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Former RATT, ANTHRAX Singers To Embark On 'Bastards Of Metal' Tour

Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT), Joey Belladonna (ex-ANTHRAX), Marq Torien (BULLETBOYS), Ron Keel (KEEL, IRON HORSE) and Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS, WATCHTOWER) will be teaming up for this fall's "Bastards of Metal" tour, according to a posting on Pearcy's web site. Also appearing on the bill will be DROP and STS. Exact cities and dates for the ...

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TOMMY LEE's 'Mob' Movie Producers Looking For Extras

Producers for the mob movie "10th & Wolf", starring Val Kilmer and former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee, are seeking extras before the movie begins filming Sept. 7 in Pittsburgh, PA, according to the Pittsburgh Gazette. They still need another 200 Italians, or people who look Italian, teenage and older, producer Suzanne DeLaurentiis said. The ...

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ANTIMATTER To Go 'All Natural' On Upcoming CD

Britain's ANTIMATTER, a group made up of current and past members of popular post-metal merchants ANATHEMA, have posted the following update at their official web site: "Recording is now complete for the English half of ANTIMATTER's as yet untitled third album. Mick recorded four tracks in mid-July ('A Portrait Of The Young Man As An ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN, JAMES MURPHY To Guest On New FIREWIND Album

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and ex-TESTAMENT/DEATH axeman James Murphy have contributed guest solos to the upcoming FIREWIND CD, tentatively titled "Forged By Fire". The disc, due before the end of the year through Leviathan Records, features lead vocals by Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO), who replaced Stephen Fredrick in February. Band leader/guitarist Gus G. is ...

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FIREWIND Set Tentative Title For New Album

FIREWIND have set "Forged By Fire" as the tentative title of their new CD, due before the end of the year through Leviathan Records. Handling lead vocals on the album is Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO), who replaced Stephen Fredrick in February. Band leader/guitarist Gus G. is acting as producer and the CD will once again ...

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Former FIREWIND Singer Joins Forces With VAINGLORY Guitarist

Former FIREWIND/KENZINER vocalist Stephen Fredrick has completed work on new CD with guitarist Corbin King (VAINGLORY, CORBIN KING), drummer Stian Kristoffersen (PAGAN'S MIND, FIREWIND) and bassist James Martin (ZANISTER). Producer David T. Chastain comments: "Corbin and Stephen basically live in the same part of Atlanta and I had to get them into a band together ...

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'West Memphis Three' Anthology: Launch Party Scheduled

Brett Alexander Savory and M. W. Anderson's West Memphis Three anthology, "Last Pentacle of the Sun: Writings in Support of the West Memphis Three", featuring a contribution by METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, will have its official launch concert/party on October 14 at Club Rockit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A dealer will be set up at ...

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FUELBLOODED Enter Studio To Record Debut Album

Dutch melodic death/thrash metallers FUELBLOODED (formerly SACRAMENTAL SACHEM) are currently recording their debut album, "Inflict The Inevitable", with producer Stephen van Haestregt (WITHIN TEMPTATION). "Inflict the Inevitable" will feature nine songs and will surface later this year through an as-yet-undetermined label. Songtitles set to appear on the CD are as follows: 01. Hate of a ...

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TAPROOT: Moving Away From The Nu Metal Thing

TAPROOT drummer Jarrod Montague has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "Hello all. Well, we are STILL here in L.A. writing new stuff for the record. As I told you before, we have been continuing to write new stuff just about every day, and some of the best stuff yet has ...

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THE CRUMB BROS. Schedule Hollywood Date

Guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES), vocalist Mark Renk, bassist Kevin Chown (ARTENSION, EDWIN DARE), drummer Shane Gaalaas (COSMOSQUAD, B'Z), and keyboardist Stephen Anderson will be unveiling their latest creation, THE CRUMB BROS., Tuesday night, July 13 with an early 8:15 p.m. show at Club Lingerie, 6507 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA; Ph.: (323) 466-3416. ...

