EDGUY Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

German power metallers EDGUY are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place February 25-26 in Atarfe, Granada. Other groups scheduled to perform at the event are MEGADETH, RAGE, U.D.O., THERION, BONFIRE, ANATHEMA, HAGGARD, SUIDAKRA, and AGATHODAIMON. More bands will be announced soon. (Thanks:

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LIMP BIZKIT Sued Over Australian Concert Death

The Australian Associated Press is reporting that the parents of an Australian teenager who died after being crushed during a LIMP BIZKIT concert at the Big Day Out music festival almost four years ago are suing for negligence over her death. Jessica Michalik, 16, was caught in a crowd crush during the performance of headline ...

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KORN Guitarist Talks About Starting Record Label

KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer has spoken to The Boston Globe about the end of the group's long-term commitment to Sony Records and their plan to start their own label for the release of their next project. "It's kind of like paying off a loan. You think, 'I'm free!' " said Shaffer. "I remember sitting ...

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THE DARKNESS Premier New Songs At Intimate London Show

NME.com is reporting that THE DARKNESS premiered six new songs at an intimate comeback show in London Tuesday night (Nov. 23). The British cock-rockers played such new tracks as "Greed" and "English Country Garden" as part of a special warm-up appearance for their arena tour. One of the new tracks opened with singer Justin Hawkins ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Drops In For Thanksgiving Dinner

The Associated Press is reporting that residents of a Boston facility for women recovering from addictions to drugs and alcohol got an unexpected but welcome Thanksgiving dinner visitor. AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler helped serve lunch to the two dozen women living at Women's Hope in the city's Dorchester neighborhood, then sat down to talk to ...

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ATOMIZER's HEALEY Co-Writes Song With PUNGENT STENCH

ATOMIZER bassist/vocalist Jason Healey has co-written a song with PUNGENT STENCH for an "ATOMIZER vs PUNGENT STENCH" seven-inch single that should emerge sometime next year. "It's not a typical ATOMIZER or PUNGENT track," Healey writes on ATOMIZER's web site. "[It's] very 'traditional' '80s black-thrash kinda stuff, but with a tongue-in-cheek kinda aura. The two tracks ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Scrap Live DVD

THE WILDHEARTS have announced that the DVD, intended to feature a live show, a documentary and a complete promo video archive, will now no longer go ahead. GUT Records have pulled out of the venture. No official reason has been offered as yet. Due to the limited time left to arrange alternative finances the project ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Schedule Vancouver In-Store

CRADLE OF FILTH will make an in-store appearance at Scrape Records in Vancouver, Canada on Wednesday, December 1. The in-store signing will begin at 4:00 p.m. More information is available at www.scraperecords.com. CRADLE OF FILTH will be playing at the Commodore Ballroom later that night promoting their new "Nymphetamine" album, along with special ...

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NORTHER Name New EP

According to EndlessWar.net, Finland's NORTHER have set "Solution 7" as the title of their new EP, tentatively due in March/April 2005. The CD will contain five songs, including an as-yet-disclosed cover. Recording sessions for the disc will begin on December 24 at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland. NORTHER's third full-length album, "Death Unlimited", ...

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DEICIDE's GLEN BENTON: 'It Is A Pleasure To Send The Fans Away Pleased'

DEICIDE touring guitarist Jack Owen (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) has sent BLABBERMOUTH.NET the following tour report from the group's mainman, Glen Benton: "Glen Benton reporting from Denmark... [Stand-in guitarists] Dave [Suzuki, VITAL REMAINS] and Jack are doing an awesome job and the set is up to an hour and a half… [We're] playing songs I haven't played ...

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