CATHEDRAL: Two-Disc Compilation Due In July

Earache Records will be issuing a two-CD collection of greatest hits and rarities from U.K. doomsters CATHEDRAL on July 27. Titled "The Serpent's Gold", the set will document CATHEDRAL's entire Earache period, with 27 tracks in total, clocking in at over 2 ½ hours. Disc 1 ("The Serpent’s Treasure") contains all of the band's greatest ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL: DAMAGEPLAN Has A Beautiful Future

DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell has told Canada's Chart Attack that he and his brother Vinnie Paul have every intention of continuing to live up to the partying reputation they'd earned during their lengthy run with PANTERA. "We go out and raise fuckin' hell — it's just in our blood," Darrell said. "We just stay burned ...

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BEHEMOTH: Irish Tour Dates Announced

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH will support their forthcoming album early next year with an extensive European tour, including three dates in Ireland. Support at the shows will come from SUPREME LORD, ANATA and an as-yet-unconfirmed fourth band. The Irish dates are as follows: Jan. 15 - Dublin, Whelans Jan. 16 - Derry, The Nerve Centre ...

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Report: SLIPKNOT Fans (a.k.a. Maggots) Take Manhattan

MTV.com is reporting that as a demonstration of his dedication, 23-year-old Brandon of Lancaster, Pennsylvania bussed it more than 160 miles to New York to meet up with roughly two dozen like-minded fanatics for the second installment of the Maggot March, a promotional get-together organized by SLIPKNOT's street team to spread the word about the ...

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Dying Teenager Receives Phone Call From METALLICA's ULRICH

Lanita Withers of News-Record.com is reporting that a terminally ill teenager got a phone call in April in the hospital from Lars Ulrich, the drummer from his favorite band, METALLICA. Band members had heard about Christopher's battles with a form of muscle cancer and phoned him before their concert in Charlotte. They invited him to ...

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RELAPSE To Release Companion Compilation To 'Choosing Death' Book

Relapse Records will release a companion CD compilation to coincide with the release of metal journalist Albert Mudrian's book "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" this fall. Titled "Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack", the 20-track CD will aurally illustrate Mudrian's tome with tracks from the biggest and most influential artists of ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Absence Of PETER And ACE Equals No More Drama

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently spoke to TheCelebrityCafe.com about his upcoming solo album and the status of the band that made him famous. Asked if his relationship with the rest of KISS is better now than before, Gene replied, "Now that Peter [Criss] and Ace [Frehley] are not in the band, yes. To be quite ...

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THE CROWN: Release Date Set For 'Crowned Unholy'

Metal Blade Records Europe has set an August 9 release date for THE CROWN's "Crowned Unholy". A bonus DVD will be included as well. "Crowned Unholy" is a remake of the band's fifth album, "Crowned In Terror", with re-recorded vocal tracks by Johan Lindstrand, re-recorded bass tracks by Magnus Olsfelt, a new version of the ...

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