RONNIE JAMES DIO Loses Thumb While Gardening!

According to KNAC.com, about two weeks ago while gardening at his home, legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio had a pretty bad accident. As something fell over in the garden, he apparently tried to catch it, and in doing so, his thumb was severed off. Doctors were able to re-attach it, and Dio is reportedly ...

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NIGHTWISH Announce DVD Release Date

Finland's NIGHTWISH have announced October 6 as the official release date for their much-delayed new DVD, "End Of Innocence". As previously reported, "End Of Innocence" (view cover here) will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes material. The documentary portion ...

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MESHUGGAH Singer Guests On New MUSHROOMHEAD Album

MESHUGGAH vocalist Jens Kidman has recorded a guest appearance on MUSHROOMHEAD's forthcoming CD, "XIII", due on October 14 through Universal Records. Kidman reportedly shares lead vocal duties with MUSHROOMHEAD frontman Jason Mann in the track "The Dream Is Over". As previously reported, MESHUGGAH have started writing material for the follow-up to last year's "Nothing", ...

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DRAGONLORD Cancel California Dates

San Francisco Bay Area black metallers DRAGONLORD, featuring members of TESTAMENT, have regretfully announced that they are unable to perform at their previously announced shows on October 24 with DEATH ANGEL at the Cadillac Ranch in Concord, and on October 28 at the Cat Club in San Francisco, due to drummer Jon Allen's "personal family ...

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TO MY SURPRISE: Video Posted Online

TO MY SURPRISE's video for the track "In The Mood" has been posted online at this location. "In The Mood" comes off TO MY SURPRISE's self-titled debut album, due on October 7 through Roadrunner Records. "To My Surprise" was produced by the legendary Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, ...

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Band Vows to Defy Assisted Suicide Law

Mitch Stacy of The Associated Press reports that the leader of the rock group HELL ON EARTH said an onstage suicide will happen during a private St. Petersburg concert this weekend in defiance of a new city law designed to stop it. "The show will go on," Billy Tourtelot said Monday. "It will be available ...

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SCAR CULTURE Solidify New Vocalist, Commence Work On New Album

After a long and grueling search, the Brooklyn-based quartet SCAR CULTURE have solidified a new vocalist. Their new frontman, Roman Garbacik, has the vocal range, intensity and commanding presence that the band have been so actively searching for over the past year. The group have already commenced the songwriting process for their sophomore album, with ...

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