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EXODUS To Open For SUM 41 In San Francisco

Veteran Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will be opening for pop-punkers SUM 41 at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on Sunday, Dec. 1. EXODUS, who are currently preparing to record their first studio album of new material since 1992's "Force Of Habit", were personally invited by the Canadian group to join them at the ...

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BLACK CLOUD Announce Set List For THRASHBACK FESTIVAL

BLACK CLOUD, the Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, and B.A.R.F. frontman Marc Vaillancourt, have announced the set list for their upcoming appearance at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec on Nov. ...

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HALFORD Guitarist Looks Forward To Getting Back On The Road

HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak has posted the following message via the band's official web site: "Horns up HALFORD supporters, hard-quorumites and die hards!! Wanted to give you a little up-date on what's new within the HALFORD camp. "I'd like to first thank you on behalf of the band for your killer posts in the ...

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EXODUS Drop Off Vegas New Year's Eve Show

Despite previous reports to the contrary, EXODUS will NOT be performing with HALFORD, TESTAMENT, and VIO-LENCE at House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, Dec. 29. "We are sorry for anyone that bought tickets in anticipation of seeing EXODUS perform," the band's manager Steve Warner said in an official statement. "Before the show ...

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BLACK CLOUD: Video Clips, Band Photo Posted Online

BLACK CLOUD, the Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, and GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, have posted video clips of three songs performed during a recent rehearsal session in preparation for the group's November 9 gig ...

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ANTAEUS Replace DYING FETUS On X-MASS FESTIVALS 2002

ANTAEUS have replaced DYING FETUS on the bill of the upcoming No Mercy X-Mass Festivals 2002. DYING FETUS withdrew from the festivals earlier in the month due to a scheduling conflict related to the recording sessions for the group's next studio album, titled "Stop At Nothing". No Mercy X-Mass Festivals 2002 is set to include ...

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DARK ANGEL Launch Official Web Site

The reunited Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have launched their official web site at www.thebiitch.com. A greeting from guitarist Eric Meyer on the site states: "I want to take a second and give a huge 'THANK YOU' to all of the 'Legions of Darkness' ut there. It was your relentless enthusiasm that has ...

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EXODUS' GARY HOLT: 'Living In The Past Is For Losers'

Even though EXODUS are best known for their classic late '80s recorded output, guitarist Gary Holt refuses to live in the past, insisting that the Bay Area thrash veterans' decision to continue performing their earliest material has nothing to do with nostalgia. "Living in the past in for losers and assholes," Holt told Metal Rules. ...

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AGENT STEEL Continue Work On New CD

AGENT STEEL are continuing work on the follow-up to Omega Conspiracy, tentatively entitled Order of the Illuminati/Agent Steel Vol. 4, for an early 2003 release. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Avenger 02. Dead Eyes 03. Earth Under Lucifer 04. Enslaved 05. Forever Black 06. Human Bullet 07. Insurrection 08. ...

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VIO-LENCE To Issue New CD Through Label Of Former EXODUS Manager

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will likely issue their next studio album through a new label entity formed by former EXODUS manager Toni Isabella and one-time Capitol Records A&R executive Rachel Matthews (who signed EXODUS and RIGOR MORTIS to the label back in the late '80s), guitarist Phil Demmel has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Demmel ...

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VOIVOD Set Tentative Release Date For Comeback CD

VOIVOD are tentatively planning on releasing their next studio effort on March 4th, 2003, according to former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, who will play bass on and co-produce the album. Vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin) and guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour) are currently composing and demoing the material for the ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist To Release Much-Circulated Demos

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will be releasing a six-song split CD from two of his long-running projects — IR8 and SEXOTURICA — through his own Chophouse imprint, according to the label's web site. IR8's three-tracker, which was recorded in 1994, features Newsted, Tom Hunting of the Bay Area thrash band EXODUS and Canadian STRAPPING ...

