CHILDREN OF BODOM Hire SINERGY Axeman For Upcoming Tour

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have recruited SINERGY/ex-STONE axeman Roope Latvala as the session guitarist for the remainder of their world tour in support of their latest CD, "Hate Crew Deathroll". "When [former guitarist] Alexander ["Aku" Kuoppala] left the band we were left in a difficult situation: how to keep on going [without a second guitarist]," ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'I'm Clean As A Whistle'

SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo recently told Dave Ferman of the Dallas Star-Telegram that he has been "clean as a whistle" for more than a year and that one of his joys now is working out. A lot. "I work out three times a week, and I'm strong as an ox," he said. "I love ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'OZZY's Legacy Is Now Incredibly Tarnished'

Ronnie James Dio recently spoke to Bob Ruggiero of the Houston Press about the man whom he replaced at the helm of BLACK SABBATH, Ozzy Osbourne. Calling Ozzy "a mumbling, semi-conscious reality sitcom star who shuffles around in his sweatpants scooping up dog shit and being dominated by his shrewish wife and spoiled-ass kids," Ruggiero ...

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CENTINEX Push Back Album Release, Part Ways With Drummer

Sweden's CENTINEX have revised the track listing for their forthcoming album, "Decadence - Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos", tentatively due in early 2004 through Candlelight Records. "Decadence - Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos" was recorded and mixed at Black Lounge Studios between June 23 and July 20, and contains nine tracks, including an instrumental piece written and ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Offers Support To Women Inmates

Stefanie Frith of The Press-Enterprise is reporting that Sharon Osbourne, wife of former BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne, was at the California Institution for Women near Chino this week filming a segment for her new daytime talk show, "The Sharon Osbourne Show", which premieres Sept. 15 on the WB network. A web site promo describes ...

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TIAMAT: New Album Details Revealed

TIAMAT have finalized the track listing for their eighth studio album, "Prey", due on October 27 through Century Media Records. The self-produced CD, which is being described as one of mainman Johan Edlund's most personal recorded statements to date, was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Although it is not a concept ...

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