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ANGEL WITCH Confirm Reunion, Plan Summer Festival Appearances

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH have confirmed that they have reunited and are planning on hitting the European festival circuit next summer. "Following recent soul-searching times, fate dealt metal a gentle hand for a change and the result was that [ANGEL WITCH] have reassembled the awesome 2000 line-up consisting of [guitarist/vocalist] Kevin Heybourne (naturally), [bassist] Richie ...

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NASTY SAVAGE Reunite To Record Material For Forthcoming "Rare Tracks" CD

Acclaimed Florida metallers NASTY SAVAGE have reformed and recorded two brand new songs for a forthcoming Crook'd Records "rare tracks"-style CD, due later in the year. The line-up that recorded the group's final full-length release, 1989's Penetration Point"Nasty" Ronnie Galetti (vocals), Ben Meyer (guitar), David Austin (guitar), Richard Bateman (bass), and Curtis Beeson ...

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ANGEL WITCH Reform, Plan Festival Dates

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH have officially reformed and have made plans to perform at next year's installment of the Bang Your Head Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. Wacken Open Air and With Full Force festivals are also said to be a strong possibility, with additional gigs ...

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GENE HOGLAN Rejoins DARK ANGEL!!

The reunited DARK ANGEL have been rejoined by drummer Gene Hoglan (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) after a short stint with interim skinsman Al "Mayhem" Mendez, guitarist Jim Durkin has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Gene never said he would NOT [become part of the reunion at some point]," Durkin explained when asked what made Hoglan change his mind ...

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DARK ANGEL To Make Unannounced Appearance At KREATOR/DESTRUCTION Gig

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) and drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez (DREAMS OF DAMNATION) — are strongly rumored to be planning a surprise appearance (likely for only one or two songs) at the September 30th show by KREATOR/DESTRUCTION at The Galaxy Theater ...

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ERIK RUTAN Leaves MORBID ANGEL

Guitarist Erik Rutan has announced his departure from MORBID ANGEL in order to devote himself entirely to HATE ETERNAL. "Being in MORBID ANGEL for the past nine years has been the greatest time of my life," Rutan said in a statement. "To play in my favorite death metal band of all time has been a ...

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DARK ANGEL Reunite, Begin Work On New Material

Legendary Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have reunited and are in the process of writing material for a possible new album, guitarist Jim Durkin has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Three-fifths of the line-up that recorded the acclaimed 1989 CD, Leave ScarsDurkin, guitarist Eric Meyer, and vocalist Ron Rinehart — has teamed up with bassist Jeremy ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE Track Listing Unveiled

New Orleans-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jimmy Bower (DOWN, C.O.C., SUPERJOINT RITUAL, EYEHATEGOD) and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), have finalized the track listing for their debut full-length album, which was recently produced by former UGLY KID JOE guitarist Dave Fortman at Fortman's Balance Studio. It is ...

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Former DARK ANGEL Frontman Announces Upcoming Gigs

Los Angeles-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring former DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, will be performing at California Speedway in Fontana, California on Sunday, August 11th. The following Saturday, August 17th, OIL will be appearing at the East Gate Café (formerly Angel City) in Bellflower, California. ...

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SILENCER To Record New EP, Perform Indiana Gig

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in their ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (i.e. ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), will be entering Indianapolis, Indiana's Surf Studios on September 1st to record a new EP, due out this fall. While in Indiana, they will perform a gig at the Ritz in Indianapolis on Friday, September 6th. Also appearing on ...

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THE SCORPIONS: DVD Details Unveiled

THE SCORPIONS are scheduled to release a DVD, entitled A Savage Crazy World, on August 27th. The DVD will contain the following footage: ***Live Tracks: (Live in Berlin, Crazy World Tour 1991) 01. Bad Boys Running Wild 02. Hit Between The Eyes 03. I Can't Explain 04. The Zoo 05. Rhythm of Love 06. Crazy ...

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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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Nothing - MESHUGGAH

While MESHUGGAH have morphed from angular, frenetic death metal to something a more polyrhythmic, less chaotic sort of death metal band, they've picked up a lot of fans along the way. History has borne out that Sweden has one of the most prolific music scenes out there (helped, in no small part, by governmental support ...

