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FU MANCHU Contribute Music To 'Motorcycle Mania 3' TV Movie

FU MANCHU have contributed much of the music featured in the upcoming TV movie "Motorcycle Mania 3", starring Kid Rock and Jesse James of "West Coast Choppers". Several FU MANCHU songs will appear in the movie, including special "FU riffs" in between the scenes, according to a posting on the band's web site. "Motorcycle Mania ...

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Ex-TROUBLE/ZOETROPE Drummer To Play With DEBRIS INC.

Former TROUBLE/ZOETROPE drummer Barry Stern will be sitting behind the kit for DEBRIS INC. when they perform at the Templars of Doom Festival in Indianapolis on June 19. He will also be playing with the band at their Templars warm-up date on June 17 at the Liar's Club in Chicago, Illinois. DEBRIS INC. is the ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Members, WATCHTOWER Guitarist To Perform At WORLD GUITAR CONGRESS

SPASTIC INK/WATCHTOWER guitarist Ron Jarzombek is once again hooking up with fellow guitarist Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH, CACOPHONY) following last year's "Guitarevolution" tour. The MARTY FRIEDMAN solo band, also featuring bassist/vocalist Chris Catero (RAZER, ex-WARDOG) and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH, Y&T), will appear in concert at the "World Guitar Congress" on Tuesday June 8 in Baltimore, ...

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HELIX: 30th Anniversary CD, Concert Scheduled For July

According to a posting on the HELIX web site, EMI/Capitol Records will be issuing a compilation album, entitled "Rocking You For 30 Years", to coincide with the band's upcoming anniversary show on Saturday, July 17 at the Sanderson Centre in Brantford, Ontario. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Running Wild ...

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IRONHORSE Sign New Record Deal

IRONHORSE, the band featuring '80s vocal legend Ron Keel, have signed with Compendia Music Group/VTone Records. The group's new CD, entitled "Bring It On", is slated for release on September 7. "Bring It On" will be an "enhanced" CD, with 12 audio tracks plus music videos and video footage that can be viewed on a ...

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ICED EARTH: Japanese Tour Postponed

ICED EARTH have been forced to postpone their previously announced Japanese tour due to the recent departure of drummer Richard Christy. "Though we tried everything in our power to keep this from happening we have no other alternative," ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer writes on the group's web site. The affected dates are as follows: ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL's JIMMY BOWER To Play Drums For DEBRIS INC.

SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist and DOWN/ex-C.O.C. drummer Jimmy Bower will be sitting behind the kit for DEBRIS INC. when they hit the road in the U.S. later this month. DEBRIS INC., the new group featuring SAINT VITUS mainman Dave Chandler and ex-TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, will support ORANGE GOBLIN between May 24 and May 28. In ...

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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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GWAR, FU MANCHU Sign With DRT ENTERTAINMENT

GWAR and FU MANCHU have both inked deals with DRT Entertainment, the independent label founded last year by senior music industry executives Derek Shulman, Ron Urban and Ted Green. GWAR's forthcoming follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived" will mark the group's first release since leaving Metal Blade Records, who have issued all of the band's ...

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DEBRIS INC.: More Live Dates Announced

DEBRIS INC., the new group featuring SAINT VITUS mainman Dave Chandler and ex-TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, have lined up several dates with DIXIE WITCH beginning on May 19. As previously reported, the group will support ORANGE GOBLIN between May 24 and May 28. Confirmed DEBRIS INC. dates are as follows: May 19 - Room 710 ...

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VENGEANCE To Reunite After 14-Year Hiatus

VENGEANCE (a.k.a. VENGEANCE RISING), the pioneering Christian extreme metal band, are reuniting after a 14-year hiatus. The group — Larry Farkas (lead guitar), Glen Mancaruso (drums), Roger Dale Martin (bass), Doug Thieme (guitar) — sans Roger Martinez (vocals, who has since become "a Satanist/atheist/whatever") will perform at Summer Madness 2004 on August 29 at Chain ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN will be embarking on a U.S. tour beginning April 29 in New York City. Support at all dates will come from LAMONT. DEBRIS INC., the new group featuring SAINT VITUS mainman Dave Chandler and ex-TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, will join the bill between May 24 and May 28. Confirmed dates are ...

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WATCHTOWER To Play San Antonio: More Details Revealed

Progressive metal legends WATCHTOWER will be playing in San Antonio, Texas for the second annual Robb's Metal Works showcase on May 1 at Sam's Burger Joint. Also appearing on the bill will be BEYOND BLACK, POWDERBURN, MIGISTRAL, DEADPOOL and THORNSPAWN. WATCHTOWER's lineup for the shows will consist of Jason McMaster (vocals), Doug Keyser (bass), Rick ...

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SINISTER Call It Quits

Dutch death metal pioneers SINISTER have officially called it quits. In a statement issued through band's web site, drummer and founding member Aad had this to say: "After 16 years of serving, SINISTER is no more...It was a hard decision for me, SINISTER was a way of life for me. But sitting behind the drum-kit ...

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Former HADES Guitarist Engages In Old KISS Worship

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has sent us the following update: "I know a lot of people out there hate KISS...but a lot of us worship the old stuff...last weekend I sang and played guitar on 'Rip It Out' by Ace Frehley and 'Going Blind' from the 'Hotter Than Hell' album. Jimmy Schulman played bass ...

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