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LEADFOOT CD Pushed Back To January

North Carolina's LEADFOOT, who feature in their ranks former C.O.C. vocalist Karl Agell and bassist Phil Swisher, have had the release date of their third full-length album, entitled "We Drink For Free", pushed back until January 2003. The CD will surface through Lunasound Recording in Europe. A North American release has yet to be secured ...

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COSMOSQUAD Line Up Hollywood Appearance

Los Angeles-based instrumental trio COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman, drummer Shane Gaalaas, and bassist Barry Sparks, are celebrating the release of their new "Live at the Baked Potato" CD with a Tuesday, November 5 appearance at that very venue, located at 3878 Cahuenga Blvd W., North Hollywood, CA. In related news, Kollman and Gaalaas will ...

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KYLE THOMAS Speaks Out On The PANTERA/EXHORDER 'Feud'

Vocalist Kyle Thomas of the much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, has spoken out about his group's alleged influence on the latter band the belief by some that PANTERA "ripped off" EXHORDER in order to attain their early major label success. "Although ...

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TECHNOCRACY Ink Deal With MAUSOLEUM RECORDS

San Francisco Bay Area's TECHNOCRACY, who feature in their ranks VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel, have inked a deal with Belgium's long-running Mausoleum Records. The band, who were signed to the company based on a recommendation by Andre "Dynamo" Verhuijsen, will issue their long-completed debut album in November, with a European tour tentatively planned for February ...

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TONY IOMMI To Collaborate With PHIL ANSELMO On Upcoming CD

PANTERA frontman Phil Anselmo will contribute lead vocals to the next solo album from BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, the guitarist has confirmed to Billboard.com. Anselmo and Iommi are to formally begin work on the project in January in England, according to Tony, who says that he and Anselmo plan to tour to support the ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Shop New Demo, Make Film Appearance

MONSTER MAGNET are currently shopping a new three-song demo to interested record companies following their split with longtime label A&M Records earlier in the year. Recorded in August 2002, the demo features the following cuts: 01. Master Of Light 02. Oh Baby 03. Blow Your Mind In other news, MONSTER MAGNET reportedly filmed a scene ...

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$IGN OF 4 Line Up UK Dates

$IGN OF 4, featuring vocalist Phil Mogg (UFO), guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE), drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH), and bassist Chris Maloney (PRINCE, DWEEZIL ZAPPA), have announced two UK dates during November. They are as follows: Nov. 17 – Dudley, UK @ JB's Nov. 19 – London, UK @ The Marquee ...

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MACHINE HEAD Set Tentative Track Listing For Live Album

MACHINE HEAD's as-yet-untitled live album is tentatively scheduled to be mixed by Colin Richardson in November at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England for a January/February release through Roadrunner Records. The album, which was originally set to contain material recorded solely at the band's December 8th, 2001 show at the Brixton Academy in London, England, will ...

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UFO Frontman, Bassist Announce Solo Gigs

UFO frontman Phil Mogg will reportedly play a solo show at The Marquee Club in London, UK on November 19th. In related news, UFO bassist Pete Way and his "solo" band — Walt James on guitar/backing vocals and Scott Phillips on drums (the same musicians that appeared on Way's Amphetamine CD) — performed a gig ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Issue Live Album In November

L.A.-based instrumental all-star outfit, COSMOSQUAD, are currently readying their first ever live album, titled Live at the Baked Potato, due out in November via guitarist Jeff Kollman's Marmaduke label. Recorded and mixed by Kollman and David Knauer (ERIC GALES, etc.), the disc features 14 songs from both the self-titled COSMOSQUAD debut and 2002's highly acclaimed ...

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LEADFOOT To Release 'We Drink For Free' In October

North Carolina's LEADFOOT, who feature in their ranks former C.O.C. vocalist Karl Agell and bassist Phil Swisher, will release their third full-length album, entitled We Drink For Free, on October 7th through Lunasound Recordings. The CD was recorded earlier in the year with the help of Grammy Award-nominated engineer Mark Williams. ...

