MOURNING BELOVETH Complete Six Songs For New Album

Irish doom/death metal band MOURNING BELOVETH have finished writing six new songs for their as-yet-untitled third album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Grau Records, a subsidiary of Prophecy Productions. "The songs are again long and torturous and so the CD will probably end up with six songs just like the previous albums," the band ...

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VELVET REVOLVER's SLASH Recalls Days Of Road Excess

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash has told the U.K.'s Guardian that in the decade since he left GUNS N' ROSES, he has become an enthusiastic husband and father, having just flown in from L.A., where his wife had given birth to their second child. "I woke up the other day in my hotel room and I ...

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LULLACRY To Release New EP In August

Century Media Records has set an August 23 European release date for the new EP from the Finnish female-fronted gothic heavy rock act LULLACRY. The CD features two new songs, "Fire Within" and "The #1 Rebel", plus two remakes of earlier LULLACRY tracks, and a cover of W.A.S.P.'s "L.O.V.E. Machine". Commented guitarist Sami Vauhkonen: "After ...

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KURT COBAIN Guitar Featured In British Museum Exhibition

A guitar that deceased NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain played at Britain's Reading Festival will be displayed next month at a museum exhibition chronicling the festival's history, according to ABC ePrep. The exhibition will be called "Music, Mud and Mayhem - 30 Years Of The Reading Festival", and it will run August 19 through November 28 ...

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HATESPHERE: Music Available For Download

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have posted MP3 clips of the songs "Downward to Nothing", "Only the Strongest..." and "What I See I Despise" in the "Media" section of their web site. Furthermore, a full version of the song "DeathTrip", also from their new album, "Ballet of the Brute", can be downloaded from the

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ZAN CLAN To Open For QUEENSRŸCHE In Stockholm

ZAN CLAN, the new group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, will be opening for QUEENSRŸCHE Saturday night (July 10) at Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden. In other news, ZAN CLAN guitarist, producer/songwriter Chris Laney (SCRATCH, UNAMEUS, 17, GODSACHE) is now reportedly a full-fledged member of Randy Piper's (ex-W.A.S.P.) ANIMAL. ZAN CLAN's lineup is ...

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LORD BELIAL Bassist Undergoes Surgery

LORD BELIAL bassist Anders Backelin underwent surgery Thursday night (July 8), according to a posting on the band's web site. "Due to the related complications which may follow, Anders is ordered to take it easy for at least 6 months," the group write. "The top priority for LORD BELIAL right now is to let Anders ...

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