JESTER'S FUNERAL: Upcoming Album to Be Released Through New Label

Despite published reports to the contrary, the forthcoming fourth album from German metallers JESTER'S FUNERAL will NOT surface through TTS Media Music. "We will present a new label in 2005," the band write on their web site. As previously reported, JESTER'S FUNERAL are collaborating with Jan D. Kucharzewski and American author/screenwriter John Shirley on the ...

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CANS: Band Lineup For 2000 DECIBEL Festival Appearance Revealed

HAMMERFALL frontman Joacim Cans will be joined by Danny Gill (guitar), Stefan Pascolino (bass) and Mark Zonder (drums, FATES WARNING) during his solo appearance (under the CANS moniker) at the 2000 Decibel festival May 21-22 in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). "Unfortunately neither Metal Mike [ex-HALFORD] nor Mat Sinner [PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER] will ...

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W.A.S.P.: U.K. Tour Photos Posted Online

W.A.S.P. kicked off their European headlining tour on May 3 in Dublin, Ireland. Photos of the group's May 8 performance at Rock City in Nottingham can be viewed at Wire Image. In related news, W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland recently spoke to Cenny from W.A.S.P. Morgue regarding his decision to rejoin W.A.S.P. and what ...

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AFTER FOREVER Part Ways With Keyboardist, Announce Replacement

Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal group AFTER FOREVER have parted ways with keyboardist Lando van Gils and have replaced him with Joost v.d. Broek, formerly of SUN CAGED. "Lando has decided to leave AFTER FOREVER because of personal reasons," according to a posting on the band's web site. "He left in good friendship and will put ...

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TRENT REZNOR: TAPEWORM Is Dead

NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor has officially confirmed in an online posting that the much-hyped TAPEWORM project — which was to feature contributions from A PERFECT CIRCLE/TOOL frontman Maynard Keenan and PANTERA's Phil Anselmo, among others — will probably never see the light of day. Asked by a fan for an update on the ...

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Death Metal Documentary Out On DVD

An in-depth look into the world of death metal has been captured on DVD in "Death Metal: A Documentary", the first documentary of its kind to offer first-person chronicles and anecdotes solely from the death metal musicians who shaped the genre, along with TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman Peter Steele, who is included because of his ...

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ANTHRAX: 'What Doesn't Die' Video Ban Lifted

MTV has officially lifted the ban on the zombie-infested promo clip for the song "What Doesn't Die" off of ANTHRAX's latest record, "We've Come For You All", according to a posting on the band's web site. Although the network initially banned the clip for violent content, the decision was eventually overturned for undisclosed reasons. When ...

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