MORTAL SIN To Be Inducted Into Australian Metal 'Hall Of Fame'

Australia's Kerrang! magazine is holding its first ever Australian Heavy Metal Awards on February 4 in conjunction with the country's premier metal festival, Metal from the Brain. The ceremony, which is expected to become an annual fixture in the Australian metal calendar, celebrating the best the local scene has to offer, will feature the induction ...

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MORGION Split Up

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have officially split up, according to a statement released by the group's record label, Dark Symphonies. The message reads as follows: "After a five-year hiatus, a successful tour of Europe in 2003 with the Doomination Tour, and their most successful and critically acclaimed release with 'Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth' (Dark ...

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CROWBAR's WINDSTEIN Auctioning Custom Guitar

CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein is auctioning a Les Paul custom guitar on eBay. "I just struck a deal with ESP and I'll be using them primarily," he writes on the group's web site. "I used this guitar for the drop B songs ('Bury Me In Smoke' and 'Eyes Of The South') on most ...

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DEVILINSIDE Announce Lineup Changes

Minneapolis' DEVILINSIDE have announced the addition of drummer Dan Johnson (ex-WITH DEAD HANDS RISING), vocalist Joe Talbot (RICHARD PRYOR ON FIRE) and bassist Patrick Morris (DEMONICON) to the group's ranks. The band will be hitting the road for the better part of February and March, first heading out with SUFFOCATION and then with CRYPTOPSY. Confirmed ...

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TONY IOMMI Says BLACK SABBATH Show With ROB HALFORD Was OZZFEST Highlight

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi recently spoke to Revolver magazine about his recently released collaborative CD with singer Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH), entitled "The 1996 DEP Sessions", and the possibility of a new SABBATH studio album, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Revolver: Any plans to work again with SABBATH? ...

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DAMN 13 To Open For SLIPKNOT In Ontario

Toronto "riot rock" band DAMN 13, featuring ex-MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE vocalist Adam Sewell and ex-IGNORANCE NEVER SETTLES guitarist Mike Charette, have been added to the SLIPKNOT / KILLSWITCH ENGAGE / UNEARTH show at Arrow Hall in Mississauga, Ontario this coming Sunday (Jan. 9). In other news, DAMN 13 will be heading back into the recording ...

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SOULFLY: 'The Song Remains Insane' DVD Details Revealed

More information has been revealed regarding the upcoming SOULFLY DVD, "The Song Remains Insane", due in March via Roadrunner. The group's first DVD, "The Song Remains Insane" is described in a press release as "an all-access journey with SOULFLY captured live around the world throughout their career. Complete with all of the band's videos, over ...

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THE DOORS Manager DANNY SUGERMAN Dies Of Cancer

Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of THE DOORS and author of the GUNS N' ROSES book "Appetite For Destruction: The Days Of Guns N' Roses", died Wednesday (Jan. 5) in West Hollywood after a long battle with cancer, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He was 50. Sugerman became involved with THE DOORS as a teenage fan ...

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