HYPOCRISY's TÄGTGREN Checks In From Recording Studio

Long-running Swedish metal act HYPOCRISY, led by acclaimed producer/PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren, have entered Tägtgren's Abyss studios to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Catch-22", tentatively due in early 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. "So far the drums are done. We are on working with a deadline because the plan is to finish the recording ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Enter Norwegian Album Chart At No. 2!

DIMMU BORGIR's "Death Cult Armageddon" has entered the Norwegian Album chart at No. 2, just ahead of IRON MAIDEN's "Dance Of Death", which debuted at No. 3 on the same tally. View the complete chart here. "Death Cult Armageddon" was recorded and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and is the group's ...

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ALICE COOPER Rejects Stage Role

Veteran rocker ALICE COOPER has turned down the chance to star in a play based on classic children's book "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", World Entertainment News Network reports. Cooper was set to replace ballet dancer Wayne Sleep as the Child Catcher in the production in London's West End, but ended up declining the offer after ...

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GODSMACK To Support METALLICA In Europe

GODSMACK have been officially confirmed as the opening band for METALLICA on their upcoming European tour. The band were previously scheduled to open for OZZY OSBOURNE on his European trek, but ended up pulling out of the tour — as well as their own headlining dates on the continent — due to unspecified "scheduling conflicts." ...

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Former WARRIOR SOUL Singer Announces Special One-Off Concert

Former WARRIOR SOUL frontman Kory Clarke will be doing a special one-off show at The Village Pub in Port Jefferson, New York on November 1. Kory, who will be playing drums and singing lead to a backing track containing the rest of the instruments, will be performing selections from his recently released solo debut, "Opium ...

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BEHEMOTH To Utilize Session Bassist On North American Tour

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH will be utilizing the services of bassist Istvan from the California black metal band RISE during their upcoming Un-Natural Born Killers tour, also featuring SIX FEET UNDER, SKINLESS and BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. The group's regular bass player, Orion, is unable to make the trek for reasons that have yet to ...

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Live Suicide To Take Place At HELL ON EARTH Concert

Industrial rock band HELL ON EARTH will feature a "live suicide" at their State Theatre performance in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, October 4. A Euthanasia Society member will carry out the suicide to raise awareness for dying with dignity. The Euthanasia member, who suffers from a terminal illness, is using the event as a ...

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GREAT WHITE Guitarist's Memorial Crosses Removed From Nightclub Site

Two crosses dedicated to GREAT WHITE guitarist Ty Longley, who died in The Station nightclub fire, have been removed from the site of the former club, according to the Associated Press. The crosses were reportedly removed sometime between Thursday night (September 11) and Saturday morning (September 13). Jody King, vice president of The Station Family ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer Inducted Into KENMORE HIGH's WALL OF FAME

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens was inducted into the Kenmore High School inaugural Wall of Fame during halftime ceremonies at the Kenmore-Akron North football game on George Brode Field Saturday (September 13). As previously reported, the release date of ICED EARTH's new album, "The Glorious Burden" (featuring Owens), has ...

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IRON MAIDEN: 'Macs Rock'

Jonny Evans of Macworld.co.uk reports that IRON MAIDEN are using Macs to supply their IT infrastructure on their world tour to promote the group's newly released "Dance of Death" album. The band recently released a DVD collection of their promo videos, called "Visions of the Beast". This collection was all assembled on a ...

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