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TROUBLE Perform First Full-Length Shows Since Rejoining Forces

Veteran Chicago doomsters TROUBLE made a triumphant return to the live stage on May 3rd and May 4th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois when they performed their first full-length headlining sets since reuniting with vocalist Eric Wagner early last year. By all accounts, the band was in fine form as ...

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Former SKINLAB Guitarist, SYSTEMATIC Bassist Join Forces In PRIMATE

PRIMATE, the San Francisco Bay Area metal band that features in its ranks guitarist Mike Roberts (ex-SKINLAB), bassist Rob Berri (ex-DECEIVED, LEVERAGE), and vocalist Chad Dinan (ex-KAGE), have parted ways with drummer Eric Ruel (ex-MOJAVE GREEN), and have added a second guitarist in the shape of former SYSTEMATIC bassist and ex-PRO-PAIN/SKINLAB axeman Nick St. Denis. ...

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CELTIC FROST Prepare To Record New CD

CELTIC FROST are currently writing and developing material for a new album in Zurich, Switzerland. This is the culmination of a process initially set in motion during the compilation of the official CELTIC FROST re-issue CDs in late summer 1999. The re-issue project reflected the first time the various former members of the band worked ...

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EDGUY's TOBIAS SAMMET: AVANTASIA Part II Coming In August

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet is currently hard at work on the second part of his metal opera project dubbed AVANTASIA, which released a highly-acclaimed debut effort, entitled simply The Metal Opera, in November 2000. According to Sammet, touring with my main band EDGUY is such big fun, [but] in between traveling to the different continents, ...

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LID Debut To Be Reissued With Extra Cut

Peaceville Records will shortly reissue the debut album fromLID, entitled In The Mushroom, with different cover artwork and a bonus track called "Don't Let Me Down". LID, a one-off collaboration between TROUBLE frontman Eric Wagner and ANATHEMA guitarist Danny Cavanagh, originally issued the aforementioned CD in 1997. ...

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KISS Perform "Live" Rendition Of "Detroit Rock City" For Upcoming "American Bandstand" Special

As expected, KISS guitarist Ace Frehley did not participate in the taping of the group's performance for next month's broadcast of American Bandstand 50th, which took place yesterday, April 19th in front of an audience of approximately 300-400. According to reports, the current line-up of KISSPaul Stanley (guitar/vocals), Gene Simmons (bass/vocals), Eric Singer (drums) and ...

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TROUBLE Line Up Illinois Headlining Gigs

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—will follow up their headlining appearances on May 3rd and May 4th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois with a headlining gig at The Penny Road Pub in South Barrington, Illinois on May 18th. ...

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SOULDIVIDER Complete Work On "Supersound City"

Sweden's SOULDIVIDER have completed work on their new full-length album, entitled Supersound City, for a late spring/early summer release through 12th Planet Music. The album was recorded at HairyBones studio in Karlstad, Sweden and it will be mastered in Toronto By Nick Blagona and Eric Kuthe within a few weeks. The full track listing for ...

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JELLO BIAFRA Sues DEAD KENNEDYS For "Impersonation"

Ex-DEAD KENNEDYS singer Jello Biafra is suing his former bandmates for allegedly recording new music and performing live with a “Biafra impersonator” (DR. KNOW's Brandon Cruz) at the microphone. Biafra — whose birth name is Eric Reed Boucher — sued his former bandmates for misrepresenting themselves by leading promoters to believe that Biafra is performing ...

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TROUBLE Announce Two Headlining Shows In Eary May

The reunited TROUBLEguitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holznerwill be performing the first two headlining shows since reforming the group on May 3rd and May 4th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois (TROUBLE's hometown), a Southwestern Chicago suburb. The group's previously-announced gig ...

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DRAGONLORD To Lens Video Clip

San Francisco Bay Area's DRAGONLORD, featuring Eric Peterson of TESTAMENT, and SADUS/TESTAMENT members Steve Smyth and Steve DiGiorgio, will film a video for an as-yet-undetermined track from the group's debut CD, entitled Rapture, during April. The clip will be lensed in conjunction with RC Media, who had previously directed SKINLAB's "Know Your Enemies" video, among ...

