Interview With Argus Drummer Kevin Latchaw

Interview With Argus Drummer Kevin Latchaw

XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Kevin: Our new album, “From Fields of Fire,” is out September 8 on Cruz del Sur Records. We’re really proud of this one. We are touring Europe with High Spirits starting September 8 as well.   XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Kevin: Argus has been together since 2005, but Butch joined in 2006….

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TRIPTYKON Reveal August Festival Dates, Announce Auditions For New Drummer

TRIPTYKON Reveal August Festival Dates, Announce Auditions For New Drummer

TRIPTYKON have made the following statement announcing upcoming festival appearances and their search for a new drummer: “We feel very honoured to have been invited to play Spain’s Leyendas del Rock and Germany’s Party.San festivals this August. Both festivals hold a unique significance for Triptykon: our concert at Leyendas del Rock will mark the first time Triptykon will play in Spain, fulfilling a desire we have had for quite some time. The return to Party.San is…

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Former Warbringer Drummer Nic Ritter Dead

Former Warbringer Drummer Nic Ritter Dead

Warbringer vocalist had posted the following: A couple days ago we got some tragic news. Our former drummer, Nic Ritter, is dead. He passed either Wednesday or Thursday and I got the word Thursday night. I know few details of how he died. I had not seen Nic in many years, though I had spoken to him a few times fairly recently. I always will regret that I never saw him again, and we never…

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Deathstars and drummer Oscar ”Vice” Leander split ways

Deathstars and drummer Oscar ”Vice” Leander split ways

Deathstars posted the following update: Deathstars and drummer Oscar ”Vice” Leander have decided to split ways Oscar” Vice” Leander, who started in Deathstars as session drummer almost ten years ago became a full member in 2011, will do his last shows with the band in Mexico  July 2017. – After almost a decade of blood, sweat and darkness with Deathstars, our journey has now come to an end. My aspiration to explore and to use…

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Nick Menza Remembered On One Year Anniversary Of His Death

Nick Menza Remembered On One Year Anniversary Of His Death

Today commemorates the one year Anniversary of the regrettable passing of a great man and legendary drummer Nick Menza who is remembered today by David Ellefson – (MEGADETH), (Alex skolnick TESTAMENT), (Jason Bittner OVERKILL / SHADOWS FALL), Rob Cavestany (DEATH ANGEL), Chris “OJ” Ojeda (BYZANTINE), Anthony Tiny Biuso (TSOL/Doyle), Tomislav Ivkovic / Davor Garasic SUFOSIA), Chad Brandolini (VATER Percussion Inc.), Cory Danziger (Scenefour Inc.), (Dante / Nicholas Menza) – Video below. The Menza Family would…

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SOILWORK Officially Announces 25-Year-Old Bastian Thusgaard as Permanent Drummer

SOILWORK Officially Announces 25-Year-Old Bastian Thusgaard as Permanent Drummer

Witness Bastian Thusgaard’s Permanent Debut at International 2017 Spring/Summer Festivals including Download Paris, Hellfest, Tuska Open Air, Wacken Open Air and More Visionary Swedish musicians SOILWORK are pleased to officially announce the inclusion of their now permanent drummer, 25-year-old Bastian Thusgaard. Thusgaard has been blazing the kit for the band for the past 10 months, but will make his official debut as a permanent member of the band at their upcoming summer festival performances. See…

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Get A Free MP3 Download of Late Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza’s Cover Version Of Creeping Death

Get A Free MP3 Download of Late Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza’s Cover Version Of Creeping Death

Head over to the late Nick Menza’s Official Website at http://www.menzajamz.com/ and download a free mp3 of Nick’s cover version of Metallica’s Creeping Death. Menza’s cover version of Metallica’s “Creeping Death” / Creeping Deth 2.0 features James Lomenzo (bass) ex-Megadeth and guitarist/vocalist Davor Garasic from the Croatian thrash metal band Sufosia. When Megadeth needed a drummer in 1989, Nick Menza was asked by Dave Mustaine to join the band. Menza first played live with Megadeth on May 12,…

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Motorhead Drummer Mikkey Dee Joins Scorpions As Permanent Member

Motorhead Drummer Mikkey Dee Joins Scorpions As Permanent Member

The Scorpions have posted the following update: Mikkey Dee Joins The Band Permanently! James Kottak leaves on a positive note. Since 1992, the Swedish Mikkey Dee used to be a former band member of Motörhead until the dissolution of the rock band after the death of Lemmy Kilmister. “We would like to thank James for so many years of lasting participation in the band and personal friendship. We understand and respect his need for time…

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Tarot Drummer Pecu Cinnari R.I.P.

Tarot Drummer Pecu Cinnari R.I.P.

Tarot the band have posted the following on their official site: We’re devastated to inform that our dear drummer Pecu Cinnari has passed away last night due to a long-term illness. Pecu Cinnari was the drummer with the band for 30 years and played on every album except the first. Tarot was originally formed by the Hietala brothers in the early 80’s. Back then the band’s name was called “Purgatory”. As Purgatory reached the point…

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Interview With Legendary Drummer Deen Castronovo

Interview With Legendary Drummer Deen Castronovo

Recently, I had the chance to talk with Deen Castronovo. A man with a music resume’ as long as my arm. You know his work from bands and playing with artists like Bad English, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Paul Rodgers, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman,Tony MacAlpine, Wild Dogs, Hardline, G/Z/R, Fear Factory and of course the legendary rock band “Journey”,  with which he performed for 17 years.  Many of you also know that Deen was arrested…

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