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VINNY APPICE's Wife Joins 'The Dio Message Board'

Justine Appice, wife of legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO), has been named "chief interviewer" for "The Dio Message Board". By using her knowledge and contacts in the industry acquired over the years, she has been able to secure some no-holds-barred interviews. Most recently she has interviewed Bobby Blotzer (RATT), Frank Marino, James Kottak ...

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RALPH SANTOLLA: 'I'm Not Playing With SEBASTIAN BACH'

Guitarist extraordinaire Ralph Santolla (DEATH, DEICIDE, SEBASTIAN BACH, ICED EARTH) has sent the following statement ot BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Just to set the record straight — I'm not playing with Sebastian Bach [anymore]. When I joined DEICIDE, it was apparent that I had too many things going on at the same time. DEICIDE has kept me pretty ...

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7DAYSUN Collaborate With SOULFLY Bassist

Family For Life Records, the new label started by Bobby Burns of SOULFLY/PRIMER 55 fame, has just released the debut EP from the Louisville, KY-based band 7DAYSUN. Burns produced the EP, which is entitled "A New Beginning" and contains the following track listing: 01. Slowly Sinking 02. Under My Skin 03. Gift 04. Last December ...

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Firewood - WITCHCRAFT

The story goes that Sweden's WITCHCRAFT first began as a tribute to former 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS legend Roky Erickson and PENTAGRAM's Bobby Liebling. The self-titled debut album caused quite a buzz and if it's anything like "Firewood", I can understand why. Prior to actually hearing "Firewood", I would have taken with a grain of salt ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Co-Headline Italy's EVOLUTION FESTIVAL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has posted the following message on his official web site: "I am totally excited to announce the Evolution Festival, which happens this July 16 in Toscolano Maderno, Italy!! This will be the first outdoor festival I have ever played in my life in Italy, which has ALWAYS been one ...

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MOLLY HATCHET Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

MOLLY HATCHET will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, June 29. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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ROB ROCK: U.S. Release Date Set For 'Holy Hell'

Singer ROB ROCK's (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) latest solo album, "Holy Hell", is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on September 6 via Candlelight/Caroline Records. Meanwhile, Danish producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) is mixing the bonus tracks for JVC/Victor Entertainment release of "Holy Hell", which will feature a very special guest guitar solo by Gus ...

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The Process of Elimination - LENG TCH'E

Is it just me or has there been an upsurge in the number of grindcore bands making the genre more creative and exciting, while still keeping it dangerous and monstrously heavy? "The Process of Elimination" may not be the dementia inducing, creative tour de force that is CEPHALIC CARNAGE's "Anomalies", but it sure is a ...

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ORGY To Release 'Trans Global Spectacle' DVD In August

"No one has seen this side of us, the behind-the-scenes reality of ORGY," says Bobby Hewitt, the band's drummer and director of their retrospective DVD, "Trans Global Spectacle", due August 23 on D1 Music/DLC Records. "Most of our fans have only seen us onstage, in videos and in magazines, but this is the real us." ...

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PAINMUSEUM's METAL MIKE and BOBBY JARZOMBEK Schedule Mexico City In-Store

Sacrecrow Records/Oz Productions have announced a fan meet-and-greet/signing session with PAINMUSEUM's "Metal" Mike Chlasciak and Bobby Jarzombek (ICED EARTH, HALFORD). Mike and Bobby will take some time and attend to this special event while on "Mexico 2005 Tour" with SEBASTIAN BACH. The details are as follows: June 16, 2005: PAINMUSEUM's Metal Mike and Bobby Jarzombek ...

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THE LIZARDS: New DVD, Live CD In The Works

THE LIZARDS, featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and Mike DiMeo (RIOT), have posted the following message on their official web site: "Home safely! Had a wonderful tour with UFO and we are looking forward to reuniting with them in the USA. We have added some U.S. dates in July to our ...

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ROBERT PLANT Says His Band Helped Bring Him Back To Songwriting

Launch Radio Networks reports: Former LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant releases "Mighty Rearranger" today (Tuesday, May 10), a new album recorded with his latest band, the STRANGE SENSATION. It's Plant's first album since 2002's Grammy-nominated "Dreamland", but while that disc included only three originals and a batch of cover songs, "Mighty Rearranger" features all-new material. ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Welcomes Drummer BOBBY JARZOMBEK To Band

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has posted the following message on his official web site: "What an incredible summer this will be! I am amazed to report that none other than MONSTER drummer Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, ICED EARTH) will be propelling the band on the drumkit into new realms of metal starting NOW! I ...

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RIOT: Vocalist MIKE DIMEO To Continue With The Band After All

Despite having recently issued a statement that he was quitting RIOT to devote himself full-time to THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame), vocalist Mike DiMeo and RIOT have now apparently had a change of heart and are insisting that the band's lineup will remain intact. Due to his commitments ...

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Warriors of the Rainbow Bridge - MOLLY HATCHET

With the passing of two legends in Jakson Spires (BLACKFOOT) and Danny Joe Brown (MOLLY HATCHET), it's been a tough year for southern rock. It is people like Bobby Ingram who have helped keep the spirit of southern rock alive. Ingram sure as hell has kept MOLLY HATCHET alive and doing quite well overseas, not ...

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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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Fuck You and Then Some/Feel the Fire - OVERKILL

Not so much a song as an excuse for a chorus (one that owes more than a little to oddball L.A. punks FEAR), “Fuck You" was pretty ballsy for the PMRC-infected 1980's. It made the rounds of parties and dubbed tapes, along with other over-the-top, too-hot-for-Friday Night Videos fare likeS.O.D.'s "Speak English or Die" back ...

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Drummer: RESPONSE NEGATIVE Are 'Far From Over'

Despite guitarist Bobby Gustafson's (ex-OVERKILL) announcement last week that RESPONSE NEGATIVE have called it a day due to a "lack of professionalism and drive from within the band" combined with "a lack of label interest," RESPONSE NEGATIVE are "far from over," according to the group's drummer, Jim McCourt. "While it is true that ...

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PAINMUSEUM To Shoot Additional Video Footage At Brooklyn Bar

Following tomorrow's (April 23) video shoot for "Speak the Name" from their "Metal For Life" album, PAINMUSEUM members "Metal" Mike Chlasciak, Bobby Jarzombek and Tim Clayborne and crew are set to crush Duff's Bar, Brooklyn, NY. Band and Duff's extend the invitation to all to show up and headbang all night. Metal Mike promises nothing ...

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