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Former Members Of CIRCLE II CIRCLE Release Statement

Former CIRCLE II CIRCLE members — John Zahner (keyboards), Christopher Kinder (drums), Matt La Porte (guitars), Kevin Rothney (bass) and Shane French (guitars) — have issued the following statement regarding their departure from the group: "As we approached the upcoming [European] tour with SAXON and DORO, there were many financial and logistical issues that needed ...

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NAPALM DEATH Guitarist Sits Out European Tour

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has addressed the absence of guitarist Jesse Pintado from the group's current European tour in the following posting to the band's official web site: "Hi there, in France today, show number 7... I noticed that there were a couple of queries as to Jesse's absence from the shows... Basically, he ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Singer And Rest Of The Band Go Separate Ways

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, appears to have disintegrated over irreconcilable business-related differences, with Stevens currently standing as the sole remaining member of the group. The rest of the band — John Zahner (keyboards), Christopher Kinder (drums), Matt La Porte (guitars), Kevin Rothney (bass) and Shane French ...

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SHANE GAALAAS To Release Solo Debut

Canadian drummer/percussionist Shane Gaalaas, whose stellar resume includes a hard rock "who's who" in addition his own band ventures, COSMOSQUAD and DIESEL MACHINE, is stepping out from behind his kit and stepping up to the plate in a big way with his first solo album, "Primer". Written, performed, and recorded entirely by Gaalaas himself who, ...

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Newspaper: Radio Host Proclaims He Has Suicide Video

Robert Farley of the St. Petersburg Times reports a Chicago man says he has exclusive video of the much-hyped HELL ON EARTH performance Saturday night, including "crazy" footage that purports to show a sickly-looking man commiting suicide through "some sort of asphyxiation." But Shane Bugbee isn't necessarily buying that it's real. Bugbee, 34, said he ...

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BRUJERIA Confirm Two More Shows

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares (a.k.a. El Asesino), have announced two more shows later this month. The group, whose current lineup is completed by vocalist El Brujo, NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo), and drummer Nick Barker (a.k.a. Hong Jr., DIMMU BORGIR, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), will ...

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BRUJERIA: Support Acts For California Gig Announced

The support acts have been announced for BRUJERIA's first-ever show ever on the West Coast on October 26 at The Ventura Theater in Ventura, California. Opening for BRUJERIA at the gig will be BAD ACID TRIP (who have a CD coming out through SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian's Serjical Strike label in 2004), ...

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NASUM Announce New Lineup

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have been upgraded from a trio to a quartet. Replacing bassist Jesper Liveröd, who exited the band in order to pursue Kerry King-approved noise-mongers BURST, is Jon "Elle" Lindkvist (VICTIMS, SAYYADENA). Also joining the outfit is REGURGUTATE guitarist Urban Skytt. The band the following to say about Jon: "Apart from having ...

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BRUJERIA To Play Ventura In Late October

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares (a.k.a. El Asesino), will reportedly be performing at The Ventura Theater in Ventura, California on October 26. The band's previously announced show at Allen's Theatre in Southgate, California on September 27 was cancelled last week after "the city of South Gate as ...

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BRUJERIA Explain Show Cancellation

BRUJERIA, the band led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, have issued a statement explaining the cancellation of their previously announced show at Allen's Theatre in Southgate, California on September 27. According to the band, "the city of South Gate as well at it's police department would not allow the BRUJERIA show to go ...

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BRUJERIA Show Cancelled

BRUJERIA's previously announced show at Allen's Theatre in Southgate, California on September 27 has reportedly been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. As previously reported, the current BRUJERIA lineup consists of former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares (a.k.a. El Asesino), vocalist El Brujo, NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo), and ...

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BRUJERIA Announce California Gig

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares (a.k.a. El Asesino), will perform at Allen's Theatre in Southgate, California on September 27. Allen's Theatre is located at 3809 Tweedy Blvd. Click here to view a poster for the show. As previously reported, the current BRUJERIA lineup is completed ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Covers Album Pushed Back To Early 2004

NAPALM DEATH have pushed back the projected release date of their upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2", to early 2004 through the band's own Feto label. "[We're] finally gonna get the mixing underway next week which is a relief," writes bassist Shane Embury on the band's web site. As previously reported, "Leaders ...

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NASUM Pull Out Of Germany's MORBIDE FESTSPIELE Festival

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have been forced to cancel their participation in the Morbide Festspiele vol 6,66 in Bischofswerda, Germany on September 6. "There has been a big misunderstanding concerning the conditions for our appearance," reads a post on the band's web site. "It's really sad because we wanted to do the show but it's ...

