GRAVE: European Tour Dates Announced

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Dec. 02 – Copenhagen, DEN @ The Rock* Italian Tour 2004 w/ ROTTING CHRIST & Guest: Dec. 17 – Porto, ITA @ D'Ascoli Dec. 18 – Catania, ITA @ Easy Rider Club Dec. 19 - Codevilla Pavia, ITA @ Thunder ...

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AKERCOCKE Split With Guitarist

The U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE have parted ways with guitarist Paul Scanlan. "The other members of the band feel that an injection of new blood would be the best way to achieve maximum creativity shaping their second album for Earache Records," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Scanlan's contribution to the ...

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Former HADES Guitarist Gets HBO Air Time

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has issued the following update: "All this week you can hear my Blabbermouth-inspired song 'BONjour', from my new CD ('Nice Being Alone') on HBO's 'Inside The NFL'. My buds, comedians Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, are usually on the last five minutes of the show — which airs new shows ...

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SPAWN Finalize Track Listing, Artwork For New Album

German death metal band SPAWN have revealed the cover artwork and track listing for their new album, "Human Toxin", due on December 13 via Morbid Records. "Human Toxin" was recorded at DailyheroRecordings Studios and mastered at Mega Wimp Sound (DISINTER, DYING FETUS, HAEMORRHAGE). The group had previously toured Europe with KRISIUN and CRYPTOPSY, among others. ...

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STAIND Guitarist Speaks Out On NBA Near-Riot

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has weighed in on the near-riot that took place at theDetroit Pistons-Indiana Pacers basketball game last Friday (Nov. 19). He told Launch Radio Networks that the players needed to show more restraint. "You gotta know the line," he said. "And I've been hit with stuff on stage, but you know what? ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Perform For PRINCE CHARLES

Scotsman.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne will perform at this year's Royal Variety show, it was announced today. The rocker — who grappled with a burglar at his Surrey mansion earlier this week — will give his only U.K. performance of the year. Wife Sharon will also take the stage at the event, held at ...

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STURMGEIST: SOLEFALD Side Project To Release Debut In January

STURMGEIST, the solo project of SOLEFALD mastermind Cornelius von Jackhelln, will release its debut album, "Meister Mephisto", on January 24, 2005 via Season of Mist. According to an official press release, the CD, which features guest appearances by members of BORKNAGAR, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER and DIABOLIC, "will take you on a hellride to Goethe's Weimar, ...

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