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HEIR APPARENT: Surprise Seattle Show To Launch European Tour

U.S. power metal legends HEIR APPARENT will perform a surprise show in Seattle, Saturday, October 28 to officially launch their 2006 European tour. The event takes place at the Lakepointe Bar & Grill in Kenmore, WA and admission is only $2 or 2 cans of food for Northwest Harvest Charities. No advanced tickets will be ...

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ROB ROCK: South American Tour Cancelled

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has cancelled his previously announced South American tour. "We are unable to tour at this time because certain contractual commitments and deadlines were not met," reads a posting on Rob's web site. "Our sincerest apologies to our fans. Rob Rock will work hard to tour South ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Headlining Dates Announced

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has announced the following headlining dates in between support shows with GUNS N' ROSES: Nov. 07 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater Nov. 12 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Nov. 16 - Whitby, ON @ Johnny B's Contrary to published reports, Sebastian Bach — who recently completed work ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: I Am Not 'Shopping' My New Record To Anyone

Contrary to published reports, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach — who recently completed work on a new studio album, entitled "Angel Down" — is not actively seeking a new label home. "I am not 'shopping' my new record to anyone," Bach told BLABBERMOUTH.NET earlier today (Oct. 13). "I have not played a note of ...

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SLIPKNOT Guitarist Comments On Upcoming DVD

SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson has commented on the group's upcoming DVD, "Voliminal: Inside the Nine", due on December 5 via Roadrunner. He said: "[The new DVD is] very different from [2002's] 'Disasterpieces' in that it's mostly behind-the-scenes and hand-held live shit shot by Bobby Tongs. Several pro-shot live songs, interviews with each of us..." A ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE Members To Guest On SIRIUS SATTELITE RADIO Tonight

TYPE O NEGATIVE's Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly will discuss their SEVENTH VOID project during an appearance on Sirius Sattelite Radio's Hard Attack channel (#27) tonight (Oct. 10) at 10:00 p.m. EST. As previously reported, SEVENTH VOID will play its first-ever New York City show on Wednesday, October 11, headlining Contact High Night at The ...

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ICED EARTH: Drummer BRENT SMEDLEY Rejoins The Fold

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has sent the following announcement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "I just wanted to make a quick and exciting announcement that I think many of you will be very happy about. Brent Smedley is coming back to ICED EARTH for the recording and touring of the 'Something Wicked' saga Parts 1& 2, and ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist RIZZO Lines Up Solo Shows

Before SOULFLY heads off to Australia for Gigantour with MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY and CALIBAN, guitarist Marc Rizzo will hold the following guitar clinics and master classes: Oct. 12 - Guitar Center - Totowa, NJ (Guitar Clinic) Oct. 13 - The Crossroads - Garwood, NJ (Acoustic Performance) Oct. 14 - The Collective Music School - New ...

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OVERKILL, Ex-HADES Members To Mix THE CURSED Debut, Film Video

Guitarist Dan Lorenzo (ex-HADES and NON-FICTION) has issued the following update on THE CURSED, his new project also featuring OVERKILL's Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, bassist Job the Raver (MURDER 1), and drummer Mike Cristi (ex-NON-FICTION): "Blitz is still on Gigantour with MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD. The tour ends in about 10 days. After that we'll ...

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RATT Drummer Launches New Recording Studio

On Saturday, September 30, studio owners Gregg Gill (former Spyder Studio owner) and Bobby Blotzer (RATT, ANGEL CITY OUTLAWS) will be hosting an open house at the new Diamond recording facility in Houston, Texas. Commented Gill: "We'll be demonstrating the new ProTools / HD system and playing music samples from bands we're currently working with, ...

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ADEMA: California Dates Announced

Southern California's ADEMA has announced the following dates in October: Oct. 06 - The Dome - Bakersfield, CA Oct. 14 - The Knitting Factory - Hollywood, CA Oct. 15 - The Red Devil Lounge - San Francisco, CA As previously reported, ADEMA has posted audio samples of three new demo tracks — "Human Nature", "Out ...

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EYES OF FIRE Parts Ways With Guitarist

Orange County ambient-metal quintet EYES OF FIRE has posted the following message on its official web site: "EYES OF FIRE have had yet more line-up changes since we've last updated you all. Bobby Thomas [guitar] has decided to leave the band on his own accord. "EYES OF FIRE wish him the best of luck and ...

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JANI LANE: New Song Posted Online

A new Jani Lane (ex-WARRANT) song, entitled "Saltwater", has been posted online at his MySpace page. Lane recently recorded some new rock tunes — including "Serial Killer", "Bruised", and "Exit" — under the moniker ANGEL CITY OUTLAWS with RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer, bassist Chuck Wright(QUIET RIOT, GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and guitarist Keri ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Guitarist 'METAL' MIKE CHLASCIAK: China and Australia Were 'Amazing'

Guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, PAINMUSEUM, SEBASTIAN BACH) has issued the following update: "Just returned from China and Australia — amazing experiences all around. We [SEBASTIAN BACH] were the second rock/ metal band to ever play China, following the legendary DEEP PURPLE. Australia shows were sold out — you guys rock and sure know how ...

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KARION: S.A. SLAYER, RIOT, HELSTAR Members' Early Works To Surface

San Antonio, Texas underground metal cult faves KARION have announced the release of "Iron Shadows", a collection of re-mastered demos recorded at Sound Cube Studios in Converse, Texas with engineer Ron Thomas during the band's brief three-year tenure in the mid-'80s. Contemporaries of such Texas legends as WATCHTOWER, SLAYER, PANTERA, HELSTAR, and JUGGERNAUT, KARION was ...

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