LACUNA COIL Singer Hooks Up With SLIPKNOT's ROOT

In the latest issue of the U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine, LACUNA COIL frontwoman Cristina Scabbia confirmed that she is no longer involved in a relationship with the group's bass player, Marco Coti Zelati, after spending 10 years together. Asked about the reports that she is currently dating SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR guitarist Jim Root, Cristina (who was ...

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BENEDICTION: U.K. Dates Announced

British extreme metallers BENEDICTION have lined up the following dates during November: Nov. 13 - Nottingham, UK @ Old Angel Nov. 14 - Liverpool, UK @ Heaven and Hell BENEDICTION are currently writing material for the follow-up to 2001 "Organised Chaos", tentatively due next year. ...

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DRAGONLORD To Support DEATH ANGEL In California

San Francisco Bay Area "black" metallers DRAGONLORD, featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, will be supporting DEATH ANGEL at Tommy T's in Concord, CA on December 17. DRAGONLORD's follow-up to their debut album, 2001's "Rapture", is tentatively expected next year through Spitfire Records. ...

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Drummer: VAN HALEN To Begin Work On New Album

VAN HALEN drummer has tried to put rumors of the band's demise to rest, denying that internal tensions have taken their toll. Speaking to the Wichita Eagle, Alex said, "Our disagreements are about our music." The band plan to take a break after the tour and then enter the studio to begin work on a ...

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SLAYER Frontman Talks About 'Wall Of Blood', Show Cancellations

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya has spoken to Rolling Stone magazine about the "Wall of Blood" concert effect, where the band, their instruments, and the stage are drenched by a downpour of "blood" during their song "Raining Blood". The band first introduced the "Wall of Blood" at the Civic Center in Augusta, Maine, for the taping ...

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STILLBORN Sign With PAGAN RECORDS

Polish underground death metallers STILLBORN have inked a deal with Pagan Records. The group's already-completed debut album, "Satanas el Grande", is scheduled for release this winter. "Satanas el Grande" track listing: 01. Pactum Inferni 02. Massacre 03. Satanas el Grande 04. Anti-God, Anti-Human 05. Execrable Lord Pretender 06. Thousand Faced Bitch 07. March of Armageddon ...

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