MASTODON's 'Leviathan' Named KERRANG!'s 2004 'Album Of The Year'

MASTODON's latest release "Leviathan" has been named Kerrang! magazine's 2004 "Album of the Year". The year-end Kerrang! list was determined via a poll of the esteemed magazine's editors and contributing writers. "Leviathan" was released on August 31 in North America and September 13 in Europe to fan and critical acclaim. The follow up to the ...

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SATYRICON Guitarists: We Are Innocent

According to the Norwegian newspaper VG Nett, the attorney representing the two SATYRICON guitarists charged with dosing a fan with a date-rape drug and sexually assaulting her following a concert in Toronto is hoping to get the musicians released on bail on December 30. Apparently, their criminal records (if any) in Norway will checked and ...

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SLASH: KEITH RICHARDS Encouraged Me To Stay In GUNS N' ROSES

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash revealed that Keith Richards of the ROLLING STONES was instrumental in keeping him from quitting GUNS N' ROSES sooner then he did. Slash told the British magazine Mojo that the success he's currently enjoying as part of VELVET REVOLVER is a long way off from ...

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STAIND Sues For Trademark Infringement

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that STAIND has filed a lawsuit in Ohio federal court against Jon C. Stainbrook for trademark infringement and breach of contract, while also seeking a judicial declaration that the band's trademark registrations are valid. STAIND was forced to take legal action, according to a statement issued by the band yesterday ...

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EVEMASTER Begin Writing New Album

Finnish "dark metal" band EVEMASTER are currently writing material for their third album, tentatively due next year via an as-yet-undetermined label. "New songs are starting to get shape and I have four songs nearing completion at the moment," guitarist Tomi Mykkänen writes on the band's web site. "I must say that the direction the songs ...

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FRANK HANNON BAND: CD Release Party Postponed

FRANK HANNON BAND, the group led by TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon, have postponed their previously announced CD release party for "Guitarz from Marz" because of the possibility of "special guests" guitarists making an appearance on the album, according to a posting on the group's web site. The recording of these performances will take place after ...

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