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MORTICIAN Complete Work On 'Darkest Day Of Horror'

New York-based death metallers MORTICIAN have completed work on their new CD, entitled Darkest Day Of Horror, for an early 2003 release through Relapse Records. "[Bassist/vocalist] Will [Rahmer] and I wrote this album during the beginning of this year and finished the mastering about two weeks ago," wrote guitarist Roger J. Beaujard on the band's ...

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STRATOVARIUS' TIMO TOLKKI Speaks Out On New CD

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki has posted the following update via the group's official web site: "The [Elements — Part 1] album is ready, mastered and sent to our record companies in Germany, France and in Japan. "The track list will be provided later, but I can tell you that it contains 62 minutes of music. ...

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THIN LIZZY To Undertake US Tour

The current line-up of THIN LIZZY have lined up a series of tour dates in the US during October/November. They are as follows: OCT 09 - San Fransisco, CA @ Mcnears Mystic Theatre Oct 10 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater Oct 11 - Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues Oct 12 - Los ...

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DARK ANGEL: San Francisco Headlining Gig Announced

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan — are due to perform a headlining show at the Pound in San Francisco, California on Saturday, December 7th, according to the club's official web site. A headlining date at The Galaxy Theater in ...

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EYES ADRIFT Announce U.S. Tour

EYES ADRIFT, the new "supergroup" featuring former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, ex-SUBLIME drummer Bud Gaugh, and MEAT PUPPETS guitarist/vocalist Curt Kirkwood, will embark on a tour next month in support of their self-titled debut album, which is set for a September 24th release. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 25 - Dallas, TX - Curtain ...

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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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THE KUSH PROJECT To Embark On LEGALIZE-IT Tour

THE KUSH PROJECT, featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, ex-FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, will participate in The Vodka Room's Legalize-It tour, covering 13 California universities between October 18th and October 31st. The trek will reportedly serve to promote and benefit High Times magazine and ...

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GODHEAD To Play "Surprise" California Gig

GODHEAD will reportedly perform a "surprise" show consisting primarily of new material on Wednesday, August 21st at The Dragonfly in Hollywood, California. GODHEAD takes the stage at 9:30 PM SHARP so be sure to get there early! Dragonfly is located at 6510 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood, California. ...

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KREATOR To Embark On North American Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: German Metal Pioneers KREATOR Embark on North American Hell Comes To Your Town Tour Celebrating 17 years of performing potent yet influential heavy metal music, Germany's KREATOR is geared to devastate North American venues to support its most recent endeavor Violent Revolution, released through SPV Music. KREATOR possesses an extensive history, pioneering ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS: ACE FREHLEY Is Still In The Band

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently conducted an interview with Metal Edge magazine for their October 2002 issue in which he was asked point-blank to confirm that guitarist Ace Frehley was no longer a member of the band. "No, [he isn't out of the band]," Simmons told the magazine. "Statement of fact, statement of intention, statement ...

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Surviving SNOT Members Mark Late Frontman's Birthday

Former SNOT members Mikey Doling (currently in SOULFLY) and John Fahnestock plan to mark what would have been late frontman Lynn Strait's 33rd birthday today (Wednesday, August 7th) the day the best way they know possible, according to Launch: (Doling) "I take a huge bong hit and try to smoke a cigar..." (Fahnestock) "When I ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS Announces Details Of Lecture Tour

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has announced the details of his upcoming five-date lecture tour of Australia, which is scheduled to take place in late October/early November. According to Simmons, "the tour is called Speaking in Tongues and is being put together by Madison, an Australian company that last year hosted President Bill Clinton for his ...

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IRON FIRE Announce New Bassist

Danish power metallers IRON FIRE have recruited bassist Jose Cruz as the replacement for Jakob Lykkebo, who left the group earlier in the year. Spanish-born Jose originally auditioned for the guitarist position, but accepted the offer to join the band as their new bass guitarist instead. As previously reported, IRON FIRE, who issued two full-length ...

