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Former ILL NINO Guitarist To Record With SOULFLY

Former ILL NINO and current CORETEZ guitarist Marc Rizzo has confirmed that he will be the featured second guitarist on the next SOULFLY album, tentatively due in the summer 2004 through Roadrunner Records. Rizzo completed three gigs with the group last week as the replacement for Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT), who — along with drummer Roy ...

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PAINMUSEUM: Album Details Revealed

PAINMUSEUM, the new band featuring ex-HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak, vocalist Tim Clayborne, and former HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek, have set "Metal For Life (Battle Hymns For The New Apocalypse)" as the title for their debut album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. The album, which was recorded at Mike Vescera's (LOUDNESS, ...

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MAX CAVALERA On SOULFLY Member Changes: 'It's No Big Deal'

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has broken his silence about the departures of bassist Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. "This is no big deal," Cavalera said in a statement. "SOULFLY is always evolving. I am always going to introduce new musicians to the fans. In fact there has never been the ...

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SOULFLY Frontman And Manager Are 'Very Loving People': New Bassist

Bobby Burns (PRIMER 55, BEAUTIFUL) has confirmed via on online posting that he is currently rehearsing with SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera as the group's temporary bassist following the sudden departure of Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. The revamped band, who are completed by guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO) and drummer ...

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Update: SOULFLY's New (Temporary?) Lineup Revealed

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera will be joined by guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO), drummer Joe Nunez (who played on the group's "Primitive" release and subsequent world tour), and bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist) at the group's live appearances in California and Arizona, scheduled to take place later this week. It is not presently clear ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Tour Report, Live Video Clips Posted Online

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist Ron Jarzombek, who recently completed a seven-date run as part of ex-MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's backing band on the Guitarevolution tour (also featuring former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick and original MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland), has posted the following tour report on his official web site: "This whole adventure started with me sending ...

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PENTAGRAM Announce New Lineup, Begin Work On New Material

Legendary doom metallers PENTAGRAM are currently working on material for their new album, tentatively due in early 2004. Joining vocalist Bobby Liebling in the new lineup are Kelly Carmichael (guitar, INTERNAL VOID), Adam S. Heinzmann (bass, INTERNAL VOID) and Mike Smail (drums, PENANCE). "We're working up some old stuff ['70s era songs], and also working ...

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BLACK SABBATH's 'Never Say Die!': The SABBATH Book That Leaves No Stone Unturned

Rockdetector (www.rockdetector.com), the world's biggest rock & metal database (having just clocked up over 21,000 artists...) has just published the 400-page BLACK SABBATH biography "Never Say Die!" Written by editor Garry Sharpe-Young, the man behind the acclaimed OZZY OSBOURNE band biography of last year, "Never Say Die!" documents by way of exclusive interviews ...

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JACK FROST: Solo Album Details Revealed

Former SAVATAGE and current SEVEN WITCHES guitarist Jack Frost has finalized the track listing for his solo effort, "Raise Your Fist To Metal", due in October through Noise/Sanctuary Records. The final track listing for "Raise Your Fist To Metal" is as follows: 01. Stay 02. The Chase 03. Brotherhood of Lies 04. What's Left 05. ...

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SEVEN WITCHES To Enter Studio In September

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera, and HELSTAR singer James Rivera, will return to the studio in September to begin recording the follow-up to "Passage to the Other Side". Touring should begin in early 2004. In other news, Frost is busy at work on his ...

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SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY Completing Work On Sophomore Album

SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, who recently replaced Bobby Hewitt (ex-ORGY) with original the group's drummer Neil Taylor, are currently recording their sophomore album, which they expect to complete by the end of the month. The band are still seeking a record deal following their split with Reprise Records in 2001. Among the tracks tentatively set to ...

