CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI: I Can't Handle MARILYN MANSON's Fakeness

CRADLE OF FILTH singer Dani Filth has slammed MARILYN MANSON as "fake" and recounted an incident a couple of years back where the two parties came face-to-face — a meeting that ended with less than spectacular results. When asked by Britain's Metal Hammer magazine if he is interested in the kind of all-encompassing, multi-faceted career ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Meets Canadian Guitarist For Tea

Canada's internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Liona Boyd and Ozzy Osbourne finally sat down for a tete-a-tete last week, according to Jam! Osbourne and Boyd live across the street from each other in Beverly Hills. Boyd made headlines in Canada last summer after being mistaken for a noisy neighbor that the Osbourne family was feuding with. ...

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ABATTOIR Frontman Joins DREAMS OF DAMNATION

Los Angeles-based thrashers DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring former DARK ANGEL axeman Jim Durkin, have announced the addition of rhythm guitarist Steve Gaines (ABATTOIR, PAGAN WAR MACHINE) into the band. The new, five-piece lineup debuted at the Metal For Cancer benefit on March 1. Steve Gaines shared his thoughts on joining D.O.D.: "I am honored and ...

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PITCHSHIFTER's Live CD Takes A Detour

Britain's PITCHSHIFTER have issued an apology to their fans who tried to buy their new live album, "Bootlegged, Distorted, Remixed & Uploaded", on the day of release. Due to very unexpected circumstances, instead of arriving in the shops on time, the CDs took a swift detour into the offices of HM Custom & Excise. Commented ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Frontman To Reissue Solo Album

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Al Atkins will re-release his 1994 solo album, "Heavy Thoughts", on May 5 through Market Square Records. Worldwide distribution will be handled by Koch International. Atkins' last solo album, "Victim Of Changes", was released through Neat Records in 1998, and featured several classic PRIEST songs written by Al, such as "Never ...

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CENTINEX Name Upcoming CD, Prepare To Enter Studio

Sweden's CENTINEX have set "Decadence - Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos" as the title for their next full-length album. The CD will include nine tracks, one being an instrumental piece written and performed by Peter Pettersson from Swedish goth/industrial act ARCANA. The album will be recorded and mixed at Black Lounge Studios between June 23 and ...

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SETH To Reissue First Mini-CD, Early Demo

French black metal band SETH have announced plans to reissue their first mini-CD, "By Fire, Power Shall Be", along with their very first demo "Apocalyptic Desires". These two efforts, originally released in 1997 and 1996 respectively, were sold out for a long time and are considered to be sought-after items by many. This "exceptional" new ...

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FINNTROLL Guitarist Passes Away At Age 25

FINNTROLL/IMPALED NAZARENE guitarist Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta died this morning in Finland at the age of 25. A message posted on FINNTROLL's official web site states simply, "Our dear friend and guitar player passed away on Sunday morning. This is a extremely heavy blow for us and everyone who ever knew this man. We hope that ...

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