METALLICA's HETFIELD Pays Tribute To Country Music's 'Outlaw' Movement

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield performed a "mesmerizing metal version" of Waylon Jennings' "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand" during the "CMT Outlaws" concert taping Tuesday night (Sept. 7) at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. In addition, Hetfield dueted on "Mama Said" with original member of the "Wanted: The Outlaws" album, Jessi ...

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Report: Heavy Metal Music Causes Dogs To Howl And Growl

Reuters is reporting that heavy metal music causes dogs to howl and growl while classical music calms them down, according to research at the University of Belfast into the effect of different types of music on 50 canines. "Piano music with twittering birds and murmuring water apparently has a soothing effect on dogs," said a ...

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KATATONIA Side-Project DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE Split Up

DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, the Swedish side-project of KATATONIA guitarist Anders Nyström (a.k.a. Blakkheim), have officially split up. Nyström's statement on the matter is as follows: "Blakkheim has decided to put his solo project, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, to rest. Despite the commencement of a combined composing/recording process of a fifth album last year, the utterly slow progress along ...

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2TON PREDATOR Complete Work On New Album

Sweden's 2TON PREDATOR have completed work on their fourth full-length album at Antfarm Studios in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, ILLDISPOSED, MNEMIC, CATARACT). Two MP3 clips ("Diabolic" and "The Butchers Bill") from the upcoming CD are currently available for download at the band's official web site. The group, who were ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: New Air Date Announced For VH1 Special

VELVET REVOLVER's upcoming VH1 special, "(Inside)Out: The Rise of Velvet Revolver", has a new air date: Thursday, September 30 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The program, which was originally set to air in June, is described as a behind-the-scenes look at how VELVET REVOLVER got constructed, from the songwriting process to the singer search and studio ...

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KATAFALK Finish Recording New Demo

Dutch extreme death/thrashers KATAFALK recently finished recording four new songs for a promotional CD. The band, who were previously signed to the defunct Cold Blood Industries label, will use the recording to procure a new record deal. The tracks laid down during the sessions are: "Death's Contradiction", "God Pollution", "War Chant" and "She's My Darkness". ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Enter Studio In Early 2005

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL will enter the studio in January/February 2005 to begin recording their fifth album, tenatively due next summer through Nuclear Blast Records. The upcoming CD will be the follow-up to last year's "Hellvetia", which was recorded and mixed at Roxx studios in Pulheim, Germany with producer Stefan Kaufmann (ACCEPT, U.D.O.). No ...

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