Norwegian Doom Metallers FALLEN Sign With AFTERMATH MUSIC

Norwegian "funeral doom" metal band FALLEN have inked a deal with Aftermath Music. FALLEN was originally started in 1996 by Anders Eek as a side-project to FUNERAL, who, at the time, had progressed into a faster and more conventional form of doom. The group's debut mini-CD features four songs (with a total running time of ...

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Review: OZZFEST 2004 Ruled By The Old School Of Rock

Isaac Guzman of the New York Daily News reviewed the Ozzfest 2004 traveling festival when it hit Long Island's Jones Beach Theater Wednesday (July 14). "Collectively, the three headliners — BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST and SLAYER — have been performing for nearly 90 years, and they're three of the metal world's most iconic acts," he ...

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CHUM Reform, Begin Writing New Material

Former Century Media recording artists CHUM have reformed and are currently writing new material. "We plan on focusing on writing new songs and at some point this year we will begin recording a new record," CHUM guitarist/vocalist John Lancaster told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "We have already recorded a song [called 'Embracing the Eyesore', download mp3] ...

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STRYPER To Perform At Florida's WALT DISNEY WORLD

Reunited Christian hard rockers STRYPER have been confirmed for the Night of Joy, a three-day festival taking place September 9-11 in the Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World resort in Florida. STRYPER will perform on Friday, September 10. Described as "the contemporary Christian music event of the year," Night of Joy will include ...

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BRICK BATH Announce New Bass Player

San Diego, CA-based groove thrashers BRICK BATH have parted ways with bass player Pete Stone and have recruited Scott (Rock) Rockstead as his permanent replacement. BRICK BATH are currently in the studio recording their third full-length album, tentatively titled "American Currency", for the Crash Music Inc. label. The band's first two albums, 2002's "I Won't ...

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Ex-FAITH NO MORE Singer MIKE PATTON Guests On New BJÖRK CD

Former FAITH NO MORE and current FANTOMAS singer Mike Patton is among the guests appearing on BJÖRK's upcoming album, "Medulla", due August 31 via Elektra. Patton reportedly contributes his voice to flesh out song elements normally handled by musical instruments. "Instruments are so over," Björk told Rolling Stone. "I think this was probably the most ...

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