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Vocalist MIKE DIMEO Officially Quits RIOT

After a number of years and several album recordings with the band, vocalist Mike DiMeo has officially quit RIOT to devote himself full-time to THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame). Mike commented, "I have done more with THE LIZARDS in the past six months then with RIOT for the ...

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HEATHEN: More European Tour Dates Announced

Reunited San Francisco thrashers HEATHEN have added more European tour dates to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed dates so far include: Jul. 02 – TBA - Bad Hersfeld, GER Jul. 9-10 - Headbangers Open Air 2005 - GER Jul. 14 - The Starz - Sint-Niklaas, BEL Jul. 15 - Ed & Rocco's – Geleen, NETH Jul. ...

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SLIPKNOT: Go Behind The Scenes On 'Subliminal Verses Tour'

Fuse's "Uranium", currently sponsoring the monstrous "Subliminal Verses Tour" featuring SLIPKNOT with special guests LAMB OF GOD and SHADOWS FALL, will give fans a look at SLIPKNOT like they’ve never seen before. On Friday, April 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET, "Uranium" host Juliya gets a tour of the whole stage show with percussionist Chris Fehn, ...

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SKEW SISKIN Joined By PRIMAL FEAR Drummer

Germany's SKEW SISKIN have announced the addition of PRIMAL FEAR drummer Randy Black and bassist Henning Menke to the group's ranks. "Randy Black has committed to doing our upcoming summer shows," SKEW SISKIN write on their web site. "With time and circumstances permitting this line-up would likely include Randy beyond the summer." "For the Le ...

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LAMB OF GOD: 'Killadelphia' DVD Track Listing Available

LAMB OF GOD have finalized the track listing for their new DVD, "Killadelphia", due on May 25 via Epic. The disc consists primarily of footage filmed during the band's two performances at Philadelphia's Trocadero on October 16-17, 2004. Directing the shoot was Doug Spangenberg of High Roller Studios. Extras will include hours of uncensored behind-the-scenes ...

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THE ACCUSED To Release New Album In May

Legendary splatter rockers THE ACCUSED have set a May 20 release date for their first release in over ten years, entitled "Oh, Martha!" The new CD was recorded by Jack Endino at Scotty Crane's Soundhouse Studios in Seattle and was mastered by Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER). THE ACCUSED will be taking the DYI (do-it-yourself) approach ...

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Asylum of the Human Predator - HELL WITHIN

Germany's Lifeforce Records has been on a roll this past year or so, quickly becoming one of the world's premier metalcore labels. Lifeforce has released a slew of quality albums by bands like CIPHER SYSTEM, DEADSOIL, BY NIGHT, and HEROD. If you can't get enough of groups that love to mix hardcore with death and ...

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Former ANNIHILATOR, GRIP INC. Members Join Forces In STRESS FACTOR 9

Former ANNIHILATOR members Randy Rampage (vocals) and Ray Hartmann (drums) have teamed up with bassist Stu Carruthers (GRIP INC., JUST CAUSE), guitarist Ash Blue (ex-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and guitarist/vocalist Kick (VERTICAL AFTER) in a brand new band called STRESS FACTOR 9. The group's musical style is described as "catchy, memorable punk-metal-urban ditties with big anthemic ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: New Album Update

PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner has posted the following message on his official web site: "We wrote overall a bunch of 23 tracks and decided this weekend, which songs will be recorded on the new — yet untitled album — I worte some outstanding tunes, together with my Swedish friend Ronny Milianowicz [DIONYSUS, ex-SINERGY]. We ...

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HEATHEN: New Song Posted Online

A two-minute rough sample of a brand new HEATHEN track with "scratch" vocals has been posted online at this location (.WMA file, 2.5 MB). The as-yet-untitled cut comes from the reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers' new three-song demo, the recordings for which commenced this past January. The band, who are currently unsigned, ...

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Plane Crashes At Airstrip Where RANDY RHOADS Died

A single-engine plane trying to land at the private airstrip where OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Randy Rhoads died in 1982 crashed into a fence Monday, killing the pilot and a passenger, according to the Associated Press. Two other passengers were injured. The Beechcraft Bonanza stopped 200 feet short of the runway at Flying Baron Estates just ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: NAMM Photos Posted Online

Zakk Wylde's BLACK LABEL SOCIETY was the featured act at Guitar World magazine's 25th anniversary party at the NAMM convention this year. A great selection of material from their past CDs was played as well as four songs from the highly anticipated new release, "Mafia". Zakk debuted his new Randy Rhoads polka dot V for ...

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