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SPEEDEALER To Tour With SUPAGROUP In December

The reformed SPEEDEALER will be teaming up with SUPAGROUP for a two-week tour in early December. Dates so far are as follows: Dec. 01 - El Paso, TX - TBA Dec. 02 - Las Vegas, NV - The Double Down Dec. 03 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Mediterranean Dec. 04 - San Francisco, CA ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Debut To Surface In December

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have set December 25 as the Japanese release date through Universal Records for their debut album, "Here Come The Brides". The CD, which features ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: More U.S. Dates Announced

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's (MSG) have announced more dates for their upcoming U.S. tour. They are as follows: Nov. 25 - Palo Alto, CA @ The Edge Nov. 26 - Concord, CA @ Cadillac Ranch Nov. 28 - Sacramento, CA @ The Roadhouse Nov. 29 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre Nov. 30 - West Hollywood, ...

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LIVING COLOUR: DVD-Audio To Include Video Clip

LIVING COLOUR's DVD-Audio edition of their new CD, "Collideoscope", will include all 15 tracks in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound plus a video clip for "Song Without Sin" along with photos and possible other video footage. Upcoming LIVING COLOUR tour dates: Nov. 05 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Nov. 07 - St louis, MO - the ...

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TEMPLE OF THE DOG Reunion Among Surprises At PEARL JAM Benefit Gig

PEARL JAM were joined by a host of famous musical friends on stage last night (Oct. 28) in Santa Barbara, Calif., at a benefit for the Louis Warschaw Prostate Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Among the guests appearing on stage during the performance were PEARL JAM's former drummer Jack Irons, singer/songwriter Jack Johnson, veteran ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: Touring Lineup Revealed

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's (MSG) touring lineup for the band's upcoming U.S. tour will consist of the following musicians: Michael Schenker - guitar Chris Logan - vocals Rev Jones (BLACK SYMPHONY, MSG) - bass Wayne Findlay (MSG, VINNIE MOORE) – keyboards, guitar Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N' BLUE, TED NUGENT, BLACK SYMPHONY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) - drums Confirmed ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Names New Solo CD

Former ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna has set "03" as the title for his forthcoming third solo album, due on October 27 through the singer's official web site and at the group's upcoming live shows (where it will be sold for $10). The follow-up to 1998's "Spells Of Fear" (DeRock Records) was recorded in Syracuse, New ...

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Former SOULFLY Members Join Forces In ABLOOM

Former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums) have rejoined forces in ABLOOM, the California-based group formerly known as MOTHRA. The band, whose lineup is rounded out by guitarist Levon Sultanian and vocalist Jason Radford (both of ONESIDEZERO), played two shows (in San Diego and Santa Barbara) last weekend ...

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Former PITCHSHIFTER Frontman To Tour With PIGFACE

Former PITCHSHIFTER frontman J.S. Clayden will be touring with PIGFACE as part of their upcoming "United II" tour. The trek, which kicks off on November 5 in West Dundee, Illinois, will see Clayden joined by PIGFACE mainman Martin Atkins, Seibold (HATE DEPT.), and En Esch (SLICK IDIOT, ex-KMFDM). Other bands appearing on the bill are ...

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ANNA KJELLBERG Leaves SUPERFIX, Seeks Full-Time Band

Former DRAIN STH bassist Anna Kjellberg has officially parted ways with SUPERFIX (mp3), the project she formed three years ago with ex-DRAIN STH drummer-turned-vocalist Martina Axen. "After playing with Martina for 14 years, I decided it was time to move on," Anna told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "We have grown apart musically and didn't have the ...

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DEATH ANGEL Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have signed a multi-album record deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band are expected to enter the studio in early 2004 to begin recording their first CD since 1990's "Act III", tentatively due later in the year. Speaking to Chile's Grinder magazine in late 2002, DEATH ANGEL ...

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DEVILDRIVER Film Video For 'I Could Care Less'

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, shot a video for the track "I Could Care Less" with director P.R. Brown (JERRY CANTRELL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) on Sunday (October 5). "I Could Care Less" is the first single off the group's self-titled debut album, due on October 28 ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: MUIR Reports From Kentucky's FEST FIVE

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir has posted the following report from the band's appearance at last weekend's 105.1 WLRS' Fest Five event on the Great Lawn in Louisville, Kentucky: "Lori, the bands booking agent called Wednesday, saying she just got a call asking if we were available and willing to fly out a play a ...

