SLAYER: 'Apocalypse' Packaging Previewed

SLAYER fan site SlayerSaves.com has posted a "sneak peek" at the packaging for the group's "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" box set, which is set to be officially released tomorrow (Nov. 25) through American Recordings/Ume. Check it out here. As previously reported, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every SLAYER album since 1986, ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: 'We Are Kicking Serious Ass'

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Season's Greetings! "First of all, please accept my apology for the delay in this posting. These last 3 months have been extremely busy and I've been pretty overwhelmed with the workload. However, everything came to a screeching halt a ...

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'Sharon Osbourne Show' Lays Off Employees Despite 'Solid' Ratings

Despite solid ratings, "The Sharon Osborne Show" has just laid off 20 people, including music booker (and former "Rockline" producer/music scribe) Katherine Turman, according to Hits Daily Double. Although it's a hardly a runaway success, "The Sharon Osborne Show" appears to be finding an audience with the young MTV viewers who were big fans of ...

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Hardcore 'Supergroup' HAZEN STREET Recording Debut For Spring Release

HAZEN STREET, the new hardcore "supergroup" featuring Chad Gilbert (NEW FOUND GLORY) and David Kennedy (BOX CAR RACER) on guitar, bassist Hoya (MADBALL), drummer Mackie Jayson (CRO-MAGS, BAD BRAINS, SHELTER), and Toby Morse (H20) and Freddy Cricien (MADBALL) on vocals, are tracking their debut album with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., PAPA ROACH, SEPULTURA) for a ...

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REFUSED: Posthumous DVD To Surface In Early 2004

Defunct Swedish post-hardcore rockers REFUSED will see their legacy chronicled via the "Refused Are Fucking Dead" collection, which will be comprised of never-before-seen material and videos, according to MTV.com. Meanwhile, REFUSED's landmark 1998 album, "The Shape of Punk to Come", has been remixed and remastered in 5.1 surround DVD audio format, and is scheduled for ...

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WALTARI To Release New Single

Finland's WALTARI will release their new single, "Life Without Love / One Day", on Dec. 15 in Germany. It will include two new songs from the forthcoming album and a "weird remix" by ex-FAITH NO MORE bassist Billy Gould. The complete track listing for the single is as follows: 01. Life Without Love (club mix) ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Land Two Songs In 'Hellboy' Trailer

Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR beat out hundreds of other bands to land two songs in the trailer of the upcoming movie "Hellboy". The supernatural action adventure film, which was written and directed by Guillermo Del Toro ("Blade 2") and based on the enormously popular Dark Horse Comics series of the same name, will be ...

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