was mixed by producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles, will contain the following cuts: 01. Suffocate 02. Down 03. ...

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APARTMENT 26: New Song Available For Download

APARTMENT 26 — the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler — have posted a rough-mix version of a new song, titled "Strike", at this location. "Strike" comes off the group's forthcoming sophomore CD, "Music For The Massive", due late summer through Atlantic Records. The CD, which was ...

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BEWKENHEIMER Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Worcester, Massachusetts' BEWKENHEIMER (formerly DR. BEWKENHEIMER), who feature in their ranks GEEZER/LD/50 vocalist Clark Brown, have parted ways with bassist Matt Cole and have replaced him with Brendan Cheever (ex-CONTROLLED AGGRESSION). The group, who recently added a second guitarist in the shape of Dan Bongiorno (also ex-CONTROLLED AGGRESSION), are working on the material for the ...

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APARTMENT 26 Land New Record Deal, Complete Work On Sophomore CD

APARTMENT 26 — the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler — have set "Music For The Massive" as the title for their sophomore CD, due late summer through Atlantic Records. The CD, which was produced by Tchad Blake and APARTMENT 26 at Real World Studios, Peter Gabriel's state-of-the-art recording ...

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MOTOGRATER Mixing Debut For Summer Release

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER are currently mixing their debut album with producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles for a summer release through No Name/Elektra Records. A new track, titled "Suffocate", can be heard in streaming audio in the "Use It Or Lose It" ...

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APARTMENT 26 Enter Studio To Record Sophomore Album

APARTMENT 26 — the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler — have entered Real World Studios, Peter Gabriel's state-of-the-art recording studios in Wiltshire near Bath, England, to begin recording their sophomore full-length album for a tentative mid-2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. The band, who issued their "Hallucinating" debut ...

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TONY IOMMI To Collaborate With PHIL ANSELMO On Upcoming CD

PANTERA frontman Phil Anselmo will contribute lead vocals to the next solo album from BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, the guitarist has confirmed to Billboard.com. Anselmo and Iommi are to formally begin work on the project in January in England, according to Tony, who says that he and Anselmo plan to tour to support the ...

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MOTOGRATER Dropped By NO NAME RECORDS?

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER are rumored to have parted ways with No Name/Elektra Records before a single note has been released through the label. An official confirmation on the matter has yet to be made. MOTOGRATER recently entered a Vancouver, British Columbia studio with producer GGGarth Richardson (MUDVAYNE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SPINESHANK) to ...

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'BLACK SABBATH Story' Videos To Be Released On DVD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TWO 'BLACK SABBATH STORY' HOME VIDEOS TO BE RELEASED ON DVD AND VHS BY SANCTUARY ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2002 BLACK SABBATH pioneered true heavy metal, and a fascinating look into the British band's turbulent history is covered on two individual DVD and VHS releases, The Black Sabbath Story: Volume One and The ...

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Storm Before Calm - PRIMORDIAL

Apart from their generally convincing and captivating sound, the great thing about PRIMORDIAL's music is the way it morphs from album to album, each one stronger than the next. There has always been a distinct PRIMORDIAL sound, a hybrid of the best elements of black metal, epic doom metal and a sort of nebulous progressive ...

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BOB DAISLEY: Recent OZZY Reissues Are Insult To RANDY RHOADS' Memory

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley is continuing his fight in the court of public opinion over the fact that OZZY's early solo albums were recently re-issued with re-recorded bass and drum tracks courtesy of current OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Mike Bordin. Speaking to Chart Attack, Daisley acknowledged being responsible for all of ...

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MOTOGRATER Select MUDVAYNE Producer For Upcoming Debut

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER will shortly enter a Vancouver, British Columbia studio with producer GGGarth Richardson (i.e. MUDVAYNE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SPINESHANK) to begin work on their debut effort for No Name/Elektra Records. A fall release is expected. As previously reported, the much-talked-about group had originally signed with COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara's ...

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APARTMENT 26 To Support STONE SOUR At Los Angeles Gig

APARTMENT 26—the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler— have been confirmed as one of the support acts for STONE SOUR, the side project of SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root, at the latter's headlining performance at the Los Angeles club Whisky A Go-Go on Wednesday, June ...

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