JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist Talks About Reunion With ROB HALFORD

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Glenn Tipton has spoken to Billboard.com about the band's decision to reunite with singer Rob Halford after 14 years apart. "We actually made the decision in a meeting about the British box set. We went into the meeting with no intention of discussing reformation and when we came out, we decided to ...

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THE CROWN Seek Live Footage For Posthumous DVD

Defunct Swedish thrashers THE CROWN have announced plans to issue a posthumous live DVD and are asking fans for help in compiling THE CROWN live footage for the as-yet-untitled release. Details of all submissions should be sent to Johan. "Of course if we use your stuff, you will be credited for it," the band ...

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OPETH Begin Work On New Material

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. In other news, Åkerfeldt recently visited No Man Studios in Hemel Hampstead, U.K. to lay down some guitars and backing vocals for the next, as-yet-untitled PORCUPINE TREE record. Mikael plays ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Filming First Video

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), are currently working on a "non-budget" video for the track "Urh-Nazuur" off their upcoming debut album, "World Wide Death", due on ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: No Royalties For CHARLIE

According to Access Manson (a web site dedicated to convicted serial killer Charles Manson), copies of the legal paperwork demonstrating that Charles Manson received no money for GUNS N' ROSES' recording of "Look At Your Game, Girl" can be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped business size (# 10) envelope (with postage for ...

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SKINDRED Finish Tracking Eight New Songs

SKINDRED, the Welsh band featuring former members of DUB WAR, recorded a total of eight songs during their recent recording sessions in Florida, including four cuts that will appear on the upcoming re-release of their debut album, "Babylon", due on August 24 through Bieler Bros./ Lava Records. "We've decided to add four tracks to the ...

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EDGUY Perform In Sydney, Australia: Photos Available

HailMetal.com has uploaded a bunch of photos from EDGUY's June 26 gig in Sydney, Australia. Check them out here. EDGUY are continuing to tour in support of their latest album, "Hellfire Club", which came out in March through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Mandrake" was produced by EDGUY and Norman Meiritz, ...

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