WITH PASSION Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

Sacramento, California-based "technical, melodic, blackened metal-core" band WITH PASSION have inked a deal with Earache Records. The band, who are inspired by the legends of European melodic death metal, from DISSECTION to AT THE GATES, as well as the best of the contemporary U.S.-Canada metal/hardcore crop, from CRYPTOPSY to BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, formed ...

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TWISTED SISTER Singer To Visit USS NIMITZ

The New York Post is reporting that TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider will visit the USS Nimitz this Thursday (Nov. 4) in the Pacific to tape crewmembers' requests for VH1 Classic's "All Request Video Hour" and video dedications to their families back home. The requests will air throughout Thanksgiving on VH1 Classic — the same ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED Announce New Singer

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have announced the addition of singer Dagon (HEATHEN DEITY) to the group's ranks. In addition, keybardist Pete has officially returned to the fold and "has settled in very well," according to a posting on the group's web site. "He has learnt the stuff very quickly and we are looking forward ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist To Record New Material

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson is in the process of writing material for a b-side he will be putting out with a single and a video early next year, according to a posting on his web site. In addition, he is planning on embarking on a tour of the U.K. and U.S. in January/February. ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Singer Gets Political: Is GEORGE BUSH A Fascist?

VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland has released the following political statement on the eve of the U.S. presidential elections: "Ever since the fall of the Soviet Union there has been a lack of a balance of power. This lacking has created an environment whereas any American president — or 'two' presidents with the same name ...

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