POISONBLACK To Support IRON MAIDEN In Finland

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS) — the new band featuring SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala (on guitar) and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto — will be supporting IRON MAIDEN in Helsinki on December 21. POISONBLACK's debut album, "Escapextacy", has been available since February through Century Media Records. As previously reported, Leppäluoto recently announced plans to leave POISONBLACK following ...

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OZZY's Rendition Of Baseball Song Voted 'Most Bizarre'

Ozzy Osbourne's rendition of baseball's "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" has won "Most Bizarre Moment" in the 2003 MLB.com This Year in Baseball Awards, determined by fan on-line balloting. Ozzy's outrageous outing received 7,046 votes, or 17.9 percent, to edge Baltimore's Jack Cust whose less than graceful run home received 6,050 votes, ...

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SCOTT WEILAND's Arraignment Delayed (Again)

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland's arraignment on a DUI charge has been delayed once again, according to MTV.com. Though he was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, the former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer is now due back in court on December 23 to enter a plea to the charge of driving under the influence of ...

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TONY IOMMI Addresses The Future Of BLACK SABBATH

The Tony Iommi Message Board has been fielding questions for Tony to answer over the past few weeks. Well, today (Dec. 4) was the day that he finally appeared to answer many of the fans' questions! His opening post summed up his state of mind at the moment quite succinctly: "Hey there, "Well, I've been ...

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FASTER PUSSYCAT Guitarist To Tour With L.A. GUNS

Guitarist Keri Kelli has been informed by L.A. GUNS that his services will no longer be needed. It has been rumored that due to several drunken outbursts on the L.A. GUNS/BLACK N' BLUE tour, it was time for a change. Artists Worldwide has confirmed that the remaining L.A. GUNS dates will be played with FASTER ...

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DREAM EVIL To Begin Recording Third Album

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), will enter Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden on December 15 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. ...

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BESEECH: More New Music Posted Online

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have posted a second sound clip ("Higher Level") from their upcoming fourth full-length album, "Drama", at this location (.zip file, 777 KB). The CD (view cover here) is due on January 26 through Napalm Records The follow-up to 2002's "Souls Highway" was recorded at Studio Mega ...

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