EVANESCENCE Singer: We Are Better Off Without BEN MOODY

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has revealed to MTV.com that guitarist Ben Moody's departure from the group appears to be permanent. "I actually haven't had any contact with him at all," she said of Moody, who walked out on the band October 24 in Berlin without an explanation. "But I hear he's way happier, and I ...

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MORIFADE To Release New Album In January

Sweden's MORIFADE have set January 26, 2004 as the new European release date through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records) for their third album, "Domination". As previously reported, the follow-up to last year's "Imaginarium" was recorded at Los Angered studios in Gothenburg and Monogram studios in Stockholm. ...

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ZAKK WYLDE's Missing Guitar Is Back!

Zakk Wylde's famous Bullseye Les Paul guitar has finally been returned to its rightful owner after more than three years. In 2000, while traveling from Dallas to Houston, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY were pulled over due to their truck's back doors being open. Upon investigating the truck's contents, the band discovered that two guitars were found ...

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ARMORED SAINT: DVD Update

FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera has posted the following message on his web site: "Just a quick update on the progress on the new SAINT DVD I'm working on: This new DVD will feature ARMORED SAINT during the years 1991-2002. Mostly comprised of live bootleg videos from various tours, the total running program will ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE Set Release Date For New Album

Finland's THE BLACK LEAGUE, the band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva, have set a January 12 European release date through Spinefarm Records subsidiary Ranch for their third full-length album, "Man's Ruin Revisited". A single, entitled "Cold Women & Hot Beer" (backed with a cover of "Hot Wheels" by the Finnish rock legends HURRIGANES), will ...

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BIOHAZARD: In Recording Mode

BIOHAZARD have commenced the recording process for their new album, tentatively due early next year. "We just did a few shows over the weekend... one in Long Island and another in New Jersey," guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei writes on the band's web site. "Long Island was awesome, it's been a long time since we played there! ...

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MACHINE HEAD Address American Record Label Situation

MACHINE HEAD manager Joseph W. Huston has addressed the band's current American record label situation via the following posting to the group's official message board at www.machinehead1.com: "I have not taken occasion to post on this forum, but due to current circumstances I felt it was important. I know many of you have expressed concern, ...

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