WINDIR To Release Posthumous DVD

Norwegian black metallers WINDIR have posted the following message on their official web site: "After the tragic death of WINDIR frontman and founder Valfar in January 2004, the rest of the band decided to bury WINDIR with Valfar. But after encouragement from Valfar's family, the remaining members decided to do one last WINDIR concert. The ...

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ANIMUS Call It A Day, Schedule Farewell Show

Chicago thrash veterans ANIMUS posted the following following message on their web site: "After four years, two CD releases and countless shows, the members of ANIMUS are moving on to other projects. "A slightly more in-depth explanation: Many of the band members will be attending school full-time now, and some of us will be leaving ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: In Cover Mode

Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have just finished recording cover versions of MEGADETH's "Hangar 18" and DEATH's "Suicide Machine" at the Woodbine Garden Studio for use as bonus tracks on upcoming releases. OMNIUM GATHERUM's sophomore album, "Years in Waste", was released last month via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Spirits and August Light" ...

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AEROSMITH To Offer 'Gold' In January

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH will re-release their 2001 retrospective, "Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology", on January 11 with a new title — "Gold". The two-disc, 34-track set celebrates the group's dozen years with the Geffen Records label, including hits such as "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)", "What It Takes", "Janie's Got A ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE: Rockers Who Don't Cheat On Their Wives Are Gay

ContactMusic.com is reporting that rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne insists musicians who don't cheat on their wives when they are away on tour are either "gay" or "mutants". The outspoken wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne believes women married to musicians are better off establishing ground rules about the groupies they have sexual experiences with on the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's GLENN TIPTON Scales New Heights For Christmas

JUDAS PRIEST have just wrapped up the initial publicity blitz for their upcoming album, "Angel of Retribution", and are taking the next two weeks off before coming back to continue promoting the release. Lead guitarist Glenn Tipton told Launch Radio Networks where he'll be headed for the holiday break. "I'm gonna go home for Christmas, ...

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