COMMUNIC Complete Work On Debut Album

Norwegian progressive/power metallers COMMUNIC, featuring ex-SCARIOT members Oddleif Stensland (vocals) and Tor Atle Andersen (drums), have completed work on their debut album, "Conspiracy In Mind", at Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, ILLDISPOSED, ANCIENT, MANTICORA, MERCENARY). A February 21, 2005 release through Nuclear Blast Records is expected. "Conspiracy In Mind" track ...

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AMPT: SLIPKNOT/BIOHAZARD Side Project To Play Benefit Concert

AMPT, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT DJ Sid Wilson (a.k.a. DJ Starscream) and BIOHAZARD guitarist Scott Roberts, are scheduled to perform at a benefit concert for underprivileged kids, Toys for Tots, on December 17 at DingBatz in Clifton, NJ. AMPT's current lineup consists of the following: Rob Gee – Vocals Scott Roberts (BIOHAZARD, AMONG THIEVES) ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Announces Touring Staff Change

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message at the group's official web site: "I wanted to take this time to inform you of a change with our touring staff out here on the 'Killing Road', to give thanks, and to avoid any further misunderstandings. "Our former tour manager, Claude 'Cowboy' Spencer, has left ...

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Former THY MAJESTIE Singer Bounces Back With Solo Project

PLATENS (Haramaic word for "cosmic equilibrium"), the Italian melodic rock brainchild of ex-THY MAJESTIE singer Dario Grillo, will release its debut album, "Between Two Horizons", on December 6 via Frontiers Records. Dario recorded two albums ("The Lasting Power" and "Hastings 1066") and one EP ("Echoes of War") with the Italian power metal band THY MAJESTIE ...

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DEATHBOUND Begin Work On Sophomore Album

Finnish/Swedish grinding death metal act DEATHBOUND, featuring members of ...AND OCEANS, THE DUSKFALL and ROTTEN SOUND, have entered Soundlab Studios in Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their second album, "Syringe - Death And Addictions", due in early 2005 via Dynamic Arts Records. Songtitles set to appear on the follow-up to "To Cure the Sane With ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: I Had Burglar In Headlock

Ozzy Osbourne struggled with one of the masked raiders who stole around $3.7 million worth of jewelry from the star's mansion (photo), according to News.com.au. Osbourne had one of the burglars in a headlock as he attempted to stop items, including a wedding and engagement ring belonging to wife Sharon, from being stolen. ...

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Bid On Lunch With Former NIRVANA Bassist

According to MTV.com, NIRVANA fans can bid on a lunch with Krist Novoselic on his private plane as part of People for the American Way's annual Auction for the American Way. Beginning Sunday (Nov. 28) and ending December 5 on eBay, the auction will also include autographed memorabilia from MADONNA, THE PIXIES, GREEN DAY, MAROON ...

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TIGERTAILZ: A Tiger With Two Tailz

TIGERTAILZ, the Welsh band that would prove to be Britain's only real serious contenders in the '80s glam rock stakes, reformed in 2003…and 2004. Now two bands are laying claim to the title and both are recording new albums. TIGERTAILZ Version I – reformed 2003: Steevi Jaimz - Vocals Darayus Kaye - Guitar Marcus Thurston ...

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