RAISE HELL To Headline Sweden's METAL FEST

Swedish thrashers RAISE HELL will headline the Metal Fest festival in Sunne, Sweden on May 3. Also set to appear are DEFLESHED and DIABOLICAL, among others. RAISE HELL, who recently acquired a new singer by the name of Jimmy Fjällendahl, are scheduled to appear at this year's Wacken Open Festival in Germany. The group's third ...

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AMARAN Complete Work On 'Pristine In Bondage'

Sweden's AMARAN, the band featuring former members of MOURNING SIGN, have completed work on their second album, "Pristine In Bondage", due late summer through Listenable Records. "Pristine In Bondage" was recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden and contains 13 new songs that the band are describing as "much heavier" than the material on the ...

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WAYSTED Reform

UFO bassist Pete Way has reformed his mid-'80s band WAYSTED with original vocalist Fin and ex-UFO guitarist Paul Chapman. Here is Pete's official statement on the matter: "He 's back and he's bad and he means business! "Yes, the king of chaos, the master of mayhem is back. Yes, Mr. Fin is back in town, ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Release BILLY IDOL Cover

The MURDERDOLLS will release a cover of the BILLY IDOL classic "White Wedding" to coincide with their appearance at the Download Festival in the U.K. on May 31. The track listing for the single is as follows: 01. White Wedding 02. I Love to Say Fuck 03. I Take Drugs As previously reported, the MURDERDOLLS ...

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METALLICA To Film New Video Next Week

METALLICA will be filming a video for the title track to their new album, "St. Anger", next week at an as-yet-undisclosed location, a representative of Mercury Records U.K. revealed Monday (April 28) during a listening session for the CD in Stockholm, Sweden. There will be no single released prior to the album, which is scheduled ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Son In Rehab

The Sun has published photos of Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon allegedly visiting son Jack at the Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, California, where the young Osbourne is said to be being treated for an undisclosed addiction. The pair looked shocked when they came face-to-face with Jack at the private clinic. Then they cuddled ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Line Up Dutch Dates

Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have lined up two dates in Holland in early October. The details are as follows: Oct. 02 – Amsterdam, NETH @ Paradiso Oct. 03 – Tilburg, NETH @ 013 Tickets for both shows go on sale on May 3. DIMMU BORGIR have spent the past few weeks at Studio Fredman ...

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MARILYN MANSON On The Dead Rock Star

MARILYN MANSON has penned an article for the latest issue of Rolling Stone on the subject of the dead rock star. He writes, "It's not just death that turns you into an icon. It's how many people are watching when you die, and the way the camera can turn you into a martyr. I had ...

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KRUX Announce One-Off Gig

KRUX, the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, plus ENTOMBED members Peter Stjärnvind (drums), and Jörgen Sandstrom (guitar), will perform a one-off show at Kägelbanan in Stockholm, Sweden on May 18. The gig, which will likely be the group's last for quite some time, will be recorded for a ...

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HEADSTRONG Split Up

Canada's HEADSTRONG have officially split up, citing their disillusionment with the record industry as one of the reasons for the group's break-up. The following is an excerpt from vocalist Matt Kinna's "parting words" message as posted on the group's official web site: "HEADSTRONG is dead. Long live the headstrong. "It's funny. I don't know if ...

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