ROB HALFORD: The Metal God Speaks

Vocalist Rob Halford of JUDAS PRIEST has posted the following message to his official web site, www.robhalford.com: "Hi Everyone: "What an exciting time for all of us! "I first want to thank everyone from the HALFORD and JUDAS PRIEST sites for the fantastic interactive displays of love and support. You all live in ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Track-By-Track Preview Of 'Dance Of Death'

IRON MAIDEN have posted the following "objective" and completely "unbiased" track-by-track "preview" of their upcoming album, "Dance Of Death", on their official web site: 01. "Wildest Dreams" Previewed on the recent "Give Me Ed... Til I'm Dead" tour, this is a dynamic rocker which kicks off the album with a bang. Judging from the number ...

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Guitarist WOJTEK LISICKI Leaves LOST HORIZON

Guitarist Wojtek Lisicki (a.k.a. Transcendental Protagonist) has announced his departure from Sweden's LOST HORIZON due to "personal reasons." The rest of the band will reportedly carry on as a five-piece and have no immediate plans to seek a replacement. LOST HORIZON's second full-length album, "A Flame To The Ground Beneath", was released in February through ...

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OZZY To The Rescue

Michael Starr of the New York Post reports that there has been more trouble for Sharon Osbourne's menagerie of pets — with hubby Ozzy Osbourne coming to the rescue. Last year, it was Pipi, Sharon's beloved pomeranian, who went missing (and was eventually returned by an anonymous thief). Now, Sharon tells Us Weekly that her ...

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No METALLICA — Just Child Porn

An Australian university student who said he believed he had received photos of METALLICA in his email — but who had, in fact, been sent child pornography — was given an 18-month suspended sentence in a Perth court, according to NEWS.com.au. Despite being found guilty of possessing the photographs, Matthew Bounds, 22, claimed ...

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MARBLE ARCH: Hard At Work On New Album

Swedish atmospheric metal/gothic rock act MARBLE ARCH (formerly EVERCRY) are in the process of demoing material for their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. "The process of writing new songs and recording demos are going great," the band write on their official web site. "We can now reveal that this ...

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40 GRIT Announce New Bassist

San Francisco Bay Area metallers 40 GRIT have announced the addition of bassist Ryan Healy (ex-TONGUES) to the group's ranks. Healy's first show with the band will take place on August 8 with DEATH ANGEL at the Edge in Palo Alto, California. 40 GRIT will begin writing material for the follow-up to this year's "Nothing ...

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