Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Rape Trial: Jury Out

A British jury trying former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Dave Holland, who is accused of attempting to rape a special needs youngster while giving drum lessons, was sent out Thursday (January 22) to begin considering its verdicts, according to Scotsman.com. Holland faces one charge of attempted rape and five counts of indecent assault on the teenager. ...

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CYBERYA Part Ways With BREAKER RECORDS

German metallers CYBERYA have parted ways with Breaker Records, the label owned by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider. The band are currently demoing new material at Peter Dirkschneider's (Udo's brother, VANIZE) studio in the hopes of landing a new deal soon. CYBERYA's debut album, "Mindcontrol", was released in 2001. ...

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NECARE Sign With FIREBOX RECORDS

Virginia-based doom/death metallers NECARE have inked a deal with Finland's Firebox Records. The group's debut CD, "Ruin", is scheduled for release in the next couple of months. According to an official press release, "Ruin" "touches on themes of spiritual apostasy and the abandonment of faith in the face of mortality. Curious listeners can be assured ...

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NAGLFAR Announce Swedish Concert

Swedish death/black metallers NAGLFAR will be performing live on Friday, February 13 at Musikhuset/Sliperiet in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. Other bands scheduled to appear are AEON and BLACK SHINING DEATH. NAGLFAR's most recent album, "Sheol", was released last March through New Hawen Records (formerly WAR Music) in association with Century Media Records. The CD, which was recorded ...

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THUNDERSTONE: New Video To Premiere On Finnish TV

THUNDERSTONE's video for the track "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" will receive its world premiere on Finnish TV1 on Friday, January 23 at 6:36 p.m. local time as part of the "Top 40" show. "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" comes off THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", which entered the Finnish Album chart at ...

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RAVEN To Play SUN N' STEEL, MARCH METAL MELTDOWN Festivals

According to RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher, RAVEN are "99% certain" to play the Sun n' Steel festival March 6-7 in Tampa, Florida and the March Metal Meltdown VI festival March 12-13 in Irvington, New Jersey. In other news, RAVEN are continuing to compile footage for their first-ever DVD, tentatively due later in the year. "We ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Premium' Ticket Packages Available Now

Taking a page right out of the KISS/AEROSMITH book, DREAM THEATER are offering their fans "Premium" tickets for the upcoming "An Evening With Dream Theater - Train of Thought 2004 World Tour" before they go on sale to the public. Available packages are as follows: * Bronze Presale – for a $10 service fee over ...

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VANDENBERG To Be Featured In Dutch TV Program

Long-defunct Dutch hard rock outfit VANDENBERG, led by one-time WHITESNAKE guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, will be featured in a Dutch TV program called "Single Luck" this Friday, January 23. The brainchild of producer "Tonko Dop", the show focuses on bands that produced one world smash hit before reverting to relative obscurity, and this week's episode will ...

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