BLACK 'N BLUE Tour Manager Stabbed

Week-TV reports that BLACK 'N BLUE tour manager is slightly injured after a stabbing that occurred in Downtown Peoria, Illinois Friday morning (October 31). The incident happened on a tour bus that was being used by BLACK 'N BLUE and the BULLETBOYS on their joint U.S. tour. According to witnesses, the driver of the bus ...

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SETH To Enter Studio In December

French black metal band SETH will enter Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland on December 4 to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due in February/March through Avantgarde Music. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are "Umbilical Cutting", "Xtasian Ostix" and "Co-existent Species". The group's lineup during the recording sessions will consist of ...

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AYREON Name New CD

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) has set "Ayreon: The Human Equation" as the title for the group's forthcoming CD, tentatively due in May 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the guest vocalists scheduled to appear on the album are James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER), Devon Graves (a.k.a. Buddy Lackey, DEAD SOUL TRIBE, ex-PSYCHOTIC WALTZ), Magnus ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Record Enough Music For Two New Albums

Mark Gorman from the VIRGIN STEELE Home Office has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "VIRGIN STEELE are back in the studio completing the final recordings and mixes on [vocalist] David DeFeis' 'Barbaric-Romantic Movie Of The Mind' ..... the 'Lilith' soundtrack. All is going quite well, and apparently there is enough ...

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Lawyer: VARG VIKERNES Considered Joining The French Foreign Legion

When BURZUM mastermind Varg Vikernes, known in his native Norway as "Greven" (Norwegian for "The Count"), failed to return to return to prison as scheduled following a short leave, he contemplated leaving Norway behind for good and joining the French Foreign Legion, according to the daily newspaper Nettavisen. "He had no concrete plan except that ...

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Police Called After MARILYN MANSON Cuts Show Short

TheKansasCityChannel.com reports that police were called out (KCTV Video) to control a crowd of concert-goers unhappy after MARILYN MANSON, featured attraction at a "Freakers Ball" event Thursday night (October 30), ended his show early when fans pushed down a barrier. According to accounts from people attending the concert at the Kansas City International ...

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JUDAS PRIEST On Verge Of Signing New Major Label Deal

JUDAS PRIEST are on the verge of signing a new major label deal in the States (rumored to be with Sony) following the group's split with Atlantic Records last year, guitarist Glenn Tipton has confirmed in a brand-new interview. The band's forthcoming CD — which is not expected to arrive before the second half of ...

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