OZZY OSBOURNE To Release New Studio Album Next Year

OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde has already written and recorded material for the next Ozzy studio album, which is expected to surface sometime next year, according to www.blacklabelsociety.net. Meanwhile, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY are hard at work on a new studio album, "The Blessed Hellride", due in the spring through Spitfire Records. The follow-up to this ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's MIKKEY DEE In Swedish Eurodance Shocker!

MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee is set to join Swedish eurodance star E-TYPE on tour in January and February, Swedish newspaper GT has reported. E-TYPE has been one of the country's most successful artists over the past decade, with record sales in the million range. E-TYPE (real name Martin Eriksson) himself was a metal drummer in ...

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IRON MAIDEN: European Concert Ticket Update

IRON MAIDEN have posted the following update on the ticket situation for the group's upcoming European summer tour dates: "As you will see the shows in Scandinavia are nearly sold out so if you're thinking about getting a ticket we suggest you don't think about it too long! As many of you already know the ...

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MARTIN AIN To Sing On New CELTIC FROST Album

CELTIC FROST bassist Martin Ain will handle lead vocal duties on at least two songs on the band's upcoming studio effort, which is currently being recorded for a 2003 release. The band's frontman, Tom Gabriel Fischer, has posted the following update on the recording sessions for the upcoming CD, tentatively titled "Probe": "The vocals to ...

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Ex-DEEP PURPLE Keyboardist To Tour Australia

Former DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord has announced a series of dates for Australia. He will tour with an orchestra and perform music from albums such as "The Gemini Suite", "Sarabande" and "Pictured Within". Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 23 - Sydney Opera House – Sydney, AUS (Concerto) Jan. 25 - Sydney Opera House ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Announce U.S. Tour

Florida death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have announced the dates for their upcoming North American tour. They are as follows: Jan. 29 - Marquee Theater - Jacksonville, FL Jan. 30 - Will's Pub - Orlando, FL Jan. 31 - Liar's Club - Tampa, FL Feb. 01 - Beta Bar - Tallahassee, FL Feb. 02 - The ...

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DECEMBER: Cover-Bound!

Reno, Nevada's aggro-tech metal-core machine DECEMBER will be hitting the studio this month to record a few cover songs for miscellaneous compilations that will surface early next year. DECEMBER will be supporting Sweden's THE HAUNTED on a European tour in February. ...

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MANOWAR Re-Enter German Album Chart

Due to the huge success of the group's recent European tour and their many TV appearances, MANOWAR's latest album, "Warriors Of The World" has re-entered the German sales chart at No. 66. Meanwhile, the group's current single, "The Dawn Of Battle", has climbed nine positions to No. 50 on the Singles Chart. ...

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SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM To Commence Work On Sophomore CD

SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, the new band featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE), Kelly Gray (guitars, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), Damon Johnson (guitars, BROTHER CANE), Roman Glick (bass, BROTHER CANE) and Scotty Heard (vocals, SWEATY NIPPLES), will be going back into the studio in January to begin work on their sophomore CD. A late spring release is expected. ...

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