Newspaper: Radio Host Proclaims He Has Suicide Video

Robert Farley of the St. Petersburg Times reports a Chicago man says he has exclusive video of the much-hyped HELL ON EARTH performance Saturday night, including "crazy" footage that purports to show a sickly-looking man commiting suicide through "some sort of asphyxiation." But Shane Bugbee isn't necessarily buying that it's real. Bugbee, 34, said he ...

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HAMMERFALL To Appear On Swedish TV Gameshow

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "This Friday, at 20:00, Team HAMMERFALL will battle the Disco Babes in the nationally syndicated TV4 show 'Fortet'. Watch us go through various strenuous, complicated, disgusting and terrifying cells in our quest for the gold at the end of the ...

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DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE Enter Studio To Record New Album

Sweden's DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, the side-project of KATATONIA guitarist Anders Nyström (a.k.a. Blakkheim), have entered Studio Castillo in Stockholm with engineer David Castillo (live sound engineer for KATATONIA) to begin recording their fifth album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Avantgarde Music. The follow-up to 2001's "Death's Design" will be a musical "cross between 'Nightwork' (1998) ...

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KORN: New Album Pushed Back A Week

KORN have pushed back the projected release date of their sixth album, "Take a Look in the Mirror", to November 25 through Epic Records. The album's first single, "Right Now", is due to hit U.S. radio outlets during the coming days. According to the band's official web site, the forthcoming album "will contain between 10 ...

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SKEW SISKIN: Photos Of New Lineup Posted Online

Germany's SKEW SISKIN, the high-octane rock 'n' roll band fronted by the ball-busting Nina C. Alice, have posted pictures of their new lineup at their official web site. Check them out here. SKEW SISKIN are still putting the finishing touches to their new album, tentatively titled "Waste Your Youth", for a late 2003/early ...

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BRUJERIA Confirm Two More Shows

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares (a.k.a. El Asesino), have announced two more shows later this month. The group, whose current lineup is completed by vocalist El Brujo, NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo), and drummer Nick Barker (a.k.a. Hong Jr., DIMMU BORGIR, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), will ...

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BEHEMOTH Split With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH have parted ways with session guitarist Havok and are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties can contact the group at [email protected] Comments guitarist/vocalist Nergal, "Havok decided to part his ways with BEHEMOTH. Lately he's been struggling [with] some personal problems. As a result he lost interest in this band, and the ...

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SENTENCED Embroiled In 'Nazi' Controversy

Finland's SENTENCED have been accused of being secret "Nazi" sympathizers after penning a song in support of their local hockey team which contains lyrics that allegedly include the motto used by the Hitler Youth organization (Hitler Jugend) during the 1930s. This past summer, SENTENCED were approached by the representatives of the Oulu-based hockey ...

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