SLAYER's TOM ARAYA Guest DJs On Sirius Satellite Radio's 'Hard Attack'

Sirius Satellite Radio's "Hard Attack"/27 channel surrenders this weekend (12/3-12/5) to an "Eternity of SLAYER", playing a SLAYER song at the top of every hour (72 songs total). Defying doctor's orders after recently suffering throat damage, Tom Araya will return to the "Hard Attack" studios with host Jose Mangin to play his own musical selections, ...

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KRISIUN Confirmed For Germany's PARTY.SAN OPEN AIR Festival

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN are the latest act confirmed for next year's installment of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to be held August 11-13, 2005 in Bad Berka, Germany. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION, NECROPHOBIC, CIRITH GORGOR, DISPARAGED, SEAR BLISS, 1349 and SECRETS OF THE MOON. More confirmations will ...

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CANDLEMASS: Studio Report Posted Online

Reunited Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have entered Polar studios (ABBA, GENESIS, LED ZEPPELIN) in Stockholm to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2005 via an as-yet-undetermined label. Read a studio report and check out photos from the recording sessions at Candlemass.net. CANDLEMASS have just released a compilation CD, entitled "Essential Doom", ...

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Report: CBS Dropped From GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Lawsuit

The Associated Press is reporting that attorneys representing families of some of the 100 people killed in the West Warwick nightclub fire as well a number who were injured have agreed to drop CBS Broadcasting Inc. as a defendant in one of the lawsuits filed in the aftermath. Lawyers for both sides signed a stipulation ...

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MICHAEL ANTHONY's Jack Daniel's Bass Goes To Cleveland

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony's original Jack Daniel's bass, made infamous in the "Panama" video and live throughout the worldwide 1984 tour, will soon be making a special appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. By special arrangement, the legendary bass will be on loan to the Rock and Roll ...

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WOLF: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Massacre Records will be reissuing the first two albums from Sweden's WOLF: 2000's self-titled effort and 2002's "Black Wings". Both CDs, which were originally released through the No Fashion label, have been remastered and will feature new cover artwork and bonus material. An early 2005 release is expected. WOLF's third full-length album, "Evil Star", was ...

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TAPROOT Drummer: The New Album Is Worth The Wait

TAPROOT drummer Jarrod Montague has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "I thought it was about time for a bit of an update on our progress since we are all getting anxious waiting for this record! "As you may know, I've been done with drums for about a month. Steve [vocalist ...

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DEVILDRIVER: Recording Update

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, are currently at Sonic Ranch studio in Tornillo, Texas recording the follow-up to their self-titled debut, tentatively due in April/May 2005 via Roadrunner Records. Commented Fafara: "First of all, DEVILDRIVER would like to thank you all for a great year — anyone ...

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