OZZY OSBOURNE: 'The Essential' CD Pushed Back

OZZY OSBOURNE's forthcoming two-disc "best of" set, titled "The Essential Ozzy Osbourne", has had its release date pushed back to Feb. 11 through Epic Records. "The Essential Ozzy Osbourne" reportedly features "digitally remastered" versions of the OZZY classics. There is no word yet if the compilation includes any songs from the "re-recorded" versions of OSBOURNE's ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Part Ways With Keyboardist

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have parted ways with keyboardist Aaron Zilch. "I'm sure (or relatively sure) that the rumors will start flying, so FOR THE RECORD, we have parted ways due to irreconcilable differences," stated bassist Chad Hanks in an online posting. "We'd rather not field a thousand questions regarding his departure, so if you feel ...

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LULLACRY Announce More Finnish Dates

LULLACRY have added another Finnish date to their upcoming schedule. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Feb. 28 – Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia Mar. 07 – Turku, FIN @ Säätämö LULLACRY have set an April 8 American release date through Century Media Records for their new CD, "Crucify My Heart". "Crucify My Heart" is ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Set American Release Date For Live CD

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW), have set a Feb. 25 American release date through SPV Records for their double live CD, "Past Times With Good Company". This release includes a new cover photo, different bonus track and alternate photos from those found on the European and Japanese versions. ...

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VOMITORY, TANKARD Confirmed For Sweden's MOTALA METAL FEST

Sweden's VOMITORY and Germany's TANKARD are the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year's Motala Metal Fest, set to take place on April 19 at Folkets Park in Motala, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the event is as follows: VADER TANKARD VOMITORY STORMWARRIOR FINNTROLL EVERGREY PARAGON AUTOPSY ...

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PHILM Announce Additional Date

PHILM, the new band featuring SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, CIVIL DEFIANCE/KKLEQ MUZZIL guitarist/vocalist Gerry Paul Nestler, and KKLEQ MUZZIL bassist Juan Antonio Perez, have added a date in Lombardo's hometown of Victorville, California at the end of February. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Feb. 19 - San Pedro, CA @ Sacred Grounds Feb. ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Guest On New PRAYING MANTIS CD

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White has contributed lead vocals to a couple of tracks on the upcoming PRAYING MANTIS album, titled "The Journey Never Ends". Also featured on the CD is ex-URIAH HEEP/GARY MOORE singer John Sloman. "[PRAYING MANTIS guitarist] Tino Troy gave me a call at the beginning of [last] ...

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SEVENDUST's MORGAN ROSE Set To Destroy With 'Alien Freak'

Vater Percussion officially launched a Morgan Rose (SEVENDUST) signature drumstick, dubbed "Alien Freak", at the NAMM 2003 show in early January. "Finally a stick for someone with one thing in mind: DESTRUCTION!" Rose proudly stated. "With the dual butt-end design, my Alien Freak gives you all the power you need without compromising one bit of ...

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