OZZY OSBOURNE Stepping Up Security

Ozzy Osbourne is stepping up security at his mansion after masked burglars escaped with over £2 million (approximately $3.7 million) of jewelry, according to FemaleFirst.co.uk. The rocker is planning to install a string of new measures including 24-hour security guards, laser "tripwires", guard dogs and watchtowers dotted around the property's 10 acres to spot any ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finland's FINNTROLL are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. Also scheduled to appear at the event are NIGHTWISH, ACCEPT, SINNER, MARDUK, OVERKILL, OBITUARY, AXEL RUDI PELL, EDGUY, ENSIFERUM, ILLDISPOSED, ENDSTILLE, TURISAS, MERCENARY, EISREGEN and POTENTIA ANIMI. More bands will ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Tour Europe With The SCORPIONS?

The U.K. leg of JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming European tour is rumored to include the SCORPIONS as special guests. There has been no official confirmation on the matter, although the SCORPIONS' official web site has already posted the U.K. dates (with no mention of JUDAS PRIEST). The following are believed to be all the currently known ...

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DESTINY: Studio Update

Long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY are currently working on a re-recording of the band's debut album, "Beyond All Sense", originally released almost twenty years ago. "Beyond All Sense 2005" is scheduled for release on March 14, 2005, twenty years after the original album release (March 13, 1985). A studio update from bassist Stefan Björnshög follows: "This ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Swedish Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's biggest concert promoter, EMA Telstar, has announced the details of the Swedish portion of JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming European tour in support of their new album. Confirmed Swedish tour dates are as follows: Feb. 25 - Karlstad, SWE @ Löfbergs Lila Arena Feb. 26 - Stockholm, SWE @ Globen Mar. 05 - Göteborg, ...

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DEFLESHED: New Album Details Revealed

Swedish death/thrash metallers DEFLESHED have announced the track listing for their fifth studio album, "May the Flesh Be With You", due on March 20, 2005 via Regain Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Royal Straight Flesh" was recorded at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden and will contain 12 songs plus a "slightly demolished" cover version of ...

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HALCYON WAY Begin Work On Full-Length Debut

Atlanta, GA-based progressive metallers HALCYON WAY are currently in the studio working on their full-length debut, entitled "A Manifesto For Domination". The group, who performed at the ProgPower V festival and were featured on the ProgPower V sampler CD, recently released the "Deliver The Suffering" EP. The band's sound can be described as "IN FLAMES ...

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