FLOWING TEARS Founding Members Killed In Car Accident

On October 20, two founding members of the German goth metal band FLOWING TEARS, Björn Lorson and Christian Zimmer, died in a tragic car accident, according to a posting on the group's web site. "Even though they already left the band in '95 and '96 (Björn after the first demo tape 'Bijou' and Christian after ...

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OPIATE FOR THE MASSES Added To MINISTRY Tour

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT will depart from MINISTRY's "Evil Doer Tour 2004" after the Columbia, Missouri show on November 3. The tour will continue until December 10 in the States with HANZEL UND GRETYL taking over the main-support slot and OPIATE FOR THE MASSES being added to the bill. A complete list ...

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ANDREW W.K. Nominated For Technology Award

ANDREW W.K.'s "Phone Party" idea from "The Wolf" album has been nominated in the Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards. The awards honor breakthroughs in music using digital technology. The nomination is presented to Andrew and the team at Island Records who made Andrew's idea a reality. As previously reported, W.K. recently entered the studio to begin ...

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ANVIL Mainman LIPS Discusses His Singing Technique

ANVIL mainman Lips recently spoke to freelance writer Michael Schübeler about the group's songwriting process and their previous releases, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Q: For this kind of music you sing very melodic. Is it hard work for you to find the right melodies? Lips: "No. Quite honestly I didn't ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES: In Songwriting Mode

Bassist Nils Eriksson of the Swedish power metallers NOCTURNAL RITES has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hi all, just thought I'd brighten your day with an update on our current songwriting venture. As always, when we're talking about the best metal band in the world, I guess it comes as ...

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