Are There Plans For A New BLACK SABBATH Studio Album?

Producer Rick Rubin (SLAYER, AUDIOSLAVE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN) recently told Sunday Herald Associate Editor Alan Taylor that he was in Worcestershire, U.K. to work on a new BLACK SABBATH album. No further information is currently available. As previously reported, BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tomy Iommi is currently working with ...

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NIKKI SIXX Collaborates With Norwegian Female Pop Singer

According to an article published in today's edition of the Norwegian newspaper VG Nett, MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has been collaborating with Marion Raven, formerly one half of Norwegian pop group M2M, on material for Raven's upcoming solo album, tentatively due next year via Atlantic Records. Marion is currently being managed by ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Confirmed For NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have been confirmed for next year's edition of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, a three-day metal and hardcore extravaganza set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are CRYPTOPSY, NIGHTWISH, BEHEMOTH, KING DIAMOND, NILE, MNEMIC, ...

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MORBID ANGEL: European Tour Dates Announced

MORBID ANGEL will be embarking on "The Masters of Chaos" European tour beginning in mid-March. Handling the bass/vocal duties for MORBID ANGEL during the trek will be the group's former singer David Vincent, who recently completed a South American tour with the band following the departure of Steve Tucker. Tentative dates so far are as ...

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MOURNING BELOVETH Name New Album

Irish doom/death metal band MOURNING BELOVETH have set "A Murderous Circus" as the title of their album, due in March via Grau Records, a subsidiary of Prophecy Productions. The CD will feature five new songs with a running time of 75 minutes. The track listing is as follows: 01. The Apocalypse Machine 02. Elemental Nausea ...

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MASSEMORD, SYKDOM Members Join Forces In New Band

Members of Norwegian black metal bands MASSEMORD and SYKDOM have reportedly decided to join forces in a new group called HEKSERI. The band, who have inked a deal with Blackmetal.com Records, will be releasing their debut in February 2005. The group's musical direction is being described as "anti-human black metal" No further information is currently ...

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JAKE E. LEE: New Album Details Revealed

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) vocalist Chris Logan revealed in a recent online posting that he has completed tracking vocals for the new JAKE E. LEE (OZZY OSBOURNE, BADLANDS) album. The CD "will include several influential cover songs from the '70s classic rock era," according to Logan. "We're doing songs from CACTUS, FREE, JAMES GANG, JOHNNY ...

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