SLAYER Guitarist Launches Clothing Line

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has launched his very own clothing line, dubbed KFK Industries. An official web site (www.kfkindustries.com) is currently under construction and will reportedly include SLAYER merchandise as well as details on King's "Guitar Abuse" clinics that he has recently been doing. A source close to SLAYER told BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "[Kerry]'s very ...

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SKID ROW Explain Rochester Cancellation

SKID ROW have issued the following statement regarding their decision to cancel their previously announced gig in Rochester, New York on September 4: "We were told that we were playing a rock 'club' with a stage 20' x 10' in size. (very small but we've done it before) The club owner told that to the ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Unveils New Band!

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has revealed the details of his new band, BACH TIGHT 5. Joining Bach in the new group are guitarist Adam Albright (ex-SKINLAB, DOPESICK), bassist Cheeze (BLACK BONE, DEAD TIGHT 5), guitarist Randall X Rawlings (DEAD TIGHT 5), and drummer Mike Dover (DEAD TIGHT 5). Says Bach: "Adam is from ...

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GENE SIMMONS Reality Show On The Way

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is currently "negotiating with a television outlet for a Gene Simmons reality show," according to Gene's latest posting on his web site. "Also, [I] am having discussions about a SECOND possible show — different in concept. But, that's all I can say for now about these two projects." "[I] am proud ...

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THE HAUNTED: New Album Planned For 2004

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have "started rehearsing" material for their forthcoming fourth full-length CD and plan on releasing the follow-up to this year's "One Kill Wonder" in 2004, according to a post on the band's web site. The group, who played their last date at Malmöfestivalen in Malmö, Sweden on August 18, have no plans ...

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SENTENCED Record Hockey Song In Finnish

Finnish metallers SENTENCED have recorded a song in support of their local ice hockey team, Oulun Kärpät, who hail from the group's hometown of Oulu. Titled "Routasydän", the track is the first-ever SENTENCED song sung in Finnish. The music for the cut was composed by guitarist Miika Tenkula and the lyrics were written by guitarist ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Covers Album Pushed Back To Early 2004

NAPALM DEATH have pushed back the projected release date of their upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2", to early 2004 through the band's own Feto label. "[We're] finally gonna get the mixing underway next week which is a relief," writes bassist Shane Embury on the band's web site. As previously reported, "Leaders ...

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BUTTONHOOK Complete Work On New Demo

Atlanta's BUTTONHOOK, the band featuring former NEUROTICA guitarist Mike Gaudreau and ex-DEN OF THIEVES singer Roman Carson, have completed work on a three-song demo at Tree Sound studios in Atlanta with producer Jimmi Bleacher (former singer of Geffen recording artists SALTY DOG) and engineer Zack Odom. The cuts "Happy Place", "Afraid" and "Sea" will be ...

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MANDY LION Announces CD Release Party In Hollywood

WWIII/WICKED ALLIANCE vocalist Mandy Lion and his solo band will hold a CD release party for Lion's new album, "When God Turned Away", on October 29 at the Whisky in Hollywood, California. The group are also scheduled to appear at the Huntridge in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 13. More information will be made available ...

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