OCCULT: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Dutch thrashers OCCULT have posted a message on their web site clarifying their reasons for entering the studio so soon after the release of their most recent album, "Elegy for the Weak". The message reads as follows: "We get alot of questions in why the hell we will be recording a new album since 'Elegy ...

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KID ROCK To Perform On VH1's 'Hip Hop Honors'

KID ROCK is scheduled to perform at VH1's inaugural "Hip Hop Honors". The BEASTIE BOYS, PUBLIC ENEMY, ICE-T, FAT JOE and GRANDMASTER FLASH are also set to appear on the program. Vivica A. Fox and Mos Def will host the awards show, which pays tribute to groundbreaking hip-hop artists. Among those in the first group ...

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DARKANE: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of Swedish thrashers DARKANE performing the track "Third" live in Tokyo, Japan in November 2002 has been posted online at this location (MPG, 28 MB). "Check out the great Tokyo audience!" DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström writes on his web site. "That surely was a memorable show for DARKANE!" In other ...

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RAWHEAD REXX Part Ways With Guitarist

Germany's RAWHEAD REXX, the band featuring former GLENMORE guitarist/vocalist Jürgen Volk, have parted ways with guitarist Rüdiger Fleck. The rest of the group are unsure if they will continue as a trio or if they will seek a replacement. RAWHEAD REXX are currently working on the material for their third album, tentatively due in early ...

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NOSTRADAMEUS Frontman Enrolls In Swedish Police Academy

Freddy Persson, frontman for the Swedish melodic metallers NOSTRADAMEUS, has reportedly enrolled in the Swedish police academy. Persson's position as the lead singer of NOSTRADAMEUS will apparently remain unaffected by his new career in law enforcement. NOSTRADAMEUS are scheduled to release their fourth album, entitled "Hellbound", on October 25 via Germany's AFM Records. The follow-up ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Guests On New Concert DVD

A live performance in Kobe, Japan by Japanese pop sensation Aikawa Nanase, featuring former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, has been released on DVD. The short version of this video was broadcast on NHK in Japan and now you can own the full concert. The electrifying energetic set contains 22 songs including all Nanase's hits and ...

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LAMB OF GOD's 'Ashes' Slams Suits Who Play Risk With American Lives

LAMB OF GOD guitarist and lyricist Mark Morton recently spoke to MTV.com about being flipping on the TV last May and watching a news report that turned his blood to ice. A 26-year-old Philadelphia telecommunications contractor named Nicholas Berg had just been beheaded by Islamic militants in the latest episode of bloodshed in the Middle ...

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