OZZY OSBOURNE: 'Merry [Bleeping] Christmas'

The Osbourne clan — Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly and Jack — sent out a Christmas card this year that features the heavy metal wildman and his family flipping the bird on the front, according to the New York Post. Open the card and Ozzy's voice yells: "Merry [bleeping] Christmas! Rock and roll!" Inside is the family ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Chilean Dates Rescheduled

DEATH ANGEL's tour of Chile, which was originally set to take place earlier in the month, has been rescheduled for mid-January. The new dates are as follows: Jan. 17 - Valparaiso, CHL @ Pub Klandestino Jan. 18 - Santiago, CHL @ Carrera Theatre The reunited Bay Area band, who recently announced plans to record a ...

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ADEMA To Commence Pre-Production On New CD

ADEMA will start pre-production on their sophomore album on Jan. 6 in Los Angeles, California. The band, who feature in their ranks Jonathan Davis' little half-brother Marky Chavez, will be collaborating with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., BLINDSIDE, SEPULTURA) on the CD, tentatively due in late spring/early summer through Arista Records. ...

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GODSMACK, SEVENDUST To Team Up For U.S. Tour

GODSMACK and SEVENDUST are tentatively planning to team up for a U.S. tour in March. GODSMACK's new CD, "Faceless" — the group's first with drummer Shannon Larkin (ex-AMEN) — is set for release on Apr. 8, 2003 through Republic/Universal Records. ...

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Former RAINBOW/MSG Frontman To Perform Special Concert In L.A.

Former RAINBOW/MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP frontman Graham Bonnet will be performing a special concert at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Friday, Feb. 21, 2003. The one-off show, which will also include appearances by Graham's bandmates from the IMPELLITTERI "System X" sessions (excluding mainman Chris Impellitteri), will reportedly consist of over an hour of the 55-year-old singer's ...

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HALFORD 'Fourging The Furnace' In January

HALFORD have set "Fourging The Furnace" as the title for their upcoming Japan-only EP, due on Jan. 22, 2003 through JVC Records. The complete track listing for the CD (view cover art here) is as follows: 01. Wrath Of God 02. Handing Out Bullets 03. Fugitive 04. She 05. Betrayal (video clip) 06. ...

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KROKUS Set Release Date For 'Rock The Block'

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have set Jan. 18, 2003 as the release date through WEA Switzerland of their new album, "Rock The Block". The CD, which was recorded at Soundlake Studio in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the group's first since being rejoined by vocalist Marc Storace and guitarist Fernando Von Arb. KROKUS still stand as ...

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MASTERPLAN Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, have been confirmed to appear at next year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists currently set to perform at Bang Your ...

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SUSPERIA Split With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Technical Norwegian black metallers SUSPERIA have reportedly split with Nuclear Blast Records after releasing two full-length albums through the label. The band, who are said to be talking to STREET LEGAL mastermind Björn Boge about producing their next studio effort (Boge had served as the "vocal coach/producer" during the recording sessions for this year's "Vindication"), ...

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