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Former PRONG Drummer Joins SUBSONIC

Former PRONG drummer Dan Laudo has joined SUBSONIC, solo project of former CELTIC FROST guitarist Ron Marks. Commented Marks in a statement: "I'm proud to announce that my lifelong friend and former PRONG drummer Dan Laudo has agreed to be the tour drummer of SUBSONIC. Having appeared as a guest artist in the 'Dream American' ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE: New Bassist Checks In

Session bassist Maurice Brouwers of the Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE has posted the following recording update on the group's official web site: "Hi there folks... you probably expected some lines from [previous bassist] Rocco [Rene 'Rocco' Rokx] here, so first let me introduce myself. My name is Maurice Brouwers, bass player from Dutch ...

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ROB ROCK: U.S. Release Date Set For 'Holy Hell'

Singer ROB ROCK's (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) latest solo album, "Holy Hell", is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on September 6 via Candlelight/Caroline Records. Meanwhile, Danish producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) is mixing the bonus tracks for JVC/Victor Entertainment release of "Holy Hell", which will feature a very special guest guitar solo by Gus ...

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IRONHORSE Sign Licensing Deal With ROCK CANDY RECORDS

IRONHORSE, the band featuring '80s vocal legend Ron Keel (KEEL), have inked a licensing deal with the new British label Rock Candy Records for territories outside the U.S., including Europe and Japan. Plans are underway to release a special edition of the "Bring It On" CD in these territories, featuring new artwork and graphics and ...

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HAVOCHATE To Film Live Video

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, will be shooting a live video on Friday, June 24 at Dingbats in Clifton, NJ. HAVOCHATE recently released their sophomore album, "Cycle of Pain", through Indecent Media. The follow-up to "This Violent Earth", which was released through Root Of All Evil Records, is ...

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LAMB OF GOD's CHRIS ADLER Honored By MODERN DRUMMER Magazine

LAMB OF GOD's Chris Adler received Modern Drummer's 2005 Readers' Poll award for "Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to the Drum/Percussion Community." Chris spoke at length about his take on drumming and performed several songs from the band's latest CD, "Ashes of the Wake" — including "Hourglass", "Now You've Got Something to Die For" and "Blood ...

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SHATTER MESSIAH: New Audio, Video Clips Posted Online

SHATTER MESSIAH, the new band featuring former NEVERMORE/ANNIHILATOR guitarist Curran Murphy, have made five audio clips from their unreleased debut EP available for download in the "Multimedia" section of their web site. SHATTER MESSIAH have also made a number of (in studio) video clips and pictures available. The clips and additional videos are ...

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PAINMUSEUM's METAL MIKE and BOBBY JARZOMBEK Schedule Mexico City In-Store

Sacrecrow Records/Oz Productions have announced a fan meet-and-greet/signing session with PAINMUSEUM's "Metal" Mike Chlasciak and Bobby Jarzombek (ICED EARTH, HALFORD). Mike and Bobby will take some time and attend to this special event while on "Mexico 2005 Tour" with SEBASTIAN BACH. The details are as follows: June 16, 2005: PAINMUSEUM's Metal Mike and Bobby Jarzombek ...

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EYEHATEGOD Are In No Rush To Sign New Record Deal

Schwegweb.com recently conducted an interview with EYEHATEGOD frontman Michael D. Williams. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Schwegweb.com: First off, what the hell has EYEHATEGOD been doing during their lengthy absence? Michael D. Williams: "Just doing a lot of different stuff. Jim's been doing SUPERJOINT [RITUAL], DOWN and C.O.C. for a little while. ...

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SHATTER MESSIAH: Former NEVERMORE Guitarist Bounces Back With New Project

Guitarist Curran Murphy (ANNIHILATOR, ex-NEVERMORE) has finally stepped out from the shadows and taken center stage with his new band, SHATTER MESSIAH. SHATTER MESSIAH's sound is being described as "a viciously intense mixture combining Curran's hardcore metal roots with classic thrash and power goth, resulting in compositions of over-the-top aggression and melodic skill (containing subtle ...

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FU MANCHU To Support CORROSION OF CONFORMITY In July

FU MANCHU will be supporting CORROSION OF CONORMITY on a two-week tour beginning on July 7 in Santa Ana, California. Also appearing on the bill will be ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and DANKO JONES. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 07 - Santa Ana CA @ Galaxy Concert Theater Jul. 08 - West Hollywood CA ...

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Grand Jury Clears Officer Who Took Out DIMEBAG's Killer

The Beacon Journal is reporting that the police officer who ended a fatal nightclub shooting spree by killing the man that murdered PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was cleared of wrongdoing by a grand jury. The panel's decision not to indict Officer James Niggemeyer was expected, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said Friday (May 20). ...

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OVERKILL: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

OVERKILL have announced a number of U.S. dates in September. The group's itinerary is shaping up as follows: Jun. 09 - Sweden Rock - Solvesborg, SWE Jul. 02 - Rock Republic 2005 - Istanbul, TUR Jul. 03 - Bospop 2005 - Weert, NETH Jul. 08 - Rock Harz - Osterode, GER Jul. 22 - Earthshaker ...

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It's Official: Drummer TIM MALLARE Quits OVERKILL

Drummer Tim Mallare has offically left OVERKILL, according to a posting on the group's web site. Mallare is said to have exited the group of "his own accord. His contribution over the last 14 years have been at the highest level. He will be missed! Joining OVERKILL as the permanent replacement for Mallare is Ron ...

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OVERKILL: New Live Photos Posted Online

More than a hundred photos of OVERKILL performing live in Vienna, Austria this past Monday (May 9) have been posted online at HardRock.hu. As previously reported, OVERKILL are utilizing the services of former HADES drummer Ron Lipnicki on their current European tour. It is presently unclear if Lipnicki will be joining the band ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Welcomes Drummer BOBBY JARZOMBEK To Band

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has posted the following message on his official web site: "What an incredible summer this will be! I am amazed to report that none other than MONSTER drummer Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, ICED EARTH) will be propelling the band on the drumkit into new realms of metal starting NOW! I ...

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DEBRIS INC. Cancel East Coast Tour

DEBRIS INC., the new group featuring SAINT VITUS mainman Dave Chandler and ex-TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, have been forced to postpone their previously announced East Coast tour dates between Lansing, MI (May 22) and Emissions in Youngstown, OH (May 29). "We hope that gas prices go down and that our U.S. label, Candelight, gives us ...

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CRUCIFIST Schedule Live Debut

CRUCIFIST, a new Rochester, NY-based black metal band featuring Dan Lilker (bass; S.O.D., BRUTAL TRUTH, NUCLEAR ASSAULT), Mike Waske (drums; ORODRUIN), John Gallo (guitar, vocals; ORODRUIN) and Ron Blackwell (vocals), will play their first live show Friday, May 6 at the Penny Arcade in Rochester. CRUCIFIST has been crafting a unique mix of old-school black/death ...

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Former HADES Drummer Joins OVERKILL

Former HADES drummer Ron Lipnicki will be joining OVERKILL on their upcoming European tour, which kicks off this Friday (May 6) in Vosselaar, Belgium. It is presently unclear if Lipnicki will be joining the band as the permanent replacement for Tim Mallare, who originally came into the group prior to the recording of 1993's "I ...

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