GODSMACK Frontman Realigns With The Group's Original Guitarist

DROPBOX, GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna's first signing to Re-Align/Republic/Universal Records, will release their self-titled debut album March 2, 2004. DROPBOX formed in 2002, after Erna introduced Lee Richards, GODSMACK's original guitarist, to vocalist John Kosco. Erna says "I had met this vocalist John Kosco backstage at one of my shows in New York. I put ...

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SALEM: DVD Details Revealed

Israeli death metallers SALEM have revealed the details of their upcoming DVD, "Live Demise", due in early 2004. "Live Demise" will feature the following, according to the group's web site: * Full-length concert filmed on July 9, 2003 at Barbie in Tel Aviv (presented in 5.1, 2.0 and DTS mixes). * Seven promotional videos: 01. ...

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STRATOVARIUS, HELLOWEEN Drummers Guest On DER BOTE CD

Former STRATOVARIUS drummer Jörg Michael and current HELLOWEEN skinsman Stefan Schwarzmann have recorded guest appearances for the solo project of FEUERENGEL frontman Boris, dubbed DER BOTE. The band's debut album, which has yet to be officially released, features Jörg on six songs ("Intro", "Einsam", "Todgeweiht", "Vorbei", "Kalt" and "2003") and Stefan on three ("Ich Bin ...

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Taiwan's CHTHONIC To Perform In Front Of President's Hall

Taiwanese metal band CHTHONIC will finish out a momentous year in their career with two more extraordinary events: playing the annual New Year's Eve concert in front of President's Hall and the release of the band's Mandarin theme for the 21st Century Fox Taiwan release of "Freddy vs. Jason". CHTHONIC will play with New Year's ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: Upcoming Album Will Be 'Much Heavier, Darker'

ROB ZOMBIE has told MTV.com that he plans to start writing his next solo album early next year. "I really want to make a much heavier, darker record," he said. "I'm not worrying about radio or television or anything. I just want to make a really scary record." Zombie will once again co-write with Scott ...

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SLIPKNOT Singer To Ring In 2004 With One-Off Cover Band

SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor will perform with a one-off side project called the DUM FUX on New Year's Eve at The House of Bricks in Des Moines, Iowa. Dizzy Draztik (Ryan McMurray, ex-leader of Des Moines punk band THE REJECTS) and other local friends will be joining in on the fun. SLOPSYCLE, THE NILLAS and ...

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TANK, GRIM REAPER To Play Florida METALFEST?

TANK and GRIM REAPER are among the bands rumored to be appearing at the Sun n' Steel I Metalfest on March 6-7, 2004 at Pinellas Park Expo Center in Pinellas Park, Florida. In other TANK-related news, the long-running U.K. rock legends have reportedly secured a new deal in the U.S. for the release of their ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Voted Rock Star Of 2003

Injured singer Ozzy Osbourne has been voted rock star of the year in a poll of music fans, according to BBC News. Osbourne, who is recovering from a quad bike crash and recently secured his first U.K. No. 1 single, won the accolade from Virgin Radio listeners. Justin Hawkins, frontman with THE DARKNESS, came a ...

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