MARILYN MANSON On New MTV Billboards

MARILYN MANSON is one of several artists that were chosen for a new advertising campaign launched by MTV France. The campaign will feature large billboards of Manson around France similar to the one pictured here. In related news, Manson's girlfriend Dita Von Teese stars in a new video from lingerie firm Agent Provocateur, ...

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JAMES MURPHY Benefit Concert Scheduled For September

A benefit concert for former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy, who is currently receiving treatment for a massive brain tumor with which he was diagnosed in August 2001, will be held September 17-18 at The Token Lounge, Westland, Michigan. Dubbed International Metalfest, the two-day event will feature performances by the following acts, among others: Friday, September ...

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NASUM Sign With BURNING HEART, New Album Due In October

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have signed a worldwide deal with Burning Heart Records. The group's fourth album, "Shift", was recorded at Soundlab studios and is scheduled for release in October. The group's recorded output will still be released in the U.S. through Relapse via a licensing deal with Burning Heart. "Our contract with Relapse expired ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Backing Singer Forms New Band

ANGTORIA is the new band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA). The group recently completed a five-song demo at Virtual Symphony Studios in Sundsvall, Sweden and are currently seeking a record deal. The complete track listing for the CD is ...

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AT THE GATES Launch New Web Site

Long-defunct Swedish thrashers AT THE GATES have launched a new official web site at this location. Included on the site are a bunch of rare photos, recordings and other memorabilia. One of the more melodic death metal bands to expand beyond Sweden and spread their sound across the world alongside peers such as ...

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