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Former HELMET Leader Addresses Reunion Rumors

Ex-HELMET and current GANDHI mainman Page Hamilton has sent a lengthy e-mail to the unofficial HELMET site HelmetBand.com clarifying a comment made during a GANDHI show last summer/fall in which he referred to his former bandmates as "assholes" and addressing the persistent rumors of a HELMET reunion at some point in the not-too-distant future. Hamilton's ...

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Former MANOWAR Guitarist To Issue 'Solo' Debut

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle and vocalist Trace Edward Zaber, will release their debut album, "Ashes To Ashes", on June 2 through Magic Circle Music. The CD reportedly features "a broad mix of exceptional heavy metal songs, speedy instrumentals, and epic ballads in true heavy-metal fashion," according ...

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THE BONDED BY METAL OVER EUROPE TOUR 2003: More Dates Announced

A few more dates for the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003" have been announced. The trek — which will include appearances by EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, AGENT STEEL, BEHEMOTH, MORTICIAN, CARNAL FORGE, OCCULT and CALLENISH CIRCLE — will hit the following cities during October: Oct. 08 – Sheffield, UK - Corporation Oct. ...

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THE BONDED BY METAL OVER EUROPE TOUR 2003: First Dates Announced

The first few dates for the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003" have been announced. The trek — which will include appearances by EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, AGENT STEEL, BEHEMOTH, MORTICIAN, CARNAL FORGE, OCCULT and CALLENISH CIRCLE — will hit the following cities during October: Oct. 10 – Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar Oct. ...

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ENTOMBED Finalize Track Listing, Title For New Album

Sweden's ENTOMBED have set "Inferno" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due on May 13 through Music For Nations Records. According to the band's official web site, the CD title "suits how the general feeling of the album came out." The complete track listing for "Inferno" is as follows: 01. Retaliation 02. The Fix ...

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TARAXACUM Set Tentative Track Listing For 'Rainmaker'

TARAXACUM, the group featuring former STEEL PROPHET vocalist Rick Mythiasin, EDGUY bassist Tobias Exxel, drummer Franky Wolf, ex-HAGGARD guitarist Danny Klupp and ROUGH SILK/AXEL RUDI PELL keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg, have set the tentative track listing for their sophomore album, "Rainmaker", due in the fall through MTM-Metal Records. Among the tracks set to be included on ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Guest On 107.7 THE BONE

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted will hanging out with Billy Steel tonight on his "Metal Zone" show on 107.7 The Bone. Jason will be on the air from 9:00 p.m. PST to midnight, and anticipates playing the entire new VOIVOD record. For those of you not in the Bay Area, catch the ...

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THE BONDED BY METAL OVER EUROPE TOUR 2003: Complete Lineup Announced!

The complete lineup for the upcoming the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003" has finally been announced. According to the organizers, Belgium's Metallysee Productions, the trek — which is scheduled to begin in October — will feature appearances by the following groups: EXODUS NUCLEAR ASSAULT AGENT STEEL BEHEMOTH MORTICIAN CARNAL FORGE OCCULT ...

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CARNAL FORGE Added To EXODUS' European Tour

Sweden's CARNAL FORGE have been added to the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003", featuring EXODUS, AGENT STEEL and BEHEMOTH. The trek is scheduled to kick off in October. Exact dates and venues are expected to be announced during the coming weeks. ...

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TARAXACUM Announce German Dates

TARAXACUM, the group featuring former STEEL PROPHET vocalist Rick Mythiasin, EDGUY bassist Tobias Exxel, drummer Franky Wolf, ex-HAGGARD guitarist Danny Klupp and ROUGH SILK/AXEL RUDI PELL keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg, have announced the following dates during March/April: Mar. 28 - Hamburg, GER @ Headbanger's Ballroom Apr. 05 - Aschaffenburg, GER @ Jukuz Apr. 11 - München, ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Announce Tour Dates, Continue Work On Demo

Los Angeles thrash metal act DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring former DARK ANGEL axeman Jim Durkin, have announced the following dates: Mar. 01 – Hollywood, CA @ The Garage (Metal For Cancer) Jun. 09 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Galaxy (w/ IMMOLATION, GRAVE) The Metal For Cancer benefit for Tony "Bones" Hernandez will be headlined ...

