MORS PRINCIPIUM EST Announce One-Off Gig In Finland

Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST have announced a one-off show with AMORAL and TOTAL DEVASTATION on March 9, 2005 at YO-talo in Tampere, Finland. As previously reported, MORS PRINCIPIUM EST are scheduled to release their sophomore album, entitled "The Unborn", in the spring through France's Listenable Records. "The Unborn" was recorded at Tico ...

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SAMAEL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Switzerland's SAMAEL have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AXEL RUDI PELL CORVUS CORAX EDGUY EISREGEN ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FINNTROLL ILLDISPOSED MARDUK MERCENARY NIGHTWISH OBITUARY OVERKILL ...

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METALLICA, VAN HALEN, VELVET REVOLVER Featured In GUITAR WORLD Magazine's Anniversary Issue

MediaPost.com is reporting that the 25th anniversary issue of Guitar World magazine will be on newsstands next Tuesday, December 28. The special collector's issue features what the editors are calling "the most spectacular group of guitarists ever assembled" on the cover, including Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN), Joe Perry (AEROSMITH), and Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ...

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Club Where DIMEBAG Was Gunned Down To Reopen Next Month

Alrosa Villa, the Columbus, Ohio nightclub that was the site of the deadly shootings earlier this month which claimed the lives of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and four others, will reportedly be reopening on January 14, 2005 with a benefit show for the victims' families. BOBAFLEX will be headlining the concert, with other bands ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Gets A Drum Set For Christmas

Before singing lead vocals for GODSMACK, frontman Sully Erna used to be the drummer in a band called STRIP MIND, according to Launch Radio Networks. But Erna's relationship with the drums goes all the way back to his fourth Christmas. "I wanted a drum set, and my dad had been in a band his whole ...

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DIMEBAG's Murder: Conspiracy Theories Examined

The Etemenanki web site, which examines hidden history/reality of Earth, mythology, symbology, prophecies, ancient/esoteric traditions, Atlantis, Mars, secret societies, and grand conspiracies, has offered an interesting theory about the murder of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, with connection to John Lennon's murder, PINK FLOYD and "The Wizard of Oz". Check it out at

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Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist Completes Work On Solo Album

Former WHITESNAKE/current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden has posted the following message on his official web site: "The new album is finished, the working title of 'Stacks' seems to have become the finished title. I'll explain: "I wanted to record some of the songs of people that really influenced me. Many of these recordings were on ...

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CRUCIFIED BARBARA To Support PAIN In Sweden

Swedish all-girl punk/metal/rock 'n' roll quartet CRUCIFIED BARBARA will be supporting PAIN on their upcoming Swedish tour in January/February. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 27 – KB - Malmö Jan. 28 – Blue Moon Bar - Karlstad, SWE (no PAIN) Jan. 29 - Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, SWE Feb. 04 – Klubben - Stockholm, ...

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