TONY IOMMI: OZZY Doesn't Get Enough Credit As A Singer

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi spoke to CNN.com about the group's eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)", out today via Warner Bros.' reissue unit, Rhino Records. Here are a couple of excerpts from that interview: CNN: Did you have any idea how influential the band was going to ...

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KAIZEN Prepare To Record New Album

French metalcore act KAIZEN will enter the studio in July to begin recording their second full-length album, tentatively due before the end of the year through XIIIbis Records/BMG. The band's debut offering, 2003's "Clear the Path", was produced by Alexis Phelipot (NO RETURN, DROWNING, MISANTHROPE). A full-length MP3 of the track "Inner Force Control", taken ...

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DESECRATOR Complete Work On Debut Album

Jamestown, New York-based power/thrash band DESECRATOR have just finished recording their independent debut album, "Die For You, Dead Without You", Pyramid Sound Studios in Ithaca, New York with legendary metal producer Alex Perialas (ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, S.O.D.). The CD — said to be the first full-budget metal record Perialas has produced in nearly ten years ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN To Enter Studio In June

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN will enter 2KHZ Studios (THE DARKNESS, THE WILDHEARTS) in London in June to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in late 2004 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. Songtitles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled CD include "Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down", "Black Lords of Chaos" and "Fists of Glory". The band, ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Announces Solo Date

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and his solo band (Steve Ornest - guitar, Izzy Diaz - drums, Jamie Carter - bass) will be playing at The Joint on Wednesday, May 5, 2004. The Joint is located at 8771 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035. Phone (310) 275-2619. The band will be performing right after ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Slither' Video To Premiere On Thursday

VELVET REVOLVER's video for "Slither" will be the subject of the MTV2 show "Velvet Revolver Makes A Video" airing this Thursday, April 29 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The show will be followed by the world premiere of the "Slither" video. The clip, which was directed by Kevin Kerslake (NIRVANA, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SONIC YOUTH), ...

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TORTURE KILLER Set Working Title For New Album

Brutal Finnish death metallers TORTURE KILLER have set "Multiple Counts of Murder" as the tentative title of their upcoming CD, due before the end of the year through Holland's Karmageddon Media. "A lot of REALLY strong material is already finished and the rest will be completed during the summer," the band write on their web ...

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ARTCH Release DVD Of Never-Before-Seen Footage

Veteran Norwegian power metallers ARTCH have just released their first-ever DVD, "Another Return: Live... and Beyond!". The two-disc set contains almost four hours of never-before-seen ARTCH material, including the following: * Live in Sarpsborg 2002 - 16:9 Format With 5.1 Surround Sound * Live at Bootleg, Oslo 1989 - Classic Concert * History of ARTCH ...

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Canadian Black Metallers ANHKREHG Sign With GALY RECORDS

Canadian black metallers ANHKREHG have inked a deal with Galy Records. The band's new CD, "Against You All…", was produced by Jean-Fancois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM) at Wild Studio in St-Zenon, Quebec and "contains an arsenal of 10 bombs that will explode as soon as you press PLAY on your CD player," according to an official press ...

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