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RE:IGNITION Cancel Dates With EARSHOT Due To 'Medical Emergency'

RE:IGNITION, the San Francisco Bay Area band featuring in its ranks SKINLAB members Steev Esquivel and Snake, have been forced to cancel their previously announced Pacific Northwest tour dates with EARSHOT due to "a medical emergency." "We apologize for any inconvenience, and look forward to seeing all of you at some point in the near ...

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NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS Announces Finalists Of 'Unsigned Band' Contest

Nuclear Blast Records has announced the finalists of their "unsigned band" competition which was held last year. More than 1,500 submissions were received, and according to a posting on the label's web site, "especially the packagings were really impressive. [For] that reason, we decided to award the five most innovative packages with a special prize. ...

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GORGOROTH: New Album Update

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have posted the following update on their official web site: "The recordings of the upcoming album, 'Ad Majorem Satanhas Gloriam', progress steadily. Infernus [guitar] and King [bass] have been in a studio in Spydeberg (Norway) for the past weeks where they have recorded bass and guitar. They have brought the tapes ...

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Debris Inc. - DEBRIS INC.

On the self-titled debut from DEBRIS INC. one gets the feeling that TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner and ST. VITUS alum Dave Chandler got together and figured they'd kick out some old school punk rock without abandoning their doom roots. The pair also brought TROUBLE's Barry Stern, EYEHATEGOD/SUPERJOINT RITUAL drummer Jimmy Bower, and Greg Rogers of ...

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EARSHOT Drummer Shoots Down Breakup Rumors

EARSHOT drummer Chas Stumbo has rejected rumors that the band have called it a day following their recent split with Warner Bros. Records. Commenting on his use of "ex-SHOT" as his signature when posting comments on message boards, Stumbo told AudioAggression.com, "'Ex-SHOT' is an inside joke between Johnny [Sprague, bass] and myself. Everyone ...

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EARSHOT Hanging It Up?

According to a post at AudioAggression.com, it appears that EARSHOT are no longer continuing as a band. The Los Angeles quintet, who reportedly left the MEGADETH-headlined "Blackmail the Universe" tour late last year due to a less than favorable crowd response, are said to have been dropped by Warner Bros. Records, and bassist ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR: New Audio Samples Posted Online

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), have posted audio samples from their recently completed full-length CD, "Catalyst of Amalgamation", at this location. Commented Chief: "We are very excited about the release of this CD. It contains the heart, sweat, soul and commitment ...

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HERMANO Announce One-Off Concert

HERMANO, the California-based band featuring vocalist John Garcia (UNIDA, KYUSS), Dave Angstrom (SUPAFUZZ) and Mike Callahan (EARSHOT, DISENGAGE), will be playing a "one-off" show in Palm Springs, California on Saturday, February 19 at The Ale House. The band will be in the desert finishing a DVD to be released later this year. This is a ...

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EARSHOT Drop Off MEGADETH Tour, EXODUS Move Into Main-Support Slot

According to a online posting by MEGADETH's webmaster, Los Angeles quintet EARSHOT have officially left the MEGADETH-headlining "Blackmail the Universe" U.S. tour. "In no way was EARSHOT booted from the tour by MEGADETH," he writes. "These rumours are absolutely false. EARSHOT had agreed the night before to take opening spot before [other support band] EXODUS ...

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MEGADETH: New Live Photos Posted Online

Several photos of MEGADETH's new lineup performing live at the Palladium in Hollywood, CA on Friday (Oct. 29) have been posted online at Launch (all photos by Stephanie Cabral). MEGADETH are in the middle of their "Blackmail the Universe" North American tour with EXODUS and EARSHOT. A list of the remaining tour dates ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman Sings With EXODUS In San Francisco

EXODUS performed an eight-song set at the Warfield in San Francisco, CA Thursday night (Oct. 28). Joining the group on lead vocals for the first six songs was TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy, who was a last-minute replacement for EXODUS' touring singer Steev Esquivel (SKINLAB) (as BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported yesterday). Esquivel, who was forced to ...

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TESTAMENT Singer To Front EXODUS At Hometown Gig

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy will be joining EXODUS on stage for at least a couple of songs during their scheduled performance at the Warfield in San Francisco, CA Thursday night (Oct. 28), BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. "On Tuesday night (Oct. 26) after [EXODUS] played San Diego, [EXODUS touring singer] Steev Esquivel [SKINLAB] got some unknown ...

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Updated: EXODUS Added To More Dates On MEGADETH's U.S. Tour

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have secured the opening slot on MEGADETH's "Blackmail the Universe Tour" beginning with the Oct. 25 date in Anaheim, CA. EXODUS were previously announced as the openers for the tour's six West Coast dates, but have now been added to the remainder of the trek. Also appearing on the ...

