BLASTMASTERS No Longer Collaborating With UNHOLY GHOST Guitarist

BLASTMASTERS, the Florida-based death metal band led by former DIABOLIC/UNHOLY GHOST drummer Lee "Aantar" Coates, will no longer be collaborating with guitarist Jerry Mortellaro due to his commitment to UNHOLY GHOST, according to a posting on the BLASTMASTERS web site. Mortellaro is said to have helped write three new BLASTMASTERS songs ("We the Treacharous", "Altricial ...

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SANCTUARY GROUP Reorganizes

According to Hits Daily Double, intenational music group Sanctuary — who represent some of the world's leading heavy metal/hard rock artists, including IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, SLAYER and SLIPKNOT — has reorganized its management team, rewarding Merck Mercuriadis for growing the American business to 50 percent of global revenues by naming him ...

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Renowned Heavy Metal Artist Makes 2005 Calendar Available

Renowned album cover arist Ioannis has just made available, in time for the holidays, his new 2005 Calendar. It features a collection of his heavy metal art images that were used as album covers by such acts as FATES WARNING, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and QUIET RIOT among others. Have a great year by ...

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APOCALYPTICA: First-Ever North American Tour Announced

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have announced the details of their first-ever North American tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 15 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory Mar. 16 - Toronto, ONT @ El Mocambo Mar. 20 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Mar. 21 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent Mar. 22 ...

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SODOM Confirmed For MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 2 Festival

Legendary German thrashers SODOM have been confirmed to perform at next year's Minneapolis Mayhem 2 festival, set to take place on May 7, 2005. This will be SODOM's only North American performance. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are Las Vegas, NV thrashers AVENGER OF BLOOD. More bands will be announced soon. For more ...

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KURT COBAIN's Letter To COURTNEY LOVE Sold For $19,000

A never-before-seen letter from NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain to his then-wife Courtney Love, written as the doomed rock star was hallucinating on LSD in a British hotel, sold for over $19,000 as part of a sale of rock 'n' roll memorobilia at Christie's on Friday (Dec. 17), according to ABC ePrep. The undated two-page letter, ...

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GODSMACK Singer Revising First Draft of Autobiography

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna is currently revising the first draft of his autobiography, which will look at his life up until the point GODSMACK signed its major label recording contract. Erna said that the as-yet-untitled book "is about what it took to get from Point A to Point B. ...

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RAGE Schedule Korean Appearance

German power metallers RAGE will perform at the Rolling Hall in Seoul, Korea on February 3, 2005. The upcoming show will mark the group's second-ever appearance in Korea. RAGE had previously headlined the Busan Rock Festival in 2003 alongside SKYFIRE, ARCH ENEMY, SOILWORK and NEIL ZAZA, among others. RAGE released a DVD and live album, ...

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