Judge Issues Warrant For SCOTT WEILAND's Arrest

A bench warrant has been issued for Scott Weiland's arrest after the VELVET REVOLVER singer did not appear at a probation status hearing on Friday (July 30), according to MTV.com. Weiland's lawyer characterized the warrant as a technicality and called it standard practice when a hearing is rescheduled, noting that the hearing has been pushed ...

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SPIRIT DISEASE Sign With VORTEX MOTIONS RECORDS

Finnish death/thrash band SPIRIT DISEASE have signed a deal with Vortex Motions Records. The deal will cover the group's upcoming "Redemption Denied" mini-CD and it contains an option for SPIRIT DISEASE's subsequent full-length album. Formed in September 2002, SPIRIT DISEASE's members have over a decade of experience in metal music. "Redemption Denied" will feature six ...

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ARCH NEMESIS Rehearsing With New Guitarist

Norwegian metallers ARCH NEMESIS are currently rehearsing with an as-yet-undisclosed rhythm guitarist with the hopes of recruiting him as the full-time replacement for the recently departed Motvind (a.k.a. Kenneth Hansen). 'We had a party with the dude and if his skills on the guitar are as great as the guy himself we got a winner," ...

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CREST OF DARKNESS To Film New Video

Norwegian black metallers CREST OF DARKNESS will be filming a video for the track "Inexplicable Bloodthirstiness" this summer. "Inexplicable Bloodthirstiness" comes off the group's fourth full-length album, "Evil Knows Evil", which was released earlier this year through Italy's My Kingdom Music. The follow-up to 2000's "Project Regenration" was recorded at MLP Studio in Gjvik, Norway ...

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SHADOWS FALL Concert Death: More Details Revealed

More information has been made available about the death of a fan at the SHADOWS FALL concert in St. Petersburg, FL Wednesday night (July 29). According to the St. Petersburg Times, fire rescue crews performed CPR on 21-year-old Michael Steven Savasta (who reportedly posted on BLABBERMOUTH.NET under the screen name "SDJM123") after he was found ...

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CRYPTOPSY To Begin Pre-Production For New CD

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY will spend three days at Wild Studio in St-Zenon, Quebec next week (August 6-8) working on the pre-production for their fifth studio album tentatively due in early 2005. Producing the effort will be Pierre Remillard, who has previously worked with the band on their "None So Vile" (1995), "Whisper Supremacy" (1998), ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Play Swedish Festival Without Guitarist HERMAN LI

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will perform without their guitarist Herman Li at this year's Gates of Metal festival, set to be held Saturday (July 31) in Hultsfred, Sweden. "Unfortunately, DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li has missed his flight to the Gates of Metal show in Sweden!" reads a posting on the group's web site. ...

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