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THREE INCHES OF BLOOD Announce Canadian Dates

Canadian metallers THREE INCHES OF BLOOD have announced two gigs in British Columbia later this month. They are as follows: Aug. 17 - Vancouver, BC @ Hot August Nights Festival (Waldorf Hotel) Aug. 29 - Chilliwack, BC @ Domestic Disturbance Festival (Stolo First Nations Reserve) As previously reported, THREE INCHES OF BLOOD will be supporting ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Tour Manager Passes Away At OZZFEST Stop

Robert "Bobby" Thomson, longtime tour manager for Ozzy Osbourne, passed away in his sleep and was discovered Thursday morning (July 24) in his Detroit hotel room. He was in Detroit with Ozzfest. Thomson, 50, had been battling throat cancer for the last 18 months. Born in Wallyford, Scotland, Thomson had worked with Ozzy Osbourne for ...

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SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY: New Song Posted Online

SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY have posted a brand-new track called "Dying" in Real Audio format at this location. SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, who recently replaced Bobby Hewitt (ex-ORGY) with original the group's drummer Neil Taylor, are still seeking a record deal following their split with Reprise Records in 2001. Among the other tracks tentatively set ...

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VINNIE VINCENT INVASION Near-Reunion On ROCK NEVER STOPS Tour

After rejecting Mark Slaughter's attempt for years to play together once again, Bobby Rock is curently drumming for SLAUGHTER as a "guest" during the Rock Never Stops Tour 2003. This comes as a particular treat for VINNIE VINCENT INVASION fans as it completes three-quarters of the original lineup during the "All Systems Go" tour, which ...

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ROB HALFORD: The Metal God Speaks

Vocalist Rob Halford of JUDAS PRIEST has posted the following message to his official web site, www.robhalford.com: "Hi Everyone: "What an exciting time for all of us! "I first want to thank everyone from the HALFORD and JUDAS PRIEST sites for the fantastic interactive displays of love and support. You all live in ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE: New Song Posted Online

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, have posted a new demo track, titled "All Out War", in Real Audio format at this location. RESPONSE NEGATIVE's next show will take place on Friday, July 11 at Spanky's in West Palm Beach, Florida. Also set to appear ...

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Former DOKKEN Guitarist Teams Up With SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY Mainman

Former DOKKEN and current LYNCH MOB/LP guitarist George Lynch has reportedly teamed up with SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater in a brand new project called MICRODUST. The band, who are in the process of recording their debut album, were originally set to include ex-ORGY/SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY drummer Bobby Hewitt, but ended up "chang[ing] [their] ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE: New Concert Date Announced

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the new Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, will be performing live at The Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale on Sunday, June 29. Also set to appear on the bill are SAQ, CHI PROJECT, and INHUMANE. For more information on RESPONSE NEGATIVE, visit the group's official web site ...

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Former DEATH Guitarist Brings Out The Funk With JUNKIE RUSH

Former DEATH guitarist Bobby Koelble, whose virtuoso playing can be heard on the bands 1995 Roadrunner release "Symbolic", is now the vocalist/guitarist/songwriter for the Orlando-based JUNKIE RUSH. The band combine modern rock with elements of funk, reggae, Latin and world music, punctuated by world-class musicianship. Consisting of Koelble, Aaron O'Riley (bass), Abdias Garcia (drums) and ...

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PAINMUSEUM Drop Off HALFORD/TESTAMENT Dates

PAINMUSEUM, the new band featuring HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak, vocalist Tim Clayborne, HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek and longtime Metal Mike collaborator Steve Booke on bass, have withdrawn from their previously announced Los Angeles, Anaheim and Las Vegas dates in support of HALFORD and TESTAMENT, citing "economic and logistical constraints" as the reason for their ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: 'Unbelievably Disappointed And Sad' Over THE METAL GODS Tour Cancellation

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have issued a statement explaining their position regarding the recent cancellation of The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour. As previously reported, the multi-band package trek featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH was called off last Friday (May 2) due to "contractual difficulties." ...

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