MONSTER MAGNET Complete Work On New Album

MONSTER MAGNET have completed work on their new album, tentatively entitled "Monolithic Babies", with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, SPINESHANK, ANDREW W.K.). The CD, the group's first with bassist Jim Baglino (LORD STERLING), will feature such cuts as "Master Of Light", "On the Verge", "Slut Machine Mach 2", "Ultimate Everything", "Monolithic Babies" and "Little Bag ...

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METALLICA Comment On 'Loss In The Family'

METALLICA have issued the following statement regarding the recent passing of their "S&M" collaborator, Michael Kamen: "The METALLICA family is saddened by the loss of our good friend and 'S&M' collaborator, Michael Kamen on Tuesday, November 18th. Michael lost his battle with multiple sclerosis at the age of 55. "In addition to working with us ...

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TIAGA: Former TO/DIE/FOR Singer Launches New Band

TIAGA, the new Finnish goth-metal band featuring ex-TO/DIE/FOR singer Jape Perätalo, ex-TO/DIE/FOR guitarist Juppe "J.P." Sutela, ex-NEW DAWN FOUNDATION drummer/ex-TO/DIE/FOR drum tech Santtu Lonka, current TO/DIE/FOR guitarist Mika "Alli" Ahtiainen, and ex-H.I.M./NEW DAWN FOUNDATION keyboardist Juska Salminen, have completed work on a three-song demo containing the tracks "Forever Autumn", "World Is Made For Me" and ...

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Former NIRVANA Bassist May Run For State Office

NIRVANA co-founder and bassist Krist Novoselic, who announced in August that he was fed up with the music industry, says he may run for Washington state lieutenant governor, according to the Associated Press. Already active in Democratic party circles, Novoselic indicated he was wary about challenging two-term Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, also a Democrat and ...

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MARDUK: Vocalist LEGION Out!

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have parted ways with vocalist Legion. No explanation was given for his departure. A replacement for Legion has already been found and will be announced very soon, according to a post on the band's web site. As a result of Legion's departure, MARDUK have been forced to cancel their previously announced ...

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RAMMSTEIN Get The Symphonic Treatment

"Mein Herz Brennt", performed by the Dresden Symphony Orchestra and based on texts written by RAMMSTEIN, will celebrate its world premiere on Thursday (Nov. 20), according to DW-World.de. The band themselves were not involved with the project, but their lyrics captured the imagination of Sven Helbig. The founder of the Dresden Symphony Orchestra came up ...

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ANTHRAX, CHILDREN OF BODOM, MAYHEM Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ANTHRAX, BAL-SAGOTH, CATHEDRAL, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DESTRUCTION, EKTOMORF, HYPOCRISY, MAYHEM, SCHANDMAUL and ZODIAC MINDWARP are the latest bands confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany According to an official newsletter from the festival's organizers, next year's event will be a ...

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