Report: Death Metal Comes Alive

Sean Piccoli of Sun-Sentinel.com reports that Brian Woody was by his own account a kid in a foul mood — an uprooted child of divorce living with his mother and sharing a bedroom with his brother. One day in those cramped environs he noticed a cassette tape lying on his brother's bed. He put it ...

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AFTER FOREVER Enter Dutch Album Chart At No. 56

AFTER FOREVER's recently issued mini-CD, "Exordium", has entered the official Dutch Album chart at position No. 56. Check out the entire chart here. As previously reported, "Exordium" — which contains four originals and two covers — was recorded at Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland with producers Hans Pieters and Dennis Leidelmeijer. The Dutch ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL: 'PANTERA Is Officially Over'

Former PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell recently spoke to the U.K.'s Rock Sound magazine about the current status of the band that is widely considered to be one of the most influential American metal acts of the '90s. When asked point-blank if PANTERA is officially over, Dimebag said, "Oh yeah, it's been officially over since our ...

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SLAYER: 'Apocalypse' Packaging Previewed

SLAYER fan site SlayerSaves.com has posted a "sneak peek" at the packaging for the group's "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" box set, which is set to be officially released tomorrow (Nov. 25) through American Recordings/Ume. Check it out here. As previously reported, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every SLAYER album since 1986, ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: 'We Are Kicking Serious Ass'

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Season's Greetings! "First of all, please accept my apology for the delay in this posting. These last 3 months have been extremely busy and I've been pretty overwhelmed with the workload. However, everything came to a screeching halt a ...

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'Sharon Osbourne Show' Lays Off Employees Despite 'Solid' Ratings

Despite solid ratings, "The Sharon Osborne Show" has just laid off 20 people, including music booker (and former "Rockline" producer/music scribe) Katherine Turman, according to Hits Daily Double. Although it's a hardly a runaway success, "The Sharon Osborne Show" appears to be finding an audience with the young MTV viewers who were big fans of ...

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Hardcore 'Supergroup' HAZEN STREET Recording Debut For Spring Release

HAZEN STREET, the new hardcore "supergroup" featuring Chad Gilbert (NEW FOUND GLORY) and David Kennedy (BOX CAR RACER) on guitar, bassist Hoya (MADBALL), drummer Mackie Jayson (CRO-MAGS, BAD BRAINS, SHELTER), and Toby Morse (H20) and Freddy Cricien (MADBALL) on vocals, are tracking their debut album with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., PAPA ROACH, SEPULTURA) for a ...

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