DIMMU BORGIR Frontman: It's Time To Recharge The Batteries

DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about the Norwegian black metal band's unprecedented commercial success and their participation in this year's Ozzfest festival. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Metal Edge: It must feel good to be considered the No. 1 black metal band in the world today. Shagrath: "Well, of ...

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THE RING: Live Video Clips, Photos Posted Online

THE RING, the Swedish band featuring former HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren and ex-JEKYLL & HYDE frontman Jakob Samuel, have uploaded several video clips and pictures from their headlining performance at O-baren in Stockholm on October 6. Check them out at this location. In other news, THE RING have announced their touring ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'Speaking In Tongues' Audio CD Out Now

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message on his web site: "Proud to report the 'Speaking In Tongues' audio CD is now in stores. I went into the studio and put together a CD you can play in your car. It also includes some new material. "For those of you who tuned in ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Schedules TV Appearances

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider is confirmed to make rounds on a string of upcoming television programs to promote the Halloween season as well as his current project VAN HELSING'S CURSE, now on the road. Dee's schedule of appearance currently consists of: Wednesday, October 20 (9:30am -11am) - LIVE NBC 10: "The 10! Show" (Philadelphia) ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Explain Why Free Show Was Important To Pull Off

VELVET REVOLVER played a 45-minute free show for an estimated 3,000 fans last Wednesday (Oct. 13) in a Hollywood parking lot, after they were denied a permit to play on the roof of Sunset Boulevard's Hustler store on October 12th. Bassist Duff McKagan explained to Launch Radio Networks why it would have been too reckless ...

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METALLICA: 'Vinyl Box' Delayed

Due to "manufacturing delays," Elektra/Rhino Vinyl has pushed back the release date of METALLICA's "Vinyl Box" to November 23 from the previously announced October 26. The set will collect special editions of the heavy metal act's first four studio albums, plus the "Garage Days Re-Revisited" EP and the import-only "Creeping Death" picture disc. The albums ...

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LAMB OF GOD Film Live DVD In Philadelphia

LAMB OF GOD, currently headlining a sold-out tour with FEAR FACTORY, CHILDREN OF BODOM and THROWDOWN, performed two nights at Philiadelphia's Trocadero on October 16 and 17. The 1,200-seater played host for two nights of "unforgettable" LAMB OF GOD performances that were filmed by High Roller Studios under the direction of Doug Spangenberg. Singer Randy ...

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Israel's ORPHANED LAND Play Shuni Fortress

Over the weekend Israel's progressive metal masters ORPHANED LAND played for over 1,000 people in a Shuni Fortress for over two and a half hours. They performed both an acoustic and an electric set, and played tracks from all three of their albums (track list below). The band was impressed to see the crowd respond ...

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