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THE WATCHERS Feat. SPIRALARMS, ORCHID Members: 'Seven Tenets' Video

"Seven Tenets", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area stoner/doom heavyweights THE WATCHERS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's debut album, "Black Abyss", which was released in March via Ripple Music. THE WATCHERS is a gathering of international seasoned players Tim Narducci (SPIRALARMS, WHITE WITCH CANYON) on vocals, Carter ...

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THE WATCHERS Feat. SPIRALARMS, ORCHID Members: 'Black Abyss' Album Due In March

San Francisco Bay Area stoner/doom heavyweights THE WATCHERS will release their debut album, "Black Abyss", on March 9 via Ripple Music. THE WATCHERS is a gathering of international seasoned players Tim Narducci (SPIRALARMS, WHITE WITCH CANYON) on vocals, Carter Kennedy (ORCHID) on drums, Jeremy Epp (BLACKGATES, THE VENTING MACHINE) on guitar, and Cornbread (SPIRALARMS, WHITE ...

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BLACKGATES Featuring SLAYER, Ex-ANTHRAX Members: 'Burn Eternal' Demo Track Available For Streaming

"Burn Eternal", a demo track from BLACKGATES — the East San Francisco Bay Area/New York metal outfit featuring former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson, drummer Paul Bostaph (SLAYER, ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) — can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The song was recorded in the BLACKGATES rehearsal room ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer DAN NELSON Rejoins BLACKGATES

BLACKGATES — the East San Francisco Bay Area metal outfit featuring drummer Paul Bostaph (SLAYER, ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Von Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) — has been rejoined by former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson. In a brand new interview with Greece's Metal Kaoz, Bostaph was asked if he has any other projects going ...

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Video: BLACKGATES Performs New Songs In Rehearsal

Video footage of BLACKGATES playing instrumental versions of a couple of new songs during rehearsal can be seen below. Guitarist Melissa Evila joined BLACKGATES in February. The band's drummer, Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN), stated at the time: "Melissa came out to our first show and afterwards suggested that we get a second guitar ...

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Video: BLACKGATES Guitarists Working On New Song

Video footage of BLACKGATES guitarists Jeremy Von Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) and Melissa Evila working on a new song can be seen below. Melissa Evila joined BLACKGATES in February. The band's drummer, Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN), stated at the time: "Melissa came out to our first show and afterwards suggested that we get ...

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BLACKGATES Adds Female Guitarist

BLACKGATES — the East San Francisco Bay Area metal outfit featuring drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Von Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) — has announced the addition of second guitarist Melissa Evila (pictured below) to the group's ranks. Comments Bostaph: "Melissa came out to our first show and afterwards suggested that ...

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Ex-ANTHRAX Singer DAN NELSON Quits BLACKGATES

Former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson has left BLACKGATES — the East San Francisco Bay Area metal outfit featuring drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE). Commented the band: "Regretfully, Dan Nelson has decided to leave BLACKGATES. He has decided that he wants to concentrate full time on being ...

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PRESIDENT EVIL: 'Coffee & Cocaine' Video Released

"Coffee & Cocaine", the new video from German "dirty rock 'n' rollers" PRESIDENT EVIL, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Back From Hell's Holiday", which will be released on January the 25 via Firefield Records. The CD features marks the recording debut of PRESIDENT EVIL's new singer Neal McCocker ...

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BLACKGATES Schedules East Coast Live Debut

BLACKGATES — the new East San Francisco Bay Area/New York metal outfit featuring former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson, drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) — will make its East Coast live debut on Saturday, November 3 at Saint Vitus bar in Brooklyn, New York. Also scheduled to ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer DAN NELSON Welcomes Baby Boy

New York-based heavy metal singer Dan Nelson (BLACKGATES, TRED, ANTHRAX) is the proud father of a baby boy, Benjamin Nelson. Nelson recently settled a lawsuit he filed against ANTHRAX over the fallout from his departure from the veteran metal group. Details of the settlement were not made public. Nelson, who was in ANTHRAX for nearly ...

