CONTROL DENIED To Complete Work On Sophomore CD

Despite the tragic passing of CONTROL DENIED mainman Chuck Schuldiner (founder of the seminal death metal outfit DEATH) in December 2001, the surviving members of the band — bassist Steve DiGiorgio, vocalist Tim Aymar, guitarist Shannon Hamm, and drummer Richard Christy — will regroup early next year to complete work on the act's long-awaited sophomore ...

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STATIC-X Bassist Joins AGONY At Colombian Festival

STATIC-X/ASESINO bassist Tony Campos joined Colombian metal act AGONY during their headlining performance on Nov. 10 at Latin America's biggest free-admission rock festival in Bogota, Colombia in front of 100,000 people. The show marked AGONY's first live appearance in their home country since relocating to Los Angeles in 1999 and the band's first gig in ...

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ZYKLON Line Up Norwegian Gigs

Norway's ZYKLON, featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have announced the following dates during December: Dec. 13 – Sandnes, NOR @ Tribute (w/ BLOOD RED THRONE) Dec. 14 – Oslo, NOR @ Betong (w/ BLOOD RED THRONE, CADAVER INC., NOCTURNAL BREED) As previously reported, ZYKLON have nearly completed work on the material for ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Commence Work On New CD

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY are in the studio recording their new CD, tentatively titled "The Blessed Hellride", for a spring 2003 release through Spitfire Records. BLS guitarist/mainman Zakk Wylde is also said to be in discussions with OZZY OSBOURNE about a possible new OZZY record for 2003, according to www.zakkwylde.com, although nothing has yet been confirmed ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Announces Florida Dates

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's current touring lineup — Malmsteen (guitar), Doogie White (vocals), Mick Cervino (bass), Patrik Johansson (drums), and Joakim Svalberg (keyboards) — have announced two warm-up shows in Florida prior to the start of the band's Asian tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 27 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Factory Nov. 29 - ...

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SHAKIRA Covers AEROSMITH, AC/DC

Half Colombian, half Lebanese pop star SHAKIRA has reportedly been performing cover versions of AEROSMITH's "Dude Looks Like a Lady" and AC/DC's "Back in Black" during her recent U.S. dates. ...

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Former FATES WARNING Guitarist Issues DRAGONSPOON Debut

DRAGONSPOON, the new project of former FATES WARNING guitarist Frank Aresti, have issued their debut full-length CD through Hook N Mouth Records. According to an official press release, "DRAGONSPOON ventures into the world of industrial music with Frank's unique style of heavy guitar riffing, and a dark, sophisticated tone." DRAGONSPOON will be performing live at ...

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NO MERCY X-MASS FESTIVAL: UK Date Gets Moved

The only UK show of the European No Mercy X-Mass Festival tour, originally set to take place on Dec. 9 at London's Electric Ballroom in London, has been moved to The Camden Underworld. MARDUK, IMMOLATION, HATE ETERNAL, KATAKLYSM, INSISION and DERANGED will all perform at the event. ...

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LORD BELIAL: 'We Are NOT Nazis!!'

Despite rumors to the contrary, Sweden's LORD BELIAL are NOT Nazi sympathizers and do not support any nazi/racist organizations, guitarist/vocalist Thomas Backelin clarified in an official statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "I have seen that lots of people are referring to us as nazis/rasists," begins the statement. "I am just so sick and tired of people ...

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