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NEWSTED Checks In From Tour Rehearsals (Video)

A new video message from NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted, can be seen below. NEWSTED has just completed recording its first full-length album, to be released later this year. NEWSTED began mixing the effort last week, with more details to be announced soon. NEWSTED ...

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SKID ROW's '18 And Life' Covered By Canadian Rapper PETER JACKSON; Official Video Released

Canadian rapper Peter Jackson has dropped a video for his cover of the classic SKID ROW song "18 And Life" featuring another Toronto native, former ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA singer Lukas Rossi. Check it out below. Jackson's new album, "Fresh Start", features collaborations with Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Styles P, Sizzla Kalonji, Classified, Krizz Kailko, Karl Wolf, ...

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NEWSTED Completes Recording Debut Album

NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted, has completed recording its first full-length album, to be released later this year. NEWSTED is scheduled to begin mixing the effort later this week, with more details to be announced soon. NEWSTED will kick off its first-ever U.S. tour ...

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'Entartete Kunts' Book To Include Art From VOIVOD, WATAIN Members

The Ajna Offensive has set a June 21 release date for "Entartete Kunts", a spectacular new collection of underground artwork written and curated by Dennis Dread. A total orgy of imagery featuring nearly 400 full-color reproductions from 42 international artists, this sprawling 340-page celebration is available in two distinct editions: a 8.5" x 11" hardbound ...

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NEWSTED: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted, has scheduled the following U.S. tour dates: Apr. 19 - Red House - Walnut Creek, CA Apr. 23 - San Jose Rock Shop - San Jose, CA Apr. 24 - The Starline - Fresno, CA Apr. 26 - The ...

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SKID ROW's '18 And Life' Covered By Canadian Rapper

Canadian rapper Peter Jackson has dropped a video trailer for his cover of the classic SKID ROW song "18 And Life" featuring another Toronto native, former ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA singer Lukas Rossi. Jackson's new album, "Fresh Start", features collaborations with Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Styles P, Sizzla Kalonji, Classified, Krizz Kailko, Karl Wolf, Aleesia and is ...

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VOIVOD Working On 'Target Earth' Video; Photo Stills Available

Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD have begun work on a video for the title track of their new album, "Target Earth". The clip, created by Italian filmmaker and multimedia artist Nicola Piovesan, will recreate in 3D motion graphics the visions and artwork of VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin. Check out stills from the work-in-progress video ...

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STAIND Guitarist Is 'Totally Down' For Playing With NEWSTED

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has joined NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted. NEWSTED will release its full-length debut this summer, around the time of the group's appearance at this year's Download festival in June. "It was obvious from the word go that Mike is one ...

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STAIND Guitarist Joins NEWSTED

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has joined NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted. NEWSTED is: Jason Newsted - Bass, Lead Vocals Jesus Mendez Jr. (THE NAPOLEON BLOWNAPARTS) - Drums Jessie Farnsworth - Guitar, Backing Voice Mike Mushok (STAIND) – Guitar A photo of the current NEWSTED ...

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NEWSTED Announces First European Dates

Former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted has posted a video update on his current project, NEWSTED, including details of the band's first couple of European festival appearances (U.K.'s Download and Warsaw, Poland's Impact, both scheduled for early June). You can now watch the clip below. "Metal", the debut EP from NEWSTED, ...

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VOIVOD Frontman On Guitarist CHEWY: 'If You Closed Your Eyes, PIGGY Was In The Room'

Anthony Morgan of Metal Forces recently conducted an interview with VOIVOD vocalist Denis "Snake" Bélanger. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On MARTYR guitarist Daniel 'Chewy" Mongrain joining VOIVOD, and bassist Jean-Yves "Blacky" Thériault returning: Snake: "Blacky was living in Vancouver for quite awhile. At [VOIVOD guitarist] Piggy's funeral he let us ...

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Video: NEWSTED Working On New Album Tracks

Video footage of NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted, "working on new album tracks" at his Chophouse studio in Walnut Creek, California can be seen below. "Metal", the debut EP from NEWSTED, sold around 6,200 copies in the United States in its first week of ...

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JASON NEWSTED, MIKE MUSHOK: The Chophouse Porch Jam

Video footage of guitarist Mike Mushok of Massachusetts rockers STAIND and former METALLICA/VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted jamming together on the porch of Newsted's house in Walnut Creek, California on February 23 can be seen below. "Metal", the debut EP from Jason's new project, dubbed simply NEWSTED, sold around 6,200 copies in the United States in ...

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VOIVOD Frontman Interviewed On 'Rich Davenport's Rock Show' (Audio)

Vocalist Denis "Snake" Belanger of Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD was interviewed on the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. (Note: The Belanger interview begins around the 46-minute mark.) VOIVOD's new album, "Target Earth", sold around 1,500 copies in the United States in its first ...

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Audio: JASON NEWSTED Interviewed On 'The Five Count' Radio Show

Former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted was interviewed on "The Five Count" radio show in Mankato, Minnesota. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. "Metal", the debut EP from NEWSTED, sold around 6,200 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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WACKEN Metal Battle Comes To Canada

The world's most prestigious metal festival, Wacken Open Air, known for its elite lineup of the globe's best metal bands is bringing the largest metal contest on the planet to Canada. Wacken Metal Battle Canada will be recruiting one independent Canadian band to perform at this year's highly celebrated gathering of metal heads in Wacken, ...

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VOIVOD Frontman Suffering From Diverticulitis; Shows Postponed

Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD have released the following statement: "VOIVOD has had to postpone any shows for the immediate future as Snake [vocalist Denis Belanger] needs four-six weeks rest due to a procedure for diverticulitis, a common digestive disease. This affects the MS Benefit in Ottawa and the SXSW shows, this should not affect the ...

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JASON NEWSTED Interviewed On KNAC.COM's 'The Vault' (Audio)

Former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted was recently interviewed by DJ Will of "The Vault" radio show on KNAC.COM. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. "Metal", the debut EP from NEWSTED, sold around 6,200 copies in the United States in its ...

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VOIVOD: New Audio Interview With AWAY

Jorge Fretes of Spain's GoetiaMedia.com recently conducted an interview with drummer Michel "Away" Langevin of Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. VOIVOD's new album, "Target Earth", sold around 1,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD was ...

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