MARILYN MANSON: Exclusive KROQ Halloween Show Announced

MARILYN MANSON has been confirmed to play the 8th Annual KROQ Halloween Costume Ball in California, according to MansonUSA.com. The event will take place on Saturday, October 30 at The Vault In Long Beach, CA. The only way attend this event is to listen to KROQ 106.7 and win tickets at 800-520-1067. Marilyn Manson recently ...

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CROWBAR: In Mixing Mode

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR are currently mixing their new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", in Miami, FL for a February 8, 2005 Stateside release through Candlelight Records. "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden" was produced by the working team of Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN). Brown also handled the bass duties on ...

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Premiere of NEAL MORSE's 'One' on RADIO FRONTIERS

Radio Frontiers will be premiering Neal Morse's (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) new album, "One", on October 21 at 9:00 p.m. EST. They will be playing the album in its entirety, including the bonus disc. The show will be co-hosted by Neal Morse, who will also be live in Radio Frontiers' chatroom. There will also be a phone-in ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES Issue Drummer's Post-Surgery Update

Swedish power metallers NOCTURNAL RITES have posted an update on the condition of drummer Owe Lingvall, who was involved in a serious accident at his summer house a couple of weeks ago, causing him to almost lose an eye. Commented the band: "Owe's surgery went really well and he would like to express his grattitude ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Eddie Rips Up The World

According to a posting at the IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com, IRON MAIDEN's upcoming tour will likely be called "Eddie Rips Up The World Tour", based on the various posters appearing for the already-announced dates. The trek will apparently comprise between 20 and 25 shows. It is unknown if this number represents the ...

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POISONBLACK: Finnish Date Scheduled

The current lineup of POISONBLACKVille Laihiala (vocals, guitar, also in SENTENCED), Janne Markus (guitar), Marco Sneck (keyboards), Antti Remes (bass) and Tarmo Kanerva (drums) — will make their live debut on October 29 at Hevimesta in Oulu, Finland. As previously reported, POISONBLACK have pushed back the projected release date of their sophomore album ...

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THE DARKNESS For BAND AID III

RTE.ie is reporting that THE DARKNESS are among the bands that will be involved in re-recording the BAND AID song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" Also set to participate are COLDPLAY and TRAVIS. The charity record would be designed to, once again, raise money to tackle the latest African famine crisis. Bob Geldof ...

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BELPHEGOR: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR will release a two-disc set in early December containing their early albums "The Last Supper" (1995) (with the original cover/booklet) and "Blutsabbath" (1997) (which has long been out of stock), plus a 24-page booklet — all for the price of single CD. "We are going to distribute the twin-monster ourselves ...

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GOREFEST Reform, Begin Work On New Material

Veteran Dutch metallers GOREFEST have reunited and are currently writing material for a new album. "They have rehearsed a few times now the first day they played a few old songs but the second day they already started to write new songs!" reads a posting on the group's official web site, Gorefest.nl. "Three ...

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