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BLACK SYMPHONY Announce Lineup For GREAT WHITE Show

BLACK SYMPHONY, the reformed Southern California-based band featuring bassist Rev Jones (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP), have announced the lineup for their upcoming co-headlining show with GREAT WHITE at Mr. Cues in Lancaster, CA on August 26. It is as follows: Rev Jones - Bass\Warrguitar Rick Plester - Guitar Pete Holmes - Drums Robert Vasicek - Keyboards ...

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DEICIDE: Korean Tour Report

DEICIDE guitarist Ralph Santolla (ex-SEBASTIAN BACH, DEATH) has submitted the following Korean tour report exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "We want to thank everybody that helped us out on the trip to the Busan Rock Festival, especially Kevin from Dope Records, and our translator, 'Korean Glen'. "We left Tampa at 9 a.m. on Thursday [August 4], and ...

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SHENOAH Call It Quits

SHENOAH, the Cleveland, Ohio-based band featuring former members of CHIMAIRA, RINGWORM and ERASE THE GREY, have officially disbanded. Founders Jason Hager (guitar, ex-CHIMAIRA) and Ben Hollowell (bass, ex-RINGWORM) are currently pursuing YEARS OF FIRE, while Vince DiFranco (guitar, ex-ERASE THE GREY) and Matt Danko (drums) are keeping busy with their new project SONIC TRANSMISSIONS. Meanwhile, ...

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Vendetta - THROWDOWN

Based on my lukewarm feelings about "Haymaker", I was prepared to give THROWDOWN's "Vendetta" a mediocre review. I seem to be one of the few that weren't knocked on their asses by the 2003 release. The album has its moments, but seems to drag at times; something about those extra thick, breakdownish grinding parts I ...

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KING'S X: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new KING'S X track, entitled "Alone", is available for streaming on guitarist Ty Tabor's MySpace.com page. "Alone" comes off the Texas-based rock trio's upcoming album, "Ogre Tones" (view artwork at this location), due on September 27 via InsideOut Music America. The new KING'S X album was produced by Michael Wagener, ...

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Reformed BLACK SYMPHONY Schedule Co-Headlining Show With GREAT WHITE

BLACK SYMPHONY, the reformed Southern California-based band featuring bassist Rev Jones (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP), have announced a co-headlining show with GREAT WHITE on August 26 at Mr. Cues in Lancaster, California. "The official BLACK SYMPHONY lineup has not been released as of yet, but should be announced sometime next week along with new album info ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED: 'The All-Star Sessions' To Surface In October

Roadrunner Records has put together a groundbreaking record to mark the label’s 25th Anniversary. The group is called ROADRUNNER UNITED and the album titled "The All-Star Sessions". This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 57 artists from 45 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the ...

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KING'S X: Album Title Changed, Artwork Posted Online

Texas-based rock trio KING'S X have changed the title of their new CD to "Ogre Tones" from the previously announced "Landscape". The CD is due on September 27 via InsideOut Music America. Commented frontman Doug Pinnick: "I made up the name 'Landslide', and we all agreed, but the record company didnt like it. We had ...

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A.M. CONSPIRACY To Perform Free Show With SOIL

A.M. CONSPIRACY, the new Orlando, Florida-based rock band fronted by ex-DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones, will be performing a free show with SOIL on August 27 at the Tommy Lawrence Arena on the Volusia County Fairgrounds in Deland, Florida. As previously reported, A.M. CONSPIRACY have posted a new demo track, entitled "Absence", on their ...

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It's Official: Former SOIL Frontman Joins DROWNING POOL

In a widely anticipated move, former SOIL frontman Ryan McCombs has been officially named the new lead singer of DROWNING POOL. McCombs made the announcement earlier today live on the Ft. Wayne, Indiana radio station 98.9 The Bear, where he had been co-hosting the morning show all week. Listen to the audio of his announcement ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Perform At X GAMES Party In Hollywood

CAMP FREDDY — the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of ex-JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan) — will reportedly be making an appearance at an ...

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SOIL Bassist: DROWNING POOL 'Lied To Our Faces'

SOIL bassist Tim King has explained his decision to publicly slam the group's former singer, Ryan McCombs, for joining DROWNING POOL after McCombs allegedly deemed the songs on the first DROWNING POOL album "average." As previously reported, DROWNING POOL are believed to be have recruited McCombs to replace their last vocalist, Jason "Gong" ...

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BLACK SYMPHONY Reunite

According to a posting on bassist Rev Jones' (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) official web site, BLACK SYMPHONY has officially reformed. An official lineup, tour dates, and news relating to new material will be announced August 1, 2005 at www.blacksymphony.com. In other news, the Jeff Martin (RACER X, BADLANDS) solo album "The Fool", featuring Jones, ...

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SOIL Bassist Slams Former Frontman For Joining DROWNING POOL

SOIL bassist Tim King has slammed the group's former singer, Ryan McCombs, for joining DROWNING POOL after McCombs allegedly deemed the songs on the first DROWNING POOL album "average." As previously reported, DROWNING POOL are believed to be have recruited McCombs to replace their last vocalist, Jason "Gong" Jones, who left the band in early ...

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CAMP FREDDY In Talks To Release Debut Album

CAMP FREDDY — the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of ex-JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan) — have begun talking to a few "business types" ...

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A.M. CONSPIRACY: Ex-DROWNING POOL Singer's New Band Prepares To Release First Audio Samples

A.M. CONSPIRACY, the new Orlando, Florida-based rock band fronted by ex-DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones, have launched a MySpace.com page at this location. The group, whose lineup is rounded out by ex-STILL NAIVE guitarist Rob Dehaven and CANVAS members Clint Campbell (guitars and voice), Dean Andrews (drums) and Kenny Harrleson (bass), recently ...

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KING'S X Frontman's Solo Album Delayed

Magna Carta Records has pushed back the release date of KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick's third solo album, "Emotional Animal", to August 2 from the previously announced July 19. Doug played most of the instruments and vocals on the CD, with a little help from KING'S X drummer Jerry's son Joy Gaskill (drums) and Kelly ...

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DROWNING POOL To Perform At OZZFEST In Dallas

According to DROWNING POOL's web site, the band will be making a one-off appearance at this year's Ozzfest on August 25 at the Smirnoff Music Center in Dallas, Texas. The band will perform on the main stage in front of their hometown crowd in what promises to be the group's debut live appearance with their ...

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KING'S X Name New Album

Texas-based rock trio KING'S X have set "Landscape" as the title of their new album, due on September 27 via InsideOut Music America. The first new KING'S X album from guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor, bass guitarist/vocalist Doug Pinnick and drummer/vocalist Jerry Gaskill under the new deal will include up to 14 songs; the track listing is ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Voted 'Ideal Supergroup'

BBC News has issued the following report: The four members of LED ZEPPELIN have been voted the U.K.'s ideal supergroup, with Robert Plant beating the late Freddie Mercury to best singer. About 3,500 music fans were polled for Planet Rock Radio and were asked to create their fantasy band. Jimmy Page won best ...

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'Rockin' The Corps' Concert Featuring KISS, GODSMACK, TED NUGENT To Be Released On CD/DVD

Image Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, today announced it has secured distribution rights to "Rockin' The Corps", one of the largest star-studded concerts ever held to support U.S. troops. "Rockin' The Corps" was held on April 1 at Camp Pendleton, a U.S. military base ...

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