EISBLUT: Side Project Of EISREGEN Frontman To Release Album Next Year

Michael Roth, vocalist of the German black metal band EISREGEN, has joined forces with Bursche Lenz (guitars), Roberto (bass) and Sebastian (drums) to establish his new band EISBLUT. Michael describes EISBLUT as "a faster, dirtier version of EISREGEN, without keyboards and violins." EISBLUT's debut album, "Schlachtwerk", is scheduled for release mid-2005 via Massacre Records. EISREGEN's ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Host MTV Australia's Video Music Awards

The Herald Sun is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne and manager wife Sharon will host MTV Australia's Video Music Awards in Sydney next March. "Getting to Australia from Pom-land is like a mission to the moon, but we're going to have some fun, even if there are too many . . . awards shows today," Ozzy ...

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VINCE NEIL Plays To Sold-Out Crowd To Promote Alcohol Responsibility

The premiere concert of Legends and Prodigies, featuring former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil and SOUND AND FURY, played to a sold-out audience last Saturday night (Nov. 13) at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA, raising over $1400 for AWARE (Alliance for Worldwide Alcohol Research and Education) and drawing attention to AWARE's message and programs ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman JOEY BELLADONNA To Sing National Anthem At NFL Game

Former ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna will sing the national anthem at the Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks National Football League (NFL) game on December 12 at the Minneapolis Metrodome. As previously reported, Belladonna will be releasing a collection of previously recorded material, entitled "Artifacts I", via his official web site. Says Belladonna: "This is the ...

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NIGHTRAGE To Master New Album Next Week

NIGHTRAGE, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring singer Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCKUP, DISFEAR, ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), and guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND), have finished mixing their sophomore album at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Patrik J. Sten. "We will master it ...

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KAMELOT Set Release Date For 'The Black Halo'

KAMELOT have set a February 28, 2005 release date through SPV Records for their new album, "The Black Halo". The follow-up to last year's "Epica" was produced by Sascha Paeth and Miro at Gate Studio in Germany and features guest appearances by Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Simone Simmons (EPICA) and others. Songtitles expected to appear on ...

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HELLOWEEN: In Pre-Production Mode

HELLOWEEN guitarist Michael Weikath recently spoke to the group's webmaster, Tony Webster, about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2003's "Rabbit Don't Come Easy", tentatively due in early 2005 via the group's new label, SPV Records. An excerpt from the interview follows: Q: So what is the band up to? Michael ...

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SHADOWS FALL Pass The 100,000 SoundScan Mark Again

SHADOWS FALL's latest effort, "The War Within", has just passed the 100,000 mark via U.S. Nielsen SoundScan sales in just under an impressive eight weeks. This accomplishment is a further testament to the band's undying work ethic and current genre status, as it took their previous album, "The Art of Balance", two years to reach ...

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