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THE HAUNTED Confirm Greek Dates

As first reported here on Monday, Swedish high-energy thrashers THE HAUNTED have now officially confirmed their participation in a two-date Greek mini-tour alongside veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS and Germany's TANKARD. The dates are as follows: Dec. 14 – Thessaloniki, GRE @ Hydrogios Dec. 15 – Athens, GRE @ Gagarin According ...

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SADUS To Open For EXODUS In San Francisco

Veteran Bay Area thrashers SADUS will make their first live appearance in over a year when they open for EXODUS at the Pound in San Francisco, California on Friday, September 13th. Also appearing on the bill will be TECHNOCRACY (featuring VIO-LENCE/MACHINE HEAD touring guitarist Phil Demmel), HAIL SATAN and ANIMOSITY. As previously reported, SADUS are ...

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EXODUS Prepare To Record New Album, Embark On European Tour

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively planning on entering Sonic Ranch (formerly Village Productions) studio in Tornillo, Texas in late October/early November to begin tracking their much-anticipated new CD for a late spring release, according to manager Steve Warner. Manning the knobs during the sessions will be acclaimed producer Andy Sneap (i.e. ...

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EXODUS Guitarist, Manager Join Forces In DRUG PIG

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt and current EXODUS manager/former guitar tech Steve Warner have reportedly joined forced in a side project called DRUG PIG, which recently completed work on five songs and tentatively plans to issue a full-length album in 2003. Details are sketchy at the moment, but the duo have apparently set their sights on ...

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EXODUS, TECHNOCRACY To Perform Hometown Gig

The reunited EXODUS and up-and-coming Bay Area act TECHNOCRACY, who feature in their ranks current MACHINE HEAD touring guitarist Phil Demmel (also a member of VIO-LENCE), will be appearing at the Pound in San Francisco, California on Friday, September 13th. As previously reported, EXODUS will embark on a short European tour during December. Among the ...

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PSI.KORE: Mass Member Exodus Leaves Band Future In Doubt

Bassist Meredith Webster, guitarist Aaron Bilbija and drummer Matt Lamb have quit Sydney, Australia's PSI.KORE, leaving singer Chuck Lamb as the sole remaining member of the group. It is presently unclear if Chuck will attempt to resurrect the band with an all-new line-up or if he will move on to other ventures. The former members, ...

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SEPULTURA Finish Recording Covers EP

SEPULTURA have completed the recording process for their upcoming covers EP at Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil with producer Steve Evetts (i.e. EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE) and are currently mixing the CD for a tentative October release. The complete track listing for the EP is as follows: 01. Mongoloid (DEVO) 02. Angel (MASSIVE ATTACK) 03. ...

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MY DARKEST HATE To Cover EXODUS Classic On Sophomore Effort

German death metallers MY DARKEST HATE, featuring PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and members of SACRED STEEL, are at House of Music Studios in Winterbach, Germany recording their second full-length CD, entitled To Whom It May Concern, for an October 28th release through Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2001's Massive Brutality (which was released on ...

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EXODUS Re-Launch Official Web Site

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have re-launched their official web site at this location. As previously reported, EXODUS are scheduled to perform the following dates during the coming months: Jul. 27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Metalfest Aug. 03 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Dec. 14 - Thessaloniki, GRE @ ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman To Host MILWAUKEE METALFEST XVI

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy will be "special guest host" at Milwaukee Metalfest XVI, set for July 26 - July 27 at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Among the artists scheduled to appear at the event are EXODUS, DRAGONLORD, NOVEMBERS DOOM, INCANTATION, NILE, SEVEN WITCHES, ARCH ENEMY, DEW SCENTED, JAG PANZER, DEBRIS INC., and KATAKLYSM. ...

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EXODUS Announce European Dates

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively scheduled to perform the following European dates in December: Dec. 14 - Thessaloniki, GRE @ Hydrogios Dec. 15 - Athens, GRE @ Gagarin Dec. 17 - Bradford, UK @ Rio Dec. 18 - London, UK @ Underworld Dec. 19 - Zaandam, NETH @ Kade Dec. 20 ...

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