ENSLAVED, VREID: European Tour Dates Announced

ENSLAVED and VREID will be teaming up for a European tour beginning in early February. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Feb. 09 - Loppen – Copenhagen, DEN Feb. 10 - Rosenkeller – Jena, GER Feb. 11 - Lokschuppen - Rosenheim, GER Feb. 12 - Tor 3 - Osnabrück, GER Feb. 13 - Headbangers ...

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First-Ever ANTHRAX Shoe Being Auctioned

An auction for the first-ever ANTHRAX shoe (size 9) has been launched at eBay. Only one pair of this performance skate shoe was reportedly made by Koston and it is not presently clear if there are any plans to sell the shoes commercially. The auction ends on December 13. Starting bid is $59.99. ...

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DEVILDRIVER Begin Tracking Vocals For New Album

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have begun recording their sophomore album at Sonic Ranch studio in Tornillo, Texas. A studio update from Fafara follows: "Here's what's happening at the studio: 14 songs done on drums, 10 songs done on guitar, four songs done on bass, and I ...

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Report: Burglars Target OZZY's Neighbors

Simon Evans of Scotsman.com is reporting that burglars are continuing to cause havoc in Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's neighbourhood. Two weeks ago the former BLACK SABBATH frontman grappled with a nighttime intruder at his mansion in the village of Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire. Ozzy's best efforts could not stop the thief escaping with ...

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P.O.D. On '60 Minutes' This Wednesday

P.O.D. will be featured on a "60 Minutes" report on spiritual themes in mainstream music airing on the CBS network this Wednesday, December 8, at 8:00 p.m. A short preview of the show can currently be viewed at CBSNews.com. As previously reported, P.O.D. have commenced work on the follow-up to 2003's "Payable On ...

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CENTINEX Announce New Album Title

Sweden's CENTINEX have set "World Declension" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in June via Cold Records (a subsidiary of Metal Blade). The group's follow-up to this year's "Decadence - Prophecies of Cosmic Chaos" will be recorded in March. No further details are currently available. "Decadence - Prophecies of Cosmic Chaos" was ...

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MADDER MORTEM Confirmed For Norway's QUART Festival

Norway's MADDER MORTEM have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Quart festival, set to be held July 5-9 in Kristiansand, Norway. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include FOO FIGHTERS, GREEN DAY and MANES. MADDER MORTEM recently completed work on their new album at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and at ...

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NIGHTWISH, AJATTARA Top Finnish Single Chart

Finland is still the heaviest country on the planet — even at Christmas. Spinefarm Records are celebrating a double 1-2 in the national Finnish single chart with the NIGHTWISH single "Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan" entering at No. 1 and AJATTARA's "Ilon Päivä", a Christmas single from a black metal band, close behind at No. 2. AJATTARA ...

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METALLICA: 'Monster' Filmmaker Discusses New Book

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger, co-creator of the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", recently spoke to MTV.com about his decision to write a book about his experience working on the movie. "This Monster Lives", co-written with Greg Milner, analyzes the ethical and creative quandaries Berlinger and partner Bruce Sinofsky encountered, including whether the presence of their ...

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NEVERMORE: 'Enemies Of Reality' To Be Remixed By ANDY SNEAP, Reissued In Early 2005

Producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB, MASTERPLAN) is remixing NEVERMORE's "Enemies of Reality" album for re-release via the Century Media label in early 2005. "Enemies of Reality" (2003) was originally recorded in Seattle with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) and was widely criticized for its muddy, inferior production compared ...

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