CHARON: New Album Details Revealed

Finland's CHARON have set "Dead Man Walking" as the title for their forthcoming fourth full-length album, due on September 1 through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Downhearted" was recorded at BRR Studios in the group's hometown of Raahe and was mixed at Helsinki's Finnvox Studios. The album includes a guest appearance on backing ...

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BLUDGEON To Release Live DVD

Chicago-based metallers BLUDGEON will release a live DVD/CD, entitled "Crucified Live", on September 22 through MANOWAR's label imprint, Magic Circle Music. The DVD/CD package is "nothing short of a mind-numbing experience for any fan of heavy metal!" according to an official press release. "Watch out for yourself as BLUDGEON is unleashed, for the first time, ...

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NECROPHOBIC: Mexican Tour Postponed

Swedish death metallers NECROPHOBIC have been forced to postpone their previously announced shows in Mexico. "We're sad to have to say that our shows in Mexico will be postponed," the band write on their web site. "The shows were supposed to be held [Friday] (25/7) in Monterrey, 26/7 in Mexico City and 27/7 in Leon. ...

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BLAZED: Demo Tracks Posted Online

BLAZED, the Long Island, New York-based band fronted by Jesse Blaze, son of '80s rocker Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER fame and MTV VJ (click here for more info), have posted five songs from their recently completed demo at their official web site. The songs available for download are as follows: 01.

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DEVOLVED Complete Pre-Production For New Album

Australia's premier tech-metal band DEVOLVED have almost completed pre-production for the follow-up to 2001's "Technologies". 12 songs are set for inclusion on the as-yet-untitled album, two of which will be limited-edition bonus tracks. Among the studio working titles slated to be included on the effort are "Biotics", "Hybrid of Symmetry", "Vex", and "Prototype". Also likely ...

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Former METAL CHURCH Singer Joins BASTARDSUN

Former METAL CHURCH frontman David Wayne has disbanded REVEREND in order to pursue the vocalist position in BASTARDSUN, the British metal group featuring Stuart Anstis, the main songwriter on CRADLE OF FILTH's "Dusk ... And Her Embrace" (1996) and "Cruelty And The Beast" (1998) CDs. BASTARDSUN's debut album was originally due to be released earlier ...

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KISS, AEROSMITH Lining Up Fall Arena Dates

KISS and AEROSMITH are finalizing plans to follow their summer tour of outdoor venues with a run of arena dates this fall, according to Billboard.com. The new arena leg will comprise about 20 shows starting Oct. 24-25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The two bands stand to gross up to $46 ...

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OZZY Tour Manager Death Likely Due To Throat Cancer

Mike Martindale of The Detroit News is reporting that the tour manager for Ozzy Osbourne likely died as a result of throat cancer, but results of his autopsy could take several weeks. Robert "Bobby" Thomson died Thursday afternoon in his room at the Townsend Hotel (photos) in Birmingham. He was in town with ...

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