CRADLE OF FILTH: Shock Art At Its Finest

Eric Gallippo of Grand Valley Lanthorn is reporting that British shock-rockers CRADLE OF FILTH have "gained some notoriety as of late for their lords-of-darkness image and controversial off-stage antics. The states of Minnesota and New Jersey have tried to cancel COF's shows to keep them from 'bringing the devil's music to the state' and [due ...

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BURZUM Albums To Receive U.S. Release For The First Time

Dead Ringer Records confirms September 23 as the first-time U.S. release of "Daudi Baldrs" and "Hlidskjalf", recordings by controversial Norwegian band BURZUM. Each will feature original artwork as created by Stephen O'Malley (EMPEROR) and pressed as originally released by Misanthropy Records in the latter '90s. The "colorful" history of BURZUM always marks the start of ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Release EP Through IMMORTAL RECORDS

VELVET REVOLVER, the new band featuring GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland, will likely release an EP in October via Immortal Records, according to Billboard.com. The label, which was previously distributed by Epic and Virgin, has just inked ...

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NIGHTMARE Finalize Track Listing For 'Silent Room'

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have finalized the track listing for their fourth studio album, "Silent Room", due on October 13 through Napalm Records/SPV. "Silent Room" is a concept album featuring 12 songs in five "chapters". A limited-edition version of the CD will include the group's cover of VICIOUS RUMORS' "Ship Of Fools", a video clip, ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM To Release 'Best Of' CD In Japan

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM recently entered keyboardist Janne Warman's Beyond Abilities studio to record a bonus track for the forthcoming "Best Of " album, to be released exclusively in Japan through Toy's Factory Records. "The Japanese record label, for the first three [CHILDREN OF BODOM] albums, wanted to come out with a special album due ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Set European Release Date For DVD

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have set a September 29 European release date for their DVD, entitled "Live Damage". Release dates for the rest of the world will be announced soon. According to the band, "the final result has surpassed all expectations. Everything looks and sounds fantastic, and the people at Metal Mind Productions have done a ...

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No KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED At NEW JERSEY METAL AND HARDCORE FEST

Despite rumors to the contrary, BLABBERMOUTH.NET has learned that KING DIAMOND and ENTOMBED will NOT be making an appearance at this year's New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest, a two-day event set to be held at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. As previously reported, KING DIAMOND and ...

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OZZFEST 2003 In Ohio Still On Despite Bad Weather

Ohio's The Beacon Journal is reporting that despite bad weather and some late-night flooding at Blossom Music Center in Cleveland, Ozzfest 2003, scheduled from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. today (July 22), is still going on. When heavy rains caused mud and water to flood the pavilion and backstage area last night, Blossom officials called ...

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