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BLACKGATES Interviewed On 107.7 THE BONE's 'Metal Zone' (Video)

On Friday, May 4, "Metal Zone" host Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone conducted an interview with BLACKGATES — the new East San Francisco Bay Area/New York metal outfit featuring former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson, drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE). ...

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Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT Drummer Schedules West Coast Clinic Tour

Yamaha Drums and Guitar Center have announced a very special series of West Coast clinics/workshops featuring Paul Bostaph (SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN, BLACKGATES). These FREE workshops will give you a chance to see one of trash/metal drumming's greatest up close and personal plus learn more about Yamaha Drums with Yamaha artist relations manager Greg Crane. ...

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BLACKGATES Performs Live For First Time; Video Available

BLACKGATES — the new East San Francisco Bay Area/New York metal outfit featuring former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson, drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) — made its live debut last night (Saturday, May 5) at Rooster's Roadhouse in Alameda, California as part of the Cinco De Mayo ...

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BLACKGATES: Photos Of New Lineup Posted Online

A number of photos of the new lineup of BLACKGATES — the new East San Francisco Bay Area/New York metal outfit featuring former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson, drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) — can be found at this location. BLACKGATES will make its live ...

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BLACKGATES Announces First Show

BLACKGATES — the new East San Francisco Bay Area/New York metal outfit featuring former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson, drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) — will make its live debut on May 5 at Rooster's Roadhouse in Alameda, California as part of the Cinco De Mayo Metal ...

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BLACKGATES Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

BLACKGATES — the new East San Francisco Bay Area/New York metal outfit featuring former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson, drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) — has parted ways with bassist Uriah Duffy (ex-WHITESNAKE) and has replaced him with Luis Barillas (THE VENTING MACHINE). Commented Bostaph: "Luis is ...

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BLACKGATES: First Video Blog From The Studio Posted Online

The first in a series of studio video blogs from BLACKGATES — the new East San Francisco Bay Area/New York metal outfit featuring former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson, drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN), guitarist Jeremy Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) and bassist Uriah Duffy (ex-WHITESNAKE) — can be seen below. BLACKGATES recently entered the ...

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Drummer PAUL BOSTAPH Quits TESTAMENT

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy has confirmed to U.K.'s Terrorizer magazine that drummer Paul Bostaph has left the band. Due to a "serious injury," Bostaph was absent from the recording sessions for TESTAMENT's new album, "The Dark Roots Of Earth", which is scheduled for release on April 27, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. He ...

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BLACKGATES To Enter Studio In November

BLACKGATES the new East San Francisco Bay Area/New York metal outfit featuring former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson, drummer Paul Bostaph (TESTAMENT, ex-EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN), guitarist Jeremy Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) and bassist Uriah Duffy (WHITESNAKE) has tapped Dvs Artist Management to oversee the group's business affairs. Dvs Artist Management was created by former A&R rep ...

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TESTAMENT Drummer Discusses His 'Serious Injury,' Says He Is 'On The Healing Path'

Drummer Paul Bostaph (TESTAMENT, SLAYER, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN, BLACKGATES) was interviewed on this past Friday's (September 9) edition of the "Metal Zone" show with host Nikki Blakk on the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone. A few excerpts from the chat follow below (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "serious injury" which has forced him ...

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BLACKGATES: Another Demo Track Posted Online

"Vacant", the third demo track from BLACKGATES the new band featuring former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson, drummer Paul Bostaph (TESTAMENT, ex-EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN), guitarist Jeremy Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) and bassist Uriah Duffy (WHITESNAKE) can be streamed using the ReverbNation TuneWidget below (click on "Songs" tab). Also available at the same location are the previously ...

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Former ANTHRAX, SLAYER, WHITESNAKE Members Join Forces In BLACKGATES; New Demo Track Available

"Break", the second demo track from BLACKGATES the new band featuring former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson, drummer Paul Bostaph (TESTAMENT, ex-EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN), guitarist Jeremy Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) and bassist Uriah Duffy (WHITESNAKE) can be streamed using the ReverbNation TuneWidget below (click on "Songs" tab). Also available at the same location is the previously ...

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