OZZY OSBOURNE: I'll Break SIMON COWELL's Nose

Fiona Cummins of Mirror.co.uk is reporting that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have launched a fierce attack on her fellow "X Factor" presenter Simon Cowell. Sharon, who has accused Cowell of rigging the result of the hit ITV talent show, said: "Ozzy warned me at the beginning 'You're not going to win'. "Even if I had ...

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FACE DOWN To Enter Studio Next Weekend

FACE DOWN, the reunited Swedish outfit featuring former THE HAUNTED singer Marco Aro, will enter Offbeat Studio in Stockholm next weekend (Oct. 30-31) to record three new songs: two brand new tracks ("Strife" and an as-yet-untitled number) as well as a reworking of an old unreleased song, now known as "Heretic". "These three songs are ...

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THE PROVENANCE To Release New Album In January

Swedish progressive goth/death metallers THE PROVENANCE will release their third full-length effort, "How Would You Like To Be Spat At", in January via Italy's Scarlet Records. The 53-minute follow-up to 2003's "Still At Arms Length" was recorded at Gesperrt Studios over a two-month period and is said to contain ten "brutally honest and rigid songs." ...

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INSENSE Sign With BLACK BALLOON RECORDS

Norwegian extreme metallers INSENSE have inked a deal with Black Balloon Records. The group's sophomore album, "Soothing Torture", is scheduled for release in early 2005. INSENSE have been around since 1999 and released their debut album on U.S. label This Dark Reign in 2002. "Soothing Torture" track listing: 01. Helplessness 02. Making Up for Lost ...

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MUMMIFICATION Sign With BRUTALIZED RECORDS

California death grinders MUMMIFICATION have signed a two-album contract with Brutalized Records. The first CD, "Runes of Blood", will be out in January of 2005 and will feature nine "brutal tracks of original death grind mayhem," according to a press release. The album will be recorded and engineered by Juan Urteaga of the band VILE ...

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BETZEFER: New Video Posted Online

Israeli metallers BETZEFER have posted a video for the track "Downlow" at their official web site. Also available for download is an MP3 of the song "Early Grave". Both tracks come off the band's recently completed album, which was recorded at CCR Studio in Belgium. Mixing duties were handled by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, ...

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AMERICAN HEARTBREAK To Support RICHIE SCARLET In California

San Francisco-based rockers AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, featuring ex-JETBOY guitarist Billy Rowe and former EXODUS bassist Mike Butler, will be supporting RICHIE SCARLET on four Northern California dates beginning on October 27 at The Pound SF in San Francisco. Richie Scarlet is known affectionately as "The Emperor of Rock" and has played with FREHLEY'S COMET (feturing original ...

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KOLDBRANN Sign New Record Deal

Norwegian black metallers KOLDBRANN have signed a contract with the German record- and distribution company Twilight-Vertrieb. Twilight-Vertrieb will re-issue the group's long-sold-out debut album, "Nekrotisk Inkvisition", on CD and LP as well as release the band's next full-length album, tentatively scheduled for 2005. The release date for "Nekrotisk Inkvisition" is set for November 29. The ...

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