IOMMI/HUGHES: 'DEP Sessions' Audio Samples Posted Online

Sanctuary Records has uploaded an e-card for the previously unreleased Tony Iommi collection of songs featuring ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes. Entitled "The 1996 DEP Sessions", the CD's final version — due on September 28 — was previously said to be "quite markedly different" to the version currently on the underground market ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH's 'Gilded Cunt' T-Shirt Banned

According to Roadrunner Records U.K., merchandise company Blue Grape have had their printing plant refuse to handle the proposed artwork for the new CRADLE OF FILTH T-Shirt. The factory (TOT Shirts Ltd.) have been forced to reject the order since staff literally downed tools in disgust. The proposed artwork (see it here) features ...

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Former ICED EARTH Drummer Joins SEBASTIAN BACH

Former ICED EARTH/DEMONS & WIZARDS drummer Mark Prator has officially joined Sebastian Bach's (ex-SKID ROW) touring band. "We have been shredding all month in preparation for our Mexican tour this week!" Sebastian writes on his web site. "Mark Prator is the drummer on the ICED EARTH album 'Dark Saga' and is also the man behind ...

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ABATTOIR: New Album Update, Special Anniversary Concert Planned

Los Angeles-based thrash metal legends ABATTOIR will release their long-awaited new album in late 2004 or early 2005 through Artillery Music. "If you didn't know, we had a recording snafu in which all of the tracks were lost when we only had a rough mix completed," ABATTOIR frontman Steve Gaines writes in an online posting ...

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HADES: CD Reissues To Include Brand New Recording

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has sent BLABBERMOUTH.NET the following update on the band's upcoming CD reissues: "Mausoleum Records had told us a few weeks ago that they wanted to re-release the first two HADES CDs, 'Resisting Success' and 'If At First You Don't Succeed'. They recently inquired about adding 'Live On Location' (our live ...

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KULT OV AZAZEL To Release Split CD

Floridian black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL will be releasing a split CD with VROLOK, entitled "Feast of Sacrilegious Impurity", through Arctic Music. "Our portion will contain demo material from the forthcoming album, 'The World, The Flesh & The Devil', a SODOM cover and three live tracks taken from the September 16th, 2004 show recorded at ...

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IMPIETY Postpone European Tour

Singaporean/Mexican metallers IMPIETY, now featuring drummer Oscar Garcia (HACAVITZ, ex-RAVAGER) and lead guitarists Antimo (HACAVITZ, ex-RAVAGER, DISGORGE) and Eduardo Guevara (HACAVITZ, BLOODREAPING), have postponed their previously announced "Paramount Evil European Assault Tour" until early 2005. No reason was given for the postponement. IMPIETY recently completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Paramount Evil", at Ambox ...

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DAMAGEPLAN's VINNIE PAUL Offers Drumming Tips To TOMMY LEE

In a recent interview with Rhythm magazine, former PANTERA and current DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul was asked to offer some drumming tips. "Okay, well first off, every drummer I meet wants to know how to play [PANTERA's] 'Becoming'," Vinnie replied. "The way I came up with that part was just messing around in the studio ...

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