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NAPALM DEATH, BRUTAL TRUTH Members To Form Grind Supergroup

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, ex-NAPALM DEATH drummer Mick Harris and former BRUTAL TRUTH singer Kevin Sharp will be teaming up in a brand new "total punk thrash grind band." The as-yet-unnamed group, which may also include MELVINS/FANTOMAS guitarist Buzz Osborne, is tentatively set to record an album later in the year. No further information ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Audio History Posted Online

A 50-minute audio documentary of the history of NAPALM DEATH — as told in their own words by former drummer Mick Harris and bassist Shane Embury — has been posted online at this location. As previously reported, NAPALM DEATH's upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2", is due before the end ...

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City Officials: BRUJERIA Is A Threat To Society

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, are reportedly receiving resistance from city officials over their previously announced live appearance at Club Alondra (formerly Clark Center Bowl) in Bellflower, California. "BRUJERIA is to play a concert September 4th At Club Alondra. However, the city is afraid of BRUJERIA's reputation ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN Working On Solo Album

Guitarist/producer/songwriter Jeff Kollman has started the writing process for a new solo instrumental release, the follow-up to 1999's "Shedding Skin". COSMOSQUAD, Kollman's prog-metal/fusion three-piece with bassist Barry Sparks and drummer Shane Gaalaas, who are currently out on tour with TED NUGENT and Japanese superstars B'Z, respectively, are set to reconvene in the fall to write ...

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NAPALM DEATH Bassist Joins BRUJERIA

NAPALM DEATH's Shane Embury has joined BRUJERIA as the replacement for ex-FAITH NO MORE bassist Billy Gould. Embury is joined in the group's current lineup by vocalist El Brujo, guitarist El Asesino (a.k.a. Dino Cazares, ex-FEAR FACTORY), and drummer Nick Barker (DIMMU BORGIR, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH). As previously reported, BRUJERIA will join SOULFLY on the ...

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LOCKUP To Issue Live Album Later in The Year

LOCKUP, the grindcore band featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, and DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, will issue an as-yet-untitled live album later in the year through NAPALM DEATH's Feto Records. In addition to the live CD, which was recorded during the ...

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NASUM Bassist Quits

NASUM bassist Jesper Liveröd is set to leave the group in the summer to concentrate on his other band, BURST. As previously reported, NASUM's new CD, "Helvete" (Swedish for "Hell"), was recorded at Sweden's Soundlab Studios and features guest appearances from Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) and Jörgen Sandström (ENTOMBED, ex-GRAVE). The band will be issuing ...

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NAPALM DEATH: 'Noise For Music's Sake' Track Listing Unveiled

Earache Records, in collaboration with NAPALM DEATH, have finalized the track listing for "Noise For Music's Sake", the forthcoming 2-CD NAPALM DEATH package, due to hit stores in June in the UK/Europe (July in the U.S.). Disc One features all of NAPALM DEATH's greatest "hits", from early classics "Scum" and "Suffer The Children", to later ...

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NASUM To Throw Record Release Party In Hometown

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM will throw a record-release party for their new CD, "Helvete", on May 24 at Contan in Örebro, Sweden. The band will perform live and will also give away free copies of "Helvete" to the 100 first people who show up at the venue. As previously reported, "Helvete" (Swedish for "Hell"), which ...

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A Tribute To The VAN HALEN Throats

On May 27, Versailles Records will release "Best of Both Worlds: A Tribute to Van Halen's David Lee Roth And Sammy Hagar". A first of its kind in the world of tributes, this record features hits from both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar's solo catalogs, as well as hits from the VAN HALEN catalog ...

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NAPALM DEATH To Issue 'Best Of' Set Through EARACHE

After years of wrangling between NAPALM DEATH and Earache Records, peace finally reigns and the parties are collaborating on a "best of & rarities" two-CD set, "Noise For Music's Sake", due in late summer 2003. Liner notes for the package will be written by NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury. Disc 1 of the set will ...

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NAPALM DEATH To Begin Work On 'Leaders Not Followers 2'

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has posted the following update to the group's official web site: "Well the [North American] tour with NILE has been done for quite awhile now and we all agree that it was a success, great attendances and good reactions made it very enjoyable from our point of view. "We had ...

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NASUM To Tour Finland With ROTTEN SOUND

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have announced a four-date Finnish tour with grindcore monsters ROTTEN SOUND. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 23 – Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi Apr. 24 – Jyväskylä, FIN @ Lutakko Apr. 25 – Turku, FIN @ Säätämö Apr. 26 – Tampere, FIN @ Klubi As previously reported, NASUM's forthcoming CD, "Helvete" ...

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