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Visual Effects Company R!OT Does Time With KORN

VFXPro reports that visual effects company R!OT Santa Monica arranged a face-to-face encounter between "Lara Croft" star Angelina Jolie and KORN for the band's latest video "Did My Time". Artists composited images of Jolie, who was shot in Canada, into the Los Angeles alley where the rest of the video was filmed and made it ...

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PRIMUS: Cautious Comeback

PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool recently spoke to Billboard magazine about the possibility of the band returning for good following the completion of their upcoming North American theater tour. Tickets for the road trip, titled "Tour de Fromage", are selling fast, and that sort of attention is encouraging PRIMUS to remain an active band. "The touring ...

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GENITORTURERS To Embark On North American Tour

Florida's GENITORTURERS, featuring former MORBID ANGEL frontman David "Evil D" Vincent on bass, will be kicking off a North American tour in late October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 23 - Baton Rouge, LA - Clicks Oct. 24 - Dallas TX - Trees Oct. 25 - San Antonio, TX - Sin 13 ...

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DEVILDRIVER Announce Track Listing For Debut Album

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have set the track listing for their self-titled debut album, due on October 28 through Roadrunner Records. The band, whose sound is being described as "much heavier" than that of COAL CHAMBER and featuring "more technical" musicianship than that found ...

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IRONFIRE Split In Two

Danish metallers IRONFIRE have split in two "due to overwhelming musical differences," according to a post on the band's web site. "[Vocalist] Martin [Steene] and [guitarist] Mads [Andersen] will continue IRONFIRE as you know it. And [guitarist] Jeff [Lukka], [bassist] Jose [Cruz] and [drummer] Steve [Mason] are pursuing new musical pastures. "Unable to get out ...

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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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PRIMUS: DVD Preview Posted Online

A preview of PRIMUS' forthcoming DVD, "Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People", has been posted online at this location. A DVD/CD set, "Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People", is due on October 7 through Prawn Song/Interscope Records. The DVD will contain all 13 PRIMUS videos, including the little-seen "Lacquer ...

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GROOVIES INC.: MP3 Sample Posted Online

GROOVIES INC., the new Swedish band led by former ELECTRIC BOYS and current SILVERGINGER 5 guitarist/vocalist Conny Bloom, have posted a sample of their music in MP3 format at this location. In addition to Bloom, GROOVIES INC.'s lineup features Diva Cruz (congas, bongos, timbales, bells), Stevie Klasson (guitar, vocals), Andy Christell (bass, vocals), ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: GUITAREVOLUTION Setlist Revealed

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and his backing band — guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK), drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, Y&T) and bassist Chris Catero (RAZER, ex-WARDOG) — kicked off the Guitarevolution U.S. tour with THE ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO (featuring former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick) and OHM (featuring original MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland) ...

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KING DIAMOND/ENTOMBED: San Francisco Venue Change

The San Francisco date on KING DIAMOND's upcoming North American tour has been moved to DNA from the previously announced Pound. The trek, which will also feature ENTOMBED, NOCTURNE and SINGLE BULLET THEORY, is scheduled to kick off on October 18 in Los Angeles. "The Puppet Master USA Tour 2003" feat. KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED, NOCTURNE, ...

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Wanna Be Part Of SLAYER History?

SLAYER are looking for rare and personal photographs, stories, memorabilia, drawings, etc. that play a big part of SLAYER's past and present. If you are a hardcore SLAYER fan and you think you have something special we want to see it! All submissions shall be subject to the terms and conditions found here, ...

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Former TESTAMENT Axeman To Teach At AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GUITAR

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has joined the distinguished faculty of New York's premier guitar school, American Institute Of Guitar (AIG). Alex will be teaching the Jazz Soloing Workshop this fall. "Learn the essential scales, arpeggios and techniques of jazz soloing," reads a post on Skolnick's web site. "Hands-on with lots of playing. In addition, ...

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KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED: More North American Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been added to the forthcoming North American tour featuring KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED, NOCTURNE and SINGLE BULLET THEORY. As previously reported, KING DIAMOND have set an October 21 release date through Metal Blade Records for their new album, "The Puppet Master". The CD will contain a bonus disc of King telling the story ...

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