KREATOR To Begin Recording New Album

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR will enter Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap on May 21 to record 12 Songs for the group's long-awaited new studio album, tentatively due in the fall. Commented Sneap: "I am currently being held captive in Essen Germany, I figured if I start digging the tunnel with the ...

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ANGEL To Perform At Dutch KISS EXPO

The annual KISS Expo Holland will take place on June 27 this year, at the Hedon club in Zwolle. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. local time and apart from international KISS dealers, a video from the 2004 tour will be shown, tribute band KISS THIS will perform live on stage and at the end of ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Plastic Surgeons Weigh In On AXL ROSE's 'New' Face

Star magazine recently spoke with Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Griffin and New York-based plastic surgeon Dr. John Sherman about Axl Rose and the GUNS N' ROSES frontman's radical change in appearance. "I'd say Axl had cheek implants put in at some point," Griffin said. "They're very dramatic." As for his nose, "It looks ...

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Former PAINFACE Members Launch New Project

Former PAINFACE members Chad Valaschek and Tim Flor have started a new band following their split with ex-SLIPKNOT vocalist Anders Colsefini ("Mate, Feed, Kill, Repeat" era). The band, who are in the process of securing a lead vocalist for the project, are said to be pursuing "a more SLAYER-ish sound with the same PAINFACE hardcore ...

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It's Official: BLACK SABBATH To Play This Year's OZZFEST

BLACK SABBATH will reunite for the first time since 2001 for Ozzfest 2004, which begins July 10 in Hartford, Conn., a spokeswoman for the annual road show told Reuters on Tuesday (May 18). Ozzfest co-founder and headliner Ozzy Osbourne will be joined by guitarist Tony Iommi and bass player Geezer Butler. But original drummer Bill ...

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