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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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DAVE ELLEFSON, DANNY LILKER To Tour With SOULFLY

SOULFLY bassist Bobby Burns will sit out the band's U.S. Dark Ages Tour with after suffering a stroke last Thursday. Although home at this time, Burns will need long rest for recovery. The two bassists stepping up to the plate for their SOULFLY brother are Dave Ellefson (formerly of MEGADETH, currently of F5/TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY). ...

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SOULFLY Bassist Released From Hospital

SOULFLY's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Last week, one of our own, Bobby Burns [SOULFLY bassist] suffered a mild stroke and was immediately hospitalized. He was ordered to remain under the care of a doctor until he was fully recovered, and although we are happy to report that he has ...

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SOULFLY Bassist Hospitalized Following Mild Stroke

SOULFLY bassist Bobby Burns suffered a mild stroke Thursday (Sept. 14) and will remain in a doctor's care until he is fully recovered. There is no word yet as to who will take his place on SOULFLY's upcoming U.S. tour, which is scheduled to kick off Monday (Sept. 18) in San Diego. Burns is expected ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Storms Off Stage In Sydney

A BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor from Australia has submitted the following report: "Sebastian Bach stormed off the stage at his concert on Thursday night (Sep. 14) in Sydney, Australia. Frustrated with some audience members launching projectiles towards the stage, Bach made good on his threat of an early finish when a half-full plastic cup of beer was ...

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ADEMA: New Demo Samples Available

Southern California's ADEMA has posted audio samples of three new demo tracks — "Human Nature", "Out Alive" and "Los Angeles" — at the band's official MySpace page. ADEMA earlier in the year announced the addition of vocalist Bobby Reeves of the Los Angeles-based band LEVEL to the group's ranks. Reeves joined ADEMA as ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Performs In China: Photos Available

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach performed at the Beijing Pop Festival at Chaoyang Park in Beijing, China on Sunday (September 10). Check out pictures from Wire Image. As previously reported, an 18-minute audio interview with Sebastian Bach, conducted recently by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "Full Metal Racket" (based in Australia), can ...

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ROB ROCK Announces South American/Mexican Tour Dates

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) will team up with NARNIA, MORTIFICATION and EXOUSIA for a South American/Mexican tour in November. The dates are as follows (venue details to be confirmed): Nov. 18 - Mexico City, Mexico Nov. 19 - Guatemala City, Guatemala Nov. 22 - Tegucigalpa, Honduras Nov. 25 - Sao ...

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OVERKILL, HADES And NON-FICTION Vets Launch THE CURSED

One of the most instantly recognizable voices in all of heavy metal, OVERKILL's Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth has for the first time in his career momentarily stepped out of his full-time band. With the launch of THE CURSED, Ellsworth is joined by guitarist Dan Lorenzo (ex-HADES and NON-FICTION), bassist Job the Raver (MURDER 1), and drummer ...

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POISON-ous Vibes

David Koon of Arkansas Times reports that even though POISON's concert at Little Rock's Riverfest Ampitheatre Sunday night (August 27) went off without a hitch, the paper's "man behind the scenes" — Market Street Cinema owner and dedicated metal head Matt Smith — said that the atmosphere backstage was anything but hunky dory. ...

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POISON Comments On Near-Brawl In Atlanta

POISON has posted the following message on its MySpace blog regarding the onstage altercation that took place between vocalist Bret Michaels and bassist Bobby Dall on August 25 in Atlanta, Georgia: "Atlanta's still burning...it was striking hot on stage the other night when POISON's show ended in a volatile fight...on stage. "Bassist Bobby ...

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POISON: Near-Brawl Erupts Onstage In Atlanta

The Metal Sludge web site has been updated with several fan accounts in regards to POISON's performance last night (Friday, August 25) at The HiFi Buys Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia: Account#1: "Don't know what started it, but right before the encore Bret [Michaels, vocals] and Bobby [Dall, bass] appeared to be in a ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Signs With New Manager; Announces New Label Home

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following update: "I am happy to announce that effective immediately, I will be managed by Rick Sales of Sanctuary Artist Management out of Los Angeles California. From now on, any and all business-related matters should be addressed to Rick Sales. We have a brand new record ...

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OVERKILL Frontman, Ex-HADES Guitarist Join Forces In THE CURSED

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and ex-HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo have joined forces in a new band called THE CURSED. The group, whose lineup is completed by drummer Mike Cristi and bassist Job The Raver, is reportedly working on its debut album for Screaming Ferret Wreckords. More information will be made available soon. ...

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Ex-CRO-MAGS, MISFITS Members Remember CBGB

The August edition of the Atlas Plugged, a monthly web zine/industry newsletter published by The Music Resource Group, will feature a special section honoring CBGB, the classic New York City venue set to close on September 30. The article will feature first-hand memories of the legendary club by several musicians, fans and industry veterans. Confirmed ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Drummer BOBBY JARZOMBEK Checks In

Drummer extraordinaire Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, ICED EARTH, SEBASTIAN BACH) has issued the following update: "It's been a busy summer (can you believe this heat we've been having....?!) and I thought I'd update you all on the latest in my neck o' da woods. "Back in June I recorded my drum tracks for the upcoming SEBASTIAN ...

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AUDIOSLAVE And SYSTEM OF A DOWN Members Named In Anti-BUSH Ad

Launch Radio Networks reports: AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello and SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian are among the people listed in an anti-George W Bush petition, in a full-page newspaper ad that ran Thursday (August 3) in the New York Times. The full-page ad from the group World Can't Wait announced October 5 as ...

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