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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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SILENCER Cancels Tour

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in their ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), has cancelled its southwest "Structures" tour which was slated to start Sunday, Nov. 3 in New Mexico. "Very recent unforeseeable circumstances that have arisen prevent us from getting on the road this November," reads a statement on the group's official ...

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DARK ANGEL Frontman To Play California Church, Record Live Album

Los Angeles-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, will perform at the First Baptist Church of Downey in Downey, California on Saturday, Nov. 2. The show, which will mark OIL's last performance of the year, will be recorded for an upcoming live CD, tentatively titled "Choice Cuts Off The Chopping Block". First ...

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CATHEDRAL Line Up UK Dates

Britain's leading doom merchants CATHEDRAL have announced a UK tour in November to promote the release of their latest album, "The VIIth Coming". The dates are as follows: Nov. 21st – Birkenhead, UK @ Iron Door Nov. 23 - Bradford, UK @ Rio's Nov. 24 - Glasgow, UK @ The Cathouse Nov. 25 - Nottingham, ...

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CHASTAIN Hard At Work On New CD

CHASTAIN are in the final stages of recording their first CD since 1997's "In Dementia". As yet untitled, the band's eighth release will feature vocalist Kate French, guitarist David T. Chastain, and original VICIOUS RUMORS members Larry Howe (drums) and Dave Starr (bass). Among the song titles set to appear on the effort are the ...

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[S1FT] To Change Name, Return With 'Crushing' New Material

San Francisco Bay Area's [S1FT], who feature in their ranks DEATH ANGEL touring guitarist Ted Aguilar (filling in for D.A.'s Gus Pepa, who is unable to take part in the reunion shows), are in the process of changing their name before returning to the live circuit in early 2003 with a "FUCKING CRUSHING set of ...

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DARKANE Added To NO MERCY FESTIVALS 2003

DARKANE are the latest band to have been confirmed for the forthcoming No Mercy/Easter Festivals 2003 European tour, which is also set to include performances by TESTAMENT, MARDUK, PRO-PAIN, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, MALEVOLENT CREATION, GRAVEWORM, CALLENISH CIRCLE and ARKHON INFAUSTUS. Another as-yet-undisclosed co-headlining act — rumored to be either MORBID ANGEL or DARK ...

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MANDRAGORA SCREAM Complete Work On 'A Whisper Of Dew'

Italian "gothic rockers" MANDRAGORA SCREAM have completed the recordings for their second album, "A Whisper Of Dew", at New Sin studio for an early 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. The album, the lyrical theme for which is based on a vampyric concept written by Spanish author Julio Angel Olivares Merino, features a guest appearance ...

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DEATH ANGEL Announce West Coast, South American Dates

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have announced the following dates during November/December: Nov. 15 – Anaheim, CA @ The Shack (w/DREAMS OF DAMNATION) Nov. 16 – Anaheim, CA @ The Shack (w/DREAMS OF DAMNATION) Nov. 30 – Sacramento, CA @ The Roadhouse Dec. 07 - Santiago, CHL @ TBA ...

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SHADOWKEEP Announce New Vocalist

ANGEL WITCH bassist/TYGERS OF PAN TANG frontman Richie Wicks has joined Britain's SHADOWKEEP as the group's new lead vocalist. This development follows the amicable departure of Rogue M. Vox, who will now be pursuing his own projects. The band are currently working on tour arrangements in support of their new album, A Chaos Theory, which ...

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MORBID ANGEL, DARK ANGEL Among Acts Rumored To Co-Headline NO MERCY 2003 Festivals

MORBID ANGEL and DARK ANGEL are among the acts rumored to fill the co-headlining slot on the forthcoming No Mercy/Easter Festivals 2003 European tour, which is set to include appearances by TESTAMENT, MARDUK, PRO-PAIN, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, MALEVOLENT CREATION, GRAVEWORM, CALLENISH CIRCLE and ARKHON INFAUSTUS. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. ...

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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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GENITORTURERS Announce Upcoming Dates

Florida's GENITORTURERS, featuring former MORBID ANGEL frontman David "Evil D" Vincent on bass, will be performing at the WJRR Extreme Hellaween Ball on Thursday, October 31st at Cairo in Orlando, Florida. Upcoming GENITORTURERS dates are as follows: Oct. 31 – Orlando, FL @ Cairo (WJRR Extreme Hellaween Ball) Nov. 01- Ft. Myers, FL @ Neptunes ...