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MOTOGRATER Select MUDVAYNE Producer For Upcoming Debut

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER will shortly enter a Vancouver, British Columbia studio with producer GGGarth Richardson (i.e. MUDVAYNE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SPINESHANK) to begin work on their debut effort for No Name/Elektra Records. A fall release is expected. As previously reported, the much-talked-about group had originally signed with COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara's ...

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UNDERGROUND MOON To Open For ENGINE In Hollywood

L.A. modern rockers UNDERGROUND MOON, featuring ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson on vocals, will be supporting FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder's ENGINE at the Troubadour this coming Sunday, June 23rd. Showtime for UNDERGROUND MOON is 9:15 PM sharp. The Troubadour is located at 9081 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. Tel.: (310) 276-1158. ...

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CANDIRIA Hits The Road, Radio Numbers Up

CANDIRIA is back on tour of the US, playing cities missed on their April headlining tour with BURNT BY THE SUN. This time, Roadrunner Records' 36 CRAZYFISTS are in tow, and the tour will cover the entire West Coast and Southwest. In the spirit of supporting local scenes across the country, CANDIRIA have directed local ...

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MOTOGRATER To Record Debut CD

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER will reportedly enter the studio next month to begin work on their debut effort for No Name/Elektra Records. A fall release is expected. As previously reported, the much-talked-about group had originally signed with COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara's Sever imprint through Beyond/BMG Records, but had since become free agents, thereby ...

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SCAR CULTURE Line Up Dates With MORTICIAN

SCAR CULTURE have lined up the following gigs with MORTICIAN during September/October: Sep. 18 - The Spotlight – Woodbridge, VA Sep. 19 - Hoopla – Virginia Beach, VA Sep. 20 - Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC Sep. 21 - Brass Mug – Tampa, FL Sep. 30 - Big Fish Pub – Tempe, AZ Oct. 01 ...

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ENGINE Line Up West Coast Dates

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), will perform the following dates during June: Jun. 21 - The Roadhouse - Sacramento, CA Jun. 25 - The Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA Jun. 26 - Brick By Brick ...

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EXCLUSIVE: DINO CAZARES Speaks Out On FEAR FACTORY Split

Since FEAR FACTORY officially called it quits in early March, very little has been heard from the band themselves, with the four members of the group choosing to each deal with the break-up of this long-running group by immersing themselves in new projects rather than speaking out publicly on what was, by all accounts, a ...

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ROB HALFORD Goes Back To Selling Porn

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current HALFORD frontman Rob Halford has been filmed selling smut behind the counter of a Santa Monica adult book store as part of a scene for the upcoming Jonas Akerlund film Spun, which stars Mickey Rourke, Brittany Murphy and Jason Schwartzman. "When I had my audition, Jonas said, 'As soon as ...

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NILE, ARCH ENEMY, HATE ETERNAL US Dates Announced!

The following are the confirmed dates for the North American Darkened Tomb 2002 Tour, featuring NILE, ARCH ENEMY, HATE ETERNAL and ORIGIN: Jul. 06 - The Cotton Club - Atlanta, GA Jul. 07 - Clunk Music Hall Fayetteville, AR Jul. 09 - Sam's - San Antonio, TX Jul. 10 - Concrete Street - Corpus Christie, ...

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MOTOGRATER Ink Deal With No Name/Elektra Records

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have reportedly inked a deal with No Name/Elektra Records. The much-talked-about group had originally signed with COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara's Sever imprint through Beyond/BMG Records, but had since become free agents, thereby allowing them to link up with No Name head honcho Steve Richards at his new company. Back ...

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KING'S X US Tour Dates Announced

KING'S X have announced the dates for the second leg of their Manic Moonlight US tour. They are as follows: May 29 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southland May 31 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Jun. 01 - W. Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Jun. 02 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club Jun. 04 - ...

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UNDERGROUND MOON To Make Hollywood Live Debut

L.A. modern rockers UNDERGROUND MOON, featuring ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson and former members of KILGORE and DIGITAL RUIN, will make their Hollywood live debut on Monday, April 22nd at Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd. playing songs from their self-titled debut album, out on Universal Music in Japan and Nuclear Blast/Rebelution in Europe. For more info ...

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