Monthly Archives December 2008

Ex-MEGADETH Members ELLEFSON And MENZA Reunite On New Track


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Here are the confirmed show dates:

1/7 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
1/8 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
1/9 Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
1/10 Miami Beach, FL @ Miami Beach Convention Center

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STEPHEN PEARCY – Want Him Under Your Skin For The Holidays?

Nine Inch Nails 

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"The LIGHTS IN THE SKY era has come to a close, and I'd like to once again thank you for your support. I am very proud of what we pulled off – it was an immense amount of work and worth it all.

"I'd like to thank Josh and Alessandro for being an integral part of this for the last few years and I wish them all the best.

"No rest for the wicked here, though. We start rehearsing the new band/format first thing next year and as I mentioned, we'll be announcing some final waves of dates. North America, UK/Europe, Pacific Rim and elsewhere.

"Oh yeah – we may have a small holiday gift for you soon. Check back."

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STATIC X – Announces Cult Of Static Album Release Date

Despised Icon 

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Most recently, the band brought their intense live show to venues across the nation as part of the Summer Slaughter Tour. Now these crushing Canadians have unveiled plans for their first-ever DVD release, entitled ‘Montreal Assault’. The DVD, which will be released on January 27th, features the band as they trek across Canada during their 2008 headlining tour. The live audio from ‘Montreal Assault’ can also be purchased (online only) and is available now via iTunes at the following location.

Vocalist Alex Erian comments: “In Support of ‘Montreal Assault’, DESPISED ICON will be hitting the road for a headlining stint. Supporting the band during this tour will be Beneath The Massacre, Carnifex, Neuraxis and The Plasma Rifle...

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SEPULTURA – We’ve Lost You Video Shoot

 Cattle Decapitation

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The shoot will be helmed by director Gary Smithson (High On Fire, Prong). In other news, an ecard for the groups new album "The Harvest Floor" has been made available online here. "The Harvest Floor" will see a January 20th release date through Metal Blade.

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THE HAUNTED – Finish Shooting New Video

 Tension Head 

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Thank you all very much for your Continued SUPPORT! OH YEAH!!

Now booking for Summer...

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KISS – Going To Record A New Album


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"A short while ago I was asked by Greek guitarist Ilias Papadakis to add a bass track to this cool new song he wrote. We just posted it on the site now.


It also includes my long time friend Nick Menza on drums and Jeff Waters (Annihilator) shredding it on guitar. I've been a HUGE Annihilator fan over the years and ironically Nick and I used to drive to "Rust In Peace" rehearsals in the early 90's thrashing out to the "Alice In Hell" and "Never, Neverland" albums. I'm glad we all got to play on this song from Ilias as way to celebrate the metal together.


Check out the new track "TV Wars" HERE.


Read Rocket's acclaimed 2007 interview with Ex-MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson HERE.



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HateTimesNine started out as a recording project by vocalist Travis Neal and guitarist Tracy Swider in San Diego, CA, in late 2005. After a month in the studio and recording a 3 song demo, it was evident that the songs and sound had definite potential.  The band has now issued “Shadows”, a twelve song collection of steady metal rockers the way they oughta be played: jammed to the brim with highly impressive dual guitar work coming from Jeff Poremba and Tracy Swider, along with the super charged double-bass drumming of Mikey Pannone, perfect low end rumbling from bassist Shane Monaghan, and passionate, deeply felt vocals from vocalist Travs Neal...

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The album is scheduled for release via Reprise Records on March 17, 2009. A national tour is planned for early April.

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SHARON OSBOURNE – Under Police Investigation For Allegedly Attacking Model


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The band issued the following report:

…"Cold night, the shooting started at 1AM and went thru the night.
Directed by Andre Moraes, the band shot the scenes under a fake milk rain.

check out the pics from the video shoot here:
SEPULTURA @ flickr

Behind the band, posing as the "guardians" 30 die-hard SEPULTURA fans that were selected thru the website to be on the video. Thank you guys! That water was really cold, we know it and we appreciate you effort!"

The video will premiere in January 2009 before the release of A-LEX, SEPULTURA's new album schedule to be released January 23rd worldwide.

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GOD FORBID – Announce Headlining Show At Whisky A Go Go January 15

 The Haunted

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"We have finished the shoot for 'Trenches' with director Daniel Larsson. Expected premiere is set for January 2009. We will update the site soon with some photos / videos from the set.

'Til then!"

The Haunted recently posted another new track, 'Little Cage', from their new album Versus at their MySpace page.

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