Norway's Black Metal Elite To Pay Tribute To BATHORY Mastermind

A number of well-respected Norwegian black metal musicians will gather to perform a selection of classic BATHORY songs during Norway's Hole In The Sky Festival as a tribute to the group's mastermind Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg, who passed away earlier this month. So far, the following musicians have been confirmed to take part in this special ...

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Judge: No Disciplinary Action Against GUNS N' ROSES Riot Cops

CBC Online reports: Two Vancouver Police officers did not use excessive force at the GUNS N' ROSES riot in November 2002, says the retired judge who chaired a Police Complaints Commission hearing into the incident. Adjudicator Ross Collver has found Const. Reginald Forster did not use excessive force against concert-goer Robert Parent. Parent was struck ...

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AURA NOIR To Release New Album In August

Norwegian thrashers AURA NOIR will release their long-awaited new album, "Merciless", in late August on Tyrant Syndicate Records. Tyrant Syndicate Records is a new label started by Nocturno Culto of DARKTHRONE, and it is a division of Peaceville/Snapper Records. The AURA NOIR album will be the first of several albums to be released under the ...

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SILENCER To Enter Studio In August

Colorado metallers SILENCER will enter Flatline Audio studio in early August to begin tracking drums for their new CD. The remaining instruments will be recorded at Valkyrie Studios shortly thereafter. A tentative late 2004/early 2005 release is expected. The European edition of SILENCER's "Structures" EP, entitled "Found On The Sun", was released last October through ...

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BEATALLICA: Live Recordings Posted Online

BEATALLICA, the Midwestern band which "covers BEATLES songs in the style of METALLICA, infusing the lyrics and arrangements of Fab Four standards with wonderfully unsubtle references to METALLICA's songs and a spot-on imitation of James Hetfield's distinctive vocals" (Ice magazine), have uploaded three live tracks recorded at their first-ever concert on May 31 ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Talks About His Throat Problems

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has spoken to the Boston Herald about the throat problems that forced Boston's biggest rock band to cancel their shows last week. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Boston Herald: So, Steven, how's your throat? Steven Tyler: "It's simple. We're on tour for 5, 6, 7 months. If you get a ...

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