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Classic HADES Albums To Be Reissued In May

On Tuesday, May 10, 2005, Rock Ridge Music will reissue two albums from the '80s heavy metal band HADES. The two recordings, "Resisting Success" and "If At First You Don't Succeed", each include a newly-recorded, previously unreleased track. HADES was formed by guitarist Dan Lorenzo back in 1978, playing around local rock clubs in New ...

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FU MANCHU To Play Free Show In Newport Beach

FU MANCHU will play a free show at the Orange County Museum of Art on March 3 beginning at 8:00 pm. This show is being sponsored by Vans shoes and there will be a showing of '70s/80's skateboard culture. The Orange County Museum of Art is located at 850 San Clemente Drive in Newport Beach, ...

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PAINMUSEUM/TESTAMENT Guitarist Teams Up With MUSICIAN'S FRIEND

Guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (PAINMUSEUM, TESTAMENT, HALFORD) has teamed up with the world's largest musical equipment company, Musician's Friend, in order to bring a Metal Mike Gear Shop. Metal Mike Gear Shop makes it easy for guitar fanatics to find out about and directly purchase equipment as used by Chlasciak. The exclusive home for this ...

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DARK ANGEL: 'Reunion' Video Footage Posted Online

Video footage of DARK ANGEL's "reunion" gig in 2002 has been posted online at StudioCam.org. The clip, which was shot on September 30, 2002 at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California (with KREATOR and DESTRUCTION as the headliners), is about four minutes long and features the band — guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, ...

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FU MANCHU To Record ADOLESCENTS Cover

FU MANCHU are heading into the studio very soon to record a cover version of the ADOLESCENTS song "Things Start Moving". While in the studio, FU MANCHU are going to try and record a few new songs as well. In other news, FU MANCHU are scheduled to play a show in Los Angeles in March ...

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'Other Hollywood' Features Porn, VINCE NEIL And SLASH

The New York Post reports that the new book "Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry" reveals adult film actor Ron Jeremy once watched porn star Savannah (who later killed herself) get busy with MÖTLEY CRÜE's Vince Neil. Neil recounts how Savannah once nearly overdosed on drugs during a Hawaiian vacation ...

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HAVOCHATE Sign With INDECENT MEDIA

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have signed a new worldwide deal with Indecent Media. The group's sophomore album, "Cycle of Pain", is scheduled for release on March 15. "We had been in contact with other labels and they all offered us more or less the same things," stated ...

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FU MANCHU Bassist Auctioning Drum Kit

FU MANCHU bassist Brad Davis is selling a drum kit on eBay. "It's the black and white Ludwig Vistalite drum kit we used in the 'Squash That Fly' video," Davis writes on the group's web site. The auction ends February 4 at 18:58:10 PST. More details about the kit, including photos, can be found on ...

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DEBRIS INC. To Release Debut Album In April

Candlelight Records has set an April 5 release date for the debut album from DEBRIS INC. The record is the first release through the new U.S. arrangement between Rise Above Records and Candlelight, announced earlier this year. DEBRIS INC. is a new band featuring SAINT VITUS alumni Dave Chandler with longtime TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner. ...

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PAINMUSEUM To Shoot Video For 'Speak The Name'

PAINMUSEUM, the new band formed by the HALFORD duo of "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (guitar, also in TESTAMENT) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums, also in ICED EARTH), will be filming a video for the track "Speak the Name" in February with directors Evil Eye Sight in coordination with C.M.M. Entertainment, LLC Media. Commented Mike: "This first video ...

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GOD FORBID Enter Studio May 1; Headlining Tour Set For April

GOD FORBID are currently hard at work writing material for their highly anticipated new album, "IV: Constitution Of Treason", set for a fall release. The group will enter the studio on May 1 to begin recording the follow-up to the critically acclaimed "Gone Forever", which garnered mainstream praise and helped expose them to a whole ...

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Former MORGION Members Launch New Band

According to a posting at Doom-Metal.com, former MORGION members Rhett Davis and Justin Christain have joined forces with NEPENTHEAN founder Ron Slater in a new band called KEEN OF THE CROW. Songs have been crafted and recording and touring are planned for the relatively near future. Musically speaking, the sonic output from KEEN ...

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Ex-HADES Guitarist DAN LORENZO: New Solo CD Nearing Completion

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has issued the following update: "I should finish my third solo CD 'Cut From A Different Cloth' in a couple of days. "Recording at Crystal Studios went even quicker than normal. I think I finally got more than adequate vocal performances. "Ron Lipnicki [HADES] recorded his drum tracks to eight ...

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AURORA BOREALIS To Enter Studio This Month

Waldorf, MD-based death metallers AURORA BOREALIS will enter Nightsky Studios on January 31 to begin recording their fifth CD, tentatively due this spring. Tony Laureano (NILE, DIMMU BORGIR, ANGELCORPSE), who played on the very first AURORA BOREALIS CD in 1996, will be drumming on the upcoming album as well as collaborating with the rest of ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist Comments On Upcoming VH1 Special

Former METALLICA bassist Ron McGovney has revealed more information about the upcomingVH1 METALLICA special called "When Metallica Ruled The World", which is scheduled to air later in the year. In a posting to the METALLICA message board, McGovney wrote, "I haven't been on the boards for a while, so someone may have already mentioned that ...

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DEBRIS INC. Sign With RISE ABOVE; Debut Album Due In March

DEBRIS INC., the new group featuring SAINT VITUS mainman Dave Chandler and ex-TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, have inked a deal with Lee Dorrian's (CATHEDRAL) Rise Above Records. The group's debut album is tentatively scheduled for a March 2005 release. MP3 samples of the DEBRIS INC. demo songs "Medicated" and "Old Man and His Bong" can ...

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Metal For Life - PAINMUSEUM

HALFORD/TESTAMENT guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak has always been very vocal about his love for '80s/early '90s metal, and the traditional heavy metal influences shine through clearly on his latest release, the first to be issued under the PAINMUSEUM banner. Musically, this is exactly the kind of stuff you would expect to hear from someone who ...

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HALFORD To Record New Album; Fan Participation Requested

The following message has been posted at Rob Halford's (JUDAS PRIEST) official web site: "Here we go HALFORD fans!! Rob Halford is preparing to enter the recording studio with his solo band late 2005; in preparation for the band's fourth release. "For an intense challenge, The Metal God will select 1 (one) vocalist; 1 (one) ...

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WATCHTOWER Begin Recording New Album

WATCHTOWER guitarist Ron Jarzombek has posted the following update on the recording sessions for the group's long-awaited new album, tentatively titled "Mathematics". "During the past several months, WATCHTOWER has been tweaking the music and finishing up lyrics for the next CD. Last weekend, Rick [Colaluca, drums] went into Melody Ranch studios here in San Antonio, ...

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