OMNIUM GATHERUM To Record In The Spring

Finnish "new wave" death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM are busy writing and demoing new material for their sophomore album, tentatively due next summer. The follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, "Spirits and August Light", is scheduled to be recorded late spring 2004 with engineer Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland and will be ...

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ZAKK WYLDE's Bullseye Guitar To Be Auctioned Off For Charity

Zakk Wylde's Bullseye guitar is currently being auctioned off on eBay, with proceeds going to help victims of the Rhode Island nightclub fire. The auction will last until December 20. The guitar was originally raffled by Daddy's Junky Music in Warwick, Rhode Island and raised over $6,400, which was donated to the fund. The "Doc" ...

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NOSTRADAMEUS Drummer Checks In From Recording Studio

NOSTRADAMEUS drummer Esko Salow has posted the following message on the band's web site: "Hello Nostras!! Just wanted to tell you that the recordings of the fourth NOSTRADAMEUS album is going as planed. [Guitarist] Jake [Fredén] and [vocalist] Freddy [Persson] recorded their first parts [on Nov. 11] and during that week Jake recorded all his ...

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Former ANGEL DUST Bassist Joins COUNTER CLOCKWISE

Former ANGEL DUST bassist Frank Banx has joined Indianapolis-based metallers COUNTER CLOCKWISE. The band are currently working on their debut album, tentatively due in the spring. Download the group's early-2003 three-song demo in MP3 format: 01. Do You Believe (mp3) 02. No More Faith (mp3) 03. Taste the Darkness (

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MANOWAR Guitarist Wins Motocross Racing Event

MANOWAR guitarist Karl Logan received First Place in the category 250B (Amateur) at this year's Western NY Off-Road Association motocross racing event. Karl's title is a "great victory" after the accident he had a couple of years ago — the details of which can be seen in the "Hell On Earth Part 3" double DVD ...

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NYC Street Named For JOEY RAMONE

The corner of Second Street and Bowery near the legendary CBGBs club in New York City has been officially christened "Joey Ramone Place" for THE RAMONES' lead singer, who died of cancer in 2001 at 49. Check out pictures from Film Magic, Newsday. "Joey was a true New Yorker," said bandmate ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: ' I Was Sexually Abused As A Child'

Ozzy Osbourne has said in a newspaper interview that he was sexually abused as a child. The former BLACK SABBATH frontman said the abuse took place when he was a schoolboy in Birmingham. "I was sexually abused as a kid," Osbourne, 54, said in an interview splashed across three pages of Monday's (Dec. 1) Daily ...

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OMEN To Support HELLOWEEN In Texas

Classic metallers OMEN have been confirmed to support HELLOWEEN at three Texas dates in January. In addition, the band will perform a special CD-release show in December. Upcoming OMEN dates: Dec. 12 - The Indigo - Dallas, TX Jan. 22 - The Engine Room - Houston, TX (w/ HELLOWEEN) Jan. 23 - White Rabbit - ...

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DESTRUCTOR Continue Writing For New Album

DESTRUCTOR, Cleveland, Ohio's legendary power/thrash band, are hard at work writing and demoing new material for the follow-up to their very successful "Sonic Bullet" EP, released on Auburn Records earlier this year. New songs include "Skull Splitter", "Unleashed", "Immortal Metal", "Unearth The Earth", "We Are Ready", "Damage Control" and a reworked version of "Smash Your ...

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