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SEBASTIAN BACH Taps ROY Z To Produce New Album

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has tapped Roy Z to produce his new solo album, "Angel Down", tentatively due in October via Spitfire Records. "Roy Z has produced albums for Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford and many other bands, including his own TRIBE OF GYPSIES, who we are playing with in Japan!" says Sebastian. "Click ...

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ERNIE CARLETTI Is 'Honored' To Be New Guitarist In ICED EARTH

Elkton, MD resident Ernie Carletti has garnered the position of lead guitarist for ICED EARTH, an established American heavy metal band that is preparing for a forthcoming full-length album and subsequent world tour. Mastering his craft beyond 19 years and teaching guitar lessons to 100 students weekly in excess of 16 years, Carletti is equally ...

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JANI LANE: More Solo Tour Dates Announced

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane has announced the following solo dates: Jun. 27 - Soft Rock Cafe - Dayton, OH Jun. 29 - Jaycee's Festival - Hobart, IN Jun. 30 - Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH Jul. 01 - Annie’s Outdoor Pavilion - Cincinnati, OH Jul. 02 - Rhythm House Cafe - Bridgeville, PA Jul. ...

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JOB FOR A COWBOY Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Arizona-based metal quintet JOB FOR A COWBOY have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The group, whose "Doom" EP is still available for purchase from the band's site, will be going into the studio before the end of the year to record their first full-length release, due in the spring of 2007. Commented JOB ...

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GLENN HUGHES Revealed As 'Mystery Guest' On New THE LIZARDS CD

Legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) has been revealed as the "mystery guest" on the the new THE LIZARDS CD, "Against All Odds", which was released today (June 13). Hughes lends his dynamic vocals on four tracks on "Against All Odds". In addition, he has recorded bass and vocals on a cut that ...

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MARYSCREEK Sign With MTM MUSIC

Swedish hard rockers MARYSCREEK have inked a deal with MTM Music & Publishing. The band are presently recording their debut album for a fall release. Mixing duties will be handled by Fredrik "Fredman" Nordström (IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, DREAM EVIL) during August. MARYSCREEK's music has been described in a press release as combining "the best ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Guitarist MIKE CHLASCIAK: Touring With GUNS N' ROSES 'Will Be Killer'

HALFORD/PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak and HALFORD/PAINMUSEUM/ICED EARTH drummer Bobby Jarzombek will be joining former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach on his upcoming European tour as the support act for GUNS N' ROSES. The group's touring lineup will be completed by bassist Rob De Luca (ex-SPREAD EAGLE) and second guitarist Johnny Chromatic. Commented Mike: "In ...

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PAINMUSEUM To Release 'You Have The Right To Remain Violent' EP

PAINMUSEUM, the band led by HALFORD/SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak, has set a July 1, 2006 release date for their new enhanced EP, entitled "You Have the Right to Remain Violent". To be released exclusively on Metal Mike's own imprint C.M.M. Entertainment, LLC, the EP will feature a new studio track, "Scars In Black", ...

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Original PENTAGRAM Member Loses Battle With Cancer

Vincent McAllister, the guitarist and a founding member of seminal metal band PENTAGRAM, has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 51. McAllister played guitar in the classic '70s PENTAGRAM lineup that also included vocalist Bobby Liebling, bassist Greg Mayne and drummer Geof O'Keefe. His recorded works can be heard throughout the various ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Confirmed For Japan's UDO MUSIC FESTIVAL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has been confirmed for the Udo Music Festival 2006, set to take place July 22-23 at Fuji Speedway in Mt. Fuji, Japan. Also scheduled to appear are KISS, ALICE IN CHAINS, PUSSYCAT DOLLS, STEVE VAI, GODSMACK, TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS, TRIBE OF GYPSIES, PORCUPINE TREE, SOFT, MORNINGWOOD, ...

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PAINMUSEUM To Play Free Show In New Jersey

PAINMUSEUM, the new band featuring the HALFORD/SEBASTIAN BACH duo of "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (guitar) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums), has announced a free show to kick off the band's East Coast Violence Tour 2006. The concert wil ltake place on Thursday, June 8 at The Fireside Club in Denville, New Jersey. Commented Mike: "Free show, metal ...

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RE:IGNITION: Debut Album To Feature Guest Appearances By MACHINE HEAD, 36 CRAZYFISTS Members

RE:IGNITION, the San Francisco Bay Area band featuring in its ranks SKINLAB members Steev Esquivel (guitar) and Snake (bass), are continuing work on their debut album, "Empty Heart, Loaded Gun", due later in the year via Corporate Punishment Records. Esquivel has issued the following update in the album's recording sessions: "We know it's been awhile ...

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RANDY COVEN To Perform With TEDDY And BOBBY RONDINELLI

Bassist Randy Coven (ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be playing at Grizzly's in Bayshore, New York on Saturday, June 3 at 10:00 p.m. Performing with Coven will be Teddy Rondinelli (guitar/vocals; VANILLA FUDGE) and Bobby Rondinelli (drums; BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT). Coven recently teamed up with drummer John Macaluso (TNT, ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JAMES ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Schedules Myrtle Beach Gig

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and his solo band will perform at Club Kryptonite (2925 Hollywood Dr.) in Myrtle Beach, SC on May 20 during Bike Week. "This is a show to get our blood pumpin' before we enter the studio [in Los Angeles] on June 15 to begin recording the 'Angel Down' CD," ...

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OVERKILL, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, KREATOR Members Discuss Band Unity: Video Available

The makers of "Get Thrashed", the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, have posted a 71-second video clip featuring former OVERKILL members Rat Skates (drums) and Bobby Gustafson (guitar), plus NUCLEAR ASSAULT/ex-ANTHRAX bassist Dan Lilker and KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza discussing unity between ...

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ROB ROCK: Live DVD Postponed

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has posted the following message at his official web site: "Special thanks to the fans that attended OwenFest in Germany and Elements of Rock in Switzerland. We had a great time and appreciate your enthusiastic support. "The live DVD [which was supposed to be filmed at ...

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HALFORD Guitarist To Appear At Brooklyn Bar This Weekend

Guitar wizard "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH, PAINMUSEUM) will be hanging out and partying at Duff's this Saturday, May 6 with his band PAINMUSEUM after making an appearance at the NY KISS Expo. Duff's is located at the corner of North 3rd St. and Kent Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Party starts at 8:00 p.m. ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Unearthing Early SKID ROW Live Footage

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has posted the following message on his official web site: "I am in the process of converting my whole analog audio and video collection into digital. I have literally hundreds, if not thousands, master copies of concerts, studio sessions, interviews etc. both on audio and video. When we were ...

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THE LIZARDS To Tour With ULI JON ROTH

Hard rock band THE LIZARDS, featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and Mike DiMeo (RIOT), will be playing a series of U.S. dates with guitar legend ULI JON ROTH (SCORPIONS). They will follow this up by playing a one-off gig with rock legend RONNIE MONTROSE. THE LIZARDS are currently in the studio ...

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