DAVE LOMBARDO To Perform With Side Project

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo will reportedly be performing with his side project PHILM at Club Ibiza in Whittier, California on Thursday, November 7. Formerly known as SHRINE OF COIL, PHILM include in their ranks vocalist/guitarist Gerry Nestler and bassist Juan Perez, both from L.A.'s CIVIL DEFIANCE. The band's music has previously been described by Lombardo ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, ZIMMER'S HOLE To Tour Europe

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and ZIMMER'S HOLE will reportedly be teaming up for a European tour in March. In other news, ZIMMER'S HOLE — whose lineup includes guitarist Jed Simon and bassist Byron Stroud of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD — will be re-releasing their first album, "Bound By Fire", through Virusworx Records on January 27. The reissue ...

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ZYKLON Finish Writing New Album

Norway's ZYKLON, featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have nearly completed work on the material for their next album, which will record early next year for a tentative summer 2003 release. The follow-up to last year's "World Ov Worms" CD will feature Secthdamon (ODIUM, MYRKSKOG) on bass/vocals, following the departure of Daemon (LIMBONIC ...

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GENE SIMMONS Speaks Out On Marriage, Religion And KISS

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons conducted an interview with Australia's Courier Mail last week in which he offered up the usual number of verbal nuggets that are certain to raise a few eyebrows. The following are some of the highlights of the interview as they appear in the online version of the story: On organized religion: ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Embarks On First Celebrity Feud

The following news item comes to us courtesy of the New York Daily News: Like father, like daughter. Now that MTV's "The Osbournes" has made her a star, Kelly Osbourne is embarking on her first celebrity feud. Visiting Sydney, Australia, recently, Ozzy's little girl shocked reporters by using the C-word to describe Aussie pop star ...

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NIGHTWISH Announce Final Dates Of "Century Child" Tour

Finland's NIGHTWISH will perform the last two shows of their "Century Child" World Tour in Germany during January. The details are as follows: Jan. 11 – Oberhausen, GER @ König-Pilsener-Arena Jan. 12 – Munich, GER @ Colosseum After these shows, NIGHTWISH are expected to take a break from live performances until sometime in the summer/fall ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: Festival Bound!

German melodic metallers PRIMAL FEAR have already been confirmed for three festivals next year: the Blind Guardian Open Air Festival, the Wacken Open Air and the Summer Breeze Open Air. More dates will be announced in the months to come. ...

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ABORTED To Record New CD In December

Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED will now enter the studio in December to record their next full-length CD, entitled "Goremageddon: The Saw And The Carnage Done", for a March 2003 release through Listenable Records. As previously reported, "Goremageddon: The Saw And The Carnage Done" will be recorded at the Aabenraa studios in Denmark with producer ...

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MISDEMEANOR Announce Upcoming Gigs

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR have lined up the following gigs during November/December: Nov. 08 – Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben (w/MUSTASCH) Nov. 16 – Västerås, SWE @ Taj Mahal Dec. 08 – Paris, SWE @ Stone Wizards Festival (w/HERMANO, NEBULA, MUSHROOM RIVER BAND, LOWRIDER, BLACKSTONE, LOADING DATA, EON MEGAHERTZ) Dec. 14 – Uppsala, SWE @ Fellini ...

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DUSKFALL Complete Debut Album

Luleå, Sweden-based DUSKFALL have completed work on their debut album, entitled "Frailty", for an early 2003 release through Greece's Black Lotus Records. In other news, the band have parted ways with guitarist Glenn, who left the group to "focus on his family and work since he feels that he won't be able to give the ...

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