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DEATH ANGEL To Perform At San Francisco In-Store

DEATH ANGEL will perform live at Tower Records (corner of Bay and Columbus Street) in San Francisco on Sunday, June 6 at 3:00 p.m. This will be a free event for the fans. The band will then have an autograph signing session following the performance. More than 100 live photos of DEATH ANGEL, taken at ...

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EVEN VAST Sign With CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC

Long-running Italian doom melodic band EVEN VAST have inked a deal with Cruz Del Sur Music. The group are in the process of completing their recording studio (H-Sound Studio), and will start recording the new album in August. Mastering duties will be handled at Mastersound Studio in Fellbach, Germany. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to "Outsleeping" will ...

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OMISSA EP Produced By Former SYSTEMATIC Guitarist: Audio Available

Oakland, California-based quintet OMISSA (formerly HAPPY ENDING) have uploaded two new tracks which were recorded and produced at Pro View studios by former SYSTEMATIC guitarist Adam Ruppel. The songs "In Your Eyes" and "Peace and Balance", which will appear on the band's new EP (due this summer), are available for download at the group's official ...

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LOW AS I To Support PISSING RAZORS

LOW AS I have been confirmed as the opening band for PISSING RAZORS on their tour of the Midwest, which is scheduled to kick off Tuesday (May 11) in Bozeman, MT. Formerly known as MINDFOLD, LOW AS I recently completed work on their debut album, "Shot Heard Around The World", with producer Tom Tatman (STONE ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: West Coast Dates Announced

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) have lined up the following dates during June: Jun. 03 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Coach House Nort Jun. 04 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre Jun. 05 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick According to a posting on Michael Schenker's official web site, "the next MSG studio ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Guest On 92.3 KSJO's 'Hardcore Hell'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will be appearing on Nikki Blakk's "Hardcore Hell" show on 92.3 KSJO this Friday and Saturday (April 23 and 24) at 12 midnight. Listen in to hear songs off the group's new album, "The Art Of Dying", and to win tickets for their record-release show at the ...

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KING'S X To Film West Hollywood Show For Upcoming DVD

KING'S X will be filming their May 23 performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California for an upcoming DVD. In addition, the group will be recording various shows on the upcoming North American tour for a live album — a double-CD affair containing "lots of songs," according to an online posting from ...

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Bassist DEREK BOYER Quits DECREPIT BIRTH, Joins SUFFOCATION

Bassist Derek Boyer has left Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH to join SUFFOCATION as their new full-time bassist. "We wish [Derek] the best of luck while playing in one of the best extreme bands of all time," DECREPIT BIRTH write on their web site. "Derek remains a close friend of ours, and we ...

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PISSING RAZORS: Tour Dates Announced

PISSING RAZORS are set to embark on a month-long tour of the Midwest U.S. next month. Dates are as follows: May 11 – Bozeman, MT @ The Filler May 12 - Great Falls MT @ The Loading Zone May 13 - Twin Falls, ID @ The Ball Room May 14 – Salt Lake City, UT ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST A&R Executive Passes Away At Age 58

Paul Atkinson, a former head of A&R at CBS, RCA and MCA, where he signed the likes of JUDAS PRIEST and ABBA, among others, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 58. Atkinson died peacefully in his sleep Thursday at the UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center after a long battle with liver and ...

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BLINDED BY FEAR Enter Studio To Record First Demo

BLINDED BY FEAR, the new Danish band featuring former members of IRONFIRE, will enter the studio later this week to begin recording their first demo, entitled "Enroute to Pain". The recordings will take place at Nifelheim studios with producer Søren Jensen and will consist of five songs. The tracks expected to appear on the demo ...

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GOTHAM ROAD To Release DVD Next Month

GOTHAM ROAD, the new band featuring frontman Michale Graves (MISFITS, GRAVES), guitarist Loki (ANGELSIN, GRAVES guitar tech), bassist JV Bastard (MISTER MONSTER), and drummer Paul Lifeless (A LIFELESS ALLIANCE, MISTER MONSTER), will officially release the "Seasons of the Witch Tour" DVD on April 14. The disc is a collection of video footage shot at three ...

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EXODUS: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been released for EXODUS' forthcoming U.S. headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early April. They are as follows: Apr. 10 - Colorado Springs, CO @ 32 Bleu Apr. 11 - Denver, CO @ Whiskey Bill's Apr. 14 - Minneapolis, MN @ Ascot Room Apr. 15 - Milwaukee, WI @ ...

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TESTAMENT Offer Second 'Bootleg' Video

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT are offering the second live "bootleg" video for sale in the "Merch" section of the group's official web site. "This tape features the original TESTAMENT line-up live at the Santa Monica Civic, Santa Monica, CA on December 16, 1989," reads a post on the site. " It includes cool ...

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OZZY Wants To Spend His Final Days In England

Ozzy Osbourne has has told KFTY Santa Rosa that he eventually wants to move his family back to Britain. "Sharon and I have been debating about where we want to live at the end of the day," he said. "When I've done all my bits and pieces in America, I want to finish my days ...

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ANDREW W.K. Addresses The OBITUARY Connection

ANDREW W.K. was recently asked by a fan if having drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy of the legendary death metal band OBITUARY backing him up brings in fans who otherwise wouldn't be listening to the music he plays. "It's cool that you're asking that now because I've been thinking about OBITUARY a lot lately," Andrew responded ...

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FANTOMAS, MELT BANANA To Hit The Road Later In The Month

FANTOMAS, the band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, MR. BUNGLE bassist Trevor Dunn, MELVINS guitarist Buzz Osbourne and SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, will be teaming up with MELT BANANA for a month-long tour beginning on March 25 in Ventura, California. When asked recently by Billboard.com if FANTOMAS will perform their recently released ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Film Video For 'Nothing's Wrong?'

DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, will be filming a video for the track "Nothing's Wrong?" in late March/early April at Velvet Jones in the group's hometown of Santa Barbara. DEVILDRIVER's first video, for the track "I Could Care Less", was directed by P.R. Brown (JERRY CANTRELL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) ...

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Drummer PHIL VARONE Rejoins SKID ROW

Drummer Phil Varone has rejoined SKID ROW and is currently on the road with the group in North America before embarking on a European tour with the band in late March. Varone had previously left SKID ROW for "personal reasons" and was replaced in January by Orlando, Florida native Tim DiDuro. Since Varone rejoined the ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: New Band To Launch This Summer

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins has told Lawrence.com that he is currently in the process of putting together a new band, with tentative plans to launch it later in the year. "I have another project planned for this summer, and all the people are in place and everyone's on board," he said. "I've just got ...

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EXODUS To Embark On Three-Week U.S. Tour In April

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will embark on a three-week, major-market U.S. tour in April, according to an online posting by the band's guitarist, Gary Holt. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, Nuclear Blast Records have pushed back the U.S. release date of the new EXODUS ...

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THERAPY?: New Album On The Way

Ireland's THERAPY? have posted the following message on their official web site: "Hello all. Looks like we've been quiet for a bit but in reality we've been catching up on sleep, wondering why Santa didn't come (must've been bad boys) and plotting our next move. The good news is that we have started work on ...

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RUDY SARZO Joins YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Touring Band!

Legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE) will be joining YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's touring band for the North American leg of his "Attack!! Tour 2004", which is scheduled to kick off on March 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Appearing alongside Malmsteen and Sarzo for the duration of the trek will be Doogie White (vocals, ...

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