OPETH: 'Lamentations' DVD Reaches Gold Status In Canada

OPETH's live DVD, "Lamentations - Live At Shepherds Bush Empire", has reached gold status in Canada, according to a posting on the group's web site. As previously reported, OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has started writing material for the group's next album, tentatively scheduled to be recorded sometime in the early spring of 2005. The band ...

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GENE SIMMONS Among Presenters At AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is scheduled to appear as one of the presenters on the 32nd annual "American Music Awards". The special, a presentation of Dick Clark Productions, airs live on Sunday, November 14 on ABC-TV from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The "American Music Awards" honor the past year's elite in contemporary music ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Explains Why He Is An 'Outlaw'

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield performs on tonight's "CMT Outlaws" two-hour concert special, where he joins a number of other country and rock artists. Hetfield spoke to Launch Radio Networks about why he believes the country music network made the somewhat surprising decision to ask him to appear. "They think I'm an outlaw, I guess, and ...

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CLASH OF DEMIGODS: Tour Manager, Promoters Offer Conflicting Accounts Of U.K. Gig Cancellation

Joey Severance, the tour manager for the "Clash Of Demigods European Tour 2004" (featuring BEHEMOTH, KRISIUN, RAGNAROK and INCANTATION), has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the cancellation of the tour's scheduled stop in Manchester, U.K. Wednesday night (Oct. 27): "Many people are wondering why I cancelled the show in Manchester and I am ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman Sings With EXODUS In San Francisco

EXODUS performed an eight-song set at the Warfield in San Francisco, CA Thursday night (Oct. 28). Joining the group on lead vocals for the first six songs was TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy, who was a last-minute replacement for EXODUS' touring singer Steev Esquivel (SKINLAB) (as BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported yesterday). Esquivel, who was forced to ...

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