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12 STONES Drop Off MEGADETH's 'Blackmail The Universe Tour'

Christian hard rockers 12 STONES have officially dropped off MEGADETH's "Blackmail The Universe Tour", which is scheduled to kick off on October 23 in Reno, NV. Previously announced openers EARSHOT will act as support for the entire trek except for six West Coast dates, which will feature San Francisco thrashers EXODUS. The dates are as ...

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12 STONES Added To MEGADETH Tour

Christian hard rockers 12 STONES have been added to select dates on MEGADETH's "Blackmail The Universe Tour", which is scheduled to kick off on October 23 in Reno, NV. 12 STONES will reportedly be doing part of the trek while the rest of the tour will feature previously announced openers EARSHOT. It is not presently ...

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SOUNDEVICE: Tour Dates Announced

SOUNDEVICE, the Atlanta-based rock band featuring former STEREOMUD frontman Erik Rogers, have announced a host of dates during September and October. The group's lineup is rounded out by guitarist Jason Grover (BEND), drummer Cheney Brannon (BEND), bassist Craig Maule (420 MONKS) and guitarist Billy Grey (FOZZY, CAFU). The band recently finished recording five new tracks. ...

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MEGADETH: 'The System Has Failed' Chart Positions Updated

The new studio release from metal legends MEGADETH, "The System Has Failed", has entered the national album charts in the following countries: No. 10: Canada No. 12: Finland No. 14: Sweden No. 18: U.S.A. No. 28: France No. 32: Holland No. 38: Denmark No. 43: Austria No. 57: Switzerland "The System Has Failed" sold 5,046 ...

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MEGADETH: North American Tour Dates Updated

MEGADETH have released the venue information for their upcoming "Blackmail The Universe" North American tour. Support at all dates is expected to come from the Los Angeles-based quintet EARSHOT and an as-yet-unannounced third act. The tour is currently shaping up as follows: Oct. 23 - Reno, NV @ Reno Hilton Oct. 24 - Las Vegas, ...

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MEGADETH: Fall 2004 North American Tour Dates Announced

The dates have been announced for MEGADETH's "The System Has Failed" fall 2004 North American tour. Venue information will follow soon. Support at all dates is expected to come from the Los Angeles-based quintet EARSHOT and an as-yet-unannounced third act. MEGADETH's "The System Has Failed" Fall Tour 2004: Oct. 26 - San Diego, CA @ ...

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MEGADETH: Listen To Entire New Album Online

MEGADETH's entire new album, "The System Has Failed", can currently be streamed online at VH1.com. Listen to the CD at this location. "The System Has Failed", due on September 14 through Sanctuary Records, was recorded at Phase Four studios in Tempe, Arizona and features mainman Dave Mustaine alongside drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and bassist ...

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MEGADETH: 'Die Dead Enough' Video To Air On 'Headbanger's Ball', Tour To Kick Off In San Diego

MEGADETH's video for their new single, "Die Dead Enough", will debut on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" Saturday night (Sept. 11). "Die Dead Enough" comes off MEGADETH's highly anticipated new album, "The System Has Failed", due on September 14 through Sanctuary Records. The CD was recorded at Phase Four studios in Tempe, Arizona and features mainman Dave ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Confirmed For LOCOBAZOOKA 2004

DAMAGEPLAN are the latest act confirmed for Locobazooka 2004, an all-day music festival set to take place September 26 at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport in Fitchburg, MA. Also scheduled to appear are SALIVA, SHINEDOWN, UPO, CLUTCH, TESLA, MONSTER MAGNET, NONPOINT, DROPBOX, EARSHOT, CROSSFADE, JOSH TODD, KITTIE, SILVERTIDE, CANDIRIA, ALL THAT REMAINS and SHADOWS FALL. In ...

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HELMET, CLUTCH, KITTIE Confirmed For LOCOBAZOOKA 2004

HELMET, CLUTCH, JOSH TODD, KITTIE, MONSTER MAGNET and TESLA are among the bands confirmed to appear at Locobazooka 2004, a two-day event set to take place September 25-26 at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport in Fitchburg, MA. Also scheduled to appear are BREAKING BENJAMIN, CROSSFADE, DROPBOX, EARSHOT, SALIVA, SHINEDOWN, TANTRIC and UPO. For more information, click ...

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LOW AS I To Support PISSING RAZORS

LOW AS I have been confirmed as the opening band for PISSING RAZORS on their tour of the Midwest, which is scheduled to kick off Tuesday (May 11) in Bozeman, MT. Formerly known as MINDFOLD, LOW AS I recently completed work on their debut album, "Shot Heard Around The World", with producer Tom Tatman (STONE ...

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