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AGENT STEEL Sign With Italy's SCARLET RECORDS

AGENT STEEL have signed a European record deal with Italy's Scarlet Records for the release of their new album, "Order Of The Illuminati". A May/June release is expected. "We are halfway through the mixdown sessions," said guitarist Juan Garcia in an official statement. "Bernie Versailles is handling the engineering and co-production duties and our goal ...

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DEW-SCENTED To Enter Studio In April

German thrashers DEW-SCENTED will enter Stage One studios in Bühne, Germany in late April to record their next album, due in September through Nuclear Blast Records. "We have some eight completely finished new songs and are still working on many more as well as spending time with good brainstorming about possible cover version-choices to use ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist Announces TV, Radio Appearances

For all of you in the San Francisco Bay Area who receive KRON Channel 4 on television, former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted will be interviewed on the "Morning Show" today (Jan. 16) between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. PST. At the same time, Jason will be visiting the "Lamont and Tonelli" morning ...

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TARAXACUM Name Sophomore CD

TARAXACUM, the group featuring former STEEL PROPHET vocalist Rick Mythiasin, EDGUY bassist Tobias Exxel, drummer Franky Wolf, ex-HAGGARD guitarist Danny Klupp and ROUGH SILK/AXEL RUDI PELL keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg, have set "Rainmaker" as the title for their sophomore album, due in the fall through MTM-Metal Records. In the meantime, several live appearances are planned for ...

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Revolusongs - SEPULTURA

Ever since METALLICA popularized the concept of recording other artists' songs for use as either single B-sides or bonus tracks, cover songs in metal have been as commonplace as the CDs themselves — much to the dismay of the record-buying public, who have been subjected to some hideous attempts at other people's material over the ...

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TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER: No Plans To Record A New Album

Recently reunited hair rockers TWISTED SISTER have no plans to record new material and are saying good-bye to fans with the upcoming "farewell" tour, which will last up to three years. "I understand what it is, it's nostalgia," frontman Dee Snider told New Jersey's The Star-Ledger. "I'm not trying to restart my career. All my ...

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AGENT STEEL Set Spring Release Date For New CD

AGENT STEEL have posted the following update via their official web site: "We would like to thank everyone that have contacted us regarding the 3 new audio clips ('Avenger', 'Earth Under Lucifer', 'Human Bullet') that we posted for previewing … The feedback has been very positive indeed!!! We've been talking to a few European labels ...

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IOMMI/ANSELMO Project Postponed?

Unconfirmed reports have surfaced that the proposed pairing between BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and PANTERA/DOWN frontman Phil Anselmo on Iommi's next solo CD has either been indefinitely postponed or cancelled. No further information is available at this time. In related news, SUPERJOINT RITUAL — which also features Anselmo on vocals — plan to begin ...

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DECEASED Add New Drummer

Virginia-based DECEASED have announced the addition of drummer Dave "Scarface" Castillo to the group's ranks. "After surviving a life-threatening blood clot in my lung this past year, I've been left with permanent damage to both my airways and right lung, basically ending my duties behind the kit," mainman King Fowley announced in an official statement. ...

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RICK MYTHIASIN: 'STEEL PROPHET's Songwriting Was Boring'

Vocalist Rick Mythiasin has spoken out about his decision to leave STEEL PROPHET and concentrate completely on his German/American band TARAXACUM. In an interview posted on the TARAXACUM web site, Mythiasin revealed his reasons for exiting his previous band on the eve of the release of their latest CD, "Unseen". "To make a long story ...

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