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Former RATT Singer To Film New Video

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy will be filming a video for either "Overdrive" or "Drive With Me" from his upcoming solo release, "Fueler". The video shoot will take place later this month. The album, which features former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali on three cuts, will be released in late August through Pearcy's own Top ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Split Up Again?

JANE'S ADDICTION appear to have split up again, according to an online statement posted jointly by bandmates Dave Navarro (guitar), Stephen Perkins (drums) and Chris Chaney (bass). "We know we can't avoid this anymore so we will give it our best shot," the statement reads. "What's the deal? The deal is that it ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: 'We Want Bastards On The Tour, Not Bitches'

The Bastards Of Metal tour, which was originally set to feature STEPHEN PEARCY alongside BANG TANGO, STEVEN ADLER and KEVIN DUBROW, will have its lineup completely revamped, according to tour founder and director Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT). "The initial idea and concept for the 'Bastards of Metal' tour will not change," he said in a statement. ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Members Form New Band

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro has teamed up with Chris Chaney and Stephen Perkins, also of JANE'S ADDICTION, and former SKYCYCLE singer Steve Isaacs in a brand-new band. "[Steve] actually used to be an MTV VJ," Navarro told MTV.com. "He went by the name of Spooky around town. Long black hair and kind of that ...

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ZOMBI Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Pittsburgh, PA multi-instrumental duo ZOMBI have signed to Relapse Records. The progressive group will release their new full-length CD, "Cosmos", in August. ZOMBI (bassist/multi-instrumentalist Steve Moore and drummer/multi-instrumentalist A.E. Paterra) create boundless, leering soundscapes inspired by filmmakers such as Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci and the musical scores of John Carpenter and GOBLIN. The duo ...

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LEASH LAW Set U.S. Release Date For Debut Album

LEASH LAW, the new Florida-based group featuring vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK), drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH), bassist Stephen Elder (ROB ROCK), and guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS), have set a May 25 U.S. release date through Black Lotus Records for their debut album, "Dogface". Distribution for ...

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Early MARILYN MANSON Recordings To Be Released

MTV.com reports: "Early work by MARILYN MANSON and his original band THE SPOOKY KIDS is hitting shelves Tuesday under the name 'Lunch Boxes and Choklit Cows'. Prior to the release of Manson's 1994 debut, 'Portrait of an American Family', THE SPOOKY KIDSManson (then Brian Warner), Daisy Berkowitz (Scott Putesky), Madonna Wayne Gacy (Stephen ...

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TAPROOT Collaborate With BILLY CORGAN, DEFTONES' CARPENTER

TAPROOT recently collaborated with former SMASHING PUMPKINS/ZWAN mainman Billy Corgan on material for the group's upcoming third Velvet Hammer/Atlantic album. "We went to meet Billy hoping to learn how to approach songwriting in a new way," drummer Jared Montague told Billboard.com. "We ended up getting about a year's worth of music and life education in ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Record SAMHAIN Cover

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site: "I guess this report is turning into a weekly affair as things here in the studio are moving at a great pace. It's all top drama, for sure. Things go good, things go bad. Pretty stressful being ...

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DREADLOCK PUSSY Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Dutch metal band DREADLOCK PUSSY have parted ways with longtime drummer Twixy. "It was no longer possible for Twixy to combine the uncertain band life with his other obligations," the band write in a statement. DREADLOCK PUSSY have vowed to carry on and are busy working on a new album with the help of producer/drummer ...

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FIREWIND Announce New Singer

FIREWIND, the Greek/American melodic metal band led by DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have announced that vocalist Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO) has officially joined the group for their upcoming tours and next CD. "We find that Chity brings to the band the perfect combination of melody, passion and power," Gus writes on the band's web ...

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DOHENY: Live Appearances Announced

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have announced the following gigs during March/April: Mar. 13 - The Gig – Hollywood, CA Apr. 02 - The Gig - Hollywood, CA In other news, Clayden and Morrison performed with Billy's side project CAMP ...

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