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NINEDENINE Confirmed For 'BBC Radio One Live'

Alternative British rock/metal act NINEDENINE have been confirmed as part of this years BBC Radio One Live event, which takes place in Nottingham at the end of October. The band have been asked to appear at one of the fringe events and will perform at The Old Angel on Sunday, October 27th, on a bill ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Added To NO MERCY FESTIVALS 2003 Tour

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have reportedly been added to the forthcoming No Mercy/Easter Festivals 2003 European tour, which is also scheduled to include appearances by TESTAMENT, MARDUK, PRO-PAIN, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, MALEVOLENT CREATION, GRAVEWORM, and ARKHON INFAUSTUS. Another as-yet-undisclosed co-headlining act will reportedly be added to the bill. MORBID ANGEL were ...

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DARK ANGEL Destroy Santa Ana With Unannounced Set

As widely anticipated, DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and guitarist Eric Meyer joined drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez and bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) at the conclusion of DREAMS OF DAMNATION's opening set (featuring Durkin) at Monday night's KREATOR/DESTRUCTION gig at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California and tore into "Burning Of Sodom", ...

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HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH Reform, Plan New CD

HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH, once described as Australia's answer to SLAYER, have reformed under the leadership of guitarist/vocalist Peter Hobbs and are said to be writing material for the follow-up to the group's 1996 Inheritance CD, due sometime in 2003. The band, who recently supported MAYHEM on their Australian tour, are believed to be currently ...

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GENE HOGLAN Forced To Skip 'Surprise' DARK ANGEL Performance

Drummer Gene Hoglan will be unable to participate in the rumored DARK ANGEL "surprise" appearance at the KREATOR/DESTRUCTION gig at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California on September 30th, guitarist Jim Durkin has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "But as to not disappoint anyone who will be there early enough to see [Jim's new band] DREAMS OF ...

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JERRY CANTRELL To Reissue 'Degradation Trip' As Double Album

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will reissue his latest CD, Degradation Trip, on November 19th as a double album — the way Cantrell originally intended. The new tracks featured on Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2 were recorded late last year during the same sessions as songs that made the first cut, and ...

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DARK ANGEL Announce West Coast Dates

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) — have lined up the following West Coast dates during December: Dec. 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ Mason Jar Dec. 04 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick Dec. 05 – Hollywood, ...

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MORBID ANGEL To Re-Release Early Classics

MORBID ANGEL will be re-issuing their classic Altars of Madness and Blessed Are The Sick albums shortly. The albums will be remastered and will include personal liner notes from guitarist/main songwriter Trey Azagthoth. Also included will be the rarely seen videos for "Immortal Rites" (to be added to the Altars... release) and "Blessed Are The ...

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SILENCER Complete Work On New EP

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in their ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), have completed work on a new EP, entitled Structures, for an October 29th release. The five-song EP will be available at Denver-area independent record stores (to be announced shortly), select distributors and from the band directly. The full track listing ...

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GENITORTURERS Record Music For Movie Soundtrack, Forthcoming Album

Florida's GENITORTURERS, featuring former MORBID ANGEL frontman David "Evil D" Vincent on bass, are in the studio recording songs for an upcoming movie soundtrack and new material for their next full-length album release. The new music is described by the band as "dark post-apocalyptic punk. Powerfully diverse and well orchestrated, it centers on heavy extremes ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Enter Studio To Record Third CD

Innovative cult metallers STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have entered Armoury Studios (FEAR FACTORY, KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, VAN HALEN) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to record their third full-length studio album — their first since 1997's wildly-received City. Devin Townsend, SYL mastermind and guitarist, enthusiastically states: "I often have heard about people wanting a new dominating metal ...

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SKINLAB To Tour UK With LABRAT, FREEBASE

In addition to their previously-announced UK shows with SOIL and SUGARCOMA, SKINLAB have lined up nearly a dozen British dates with LABRAT and FREEBASE during October. They are as follows: Oct. 10 – Belfast, IRE – Frontpage Oct. 11 - Ballymoney, IRE – Bush Tavern Oct. 12 - Limerick, IRE – TBC (matinee show) Oct. ...

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