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DYNAMO OPEN AIR 2002 Fails To Live Up To Past Glories

According to unofficial reports, this year's Dynamo Open Air festival—held on July 14th in Weert, Holland and featuring appearances by SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, CHILDREN OF BODOM, OPETH, and FINTROLL, among others—drew only about 6,500 fans—a far cry from the 120,000 that showed up for the event during its heyday in the mid-'90s. ...

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THOUGHT CRIME Take Home $10,000 Prize In VULTURES ROW Band Contest

Richmond, California's THOUGHT CRIME were the winners of the Vultures Row $10,000 band contest, which was held on Saturday, August 3rd on San Francisco's Treasure Island. Nine bands in total competed for the prize, including UNJUST, TRAGEDY ANDY and THE SICK, while MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB and DEATH ANGEL headlined the event. THOUGHT CRIME's next appearance ...

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SEPULTURA Collaborate With DJ, Rapper On Covers EP

SEPULTURA are collaborating with Brazilian DJ Zé Gonzales (i.e. PLANET HEMP, RACIONAIS, XIS) and rapper Sabotage on a version of PUBLIC ENEMY's "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos", which will be included on the group's upcoming EP of covers. As of Wednesday, July 31st, SEPULTURA's Igor Cavalera had completed the drum tracks for the ...

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NINEDENINE Line Up September Gigs

Britain's NINEDENINE, who feature in their ranks ex-EARTHTONE9 drummer Si Hutchby, have lined up the following dates during September: Sep. 06 – Nottingham, UK @ The Angel Sep. 05 – Bradford, UK @ Pennington's 2 ...

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EARACHE RECORDS To Reissue Classic Albums On Vinyl

Earache Records will be releasing several classic albums on vinyl, all limited to 1,000 copies each. The following are the U.S. release dates for the LPs in question: Aug. 20: NAPALM DEATH - Scum Aug. 20: CARCASS - Reek of Putrefaction Sept. 03: TERRORIZER - World Downfall Sept. 17: MORBID ANGEL - Altars Of Madness ...

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ANGEL DUST: Is The End Near?

German power metallers ANGEL DUST appear to have imploded over ego clashes and money disagreements, causing bassist Frank Banx to announce his decision to relocate to the US and start up a new version of the group with guitarist Ritchie Wilkison and an as-yet-unnamed new drummer and singer. "ANGEL DUST is not dead," Banx proclaimed ...

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EXHORDER Frontman, DOWN/C.O.C. Drummer Join Forces In JONES'S LOUNGE

JONES'S LOUNGE is the name of a brand new studio project that includes in its ranks Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jimmy Bower (DOWN, C.O.C., SUPERJOINT RITUAL, EYEHATEGOD) and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS). An 11-song album was recently produced by former UGLY KID JOE guitarist Dave Fortman at Fortman's Balance ...

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SEPULTURA Complete Demo Recordings For Upcoming EP

SEPULTURA have finished a pre-production recording of five cover tracks to be included on their upcoming mini-EP, which is scheduled to be tracked beginning on July 25th at Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil with producer Steve Evetts (i.e. EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE). An October release through an as-yet-undetermined label is expected. The following songs were ...

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DEATH ANGEL: San Francisco Set List Revealed

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL performed the following set during their appearance at the Pound in San Francisco, California on Saturday, July 6th: 01. Ultra-Violence (intro) 02. Seemingly Endless Time 03. Evil Priest 04. Voracious Souls 05. Mistress of Pain 06. Veil of Deception 07. Stagnant 08. Bored 09. Thrashers 10. I.P.F.S 11. Kill ...

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HATE ETERNAL Line Up Brazilian Dates

Florida death metallers HATE ETERNAL, featuring MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan and former MORBID ANGEL fill-in bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson, have lined up two Brazilian dates in September, with a possible third show yet to be announced. They are as follows: Sep. 28 - São Paulo, BRA @ Setembro Negro Sep. 29 – Recife, BRA @ ...

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