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VOIVOD Rumored To Support MOTRHEAD, Former Frontman Completes Work On New Demo

The current line-up of VOIVODfeaturing returning vocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger), but presumably without recording bassist Jason Newsted (ex-METALLICA)are strongly rumored to be opening for MOTRHEAD at the latter band's headlining shows in Toronto, Ontario at Kool Haus (formerly The Warehouse) on April 27th and in Montreal, Quebec at Le Medley on April 28th. It ...

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VOIVOD Rumored To Support MOTÖRHEAD, Former Frontman Completes Work On New Demo

The current line-up of VOIVOD—featuring returning vocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger), but presumably without recording bassist Jason Newsted (ex-METALLICA)—are strongly rumored to be opening for MOTÖRHEAD at the latter band's headlining shows in Toronto, Ontario at Kool Haus (formerly The Warehouse) on April 27th and in Montreal, Quebec at Le Medley on April 28th. It ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM G. FISCHER Speaks Out On PROBOT Project

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on his contribution to the upcoming PROBOT project, led by former NIRVANA and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, in the form of a track called "Big Sky", the final recordings for which were delivered over a year ago. According to Fischer, I haven't heard from ...

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Brazilian THRASH OF THE TITANS: Final Line-Up Announced!

Brazil's much-anticipated Thrash Of The Titans festival, which is scheduled to take place on April 20th at Estacionamento do Anhembi, São Paulo, Brazil, is a benefit event that will raise funds for Brazilian hospitals for the treatment of cancer diseases. The following bands are confirmed to appear at the event: ANTHRAX TESTAMENT MACHINE HEAD DEATH ...

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Reunited TROUBLE To Play First Full Headlining Show In Late April

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—will perform their first full headlining show since reforming the group on April 27th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois (TROUBLE's hometown), a Southwestern Chicago suburb. As previously reported, TROUBLE have thus far written ...

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TROUBLE Online Tribute Album In The Works

Patrick Schlimm from Trouble Heaven, the best source of TROUBLE information on the Internet, is in the process of putting together an online tribute to TROUBLE and would like to invite any interested bands to forward their cover versions of TROUBLE's music for possible inclusion in this very special project. According to Patrick, ...

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MANOWAR: We'll Die In The Name Of Metal!!

More information has surfaced about the upcoming MANOWAR studio album, entitled Warriors Of The World, which is scheduled to be released in Europe on Monday, May 27th through Nuclear Blast Records. During a February 9th press conference held at Galaxy Studios in Belgium, where the album was mixed, members of MANOWAR discussed the making of ...

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EXODUS Confirm Upcoming Live Appearances

Since vocalist Paul Baloff's tragic passing last Saturday, there has been much debate and speculation as to what the near future holds for EXODUS. At this time, these are the only shows that the group, featuring Baloff's replacement Steve Zetro Souza on vocals, are officially confirmed to be playing: Feb. 09 - Anaheim, CA @ ...

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TESTAMENT Pay Tribute To Fallen Inspiration

Several current and former members of TESTAMENT have offered their tributes and messages of condolences on the recent passing of EXODUS frontman Paul Baloff. The following are their words: Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT vocalist) “I would like to say that I will miss Paul Baloff and think of him always as a great frontier in the ...

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ARK Enlist Former Warner Music Executive To Handle Group Affairs

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have enlisted Paul Ewing, former Vice President and Regional Director for Warner Music South East Asia for 18 years, to handle their business affairs. Ewing has been responsible for ...

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ANDY "Undie" SNEAP Shoots From The Hip!

It's been quite some time since we last got an official update from former SABBAT guitarist and acclaimed producer Andy Undie Sneap, so in the interest of making up for lost time, we will let this English fool fill us in what he's been up to. And while at it, we'll even let him have ...

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HOLE Rumored To Have Parted Ways With Guitarist

HOLE are strongly rumored to have parted ways with guitarist Eric Erlandson. Erlandson is said to be quitting because he his tired of taking second place to band leader Courtney Love's legal battles, which has resulted in the band's inactivity for much of the last two years. Apart from the song "Be A Man", which ...

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