Updated: BURZUM Leader Fails To Return After Short Leave From Prison

The Norwegian media is reporting that BURZUM mastermind Varg "Greven" Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnack) failed to return after a short leave from his prison in Vestfold, Norway, where the black metal musician is serving a 21-year sentence for the August 1993 murder of MAYHEM guitarist Oystein Aarseth (a.k.a. Euronymous), the burning of three churches, and ...

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BOB DAISLEY Reacts To OZZY Court Ruling: 'It's Still Not Over!'

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bandmembers Bob Daisley (bass) and Lee Kerslake (drums) have vowed to continue their 20-year battle regarding royalties and proper credits on the early OZZY albums "Blizzard Of Ozz" (1980) and "Diary Of A Madman" (1981), despite a court ruling earlier this week that upheld the dismissal of their lawsuit against Ozzy and ...

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Updated: HELLOWEEN Singer Taken Ill, Band Cancel European Gigs

HELLOWEEN have cancelled three shows on their current European tour (Cracow, Poland on Oct. 25, Oslo, Norway on Oct. 27 and Copenhagen, Denmark on Oct. 28) in order to allow vocalist Andi Deris to recover from an unspecified virus which has caused the group cut short their performance in Berlin, Germany Friday night (October 24). ...

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SOIL: New Music Posted Online

Two tracks from SOIL's upcoming album "Redefine" have been posted online. You can check out streams of "Pride" and "Cross My Heart" here. "Redefine" is scheduled for release in February 2004 through J Records. SOIL are currently on the road with STATIC-X, SKRAPE, and TWISTED METHOD. The dates are as follows: Oct. 27 ...

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VENOM Guitarist To Release New Solo Album In February

VENOM guitarist Mantas has enlisted Italian guitarist Dario Mollo to produce his long-delayed second solo album, "Zero Tolerance". Mollo (SKYCLAD, CRADLE OF FILTH, ANATHEMA, etc.) reportedly got the job after Mantas heard his work on the new SKYCLAD CD. Says Mantas, "Although the SKYCLAD music is a million miles from my own sound, I've worked ...

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RAG MEN Sign With EULOGY RECORDS

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring frontman Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER, GOD IS I), guitarist Mitts (SKARHEAD, CROWN OF THORNZ), bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (FREYA, ex-EARTH CRISIS), and drummer Rigg Ross (SKARHEAD, ex-HATEBREED), have signed a North American record deal with Eulogy Records. The group's self-titled debut CD is scheduled for release in February. Download ...

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RAGE: 20-Year Anniversary Mini-Tour Planned In January

Veteran German metallers RAGE will celebrate their 20-year anniversary with a four-date tour of Germany during January. The shows will consist of an acoustic set and an extensive "best of" program, which will be filmed for an upcoming DVD. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 22 – Nürnberg, GER @ Hirsch Jan. 23 - Münster-Breitefeld ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: South American Mini-Tour Announced

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will embark on an Ibanez-sponsored South American tour of mini-live events, clinics and master classes during November/December. The details are as follows: Nov. 28 - Lima, PER @ Teatro Montecarlo Nov. 29 - Santiago, CHL @ VIP Show Dec. 01 - Santiago, CHL @ Teatro Oriente Dec. 03 - Concepcion, ...

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