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VIO-LENCE To Issue New CD Through Label Of Former EXODUS Manager

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will likely issue their next studio album through a new label entity formed by former EXODUS manager Toni Isabella and one-time Capitol Records A&R executive Rachel Matthews (who signed EXODUS and RIGOR MORTIS to the label back in the late '80s), guitarist Phil Demmel has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Demmel ...

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VIO-LENCE Begin Work On New Material, Prepare To Issue Live CD/DVD

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have commenced the songwriting process for a new studio album, according to a posting by guitarist Phil Demmel on the group's official web site. "Label heads are getting backing and distro ducks in a row," wrote Demmel. "All the releases ([reissue of] Eternal Nightmare, live album and the ...

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THE HOUSE OF SHOCK Announce Horror Dates 2002

Louisiana-based haunted house The House Of Shock, the "sick creation" of founding members/owners Phil Anselmo (PANTERA), Ross Karpelman, and Jay Gracianette, has announced its Horror Dates 2002: October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 30, 31 and November 1, 2. Located five minutes outside of New Orleans, the 10-year-old The House of Shock has become "a local ...

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COAL CHAMBER Frontman Creates 'New Sound' With Side Project

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, are set to begin performing showcase gigs beginning in early October with a view towards signing a record deal and issuing a CD in early 2003. The band, which is based in a small town three hours north of Los Angeles, came together when ...

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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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Former MSG Frontman Springs Back To Action with New Album, Reissue

SILVER, the new British/German all-star project featuring vocalist Gary Barden (ex-MSG), guitarist Bernie Torme (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, GILLAN, DESPERADO), keyboardist Don Airey (ex-MSG, TEN), bassist Michael Voss (ex-CASANOVA/currently in DEMON DRIVE) and drummer Marco Minnemann (ex-H-BLOCKX), will issue their second album, entitled Dream Machines, on September 9th through Point Music Records. The full track listing for ...

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SADUS To Open For EXODUS In San Francisco

Veteran Bay Area thrashers SADUS will make their first live appearance in over a year when they open for EXODUS at the Pound in San Francisco, California on Friday, September 13th. Also appearing on the bill will be TECHNOCRACY (featuring VIO-LENCE/MACHINE HEAD touring guitarist Phil Demmel), HAIL SATAN and ANIMOSITY. As previously reported, SADUS are ...

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DOWN Punch Out ADEMA Guitarist Backstage at OZZFEST

Members of DOWN and ADEMA reportedly got into a scuffle backstage at the St. Louis stop of Ozzfest, where one of the guitarists for ADEMA got punched in the mouth while he was on DOWN's tour bus and it almost led to a showdown between Phil Anselmo and the DOWN boys and Jonathan Davis' little ...

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COAL CHAMBER's DEZ FAFARA Launches DEATHRIDE

COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara has reportedly started a side project called DEATHRIDE. The new group is said to have already completed writing over 20 tracks, some of which are being described as "much heavier than COAL CHAMBER" and featuring "more technical" musicianship than that found in Fafara's main band. Unconfirmed rumors also indicate that ...

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PORCUPINE TREE Frontman To Appear On OSI Debut

PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson has contributed lead vocals to two songs on the forthcoming debut album from OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), which features in its ranks DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone. Moore and Matheos reportedly commenced ...

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EXODUS, TECHNOCRACY To Perform Hometown Gig

The reunited EXODUS and up-and-coming Bay Area act TECHNOCRACY, who feature in their ranks current MACHINE HEAD touring guitarist Phil Demmel (also a member of VIO-LENCE), will be appearing at the Pound in San Francisco, California on Friday, September 13th. As previously reported, EXODUS will embark on a short European tour during December. Among the ...

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DOWN's PHILIP ANSELMO Scratches Eye, Band Cancel Montreal Gig

DOWN cancelled their scheduled non-Ozzfest appearance at Montreal's Parc Jean Drapeau last night after frontman Phil Anselmo scratched his cornea at the previous night's show in Clifton Park, New York (allegedly as a result of hitting the mic while headbanging), thus forcing him to wear an eye-patch until his eye has healed. Guitarist Pepper Keenan ...

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